Friday, February 28, 2020

Executive Committee of 2019/2020


Theme of the Year : Aspire to Inspire

 Geena Poon Lai Fan, CC

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Roberto Salim, SR2

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Chan Wei Nick, IP2

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Aaron Koay Wen Jie, PM2

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Jan Siong Lim

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Palash Ray, CC

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Chen Kim Ling, CC

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Lim Mei Ching, CC 

Lim Shaun Ming, IP1

Yap Wai Hong


Azlan Hateem bin Abdollah, IP2

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

6th District 102 Council Meeting and Award Ceremony!

On the 27th of April 2019, District 102 had the 6th Council Meeting and on that meeting, our club, D' Utama Toastmasters Club, received the President's Distinguished Club Award!

Toastmasters International rates its clubs on how well they encourage members to pursue their personal public speaking and leadership goals/designations through the distinguished club program. And in the program, the highest rating that Toastmasters International gives to its clubs is the Presidents Distinguished Club Award.

To D' Utama members, let's keep it up and strive for excellence for many more years to come! 

Go D' Utama TMC!!! 

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Just Keep Moving

Greetings to all!!! Hope that plans for your next week's schedule aren't full yet because on this coming Thursday, 2nd of May 2019, D' Utama will be having our regular meeting!! 😄😄

The theme for our meeting is Just Keep Moving. So keep on moving to KDU and join us for a fun filled night! 😆

To guests who are coming, please register on the link posted below, so that we can better prepare for your arrival. 😁

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Stepping Out of Her Comfort Zone: Ms. Chin's Toastmasters Journey

When we start out in our toastmasters journey, things may seem scary at first as with all things that require changing ourselves, we would have to step out of our comfort zones.

Below, Miss Chin Wee Kean, also a proud member of D' Utama Toastmasters Club, shared her story of her journey, from when she started out till now. We hope by reading her story, you will be inspired to follow in her footsteps and better ourselves in language and communication. Don't worry, there will be plenty of Toastmasters that will help you along the way!


~ 台上一分钟,台下十年功 ~

In 2001, I embarked on my Toastmaster’s journey by joining D’Utama Toastmasters Club in Kuala Lumpur, to improve my English and public speaking skills.

I remember the first time I introduced myself as a visiting guest. I was so nervous and couldn’t even pronounce “Toastmasters” properly.

My first role was as the Timer. I remember that I spent lots of time preparing the script, asking my first mentor, Lee Oi Loon, to check my grammar and sought my friend’s help with my pronunciation.

The night before, I was so anxious I didn’t sleep. When I delivered the Timer’s report, I had butterflies in my stomach, and I kept forgetting to say the “s” after “minutes” and “seconds”.

I failed, and embarrassed myself again and again in that first 3 years.

I didn’t give up because Toastmasters International was such a supportive, encouraging and friendly platform to learn and to fail.

I even joined a Mandarin Toastmasters Club and participated in the contests.

In 2004, I moved to Hong Kong(HK). During our 4 years in HK, I had my first born baby, I continued my Toastmasters journey with Victoria Toastmasters Club for about 2 years, and I also started my French lesson at L'Alliance Française for about one year.

In 2008, I moved to SIngapore, where I was a member, Vice President of Membership, VP Education, and President of Bukit Timah CC Toastmasters Club. I spent about 6 years in Toastmasters learning different valuable skills. I continued my French lesson for about one year with L'Alliance Française and I had my second baby.

In 2015, I moved to Shanghai (SH).
Recently, I decided to go back to Toastmasters, a platform where I was actively involved for about 11 years in total since 2001.

In 2019, I bravely took up a new challenge. I attended a French speaking Toastmasters Club in SH.

Before I visited the club, I contacted the VPE and volunteered to be the Timer, although my French is even more broken than my English when I started Toastmasters in 2001!

I told the VPE, Gloria, that I know how to be a Timer, but I don’t know how to do it in French. To which, she was so kindly sent me a script!!

I was also very cheeky to ask the Club President, Susan, whether she could send me the voice recording! To which, she said yes, and sent me voice recordings recorded with her beautiful voice.

I spent the whole night memorising the script and didn’t sleep at all as I was feeling I was going to drop into an abyss!

When I stepped into the meeting venue though, I immediately felt very welcomed. I introduced my role rather nervously with my not so very smooth reading. While recording the time, I kept asking the kind lady, Caroline, who sat next to me, how to pronounce certain numbers as I couldn’t think of anything else. When I presented my report, I think I made lots of mistakes. And, I only understood about 50% of the French spoken during the meeting!

It was rather embarrassing and stressful to start something new. But I know, as long as I insist and persist, I will be able to harvest the fruits of my hard work one day.

I’m waiting for that day to come.

In the meantime, let me kick-start the agonising process of learning, memorising, trying and failing, again and again!

Wish me luck!!

Ps: To all my mentors from D’Utama TMC, Victoria TMC and BTCCTMC, Gloria, Susan, Caroline, and all the TM friends who helped me along the way, I’m forever grateful for your kindness and support!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Listen, Carefully

Hearing and processing a message from someone happens day to day, but is that information processed accurate? Can the message be understood more clearly if it was processed in a different manner?

Most communication focuses on the speaking or the expression of the message, but during our upcoming meeting, we will share how to effectively listen in a better effort to be a better communicator with the theme of the meeting "Listen, Carefully" with our toastmaster of the evening Mr. Chan Wei Nick.