Monday, August 31, 2009

Regular Meeting (#5) – 20 August 2009, Thursday

Regular Meeting (#5) – 20 August 2009, Thursday

Theme : “Let’s Stretch It”

Word of the Day : Benevolent

TME : Past President Nancy Liew, ACB, ALB

Our club was very honoured to have our ever gorgeous Past President Nancy Liew, ACB, ALB as the TME last Thursday. A total of 35 people attended the meeting – 22 members and 13 guests.

The dedicated role players for last Thursday’s meeting were:

ASA1 : Joanne Tham

ASA2 : Veronica Liew (thanks for helping!! =P)

Language Evaluator : Jessy Chahal, ACB

Ah Counter : Chee Yoong

Time Keeper : Kooi Ching, CC

Teh Tarik for the Soul : Sze Ling

Table Topic Master : Ginger Koh

Table Topic Evalautor : Jatson Ho

Humour Master : Calvin Lim, ACS

General Evalautor : G Jayam, DTM

Evaluators : Marcus Loi, CC

Jack Leong, CTM, CL

Bing Yee, ATMB

Johnson Yike, ACB, ALB

Sze Ling shared with us about her recent hiking trip to Bukit Batu Tabur in Taman Melawati in the The Tarik for the Soul Session. It was one great speech. Everyone just couldn’t stop laughing. Ginger later took over the Table Topics Session. We had something different for our Table Topics last Thursday – finding the Mysterious Murderer. Joanna, Berry and Poh Lin were the suspects, Johnson was the witness and Jessy was the victim. All of us had so much fun. Calvin later tickled our funny bones in the Humour Session. Well done to all of you!!!

Four speakers presented their speeches last Thursday. They were:

Speaker 1 : Chai Wen Lee (CC#5)

Title : Great Experience in Mount Kinabalu

Speaker 2 : Lim Kee Beng (CC#1)

Title : Leadership

Speaker 3 : Jason Tan (CC#3)

Title : Go M.A.D.

Speaker 4 : Quah Mei Lee (CC#7)

Title : Insight for the Evaluator & the Evaluated

The hall of fame:

Best Table Topic Speaker : Jessy Chahal, ACB

Best Assignment Speaker : Chai Wen Lee

Best Speech Evaluator : Johnson Yike, ACG, ALB

It was indeed a great meeting that day. Kudos to you Nancy for a job well done. At the end of the meeting, the club accepted three new members, Berry Eng, Joanna Tong and Yap Bell Xun. Welcome aboard and enjoy your toastmasters journey with us!!! Our club membership strength now stands at 55. Wowww!!!

See you all at the following meeting on 3 September 2009. Jason Tan will be the TME. All the speaking slots have been taken up but many roles are still available. Kindly contact Jason or Marcus if you’re interested to play any roles.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks!!!

"No Road Is Too Long"

At your service,

Teoh Chun Ming, CC


D'Utama Toastmasters Club


cc. Calvin Lim, ACS, IPP

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ACM #38 - Summary

Greetings Everyone,

ACM #38 has concluded last Friday (21 August 2009) and what a fantastic meeting it was. We had Nancy Liew, ACB ALB (D'Utama TMC & DU Adv TMC) who shared with us the abstract concept of how to 'Stress, Stretch, and Trash' - on how we manage our stress.

We then had our second speaker DTM Soh Fong Wai (D'Utama TMC, Klang Bilingual TMC & Metropolitan TMC) who played the role of a Training Director trying to proposed a solution that is Toastmasters to a board of Directors (the audience). The Q & A session was hilarious !!!!

CTM Kay Wong (Taman Indrahana Toastmasters) was a fabulous Facilitator who is not only a first timer to ACM but she managed it professionally as if she was a long time ACMer. During her summary section she surprised us by giving a 'self-evalulation' on HER OWN performance and showed us great skill in adaptability by quickly applying new ideas thought of between Speaker #1 and Speaker #2.

I wish to thank the following participants:

  • Joey (Klang Bilingual TMC)
  • Ivy Cheng (Klang Bilingual TMC & Metropolitan Bilingual TMC)
  • Richard Yeow (CIMA TMC)
  • Cheah Ai Ling (CIMA TMC)
  • Geoff Andrew (Premier Advanced TMC & KL Advanced TMC)
  • Gan Poh Lin (Kuantan TMC)
  • Goh Sheen Yee (D'Utama TMC)
  • Cheong Kuok Sum (TTDI TMC)

It's another great meeting to remember and I'm looking forward to the next meeting on 29th September 2009 (Tuesday) and our facilitator this time for sure is Bill Sim ACG (KL Adv TMC) !!!

Yours truly,
Johnson Yike
ACM Coordinator

Monday, August 17, 2009

Toastmasters ACM #38 - Ready, Set, GO!

Greetings Everyone !!!!

Only 24+ hours more to go before ACM #38 this 21 August 2009 (Friday). The challenge has been set and the participants will be having a fantastic listening and giving valuable evaluation & feedback. Our Facilitator is Kay Wong from Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club !!!

The roles have been filled up but those who still wishes to participate and to play Panel Evaluators (5 more slots available) are still welcome !!! so participate now and get your fellow Toastmasters to join the fray !

Speaker #1: Nancy LIEW, ACB ALB (D'Utama, DU Adv)
Advanced Manual: Speaking to Inform manual
Project #5: The Abstract Concept
Title: Stress, Stretch, Trash
Lead Evaluator: CHEONG Kuok Sum, CC CL (TTDI)
Panel 1: Richard YEOW, CC (CIMA)
Panel 2: SOH Fong Wai, DTM (D'Utama, KBTM, MBTM)
Panel 3: Johnson YIKE, ACG ALB (DUTM)

Speaker #2: Marian Lee, ACB CL (TTDI)
Advanced Manual: Story Telling manual
Project #4: The Touching Story
Title: Who Moved My Chopsticks?
Lead Evaluator: Geoff Andrew, DTM (Premier Advanced)
Panel 1: Johnson YIKE, ACG ALB (DUTM)
Panel 2: CHEAH Ai Ling, ACB (CIMA)
Panel 3: GOH Sheen Yee, CC (DUTM)

Speaker #3: SOH Fong Wai, DTM (D'Utama, KBTM, MBTM)
Advanced Manual: Technical Presentation
Project #2: The Proposal
Lead Evaluator: Johnson YIKE, ACG ALB (DUTM)
Panel 1: Nancy LIEW, ACB ALB (D'Utama, DU Adv)
Panel 2: Marian Lee, ACB CL (TTDI)
Panel 3: Richard YEOW, CC (CIMA)

Event: Advanced Communicator Meeting (ACM) #38
Date/Day: 21 August 2009 (Friday)
Time: 7:00pm to 10.00pm

Lee Wei Seong’s Office (Ground Floor)
Bangsar Optometry, 8-0-13,
Ground Floor, Menara Mutiara Bangsar,
Jalan Liku, Off Jalan Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
(location link click here)

The evening's AGENDA here: Download HERE
For more Information and Guidelines about the ACM: Download Here

ACM #38 is organized by D'Utama Toastmasters Club. If you are interested to participate, please feel free to email me (

Thank you !!!!
Best Regards,
Johnson Yike

*Updated as of 20 August 2009, 11:47AM

Regular Meeting: 20 Aug 09 - "Speaking Roster"

Dear fellow Toastmasters
D'utama Toastmasters Club
Wow time really fly!!!
Please note that there are minor reshuffle of speaking slots as edited below.
The Meeting Program is also attached herewith for your kind reference.
Looking forward to meeting all of you at 108 of 2208 ya!!!
No Road Is Too Long
13th Aug 2009
c.c. President Teoh Chun Ming, CC
c.c. Vice-President, Education Marcus Loi, CC
D'utama Toastmasters Club
Regular Meeting - Speaking Roster
20th August 2009, Thursday
@ Room 1.08, Kolej D'sara Utama, 7.30pm sharp
ASA 1 (registration) : Joanne Tham
ASA 2 (call meeting to order) : David Chuah

Language Evaluator : Jessy Chahal, ACB
Teh Tarik for the soul : Hoo Sze Ling
Table Topic Master : Ginger Koh
Table Topic Evaluator : Jatson Ho
Humor Master : Calvin Lim, ACS CL
General Evaluator : G. Jayam, DTM
Ah Counter : Goh Sheen Yee, CC
Time Keeper : Tan Kooi Ching, CC

Project Assignment Speakers - Speech Evaluators
1. Chai Wen Lee (CC#5-Your Body Speaks) - Marcus Loi, CC
2. K.B. Lim (CC#1-The Ice Breaker) - Patrick Khoo
3. Jason Tan (CC#3-Get to the Point) - Lim Bing Yee, ATMB
4. Quah Mei Lee (CC#7-Research Your Topic) - Johnson Yike, ACG ALS

Standby Speakers
1. Lee Chin Shiang (CC#4-How To Say It)
2. Jared Chew (CC#4-How To Say It)

Posted by: Joanne Tham

Sunday, August 16, 2009

CHAMPION for AREA B4 contest!!!!


(on the left, Johnson Yike and on the right is Calvin Lim, Area Governor for Area B4)

D'Utama Toastmasters Club's representative for HUMOROUS and speech EVALUATION contest, Mr. Johnson Yike strikes again! He take away the championship for both titles in Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmasters Club.

The Area B4 Humorous contest starts at 2:00pm sharp.
Contestants are as below:-
1. Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah (Speech Title: Lesson from a barber)
2. Johnson Yike (Speech Title: Crossing the streets of Hanoi)
3. Verra Mono (Speech Title: Because you're the biggest idiot)
4. Ernest Wong (Speech Title: Sam-ples)

Winners for Humorous contest are as below:-
Champion: Johnson Yike, D'Utama Toastmasters Club
1st Runner Up: Ernest Wong, from Pidato Toastmasters Club + HELP Uni. College Toastmasters Club

Area B4 speech Evaluation contest
Contestants are as below:-
1. Verra Mono
2. Johnson Yike, D'Utama Toastmasters Club
3. Abu Bakar, Pidato Toastmasters Club
4. Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah, Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmasters Club

Test Speaker: Seeto (Speech Title: Man's Best Friend)

Winners for speech Evaluation contest as below:-
Champion: Johnson Yike, D'Utama Toastmasters Club
1st Runner Up: Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah, Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmasters Club

In conclusion, let us congratulates our CHAMPION, JOHNSON YIKE!!!!

We feel proud of you and you made our CLUB a GLORY!!

Best Regards,
Joanne Tham
V.P. Public Relations 09/10
D'Utama Toastmasters Club

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Area B4 Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contest

Dear Readers,

Please be advised that on Saturday, 15th August 2009, we are going to have our Area B4 Humorous and Evaluation Speech contest! The venue is at Lafarge’s office – Level 12, Uptown 3, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya. The contest will begin from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

We would like to invite toastmasters members to come, to support, to cheer, and to witness the Area contest and be the first to know the would-be champion among the contestants (from Area B4)!

The champion will represent Area B4 at the Division B contest level on Saturday, 26th September 2009 at Unitar Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya.

The Clubs competing for Area B4 contest are:

1) D’Utama Toastmasters Club

2) KMN Toastmasters Club

3) Lafarge Toastmasters Club

4) Shah Alam Toastmasters Club

5) Kelab Pidato Kuala Lumpur Toastmasters Club

So be there and be ready for this grand event! You don’t want to miss it!

Remarks: For more details, kindly contact our Area B4 Governor, Calvin Lim at

Warmest Regards,

Joanne Tham (on behalf of Calvin Lim)

VPPR for the term 2009/2010

D'Utama Toastmasters Club

"No Road Is Too Long"

Sunday, August 9, 2009

D'Utama Speech Evaluation Contest 2009/2010


DATE : 06 AUGUST 2009
TIME : 7:30PM - 10:00PM
VENUE : Room 1.08, Kolej Damansara Utama PJ

Contest Chair : Steven Lai

Champion : Johnson Yike
1st Runner Up : Allen Kam
2nd Runner Up : Gan Teong Hock

Congratulations the above winners...

Role Players:-
ASA 1 - Marcus Loi
ASA 2 - Lim Bing Yee

Ballot Counter 1 – Cheong Kuok Sum (TTDI Toastmasters Club)
Ballot Counter 2 – Ginger Koh

Chief Judge -

Test Speaker : Jerusah Ravi (with her speech title: THE DARK SIDE)

Other contestants:-
1. Tan Kooi Ching
2. Jason Tan
3. Nancy Liew
4. G. Levin
5. Chan Chee Yoong
6. Joanne Tham
7. Quah Mei Lee
8. Hoo Sze Ling
9. David Chuah
10. R. Visvam

In total we have 13 contestants. Congratulations to all..

We would like to thank all the test speakers, participants, role players, chief judge, judges, toastmasters members and not to forget our beloved guests..

Members, thank you for participated to the evaluation contest by making a great success to it.

Hence, all the winners will be competing again in Lafarge Toastmasters Club on this coming Saturday at Uptown, Damansara Utama. For more details, kindly contact our

Area B4 Governer, Calvin Lim at


Vice President of Education, Marcus Loi at

On Behalf of Contest Chair, Steven Lai
Joanne Tham
V.P. Public Relations 2009/2010
D’Utama Toastmasters Club
“No Road Is Too Long”