Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield’s strong presence fronting updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, is an example of the importance of being able to command an audience, be an effective communicator, and speak with confidence.
Using self-paced learning, Toastmasters undertake an educational programme that promotes these competencies, and also teaches effective listening, thinking on your feet, leadership skills, and giving and receiving constructive feedback.
Amid lockdown, many of New Zealand’s Toastmasters clubs have transitioned to holding their regular meetings online to allow the continuation of personal and professional development while providing social interaction.
To find a meeting near you, visit http://www.toastmasters.org.nz/find_your_voice
Good Morning Upper Hutt! 💛🖤
Week two of the school holidays! 🛒
We have heaps of great specials this week, including pizzas 🍕, Mixed Savouries and Cup Cakes 🧁🧁
Remember to pick up a colouring competition from the Lotto counter this week - entries close on the 22nd July, with thanks to Activation! 🐻
Have a great week, Upper Hutt community! 💛🖤
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.
One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.