The Highlights & The Delights
26th January 2013 Saturday
David Kow, a Past President brought down the gavel to begin the meeting.
Toastmaster of the Day
Richard Sng, our Past President took control of the proceedings, highlighting the changes to the programme, and introduced the appointment holders.
Opening Address by Club President
“Who is the Speaker of Parliament? Do we show concern for others?” probed club president, Soh Siew Wee. “We are fortunate in Toastmasters and to members who offered us their knowledge.”
Ta Susiwati, presented her AP1 Warm Up the Audience (Humorously Speaking), “Family. What does it mean?”
“A Difficult Decision” was Kenny Lim’s AP2 Let’s Get Personal (Storytelling) presentation.
Kelvin Tan narrated his AP2 Speaking in Praise of “The Discipline Master, My English Teacher”.
Evaluator: Speech presented by:
David Kow Ta Susiwati
Chia Choon Kiat Kenny Lim
Ang Wee Yong Kevin Tan
The speakers certainly benefited from the useful and encouraging feedback.
Successful Club Series
Albert Anto presented a timely reminder and refresher talk, “Closing the Sale”.
It was an enriching and enlightening interactive session, “Tackling Table Topics” by Lau Kwong Fook, (NUS Alumni Toastmasters club).
Fun with Table Topics
Soh Siew Wee had no short of short of speakers. Nine took the challenge!
Table Topics Evaluation
Lau Kwong Fook offered his take to each of the speakers, useful and helpful.
“Unique” was introduced as the Word of the Day by the VPE NTU Alumni TMC Flex Tio, being only his second language evaluation, a commendable effort.
Rampur, had a challenging role, listening to the splendid speeches and presentations, and handling the timing device.
Ta Susiwati, took upon an extra appointment, a role in effective listening.
Awards Presented to:
Best Prepared Speech Ta Susiwati
Best Speech Evaluation Ang Wee Yong
Best Table Topic: Ta Susiwati
Nyonya kuehs and bananas were the spread of the day.
Foo Kok Jin (NTU Alumni TMC), Davis Tan (Joo Chiat Culture TMC) and members of Changi Simei TMC were among our guests. Feedback from them included “a rich and structured meeting, a very meaningful and well-spent afternoon, have learnt a lot, appreciate the variety, very high standard, very vibrant, happy to spend an afternoon here, learnt a lot, never thought I would visit another TM club, everyone is so close”.
Contributed by: Richard Sng, Club Secretary