Sunday, April 10, 2016

5 April 2016 - Attitude is Everything

One of the most important steps you can take toward achieving your greatest potential in life is to learn to monitor your attitude and its impact on your work performance, relationships and everyone around you.
We all have a choice. We can choose an inner dialogue of self-encouragement and self-motivation, or we can choose one of self-defeat and self-pity. It’s a power we all have. Each of us encounters hard times, hurt feelings, heartache, and physical and emotional pain. The key is to realize it’s not what happens to you that matters; it’s how you choose to respond.
The loudest and most influential voice you hear is your own inner voice, your selfcritic. It can work for or against you, depending on the messages you allow. It can be optimistic or pessimistic. It can wear you down or cheer you on. You control the sender and the receiver, but only if you consciously take responsibility for and control over your inner conversation.
This week we have a joint meeting with Metropolitan Bilingual Toastmasters Club. 
It is a good learning experience for us in FTMC to be able to learn from the senior members. 
The evening was gracefully kicked off by Henry Fu, ACB, ALB as the Toastmaster of the evening. 

We have Edrea Poh, CC to share the invocation session.

Ng Lai LengCC chaired the Table Topics session. 

Five brave souls came to the stage and demonstrated their impromptu speech. 

1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder (Edrea Poh, CC)
2. Out of sight, out of mind (Ng Thian Watt,CC)
3. When you lift, you will be lifted (Leong A Sam, ACS ALB)
4. If you were to live in a movie for a week, which movie would you like to be in? (Keny Tai) 
5. Confidence is key (Sivadas) 
As this is a joint meeting with MBTC, speakers are allowed to speak in either English or Mandarin. Keny rocked the audience when she attempted the table topic in Mandarin. 

Leong A Sam chaired the humour session. Being a married man, he understands the challenge sometimes men has with their partner, and gave a tips to the ladies by holding a glass of water everytime your feel like arguing with your husband. The water works! 

Our first project speaker, Keny Tai delivered CC#8 - Get comfortable with visual aids 
Title : The lesson that I have found

Stanley Lo is Keny's prop! Well done! 

Total Blackout! 

This symbolizes uncertainty of life. Keny shared the biggest fear in ourselves is none other than the 'imaginery fear' that limit ourselves.  Once we have the courage to take the first step to counter this fear, we will be able to unleash our full potential and the sky is the limit! 

Our first project speaker, Lawrence Fung delivered Advanced Communication Series - Special Occasion Speeches - AC#1 - Mastering the toast 

Lawrence presented a toast in honor of the 35th aninversary dinner of ABC Travel Agent company. The Managing Director who has contributed a lot through the thick and thin of the company was also present. Lawrence shared his personal experience how the travel industry can be vulnerable to outside sectors. 

Our third project speaker, Tan Lay Theng, ACB, ALS delivered Advanced Communication Series - Story Telling Manual - AC#2 - Let's get personal 

"Why do you need to get a big car?"
Lay Theng : Because Sandar told me so...... 

Lay Theng narrated to us her friendship with her friend of few words : Sandra, her Nissan Sentra. Her car gives her solidity, security and safety. 

It was an unfortunate event that Sandra ended up in the workshop. 

Our fourth project speaker, Slyvia Tan, ACB, CL delivered Advanced Communication Series - Interpretive reading - AC#3 - The monodrama

Sylvia did a play "The secret of my soul" and she is deeply into the character of a girl who is afraid of the ghost. Well done, Slyvia! 

- Evaluation is the key to Toastmasters - 

We are grateful to have a panel of evaluators to provide feedback to our fellow speakers to further challenge their performance! 

Chor Chee Hoe, ACS, ALB 

Lim Hin Chong, DTM

SK Liew, ACS, ALS (PJ Bilingual TMC)

Award Time!!!!!

Best table topic speaker goes to.... Keny Tai!!!

Best prepared speech goes to.... Tan Lay Theng, ACB, ALS

                            Best Speech Evaluator Goes to... SK Liew, ACS, ALS

A big thank You to SK Liew, ACS, ALS (PJ Bilingual TMC)  for being the General Evaluator for this meeting! 

Word of the Day: Propensity
Meaning: A natural tendency or inclination
surprisingly good
Example of Usage: She has a propensity to exaggerate 

Ng Lai Leng 
Vice President of Public Relations of Term 2015/2016