Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thank you for making the Speechcraft successful !

Dear Valued Participants, Dedicated Mentors, and Fantastic Education Speakers,

I wish to thank EVERYONE for making the Speechcraft Program (2009) a GREAT SUCCESS !!

The two days experience was truly an enriching one for everyone as I believe everyone had some thing good to take home. While the primary focus of the Speechcraft Program was on Public Speaking and Communication, the program had surely help develop everyone's courage and confidence.

To our dear Participants:

I believe this would be the first time you (participants) have presented so many different types speeches in front of different group of people and in a short span of two days. It surely had stimulated your creative minds by having to come up with different speeches to meet the objectives required. The Introduction of your fellow participants, and the encouraging Evaluation given would strengthen your respective friendships, and motivated each other to move on.

These experiences would help everyone to realise and strengthen their respective roots in the area of 'Organizing Your Speech', 'Evaluate to Motivate', 'Introducing the Speaker', 'Vocal Variety' and 'Body Gestures'.

Thank you as well for the valuable feedback on how we can further enhance the program and serve future participates better.

Please feel free to download the Speakers' Presentation slides by clicking: here.

Complimentary from our wonderful Education Speakers:
  • Lee Wei Seong, ACG CL
  • Gan Teong Hock, CTM CL
  • Gan Poh Lin, CC CL
  • Nancy Liew, ACB CL
  • Marcus Loi, CC
  • Jessy Chahal, CC

Thank you Ian for your professional shots.
More photos from the Speechcraft are available for viewing and downloading here: http://flickr.com/gp/shihian/BHvM6T

Finally as I have shared about the story of the Boatman at the start of the Speechcraft, Public Speaking and Communication is not something one can learn by just attending a course, hearing about it and watching others doing it - YOU HAVE TO DO IT. I encourage everyone to practice at home, in the office or at a Toastmasters meeting. D'Utama Toastmasters (www.dutm.org) and other Toastmasters Club (www.toastmasters.org) would welcome you, and help you develop to who you hope and intend to be in the area of Communication and Leadership.

I wish everyone continued Success & Happiness, and hope our paths will cross again & keep in touch.

Thank you !!!!

Best Regards,
Johnson Yike, ACS ALB
Speechcraft 2009
Organizing Chair & Chief Coordinator
D'Utama Toastmasters Club
Club website: www.dutm.org
Division website: www.divisionb.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 21, 2009

DUtama Speechcraft Program 2009

Dear Friends & Members,

Ever wanted to share your Toastmasters experience with your friends and family?

D'Utama Toastmasters Club (DUTC), is bringing to you a program on how to become a successful and confident communicator - Speechcraft. The Speechcraft Program will be held on the 28th & 29th March 2009 (Saturday and Sunday) at Pearl International Hotel, KL.

In a nutshell, Speechcraft is Toastmasters condensed into two days. This 2-Days intensive and fast track program is designed to coach your communication & public speaking skills. It will be conducted in a series of sessions, which include training in speaking, listening, thinking, evaluating and leadership. The facilitators for this program are experienced and competent members of D'Utama Toastmasters Club.

Participants of Speechcraft will be coached in the following areas:

  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Organising Your Speech
  • Role of Language
  • Body Gestures
  • Vocal Variety
  • Introducing a Speaker

Get your family and friends to participate! Let them benefit from the wonders of Toastmasters!

New Toastmasters members are also encouraged to join as there will be an exemption from Speech Assignments two and three in the Competent Communication (CC) Manual.

Many participants have benefited from Speechcraft from developing skills for speaking off the cuff effectively, improving on their speeches as well as gain that extra confidence when talking in front of an audience. From Speechcraft, many people have gained that extra edge in the professional or business line.

For more details, down load the brochure here or drop an email to:

Download the Program Itinerary: here

Download the Speakers' Profile: here

Yours Sincerely,
Johnson Yike, ACS ALB
Speechcraft Organizing Chairman
D'Utama Toastmasters Club
Club website: http://www.dutm.org/
Division website: http://www.divisionb.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 20, 2009

Greetings Toastmasters and Friends,

It's only 24 hours left before the Challengers of the Division B International Speech and Table Topics Contest going to take the center stage.

Have you gotten your 'ring-side' seats?

The Challengers are:

  • Chironjit Das (Cima Malaysia Club - #3983)
  • Chris Chen Siew Yoke - (MAS Cempaka Club #5606)
  • Dennis Wee Sung Ken (D'Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club - #7564)
  • Dominic Joseph - (Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club #5895)
  • Eugene Ng Chuu Shyan (D'Utama Toastmasters Club - #5912)
  • Foo Sian Jeen - (MAS Cempaka Club #5606)
  • G. Sivalingam (D'Utama Toastmasters Club - #5912)
  • Gerald Quinten (MAS Mawar Toastmasters Club - #5611)
  • Jess Foong Xiao Thoong (Unitar Toastmasters Club - #1062062)
  • Koh Syek Yin (KNM Toastmasters Club - #1195169)
  • Lee Mei Foong (Crystal Club - #9150)
  • Lim Thian Seng - (Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club #5895)
  • Low Lai Lien (Deloitte KassimChan Toastmasters Club - #1404)
  • Nicole Choe M/ship #1197691 - (Phoenix Toastmasters Club #989051)
  • Sabrina Yap Boon Fong (Kuantan Toastmasters Club - #1296)
  • Tan Eng Cheang - (Phoenix Toastmasters Club #989051)
  • Zaharah binti Ahmad (Handal Group Toastmasters Club - #1244221)
*The above are the names of the Contestants and Alternates. There will be 5 Contestants for International Speech contest, and 5 Contestants for Table Topic contest.


Event: Division B International Speech and Table Topic Contest
Date: 21 March 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30PM
Venue: Kolej Putra Intellek,
No. 105, 107, 108 & 111, Jalan Puteri 5/7, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong.

Click HERE to download the map to the venue

Contact the following now please book your seat (RM10):
Area B4 Governor, ACS ALB Johnson Yike, 017-889 8438

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Regular Meeting 19 March 2009

Hi Fellow Toastmasters & Guests,

Below please find the latest updates for 19 March's Regular Meeting (as of 10:00am):

TME : Steven Lai
ASA1 : R Viswam
ASA2 : Lim Bing Yee, ATMB
Teh Tarik for the Soul : Lee Wei Seong, ACG, CL
Table Topic Master : Goh Sheen Yee, CC
Table Topic Evaluator : Paulynn Yu
Humour Master : Jack Leong, CTM, CL
General Evaluator : Marcus Loi, CC
Language Evaluator : Jessy Chahal, CC
Ah Counter : Hoo Sze Ling
Time Keeper : Karine Koh
Speaker 1 : Jason Tan (CC#2) Evaluator 1: Gan Teong Hock, CTM, CL
Speaker 2 : Joanne Tham (CC#5) Evaluator 2: Leong Hoe Wah, CC
Speaker 3 : Teoh Chun Ming (AC#1) Evaluator 3: Gan Poh Lin, CC
Speaker 4 : Allen Kam (AC#4) Evaluator 4: Johnson Yike, ACS, ALB

Due to the ongoing renovation works in KDU, we'll have to use Room 1.10 tonite. Please take note.

Thank you.

"Taking Chances to Share"

Chun Ming