Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Chapter Meeting

19th Dec is one of our special chapter meetings as it is our club 2nd year anniversary as well as celebrating the christmas at the same time. We have invited a few guests to join in the fun and laughters in our festive theme.


Our usual chapter meeting


Followed by our scrumptious refreshment


Ice breaker game after refreshment




Breaks into 4 Groups


The winning group

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Club Level Contest @ SP Poly

Our Club Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contest on 5th September 2007 at Singapore Polytechnic was inspiring and entertaining.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2007 Club Humorous Speech Contest:
Champion: Edwin Por;
1st Runner Up: Roger Ong;
2nd Runner Up: Anthony Kwek

Congratulations to the winners of the 2007 Club Evaluation Speech Contest:
Champion: Anthony Kwek;
1st Runner Up: Edwin Por;
No 2nd Runner up as only 3 contestants.



Let us congratulate these outstanding and courageous winners in the club's speech contest and let us continue to strive and excel in the Toastmasters program and improve our communication skills together.


The audiences were listening attentively to the speeches.


Congratulate our winners once again!


Our first club photo

Monday, July 2, 2007

Club's Installation Night

The old term has ended and embracing the new and exciting term, 1 Jul 07 - 30 Jun 08. Let's move forward and bring Singapore Polytechnic Toastmasters Club to the next level - cultivating an Exciting and Enriching learning environment with
Enthusiastic members participating!

Yes, we have come so far, it is our 3rd installation night since 2005. We may be a relatively young club but our team spirit is strong! Every heart is filled with the passion and commitment, with these, we are able to make good progress through a small step, day after day.

As the Gavel is passed from hand to hand, our hearts are filled with thrills and motivations. We have touched one another by saying our sincere pledge "I will". Together we have come this far, let us continue to hold on, be each and everyone's pillar!

Yes, we are ready to serve each and every member of this club.


Executive Committee 2007-2008


Passing the gavel to our new club president.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Executive Committee 2007/2008

Club President
Cheryl Beh
maddinton@yahoo.com.sg

Vice President Education
Frederick Kok
fredkyf@gmail.com

Vice President Membership I
Anthony Ong
aong@indium.com

Vice President Membership II
Poon Yoke Lin
yokelin27@yahoo.com.sg

Vice President Public Relations I
Rachel Won
rachelwon@gmail.com

Secretary
Paullyn Tay
paullyn_busy@yahoo.co.uk

Vice President Public Relations II
Kelvin Leong
kelvin.leo@gmail.com

Treasurer
Edwin Por
edwinpor@yahoo.com.sg

Sergeant At Arms
Anthony Kwek
kweksh@sp.edu.sg

Immediate Past President
Winson Lim
Winson.LimWS@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Toastmasters Education Tracks

Terms Explained (wef 1 Jul 06)
CC: Competent Communicator (replaces CTM)
AC: Advanced Communicator (replaces ATM)
CL: Competent Leader
AL: Advanced Leader
B, S, G: Bronze, Silver, Gold
DTM: Distinguished Toastmaster
TMC: Toastmasters Club

Testimonials from our members

"Pay the cost of learning, or pay the price for not learning."
"In Toastmasters, the time and effort that I invested in are definitely rewarding. From a trembling speaker, I have improved to be a better communicator and a better listener. In term of my life, it has helped a lot in my career and has also built up my self-confidence."
- Edwin Por

"Toastmasters has made me a different person! It has given me the confidence to go up to people I don't even know and start talking to them about anything. I rarely get nervous anymore doing speeches and my speaking abilities continue to improve drastically. The one thing that has help me understand people, is Toastmasters. As an officer, you learn so many things that a book will never be able to teach you. If you want to become a better manager, become an officer. Thanks!"
- Kelvin Leong

"Though a Lecturer cum Consultant of the Singapore Polytechnics, I find a lot of things to learn and experience in joining the SP Toastmasters Club. Lecturing and Consultancy Works require me to communicate with my students and clients on my specialisties which have been done for years. I find them not an issue to talk about them. And no one really dares to tell me what are the wrongs about my language, my grammars, my gestures, my voice, my behaviors, my facial expression, my way of telling people, my uses of words, my speech speed, my giving of examples, etc. After joining the Toastmasters, I found more confidence to communicate with people and have great improvement in telling people anything and working with others. Toastmasters has great program to develop your personality and communication skills."
- Anthony Kwek

"Joining Toastmasters has helped me to re-discover my love for public speaking, and developed my confidence in voicing out my opinions and thoughts. Prior to Toastmasters, I used to shun away when I'm asked for opinions. It was such an agonizing experience that it caused my mind to go blank and I found myself scrambling to organize my thoughts and to get the words out from within me. However the experiences gained from impromptu speaking at Toastmasters have given me the courage to speak up at work. I'm still learning, and there's definitely room for improvement. But the beauty of being in Toastmasters is that it allow me to practice this and grow from the feedback given by other fellow Toastmasters members."
- Cheryl Beh

"Since I started my Sales profession 10 years ago, making a proper presentation without stammer is always my No 1 fear of all. Even though I had attended several External Seminars on Selling or Presentation Skills, It does not help me much in my area of work. Until one day, I decided to attend a presentation by Singapore Polytechnic Toastmasters Club sometimes in Aug 2005 last year which was during one of their Chapter Meeting and it really changes my life! Now, I am able to stand in front of the audience and speak & communicate with confidence. I am currently preparing for my project #5 and I am sure more to come. Oh…Yes! Thanks!"
- Anthony Ong

"If learning is the way for a man to know more about himself, then Toastmasters is a learning, unlearn and relearn process. Thru the meetings, I learn about how important toilet roll is. I relearn about the miracle healer is our own body. I learn that if we continue to search, there will be nowhere for us to find what we want but it is now here. It is something that we overlook till someone tell us about. Thru the preparation of speeches, I gain knowledge of how important sleep is. I rediscover the simplicity of water. Thru the Evaluation of speeches, I learn that it takes a lot to listen before we can talk."
- Winson Lim

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I join the Singapore Polytechnic Toastmasters Club?
You have to be a graduate of Singapore Polytechnic as the club is opened to SP Alumni, students and staff. Friends of SP are also welcome to join us for our meeting.

2. How much do I need to pay?
Membership fees is S$144 yearly plus a one time registration fee of S$60.

3. What happens at a typical Chapter Meeting?
Members get together to learn and develop their communication and listening skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Through the different segments of a Chapter Meeting, members are exposed to real time, hands-on learning opportunities.

Develop Communication Skills
Table Topics session: Acquire impromptu speaking skills by learning to think quick on your feet
 Prepared Speech session: Hone existing and develop various speaking skills

Develop Listening Skills
Prepared Speech Evaluation session: Develop listening skills and practice giving feedback to fellow members to aid in their growth

Develop Leadership Skills
Benefit more from each meeting by taking up the various appointment roles available (Toastmaster-of-the-Evening, Sergeant-at-Arms, Ah Counter, Timer and etc) or join the Executive Committee to lead the club to a higher level!

4. What recognition will I receive?
- We hold an audience vote for the "Best Speaker", "Best Table Topic Speaker" and "Best Evaluator" during each Chapter Meeting.
- As you complete your manuals, you'll get the corresponding award. Please refer to Toastmasters Educational Program for more information.

Our Executive Committee 2006-2007

Club President
Winson Lim
Winson.LimWS@gmail.com

Vice President Education
Cheryl Beh
maddinton@yahoo.com.sg

Vice President Membership
Edwin Por
edwinpor@yahoo.com.sg

Vice President Public Relations
Anthony Ong
aong@indium.com

Secretary
Anthony Kwek
kweksh@sp.edu.sg

Treasurer
Rachel Won
rachelwon@gmail.com

Sergeant At Arms
Frederick Kok
fredkyf@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

About Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a non-profits educational Corporation headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

Its mission is to improve communication and leadership skills of its members and in general.

Mainly, this works out to improving public speaking skills but there is also a potent leadership and management aspect to the organization if you aspire to reach that level.

To find out more, visit:

Toastmasters History

All about Toastmasters

Educational Program

About Our Club


Singapore Polytechnic Toastmasters Club was chartered on 21 November 2005 (Club no: 855761) and provides a supportive environment for alumni members who wish to improve their public speaking and leadership skills.


Our Vision
To nurture members to be world-class communicators

Our Mission
To equip members with the art of effective communication and leadership skills, promoting self-confidence and personal growth

Our Motto
We Speak with Passion!

Meeting Schedule
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Meeting Venue
SP Moberly Building@Meet2, Level 3, Meeting Room
(Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road Singapore 139651)


View Campus Map here.
Getting There
Via MRT: Alight at Dover MRT and walk towards Moberly Building, it is near to T10.
Via Car: Drive along Dover Road and enter via  Gate 1, turn left and go all the way straight.