Wednesday, August 24, 2016

TMIKL Meeting 13-9-2016

Our Next meeting is as follows:
Tuesday 13-9-2016 from 19:30

TME: Ceyvian Chan, CC
TTM: Kimberly Teh



1st Speaker
Razwan Rashidi 
Competent Communication Manual #7 - Research Your Topic (5:00-7:00 min)
Collect information from numerous sources; Carefully support the points and opinions with specific facts, examples, and illustrations gathered through research.

2nd Speaker
 Nik Ayman 
Competent Communication Manual #9 - Persuade With Power (5:00-7:00 min)
Persuade listeners to adopt viewpoint or ideas, or to take some action; Appeal to the audience’s interests; Use logic and emotion to support the position; Avoid using notes.

3rd Speaker
Rajesh Wadhwani 
Nothing Funny about being Funny  Edit
The Entertaining Speaker (2011) #2 - Resources for Entertainment (5:00-7:00 min)
Draw entertaining material from sources other than your own pesonal experience; Adapt your material to suit your topic, your own personality, and the audience.

4th Speaker


Monday, August 1, 2016

Humorous Speech & Speech Evaluation Contests: 23-8-16

Our Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contests
Tuesday: 23-8-2016
Venue: Level 21 Bankers Club  

Organising Chair: Kimberly Teh
Chief Judge: Lakhmichand M A, DTM

Humorous Speech:
Contest Chair: Victor Ong, DTM
  1. Jeremy Teo
  2. Endrea Hugh
  3. Lim Yi Kang   
Evaluation Contests:
Contest Chair: Jesse Tan
  1. Lim Yikang
  2. Richard Toh
  3. Endrea Hugh
  4. Jeremy Teo
  1. Nik M Zaki, CC, ALB
  2. Edwin Leong
Ballot Counters:
  1. Rhoda Omar, ACB, ALB
  2. Kanagaraj Pillay, ACB, ALB
  1. Nik Ayman
  2. Anthony de Souza, CC. CL
Winner of Humorous Speech Contest 2016: Jeremy Teo
Winner of Speech Evaluation Contest 2016: Lim Yi Kang
1st Runner Up, Speech Evaluation Contest 2016: Richard Toh
Congratulations to all winners and Thank you all for attending!
Our diligent and focused timers
Anthony De Souza (left), Nik Ayman (right)

Winner and 1st Runner up of Speech Evaluation Contest 2016
Lim Yi Kang (second from left), Richard Toh (first from right)
Winner of Humorous Speech Contest 2016, Jeremy Teo

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Meeting # 793 on 9th August 2016 (Tuesday)

THEME: Citius, Altius, Fortius“ (Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger’’) 
Word of The Day: INDOMINABLE

They say the most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part. Sometimes, you just got to take the first step even though you can’t see the entire staircase, and in TMIKL Toastmasters club we encourage you to take your first step, to be a better, and stronger speaker, bringing you to greater heights. Remember, active participation is important, no matter the results. It is the attitude, effort, process that counts. 

SAA: Nik Ayman
President: Ismail Omar, DTM
TME: Richard, CC
TTM: Kimberly Teh
Timer: Razwan 

Grammarian: Anthony

Ismail Omar, Easy speak 
Rhoda Omar ACM #5
Rajesh Wadhwani ACB, ACM
Speech Evaluators:
Cyril Jonas, DTM
Yikang Lim, CC, CL

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Meeting of 26th July 2016

Oldest Toastmasters Club in Malaysia D-51 #1997
Our Next meeting at TMIKL level 22 Bankers Club:
Tuesday, 26th July 2016 from 19:30 sharp

SAA: Razwan Rashidi,
President: IsmailOmar, DTM
Toastmaster: Rajesh Wadhwani, ACB,

Installation of 2016-2017 Club Officers
Installing Officer: Cyril Jonas, DTM (Div P Director)
Club Officers:
SAA: Razwan Rashidi
Treasurer: Jesse Tan
Secretary: Kimberly Teh
VP-PR: Rajesh Wadhwani, ACB
VP-M: Endrea Hugh, CC
VP-E Jeremy Teo, ACB
President: IsmailOmar, DTM

Ismail Omar, DTM
Successful Club Series:
Meeting Roles and Responsibilities

Jesse Tan, CC #3
Nik M Zaki, CC #6

Speech Evaluators:
Cyril Jonas, DTM
Jony Lim, CC
Yikang Lim, CC, CL

AH Counter

Monday, July 4, 2016

The meeting on 12 July 2016

Oldest Toastmasters Club in Malaysia D-51 #1997
Our Next meeting at TMIKL level 22 Bankers Club:
Tuesday, 12th July 2016 from 19:30 sharp

SAA: Razwan Rashidi,
President: IsmailOmar, DTM
Toastmaster: Kimberly Teh
TTM: Victor Ong, DTM

Installation of 2016-2017 Club Officers
Postponed to the Next meeting

Rhoda Omar, CC, ALB
Successful Club Series:
Meeting Roles and Responsibilities

Jesse Tan, CC #3
Nik M Zaki, CC #6

Speech Evaluators:
Cyril Jonas, DTM
Jony Lim, CC
Yikang Lim, CC, CL

TTE: DTM Cyril Jonas
AH Counter
Grammarian: Jeremy Teo
Timer: Richard Toh, CL

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Our Meeting of 28th June 2016

Oldest Toastmasters Club in Malaysia D-51 #1997
Our Next meeting at TMIKL level 22 Bankers Club:
Tuesday, 28th June 2016 from 19:30 sharp

Toastmaster: Lim Yikang, CC, CL (Area P2 Director)
TTM: Cheryl Tan, CC, CL
GE: Thum Wei Wen, CC, CL


Victor Ong, DTM ACM Storytelling Don Quixote
Jony Lim CC #10 Nelson Mandela
Rajesh Wadhwani ACB, ACM Sell Like Hell
Jeremy Teo, ACB, ACM Poor or Rich

Speech Evaluators:

Rhoda Omar, CC, ALB (Incoming Area P5 Dirctor)
Ong Mei Lin, CC
Endrea Hugh, CC
Mohd Syairoz, CC  (Incoming Area P1 Director)

SAA: Nimo, CC, ALB
TTE: Richard Toh, CL
AH Counter Kimberly Teh
Grammarian Jesse Tan
Timer: DTM Omar,

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Your Toastmasters Experience

(With acknowledgement to Tamala Takahashi)

Here are a few suggestions to make your Toastmasters experience the best it can be when you are starting out a little less than confident when speaking up in front of a group, at work, or with strangers.

1. Pick a Toastmasters club that feels right. If you go to a Toastmasters club and you feel intimidated, or overlooked, try a different club. The program is designed very well, but every club uses the program differently. Find a club where you feel comfortable and safe from the beginning. And don't be afraid to switch clubs if your current club is no longer meeting your needs.

2. Participate in every meeting in some way. Start with ballot counter or timer - the smaller roles - first. Then work your way up to Toastmaster after 4 or 5 months. Make sure you speak at every meeting in some way.

3. Do your ice breaker as soon as you can. That is the first speech in the program. Then dedicate yourself to doing a speech every 3-4 meetings.

4. Work with your mentor. If you aren't assigned a mentor, ask to have one. If you are not totally comfortable with your mentor, ask someone who you are comfortable with to help you (even if they aren't your official mentor). Having someone who will work one-on-one with you makes a big difference.

5. After a few months, participate in the speech contests. This is a great way to try something hard in a safe place. After you've participated in a speech contest, "regular" speeches are easier.

6. Don't stop after you feel like you've made progress. Keep going through the program. Many people find after a few months, they start to get some legs and feel much better speaking up. Don't be fooled that this first success is all you need! Getting over the first "hump" of shyness is just the beginning. The real, significant, life changes happen after you've moved into the advanced manuals and leadership projects. I've learned more as District Governor than I have at any level of my experience as a Toastmaster.

7. Keep up with the leadership side of the program. Even though you may be focusing on the speaking as a way to overcome shyness, the truth is, the leadership side of the program does far more to bring about confidence than the speaking side. Building leadership skills, such as collaboration, delegation, project management, conflict management, and crafting a mission, will benefit you in all aspects of your life. Also, as an introvert, it's easier to work on, to be honest. You can "lead from behind" so to speak. The more leadership skills you practice, the more confident you'll be, and speaking will be easier, because you know "you got this". I finished my leadership projects long before my speaking projects, because as someone who was still developing her extroverted side and getting over shyness, I found the leadership projects to be much more approachable and less daunting.

8. Go to the Toastmasters Leadership Institutes and conferences. These are very low-cost opportunities to learn more about both leadership and public speaking. Go to as many as you can and learn as much as you can.

9. And lastly, as much as you can, if someone asks for help with a club contest, or a membership drive, or something else, say "yes". The more you work together with other toastmasters, you'll build your reputation. Building reputation is a huge confidence booster. Also, having a "job" gives you a higher purpose, and makes it easier to ask for things and be assertive.

Toastmasters is not a magic bullet. However, it's a very good tool for overcoming shyness that has worked for so many people.

And a quick note on shyness vs. introvertism. These are not the same thing. Toastmasters may not change your natural inclination to be an introvert. However, what it will do, is help you learn to be confident in who you are, what you believe, and your skill set. That will serve you well no matter what you do, and no matter how much you lean towards the introverted side.