|Standing: From left: Pun Yew Kee, Sunny, Michael, ACB, CL, Dr. Alvin, ACS, Ken Koh, ACB, Jeannie, ACS, Sa, Irene, Ravi, Pei San, Loh Jian Kit, SK Ratnam, DTM. Front: from left: Karren Lim, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM, Shirley Bak, DTM|
For our first regular meeting in the year 2015, we had “endurance” as the Word of the Day in line with our theme, “Never give up, always persevere”. This is the New Year resolution for our club.
|General Evaluator, Loh Jian Kit|
We gladly and warmly welcomed Loh Jian Kit from Sunway Toastmasters Club as our General Evaluator. Thank you, Jian Kit for gracing our meeting.
We also welcomed our guests, Sam, Ravi, Sunny and Irene for being with us. Both Sam and Ravi joined our club after the meeting. Welcome, Sam and Ravi to our happy Extol TMC family!
|ASA, Ken Koh, ACB|
The meeting was called to order by ASA, Ken Koh, ACB at 7.20pm as some role players were delayed by the heavy downpour. Well done, Ken!
|TME, Pun Yew Kee|
TME, Pun Yew Kee, conducted the whole meeting in his most efficient and effective manner. Excellent management skills, Yew Kee!
President, Jeannie, ACS boosted the spirits of all who were present, to always exercise endurance, never give up and persevere even when faced with daunting obstacles, unrelenting struggles and persistent problems. Well said, Jeannie!
Grammarian and Listening Evaluator, Dr. Alvin Teoh, ACS introduced the Word Of The Day, “Endurance” and also explained his role as a Listening Evaluator. Thank you for taking on two roles excellently well, Dr. Alvin!
|Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM|
The invocator, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM inspired us with her life story, how she endured and persevered in the face of disheartening situations and triumphed in the end. We were greatly inspired by you, Ngan Eng!
Table Topics Master, Ken Koh, ACB conducted a very interactive, invigorating and interesting session reiterating on the Word of the Day “Endurance” and Theme of the meeting, “ Never give up, always persevere”
His topics ranged from whether Is learning painful?” attempted by Jeannie, ACS, “Do successful people failed many times?” by Ravi, “Which person continue persevering in the face of obstacles?” by SK Ratnam, DTM, “Do disabled people inspire abled people?” by Loh Jian Kit and “Is perseverance a sign of hope?” by Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM. Well done, Ken!
|From left: Pun Yew Kee, Ravi, Jeannie, ACS|
And the best Table Topics Speaker went to Ravi. Congratulations, Ravi!
|SK Ratnam, DTM|
Humour Master, SK Ratnam, DTM tickled our funny bones with four hilarious stories, one about four guys daring each other to jump from the Empire State building, the second about a boy who constantly lied to his parents, the third about two men who tricked a priest to drown in a river and the last about a tricky man who was celebrating his fortieth wedding anniversary. You are a great joker, SK!
|Shirley Bak, DTM|
Shirley Bak, DTM, the Table Topics Evaluator did a great job evaluating all the five brave spontaneous speakers. Awesome job, Shirley!
Pei San presented CC#4 titled, “How to boost our confidence with body language” outlining six tips which not only helped enhance our outward appearance, improve our body posture and our health as well!. Impressive speech, San!
Shirley Bak, DTM, her evaluator, stated that her speech incorporated rhetorical devises and creative words and was very well done. Thank you, Shirley!
Next, Ken Koh, ACB did an Advance Manual speech from Storytelling #2 titled, “Dare to be champion”, which highlighted the goals we need to overcome to reach eventual success! Well said, Ken!
His evaluator, SK Ratnam, DTM was happy with his speech which met the speech objectives. Thank you, SK!
Final speaker, Jeannie, ACS presented Special Occasion Speech #5,”Accepting an Award” titled, “I am honoured”. The setting was when Jeannie, ACS received the Toastmasters of the Year award for the term 2013-2014. She related how and why she joined Toastmasters which led to her receipt of the Toastmasters of the Year award. A very sincere and gratifying speech, Jeannie!
Evaluator, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM was impressed with the speech which was very insightful and met all the speech objectives, too. Thank you, Ngan Eng!
The Best Speaker was Pei San and the Best Evaluator was Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM. Congratulations, San and Ngan Eng!
Michael Wong, ACB, CL from REAL Toastmasters Club took up double roles as Ah Counter and Timer efficiently. Welll done, Michael!
Dr. Alvin Teoh, ACS from Sunway Toastmasters Club, the Listening Evaluator picked ten very straight-forward questions. Marvellous job, Dr. Alvin!
Incredibly for the first time in Extol Toastmasters Club history, both SK Ratnam, DTM and Shirley Bak, DTM both scored nine points and both were awarded the Best Listener awards.
General Evaluator, Loh Jian Kit was awed by the warm welcome from the members and the professional proceedings of the meeting and he professed that he had learnt a lot from the meeting. Thank you, Jian Kit, and we welcome you to our meetings again!
In closing, President, Jeannie, ACS announced that Ken Chan, DTM from Money-Mastery KL Toastmasters Club will be delivering an educational talk from the Better Speaker Series, “Conquering your fear” which will be very informative, enlightening and helpful for all to overcome their public speaking phobia.
|Ken Chan, DTM|
All are invited to attend his stimulating speech which will help us to be efficient, effective and excellent
Area C5 International Speech
and Table Topics Contests
at 12noon on 7th Feb 2015
Wisma IJM, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya
President Jeannie, ACS also announced that the Area C5 International Speech and Table Topics Contests will be held on 7 February 2015 at Wisma IJM, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya at 12.00noon. All club members, do go and support our club champions!
With this, goodnight and see you at our next meeting on 4th February 2015!