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You are invited to the Toastmasters International District 74 (Southern Africa) Maxicon Conference to be held at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.
Thursday 18 May to Sunday 21 May 2006

PlayCon 2006 – Making Public Speaking Fun!

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The programme

Click on Playcon programme for more info on the programme. Here's an overview:

Playcon -- day by day

  • Beer tasting on Thursday 18 May 2006 (Sponsored by Bavaria Breweries)
  • Friday 19 May: Playcon Keynote Speakers
  • Saturday 20 May: Parallel "Playshops" and Discussion groups
  • Saturday is also the finals of THREE public speaking Playcon Contests Who will be the region's best speaker in 2006?

Getting there

Where to stay

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on the conference, please go to the official site at or click Playcon FAQ
(If you have anything to add to these questions, please click "edit" and add them!
The Playcon committee -- and other ordinary toastmasters -- may be able to answer your question).
For general tips on speaking, including tips on winning competitions, see Speaking
For District 74-specific news, click District 74
Also, explore the categories at the bottom of this, and other pages.

Who's competing

Click on District 74 for details of the latest contests as they come in. If you've just been to a contest, put the names and details on the District 74 page for other people to see!

Highlights of the Conference

  • See Southern Africa’s top speakers compete in the finals of the World Championships of Public Speaking
  • Learn about First Steps in Public Speaking, Speechwriting, How to develop your Creativity, Humorous Public Speaking, Competitive Speaking in a selection of interactive workshops and discussion groups
  • Hear local keynote speakers on how you can motivate others by adding fun to your work and to your training programmes
  • Learn about Toastmasters International and how this world-wide non-profit organisation can help you and your own community and organisation!

Details of the programme so far

See for the final programme

  • If you're not growing, you're dying. Lessons from Eagles - Dr David Molapo
  • Adding Humour to Business Presentations – Rod Taylor
  • Say it like you mean it - Voice coaching with Delia Thompson, the Communication Academy
  • Discovering the creativity of your right brain.
  • Mini public speaking course modules 1 & 2 (for the non-member and newer member)
  • "Oh no, not training again!" - games trainers play
  • Speechcraft for Fun and Profit – a “how to” course
  • It’s not just how you say it – it’s what you say, too -- Speechwriting

Wish List

What would you like to see at the conference? Please list it here: Wish List

Toastmasters Shop

Place Playcon advance orders here for Toastmasters goodies. Click on the Playcon advance orders link.

Getting there


Electronic networking board

  • Hook up with individuals who are going

Notices -- Lost and found, etc

Useful contact numbers

You can get the phone numbers from the official Playcon site at Here are the mail addresses.

Convenor: Kerryn House

Registrations: Rob Douglas

Marketing: Cindy McAdam

Venue: Lisa Fisher

Attendance: Beauty Zondi

Cheron Keller

Conference Organisational team resources

Marketing Team

The aim is to have 500 people at the conference. We want:

  • Number (500 attendees)
  • Scope (Diversity -- age, disability, race, country, TM/non-TM, Gender)
  • Interaction

  • A Presentation you can use if you are an Area Governor, VPPRs, VPM etc

How to use this site

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It would probably take several months for you and I just to decide on what needs to be in a resource like that. Then we either have to write it or commission other people to write it. Then we have to edit what they submit.

That's probably a two-year process.

The alternative, is that I visit an on-line resource, looking for, say, Table Topics. I find NOTHING. So I add one little idea.

Then you come along, looking for table topics ideas. You find my idea. So you add one of your own.

To see this in action, visit the very real Toastmasters wiki at

Now we've got two ideas -- and we're using each other's knowledge. That's the idea behind this wiki.

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