Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Toastmasters Club 68th Chapter Meeting

Greeting to all!!

Welcome to join us during our monthly Chapter meeting on (Wed) 15th Dec 10. This month is a month of celebration. Come and enjoy great food and increaseMark your calender now. Nov should be a relaxing month for members who are parents, good time to come and catch up with all of us.

If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Cheers!

Sincerely,
Exco team of SPTMC

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Toastmasters Club 67th Chapter Meeting

Greeting to all!!

This month, our meeting will be on 24th Nov as 17th is a public holiday.

Welcome to join us during our monthly Chapter meeting on (Wed) 24th Nov10. Mark your calender now. Nov should be a relaxing month for members who are parents, good time to come and catch up with all of us.

If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Cheers!

Sincerely,
Exco team of SPTMC

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Toastmasters Club 66th Chapter Meeting

Greeting!!

Welcome to join us during our monthly Chapter meeting on (Wed) 20th Oct10. Mark your calender now. Oct is a busy month for members who are parents, good time to take a break and learn new experiences with other team mates.

If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Cheers.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Toastmasters Club 65th Chapter Meeting

Greeting!!

Welcome to join us during our monthly Chapter meeting on (Wed) 15th Sep10. Mark your calender now. You will find fun, warm and keenness in our members running this club and sharing what we know with you :)

If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Cheers.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Our Executive Committee 2010/2011

Club President
Edwin Por
edwinpor@yahoo.com.sg

Vice President Education
Poon Yoke Lin
yokelin27@yahoo.com.sg

Vice President Education II
Frederick Kok
fredkyf@yahoo.com.sg

Vice President Membership I
Eugene Seah
eugene.seah@bluescopesteel.com

Vice President Membership II
Anthony Kwek
kweksh@sp.edu.sg

Vice President Public Relations I
Ang Swee Tiong
dinost@gmail.com

Vice President Public Relations II
Tan Siew Peng
siewpeng_tan@yahoo.com

Secretary
Rachel Won
rachelwon@gmail.com

Treasurer
Paullyn Tay
paullyn_busy2@yahoo.com

Sergeant At Arms
Roger Ong
rogerwsong@hotmail.com

Immediate Past President
Rachel Won
rachelwon@gmail.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Toastmasters Club Humorous Speech Contest

Welcome to our club's Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests.

Remember to mark your calender on:
Date: 8 September 2010 (Wed)
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Our usual meeting venue


If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival.

See you there!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Toastmasters Club 64th Chapter Meeting

Greeting!! Welcome to join us during the monthly Chapter meeting on (Wed) 19th Aug 2010. Mark your calender now. It will be a night of networking, boosting your self-belief when you learn and unlearn.

If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Cheers.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Toastmasters Club Installation & 63rd Chapter Meeting

Welcome to join us during the Installation of our newly elected Exco (2010-2011) and monthly Chapter meeting on (Wed) 21st Jul 2010. Mark your calender now. It will be a night of networking, boosting your confidence when you learn and unlearn.

If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Thanks.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bursting out of my cocoon


As dawn rises, a beautiful butterfly could hear bustling noises from the street and chipping of the birds from the trees. It was happily fluttering its wings around the garden. Before the butterfly can enjoy its freedom, it needs to go through a metamorphosis. During its life cycle, a butterfly undergoes several changes in body form and appearance. The four stages of this metamorphosis are: egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly. In the 3rd stage, the caterpillar needs to spin itself into a soft and silky cocoon to protect its pupa. Pupation may last weeks, months or even years. Make a guess what will it do before it transforms?

Before I provide you with the answer, let me share my story with you. I was an introvert since young. During my childhood days, I have developed a mindset that is; “Talk less, listen more”. Being an introvert, I listen more than I speak. I was timid and scared to speak up. There were times because of my character, I was misunderstood and for the worse, I was blamed for things that I never done. I realised that it is time for me to be heard.

An opportunity came along. I saw Singapore Polytechnic’s eFlyer introducing Toastmasters. Out of curiosity, I attended one of the introductory workshops. The proficient speakers were not only speaking effectively but also inspiring people around them. The charisma within them got me interested to find out more. Deep in my heart, I knew that this is the skill I want to learn.

There is an old saying; “The FIRST step is always the toughest.” I stumbled when I made my first maiden speech in the basic manual project. My hands were shaking and my voice was cracking. I heard voices, felt my fears and was perspiring as I spoke. The inner struggle within me was a big challenge for me. However, each time I fall, I pick myself up and try again. I kept telling myself that as long as I do not give up, I am sure even the most incompetent speaker like me will be able to master the speaking skills one day. The word “Failure” never crossed my mind. I just knew that I have not mastered the skill yet. Whenever I make mistakes, I will change as I learned; it gave me motivation and confidence to speak up more.

After a few years in Toastmasters, I have slowly walked out of my own cocoon, built my self-confidence and spoke with conviction. Toastmasters has made me understood the importance of people connections besides learning how to speak and listen effectively. By taking up different EXCO roles, it allows me to learn leadership and interpersonal skills as well. I was required to interact with a lot of people, getting contacts from them, arrange meetings etc to ensure the meetings were carried out smoothly each time. All these tasks are the learning blocks for me to understand and develop my skills. I kept in mind that struggling is an essential part of my growth experience. In fact, it is the struggle that causes me to develop my ability to communicate better.

I strived to apply what I learnt in Toastmasters in each day of my life. I have changed my negative thoughts into positive ones by changing “Why me?” into “How to do it” mindset. It makes me happier as a person. I am not only able to communicate and connect with my family and friends better these days but also I have widened my circle of friends now.

Here is the answer to my earlier question. Before the caterpillar could transform into a butterfly, it is supposed to BREAKTHROUGH. The pupa’s breakthrough helps the butterfly to push its way through the tiny opening of the cocoon which in turn pushes the fluid out of its body and into its wings. Without the struggle, the butterfly would never be able to break free from the cocoon it has created and fly into freedom.

I have seen myself just like a caterpillar undergoing a metamorphosis over a period of time. Some people need weeks, months or even years to be transformed. It does not matter how long one person would need to transform as long as that person allows himself to break through the obstacle. That person will be able to fly like the butterfly that he wish to be. Toastmasters journey is a learning ground equipping me with a pair of stronger wings…

Author: Rachel Won
President of SPTMC
Term 2009/2010

Toastmasters Club 62nd Chapter Meeting

Welcome to join us during the monthly Chapter meeting on (Wed) 16th Jun 2010. Mark your calender now. It will be a night of networking, boosting your confidence when you learn and unlearn.

If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Thanks.

Results of Area S3 International Speech & Table Topics Contest 2010

Congratulation to Frederick Kok by emerging as the second runner up during the Area S3 Contest (3 Apr 2010) in the International Speech Category.

Frederick! You have done us proud. Keep up the good work.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Toastmasters Club 61st Chapter Meeting

Turn up and join our monthly Chapter meeting on 19th May 2010. Mark your calender now. It will be a night of fun, laughter and building confidence when you learn and unlearn.

If you are arriving for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Thanks.

Toastmasters Club 60th Chapter Meeting

Come and join our monthly Chapter meeting on 21st Apr 2010. Mark your calender now. It will be a night of fun, laughter and building confidence when you learn and unlearn.

If you are coming for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Thanks.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Impossible


IMPOSSIBLE…….. the word describing the change in me. To many people who knew me for more than ten years, they would say I was a very shy, timid and reserved person. When I was young, I would blush whenever I converse with people, especially with girls.

There was a period of time when I realized that I should not continue my life in this manner. I plunged myself into a sales career where I felt it was the best training ground to force myself to change. I begun to open up myself slowly knowing training can help me progress myself in my career. I further continue to participate in more sales and motivation courses.

In the year 2005, I found one of the most enriching and enjoyable training avenue known as Toastmasters International organized by the Singapore Polytechnic Toastmasters Club (SPTMC).

By learning the guided steps of public speaking, I began to realise that it is definitely POSSIBLE to train oneself to be a confident public speaker eventually. As my confident increases with the training I received with SPTMC, I even participated in our club contests and in return, I won many trophies which have now became my prize collection. Above all, learning public speaking with SPTMC helps me to improve not only my communication skills but also my listening skills. Today, I am a more confident person and have no fear communicating with anyone around me. At my own freewill, I even volunteered to be part of our club’s executive committee where it gives me a platform to learn to work as a team, at the same time to become a better leader. To me, Toastmasters movement is a complete self-improvement training ground where we share and learn to build our self esteem at our own pace.

No one in this world is impeccable but anyone in this world is changeable. Taking myself as an example, who was shy, timid and reserved 4 years ago, I felt I have been transformed to a new person that is confident and positive. My thanks to SPTMC. For all of you out there, simply take the first step to join SPTMC and you will be transformed from “I-M-P-O-S-S-I-B-L-E” to “I’m possible”.

Author: Edwin Por
Vice President of Education of SPTMC
Term 2009/2010

Results of SPTMC International Speech & Table Topics Contest 2010

We are delighted to annouce the winners of SPTMC International Speech & Table Topics Contest 2010:

International Speech Contest
Champion : Frederick Kok
1st Runner Up : Roger Ong
2nd Runner Up : Edwin Por

Table Topics Contest
Champion : Roger Ong
1st Runner Up : Poon Yoke Lin
2nd Runner Up : Gao Zheng Kun

Congratulations to all winners. Frederick Kok and Roger Ong will represent our club in the Area Contest which will be held on 3 Apr 2010 (Sat). Please give your support by attending the event.
The club also wish to congratulate all audacious contestants who had taken part in the contest. We have learn from one another and we hope to see more contestants in our up-coming events and contests.

Last but not lease, the club will like to specially thanks our chief judge and the panel of judges for supporting and spending their valuable time during the event. We also thank the organising chair and all appointment holders during the evening.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Toastmasters Club 59th Chapter Meeting

Come and join our monthly Chapter meeting. Mark your calender on 17th Mar 2010. It will be a night of fun, laughter and building confidence when you learn and unlearn.

If you are coming for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Thanks.

SPTMC International Speech & Table Topics Contest

You must join us during our 2010 Contest. Please mark your calender, it's going to be on 10Mar2010 (Wed).

See our contestants delivering their speeches. If you are coming for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Thanks.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Toastmasters Club 58th Chapter Meeting

Come and join us during our second Chapter meeting for 2010 which will be held on 24th Feb 2010. It will be a night of fun, laughter and building confidence when you learn and unlearn. Do join us.
If you are coming for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Toastmasters Club 57th Chapter Meeting


Come and join us in our first Chapter meeting for 2010 which will be held on 20th Jan 2010.


If you are coming for the first time, please email us at sp@toastmasters.sg, more info will be send to you before your arrival. Thanks.