Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Competent Communicator - John Ung - Bayan Baru Toastmasters - Heartiest Congratulations

Good news travels fast. Well done to John Ung, the Vice President of Public Relations of Bayan Baru for achieving the Competent Toastmaster Award on the 5th Day of Chinese New Year of the Golden Tiger at the Feb 18, 2010 Club Meeting. For information of non-Toastmasters, you complete the first 10 speech projects of the Toastmasters International manual to achieve the Competent Communcator award. Gong Xi Ni John Ung, CC.

Photos from http://www.bbtmc.org/

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Visit to Penang Toastmasters Club - Feb 9, 2010

I was collecting an item handcarried by TLI Chair Sandrasegaran from Medan. Sandra suggested that we meet at Penang Toastmasters Club meeting. So this is the third Toastmasters Club that I have attended in Year 2010 - not too bad.

Penang Toastmasters is one of the earliest Toastamsters Clubs in Malaysia. I have been visited the Penang Toastmasters Club for umpteen years. Penang Toastmasters was meeting at Mariner's Club in downtown George Town as most members then were working in town. Later the venue changed including Tanjung Club in Tanjong Tokong, Sri Nibong Residents Association, Vistana Hotel in Bayan Baru, etc.

Today Penang Toastmasters has moved again to the new venue at Berjaya George Town Hotel, 7th Floor, 8pm on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. There were 2 project speakers. In attendance were 7 club members, 3 visiting Toastmasters and 5 guests. The current Club President is Selvaraj Balasundarum. I enjoyed the meeting - the standard of English is high.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest 2010

Tonight I went to attend my own club speech contests at PSDC - Penang Skills Development Center, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island at 8pm Thursday February 4, 2010.

"Are the Audience ready?"

"Are the Timers ready?" Here are the role players of both contests.

"Are the Judges ready?"

"Are the Contestants ready?"

There were only 4 contestants for International Speech Contest this year - what happened?

The Champion for International Speech Contest is Ong Swee Keat "After Heavy Rain, A Beautiful Rainbow". The runner-up is Margaret Chan "If Only".

There were 10 Contestants for Table Topics Contest. The topic was something along the line like "Which famous person is your idol? And why?"

The Champion of Table Topics Contest is Margaret Chan - idol is Dr Ralph C Smedley. The 1st runner up is Kartigeyan - idol is mom. The 2nd runner up is Uthaya Kumar - idol is Mahatma Gandhi.