TAR College Toastmasters’ Meetings 2014

(Every Alternate 1st Friday, 2nd Saturday, 3rd Friday, 4th Saturday)

Fridays: 5.30PM – 8.30PM

Saturdays: 9AM – 12PM

Venue: R001, Boardroom, Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business (FAFB, formerly known as SBS)


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TARC Toastmasters Meeting#119

Fellow Toastmasters,

What’s your favourite memory of home?
Was it your mom’s favourite cooking? The sweet aroma of baked cake that filled the air? Or fighting over the remote control at home? Could it be also on how you have the battle of the fork/chopstick to grab the last fried chicken on the dinner table?
Whatever bittersweet memory that is, most of us have this tugging feeling to return to somewhere where we can belong.
And that is Home Where the Heart is.
 
Join us to relive the sweet moments from home or just to feel at home. At TARC Toastmasters Club where Toastmasters Are Really Cool!!!
 
Date:13 June, Saturday
 
Arrival and Mingling: 9.15am
Time: 9.30am-12.30pm
 
Venue: R001, FAFB block
 
Dress Code: Smart casual
 
Meeting Theme: A Home is Where the Heart is

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104th Meeting – 15th November 2014

15 NOVEMBER 2014 | TARUC, R100 | ATTENDANCE: 25 Attendees

Here it is! Our 104th meeting at TARC Toastmasters Club where Toastmasters Are Really Cool !!
A President Distinguished Club with 10/10 goals since 30/6/2014
A fruitful meeting full of committed members ‘who start with one’!

Theme : Start with One
Word of the Day : Committed

– 4 committed speakers dedicated to entertain the audience with their speeches comprising of 2 project speeches from Competent Communication manual and 2 advanced speeches from Storytelling manual and Specialty Speech manual! Job well done !!!
1. Sim Lee Ping, TM – Speech Number 3 (Precious Life)
2. Christopher Lim, TM – Speech Number 4 (Hope vs Joke)
3. Tan Zu Liang, CC – Advanced speech 1-Specialty Speech (Failure)
4. Khoo Ai Wee, CC – Advanced speech 1-Storytelling (The Mirror of Matsuyama)

A big thanks to
Our General Evaluator from Puchong English Toastmasters Club, Eric Woo, CC, CL !

A special thanks to our wonderful club advisor for the printing of the agenda and supply of biscuits,Ng Lay Choo, DTM

Our dynamic team of evaluators
1. Walter Lee, TM
2. Haniff, CC, CL(IIUM Toastmasters Club)
3. Helen Too, CC (Great Eastern Toastmasters Club)
4. Adrian Wong, ACB, CL

Roleplayers:
Grammarian: Yim Kong Joe, CC, CL
Ah Counter: Lee Aik Chung, TM
Timer: Heng Songwee, CC

Lastly, congratulations to every single one of you who are committed to attend the meeting and ensured its success !! As the theme goes ‘Start with One’ !

Indeed a cool meeting with 4 speakers who had done their speeches !

Not to forget, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the guests who graced the meeting including members from Great Eastern TMC, IIUM TMC, Accenture TMC and Puchong English TMC !

Executive Committee for the Term 2014/2015
President : Adrian Wong, ACB, CL
Vice President of Education : Leong Kai Yang, CC and Pang Chee Liang, CC, CL
Vice President of Membership : Heng Songwee, CC
Vice President of Public Relations : Beh Huai Jun, TM
Secretary : Eugene Kok, CC
Treasurer : Joseph Wong, ACB, CL
Sergeant-at-Arms : Walter Lee, TM

Immediate Past President, Jonathan Lim, ACB, CL

It is definitely an honour to TARC Toastmasters Club to have all of you in our 104th meeting.
Really had an enjoyable meeting with all of you and once again,
A million thanks and we do really appreciate your effort to come here and experience it yourself.
See you all around next time at TARC Toastmasters Club where
Toastmasters
Are
Really
Cool !!!! 🙂

TARC TMC~

where
T – oastmasters
A – re
R – eally
C – ool

Post is credited to committed president, Adrian Wong, ACB, CL for the writting.
More photo and details are available on the Facebook page of our TARC Toastmasters Club —>https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.317558935095909.1073741829.310189465832856&type=1

TAR College Toastmasters’ Jul-Aug 2014 Newsletter

Our July-August 2014 newsletter is finally out! Read all about it here on Issuu.com.

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The Contest Season is back!

For each term in Toastmasters, we have 4 different contests, namely Humorous Speech Contest, Evaluation Contest, International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest.

One of the highlights in TARC Toastmasters Club, where Toastmasters Are Really Cool is the Humorous speech contest.

Proudly presented to you for our upcoming major event at TARC Toastmasters Club, where Toastmasters Are Really Cool, the club Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests:-

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By joining the contest, you will learn new skills and abilities in Toastmasters. It is also guaranteed that you will experience a total different environment and atmosphere during contest compared to during when you are normally presenting your speech in the meeting.

” But I am not HUMOROUS, SO HOW?”

Here are some of the introductory tips to a winning Humorous Speech:-

  1. A good speech must have proper organisation, included a proper opening, body and conclusion, with the relevant message to spread across. A lot of contestants only include series of jokes, which cannot be tied together with a brought home message.
  2. After defining your message to spread across your audience, set up and structure your speech. Incorporate relevant humor into the speech, make sure the humor do not touch on any of the SRP (Sex, Religion, Politics) as it is strictly prohibited in Toastmasters.
  3. Humorous speech is not only about laughter, it is how to connect laughter into your speech message and let your audience engaged in those laughter
  4. Humor are not necessary through a joke, it can be a funny stage act or a funny action, as long as your audience feel it is entertained, relax and funny
  5. Find a mentor, or a senior Toastmasters member and try to deliver the speech in front of them and see whether the responses are as expected by you.
  6. Lastly, rehearse well before you are on stage. Not to also forget to register yourself with the Humorous Speech Contest Chair.

 

What if…?

  1. the audience didn’t laugh on my humor? It may be caused by the contest started too early and the audiences are coming without their breakfast or may be simply forgotten to laugh. You should continue with your speech, try for the second humor as there are no permanent failure in Toastmasters.
  2. the audience responses were too warm that I forgotten the speech? By memorising, practicing and rehearsing the main points, you can understand the whole outline and structure of your speech. Just proceed with the main message and also the humor that you had practiced before the day.

 

Here are also some very truthful and sincere feeling of the champions of the contests:

“Both fiery and nervous energy could be felt emanating from my body, or at least I feel so. It is the dream of many speakers to be on the stage before esteemed audience, to pleasure, to nauseate, or to kill the audience softly with their speeches. I do, also share these sentiments. It is my honor to be able to be judged alongside with other prominent speakers and learn from one another as well as to admire each other’s passion and speaking skill. But I sometimes do wonder what if, I actually could go even higher? Can I pull it off? Is it even possible with me? To find out the answers to these questions, join the Toastmasters International competition, unleash the speaker within you,” by our former president, Kevin, CC, who is also one of the candidates that represents TARC Toastmasters Club for the contest, going all the way into the contest division level

“”Joining a contest really gives you an adrenaline rush. That’s how I feel during contests. My heart starts beating and my hand starts to shiver. This is amplified when the event is grand or when I am going against a heated participant. Nevertheless it is one of the best experiences in a contest and if i just focus on suceeding and connecting with the audience, i know that i am on my way towards my goal,”  by current club president, Adrian Wong, ACB, CL, who is a candidate representing TARC Toastmasters Club to the area level, rubbing shoulder with one of the finalist of International Contestants.

 

Please do not hesitate to participate in the contest and join us at TARC Toastmasters Club, where Toastmasters Are Really Cool.

– – -When TARC Toastmasters doesn’t only mean Speaking- – –

Toastmasters Got Talent— Music Improvisation


 

There’s this bunch of friends, knowing each other in a club named TARC Toastmasters Club. As always being mentioned, the purpose of Toastmasters International Organisation is to provide the members a platform to learn public speaking through constantly and continuously speaking and communicating. Definitely, all members, before presenting their speeches, had done a lot of researches, surveys and preparation before even went to the stage. A strategy or skill which is always shared in TARC Toastmasters is that we should try speaking of field of our own interests so that it appears to be personal.

There is this guy in the club, who has a lot of passion in music. There is this guy in the club, who has played a lot of musical instruments throughout his life. There is this guy in the club, who burn the fiery of music during one of the meeting. It can be still remind by a lot of members that he perform a session during his speech. He performed a drum session, to be more accurate, it was not a literally drum session, it was just a rhythmic session with some simple footsteps, simple clap and simply a pair of drum sticks (not drumsticks).

Right after the growth of a “new sport” in the club named “Parkour”(which will be mentioned in the other post in near future), it was followed by the viral of this “Jamming” session or musical improvisation in another term. Just as America’s Got Talent, Toastmasters also got Talent.

The guy that starts this energetic, lively and passionate session of “Jamming” is also the drummer for the day, Leong Kai Yang.

 

“Let’s give him more pressure”, challenging the drummer, Leong Kai Yang, by both Adrian Wong and Jocelyn how 

Do Re Mi Fa So.... Ipad or "Ipiano" ?

Do Re Mi Fa So….
Ipad or “Ipiano” ?

The guitarist is tuning the tone for his performance

The guitarist is tuning the tone for his performance

The best guitarist of the day, Yim Kong Joe

The best guitarist of the day, Yim Kong Joe

"It looks cool, can I try it?" spoken by authority by Adrian Wong

“It looks cool, can I try it?” spoken by authority by Adrian Wong

Viral post by Lee Tze Yang, Beh Huai Jun, Cheryl Chow, Yim Kong Joe, Joseph Wong

Viral post by Lee Tze Yang, Beh Huai Jun, Cheryl Chow, Yim Kong Joe, Joseph Wong 

"But first, let me take a selfie"---- The group photo of the event

“But first, let me take a selfie”—- The group photo of the event

The session was ended with huge claps, happiness and satisfactions by all the attendees. It was wrapped up by another level of closer bonding between the members, thanks to the music lover, Leong Kai Yang.

Hope to see another bigger crowd and with more talent from the members!

TARC TMC Meeting Number 89 (13 June 2014)

1. Theme: Movie Villains

2. Word of the Day: Malicious, Used by(names in no particular order):

Eugene Kok, TM (3 times)♠King of WOTD
Aaron Teoh, CC (2 times)
Tan Zu Liang, CC (2 times)
Beh Huai Jun, TM (1 time)
Jean Ee, TM (1 time)
Khor Yin Fang, TM (1 time)
Lee Tze Yang, TM (1 time)
Leong Kai Yang, CC (1 time)
Pang Chee Kok, TM (1 time)
Wong Huan Yang, TM (1 times)
Aubrey (1 time)

Well Done to all the speakers! Keep it up!

3. Excellent Words, Phrases & Sentences Used:

  1. Apple of your eye / Apple to one’s eyes
  2. Crocodile tears
  3. The hero is only as good as the villains
  4. Reminisce
  5. Use your smile to change the world but don’t let the world change your smile
  6. Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you desire
  7. Being challenged is inevitable, being defeated is optional

4. Attendees of the day:-

Total (Number): 32 people

Inclusive of, External Guest(s) of the Day:-

1) Elhadj Atif, TM (from IIUM Toastmasters Club)
2) Rahmawati, TM (from IIUM Toatmasters Club)

5. Meeting Conduct

The meeting started by calling of order by one of our member who had not appeared for quite some time, Liew Tze Ken, TM. He had also brought two of his friends to the meeting. It was then the short address by the presiding officer, Joseph Wong, ACB, CL that spread across a key message to be success, which is readily to wear different hat.

It was followed by the lead from the Toastmasters of the Day, Fong Synjen, TM. It was followed immediately by club advisor, Ng Lay Choo, DTM for the invocation session. For this round, she shared with us the essentials of communication and persuasion. If you missed it, you miss the tips to get more money from your parents and also the ways to get more money from your employer.

During the introduction, Fong Synjen, TM continued with the background of Toastmasters International, followed by the round of ice breaking session participated by the audiences. The role players were also invited to read on their duties during the meeting. The question threw to the members sounds like “The thing that make a villain villain” that live up the whole meeting. The session was being handled perfectly and it was definitely surprised to know that it was his first time being as a Toastmasters of the Day.

After that, the table topics session was conducted. The “legendary” Toastmaster of the club, Tan Zu Liang, CC appeared with a perfectly villain looking, voice and role-play to conduct the session. He was assisted by the gentleman, Eugene Kok, TM to throw the challenging question to all the brave and ingenious speakers.

  1.  Eric Low, ACS, ALB
  2. Vimal Raj, TM
  3. Lee Tze Yang, TM
  4. Eugene Kok, TM
  5. Aubrey
  6. Pang Chee Kok, TM
"I am the malicious Table Topics Masters" by the Table Topics Masters, Tan Zu Liang, CC

“I am the malicious Table Topics Masters” by the Table Topics Masters, Tan Zu Liang, CC

For Project Speech Session on the other hand, the speakers are sequenced as below:-

1. CC #1 Ice Breaker: LKJ, by:- Christopher Lim, TM
1. CC #1 Ice Breaker: All I do is sleep, by:- Jocelyn Chow, TM
2. CC #2 Organize our Speech: CEO, by:- Khor Yin Fang, TM
3. CC #3 Get to the Point: Challenge, by:- Elhadj Atif, TM
5. CC #4 How to Say It: Focus, by:- Tan Chee Lim, TM

The first and second speaker, attempting the same project speech, were definitely landed a good step to start their Toastmasters journey. For Christopher Lim, TM, he introduced perfectly on his background from his childhood life, family all the way to his secondary school’s life and even diploma in TAR University College. In Jocelyn Chow, TM’s introduction to the club, she had portrayed a lot of qualities of a good speaker. We definitely like to see both of them improved along their journey.

"I can still remember when I was child," by the first assignment speaker, Christopher Lim, TM

“I can still remember when I was child,” by the first assignment speaker, Christopher Lim, TM

The second speaker, Jocelyn Chow, TM speaking about her family background

The second speaker, Jocelyn Chow, TM speaking about her family background

Third speaker, Khor Yin Fang, TM is also another member that had not been seen for a long time. After focusing most of the time on the A-level examination, she had definitely grew to a bigger self. On her speech, she came back and gave us a lots of facts to be a modern CEO that adapted the ever changing global environment. In Toastmasters, we grew leaders and it definitely include CEO. Once again, thank you for the informative speech by Khor Yin Fang, TM.

Third assignment speaker, Khor Yin Fang, TM speaking on the tittle "CEO" with the posture like a CEO

Third assignment speaker, Khor Yin Fang, TM speaking on the tittle “CEO” with the posture like a CEO

Our next speaker is a guest from IIUM Toastmasters Club. He is Elhadj Atif, TM. Challenges, obstacles and difficulties are among those main keywords emphasized in his speech. In his attempt of the third speech in his Toastmasters journey, he inspired that audience to face the challenges like there is no tomorrow, love what you are doing like there is no ending and do what you are doing like there is no way to give up.

The professional speaker all the way from IIUM Toastmasters Club, Elhadj Atif, TM delivering his speech.

The professional speaker all the way from IIUM Toastmasters Club, Elhadj Atif, TM delivering his speech.

Last speech by Tan Chee Lim, TM is about focusing. It was still a very memorable section of his speech sharing his disappointment, despair and sadness on not achieving his target. The turning point of the speech is to stay yourself focus and to relate it, he brought out a very traditional, ritual and conventional word named meditation. As he continued on the essence of meditation, he was known as the “guru” or master during the evening.

"I have a story to tell", by the final speaker, Tan Chee Lim, TM.

“I have a story to tell”, by the final speaker, Tan Chee Lim, TM.

Thanks for all the interesting and informational speech by all the great speakers. The short and refreshing break started.

Little did we know that the time is running short. The General Evaluator, Leong Kai Yang, CC immediately took the controls and leaded the table topics evaluation. The table topics evaluator, Heng Songwee, CC had done an overall and general review of all the table topics speakers. Thou the timing was a little bit running out, he definitely done a great job in encouraging the speakers on their attempts on the table topics.

For the speech evaluation session, the very gentle incoming club president, Wong Chee Sheng, ACB, CL and another gentleman who is also achiever in the academic career, Lee Tze Yang, TM had evaluated the “virgin” speech from Christopher Lim, TM and Jocelyn Chow, TM respectively.

The evaluation by Wong Chee Sheng, ACB, CL specifically on the good attributes and skills of the speaker, Jocelyn Chow, TM

The evaluation by Wong Chee Sheng, ACB, CL specifically on the good attributes and skills of the speaker, Jocelyn Chow, TM

Charming and handsome guy Beh Huai Jun, TM followed by energetic and dynamic Eugene Kok, TM, and also ever cheerful and joyful Wong Huan Yuan, TM also done their evaluation in their evaluations’ order. All the evaluators spoke out of their own minds and they are very critical and direct to the speakers.

"In your speech today, you have to learn the organisation of the speech" by evalautor Beh Huai Jun, TM

“In your speech today, you have to learn the organisation of the speech” by evalautor Beh Huai Jun, TM

For the role players report, it were done by Aaron Teoh, CC, Jullie Hiah, TM and Jean Ee, TM for the role Grammarian, AH-Counter and Timekeeper respectively. To highlight more of it, Aaron Teoh, CC had done a very thorough language evaluation and all the members benefited from it. It was the first time for Jullie Hiah, TM as an AH-Counter and it was so lively that there was even drum roll for the “Best AH of the day”. For Jean Ee, it was definitely up to surprised also that it was her first time as a timekeeper and it was a last-minute changes too. Well done to all the role players. Also, the General Evaluator, Leong Kai Yang, TM delivered external feedback to the other role players that had yet been evaluated verbally like Synjen Fong, TM for the Toastmasters of the Day and Tan Zu Liang, CC for Table Topics Masters. After that, the presiding officer, Adrian Wong, ACB, CL closed the meeting perfectly on time.

The General Evaluator, Leong Kai Yang, CC for the day

The General Evaluator, Leong Kai Yang, CC for the day

MEETING ADJOURNED.

6. Presentation of Awards

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Best Project Speech Speaker goes to …………. the ever, beautiful, charming and mesmerising member “Jocelyn Chow Yoke Chan, TM”

Best Speech Evaluator won with his constructive, positive and effective evaluator, who had a winning handshake with himself, Adrian Wong, ACB, CL 

Best Speech Evaluator won with his constructive, positive and effective evaluator, who had a winning handshake with himself, Adrian Wong, ACB, CL

Best Table Topics won by the authentic table topics speaker, Eric Low, ACS, ALB

7. Some snapshots of the meeting

The evaluator, Wong Huan Yang, TM is briefing his speaker, Tan Chee Lim, TM

The evaluator, Wong Huan Yang, TM is briefing his speaker, Tan Chee Lim, TM

The Toastmastes of the Day, FOng Synjen, TM took control

The Toastmastes of the Day, FOng Synjen, TM took control

The table topics evalautor, Heng Songwee, CC lively demonstrating the table topics session.

The table topics evalautor, Heng Songwee, CC lively demonstrating the table topics session.

An engaging speaker is talking. Wondering who is him/her?

An engaging speaker is talking. Wondering who is him/her?

The "legendary toastmasters", Tan Zu Liang, CC is coaching the new members, Jullie Hiah, TM on being an AH-Counter

The “legendary toastmasters”, Tan Zu Liang, CC is coaching the new members, Jullie Hiah, TM on being an AH-Counter

The overview of the meeting conduct

The overview of the meeting conduct

The evaluation by Lee Tze Yang, TM that focusing on the speaker Jocelyn Chow, TM

The evaluation by Lee Tze Yang, TM that focusing on the speaker Jocelyn Chow, TM

Say "Hi" to the camera!

Say “Hi” to the camera!

Two very committed and dedicated members, Vimal Raj, TM with Eugene Kok, TM.

Two very committed and dedicated members, Vimal Raj, TM with Eugene Kok, TM

Group photo for the day

Group photo for the day. Did someone missing?

Another group photo with crazy post to end the meeting

Another group photo with crazy post to end the meeting

Full Agenda is Available here: TARC TMC Meeting Number 89

Next meeting on Saturday, 21 June 2014, 9.00am to 12.00pm,

At the Same Place, Same venue, See you there!

TARC TMC Meeting Number 87 (30 May 2014)

1. Theme: Thomas Cup!

2. Word of the Day: Succumb, Used by(names in no particular order):

Aaron Teoh, CC (5 times)♠King of WOTD
Eugene Kok, TM (2 times)
Ny Lay Choo,DTM (2 times)
Wong Huan Yang, TM (2 times)
Eric Low, ACS, ALB (1 time)
Heng Songwee, CC (1 time)
Leong Kai Yang, CC (1 time)
Ng Jun Yuan, CC (1 time)
Pang Chee Liang, CC, CL (1 time)
Tan Chee Lim, TM (1 time)
Yim Kong Joe, TM (1 time)

It seems like all the members are eager to use the word of the day (maybe due to the fact that it will be recognised in the word press). Anyway, keep it up!

3. Excellent Words, Phrases & Sentences Used:

  1. Be confident, brief and sincere
  2. Just do it!
  3. Fake it until you made it
  4. Rome was not built in a day unless we take the first step
  5. The only difference between Try and Triumph is just try and a “-umph” (Tri-umph)
  6. There are no mistake in life, just lessons (quoted from Robin Sharma— “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”)
  7. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow, learn as if you were going to live forever (quoted from Mahatma Gandhi)
  8. If you are going to a place, you must decided that you are not going to stay where you are
  9. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams (quoted from Oprah Winfrey)
  10. Glossophobia (fear of public speaking)
  11. Genial (friendly, cheerful and enthusiastic)

4. Attendees of the day:-

Total (Number): 35 people

5. Meeting Conduct

It was already 5.30pm. It was raining cat and dog. It was bucketing down outside of the club. However, the spirit of Toastmasters had overcame the awful weather and most members and guests arrived the venue early through the storm and the flood.

It was well started by the presiding officer, Joseph Wong, ACB, CL by relating the Thomas Cup to the club executive committees (Exco). The team of Exco, together with the Club Advisor, Ng Lay Choo, DTM and the Division W Governor, Eric Low, ACS, ALB was being recognised again for their hard works and supports contributed throughout the whole term of 2013/2014. Once again, good job and well done to all.

It was followed by the lead from the Toastmasters of the Day, Aaron Teoh, CC. He started with the background of Toastmasters International, followed by the round of ice breaking session participated by the audiences. Aaron Teoh, CC is a master in a newly arisen sports called “Parkour.” Hence, he turn the topic around to sports in general. Thou he is not as familiar with the meeting theme, the way he handle the topics earned an ovation to him.

The meeting was passed control to the invocation session done by our beloved club advisor, Ng Lay Choo, DTM. The admirable, honorable and valuable club advisor, Ng Lay Choo, DTM has delivered the techniques and secrets to develop a “Kiss-Ass Speech”. It is very favorable, informational and useful talks to the audience.

After the warming up session, it was followed by another special presentation from the “Better Speaker Series” conducted by the young and dynamic member, Joseph Wong, ACB, CL. It is regarding the tips and essentials of Impromptu Speaking session which it was also named as table topics session in Toastmasters.

Right after the session, the table topics session was conducted to allow the audiences practice on the real basis of speaking impromptu. It was chaired by the fresh, dynamic and competent Table Topics Master, Eugene Kok, TM. It was definitely surprised that it is his first time playing the hat as the table topics masters because it was definitely another lively session and the topics were very creative. Therefore, it was definitely well participated by the members, as well as the guests. The speakers are as below:-

  1.  Eric Low, ACS, ALB
  2. Goh Wei Kok, TM
  3. Tan Chee Lim, TM
  4. Jocelyn Chow
  5. Alwin Wong

After the first Table Topics session, it is continued by the second session of Toastmasters meeting called the assignment speech session. The speakers are named as below in their speaking order:-

1. CC #6 Vocal Variety: Learn a new language in 6 months time, by:- Goh Wei Kok, TM
2. CC #10 Inspire Your Audience: Learning in life: a life of learning, by:- Adrian Wong, ACB, CL
3. AC #1 Speaking to Inform- The Speech to Inform: S.M.A.R.T Goals, by:- Pang Chee Liang, CC, CL

The first speaker Goh Wei Kok, TM* gave a talk about his experience in learning new languages. He mentioned that some languages are in fact very similar and they are often describe as siblings or cousins like Korean Language and Japanese Language. He also spoke that it is always better to learn more language for our future. One relevant example he used was the popular car designer company named “Volkswagen” which was referred to Volk’s Wagen (which means Volk’s car in English).

*Additional note for Goh Wei Kok, TM. He was a member with the TARC Toastmasters family since October 2013. During his journey in Toastmasters, he was accompanied by all the friendly team of Exco, especially his mentor, which is also our Immediate Past President, Kevin Lim, CC. From where he was during his first speech “Extraordinary in an Ordinary Life” on 29 November 2013, he melted the ice. Along the way, he had a lot of external achievements included swimming and water polo for sports. Besides sports, he also represented Tunku Abdul Rahman College to participate in Investment Challenge. With the rapid learning and improvement he shown, he had reached another plateau and in his speech and today, we all can witness his growth and his confidence in public speaking. The sad news was delivered regarding that he will be soon departure to United Kingdom (UK) for 5 moths to further his study. During this period, we will miss his laughter and humuor brought to the meeting. Great luck and all the best in your study. Goodbye for now and til we met again. See you again in November!

The second speaker is Adrian Wong, ACB, CL. Well said that when Adrian speak, you expect nothing less from him. His speech related back to his experience convincing his friend to join Toastmasters and a golden question hit him, “Why do you join Toastmasters?” The key word in his speech is learn. Life is about life and learning does not stop regardless how old you are. He also included a lot of body language in his speech and he even banged his head to the door hardly to capture audiences’ attentions. Overall, it is an inspiring speech, at the same time persuasive and entertaining. Well done!

The third speaker is Pang Chee Liang, CC, CL. She delivered an advance speech on the manual Speaking to Inform: The Speech to Inform. In her speech, she emphasized on the ways to develop good goals which must be S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely). She came prepared with some visual aids include a power point slide and her new year resolution. The informational speech definitely gave us a lot of food for thought.

The break for 10 minutes then commenced.

After the meeting called into order, the General Evaluator leaded the third session of Toastmasters programme. The table topics were evaluated by the Division W Governor, Eric Low, ACS, ALB. Since he cannot evaluate on his own table topics, our respected club advisor, Ng Lay Choo, DTM had the honor to evaluate him. The session was very encouraging and the evaluations are generally more towards the presentation of the table topics as he always mentioned that table topics are about “how you speak not what you speak.”

For the speech evaluation session, Ng Jun Yuan, TM had leaded the details evaluation on the speaker, followed by a thorough evaluation with lots of useful tips done by Leong Kai Yang, CC and lastly another dramatic, entertaining and critical evaluation by our beloved club advisor, Ng Lay Choo, DTM. The General Evaluator also commented on the speaking in a general basis and it was overall enjoying session except the fact that one evaluator went overtime and no voting for the evaluation session.

For the technical role players report, it were done by Wong Huan Yang, TM, Tan Chee Lim and TM, Fong Synjen for the role Grammarian, AH-Counter and Timekeeper respectively. The General Evaluator delivered external feedback to the other role players that had yet been evaluated verbally like Aaron Teoh, CC for the Toastmasters of the Day and Eugene Kok, TM for Table Topics Masters. After that, the presiding officer, Adrian Wong, ACB, CL closed the meeting with some announcements by the Vice President of Membership, Leong Kai Yang, CC.

MEETING ADJOURNED.

6. Presentation of Awards

Best Table Topics Speakers goes to ............. our brave, entertaining and appealing guest "Jocelyn Chow Yoke Chan"

Best Table Topics Speakers goes to …………. our brave, entertaining and appealing guest “Jocelyn Chow Yoke Chan”

No voting for speeches and evaluation as there are less than three candidates for each session

7. Some snapshots of the meeting

One side of the meeting conduct

The conduct of the meeting

The conduct of the meeting

The conduct of the meeting

The meeting was overwhelmed by members with guests

The meeting was overwhelmed with members and guests

Our wonderful and professional General Evaluator of the meeting, Heng Songwee, CC

The magnificent, marvelous and miraculous General Evaluator of the meeting, Heng Songwee, CC was delivering his report

Our Vice President of Membership, Leong Kai Yang, CC is briefing the new member

The Vice President of Membership, Leong Kai Yang, CC was giving a briefing to the new members

The dynamic Timekeeper, Synjen Fong, TM is giving his timing report

The solid, sharp and systematic Timekeeper, Fong Synjen, TM was reading the timing report

The "AH-Counter", Tan Chee Lim, TM is giving his full and details report on the speech crutches

The “AH-Counter”, Tan Chee Lim, TM was giving his  detailed and specific report on the speech crutches

Full Agenda is Available here: TARC TMC Meeting Number 87

Next meeting on Friday, 6 June 2014, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, See you there!