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Making History

Toastmasters make history every time they say “yes”. They empower themselves and make personal history. Public speaking is feared as much as death by most. Toastmasters conquer their fear and speak anyway.

Obscure events in history on 23 August. Every day is filled with history.

  • the first rumblings of Mount Vesuvius on the feast of Vulcan in the year 79
  • the opening of the first one-way street (in London) in 1617
  • the capture of the largest frog at 3.3kg in 1960
  • a 15-year-old boy hijacks a KLM Boeing 737 in 1987
  • the hashtag is invented in 2007

Make personal history and join Transformers Toastmasters on 23 August 2021 and change your life; stop living in obscurity!

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It's a new year and a new club committee

Toastmasters has been successful for almost 100 years (founded in 1024) because it is a learning organisation. This means that the people managing the clubs are also learning. On 30 June each year the entire management - of every club, area, division, district and region - is relieved of their responsibilities and a newly elected management team takes over on 1 July. The members elect their management team.

Here is the management team that will guide Transformers Toastmasters until 30 June 2022.

Transformers Survivor 2020

What is Survivor Transformers Toastmasters style?

Survivor is a competition in three rounds with four tribes and one winner. The competition revolves around impromptu storytelling – the kind of stories you would expect to hear at a fireside.

Round 1 pits 16 speakers, 4 from each tribe, randomly against each other to see who can tell the best story when presented with a number of images (projected on screen, with a prompt monitor for the speaker) so that the images blend into the narrative of the story.

Round 2 sees 6 surviving speakers and an immunity winner develop stories using real objects.

Round 3 has only 2 survivors and an immunity winner build their final stories of intrigue with a map, a city and a clue.

Tribes consist of 8 tribe members each, 4 speakers and each speaker brings a sponsor. The Tribes will be randomly selected from the registration forms. Once the Tribes have been announced the members of each Tribe may whatever they choose to create a tribal identity. The tribe will vote out their own speaker members in Tribal Council. When a speaker member is voted out, he/she will return to the audience and form part of the non-tribal voting quorum.

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Voting for round 1:

The entire audience, tribal members and non-tribal members will vote for the best speaker. This speaker gets immunity into round 2.

Each tribe then goes to Tribal Council (Break-away Room). At Tribal Council the sponsors may discuss the strategy for the secret vote (speakers must sit and listen). The secret vote is to vote out 2 speaker members (and their sponsors).

The 8 remaining speakers – 2 from each tribe – will be compared to the vote by the entire audience and the 2 lowest scoring speakers (and their sponsors) will be sent out.

This is how the 6 speakers and 1 immunity recipient will be selected for round 2.

Voting for round 2:

The tribes will (only the remaining speaker members and their sponsors) will each participate in a quiz in full view of the audience.

The tribe winning the quiz will select 1 speaker member to receive immunity into round 3. The tribe winning the quiz will choose which of the other 3 tribes they want to merge with. The other 2 tribes will merge by default.

The 2 merged tribes will go into their new Tribal Councils. The sponsors will again discuss the strategy for the secret vote. This time the secret vote is to vote for 1 speaker member to go to round 3.

This is how the 2 speakers and 1 immunity recipient will be selected for round 3.

Voting for round 3:

The original 8 members of each tribe will return to their original Tribal Councils and will vote for an ultimate survivor from the 3 round 3 speakers. The non-tribal audience will also vote for an ultimate survivor. The final vote will be read out and the ultimate survivor will be announced.

Model Agenda:

17h30 Registration

18h00 Opening of Survivor 2020 by the Transformers Club President

18h05 Hand over to the Survivor Host for Round 1

            Explanation of the competition, announcement of the Tribes and draw for speaking order

18h15 Round 1

19h05 Voting for Round 1 for immunity to Round 2

19h10 Recess

19h20 Tribal Council to vote out 2 speaker members per tribe

19h30 Announcing the speakers for Round 2

            Round 2

20h00 Immunity Quiz

20h15 Tribal Council to vote for Round 3 speakers in merged tribes

20h25 Announcing the speakers for Round 3

            Round 3

20h45 Tribal Council and audience voting

20h50 Recess

21h00 Reading of the votes and awarding the ultimate survivor and audience lucky draw.

21h15 Vote of thanks

21h20 On a Point by the Transformers Toastmasters President.

21h25 Close