Sunday, 15 September 2013

HELP Toastmasters Club Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest 2013/2014

On the 7th of September, 2013, HELP University Toastmasters had organised its club level Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest! Overall, I'd say it was concluded with a resounding success! Kudos to our dedicated Organising Chair, TM Eminie, the altruistic role players, the fantastic judges led by the fantastic Chief Judge, DTM Mama Walia, last but not least, the courageous contestants! *applause*

The lovely OC, TM Eminie handed the token of appreciation to our lovely CJ, DTM Mama Walia.

The Humorous Speech Contest Chair with a broken toe, TM Isaac Miranda! 

The wonderful audience during the break time. :)

The efficient and 'bubbly' Evaluation Contest Chair, CC Stanley Thomas Teng!! 

Coming up next - The Evaluation Contest! So excited about it huh? :D

The contest result was as below:

Humorous Speech Contest:
Champion: Chong Kok Ian
1st runner up: Bryan Wong

Evaluation Contest:
Champion: Jocelyn Teh
1st runner up: Bryan Wong
2nd runner up: Lim Kai Jin

The Hilarious Ones :P

The Critical Ones. ;)

Congratulations to all the winners! After all, I personally think that winning doesn't really matter. It simply signifies the acknowledgement to hard work. What truly matters is that we all improve and excel as we progress. Thus, congratulations to all! :)

Nevertheless, come for our Area G3 Contest on the 21st of September! Details please find the previous post. :P

Stay tuned.


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

September, 2013

It's September again! Time flies huh. New term has started for a while and the Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest is in season!

Like every Toastmasters club, HELP University Toastmasters is also hosting their very own club contest to recognise the best as an encouragement to all and also for the members to improve their speaking abilities. :)

The following is the list of events that we'll be organising in September.

HELP Toastmasters Club HS & E Contest
Date: 7th of September
Time: 12pm-3pm
Venue: Wisma HELP DSA (Level 5), Jalan Dungun

Area G3 HS & E Contest
Date: 21st of September
Time: 12pm-5pm
Venue: KPD.A (Level 4), Jalan Dungun

HELP-Taylor's Joint Meeting
Date: 28th of September
Time: 9am-12pm
Venue: Taylor's Lakeside Campus

Looking forward to see you guys around! Stay tuned. ;)


Friday, 19 July 2013

Carpe Diem!

Many people tend to spend their days grumbling and regretting over what they had not done in the past. "I should've done that back then!" "If only I could turn back time, I definitely would..." This sort of conversation sounds so cliched, yet it's still happening all the time. However, we could never turn back time, as much as we want to. So, live today to the fullest, live as if you're dying tomorrow and carpe diem! Seize the day! :D

On the 6th of July, we had our club meeting which was honoured by the presence of our new Division G Governor, Ken Chan, ACG, ALB, who visited our club on the very first week of his term as the General Evaluator! We too had a lovely guest from Maxis Toastmasters who's none other than Nirmala Shanmugam, ACS, ALB! Besides, there were also CC Jeff Foong from D' Utama Advanced Toastmasters and Priscilla from Money Mastery Toastmasters. 

It was the very first meeting conducted by our new president, TM Bryan Wong who delivered a spirited and revitalising presidential address right after the awakening knock by our SAA, TM Gerald who is a big fan of the gavel! After that, yours truly as the TOM then passed on to our adorable table topics master, TM Joyce who distributed a number of great topics, ranging from 'The future depends on what you do today', 'begin with the end in mind', 'do what you can, with what you have, at where you are', to 'life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all'. 

TM Andrea: I used to use a microphone during the class presentation back then!

TM Jie Yen: Each day, I want to make a person smile... :)

TM Kok Weng: Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, ... xD

After the butter cookies break, we had five assignment speeches for that day. There were two amazing ice breakers, TM Grace with her speech entitled 3 Secret Fears, and our lovely treasurer, TM Andrea with her title Things You'll Never Know. They were evaluated by our immediate past VPM and immediate past VPE, TM Albert and TM Edward respectively. Next was our dedicated VPM aka wasabi girl, TM Jie Yen who attempted her CC project 2: Organising Your Speech. It was entitled Boomerang, a very sincere sharing about act of kindness. A good deed is like a boomerang, it will come back to you eventually. :) She was evaluated by a very experienced toastmaster, Nirmala, ACS, ALB who impressed us by her fruitful and constructive evaluation. We also had two members attempting CC#7: Research Your Topic. They were TM Kok Weng and TM Yi Ling. Coincidently and surprisingly, their topics were on a similar subject. Their titles were 'Social Media Addict' and 'Social Media' respectively! This tells us how amazing the hands of fate could be. ;) Their evaluators are Bryan Cheong, ACB, CL (long time no see!) and Jeff Foong, CC (nice to see you). :D

TM Edward: Well now you don't need a mic anymore!
TM Albert: You have a very good command of English!

Ken Chan, ACG, ALB: As a general evaluator, I generally evaluate... ;)

After the evaluation and award sessions, our dedicated Division G Governor, Ken Chan, ACG, ALB delivered a wonderful sharing on the Successful Club Series under the Toastmasters Education Programme. Everyone has a vivid picture of the toastmastering pathway after his influential speech!

The two lovely ice breakers. ;)
The Best Table Topic: TM Gerald! 

The Best Speaker: TM Grace! :D
The very awesome evaluator: Nirmala, ACS, ALB!!

The new president and the new Division G Governor! 

The meeting was then adjourned. See you on the 20th and the 27th of July! xD


Wednesday, 12 June 2013


If we were to similise life to a book, there'll always be a number of chapters in our life. These chapters are the transitions in life, revealing our exposure and adventure in each period of time and what lessons we've gotten from them. Each chapter tells where you are emotionally. When you're given a chance to compose a new chapter in your life, how'd you write it? As for HELP Toastmasters, we can't promise that this is gonna be the most riveting and breathtaking chapter ever, but we promise to write this new chapter from the bottom of our hearts and make it a very jubilant and memorable one. :)

On the 8th of June, we had our very first meeting held by the new term of exco. For starters, kudos to our fabulous president, TM Yi Ling, who strained every nerve and sinew to pull off this marvellous meeting! We're particularly honoured with the presence of several notable guests, which comprised of our very honourable Division G Governor, DTM Thiagarajah Nesan (a.k.a Tiger) from MAS Melor Toastmasters; DTM Renganathan from Ernst & Young Toastmasters; the incoming Area B2 Governor, CC, CL Chironjit Das, who is also the president of CIMA Toastmasters; the very professional speaker, ATMS, Cl Dr Alvin Teoh from Sunway Toastmasters, and CC Reuben from Bangsar Toastmasters! We're jubilant to conclude that this meeting was a total success as everyone had fun and learnt something! :)

Division G Governor DTM Tiger and our president TM Yi Ling
You illustrated how to think differently with a game...
Imagine yourself lying down on the grass, you see blue sky...

Our pretty TOM, TM Jie Yen ;)

In this new chapter, many of us had our very first time for something, our president TM Yi Ling presented her very first presidential address, TM Jie Yen took her first challenge as the TOM, TM Joyce was the Table Topics Master for the first time, TM Jocelyn gave her first ever evaluation, and there were two amazing ice breaker's speeches! 
And each of them certainly did a fantastic job! Congratulations to all of them!:D 

Ice breaker number 1: TM Sharanya
When there's a will, there's a way!

Ice breaker number 2: TM Kai Jin

I have 23 soft toys at home!!!


Credits to our Table Topics Master, TM Joyce for preparing a set of topics which correlated to our theme so well, ranging from 'A new friendship', 'A new hope', 'Turn over a new leaf', 'A new relationship' to 'A new goal'. :D

CC,CL Ron: Forget about turning over a new leaf!
Take baby steps!!

TM Bryan: Ever heard of do-you-know-Bryan method?                                                                               

TM Tommy: CC#2 Complete, Not Complete!!
CC, CL Siew Li: You truly are an actor!!

On top of that, there were also two awesome speakers attempting their CC project 8, who were none other than our 'Miss Red Barret' TM Kai Xuan with her speech entitled 'Combating your Stereotype' and the VPE of CIMA Toastmasters, TM Ryder Mah with his title 'Think Differently'.

TM Ryder Mah: What is the maximum amount of cakes you can get with four cuts on a round cake? Answer: 16!

                 TM Kai Xuan: A feminine guy is not necessary a GAY! :P     

Wonderful speeches and evaluations! *Thumbs up*
Ice breaker's ribbons for TM Kai Jin and TM Sharanya. :)
The Best Table Topic Speaker: TM Denise Th'ng *claps*
The Best Prepared Speech Speaker: TM Kai Jin (congratulations!!)

The Best Evaluator: ATMS, CL Dr Alvin Teoh (the super evaluator) xD

A token of appreciation for our General Evaluator, DTM Tiger!!

Well as for me, If I were to write a new chapter in my life, I'm going to script it as if this was the last chapter, and write everything possible in it. So that I'll never have to wish that 'if only I could turn back time and go back to that chapter, I would've...' Perhaps we could always start a new chapter in life, but we can never go back to the previous chapters to alter what has been written. You can't cling to the past. Because no matter how tight you hold on, it's already gone. -quoted from HIMYM, S08E23 ;)


Friday, 7 June 2013


With the formation of new term of EXCO team, we are particularly honoured to present to you a new chapter of HELP Toastmasters Club!

Aside from the club election we had in the 1st of June, there are few more exciting and unmissable upcoming events in this month! The following is the list of our club activities in June:

June 8 (Saturday)
Club Meeting
Time: 0900-1200

June 22 (Saturday)
Club Meeting 
Time: 0900-1200

*There are still slots for speeches and role players for this date. Please contact our beloved VPE for any enquiries, the contact details are on the right hand side of your screen. ;) ------------------------>>>

June 29 (Saturday)
Joint Team-building: Paintball!! (with Monash Toastmasters) :D
Time: 0900 till evening
Venue: Malaysian Paintball Academy, Petaling Jaya.

*The registration for this event is already closed. For those who're interested, please make your reservation earlier next time. :)

As most of our members were having final examinations last month, we took a month off in May. And I'm pretty sure there are a vast number of people who really missed HELP Toastmasters Meeting like hell, like I did. ;)

Hence, carpe diem! Seize the day people! :D


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Introducing......Our new EXCO team :D

Hey fellow toastmasters, we finally had our elections on the 1st of June 2013, (Saturday) to elect the new EXCO team for the new term! :D

SO, *drumrollsssss*.......


Executive Comittee of HELP University Toastmasters Club for the new term :

President: Chew Yi Ling
VPE : Chong Kok Ian
VPM : Chua Jie Yen
VPPR : Jocelyn Teh
Secretary : Ashta Neeta
Treasurer : Andrea Chung
SAA : Lim Kai Jin

Congratulations to each and everyone of them! :D I'm sure the new EXCO team will bring HELP University Toastmasters Club to a greater heights!

Cheers!! :)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

International Speech and Table Topics Contest 2013 update

Breaking News!
Damansara - Policemen and security forces have expressed their deep concern of pedestrians' safety around Jalan Dungun this coming Saturday as the renowned HELP University Toastmasters Club will be hosting the International Speech and Table Topics Contest at their home ground, even as the competition gets almost beyond control. (to be continued in page 2)

Ladies and gentlemen,
Be prepared to be amazed this Saturday afternoon as the Area G2's brightest talents (HELP TMC, Monash TMC, Midvalley TMC and Money&You TMC) come together to charm the audience with their most lethal public speaking skills.

Do not hesitate to book yourself a seat in order to catch such greatly anticipated annual event. Grab the tickets while they last

Date: 16th of March 2013
Time: 12.30 p.m. (lunch is included)
Attire: Smart Casual
Venue: Auditorium A2, Level 4, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Blok A, (first building on the left on Jalan Dungun coming from Jalan Semantan), Jalan Dungun, Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 0164136820 (Desmond) or 0126883030 (Christian)

Monday, 4 February 2013

Oh no!

Dear friends,

Much to our regret, the meeting originally scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013, has been cancelled. With kind consideration, the club is fearful of being charged guilty for ruining any family reunion of our much enthusiastic members in such festive season of Chinese New Year.

However, the meeting on February 16, 2013 will be held as usual. We apologized for any inconvenience and disappointment this might have caused.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Upcoming meeting - the first meeting of February

Dear friends,

"Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day." Don't you just love the irony that it's the short livedness of the morning which makes it more desirable? How true is the saying, "be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself." Seize the morning and you'll seize the day.

Join us this Saturday morning as we enjoy the blissfulness of an auspicious morning, the Toastmasters' way.

Date: 2nd of February 2013

Time: 9:30 am till 12
Attire: Smart casual
Entrance Fee: FREE
Venue: Level 2, Block G, Department of Student Affairs, Pusat Bandar Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Upcoming meeting - the last meeting of January

Dear friends,

As Winston Churchill had it before, "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." 
It shows that listening is equally important as talking itself but here's a challenge,
Can we make others listen without saying the word "listen!" more than 10 times?!

Please join us this Saturday morning as we explore on the art of being an empathizing speaker.

Date: 26th January 2013
Time: 9:30 am till 12
Attire: Smart casual
Entrance Fee: NO SUCH THING!
Venue: Level 2, Block G, Department of Student Affairs, Pusat Bandar Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Upcoming meeting - the 3rd-Saturday-of-January meeting

Dear friends and guests,
I hate to make the announcement that the coming Saturday (19/01/13) meeting is cancelled, is it not? 
Actually it is not!
I apologize it's actually HELD BACK to a later time of the year (23/03/13) as we will have a joint meeting with Taylor's University Toastmasters Club! 

The last-Saturday-of-the-month meeting (26/01/13) will of course still carry on as usual. So stay tuned!

Friday, 4 January 2013

First Meeting of 2013

Out with the old,
in with the new,
It won't be the same
without you!
Please do join us this Saturday morning as HELP Toastmasters Club rings in the new year and says goodbye to the last!

Date: 5th January 2013
Time: 9:30 am till approximately noon
Attire: Smart casual
Entrance Fee: FREE!
Venue: Level 2, Block G, Department of Student Affairs, Pusat Bandar Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

*Check our venue he!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year!

We wish you a happy new year! In this very new year, let bygone be bygone; let's turn over a new leaf and be forward looking. May 2013 be a marvellous year for your life.

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