Tuesday, August 19, 2008

August Upcoming Events

Chapter Meeting

We holds our regular chapter every 3rd Wednesday of the month. On 20th August, it will be our 39th chapter meeting.

A toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a friendly atmosphere. Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignment to instill a foundation in public speaking. Participants will learn skills related to use of humour, gestures, eye contact, speech organization and overall delivery.

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another's presentation. This feeback process is a key part of the program success.

Surveys after surveys shows that presentation skills are crucial to success in the workplace. Many people pay high fees for seminars to gain the skills and confidence neccessary to face an audience. Toastmasters provides and option that is less expensive and held in high regard in business circles. This organization has been around for more then 84 years and offer an proven - and enjoyable - way to practice and hone communication and leaderships skills.

Date: 20 August 2008, Wednesday
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30 pm
Venue: Meet 1 at Moberly, Level 2, Singapore Polytechnic

Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest.

Speech contest are an important part of the Toastmasters International education program. Speech contests provide an opportunity for proficient speakers to gain contest experince, and they provide interesting education programs for members and the public. They also allow those Toastmasters who are not participating in the contest to learn by observing proficient speakers.

The purpose of the Humourous Speech contest is; To provide an opportunity for speakers to improve their speaking abilities and to recognize the best an an encouragement to all. To provide an opportunity to learn by observing the more prodicient speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters training. To recognize the value of humor in speaking.

The purpose of the Evaluation Contest is ; To encourage development of evaluation skills and to recognize the best as encouragement to all. To provide an opportunity to learn by observing the more proficient evaluators who have benefited from their Toastmasters training.

Date: 27 August 2008, Wendesday
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30 pm
Venue: LT7, Singapore Polytechnic

For more information, please email sptoastmasters@gmail.com

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