Thursday, September 26, 2019

800 Project Speeches in 4,104 Toastmaster Days

Yesterday, I reached another Toastmasters milestone – I have now completed 800 project speeches!

This is no mean feat because I’ve been a Toastmaster since July 01, 2008 – and if you know your sums, it means I had delivered on average, one speech every 5.13 days since I joined Toastmasters! 

Still, I must stay grounded. Having taken a long 4,104 days – or to put it in another way, 11 years, 2 months and 25 days to complete 800 speeches – isn’t that great an achievement anyway, if I dare to be honest. 

I should have done better! I mean, I could have done better! 

Perhaps, that’s why I am still struggling to be a good public speaker. Sigh! 

This eight hundredth speech was delivered Wednesday at the CIMA Malaysia Toastmasters meeting held at First Avenue in Bandar Utama, PJ in Selangor.

I am especially grateful to Desmond Foo for making the arrangement for me to speak there. 

It was a CC#9 titled Hit the Wall and this is for my Competent Communication manual, Round #62.  And I was voted Best Project Speaker. 

Guess who I met there?

Overall, it was really a good meeting and I enjoyed it very much! Kindly check out photos of the said meeting:


(Note: The champ's trophy is only for photography purposes!)

On a side note, I don't have much time to work on my public speaking.

I am already reminding myself that the door is closing soon. Only 188 days before I say farewell to Toastmasters. Double sigh!

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