Thursday, February 28, 2019

WSD: 120 Registrations Todate

Today, we have reached 120 registrations for World Speech Day – Kuala Lumpur. 

It’s good to know that not only Toastmasters are interested in public speaking – but many others too. 

That's the great thing about World Speech Day – we embrace everybody! As long as you arre ready to speak, you're in! 

Yesterday, I was at the YMCA of Singapore Toastmasters Club meeting – where thanks to Chew Banseng, I had a speaking slot. I delivered my CC #10 speech titled “Grab” and thus completing my last speech for the Competent Communication manual, round #54. 

Meaning, I have earned another CC – bringing my total number of Toastmasters' awards to 106:

A good friend from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Ganchimeg Zagdaa from Toastmasters Mongolia NGO Тоастмастерс Монгол Үндэсний Байгууллага was picked to evaluate me – and she was very kind with her feedback. It was a very pleasant surprise to also receive a box of Made-in-Mongolia chocolates from her after she completed her evaluation. Thank you!

I actually went over time by 11 seconds – but nonetheless, I was still elected Best Project Speaker. I am touched to have receive the most votes.

And not to forget mentioning that Ganchimeg who evaluated me was voted Best Evaluator.

These are the photos from last evening and both Cyril Jonas and I thought it was yet another wonderful Toastmasters meeting in Singapore!

Singapore Toastmasters rock! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WSD: 16 Days Away

World Speech Day – Kuala Lumpur is just sixteen days away and already the excitement is slowly and steadily building up. 

What makes WSD so special is the fact that on this one day in a year, we celebrate public speaking as never before. Everywhere and anywhere around the globe. 

It doesn’t matter who you are – but here’s the chance to find your voice and speak. 

Summon your courage and communicate – and be the public speaker for just 3 to 5 minutes. It’s not as daunting as you imagine – you just need to unleash your vocal chords and spew a parade of words because those words possess incredible and immense power that can make a difference. 

In Kuala Lumpur, we have speakers with different demographic profiles who have signed up. From a 79-year-old engineer to children as young as 5- to 7-years old! If they are ready to speak – why not you? 

#unexpected voices. 

Yesterday, I was in Singapore with Cyril Jonas – and thanks to Steven Adamson, we secured our attendance at the Bishan Toastmasters Club. 

This was our first Toastmasters meeting in the city-state and it was an invigorating experience – the meeting was vigorously energetic, vastly educational and veraciously enlightening: 

We are Toastmasters and so, even if we couldn’t secure speaking slots – we must still speak. And speak we did during the impromptu speaking session. 

Ahem, I was voted Best Table Topics Speaker. 

Oh yes, thanks also to Richard Ong for accompanying us!