Friday, March 16, 2012

D'Utama TMC Meeting - 15 March 2012 (Thank You)

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Dear D'Utamarians,

The time machine take off sharp at 7:30pm and safely landed at 10pm sharp (Mar 15, 2012)...A great evening with more than 40 people in the meeting...full of positive energy, great learning and fun

I like to thanks all my roles players...and 23 guests who attended the meeting and give full support to the THEME: TIME MACHINE

ASA Teoh Chun Ming reached the venue around 6:30pm ...thanks to Teoh Chun Ming, Siva, Johnson Yike, Cheong Kuok Sum who help to set up the room. LE Henry Fu selected a word HORIZON and your EVALUATION on language usage was sharp and appropriate. Ah Counter VK and Timer Andrew who performed their duties to the very best of their abilities

Acting President Hoo Sze Ling opening speech was great, Marcus Loi's Teh Tarik for the Soul bring us to the past (in comply with the theme time machine) and kick start the meeting with ooomm....

G Levin as Table Topics Master take the audience to the Past, Present and Future....follow by feedback by Nancy Liew as TT Evaluator to 6 speakers who quote different timing ...I feel like I m travelling in different time Horizon...Great Job Levin and Nancy

Humour Masters Hoo Sze Ling once again take us to another time Horizon usual Sze Ling make us laugh before the break. We had great fellowship (break) session for 15 min

Assignment speaker Claudine with great courage delivered her Ice Breaker...the audience voted her as the best speaker for the night, Jack's speech Verbal English was relevant and related to our day to day life. Shi Wei's speech was informative, I like your visual aids (the picture)...I learned something from your speech

GE Cheong Kuok Sum with his team of Evaluators Gan Teong Hock, Emil Anthony, Johnson Yike and Sivalingam (Special Thanks to Siva who evaluate my advanced assignment as TME) offer constructive feedback to all the speakers...great learning during the feedback session

Overall...the meeting was full of special thanks to VPE Jonathan who help to print the Agenda and Teoh Chun Meng for helping to off the light while TIME MACHINE take off

Great Meeting...a fulfilling night....Great Job to all Role Players

SOH Fong Wai
TME for Mar 15, 2012

D'Utama TMC Meeting - 1st March 2012 (Write-Up)

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It was a rainy evening but that did not stop D’Utama Toastmasters members from having a successful meeting on the 1st of March. The Toastmaster of the Evening (TME) was Lee Wei Seong. Teoh Chun Ming called for the meeting at 7:35pm, and both members and guests were continuously coming in throughout the 1st part of the meeting. As usual, we started the meeting with the singing of our national anthem and then continue with the guest introductions. Among the guests from various backgrounds, we have Lang, who’s a high school English teacher and Chung, who is a hairstylist that wanted to be a fashion advisor. We have a total of 37 members and guests attended the meeting. This was one of the most crowd I’ve experienced.

Wei Seong, started with the introduction of the theme of the evening and gracefully thanked those who made it to the meeting despite the rain and traffic. The word of the day, “Meticulous”, were introduced by Kelly Ang. Nancy Liew then quickly started the mini-workshop by presenting and explaining to us the importance of Toastmasters, and the Communication and Leadership tracks. It helped us to understand more on how being a Toastmaster and its program could help us to achieve our goals. Marcus Loi was the Humor Master for the night. He shared his customer service experience with us and it was a good 3 minutes of humor to allow us to loosen up.

We then headed off for a break. We had delicious Nasi Briyani, Rendang Chicken and tropical fruits. It was a time for members and guests get to know each other better.

The meeting resumed after 18 minutes. Diana Khoo started off with her Ice Breaker speech by briefing us on her background and her family. VK was the 2nd assignment speaker, and he definitely did show us the real meaning of brotherhood. It was his 3rd speech in the club. Chai Wen Lee was up next after VK, she shared with us on how she greatly appreciated Lee Wee Siong in helping her personal growth in Toastmaster. The last assignment speaker was Yip Wah Pung. Yip Wah Pung has joined Toastmaster for a long time, and he was really humorous when he told the members and guests on how strict the TM was in the olden days and how some of the speakers need to re-do their speeches (even the President himself) just because they didn’t inspire the audience.

After we have all the evaluators provided the feedbacks to the assignment speakers, it was time to give out the awards. The Assignment Speaker of the night award went to VK Choong and the Evaluator of the night award went to Hoo Sze Ling. As part of the D’Utama Toastmasters Club traditional, Diana Khoo received her First Speech award.

The meeting ended with a great closing by Acting President, Jonathan Moh.

Written by Jack Ng

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Videos: Table Topics Contest (2011/12)

D'Utama Toastmasters Club conducted its Table Topics Contest (Term 2011/12) on 16 February 2012 where it saw 10 members competing on the topic, "Tomorrow Is Depends On You".

Missed it? Well no worries, catch up and watch the videos below;

Contestant #1

Contestant #2

Contestant #3

Contestant #4

Contestant #5

Contestant #6

Contestant #7

Contestant #8

Bonus Question #1: Every Thing Has Beauty, But Not Everyone Sees It

Bonus Question #2: To Acquire Knowledge, One Must Study. To Acquire Wisdom, One Must Observe

Friday, March 2, 2012

How To Say It Right!

Dear members,

Have you ever wonder, how can you communicate effectively or engage in conversation with others by ensuring that the message that you pass to is always audible to your audience?

Metropolitan Bilingual Toastmasters Club is organizing a workshop on "How to Speak English with Confidence" whose the trainer is none other than Miss. Lily Fu.  Lily Fu holds a Master in Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) from University Malaya, An Associate Diploma in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) from Trinity College, London and a Certificate in TESOL from Sheffield Hallan University, UK.  She is also a professional trainer certified by IPMA, UK, an associate consultant with QUEST LEARNING Sdn Bhd and a certified trainer in Tourism English.

So, what will you learn in this workshop?

At this interactive workshop, you will be introduce to the basic IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)- a powerful tool that can help to make a difference everytime you speak. Thus, learning how to pronounce the words correctly, improve your enunciation, boost your speaking confidence, and enhance your professional image.

Do Sign up ASAP, as opportunity such as this doesn't come often. For more details about the venue, fee  and the workshop date is stated below:

Date: Tuesday, 6th March 2012
Time: 7.00pm - 10.00 p.m
Organizer: Metropolitan Bilingual Toastmasters Club
Venue : Level 2, Wisma WIM 7, Jalan Abang Haji Gopeng
              Taman Tun Dr Ismail
              60000 Kuala Lumpur

How much?
RM 10.00 per pax for TM Only

RM 15:00 per pax for Members of the Public.

If you have any enquiries, purchase or reservation of tickets, please contact Henry Fu (012-3023088) or email him

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Morning walk/jog Bukit Kiara Park

Dear members,

Shall we meet up for a morning walk this Saturday 3 March 2012 at Bukit Kiara Park? Let's meet 7.30 am! 

For some of us who have signed up for the Brooks Marathon on 11 March 2012, this would be a great opportunity to start training!

We can go for breakfast at nearby TTDI square after the walk! 

Let me know if you're joining us and we can arrange to meet at the foot of Bukit Kiara Park!

International & Table Topic Speech Contest

It was a truly amazing and enjoyable contest with courages and experience contestants from D'Utama Toastmaster Club competing against themselves to represent the club for annual International Speech & Table Topic Contest for the term 2011/2012. The purpose of this contest is to allow the members to gain impromptu experience in a contest and also to promote the club to the guests around the Klang Valley region. It was a big turnout from our members & guest this year. The whole room was fulfill with laughter and joy while our contestants are sharing their wonderful and interesting stories.  We have 5 contestants for the International Speech & 8 contestant for the Table Topic Contest.

  1. Johnson Yike
  2. Alex Tan
  3. Steven Lai
  4. Hoo Sze Ling
  5. Henry Fu
  1. Henry Fu
  2. Chu Shi Wei
  3. Joseph Tham
  4. Marcus Loi
  5. Hoo Sze Ling
  6. Billy
  7. Alex Tan
  8. Johnson Yike

I must said a big thank you to our organizing chair, Steven Lai for organize such a successful contest. Credit also given to all the role players and Our Chief Judge, Ng Lay Theng, and her judges team who play a very important part in this contest...

Humorous Speech Contest: 
1st - Steven Lai
2nd – Hoo Sze Ling
3rd - Alex Tan

Table Topic Contest: 
1st – Johnson Yike
2nd – Hoo Sze Ling
3rd - Chu Shi Wei

Well done! Congratulations to all the winners and participants. And we hope everyone have gained valuable experience by participating and witnessing the contests.

Do come and support our president Steven Lai and Johnson Yike for the next competition which is going to held at Larfarge Uptown on 10th March 2012. Details as below:

Date: 10th March 2012 (Saturday)

Time: 1.00pm - 1.30pm (Registration & Light Lunch)
          1:30pm - 2.00pm (Contestants & Judges Briefing)
          2.00pm                (Contest proper)

Venue: Larfarge Malayan Cement Bhd Corporate Office,
             Leve 12,  Bangunan TH Uptown 3,
             No. 3, Jalan SS21/39, Damasara Utama,
             47400 Petaling Jaya

Fees : RM 10 for non-participating members/ guests.

Contact: Area B4 Governor Gan Teong Hock

Written by Joseph