Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Let It Go on 27 December

New executive members were elected before the meeting and they are as follow:

President: Vincent Sar
Vice-President of Education: John Ng
Vice-President of Membership: Abby
Vice-President of Public Relation: Simon
Secretary: Chiun Jie
Treasurer: Jonathan Choo
Sargent and Arms: Tory Yew

Tory then started off the meeting and Vincent then gave a short speech regarding the new members of the executive team.

Role players are then introduced followed by each members and fellow guests. A sharing session on their ways to relieve stress were held during the brief introduction. A colorful of ways were heard in the introduction, ranging from the therapeutic method of sleeping to playing violent video games as a form of destressing.

Jane then gave an invocation speech where she talked on fear. She opened up about her journey in public speaking. From that shy introvert to person whose goal is to make a difference and be a better self, she certainly did make a difference as shown through her charming charisma.

Fatemah came up to share about her regrets regarding her time. She stated how she regretted not taking the most of her time and wished she had done better. She knows she should have done better to fulfill her day.

Fatemah on her sharing.

Brenda spoke on her determination in winning the film festival.

Simon spoke about anxiety and guilt that made with regards of letting go.

A personal story was shared by Chai Ying that allow us to relate to her past. She shared her fear for her internship and her strong determination to progress.

Marlena then came up with her life lesson on ego. She stated that we fail because we are only humans.

Beng from KPMG Toastmasters Club gave a really detailed evaluation on each of the speaker.

Weng Kin, our new member shared his passion about Math as his prepared speech. He then spoke about his hobbies. His love for the versatility and the multiple approaches of Math shines through him as he spoke.

The next prepared speech was given by Johnny. Johnny spoke on the rejection he received for wanting a dog. His take home message was that life is too short to not do what he wants.

Simon was next to give a speech. He spoke on his realization on how receiving the red packet during Chinese New Year is not about the money but it is the love and celebration with family that counts.

Edward then gave a speech on act of kindness. He gave a funny demonstration with the help of a sad looking Ahmad and a Kit Kat. His message was that a random act of kindness which comes in different forms tend to lead to a domino effect.

General evaluator, Mark, came up and lead the general evaluation. He was a really encouraging CC.

Our evaluator, Stanley, CC from MII Toastmasters Club gave a detailed and encouraging evaluation.
Dheeno was next and gave a lot of encouragement to John, complimenting on his strength to deliver his story.

Ahmad, as usual, came on stage and gave a funny evaluation, which does add value to Simon’s.
Mark mentioned an important point on how we shouldn’t use “but” as it was as if they have taken the person to cloud nine then pulled it back down to “grave nine”.
Lena, came up and gave a  strong evaluation on detailed evaluation of the use of time. She stated that a good speech should challenge our thinking and a strong call for action.

Next up, technical evaluation.

Fatemah on her Ah Counter report
Chia Chun in his Timer report.
Abby on her Grammarian report

Finally, Mark gave us a thorough evaluation for the club and the meeting was adjourned.

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