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FAQ

FAQ

Are there any qualifications needed to become a member?

You do not need any qualifications to be a member, simply come with a passion for learning and desire to improve your communication skills.

 

How do i become a member?

We're glad you want to join us!

Simply come to any Chapter Meeting and soak in the atmosphere.

Whenever you are ready, ask for a membership form from any member, fill it in and you're set to go.

The membership fees can be paid by cash or cheque.

They are $180 yearly + $65 registration fee, totalling to $245.

 

Is there a dress code for meetings?

Yes, ladies are expected to come in office wear and gentlemen in a long sleeves shirt with tie.

Where and when are meetings held?

 

Tiarel Toastmasters Club holds meetings at Tampines North Community Club, 02-06 (Level 2) from 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm. Registration and fellowship start at 1:45 pm. Schedule of meeting is on 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

On certain days, we might have alternative venues – please check our website for the latest update.

If you want to be in the loop, do signup for our newsletter too!

 

What are the benefits of being a member?

When you first register with us, you will receive your Competent Communicator and Competent Leadership Manuals from Toastmasters International. There are 10 basic projects in the Competent Communicator Manual and each focuses on a fundamental skill required in public speaking. The Competent Leadership manual guides you throught the appointments in meetings and each project highlights a basic skill needed to be an effective leader.

 

As a member of Tiarel, you are also entitled to attend our regular chapter meetings held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. During these meetings, you can have a go at impromptu speeches (Table Topics), project speeches and ultimately evaluations (giving constructive feedback to your peers).

 

Should you wish to polish your leadership skills further, you can also volunteer to serve as a club officer.

Can I submit an article to the Website?

Of course!

Please email your article to the VPPR at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and it would be put up shortly.

It may even appear in Pinnacles, our club newsletter!

When I become a member, who should I approach if I want to speak at the meetings?

Welcome to the Tiarel family!

To arrange for a speaking slot or to be an appointment holder (Timer, ah-counter etc) please contact any of our VPEs by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What happens after CC?

After you have completed your Competent Communicator (CC) manual, you can choose 2 advanced manuals from the 15 Advanced Communicator manuals. After completing them, you would achieve Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB).

 

Each advanced manual contains 5 projects.

The advanced manuals are:

The Entertaining Speaker

Speaking to Inform

Public Relations

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I have been diligently doing my speeches. Do I get any recognition?

When you finish your 10 basic projects, Toastmasters International (TI) will award you the title of Competent Communicator(CC). Should you desire, TI can also mail a congratulatory note citing your achievements to your employer.

 

After you have finished your basic projects, you can move on through either the communication track or leadership track.

Along the communications track, you can achieve titles like Advanced Communicator Bronze, Silver and Gold. Along the leadership track, you can achieve Competent Leader, Advanced Competent Leader Bronze, Silver and Gold. When you have both Advanced Competent Leader Gold and Advanced Communicator Gold, you are a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).

 

These titles are useful as goals throughout our Toastmasters journey, directing us to work towards learning and practicing our communication skills. Also, DTM is not the end of Toastmasters. Many Toastmasters have completed their DTM and proceeded to re-do it once more with different manuals!

I have finished crafting my speech but it seems to lack something. Can I ask someone to help?

Definitely! When you first join the club, you will be assigned a mentor who would do his or her best to guide you through your journey in public speaking. If you need someone to look at your speech, or even give advice or opinion, your mentor is your best bet. Alternatively, you can approach ANY of our club members. Toastmasters works on a peer-sharing basis and any of our members would be more than happy to chip in his or her 2 cents worth.

I always feel very nervous when I speak in front of a crowd.

Take comfort that everyone, even the most experienced of speakers will feel butterflies in their stomach when they start to speak in front of an audience. They just don’t look nervous because they are able to control their nervousness very well.

Tip 1: Scan, Smile, Speak. Follow this simple 3 steps sequence.

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How do I login to the website?

This website does not have a log-in only section.

If you wish to know more about Tiarel, please feel free to signup for our newsletter.

It would be even better if you could come to any of our Chapter Meetings, we promise an experience you can never forget.

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