EVALUATE TO MOTIVATE
For our second meeting for 2011/2012 with the meeting theme Evaluate to Motivate, it was most appropriate that our General Evaluator was DTM Sue Ding, visiting from Shaklee Dynamic Toastmasters Club. She is a much sought after General Evaluator and fortunately for us, VPE Chee Hoe managed to book her for 19 July.
|President Angeline with guest Wilson, PP Lay Theng, GE Sue Ding & VPM Alexandra|
We are also happy to welcome Wilson who travelled all the way from Cyberjaya to support his friend and Toastmaster of the Evening, VPM Alexandra. It was a coincidence that he is also acquainted with Sue Ding who has helped out at Wilson’s former club, Deloitte KassimChan Toastmasters Club.
Table Topics Master Wai Yee introduced a twist to our Table Topics Session. Asking 5 volunteers to leave the room, she then asked 5 members of the audience to write down their secrets on a piece of paper. Our Table Topics speakers Grace, Ben, Daphne, Wilson and Sean then had to do some quick thinking and hand-writing analysis to guess who wrote the mysterious notes. It was a hilarious session especially when Ben revealed that he did not have to crack his head to guess the writer as the name was written down!
|Ben is joint Best Table Topics Speaker|
|Amazing Grace Tan is joint Best Table Topics Speaker and|
Best Speech Evaluator
For the first prepared speech of the evening, we had the opportunity to learn more about our new Korean member named Sean Lee. Not only was he a natural speaker, he was also able to joke with us that it was not necessary for him to break the ice as Malaysia’s weather is too hot and the ice has melted. His evaluator, the ever dynamic and charming Past President Kim Chow, was delighted when she found out that he is Korean as she is a fan of Korean TV dramas. We enjoyed his humorous Ice Breaker speech and are looking forward to his future speeches, delivered with his “cute” English accent.
|Sean Lee from Korea is Best Project Speaker|
Treasurer Ian Tai is not only studying ACCA, he is also an author with his book launch to be held on 30 August at KLCC. We were graciously invited to his book launch where he will be presenting a talk. To prepare for it, he had used his speech slot for this meeting, to provide us a sneak preview of his book. His evaluator Ben provided constructive feedback to help Ian to do a more captivating presentation on 30 August.
|From left: Ian Tai, Ah Counter Josephine Goh, guest Wilson, PP James,|
Grace & Table Topics Master Wai Yee
General Evaluator Sue Ding, true to the theme Evaluate to Motivate, provided us with motivating and encouraging feedback. She praised the warm reception she received when she first arrived and our well organized meeting. She also shared with us that everyone has butterflies in their stomachs, even DTMs! We also learned from Kim that the secret is to harness the nervous energy to be a better speaker.
|Sue Ding DTM is the GE|
In her address, Area W3 Governor Kimmy Foo spoke of Speaking To Enrich People (STEP), the theme for Division W 2011/2012. She is an eloquent speaker and it is obvious to me that she is able to speak to enrich people. Thank you Area Governor Kimmy, for visiting us!
|Area W3 Governor Kimmy Foo|
The awards for our Evaluate to Motivate meeting were presented to
Best Table Topics Speakers – Grace Tan & Ben Fong
Best Project Speaker – Sean Lee
Best Speech Evaluator – Grace Tan
Ice Breaker Ribbon – Sean Lee
Congratulations to Sean, Grace and Ben for being our 19 July winners!
Friendship members, our Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests will be on 2 August 2011. There is absolutely no joining fee required and you may just be taking home one or two of the 6 trophies. All you have to do is sign up with Organising Chair Alexandra and start preparing your winning speech!
Report by Angeline Lee, President 2011/2012