The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) is a Toastmasters programme designed to instill communication and leadership amongst the youth. Usually held at least once a year, D’Utama Toastmasters Club recently conducted their YLP on 18 & 19 December 2009. Garnering full participation from youths, the programme was officially a resounding success!
“Chief Coordinator Steven Lai had led the entire programme from start to end. He patiently and tirelessly built the youngsters' confidence in public speaking throughout the 2 days. Steven definitely inspired their desire to learn and helped them to overcome stage-fright and perform to the best of their ability.
Having been a participant on the YLP organized by D’Utama Toastmasters Club 2 years ago, this time round Hafidz found himself in the role of a mentor. This is what he has to say about the whole experience :
Hafidz is seen here delivering his evaluation of his mentee during the YLP on 18 December 2009.
“I find that being a participant and a mentor are 2 different things. Being a mentor gave me a chance to have a different view of the YLP programme; how it is set up and organized. It was like killing 2 birds with 1 stone; I get to be a mentor and learn and revise what I’ve learnt before. I also get to learn how to be a leader which is a good training ground. this being my 1st time as a mentor in any type of programme or seminar, I learnt not to underestimate people. Other than that, I also learnt the PIE method of evaluation! Last time they taught me the Sandwich method. Now it’s PIE and the XXX method of listening! I get the feeling that Toastmaster love food so much so that they apply food in methods of learning and teaching! Ha ha! Anyway, I’ve learn a lot from this programme. If there is another YLP, I would definitely like to be a mentor again.”
To view photos during the programme provided courtesy of Ian Cheong, please click here
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