Monday, September 24, 2012

Congratulations to Alex Tan, who won the Area B4 Humorous Speech Contest @ 8th Sept 2012 at Taylor's Lakeide Campus.

  Alex Tan is also the Humorous Speech Champion in D'Utama Toastmasters Club.

Monday, September 17, 2012

DUTM Club Meeting on 20th September 2012

(updated as of 18 Sept, 1:00PM by Johnson) 

Dear members,
Our next meeting on 20 September 2012 will be no ordinary one! It will be a JOINT MEETING with Sunway Toastmasters Club! Did you know that our club is the club sponsor for Sunway Toastmasters Club? So indeed we have a long history with this wonderful club which meets on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of the month! Read more about them on their blog!
All speaking slots have been taken up but don't worry! There are plenty of roles available for you to hone your speaking skills and get credited for them in your Competent Leadership (CL) manual! Please remember to bring your CL manual with you to the meeting and appoint a member to be your evaluator for the relevant projects!

Here is the much awaited list of role players for the meeting:

Toastmaster of the Evening     : Jack Ng
Theme of the Meeting              : Just Do It

ASA1 (Registration)                  : Vacant
ASA2 (Call meeting to order)    : Chan Yew Choong, TM
Teh Tarik for the Soul               : Andrew Chieng, TM
Table Topic Master                   : Kenneth Chen, TM

Table Topic Evaluator               : Lim Bing Yee, ATMB
Humour Master                         : Vacant

Ah Counter                                : KC Gan, TM
Time Keeper                              : Chee Foe Hoe
Language Evaluator                  : Steven Lai, CC

General Evaluator                     : S.K. Ratnam, DTM

Assignment Speakers / Speech Evaluators
1. Timothy Tan                          CC #1    (Evaluator #1: Calvin Lim, ACS)
2. Jo Chung Kit Chan                CC # 2   (Evaluator #2: Aaron Ng, CC  )
3. Jason Chew                          CC # 10  (Evaluator #3:  Lincoln Leong , ACB/CL )
4. Selina Chong of Sunway TM Club   (Evaluator #4:  Allen Kam, ACS, ALB )

To all speakers, please email Jack your speech title, speech objectives, name of manual, and notes to the evaluator by latest Monday 17 September 2012. His email address is

Monday, September 10, 2012

D'UTM Club Meeting on 6th September 2012

    Table Topic Champion: Kooi Ching

    Best Assignment Speaker: Allen Kam

    Best Evaluator: Steven Lai

    TME - Nancy Liew

    New achievement from Kooi Ching
    Best Tie award for Nick Tozer
    Best Scarf for Lim Bing Yee
    General Evaluator (GE) of the Day - Mr. G Jayam
    A token for Ester for bringing in three of her friends.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Video: 16 August 2012 Meeting

President's and TME's Opening Address

Teh Tarik for the Soul (Invocation Session)

Humor Session

Speaker #2: Underwater World

Competent Communicator project #5: Your Body Speaks. Speech Objectives: click here
Speech Evaluation:

Speaker #3: Turn Your Roof Into A Pot of Gold

Competent Communicator project #9: Persuade With Power. Speech Objectives: click here
Speech Evaluation:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Events and Announcements (Sept 2012)

Dear Fellow D'Utama Toastmasters Members,

I hope this email finds you well and you had a fantastic long weekend along with Merdeka Day. We are moving to the third month of the term and wish to share with you the exciting events that will be taking place;

Events / Activities:
  1. Regular Club meeting - 6th Sept 12 (Thursday)
    Under the stewardship of our Past President, Nancy Liew ACS ALS. Come and support your fellow members and friends who will be delivering their speeches and conquering their fears. More information here:
  2. Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest (Area Level) - 8th Sept 12 (Saturday)
    The club's champions Alex Tan and Johnson Yike will be competing at the next level at Taylor's Lakeside Campus (map) from 1:30PM to 5:30PM. The club is sponsoring 10 tickets to support our champions. Thus members who can confirm their attendance, please come see me this Thursday (6 Sept) for your FREE ticket (First-come-first-serve). Otherwise you can purchase the ticket for RM10 during the contest day.
  3. Joint Meeting with Sunway Toastmasters Club - 20th Sept 12 (Thursday).
    D'Utama will be hosting the first joint meeting with our sister club on this date. This will be a great time for camaraderie, fellowship and networking. Contact our VPE Hoo Sze Ling to take up a role now.
  4. Retreat to Saujana Janda Baik (Nov 3 (Sat) - 4 (Sun) 2012)
    The first fellowship trip of the term is here. Our VPM Chu Shi Wei, CC has announced that dates and place, and the activities includes 'Jungle Trekking', 'River Tubing', Food and Games' and many more. It is open to family and friends. Kindly contact our VPE Chu Shi Wei for registration and deposit (RM50) to secure your place.

  1. Semi-Annual Dues (Oct 12 - Mar 13).
    Our Treasurer Jack Ng has announced via email and during the club that the Semi-Annual Dues collection has started. Kindly make your payments in a timely manner via the methods he shared to avoid any disruption to your learning and experience. Take advantage of the prepaid door fee to save 23% and accelerate your learning experience.

The above events/activities are some of the catalyst and opportunities to expedite your respective growth. Reach out your hand and grab it - the power is in your hands.

Yours truly,
Johnson Yike
Club President (Term 2012/13)
Catalyst @ Work
Date: 4 Sept 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

6 Sept 2012: Find Your Voice, Serve The World

Dearest D'Utama Toastmasters Club,

Good morning and Selamat Merdeka!!!

Did you catch BLUE Moon on this historical day? Yes! It's fall on 55th year of our national day ~ 31st August 2012!
If you miss it, according to reliable source, it comes in year 2018. :)
I am making a point here, when opportunity knocks, grab it!!

I am pleased to announce that our speaking opportunities in upcoming meeting have completely taken !
We will have 4 dynamic assignment speakers to exercise their verbal-gymnastic and body language, let's guess what's their revelation behind... :)

The theme of this meeting is "Find Your Voice, Serve The World".  Why this theme ?  Want to know?  Please find out and join me to explore the fun and fulfilling experience in public speaking and be who you wish to be as a person.

Guys, please come in your BEST TIE and long sleeve shirt.  For ladies, smartly dressed and preferably come in BEST SCARF. Winners will be surprised with mystery prizes.

Here's our Regular Meeting Programme for 6th Sept 2012 for your reference.  
See you at 7pm (be early to serve our guests), @ KDU Room 1.08, 6th Sept 2012 Thursday.

Have a wonderful and enjoyable holiday!

Kind regards,
Nancy Liew
Toastmaster of the Evening
Toastmaster of the Evening          : Nancy Liew,  ACS ALS
Theme of the Meeting                  :  Find Your Voice, Serve the World

ASA1 (Registration)                      :   Jack Ng
ASA2 (Call meeting to order)          :  Esther Lim
Teh Tarik for the Soul                   :  Marcus Loi, CC CL
Table Topic Master                       :   Lim Bing Yee, ATMB
Table Topic Evaluator                    :  Chu Shi Wei, CC
Ah Counter                                 :   Dianna Khoo
Time Keeper                               :   Chan Yew Choong
Language Evaluator                      :   Choong Voon Kwong
General Evaluator                         :   G Jayam, DTM

Assignment Speakers / Speech Evaluators
1.  Andrew Chieng                CC # 4                 (Evaluator # 1 :  Nik Tozer )
2.  Chee Fong Hoe                CC # 4                 (Evaluator # 2 :  Goh Sheen Yee, CC )
3.  Billy Low                          CC # 6                 (Evaluator # 3 :  Calvin Lim, ACB )
4.  Allen Kam                        AC#1 Professional Speaker (Evaluator # 4 :  Steven Lai, CC )