Sunday, November 21, 2010

Meeting on 18 November 2010 with mini-workshop by DTM, G.Sivalingam

The meeting kicked off with a mini-workshop by Distinguished Toastmaster, G.Sivalingam who talked about persuasive and inspirational elements that go into a speech.

DTM,G.Sivalingam shares on the Do's and Don'ts when it comes to presenting a persuasive or inspirational speech.

Do personalize
Do tell stories
Do share about yourself
Do entertain
Don't report
Don't preach
Don't lecture

The audience listening attentively

D'Utama Toastmasters Club welcomes two new members : Louis Joubert (L) and Nick Tozer (R)!

Ruth was the Toastmaster of the Evening! The theme for the meeting was "Try and fail but don't fail to try"

Distinguished Toastmaster, Johnson Yike wins the Best Speaker Award!

Alex Tan, CTM wins Best Evaluator award!

President, Marcus Loi, CC, CL gives a rousing closing address!
Ruth Ting receives a token of appreciation from President, Marcus Loi, CC, CL for taking up the challenge of being the Toastmaster of the Evening!

Two members receive the First-Time Speaker ribbons for delivering their maiden speeches that night! Congratulations to Louis Joubert (L) and Stephanie Look (R)!
Come join us at our next meeting to be held on 2 December 2010!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

D'Utama Toastmasters celebrate Deepavali!

Deepavali fell on 5 November 2010 this year! We chose to celebrate the Festival of Lights in Klang. First stop was Distinguished Toastmaster Siva's house.

Posing outside Siva's house
Delectable roti jala awaited us

... and delicious chicken curry
Dinner at Port Village Seafood

Waiting graciously for dinner to be served

Thumbs up for what's to come!
 The array of dishes that we feasted upon included:

Fried tauhu

Fried mee hoon

Fried vegetables

Fried prawns

Hokkien mee

Marmite crabs

Steamed fish with chili paste

Satisfied patrons?
After dinner, we all decided to take a walk along the Klang river! 

One last stop at Old Town White Coffee before going home!

N.B. Photos have been provided courtesy of Hoo Sze Ling and Yap Bell Xun

Here's to many more fun enjoyable outings!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Deepavali Meeting

On 4 November 2010, we had another AWESOME meeting, led by the Toastmaster of the Evening, G. Levin!

Zad Datu looks calm and collected before the meeting.

Li Ann and a guest, Tan Yu Sing sit comfortably before the meeting began.

Goh Sheen Yee, CC and Lim Bing Yee, ATMB come dressed in the theme of the meeting : Deepavali!

Nik Datu and his winning smile receive members and guests as they arrive for the meeting.

Ying Shuen, Calvin Lim, ACS and Area B5 Governor, Gan Poh Lin, ACB, ALB were there too.

Nick Tozer, a guest who is now attending the club meeting for the third time in a row, all ready to sign up as a member!

Club Treasurer, Yap Bell Xun and Reuben Raja, a guest and member of SCOPE Toastmasters Club

The lovely husband and wife team: Gan Poh Lin, ACB, ALB and Johnson Yike, DTM

Yap Bell Xun calls the meeting to order

President, Marcus Loi, CC, CL delivers his Presidential Speech, emphasizing the crucial importance of good communication skills

Toastmaster of the Evening, G. Levin (also our Club Secretary) takes over! He explains the meaning of Deepavali and its connection to the meeting's theme.

Joanna Tong, resplendent in a Vietnamese dress suit is the Invocation Speaker with her "Dash" speech that centres on living life to the fullest.

Calvin Lim, ACS delivers his evaluation of the 6 Table Topic speakers

Jonathan Moh (also the Club's Sergeant-At-Arms) as Humour Master

Ho Liam Chang, Henry Fu, ACB, CL, Gan Teong Hock, ACS, CL, and Alex Tan, CTM

Joanna Tong, Hoo Sze Ling, CC and Goh Sheen Yee, CC

Eric Lim and a guest, Grace

Guests, JJ and Shawn Lim introduce themselves for the benefit of the club

Zad Datu and Yap Ying Shuen receive their Member Kits from President, Marcus Loi, CC, CL as part of the member acceptance ceremony

Jonathan Moh, flashes his mega-watt smile as he receives Best table Topic Speaker award from President Marcus Loi, CC, CL

Zad Datu receives the Best Speaker award from President Marcus Loi, CC, CL

Johnson Yike, DTM receives yet another Best Evaluator award from President Marcus Loi, CC, CL

Zad Datu and Yap Ying Shuen delivered their Icebreaker Speeches during this meeting and for their excellent effort, both receive the First-Time Speaker award! Congratulations!

President Marcus Loi, CC, CL and Ruth Ting
The gorgeous ladies who illuminated the evening!!
(L-R) Goh Sheen Yee, CC; Lina, a guest; Vice-President of Membership, Ginger Koh; and Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB

What a meeting!

DUTM Speaker #1

DUTM Evaluator #1

DUTM Speaker & Evaluator #2

DUTM Speaker & Evaluator #3

DUTM Speaker & Evaluator #4

The next awesome meeting will be held on 18 November 2010!