Monday, December 3, 2018

Listen, Carefully

Hearing and processing a message from someone happens day to day, but is that information processed accurate? Can the message be understood more clearly if it was processed in a different manner?

Most communication focuses on the speaking or the expression of the message, but during our upcoming meeting, we will share how to effectively listen in a better effort to be a better communicator with the theme of the meeting "Listen, Carefully" with our toastmaster of the evening Mr. Chan Wei Nick.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Humorous Speech Workshop

Do you sometimes feel frustrated delivering funny one-liners and not having them work?

Or punchlines that somehow didn't pack that much of a punch?

Then come join us at D' Utama Toastmasters Clubc's very own humorous speech workshop!

With Steven Lai and Allen Kam coaching everyone, they'll be sure to add a little seasoning to your punchlines and polish all the rough edges off on your jokes, guaranteeing roaring laughter from your worst jokes.

Mark down your calendars and book a place and you'll be sure to leave with the ability to tickle others' funny bones!

Date: 1 November 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue: Room 1.05 KDU University College,
            SS22/41, 47400 Petaling Jaya

RSVP / Queries: Chee Fong Hoe (012-3563 820)

Entrance Fee: RM20 Only (Refreshments included)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Our Humorous Speech & Evaluations Contest!

Come September 6th 2018, we will be having our Humorous Speech & Evaluations Contest. Do join us and vote for the next Funniest Man/Woman In The World!

Please contact Chee Fong Hoe at +60-12-3563820 for more details.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Regular meeting on 16 Aug 2018

Ladies and gents, 

Palash Ray will be our Toastmaster of the Evening come 16 Aug 2018. Let's create some awareness with your friends and have fun in the process. See you there!

D'Utama Team

Club Officer's Training 4 Aug 2018

Our recent Club Officer's Training was held at Gamuda Learning Centre courtesy of the Gamuda TMC who also happens to host Division D Kahuna Aaron Chan (the thumbs up guy in the pic below) - Thank you for your generosity and leadership. 

DUTM TMC Officers turned up in full force for this training and we all had a fun time learning our roles and responsibilities as well as making new friends. 

When Toastmasters take their roles seriously.🔺

The D'Utama TMC Officers full contingent plus a couple of former ones 🔺

Taking up office allows you to the opportunity to expand your horizons further and then some. Talk to us if you want to know more.

Until the next COT,
The D'Utama Team.

Monday, August 6, 2018

The expert guide to body language in public speaking

Ladies and gents. This is a looong but super informative infographic. Use it well in your speeches. 

Click on this link to download the image - Expert's Guide to Body Language In Public Speaking.

D'Utama Team

Thursday, July 26, 2018

2nd August 2018 regular meeting

The theme for this meeting is a quote from Greek philosopher Heraclitus.

Our esteemed Toastmaster for the evening will be Mr.Henry Fu.

Friday, July 20, 2018

The D'Utama TMC promotes the 3 R's

You may have seen this picture before somewhere.

You may think it's fake.

But this is a real picture of an albatross chick that died from ingesting plastic on Midway Island, photographed by Chris Jordan, who made a film called Midway - Message from the Gyre. 

If it doesn't break your heart, I hope you can at least understand that we're well on our way to destroying our children and their children and so on if nothing is done today.

In our efforts to promote a sustainable environment, the D'Utama Toastmasters Club attempts to reduce the use of disposable plastics for the sake of our beautiful planet and all that live in it.

We implore our guests and members to please help make a little dent in this universe by bringing along your utensils (forks and spoons in particular) and drinking tumblers.

A consideration of ours is to present new members with their very own utensils as part of our membership drive.

We thank you for your understanding and support of Mother Nature.

May you always have fresh air, clean water, green trees and creatures to marvel at.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Meeting on July 19 2018

In line with the current term theme of Pursuit of Excellence, our theme for this meeting is Conquer Your Limits, led by Toastmaster Teoh Chun Meng.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Meeting on July 5 2018

Our meeting for the first Thursday of July.

A door fee of RM10/= covers food and drinks. See you there.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Installation Night fun

Installation Night was a blast,
With members from present and the past,
A few speeches to end the day,
It was fun and laughter all the way.

President elect Azlan Hateem does his magic.

Division D Director Aaron Chan performs the Installation Ceremony

Aaron receives a token of appreciation

Geena does her 10th speech

Fong Hoe evaluates Geena

We heartily congratulate Geena on her 10th speech from the CC manual. Well done Geena!

Steven does the Successful Club Series

Nancy gives us her thoughts

Wei Seong says he's back!

Group photo as usual

Teh tarik follows!

We wished you were here,
If not today we hope not next year...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

T minus 2

Two more days to Installation Night for this TMC,
The new team for 2018 - 2019 is getting ready,
There's definitely lots of work to be done,
But it doesn't mean that it can't be fun...

Note that this meeting isn't at our usual haunt,
We've taken in its stead a little jaunt,
We're having this at TTDI's Room At The Top,
That's a nearby jump, a skip and a hop...

We have a single young man who will be President,
And an Exco that will set the precedent,
With the new theme "Pursuit of Excellence,"
Making public speaking a topic of relevance...

Communication and leadership with community support,
Are but some of the skillsets we can report,
So do come along and join us in this journey,
And make public speaking your delightful memory...

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Installation Night Cometh!

The guard changes come 21 June 2018. The meeting will be moved from KDU College in PJ to Room At The Top in TTDI. Come join us for fun and festivities during the meeting. A buffet dinner is included. Check our FB page for latest details or drop us a line as mentioned above. See you there.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fellowship Outing & Joint meeting: Sg. Lembing

A beautiful dawn that perfectly kick off the fellowship trip

We set off in hot pursuit of adventure, camaraderie, and the spirit of Toastmasters. Excitedly, we chatted, making our way east to Sungai Lembing for a fellowship trip and joint meeting with Kuantan Toastmasters club.

After a late lunch we started our holiday with a self-guided tour of the Sungai Lembing museum. We learned about the history of the area, the mine, and the people. We took photos and eventually found ice cream to beat the heat before heading to check into our lodging for the weekend.

Museum Sungai Lembing
What is workplace safety?
Machinery that propel human advancement

Keep pushing!!

The next morning, we arose before dawn for an invigorating hike up Bukit Panorama and a planned impromptu speaking session with a view.

After breakfast we went to the Sungai Lembing mine museum. A tin ore car took us underground, into the mine itself, where we walked along the same paths as the miners, taking in the history of the mine and the refreshing cool air. We posed for group “mining” shots, and peered down tunnels that were no longer safe. It was a bit daunting to realize the tunnel we were in was actually much larger, and probably brighter, than when the mine was operational.

Good morning
An impromptu session

Here we go!
A different kind of walk to work 

"Where is that gold bar you were telling me about?"

We split up for lunch in the new town before heading to SJK (C) Lembing school for the joint meeting. When we arrive, the Kuantan club had already set everything up and was waiting for us. They greeted us warmly, with big smiles, hearty handshakes, and hugs.

We enjoyed (another) impromptu speaking session, answering some of life’s most pressing questions. There were prepared speeches: one about the history and joy of garlic, “Fantastic Garlic Sauce”; and one an award acceptance speech by a grateful Toastmaster, “A Tale of Two Clubs”.

After a snack break (including bread and garlic sauce), one of our Distinguished Toastmasters shared a presentation with us about the importance of and distinction between showing, persuading, and inspiring. Then we nodded in agreement and murmured approval during the evaluation session. We concluded with a photo session for the ages, preserving our time together for all to see.

All prepared for an engaging meeting

Speaker: Kris Sonsin

Speaker: Siva

Congratulation Mei Ching!
Group-fie time

Miss you guys!

After a rest, most of the D’Utama club drove into Kuantan to have a joint dinner at a local Thai restaurant. We feasted on fish, prawns, and laughter. Exhausted, we drove back to Sungai Lembing and tumbled into our beds.

The next morning, our last day, most awoke early, feeling refreshed and feeling inquisitive. In small groups we made our way across the hanging bridge to the old town, enjoying the early morning mist over the river and a gentle rain. We snacked on homemade tofu-fa, herbal jelly, and soup with homemade noodles. We wandered around the village, taking in its charm, and leaving just before the crowds of tourists arrived.

We packed up our things and made our way for one last memorable stop: The LaoZi Dragon temple. We trekked our way through a very long dragon before being spit out its mouth. Statues of the zodiac, religious figures, and dinosaurs were spread out around the park.

Old town
Good old days

Yin & Yang


After a quick lunch we got back into the cars, our bellies and hearts full and our minds satisfied. One Toastmaster eloquently summed it all up perfectly:

With heavy hearts but lighter spirits,And aching feet but comforted minds,We left the River of Spears tired but inspired,And brought back memories and camaraderie,Of Toastmasters past and present,In a meeting that was truly pleasant...