Monday, May 27, 2013

Workshop on 30th May 2013: The Power of Ideas: Thinking & Creativity

The Power Of Ideas: Thinking & Creativity

Date: 30th May 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Room, 1.05 Kolej Damansara Utama (KDU)
Trainer: G. Sivalingam, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
Fees:  RM10 for D'Utama Members
           RM15 for non-members

Registration: Click Here

Workshop Rationale:

At some point, all of us need to develop creative ideas in our careers, families, or just to make a change in our lives. Then, we get frustrated when we end up with the same old ideas, and the same old outcomes. This workshop explains the link between the type of thinking we usually carry out, such as divergent and convergent thinking, and the creativity of the ideas we develop. Mini lectures, exercises and debriefs will help you to enhance the type of thinking, particularly divergent thinking, which increase your chances of coming up with fresh new ideas and solutions for the problems you encounter in your daily life.
  • Appreciate the elements of listening which lead to understanding of what is actually being spoken
  • Understand what is being communicated by listening actively

Your Benefits:

  • Be Aware of Your Habitual Way of Thinking.
  • Appreciate The Existence of Multiple Ways of Thinking of an Issue
  • Develop New Approaches to Solve Old Problems


The workshop will be based on a mixture of mini lectures, and practical exercises, combined with debriefs. 

The Trainer:

G.Sivalingam is a leading trainer and consultant in the fields of written and spoken communications, especially high level presentations, such as reports. His focus is on helping writers and speakers to understanding their target readers, and craft the report or communication to get the key message across, in a way that the readers can understand, especially when complex or sophisticated information is involved. He is particularly skilled in helping professionals, who have very specialized skills, to make a strong impact on readers and listeners, including those who may have little or no knowledge of the field, and yet need to take action, based on the information provided. His clients include Astro, X-Fab Semiconductor, Indah Water, Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering, Mesiniaga, SapuraCrest Petroleum, and Poyry Energy.

Siva’s background includes a degree in Chemical Engineering, with 7 years experience in manufacturing, including several years in Quality Assurance work for medical product companies, plus 7 years experience in documenting a variety of software projects, including telecommunications and banking solutions. This experience, in addition to his consultancy work with Malaysian franchisors in understanding their businesses, and sharing that understanding with their franchisees through operations manuals, all give him a unique perspective in helping clients to improve their own communication skills.


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

D'Utama Toastmasters Club AGM Report - 18th May 2013

D’Utama Toastmasters Club Annual General Meeting on 18 May 2013

We are pleased to report that D’Utama Toastmasters Club held its 29th Annual General Meeting on 18th May 2013 at the Club, Bukit Utama. In line with tradition, members were first treated to dinner at Super Tanker.

The AGM took place at The Augusta Room. There was already much buzz amongst the members before the start of the AGM; it was a time for members to catch up with one another in anticipation of what was to be tabled.

The Club President, Johnson Yike took the lead by presenting a short summary of the term that he has led.

Vice-President Education Hoo Sze Ling delivered her report on the organization of meetings, contests, and workshops during the term. She highlighted the achievements of members such as Johnson Yike and Alex Tan who have consistently represented the club at area and division contests and making the club proud in the process. The club is will on its way to achieving President’s Distinguished Club Status.

Vice-President Membership Chu Shi Wei reported on the membership strength of the club with some notable reinstatement of members and ensuring that fellowship outings are organized to strengthen bonds among members.

Vice-President Public Relations Choong Voon Kwong reported on the successful management of the website and Facebook group for the club. These proved to be effective in drawing attracting interest to the club events and activities.

Treasurer Jack Ng reported on the club accounts and fielded questions regarding the income and expenditure.

After the presentation of the reports by the respective Exco members, the much-awaited elections took place. Immediate Past President Steven Lai mediated the entire process.

We are pleased to present the Executive Committee 2013/2014 as follows:

President: Hoo Sze Ling

Vice-President Education: Henry Fu

Vice-President Membership: Choong Voon Kwong

Vice-President Public Relations: Jack Ng

Secretary: Jasmine Khoo

Treasurer: Chan Yew Choong

Sergeant-at-Arms: Chee Fong Hoe

Committee Members: Marcus Loi, G. Levin, and Terence Ham

Other matters were discussed, especially pertaining to fund-raising for the club and maintenance of club membership fees.

President-Elect Hoo Sze Ling delivered a brief acceptance speech as the incoming President for the term 2013/2014, pledging to lead and support the Exco members to execute their duties to the best of their abilities and urged the members to continue supporting the club.

The AGM was adjourned at 11.45 pm.

From left back row (Members): Gan Teong Hock, Irene Koh, Chu Shi Wei, Calvin Lim, Nancy Liew, Ruth Ting, G Siva, Sheen Yee, Steven Lai.

From left, front row: Terrence Ham (Sergeant-at-arm), Jasmine Khoo (Secretary), Jack Ng (VPPR), Henry Fu (VPE), Hoo Sze Ling (New elected President), Johnson Yike (Current President), V K Choong (VPM), Chan Yew Choong (Treasurer), G. Levin (Committee member), Marcus Loi (Committee member).

AGM Meeting at Super Tanker - 18th May 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Next Meeting: 16 May 2013

Marcus Loi, CC, CL will be our TME for the upcoming meeting on 16 May 2013! Don't miss it!

Theme : The Power of You

Theme : The Power of You
TME: Marcus Loi
ASA1: vacant
ASA2: Terence Ham
Teh Tarik for the Soul: vacant
Humour Master: Choong Voon Kwong
Table Topic Master:  G.Levin
Table Topic Evaluator : vacant

General Evaluator: Chu Shi Wei, CC

Language Evaluator:  Chan Yew Choong
Ah Counter: Henry Fu, ACB, ALB
Time Keeper: Irene Koh
Speaker 1: Jo Chung CC#4                            (Evaluator 1: Goh Sheen Yee, ACB)
Speaker 2 Shawn Chen CC#4                      (Evaluator 2: Hoo Sze Ling, ACB)
Speaker 3: Billy Low, CC#10                         (Evaluator 3: G. Sivalingam, DTM)
Speaker 4: Teoh Chun Ming,CC, ALB AC#5     (Evaluator 4: Johnson Yike, DTM)