Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Next Meeting: 1 June 2017

Hey you!

D'Utama will be having three (3) meetings in the month of June before ending the term of 2016/2017.

The upcoming meeting will be held this Thursday, 1st June 2017 and will feature two (2) CC#10 speeches, one (1) speech from the Advanced manual, and one (1) speech from the Successful Club Series.

The meeting is open to all and we would like to invite guests to come and find out what a Toastmasters club does. Kindly find more information about the meeting in the poster attached or speak to us directly via the number provided above.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Next Meeting: 18 May 2017 - The Purpose Driven Life

Hey you!

We want YOU to join us during our club meeting, this coming Thursday!

If you're curious about what a Toastmasters club is all about, join us as a guest and discover what the club has to offer to you as person.

For more info on our meetings or anything Toastmasters-related. Kindly call the number stated on the poster above.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

D'Utama Evening Tea Series: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Have you ever wondered who etched their mark on the D'Utama Hall of Fame?

While on a recent visit back to Malaysia with his family, someone was willing to spill the beans on a bit of his D'U life, where he even met his beautiful wife, Chin Wee Kean.

D'U folks I'd like you to meet our fascinating ex-member David Ingram, ACS.

Originally from UK, he continued in the Education field whilst in Kuala Lumpur and other parts of Asia. Eventually he moved on to become a humble Founding Headmaster of Dulwich College Shanghai Minhang

Get a bit of a snapshot of history through his eyes. And I certainly believe once a Toastmaster...always a Toastmaster. We stay connected.

Discover more from the brief interview conducted while sipping cups of Boh tea on a little hill:

Q: When were you a member of D'Utama Toastmaster's Club? 


Q: Which was your most outstanding  achievement you accomplished?

When I was at D'Utama, it was a highly exciting environment - a wonderful combination of inspiration, competition and fellowship. I was really fortunate to learn and develop in this environment so while I was at D'U I was able to achieve a range of honours: District Speech Evaluation Contest Champion 2003 and District International Speech Contest 1st runner up in 2003 and 2004. But the biggest honour was winning D'U TM of the year. 

It is such an amazing Club and I felt very proud and humbled to achieve this. Of course, I also met my wife at D'U and that was a rather special achievement as well.

Q: What's the best way to be the best speaker you can be?

I believe that getting better never stops. I see every speech and every meeting as an opportunity to learn. Seek feedback and practice, practice, practice! 

Q: What has been the most memorable public speaking experience you've had up to this point?

I've been fortunate to enjoy a wide range of experiences as a public speaker - as a Toastmaster and as an educator. I have won lots of competitions but my highlight was probably making my ice breaker speech in Mandarin, which was really most challenging.

Q: If you could give some words of inspiration to the current D'Utama Club members what would you say?

One of my favourite books is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A quote from that book is:

"A philosophy for life: I am an adventurer looking for treasure."

I would encourage you to approach every Toastmasters meeting, every speech with that philosophy.

Lim Bing Yee, ACS

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fellowship Outing: Labor Day in Bukit Kiara

A few members of the D’Utama Toastmasters Club decided to wake up early Monday morning and head over to Bukit Kiara for a nature-appreciation trip.

The short trip saw five club members hiked all the way to the peak of Mont. Kiara (approx 250 above sea level) before descending down to Taman Persekutuan for a nice, short picnic.

Check out photos below!:

Smiley faces before the hike. Didn't last too long once the hike began..
(From left: Chee Fong Hoe, Kris Sonsin, Jamaine Loo (blue), Azlan Hateem, Hwen (in orange), Lim Bing Yee (red bandana), & Hadley)

 Club secretary, Kris Sonsin, & Bing....I'm just not sure what they're doing here honestly...

 A collection of exotic plants found throughout the trail

  And some beautiful insects too

 The mother and daughter combo Gwen & Hadley, taking a breather.

Club secretary, Kris Sonsin, enjoying the shade provided by the bamboo plantation.

Picnic time!

All in all, it was an amazing time spent with fellow club members. All the participants of the hike had fun, no injuries were inflicted, and a whole lot of sweat was produced. That means: we will definitely be coming back again! We hope anybody who is reading this had a great day as well.

Until next time!

Contributed by:
Azlan Hateem
D'Utama Toastmasters Club

Next Meeting: 4 May 2017 - Keeping Cool

Dear friends!

Happy Labor Day!

It's nice to have an extra day off from the office isn't it? At least we here from D'Utama think so.

We would like to make an update that we would be having a regular meeting this coming Thursday (4th May 2017). The meeting is set to be an interesting one as it will be led by a debutant TME, Toastmaster Lim Mei Ching!

The meeting will also showcase four prepared speeches and we will also be given an opportunity to witness a speech from the Better Speaker Series.

If you're reading this, please know that you are welcome to join us, be it as an existing Toastmaster from another club or as a guest who would like to explore and experience what Toastmasters is all about. You won't be leaving empty-handed, guaranteed!

Either way, we look forward to see you. Kindly just drop us a Whatsapp or give us a call to notify of your attendance so we could accommodate you better. See you Thurs!