Monday, September 29, 2014

Regular Meeting on 2 October 2014

Dear members,

Our next meeting will be on this coming Thursday, 2 October 2014. The TME will be our VPE, Jack Ng, CC. Please come and join us to make this meeting a successful one.

Results for Joint Area D2 & D4 Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Our club members have once again keep D'Utama Toastmasters Club's flag flying high at the Joint Area D2 & D4 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest last Saturday at Menara Gamuda, PJ Trade Centre.

D'Utama Toastmasters Club, represented by winners at the club level contest, Hoo Sze Ling & Amonre Chew (Humorous Speech) and G. Sivalingam & Johnson Yike (Speech Evaluation) competed with contestants from 3 other clubs at Area D4 i,e,

1) eCEOS Toastmasters Club
2) EcoWorld Toastmasters Club
3) Mas Mawar Toastmasters Club

Our club members emerged victorious at the Area contests and will proceed to compete at the Division D contest on 11 October 2014.

Below are some pictures taken during the Contest for your pleasure viewing:

Humorous Speech contestants from D'Utama, Hoo Sze Ling & Amonre Chew holding their trophies and certificates with Area D4 Governor, Leong Soo Qi 

Evaluation Speech contestants from D'Utama, G. Sivalingam & Johnson Yike holding their certificates with Area D4 Governor, Leong Soo Qi.

Club members who were at Menara Gamuda to support D'Utama contestants

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT: D51 Quality Speech Contest & Mentoring Workshop

Dear Members,

There will be workshop this Sun (28th Sept 2014) on how to make a winning speech, how to be a contest judge and how to help the club in achieving DCP goals and MORE....

Date    : 28th Sept (Sun)
Time   : 9am
Venue : Wisma IJM, 
              Jalan Yong Shook Lin,
              Petaling Jaya

Facilitators: IPDG Kiang Fang Pyng, DTM & PDG, Ramdas Nayar, DTM

Door Fees: RM15/pax (includes lunch)

Kindly refer to the attached flyer for more information.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

KL International Convention 2014 - Write up by Henry Fu

Dear Fellow Members,

If you are interested to find out and read more (and also watch and listen) about the happenings at the TI Convention held at KLCC from 20 - 23 Aug 2014, click on the link below to read and witness what you have missed (for non-delegates).

Here is a summary of what you will benefit :-

1.  Description of highlights of the event

2.  A link to hear the full speech (video) by Astro's CEO, Datuk Rohana Rozhan at the Toastmasters Golden Gavel award (24 mins)

3.  Another link to hear the 3-minute snippet (video) of the winning speech "I see something in you but I don't know what it is?" by 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking - Dananjaya Hettiarachchi of Sri Lanka (District 82 - India and Sri Lanka).

Also enjoy viewing the photos and find out why the author stated emphatically that joining Toastmasters is "the best investment I have made in my personal development!".

To top it off, I am pleased to share with all of you a personal photo of me posing with 2014 WCPS Dananjaya - that rare, indelible and memorable and probably once-in-a-lifetime snapshot :

2014 WCPS - Dananjaya Hettiarachchi (Sri Lankan) & Yours Truly Henry Fu. Photo taken at KL Convention Centre on 23 Aug 2014.

Henry Fu
Club President

Regular Meeting 18 Sept 2014

Dear members and guests,

It was yet another interesting meeting held on 18 Sept 2014, 2 days after our nation celebrated its birthday, the Malaysia Day.The Toastmasters of the Evening, Jasmine Khoo has carefully chosen the theme "Be Proud of Your Identity" for this meeting. In her opening remarks, she has urged all the members and guests to be proud of their identity as friendly Malaysians and also to take pride that they are part of the Toastmasters International movement.

It was indeed a pleasure to have the presence of the Area D4 Governor, Leong Soo Qi  CC CL to our club for her official visit during this meeting. Although Soo Qi was scheduled to give her address as the Area Governor that night, she volunteered to speak during the table topics session and shared with us her trip to Taiwan. Well Done, Soo Qi!

Here are some photos taken during the meeting for your pleasure viewing.

The Club President, Henry Fu presenting the Best Table Topics Speaker award to DTM G.Sivalingam. 

Club President Henry FU presenting the Best Assignment Speaker award to Lee Boon Wei with his speech title "Hiking".

The Club President, Henry Fu presenting the Best Evaluator award to DTM Johnson Yike for his comprehensive evaluation. 

Leong Soo Qi, CC CL (Area D4 Governor) delivering her address during her visit to the club.  

Henry Fu presenting a "Thank You" card to the TME, Jasmine Khoo. 

Henry Fu presenting a token of appreciation to Leong Soo Qi for her presence during the meeting.

The meeting was a success with the support from all members and role players. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 2 October 2014. This meeting will be under the stewardship of our VPE, Jack Ng, CC.

Also, please support 4 of our club members i.e Hoo Sze Ling & Amonre Chew (Humorous Speech) and G. Sivalingam & Johnson Yike (Evaluation) for the Area Contest on 27 Sept 2014 at GAMUDA Toastmasters Club! We wish all 4 club members success and keep the D'utama TMC's flag flying high!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Regular Meeting 18 Sept 2014

Dear members,

Our next club meeting will be this coming Thursday, 18 September 2014. The TME will be Jasmine Khoo. There are still a few roles that have not been taken up. Please contact the TME if you are keen to play a role. 

Registration starts at 7.15pm. All are welcomed to join us for an exciting meeting. 

Theme : Be proud of your identity
TME: Jasmine Khoo, TM
ASA1: Vacant
ASA2: Choong Voon Kwong, TM

Teh Tarik for the Soul: Vacant
Humour Master: Hem Raj Poudel
Table Topic Master: HOO Sze Ling, ACB
Table Topic Evaluator: Vacant

General Evaluator: Vacant
Language Evaluator: Shawn CHEN, CC
Ah Counter: TEE Zu Yan
Timekeeper: CHAN Yew Choong, CC
Speaker 1: Tan Wee Li (CC #2)
(Evaluator 1: CHEE Fong Hoe, CC)
Speaker 2:  Tanya Tan (CC #2)
(Evaluator 2: Calvin LIM, ACS)

Speaker 3: Ajesh (CC #3)
(Evaluator 3: G. Sivalingam, DTM)
 Speaker 4: Lee Boon Wei (CC #5)
(Evaluator 4: Johnson YIKE, DTM)

Best regards,

Jasmine Khoo
TME 18 Sept 2014

KL International Convention 2014 - "A United Nations of Toastmasters"

Dear members,

Many of you may be aware that Kuala Lumpur hosted the Toastmasters International Convention that for the first time in Toastmasters history is held outside of North America. Delegates from around the world gathered in KLCC for 4 days, from 20-23 August 2014. Many of them brought home wonderful memories from the International Convention. A few of our club members have the opportunity to experience this memorable event, and one of them is DTM G. Sivalingam. 

Below is a write-up by DTM G.Siva who would like to share with us on his experience during the Toastmasters International Convention. 

By G. Sivalingam, DTM 

This was my first time ever attending the Toastmasters International Convention, and I was left with 3 lasting memories of 3 aspects, even weeks after the Convention. The first, and least important, to me anyway, were the Speech Contests.

I always made it a point to attend the District Finals at each local Convention(or Conference as it is now known), and I've always been impressed by the standard of the speakers. Imagine then 80 District Champions, contesting in 9 separate Semi Finals, 3 contests running concurrently. It was almost too much of a good thing, as the first 3 semi finals started at 230PM, the second set at around 5PM and the final set around 730PM. You could visibly see the audience shrinking as they got exhausted and left, until the room was only half full for the final set of semi finals, despite the fact that all the speeches were of a very high standard. And with all this quality, only 9 finalists could make it to the Contest Final, and with yet another hurdle to overcome-they had to deliver a completely different speech from the one they used to win the semi final. One speaker I witnessed had a stronger speech when he won his semi final, than the one he used in the final, and was not placed. Another speaker never expected to win the semi final, and had no speech to deliver at the final, only an apology.  The 3 winners were a mixed bag, with a Sri Lankan, a Chinese from Australia who contested in China and an American lady.

The second most important thing to stick in my head was the sheer diversity of the Toastmasters.  The opening ceremony, where they paraded the flags of all countries which had Toastmasters clubs, was practically a clone of the United Nations, with flags from practically every nation in the world. I thought the opening was superbly choreographed, and absolutely blew me away. This diversity struck me anew every day, when you could see African Toastmasters in traditional garb, to  the gathering conducted jointly by Japanese and Sri Lankan Toastmasters(outside the Convention on a Friday night), where the Japanese put on a traditional Ava dance performance-they brought their costumes from Japan. This diversity was particularly striking when you met Toastmasters from   an Asian country and they were Caucasians, or in the case of the second place speaker for the Speech Final, a child of Mainland Chinese migrants who settled in Australia, who proceeded to return to China to work and to become a Toastmaster.

The final, and most important thing, was the President's Inauguration, where the new International President, Mohammad Murad of Dubai, was installed in his office. He had been a Toastmaster for 18 years, but his wife had never attended a Toastmasters function until that night. He said something that struck a chord with me.  He said Toastmasters was a community, and he backed that up with his own story, as he had been a policeman in Dubai having to deal with crime and violence, and how he had been able to get away from that. His point was if he could do it, why couldn't we. I thought that was an apt and appropriate highlight and ending for the Convention as it was the last event of the 87th International Convention.

Would I go back again. For sure!! I hope you too have a chance to experience the full flavour of Toastmasters in all their international diversity at a future Convention.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Results for D'Utama TMC Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Dear members and guests,

The result for the 2014 D'Utama Toastmasters Club's Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest is out! Congratulations to all the contestants and the WINNERS. Thank you to the Organising Chair, Teoh Chun Ming and the role players for a job well done and ensuring that the contests proceeded smoothly.

Humorous Speech Contest

Four (4) contestants took part in the Humorous Speech Contest and the winners are:

Champion : Hoo Sze Ling
1st runner up : Amonre Chew
(As there were only 4 contestants, results were announced only for the Winner and 1st runner-up)

Club President Henry Fu presenting the Winner's Trophy and certificate to the Champion, Hoo Sze Ling who had impressed the judges with her speech "But first, let me take a ....."

Amonre Chew (1st runner-up) receiving his trophy and certificate from Club President. This was his first time  taking part in Speech Contest and he won the 2nd place. Congratulations Amonre!

Group photo. From left: Teoh Chun Ming (Organizing Chair), Amonre, Henry Fu, Hoo Sze Ling and Jasmine Khoo (Contest Chair)

Evaluation Contest

Our test speaker for the night was Juliana Heng with her speech title "Melt... Melt... Melt". Six (6) contestants battled to earn their spots to contest in the Area Contest. The winners for this contest are :

Champion : G. Sivalingam
1st runner-up : Johnson Yike
2nd runner-up : Hoo Sze Ling.

G.Sivalingam receiving the winner's trophy and certficates from Club President, Henry Fu. Congratulations Siva!

 Johnson Yike (1st runner-up) receiving his trophy and certificate from Club President

2nd runner-up, Hoo Sze Ling receiving award from Club President. 

Group photo. From left: Jasmine Khoo, Chan Yew Choong, Johnson Yike, Chu Shi Wei (Contest Chair), Henry Fu, Calvin Lim, G. Sivalingam, Hoo Sze Ling, Teoh Chun Ming (Organizing Chair).

The Champions for 1st runner-ups for both Contests (G. Sivalingam, Johnson Yike, Hoo Sze Ling and Amonre Chew) will represent D'Utama Toastmasters Club for the Area D4 contest to be held on 27 September 2014 (Saturday) at Gamuda Toastmasters Club. th

We wish the contestants all the best competing at the Area Contest. Keep the  D'Utama's flag flying high at the Area Contest!

Members are welcomed to attend the Area Contest to support our club members.

Once again, congratulations to all!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest - 4 September 2014 (Thursday) starts 6:30pm


Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contests

Date: 4 September 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30pm-Dinner, 7:30pm-Contest
Venue: Room 1.05 KDU College

Please contact the respective Contest Chairs to participate in the Contests!

Organising Chair : Teoh Chun Ming, CC CL
Humorous Speech Contest Chair : Jasmine Khoo
Evaluation Contest Contest Chair : Chu Shi Wei, CC

Come and join the laughter and fun!