Dear Toastmaster and Friend of Toastmasters,

When did you last feel stagawompshed? I used to belong to a dance group and we used that word to express our feeling of being over-awed. That’s how I feel now, at the end of an exhilarating process; editing, designing and laying out the Sauti ya Toastmasters newsletter, Volume 5 issue 3 (Jan to March 2023).

There was a gap in that area of design and lay-out for this issue, and most of the skilled people were busy; as you may know there are intense preparations towards the Toastmasters East Africa Conference (TEACON) in Dar es Salaam from 19 to 21 May.

With my learning hat on, I began page after page and 22 pages later, with encouragement from dear friends like Wangu Kamundia and editorial nudging from Kevin Rubia, the newsletter is out.

Toastmasters is indeed a creative space to explore your imaginative growth.

How do we motivate leaders? Find out from Club Growth Director Wilson Asiimwe.

Do we really need to make people redo their speeches? Read Programme Quality Director, Distinguished Toastmaster Connie’s article.

What is the end goal? Learn from District Director Emilia Siwingwa, DTM

Do you know the Division contest speech winners, gearing for TEACON?

What’s the best way to negotiate? Jude Odele from Ntinda Toastmasters shares insightful tips.

Do you know what? Here is the newsletter, attached. Read it and let us know what you think.

For any letters to the editor, kindly email

Enjoy reading!

Be the B.E.S.T

Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, DTM
Founding Editor of the Sauti ya Toastmasters District 114 Newsletter
Member of Bukoto Toastmasters Club