Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
While dreaming big is not wrong, at times we would be laughed at for having big dreams. Some call our dreams silly, some call us too ambitious, and some would even start labeling us crazy. However, if we listen to our inner selves, have faith in ourselves, and work hard towards achieving our dreams, no one can possibly stop us. As the wise one once said, "What your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve".
At Mid Valley Toastmasters Club, we believe in dreaming, and working towards achieving your dreams. On 11th October 2010, we met with the theme of "Dreaming Big". We shared our dreams when we introduced ourselves and proceeded with a unique table topics session where we built a story together on how dreaming big led to a boy's adventure to space. We ended the meeting with all of us closing our eyes and going deep into ourselves to reinforce our dreams, and to strive towards achieving those dreams.
Congratulations to the winners for the night:
1) Best Speaker: Loh Chia Hur
2) Best Evaluator: Tan Poh Leong
3) Best Table Topics Speaker: Jocelyn
Special thanks to our General Evaluator Alan Tan for attending the meeting.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The meeting on 27th September 2010 was a meeting full of fire. The fire was started by the fiery General Evaluator ACB ALB Hadzrin Shah who powered all the role players to speak with fire. The unique approach during evaluation session created much excitement and energy. It was a memorable meeting.
Earlier during the meeting, we held an award presentation session for our members who achieved educational awards during the 2009/2010 term. Thanks to these members, we achieved the perfect 10 out of 10 possible points in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) during the 2009/2010 term:
1. Rafeeqa (CC)
2. Hong Meng Rae (CC)
3. Mellaine (CC)
4. Tan Poh Leong (CC)
5. Lee Su Jane (CL)
6. Loh Chia Hur (ALB)
7. Christine Ong (ACS)
8. Gerard Peter (ACB)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This year's Hari Raya Aidilfitri was not only celebrate by our Muslim friends, but also all of us at Mid Valley Toastmasters Club. On 13 September 2010, we held a special meeting for the celebration with our members dressed for the occasion.
The men came in their Baju Melayu while the ladies came in their Kebaya and Baju Kurung. Besides the fun and laughters, the best dressed members were also rewarded with special gifts, courtesy of our General Evaluator, Robert Ram ACS ALB. The best-dressed titles went to the following members:
Best-dressed Men Category
1) Robert Ram ACS ALB (from IEM Toastmasters Club)
2) Ang Chee Yong TM
Best-dressed Ladies Category
1) Endree Lim TM
2) Jane Lee TM
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri everyone!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Loh Chia Hur from Mid Valley Toastmasters Club did equally well as he emerged as the 1st runner-up for the Humorous Speech Contest. Loh Chia Hur spoke about his “water” experiences during his childhood days (which included an incident when he was having fun playing with water from a toilet bowl). He also related how as a toddler he was pushed into the swimming pool to learn swimming. While trying not to drown, he kicked his feet so hard that his dad thought he was a swimmer with natural talent. Most importantly, Loh Chia Hur imparted an important life lesson to the audience. In life, you may be pushed to the water and left alone to survive. But if you treat the experience as a learning experience and push yourself hard enough to swim faster, you will eventually survive and be a tougher man.
Loh Chia Hur did not only excel in the Humorous Speech Contest, he also excelled in the Evaluation Contest and emerged as the 2nd runner-up. Congratulations to Loh Chia Hur.
The full results are as follows:
Humorous Speech Contest:
Champion: Calvin Chai (Mid Valley Toastmasters Club)
1st runner-up: Loh Chia Hur (Mid Valley Toastmasters Club)
2nd runner-up: Jason Moi (Help Toastmasters Club)
Champion: Jason Moi (Help Toastmasters Club)
1st runner-up: Meyyappa Manickam (YSP Sah Toastmasters Club)
2nd runner-up: Loh Chia Hur (Mid Valley Toastmasters Club)
Congratulations again to Calvin Chai and Loh Chia Hur! Both of them will be representing Area G3 for the Division Level Humorous Speech Contest on 25 September 2010. We wish them the best for the Division Level Contest!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
We organized our Club level Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests on 23 August 2010. We had record breaking number of participants with 8 contestants for Humorous Speech Contest and 7 contestants for Evaluation Contest.
Congratulations to our winners!
Winners of Humorous Speech Contest
Champion: Loh Chia Hur
1st runner-up: Calvin Chai
2nd runner-up: Sky Chan
Champion: Loh Chia Hur
1st runner-up: Keith Ho
2nd runner-up: Moses Wong
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
On 21 August 2010, a bunch of us from Mid Valley Toastmasters Club had a different set of butterflies to control. We challenged ourselves to the extreme by embarking on a scary journey at SkyTrex Adventure Park, Shah Alam. We climbed up trees, swung ourselves from one tree to another, walked on ropes high up in the sky, and tried flying fox. This was an experience of a different kind that we have not been trained to do, but we took up the challenge nevertheless, and successfully completed the challenge with smiles. The girls did it well, looking like Lara Croft in training. The guys did it well too, with some looking like Tarzans.
As a reward for all of us, our Club treated us to good food in Klang.
We learnt one important lesson from the SkyTrex Adventure challenge:
P.S.- Special thanks to Loo Cheaw Lee for organizing the event. For more photos, join our Facebook group (search for "Mid Valley Toastmasters Club").
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The meeting was led by our very own Vice President Membership, Travis Lai, who was the Toastmaster of the Evening.
The meeting continued with the first prepared speech by Leong Phaik Shan. Phaik Shan did her ice breaker speech and told us more about herself, including her passion for diving. A remarkable moment of the speech was when she shared with us the fact that “Diving is safer than driving”. Is that true? So she claimed.
Next, Loo Cheaw Lee took the stage and spoke about her experience of having to wear teeth braces. She ended the presentation by imparting the importance of a beautiful smile and encouraged everyone to consider visiting their orthodontist!
Our immediate past Area Governor, Loh Chia Hur, continued the session with his advanced speech where he was asked to speak "off the cuff" about his experience as a sales representative. He shared with us his experience as a sales representative and revealed the surprising fact that sales representatives are generally lonely people who have to travel and work on their own most of the time.
The last speech for the day was presented by our immediate past president, Gerard Peter, who spoke about Hofstede’s Dimensions. He shared with us Malaysia’s ranking on each of the 5 Hofstede’s Dimensions, including the fact that Malaysia scored the highest in the Power Distance dimension, which indicates that Malaysians generally accept that power is distributed unequally.
DTM Tang Sum Chee was the General Evaluator for the meeting and joyfully guided us through the evaluation sections.
At the end of the meeting, a special session was held where our immediate past president, Gerard Peter, accepted an award for leading our club in achieving the perfect 10 out of 10 DCP goals for the term 2009/2010. Congratulations to Mid Valley Toastmasters Club, and special thanks to the EXCO members of the last term!!!
Monday, January 4, 2010
There are really 2 persons who need to take credit for this and that would be, Mun Yuen, IPP of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club and our very own Poh Leong, VPE of Mid Valley Toastmasters Club. I personally witnessed the preparation and organisation, which was planned to the tee. Thankfully the GE also noticed that the meeting had proceeded without a hitch and made special mention of the diligence of Poh Leong.
The meeting opened formally with the Presidential address by the President of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club, Ismail Fahmi.
Pictured here is a president who takes his addresses seriously.
Rafeeqa, our TME for the evening was well prepared for the task. Although a relative newcomer to the scene, she executed her tasks with finesse and poise. She might have been the only one who colour-coded here attire in line with the theme for the evening.
World-renowned K. Loghandran, runner up at the World International Speech Contest 2008, presented a humor session. He had the audience in stitches. They laughed and laughed...
The macho ones tried to conceal their laughter.
Others couldn't hold it in.
Choose carefully whom you trust your personal information with. Information can be use in many ways to cause distress to you. Hong Meng Rae, Mid Valley Toastmasters Club's treasurer gives an insight on Identity Theft
Lawrence Ho of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club wins the "prepared speeches" category with his topic "So What's Next". Seen here on the right of photograph receiving his certificate and a Christmas token from the President of Speaker's Dream Toastmasters Club, Ismail Fahmi.
GE for the meeting, NJ Singam is presented a token of appreciation by the President of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club, Ismail Fahmi.
In all it was as usual an enjoyable evening.