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TARC Toastmasters Meeting
TARC Toastmasters Meeting
TARC Toastmasters Meeting
Meetings dates are subject to change due to exams and other unforeseen circumstances in the college. Do check out our Facebook page for updates for new updates on meeting dates. Please do contact our Vice President of Education, Wong Chee Sheng (016 234 3272) if you are interested to attend any one of our meeting dates above or if you would like to play a role or give a speech.
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CLUB MEETING DATES FOR THE MONTHS JAN-FEB 2014
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CLUB MEETING DATES AND THEMES FOR THE MONTHS NOV-DEC 2013
5 . . . PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS 9 . . . H-HAND 10 . . . TAKING A FALL 11 . . . DISTINGUISHED CLUB REPORT NEWSLETTER EDITED BY YIM KONG JOE, TM Pictures by leong kai yang, cc Materials by jason siew qing ern, tm Our Meeting Hangout R001 Boardroom, SBS Block, TARUC
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2013 – 2014 President Jonathan Lim, ACB, CL 014 294 9967 email@example.com Vice President Education Wong Chee Sheng, ACB, CL 016 234 3272 firstname.lastname@example.org
ellow Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Toasties!
publicly in front of many, and it is where we learn and improve by making as many imperfections as we want in order to gain constructive feedbacks to become perfect as time goes by. Therefore, in Welcome to the brand New Year of Toastmasters there are many "second 2014, and kicking start this year is the chances". month of January, where it all begins….again….to come to a fresh start. As now is the International Speech It has been an honour to be given the and Table Topics Contests season, I would opportunity to come up with this opening be pleased to wish the best of luck to address to all of you, future leaders and TARC Toasties participating in this motivators. auspicious event, and more to come for winners representing TARC Toastmasters First of all, I am currently on "hiatus" Club! It is the time for us to do it big time! and will be back in action on February due Are you ready to rumble? to work to support myself. I am very pleased to those who have benefited in Lastly, I would like to wish you the participating activities offered by TARC very best as we rock 2014. Toastmasters Toastmasters and to have experienced the is a practice field for all of us to develop atmosphere by taking the opportunity to our self-awareness on our journey to come forward, not only in speech self-discovery and becoming an effective delivering, and lead the TARC leader. And it where you will join TARC Toastmasters fraternity. As we grow and Toastmasters Club where Toastmasters learn during a particular Toastmasters Are Really Cool! programme, various Toastmasters and great leaders from outside Tunku Abdul Thank you! Rahman University College will expect our performance and are in awe with us by making trips to our campus in order to make an appearance in our Toastmasters meeting - and I tell you, it feels phenomenal when running the show with guests. Speech is where we reach the infinite universe of non-stop learning and self-discovery. It is one of the elements that is required for a leader to launch 'big time'. There are inner realms of hidden talents that is buried within us waiting to be poured and shared to everyone. And it is where you are given the thought of making others think exactly the way you are thinking. How many of you like people to have the same idea as you? The crucial key in unlocking these secrets is gaining self-confidence in speaking publicly. Toastmasters is the launch pad to be given the opportunity to speak
JONATHAN LIM, ACB,CL
Vice President Membership Leong Kai Yang, CC 016 206 8021 email@example.com Vice President Public Relations Amy Tee Jing Min, TM 019 662 9657 firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Pang Chee Liang, CC 016 268 9507 email@example.com Treasurer Yim Kong Joe, TM 017 340 7918 firstname.lastname@example.org Sergeant-At-Arms Heng Songwee, TM 012 284 5899 email@example.com Immediate Past President Kevin Lim Yoong Meng, CC 016 972 3702 firstname.lastname@example.org Charter President Division W Governor Eric Low Chern Yuen, ACS, ALB 016 222 0186 email@example.com Club Advisor Ng Lay Choo, DTM firstname.lastname@example.org
TARC Toastmasters Club Club No: 1759651
Area W2 | Division W | District 51 | Region 14
16th November 2013
- “Leaving, for A New Chapter”
23rd November 2013
- “Companion for Real, Companion for Life”
29th November 2013 - “ Congratulations!” 6th December 2013
- “ Just Do It”
14th December 2013 - “Little Things Matter” 20th December 2013 - “Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Solstice”
The 5 deserving achievers who completed 10 speeches with their prize.
A group photo with the achievers. CONGRATULATIONS!!
YOLO is my life motto… 50% of the time.
Beh Huai Jun, TM taking it easy as he presents his Ice Breaker speech.
Mandy Say, TM telling us the meaningful message behind the word ‘YOLO’
I hope my tips work. Yim Kong Joe, TM giving a few tips to the guys on the art of attracting the ladies.
“Living a hb Life” by Wong Huan Yang, TM
Pang Chee Liang, TM with her speech “Kpop”
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY LAY CHOO!! Ng Lay Choo, DTM being entertained when everybody sang the birthday song. (Sneaky Joseph looks sneaky)
Heng Song Wee, TM engrossed in his speech “What’s Your Strategy”
I TRAINED for this moment!! HAIYAH!!
Calm down, people… I’m not finished yet.
“Do you know that all of you, the Gen-Y, are UNHAPPY??”, asked Tze Yang, TM.
Synjen, TM blows everyone’s minds with his tonguetwisting skills !
Amy Tee, TM prepping up to enlighten everyone about “Reality”.
The amount of fun I had was THIS BIG.
Kai Yang, TM showing us how fun it was to raft in Kinabalu.
Zu Liang, TM making a decision on “Which Lane Should I take?”
BY WONG HUAN YANG, TM
-William Shakespeare This little child, she was brought to this wonderful place to enjoy what the world has to offer. Learning to learn and love since young, yet her world was instilled with darkness. Nothing but a total black. However, that was not only the problem, she lost her sight when she was just 9 years old. Just imagine, 9 years of enjoying the beautiful sun and Mother Nature then one day when you wake up, you know that you would not be able to see them again. If we were to find ourselves in that situation, all we need is just a H hand. Now, it’s definitely not about our left hand, right hand or Toastmasters shaking hands, but what I am saying is just simple helping hand. We cannot refute the fact that everyone wants happiness. And it’s already a universal truth that through helping others it would give us a humble advantage of feeling better of oneself which leads to happiness. Helping others in need will definitely leave us smiling all day without really knowing why. Hence, a helping hand gives people a happy day and that kindness would multiply giving more helping hands. Even the well-known religious leader, Dalai Lama, he stated a quote, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion”. Bottom line, it’s all about compassion. Therefore, I would like to share few tips on how to help a person. Firstly, try to offer help first. When people need our help, they will tend to ask first, but if we would to have the chance, try to offer help before they even ask. This will show that whether we are willing to help in the first place. For example, if you see a friend struggling to carry groceries, offer to help carry them. Or if you see them getting bullied, help stand up. Or if you see someone clouded by disturbing thoughts and emotions, help by lending an ear to them. Hence, it’s essential that we are able to offer our help first to those in need. One the other hand, the second tip is smile and be friendly. Believe it or not, something simple like this can put a smile and warm feeling in someone’s heart, yet it is a bitter pill to swallow to say that people in this rat-race society neglected this little things which makes a part of their lives. Smile sincerely and be friendly because it’s infectious. Frown would only make people feel down. There’s a famous claim that it takes 37 muscles to frown and 22 muscles to smile. So smile, it conserve energy. Yet the fact of how many muscles are undetermined but what matters most is that underlying basic premise which is frowning is much more taxing than smiling. That is why I would like to urge everyone here today to go back and start lending your H hands- helping hand to those in need. Try to offer you help first and keep that beautiful smile on your face. By then, we would not only able to lend a helping hand and bring happiness to the needy, but also create a sense of hope in our society. Back to our story about that 9 years old girl. She is the world famous blind athlete Marla Runyan. She is the first blind athlete to run the Olympic in the year 200 at Sydney and on top of that, she ran the 8th place. This proves that she not only got plenty of help from others, but she also helped herself by never losing heart. That is why, spread you H hands and change the lives of many. Let us live by this quote: We come to this world crying, Bout our loved ones smiling, Let us leave this world smiling, But our loved ones crying.
NEED A HELPING HAND?
TAKING A FALL BY YIM KONG JOE, TM
IT WAS ONE OF MY MOST UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS. I will now recount to you my experience as a test speaker for an Evaluation Contest held at BASC Toastmasters Club a few months back. So there I was, in front of the audience, ready to present my test speech. I launched first into the introduction of my speech, which constituted of a simple story. However, as I moved to the next part of my speech where I start to explain a few facts, I lost my flow. My mind was literally blank, I was standing there, frozen and struggling to remember the next few words of my speech which I just rehearsed only 4 times. I felt immense tension as the whole room was eerily silent, anticipating as I twisted my face in exasperation, failing to recall my speech. A few moments passed by and I only managed to mutter a few words. I can feel sweat in my palms and my legs were wobbling. That’s it, I faced the Contest Chair and said “Sorry, I’m too nervous. I can’t do this. Can I come back later to continue?”. The Contest Chair gave a puzzled look and merely nodded. In a haste, I bolted from the room with my face buried in my hands. Hooboy, what a disastrious experience.
Now, as public speakers, we always hear that it’s normal to fumble a speech. However, when you are right there, knowing that you have messed up a speech pretty bad, it can be a huge blow to you. I can only be grateful that it happened in a Toastmasters environment so the people in the vicinity were really encouraging and understanding, even a few great speakers themselves. Despite the fact that my heart was racing and feeling terrible, their words soothed me. Given that experience, I can only choose to do two things with it : be ruined by it or learn from it. Obviously, it is only reasonable to choose the latter, it’s all part of a Toastmaster’s journey. I have learnt a hard lesson for not being well-prepared from this “tragedy”.
Thus, I am here to tell you that as a Toastmaster, never be afraid to take a fall and learn from it. Being able to overcome any failures you face can only bring you more benefits and strengthen you even further. Especially since we are all budding communicators and leaders, to withstand the pain of failing and having a resilient attitude will get us far, both in terms of self-improvement and dealing with the harsh, challenge-laden world.
TARC TOASTMASTERS CLUB (Club No: 1759651)
DISTINGUISHED CLUB PROGRAM
Aaron Teoh, Leong Kai Yang
 Additional CCs
Pang Chee Liang, Zu Liang, Heng Song Wee
Joseph Wong (ACB)
 Additional ACs
Wong Chee Sheng (ACB)
 CL, AL, or DTM
Joseph Wong (CL)
 Additional CLs, ALs, or DTMs
Wong Chee Sheng (CL) , Pang Chee Liang (CL)
 New Members
 Additional New Members
October or April Renewal
 Officers Trained (both required) June-August December-February
 Submitted on time (both required)
Total Goals Achieved To-Date: