Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 7, 2012: Area W3 Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contest 2012

Timothy has done it again!
Friendship members VPE Daphne Au, Area Governor W3 and Organizing Chair Chee Hoe, Contest Champion Timothy Nakayama, Contest Chair Ian Tai, Nancy Soo and Division W Governor Lay Theng
Our club representative for this year, Timothy Nakayama WON BOTH of the Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests after a tough battle against three other Toastmasters clubs - KPMG KL, Exact ADC and IBM Toastmasters Club.

KUDOS to Timothy!

Please join us to support him in the Division W Contest on:
Date: September 29, 2012
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: University of Malaya
Price: RM 10 net

See you there!

Ian Tai
Vice President Public Relations

Club Meeting 4th September 2012: When The Student is ready to learn, the Master Will Appear

Despite of the heavy rain, Friendship Club meeting on September 4th went spectacularly well with our lovely Toastmistress of the Night, VPM Sylvia Tan. Everyone would agree that the meeting went as “Smooth as Silk”, just like cruising in Thai Airways. 

Nancy took the role as Table Topic Master for the first time

The Table Topic session was brilliantly conducted by Nancy Soo, whom our General Evaluator commented, “It was a fair and balance session with questions accentuated the essence of today’s meeting theme.” Congratulations to Nancy for a job well done in her first attempt as the Table Topic Master!
Past President Tan Lay Theng, Victor Ong, Sylvia Tan and guests, Ben and Chong volunteered and delivered their table topic with flying colors.
Table Topic Speakers of the evening
We had four project speakers for the evening.  First, it was Distinguished Toastmasters Jon Tan who also took the role as our General Evaluator. His delivered a powerful message: that the contest is within us, and we don’t need to compete with others, only with ourselves. It was truly inspiring and enlightening speech to us as we should always challenge ourselves to strive to be better. With exceptional presentation and showmanship, we have learnt a tip or two on how to improve our delivery skills when standing on the stage.

"The Contest Is Within You" by DTM Jon Tan

In her track suit, Geok Ean energetically encouraged us to run and live a healthy lifestyle. She was sharing with us about her joyful experiences and the benefits when she runs. We were convinced by her enthusiasm that running is certainly a smart choice as our exercise routine.  
"Come on, Let's Go!" by Geok Ean
President Alexandra Lau then shared with us some communication techniques commonly used in defusing verbal criticism. In a part of her speech, she depicts a scene where the techniques can be applied. She had Timothy Nakayama to play the role of her upset husband.  It was a highly entertaining session as it was one of the “lighter” sessions of the night.
President Alexandra shared some techniques to turn angry confrontation into positive discussion 
Our final speaker, Timothy had charmed us to send our kids to join “Young Chef Program”, which was proudly organized by the Nakamura Group. It was a demonstration on excellent salesmanship, and we are sure the program will sell out in no time if it ever came to be realized!
“Young Chef Program” by advance speaker, Timothy
The evaluation session went exceptionally well with full of “The Good, Can be Better, and Points of Improvement”. It was led by highly experienced speakers DTM Jon Tan as our General Evaluator, with a panel of prestigious evaluators such as Victor Ong, Timothy, Past President Angeline Lee, VPPR Ian Tai and Area W3 Governor Chor Chee Hoe. Their presence had been truly educational as they shared their priceless feedback and experiences with us to improve further in the future.

 Grammarian report by Moses Wong, Table Topic Evaluation by Ian Tai and Timer report by Vivien Kok
The Best Project Speakers was awarded to DTM Jon Tan and Victor Ong took home the Best Table Topic and Best Evaluator award.
The evening concluded with a sweet surprise; a Platinum Club Award presented by Division W for the wonderful achievement by Friendship Club in the last term. Friendship Club looks forward to achieve more awards as such for this term.
Area W3 Governor Chee Hoe presented the award to Past President Angeline Lee and President Alexandra

Ian Tai
Vice President Public Relations