Friday, January 29, 2010

Regular Meeting 4 February 2010

Our most recent meeting on 21 January 2010 was a most fruitful one, with 6 table topic speakers and 5 assignment speakers strutting their stuff! We also managed to end the meeting at 10.00 pm (not including business session)!

The one who emerged the Best Assignment Speaker at the meeting on 21 January 2010 will be the Toastmaster of the Evening for the next upcoming meeting! This dedicated and energetic Toastmaster is Jonathan Moh.

Let's be part of this meeting to support and help him to register a memorable meeting on 4 February 2010! The Toastmaster of the Evening promises this to be a night to remember!

The theme is "Wishing You Happy Chinese New Year with a Roar!"

TME: Jonathan Moh
ASA 1: Hafiz
ASA 2: Jatson Ho
Invocation speaker: Lim Bing Yee, ATMB
Table Topic Master: Berry Eng
Table Topic Evaluator: Chan Chee Yoong
General Evaluator: R. Visvam
Language Evaluator: Patrick Khoo
Ah Counter: Christine Chee
Time Keeper: Hoo Sze Ling

Assignment speaker (Project) : Evaluator
1. Yap Bell Xun (CC#2) : Ian Cheong
2. Joanna Tong (CC#5) : Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB
3. Steven Lai (CC#7) : Gan Poh Lin, ACB, ALB
4. Ginger Koh (CC#7) : Johnson Yike, DTM
5. Quah Mei Lee (AC#1) : Calvin Lim, ACB, ALB

The meeting starts at 7.30 pm. See you there on 4 February 2010!

Monday, January 25, 2010

ACM #43 - 26 January 2010 (Tuesday) - READY, SET, GO!!!

(Update #2: 20 January 2010, 11:30AM - All Roles filled)
(Update #1: 20 January 2010, 11:00AM - Role Players added)

Fellow Toastmasters,

I would like to announce that the date for ACM #43 is fixed on 26th January 2010 (Tuesday) and our facilitator is none other than DTM Lee Swee Seng. He is the past Division P Governor (2007/2008). As well as the District 51 champion in both International Speech and table Topics Contest in year 2005 as well as past Speech Evaluation Contest in Division P and W.

Registration for role players are now CLOSED and the meeting is a GO.

Speaker #1: Angeline Lee, CC (Friendship)
Advanced Manual: " Public Relation "
Project # - #1 - " The Goodwill Speech "
Lead Evaluator: SOH Fong Wai, DTM (D'Utama, KBTC, MBTC)
Panel 2: Nancy LIEW, ACB ALB (D' Utama, DU Advanced)
Panel 3: Jane WU, CC (Speecom)

Speaker #2: Johnson YIKE, DTM (D'utama)
Advanced Manual: " Communication on TV "
Project #: #1 - " Straight Talk "
Lead Evaluator: YAU Chau Fong, ACB CL (TTDI)
Panel 1: Richard YEOW, CC (CIMA)
Panel 2: GAN Teong Hock, ACB CL (DUTM, MTBC)
Panel 3: Emil ANTHONY (MAS)

Speaker #3: LEE Xi Wen, ACB (TTDI, Metropolitan Bilingual)
Advanced Manual: " Specialty Speeches "
Project#: #3: - "Sell a Product"
Lead Evaluator: Geoff Andrew, DTM (Premier Advanced, KL Advanced)
Panel 1: GAN Poh Lin, CC ALB (Kuantan)
Panel 2: EU Choi San, CC (Premier Advanced)
Panel 3: FAN Chen Keat, ACS CL (Speecom)

Appointed Timer: ONG Kim Cheong, CC CL( Speecom)


Event: Advanced Communicator Meeting (ACM) #43
Date/Day: 26 January 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00pm to 10.00pm


Lee Wei Seong’s Office
Bangsar Optometry, 8-0-13,
LOWER Ground Floor, Menara Mutiara Bangsar,
Jalan Liku, Off Jalan Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

(Google Map: location link click here)
(Streetdirectory: location link click here)

p/s: Please revert your mail to both me and Janice Lee as I will be out of the country from 22nd January 2010 to 5th February 2010. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

ACM #43 is organized by jointly organize by D'Utama TMC and TTDI Toastmasters Club. ACM is open to ALL Competent Communicator(CC) / Toastmasters (CTM) and above, and members of good standing with their own respective club. NO DOOR Fee but registration is required to attend & for seat allocation (max 18).

Kuok Sum
TTDI Toastmasters Club
Theme: Towards Transformation Development & Improvement
Tel: +6012 689 3511
TTDI TMC Blogspot:

*Posted by Johnson Yike on behalf of ACM Organizing Chair, Cheong Kuok Sum, CC ALB

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Regular Meeting 21 January 2010

Come join us this Thursday (21 January 2010) and find out how an "analytical engineer type strategist" handles being a Toastmaster of the Evening (TME) for the first time ever. 

Expect the unexpected and you won't be disappointed!

TME: Quah Mei Lee, CC
ASA 1: Ooi Li Ann
ASA 2: Lim Bing Yee, ATMB
Invocation speaker: Joanna Tong
Table Topic Master: Steven Lai
Table Topic Evaluator: Jatson Ho
General Evaluator: G. Sivalingam, DTM
Language Evaluator: Goh Sheen Yee, CC
Ah Counter: Gan Teong Hock, ACB, CL
Time Keeper: Christine Chee

Assignment speaker (Project) : Evaluator
1. Hafiz (CC#1) : Yap Bell Xun
2. Chee Fong Hoe (CC#2) : Calvin Lim, ACB, ALB
3. Belinda See (CC#3) : Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB
4. David Chuah (CC#5) : Chai Wen Lee
5. Jonahan Moh (CC#3) : Hoo Sze Ling

See you there!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Friday, January 15, 2010

ACM #42 - Summary

Just before Christmas on 23rd December, ACM #42 took place and It was fantastic to see a great turnout to the meeting though it was the holiday season. It was let by my immediate 'boss', the immediate Past Division B Governor DTM Zaharah IBRAHIM, she facilitated and moderated the meeting with her usual demeanor; Calm, Cool and Compose.

The meeting started on time but there were a few re-shuffling of the Assignment Speakers as the traffic jam for that evening somewhat notorious (than usual). Thus our GAN Poh Lin, CC ALB took to the stage first with her Story Telling manual: Project #2 - Let's Get Personal. Her speech title was 'Do you have a friend called P.I.G.?' and she shared about the sleeping habit and character of her partner ... *'Insider' sources revealed that the speech may be exaggerated or contains part of fiction (hehee ...).

Poh Lin's Panel of Evaluators were composed of CHEONG Kuok Sum, CC CL, Janice LEE, CC and Ivy CHERNG, ACS, ALB, and the Lead Evaluator was SOH Fong Wai, DTM. The interesting take of this evaluation session was the confidence displayed by a particular Panel Evaluator during the Q&A session - she was confident, and took her ground when posed an alternative suggestion. The ACM truly builts confidence not only in the Speakers but the Evaluators as well.

Speaker 2nd was Geoff ANDREW, DTM who did another challenging advanced manual, Communicating On Television: #5 - Training on TV. The Live Presentation was truly an educational and interesting piece, BUT the challenge here was the evaluation would NOT be based on the Live Presentation but based on the Recording (that was took place during the Live).

Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, the recording playback was not possible and Evaluators (Lead Evaluator: Meyyappa MANICKAM, DTM, Panel Evaluators: Johnson YIKE, DTM, Julian GAN, ACB ALB, CHEAH Ai Ling, CC CL) were not able to provide their feedback. HOWEVER, the show much go on and Julian GAN commented on the possibility of having a ZOOM mic or a lapel mic that could be connected to the camera to capture the audio, and Johnson commented on the need for the relevant parties to have backup plans and not to assume. The evaluators will be evaluating THAT RECORDING eventually ... YouTube perhaps.

Our 3rd Speaker was our ACM veteran, GAN Teong Hock, ACB CL, who gave us a Dramatic Speech (The Entertaining Speaker: Project #4) based on his a holiday trip with his family. His story captivated the audience who were glued to his every word.

The Panel Evaluator consisted of Area P3 Governor, EU Choi San, CC, FOONG Xiao Thoong, CC ALB, and Richard YEOW, CC. His Lead Evaluator was Marian LEE, ACB CL. Each of them covered different aspect that could have spiced up the story ranging from stategic pauses, and vocal emphasis.

Our Facilitator, DTM Zaharah Ibrahim demonstrated her kind, caring, and gentle side by re-enforcing our Speakers and Evaluators - stating the improvement she had seen in each one of them compared to her previous encounter with them individually. Special thanks and acknowledgment was extended to ACG Lee Wei Seong for providing us the meeting venue since the start of ACM. Thank you ACG Lee Wei Seong !!!!

Our first time guest, Angeline Lee, CC from Friendship TMC.

(Chief Coordinator Soh Fong Wai, DTM presenting an Token of Appreciation to our Facilitator, Zaharah Ibrahim, DTM)

(Chief Coordinator Soh Fong Wai, DTM presenting an Token of Appreciation to our Organizer, Johnson Yike, DTM)
In conclusion, I really had a wonderful time being the Organizing Chair for the past six ACMs (from ACM #36 to ACM #42). It was truly an enlightening experience that have stected my knowledge especially in Publicity and Blogging. The mantel has now been handed over to Area W4 Governor: CHEONG Kuok Sum, CC CL who will be taking over from ACM #43 to ACM #48.

The date of the next ACM (#43) has been finalized on 26 January 2009 (Tuesday) and the Facilitator is LEE Swee Sing, ATMS from Premier Advanced Toastmasters Club. Confirm your participation soonest possible with Kuok Sum ( and see you all there !!!!

Yours truly,
Johnson Yike, DTM
ACM #36 - #42 Organizing Chair
D'Utama Toastmasters Club

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nancy Liew has attained Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)!

How do you feel about achieving ACS?

"Upon the achievement of Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS), I find much more about myself. How a meaningful life can be is depend on the amount of value imparted from one's thought and action. Such process is possible through the practice of positive communication and leadership skills. The Club is the best place for me to explore. A well-rounded learning takes time. I have filled some inadequacies along the journey, and still filling up...

It's also about reaching another milestone. With the continuous sharing of opinions by my mentors ACG Lee Wei Seong and DTM G Sivalingam all these years, I sincerely thank them from my bottom of my heart. Not forgetting our President CC Teoh Chun Ming, one of the very thoughtful leaders with his team and his theme - "No Road Is Too Long", I truly enjoyed this marvelous path in toastmaster. I will continue to progress to reach the next milestone!"


To be eligible for the Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) award, one must have achieved Advanced Communicator Bronze award or Advanced Toastmaster Bronze award), completed two additional advanced communication manuals (may not be those completed for any previous award) and conducted any two presentations from the Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series. For more information, go on to 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Regular Meeting: 7th January 2010

Regular Meeting: 7th January 2010 (Thursday) 

Welcome to the 1st D’Utama Toastmasters Club regular meeting of 2010! At the helm will be the Toastmasters of the Evening, Hoo Sze Ling, joined by a team comprising of some of the most dynamic people in the Klang Valley!

“En route to success!” is the theme for the evening that will see both up-and-coming and veteran speakers who make this club a force to be reckoned with!

The date : 7 January 2010 (Thursday)
The time : 7.30pm

TME: Hoo Sze Ling
ASA 1 (Gate Collection):
ASA 2 (Introduction): Christine Chee
Invocator: Yap Bell Xun
Table Topic Master: Quah Mei Lee, CC
Table Topic Evaluator: R. Viswam
Humor Master: Jonathan Moh
General Evaluator: Lee Wei Seong, ACG, CL
Language Evaluator: Belinda See
Ah Counter: Berry Eng
Time Keeper: Chee Fong Hoe

Assignment Speaker (Project) - Evaluator
K.B. Lim (CC#3) – Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB
Joanna Tong (CC#4) – Johnson Yike, DTM
Goh Sheen Yee (AC#1) – Gan Poh Lin, CC, ALB
G. Sivalingam (AC#1) – Gan Teong Hock, ACB, CL

See you there!