User Policy

TRL Toastmasters Club Internet Community Portal (TTCICP) is dedicated to developing and maintaining a friendly online community, where members of all ages and backgrounds feel relaxed and comfortable.

Like any community, TTCICP has certain standards. When members join our portal, they agree to abide by these rules. To remain a part of the TTCICP community, members must be considerate to others. Repeated violations of these standards may result in a member being barred from entry or participation in the portal.

TTCICP provides its service to you, subject to the following policies, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the user policy. These user policies do not apply to the individual web sites linked out from this portal.

 

Member Names and Personal Information

While TTCICP does not prohibit the use of nicknames on our portal, we strongly encourage members to include their real names with their profile. Please refrain from using offensive names and never post a message under another person’s name or pretending to be another person. When posting a message to a portal, your nickname/username is the only personal information that is displayed. Your real name and email address will never be displayed publicly. However, you should always exercise judgment when revealing personal information about yourself when you post messages in public portals. For more information, please read TTCICP’s Privacy Policy.

Topics of Discussion in Forum

While the discussion forums encourage a wide range of opinions, please keep your posts focused on the topic of the forum in which you are submitting your message. Each forum has a different topic, so what is appropriate in one forum or thread may not be appropriate in another. All queries are answered in the forums and not answered by email, so that everyone can benefit from the replies and its content.

Inappropriate Language

The use of inappropriate or offensive language is not permitted in this portal. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the portals when posting your messages.

Harassment and Flaming

TTCICP members are not permitted to harass or “flame” other members. Please do not post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Please note that this also includes the posting of taunts on a forum solely for the purpose of deriding that forum’s topic and/or members.

Copyrighted or Trademarked Materials

It is illegal to post any content that is copyrighted or trademarked, unless you hold the copyright or trademark. Any material protected by copyright may not be posted in the message boards without the expressed permission of the author or owner of the copyright on that material. This includes reproducing the full text of news stories, articles, etc. It is acceptable to provide a link to copyrighted material, to post brief excerpts, or to paraphrase other works, though we do strongly encourage you to cite the original source whenever possible.

Piracy or Unlawful Activities

This community portal is a place for ideas and constructive participation, and not a place to violate any laws or to discuss illegal activities. This type of activity includes, but is not limited to, advocating or asking for information regarding software piracy or unauthorized emulators of software or hardware, sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys, “cracks,” or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks, or any other systems. Please refrain from posting this kind of message.

Posting Advertisements

This is a portal of ideas, so advertisements are not allowed in this venue. A member may answer another member’s question about their occupation or business, however, blatant advertising or solicitations of or for business is prohibited. This includes, but not limited to, personal resumes and links to products or services with which the poster is affiliated, whether or not a fee is charged for the product or service. Spamming, in which a user posts the same message repeatedly, is also prohibited. Pyramid schemes –chain letters that involve money– are not only prohibited by TTCICP standards, but they’re also illegal. It is permissible for members to mention services or products that are provided by them or the companies with which they are affiliated, as long as the information is germane to the topic, is not a blatant advertisement, and the members mention their affiliation with the company in the content of the message.

Posting Images

Portal members are allowed to embed images in their messages by linking to an image that exists on another site. In addition to the copyright restrictions mentioned above, users should also refrain from embedding any images of a sexual or offensive nature. If you are uncertain is an image is acceptable or not, please just post a link to the image with a warning that it goes to a page that some may find offensive. Any links to clearly offensive or pornographic materials will be removed immediately at the moderator’s discretion.

Other General Rules of Conduct

You shall not post on this portal any Content which (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing or threatening, (b) contains viruses or other contaminating or destructive features, (c) violates the rights of others, such as Content which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity, or (d) otherwise violates any applicable law. You may not post on this portal any links to any external Internet sites that are obscene or pornographic. You shall not use this portal for any commercial purpose, to distribute any advertising or solicitation of funds or goods and services or to solicit users to join competitive online services.

Banning

TTCICP reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any part of these portals. If you violate any of the rules stated in this do*****ent or any other service terms do*****ents, a moderator will remove the offending message and send you a note letting you know why the message was removed and requesting that you adhere to the portal policies. It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address in your registration information so that our moderators can contact you in the event of a policy violation. Any member who violates our policies three times will be denied access to this portal, whether or not they were able to receive a message from a moderator stating the nature of the violation.

Managing User Content

Members of this portal are solely responsible for all Content that they post on our site. TTCICP shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any Content, as it may determine in its sole discretion. TTCICP reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to delete or remove any user content from the site and to deny the access of any member to all or part of this site, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.

 

Disclaimer

The Tampines Regional Library Toastmasters Club Internet Community Portal (TTCICP) does not warrant or make any representations of any kind with respect to the information provided on this web site.

The TTCICP makes no representations whatsoever that the information on this site is accurate, complete or current. The information may be changed or updated without notice.

The TTCICP nor any of its members or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of this site or any information provided on this site, including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of programs or other data.

Copyright and Trademarks

All web design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof are the copyright property of TTCICP. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means for commercial purposes without the prior permission of TTCICP.

The names “Toastmasters International”, “Toastmasters” and the Toastmasters International emblem are trademarks protected in the United States, Canada and other countries where Toastmasters Clubs exist. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

All other trademarks, product names, company names or logo cited on this web site are the property of their respective owners. Any person who infringes any of these trademarks may be liable to civil claims for damages by the respective owners.

 

Privacy Policy

TRL Toastmasters Club Internet Community Portal (TTCICP) is dedicated to developing and maintaining a friendly online community, where members of all ages and backgrounds feel relaxed and comfortable.

Like any community, TTCICP has certain standards. When members join our portal, they agree to abide by these rules. To remain a part of the TTCICP community, members must be considerate to others. Repeated violations of these standards may result in a member being barred from entry or participation in the portal.

TTCICP provides its service to you, subject to the following policies, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the user policy. These user policies do not apply to the individual web sites linked out from this portal.

Member Names and Personal Information

While TTCICP does not prohibit the use of nicknames on our portal, we strongly encourage members to include their real names with their profile. Please refrain from using offensive names and never post a message under another person’s name or pretending to be another person. When posting a message to a portal, your nickname/username is the only personal information that is displayed. Your real name and email address will never be displayed publicly. However, you should always exercise judgment when revealing personal information about yourself when you post messages in public portals. For more information, please read TTCICP’s Privacy Policy.

Topics of Discussion in Forum

While the discussion forums encourage a wide range of opinions, please keep your posts focused on the topic of the forum in which you are submitting your message. Each forum has a different topic, so what is appropriate in one forum or thread may not be appropriate in another. All queries are answered in the forums and not answered by email, so that everyone can benefit from the replies and its content.

Inappropriate Language

The use of inappropriate or offensive language is not permitted in this portal. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive or abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or that contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the portals when posting your messages.

Harassment and Flaming

TTCICP members are not permitted to harass or “flame” other members. Please do not post or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Please note that this also includes the posting of taunts on a forum solely for the purpose of deriding that forum’s topic and/or members.

Copyrighted or Trademarked Materials

It is illegal to post any content that is copyrighted or trademarked, unless you hold the copyright or trademark. Any material protected by copyright may not be posted in the message boards without the expressed permission of the author or owner of the copyright on that material. This includes reproducing the full text of news stories, articles, etc. It is acceptable to provide a link to copyrighted material, to post brief excerpts, or to paraphrase other works, though we do strongly encourage you to cite the original source whenever possible.

Piracy or Unlawful Activities

This community portal is a place for ideas and constructive participation, and not a place to violate any laws or to discuss illegal activities. This type of activity includes, but is not limited to, advocating or asking for information regarding software piracy or unauthorized emulators of software or hardware, sharing or distributing viruses, licenses, registration information, software keys, “cracks,” or other information designed to do harm to or allow unlawful access to any computer hardware, software, networks, or any other systems. Please refrain from posting this kind of message.

Posting Advertisements

This is a portal of ideas, so advertisements are not allowed in this venue. A member may answer another member’s question about their occupation or business, however, blatant advertising or solicitations of or for business is prohibited. This includes, but not limited to, personal resumes and links to products or services with which the poster is affiliated, whether or not a fee is charged for the product or service. Spamming, in which a user posts the same message repeatedly, is also prohibited. Pyramid schemes –chain letters that involve money– are not only prohibited by TTCICP standards, but they’re also illegal. It is permissible for members to mention services or products that are provided by them or the companies with which they are affiliated, as long as the information is germane to the topic, is not a blatant advertisement, and the members mention their affiliation with the company in the content of the message.

Posting Images

Portal members are allowed to embed images in their messages by linking to an image that exists on another site. In addition to the copyright restrictions mentioned above, users should also refrain from embedding any images of a sexual or offensive nature. If you are uncertain is an image is acceptable or not, please just post a link to the image with a warning that it goes to a page that some may find offensive. Any links to clearly offensive or pornographic materials will be removed immediately at the moderator’s discretion.

Other General Rules of Conduct

You shall not post on this portal any Content which (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing or threatening, (b) contains viruses or other contaminating or destructive features, (c) violates the rights of others, such as Content which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity, or (d) otherwise violates any applicable law. You may not post on this portal any links to any external Internet sites that are obscene or pornographic. You shall not use this portal for any commercial purpose, to distribute any advertising or solicitation of funds or goods and services or to solicit users to join competitive online services.

Banning

TTCICP reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any part of these portals. If you violate any of the rules stated in this do*****ent or any other service terms do*****ents, a moderator will remove the offending message and send you a note letting you know why the message was removed and requesting that you adhere to the portal policies. It is your responsibility to maintain a current, valid email address in your registration information so that our moderators can contact you in the event of a policy violation. Any member who violates our policies three times will be denied access to this portal, whether or not they were able to receive a message from a moderator stating the nature of the violation.

Managing User Content

Members of this portal are solely responsible for all Content that they post on our site. TTCICP shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any Content, as it may determine in its sole discretion. TTCICP reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to delete or remove any user content from the site and to deny the access of any member to all or part of this site, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.

About Us

Based in Singapore,Tiarel Toastmasters Club (an SIG of Tampines North CC and formerly known as Tampines Regional Library Toastmasters Club) is a member club of Toastmasters International (USA), an organization devoted to helping men and women all over the world improve their public speaking and communication skills.

The mission of our club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

If you are often tongue-tied in front of a crowd and want to learn how to present yourself confidently and competently, drop by our meetings one day and let us share with you how we can help you achieve your goals. Join us in our meeting one Saturday and see for yourself what it is like. Take your first step and let us help you with the rest!

We meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 2:00pm-5:30pm. Our chapter meeting venue is at Tampines North Community Club, 02-06 (Level 2).

See you there!

TIAREL Executive Committee for 2015-2016

President

Raja Nallaperumal, president@trl-toastmasters.org

Vice-President Education

Richard Sng, vpe1@trl-toastmasters.org

Anil Kumar Saha, vpe2@trl-toastmasters.org

Vice-President Membership

Richard Sng, vpm1@trl-toastmasters.org

Karinna Boey, vpm2@trl-toastmasters.org

Vice-President Public Relations

Veron Lein, vppr@trl-toastmasters.org

Secretary

Susiwati Ta, secretary@trl-toastmasters.org

Treasurer

Sowmya A, treasurer@trl-toastmasters.org

Sergeant-At-Arms

Siew Wee Soh, saa@trl-toastmasters.org

Immediate Past President

Neil Sarno, ipp@trl-toastmasters.org

Agenda 10th Dec 2011

Witness the implementation of Brain Teasers, an entirely new section this week!

Brain Teasers would consist of 2 Question and Answer sections, which would provide time for members to think through the questions.

Brain Teasers joins the league of other Tiarel-only sections, such as Listening Master and Just 4 (For) Laughs.

 

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.

 

First, position yourself in the centre of the room, or wherever most appropriate, and while breathing normally, scan the room, smile when you are ready, then speak. And throughout your presentation, keep on smiling. Smiling is what we call a prompting gesture – when you smile at the audience, the audience are inclined to smile back at you. And when you see them smiling back at you, you feel reassured and can perform better. This is a cycle – you keep smiling at them and they keep smiling at you. Both parties would be relaxed – you can perform well and the audience is receptive.

Tip #2: Use your body language, and particularly gestures. Gestures help to convert your nervous energy into positive energy. The more you gesticulate, the more loosened up you will feel. Gestures also add colors to your presentations and all your nervous energy will be converted to good use.

Tip #3: If it is a presentation you can prepare for, prepare!! Always prepare your presentation well in advance. When you are comfortable with and informed about your topic, delivering it will be a breeze.