Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Phoenix Toastmasters meeting on 31 Oct 2011

Phoenix Toastmasters Club (#989051) conducted a show case meeting on 31 October 2011 @ See Hoy Chan Uptown Convention Centre.

Day / Time: The club meetings on 2nd and LAST Monday of the month at 6:30 - 9:00PM.
Venue: Level 12, Tower A, Uptown 5, 5 Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Contact Details:
President: Anna Chin, CC CL. Email:
Vice President Education: Wong Shi Wen, TM. Email:

Invocation session

Table Topics Session

Speech Title: Fly
Competent Communicator #4: How To Say It Speech
Speech Evaluation:

Speech Title: The Sound
Competent Communicator #4: How To Say It
Speech Evaluation:

Speech Title: Is This Real ?
Competent Communicator #5: Your Body Speaks 
Speech Evaluation:

Speech Title: Work-Life Balance, Myth or Reality?
Advanced Communicator, Specialty Speeches #1: Speak Off The Cuff Speech
Speech Evaluation:

20111031 Phoenix Toastmasters: TME's Closing

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

TheProVoices Survey

Update, 5 December 2011: Survey is closed. THANK YOU FOR YOUR VALUABLE FEEDBACK. We shall endeavor to improve.

Today is the 27 November and 'TheProVoices' site has been up mid-August 2011. We wish to conduct a simple survey to take stock on the usefulness of this site and how we can improve further. This survey will take only 2 - 5 minutes of your time to complete.

This survey will be open for a week till 4th December 2011 (Sunday). Thank you in advanced for your valuable, sincere and honest feedback.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Farewell for Mr. Danny

The Special Occasions Speeches advanced manual is one of the most enjoyable manuals in my opinion. It encourages you to recall and remember the pleasant pleasures and passions of individuals and/or events in our lives.

In the following speech, you will see how one of my fellow Toastmaster from Phoenix Toastmasters club attempts project #2: Speaking in Praise speech. The speaker had arrange for a club member to assume the role of 'Mr. Danny' (seated on the right side of the speaker) who is to imagine that he is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

20110711 Phoenix Toastmasters: Farewell for Mr. Danny

(video posted with permission of the speaker)

Observations / Suggestions for Improvement

  • The approach of having a member of the audience to play to role of the recipient of the praises (Mr Danny) was good. This allowed the audience to imagine & share their attention between the speaker and the recipient (Mr. Danny) - to observe if the words of praises invokes any response or reaction between prior and latter. This can indicate if the praises were well prepared and received.
  • The above approach can be a double-edge sword as well, because if the recipient is among the audience and sufficient amount of eye-contact is not directed towards the recipient, it may appear that the speaker may be speaking about a person who is not among the living.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Division G Humorous Speech Contest

Toastmasters District 51 Division G (Term 2011/12) Humorous Speech Contest

Date: 8 October 2011(Saturday)
Venue: Wisma Help, Jalan Dungun, Kuala Lumpur

Contestant #1: The 'Ah' Culture

Contestant #2: One Size Fit All

Contestant #3: Love and Imperfections

Contestant #4: Tips To A Long Lasting Marriage

Contestant #5: Armchair Adventure

Contestant #6: Before and After

Contestant #7: America

Enjoy !

Monday, November 7, 2011

Division C Humorous Speech Contest (Term 2011/12)

Toastmasters District 51 Division C (Term 2011/12) Humorous Speech Contest

Date: 1 October 2011(Saturday)
Venue: Auditorium, UTTC (UMW Toyota Toastmasters Club), Section 15 Shah Alam

Contestant #1: If The Shoe Fits

Contestant #2: Insomnia

Contestant #3: Parenting Like They Used To

Contestant #4: A Rose By Any Other Name

Contestant #5: The Art of Communication

Contestant #6: A Very Special Date

Contestant #7: I Am A COWARD !

Enjoy !

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Two Coffins At A Funeral

During an advanced Toastmasters meeting in the month of October, I had the pleasure to witness a friend attempt on the ‘Storytelling’ advanced manual project #3: ‘The Moral of the Story’. She is an established speaker, consultant and trainer in her field. She has been and still is a great supporter of the Toastmasters movement within her club, the division, and the district.

In her attempt of this project she had woven humour into it and her approach to this project was most interesting. In the Notes to the Evaluator, ‘The speaker had two options for this project: Create and tell an original story with a lesson or take a lesson from another story and create a new story to go with it. The story was to be entertaining and have a surprise twist to the ending …’.

The speaker did a combination of the two; as in she used an original story AND created one of her own. That sparked a bit of a discussion during the evaluation session but nonetheless the outcome was both surprising and entertaining.

20111018 Two Coffins At A Funeral

(video posted with permission of the speaker)

Enjoy !

Friday, November 4, 2011

Love and Imperfections

"Love and Imperfections" is the speech title of Toastmasters District 51 Division G Humorous Speech Contest Champion, Vincent Liew who hails from Help University Toastmasters Club.

Division G Humorous Speech Champion: "Love and Imperfections" by Vincent Liew

(video posted with permission of the speaker)

This young Toastmaster has great command of vocal variety, facial expressions, and body gestures. His humorous speech drawn from his personal experience and day-to-day events allowed us to follow, relate, and enjoy every moment of his speech.

Event: Division G Humorous Speech Contest
Date: 8 October 2011
Venue: Wisma Help, Jalan Dungun

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