Stephen Preston formally received his Distinguished Toastmaster Award at the recent Convention at Waipuna in Auckland. Stephen joined Toastmasters in July 2007, joining the Twin Towers and Twilight Talkers Clubs. He has held most committee roles including the Presidency of Twin Towers in 2008-2009, and of Wellington Professional Toastmasters Club this current year. During the 2009-2010 Toastmaster year he was Area Governor for E7 and he is looking forward to being Area Governor for E2 this coming year. Stephen belongs to Wellington Professional, Mount Victoria and Business Breakfast Toastmasters.
President's Distinguished Award achieved 8 years in a row!
17 July 2011
The Business Breakfast Toastmasters Club has been awarded its eighth President's Distinguished Award running.
From the 2003/2004 Toastmasters year to this year the club has consistently achieved the high standards required to receive this award.
The President's Distinguished Award is the highest possible in the Distinguished Club Program, which is designed to ensure a thriving club where all members are able to pursue their goals. It sets a variety of goals, such as a certain number of new members, Competant Communicators awarded, Competant Leaders awarded, etc, and awards a point for each goal achieved. To be recognised as a President's Distinguished club, at least 9 of the 10 possible points must be achieved.
As a President's Distinguished club for eight years running, the Business Breakfast Toastmasters Club has a proven track record of helping Wellingtonians conquer their fear of speaking and improve their speaking skills.
New Zealand Champion for 2009 joins BBC Toastmasters
26 September 2009
Earlier this year, BBC Toastmasters was very happy to receive the national champion into its ranks. Sarah joins us with several years' experience. So far she has delighted the club with her experiences of walking the Milford Track, discovering New Zealand's longest waterfall and what it was like for her accountancy practice to be threatened with a siege by protesters.
Club of the New Zealand & International Champion for 2008
Wellingtonian to compete for International speaking title
30 May 2008
Wellingtonian Sanjiv Jetly will represent New Zealand at the Toastmasters International speech contest in Canada in August. He will be competing for the title of "World Champion of Public Speaking" during Toastmasters’ annual International Convention in Calgary, Alberta on 13-16 August.
An enthusiastic toastmaster Mr Jetly says he is excited by the opportunity to have his public speaking skills tested on the international stage.
Mr Jetly qualified by winning the NZ International Speech Contest at the recent Toastmaster New Zealand Awards held in Rotorua. He gave a motivational speech on the subject of keeping a positive attitude.
This is a significant achievement for Mr Jetly, considering the experience of the 7 other competitors, that he has been a member for 2 years and this was the first District conference he had attended.
The club congratulates Mr Jetly on his achievement, and thanks him for the time and effort he put into representing our club.
Mr Jetly's achievement demonstrates the high standards and quality programme on offer at the Business Breakfast Toastmasters club.
New Zealanders have twice won the world title - Brett Rutledge (1998) and David Nottage (1996), both of Auckland.