Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Improved Competent Leadership Manual

Did you find navigating and using the Competent Leadership manual a little bit cumbersome? Good news! Per Toastmasters International official site, an improvement version is now available. Click on the project completion record, to view a pdf file of the new easier tracking system at

"New Improved Competent Leadership Manual
June 28, 2010

You told us how to improve it, and we listened. The latest version of the Competent Leadership manual includes a few member-suggested enhancements that make it easier to track progress and complete evaluations.

With the new project completion record, you can view your current progress in all 10 projects at a glance.

The streamlined evaluations for each project make it easier for members to provide constructive feedback at a busy club meeting.
Members who are working in the previous version of Competent Leadership needn’t worry – the project requirements are the same, so completion of a project in either manual will give equal credit toward the CL award."

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1, 2010 - First Bayan Baru Toastmasters Meeting for term 2010-2011

On July 1, 2010 Thursday night at 8pm, Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club held the first meeting with the appropriate theme of "A New Beginning" with new Club President Goh Hock Hai and the Toastmaster of the Meeting was Vice President Education Eileyn Chua. I was the Grammarian with the word of the day "vuvuzela" - the long plastic trumpet horn which make a loud noise at the South Africa FIFA World Cup.

In attendance, there were 24 in total - 15 members, 2 guests who signed up as members and another 7 guests.

There were 2 basic manual project speakers Katigeyan and Lau Choon Mei and 2 advanced manual project speakers, Jack Ch'ng and Mah Swee Chin. The meeting order was changed to project speeches first, then Table Topics and followed by Evaluation.

Mah Swee Chin struck gold or more appropriately silver when she achieved the first Distinguished Club Program goal for the term on the first meeting with her completion of Advanced Communicator Silver. There was a yam seng toast of sparkling juice to celebrate the occasion.

Next meeting on July 15, 2010, the Club will be holding the Club Evaluation Speech Contest. The Club Installation and Humorous Speech Contest will be held on a Saturday night on August 28, 2010.