Thursday, July 31, 2008

Leadership & Communication Skills handouts

District 51 2008/2009 - "The Courage to Conquer"

Dearest fellow Toastmasters in District 51,

This year, Toastmasters International is making an effort to reduce the usage of paper at the International Convention in Calgary, Canada.
They were asking all those district officers and Toastmasters members in attendance to select the education session that they plan to attend and print out that speakers' handout and to bring it with them to the Convention as not all speakers are providing handouts.

Below is a complete listing of the 2008 educational sessions and links to all available handouts.
Therefore, we ask you to take opportunity of this great handouts in amplifying the leadership and communication skills in you.
Simply click on that session title to access the handout.Click on the session title highlighted to download a copy of the 2008 speaker handouts.

Best Wishes and Keep well always.
Please write if need any clarification...

2008 Speaker Handouts

Thursday, August 14, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

David Hobson - "IMPROVing Your Confidence for an Out-of-Club Experience" ~ No Handout
Sheryl Roush - "Sparkle When You Speak"
Dave Sheffield - "5 Sales Secrets for Club or Corporate Success"
Frank Felsburgh - "Listening, the Forgotten Skill"

Thursday, August 14, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Jeffrey Washington - "Dealing With Difficult People"
Dorothea Hendriks - "Being Engaged Doesn't Always Lead to Marriage: Strategies of Small Talk" ~ No Handout
Carl Duivenvoorden - "From Citizen to Leader: How to Channel Talents that Will Help You Change the World"
Joan Binetti & Jean McAllister - "Recipes for Successful Clubs"

Thursday, August 14, 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Paul Endress - "Persuasion Dynamics: The Art and Science of Persuading Others to Your Way of Thinking"
David McLauren - "Building Bridges with Diverse Cultural Communities" ~ No Handout
Corporate Club Panel (Moderator - Ken Tanner, Panelists - Barbara Jabu, Darlene Porter, Kevin Safinuk) - "Creating Long-term Success in the Corporate Environment" ~ No Handout Friday,

August 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bob Hooey - "The Power of One! You Can, Do and Will Make a Difference!"
Shawn Doyle - "The 10 Foundations of Motivation" Saturday, August 16, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
John Kinde - "The Obvious is an Illusion: The Art and Science of Good Humor" ~ No Handout Saturday, August 16, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vikas Jhingran - "Public Speaker - An Emotional Approach" ~ No Handout
Dee Dees - "Finding Speech Topics and Preparing Painlessly"
Gary Ryan Blair - "Your Personal Strategic Plan" ~ No Handout
Panel Discussion (Moderator - Dilip Abayasekara, Panelists - Mona Cooley, Chip Larson, Ray Roman, Kathleen Wong) - "Achieving Success in the Distinguished District Program" ~ No Handout

These handouts will remain available until February 1, 2009.

With Thanks and Gratitude,

Richard Chong @ Ritchie ACS / ALB
Lt.Gov Edu & Trng 2008/2009

*Smedley Award - August 1st - 30th September 2008
Any clubs that add five or more new, dual or reinstated members during August and September based on the recognition list sent by Toastmasters International will be rewarded the SMEDLEY Award ribbon for club banner + One module from The Better Speaker Series,
The Successful Club Series or The Leadership Excellence Series

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

19 Advanced Communicator Achievers

As of July 29th 2008 report from TI WHQ, 19 members have achieved their Advance Educational Goals as in Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) :-

Yapp Chi Yen, Agnes
Hernawan, Harry Nizam
Howe, Eddy Chew Boon
Sin, Siew Fun
Buja, Alexson Kelling
Fan, Chen Keat
Kueh, William
Manickam, Meyyappa
Yee, Ong Shiow
Setiawan, Arlan
Seong, Lee Wei
Low, Chye Seng
Meng, Fu Hwa Henry
Setiawan, Johan
Mui, Chin Poh
Joibi, Stanley
Chin, Norman
Yong, Wai Yip
Kueh, William

District wishes to extend our profound appreciation to their achievement as well as congratulating them for their courage to Conquer themselves.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

District 51 16th Annual Convention Kuching 2009

FRIDAY 17th, APRIL 2009 - SUNDAY 19th, APRIL 2009

Convention fee RM500
**Convention package includes convention kit, welcome dinner, 2 lunches, workshops, tea breaks, banquet dinner and speech contests.**

Payment by cheque must be made to Elenawati Yeap binti Abdullah

Enquiries: Email to or contact

Albert George Hp +6013~ 8021 717


Venue : Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The hotel special price for room is now open for booking.
Please go to , click "venue' follow by 'hotel booking'.
Guranteed lowest rate available RM200 per night!

Friday, July 25, 2008

First 21 CC's for the District 2008/2009

Greetings fellow Toastmasters! The first 21 achievers of Competent Communicator for the term.

Area Award Date Member Name
A 2 CC 7/9/2008 Jogulu, Kanniah Johor Bahru Club
C 4 CC 7/23/2008 Kanesamoorthy, Sharmini MIM Club of Petaling Jaya
C 5 CC 7/22/2008 Lorinda Ram, Aasharani Surian Club
D 2 CC 7/22/2008 Sendon, Catherine Chief Minister's Department
E 1 CC 7/4/2008 Wee, Jonathan Eng Ghee Miri Club
H 1 CC 7/19/2008 Siburian, Nazly Arfiyanti Medan First Club
H 1 CC 7/1/2008 Safrin, Drs Medan Miracle Pidato Club
I 4 CC 7/21/2008 Mulkin, Nadia Sorowako Toastmasters Club
I 4 CC 7/22/2008 Mulkin, Mulyanah Sorowako Toastmasters Club
K 1 CC 7/10/2008 Yee, That Hian Kota Kinabalu Club
K 1 CC 7/1/2008 Lee, Jia Jing University Club
M 2 CC 7/23/2008 Ku, Yun Boon Chung Hwa Alumni Assoc Club
M 2 CC 7/23/2008 David Deo, En Tien Chung Hwa Alumni Assoc Club
N 3 CC 7/18/2008 Mohd Rawather, Sahul Hameed B. YMSC Penang Bilingual
N 3 CC 7/18/2008 Raju Mohamed, HJ Faruk V. YMSC Penang Bilingual
S 3 CC 7/14/2008 Lee, Chun Kit Gurney Toastmasters Club
S 4 CC 7/23/2008 Keong, Loh Chee Renesas Success Penang
W 1 CC 7/4/2008 Ramananthan, R. Kuganeswari MIA Toastmasters Club
W 5 CC 7/24/2008 Khean, Foo Poh Maicsa Toastmasters Club
W 5 CC 7/7/2008 Chow, Phooi Phooi Maicsa Toastmasters W 5 CC 7/8/2008 Hor, Yuen Foong Maicsa Toastmasters Club

Congratulations! Please let them know that District is proud of their achievement! Rewards details soon!

Lt.Gov. Education & Training 08/09

Monday, July 21, 2008

Newest Clubs for the Term 2008-2009

These were the two newest clubs that was added to our District for the new term 2008~2009!

HICT Toastmasters Club - Club # 1211904 (HELP International College of Technology)

Chartered on July 01st 2008 in area C2 located in Klang.

MELIA KL Toastmasters Club - Club # 1211889

Chartered on July 01st 2008 in area P3 located in Kuala Lumpur

Credit must be given to 2007~2008 Division Governor C & P -

Parames Ramanathan of Div C & Ganesh Sankaran of Div P for their continuous help in the new club growth for their division and the District as well as DG 2007-2008 KK Chee for his meticulous planning!

Congratulations to the respective areas and divisions.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

49 Distinguished Districts for the 2007-2008 year

Toastmasters International proudly names 49 Distinguished Districts for the 2007-2008 program year and have just sent their Congratulatory message to all the districts for their achievements in excellence and exemplifying the mission, vision and values of Toastmasters International.

It says,"Through your dedication and commitment of service to our organization more people are experiencing, and benefiting from, the Toastmasters program. The 2007-2008 program year marks our second highest year in district achievements and our distinguished districts represent 62% of all districts. That is truly an amazing accomplishment. Surely you have taken President Ford's theme to heart. You have all made a contribution to shaping yourselves, in turn shaping the world around you and our districts and organization are all better for it".

District 51 are indeed very grateful for the invaluable contributions and untiring efforts from each and everyone of you throughout the term 2007-2008. We certainly look forward to celebrate your achievements and recognize all those that contributed to our districts success and to your own success as leaders. Whether you were named a distinguished division,area and club or not, every single one of you should be celebrating your accomplishments. Remember, that together our collective contribution as clubs, areas and divisions all over the district is what makes us truly successful. Again, congratulations. It has been truly the honor of 2007~2008 District Governor K K Chee, LGET Joseph Gomez and myself serving each of you.

We are now confirmed to be recognised as a 2007~2008 President's Distinguished District ( Top 06 District in the world) securing the 6th spot from among 79 District participating in the Distinguished District Program.

This achievement makes us achieving the PDD's Status for a record 11th times eversince we first participated as a full district status in the term 1996~1997.

1. 1996-1997 -PDD No # 02 DG Dunstan Chan

2. 1997-1998 -PDD No # 02 DG S L Liew

3. 1998-1999 -PDD No # 01 DG Datuk Adeline Leong

4. 1999-2000 -PDD No # 01 DG Maimunah Natasha

5. 2000-2001 -PDD No # 01 DG Christopher Teo

6. 2001-2002 -PDD No # 01 DG Lilian Lau

7. 2002-2003 -PDD No # 01 DG Dr.John Lau

8. 2003-2004 -PDD No # 02 DG Ho Fong Ming

9. 2004-2005 -PDD No # 04 DG Dr.A.Arulnathan

10. 2006-2007 -PDD No # 04 DG Sivanganam Rajaretnam

To access the final District Performance Report: Toastmasters: Shaping Ourselves . . Shaping Our World!
With Thanks and Gratitude,

Richard Chong @ Ritchie ACS / ALB
LGM D51 2007/2008
Lt.Gov Edu & Trng 2008/2009


Congratulatory message from Christine A Temblique

To the Leaders and Members of District 51

My heartfelt Congratulations for achieving PRESIDENT'S DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT!
I know that you have poured a tremendous amount of commitment, persistence and dedication to reach out to your members to achieve this amazing feat.

Great Work :-)

Christine A. Temblique
International Director 2001 - 2003
District 75 Governor 1998 - 1999 ( Philippines)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Advanced Communication Program

Advanced Communication Program Manual Information

There are 15 advanced manuals that allow you to take your speaking to a new level. Each manual specializes in a particular area and contains 5 projects. The manuals are listed below along with each of the 5 projects and their objectives.

The 15 advanced manuals are:

  1. The Entertaining Speaker
  2. Speaking To Inform
  3. Public Relations
  4. Facilitating Discussion
  5. Specialty Speeches
  6. Speeches by Management
  7. The Professional Speaker
  8. Technical Presentations
  9. Persuasive Speaking
  10. Communicating on Television
  11. Storytelling
  12. Interpretive Reading
  13. Interpersonal Communication
  14. Special Occasion Speeches
  15. Humorously Speaking

    1. The Entertaining Speaker
    Entertaining speakers are always in demand. Projects address preparing and delivering an entertaining speech, finding good stories and anecdotes to include in speeches, using humor, incorporating drama into presentations, and presenting an after-dinner speech.

    The Entertaining Speech
    Objectives: Entertain the audience through use of humor and/or drama drawn from your personal experience. Organize an entertaining speech for maximum audience impact.
    Time: 5-7 minutes

    Resources for Entertainment
    Objectives: Draw humorous and/or dramatic material from sources other than your own personal experience. Adapt your material to suit your topic, your own personality and the audience. Use entertaining material as a means of conveying a serious message.
    Time: 8-10 minutes

    Make Them Laugh
    Objectives: Prepare a humorous speech drawn from your own experience.
    Strengthen the speech by adapting and personalizing humorous material from outside sources.
    Deliver the speech in a way that makes the humor effective.
    Time: 8-10 minutes

    A Dramatic Talk
    Objectives: Develop an entertaining dramatic talk about an experience or incident, or give a dramatic reading. Include vivid imagery, characters and dialogue.
    Deliver the talk in an interpretative manner.
    Time: 10-12 minutes

    Speaking After Dinner
    Objectives: Prepare an entertaining after-dinner talk on a specific theme.
    Deliver the talk extemporaneously, using the skills developed in the preceding entertainment projects.
    Time: 13-15 minutes

    2. Speaking To Inform
    Informational speeches are one of the most common types, so most likely you will be asked to present one sometime. This manual contains information about organizing an informational speech, tailoring your speech to the audience, conducting a demonstration, presenting a report, and delivering a speech about an abstract subject.

    The Speech to Inform
    Objectives: Select new and useful information for presentation to the audience.
    Organize the information for easy understandability and retention.
    Present the information in a way that will help motivate the audience to learn.
    Time: 5-7 minutes

    Resources for Informing
    Objectives: Analyze the knowledge level of your audience regarding your chosen subject.
    Focus your presentation at the audience's level of knowledge.
    Build a supporting case for each major point through use of explanation, examples and information gathered in research.
    Effectively use at least one visual aid to enhance the audience's understanding.
    Time: 8-10 minutes

    The Demonstration Talk
    Objectives: Prepare a demonstration speech to clearly explain a process, product, or activity. Conduct the demonstration as part of a speech delivered without notes.
    Time: 10-12 minutes

    A Fact Finding Report
    Objectives: Prepare a report on a situation, event, or problem of interest to the audience.
    Deliver sufficient factual information in your report so the audience can base valid conclusions or a sound decision on it.
    Time: 10-12 minutes

    The Abstract Concept
    Objectives: Research and organize the thought of experts on an abstract concept, theory, historical force, or social/political issue.
    Present the ideas in a clear and interesting manner.
    Time: 10-12 minutes

    3. Public Relations
    Everyone benefits from the ability to present a good public image. Projects cover preparing a speech that will generate a favorable attitude toward you and your product, company or service, presenting a positive image of yourself and your company or organization on a radio talk show, persuading an audience to accept your viewpoint, addressing a hostile audience, and communicating with the public during a crisis situation.

    The Public Relations Speech
    Objectives: Prepare a talk that will build goodwill for your organization by supplying useful information of interest to the audience.
    Time: 5-7 minutes

    Resources for Goodwill
    Objectives: Research the operation and benefits of an organization or company.
    Prepare a talk designed to build goodwill toward it by presenting factual information.
    Analyze the common interests of your audience and focus your presentation on those interests. Effectively use at least one visual aid to enhance the audience's understanding.
    Time: 8-10 minutes

    The Persuasive Approach
    Objectives: Direct a persuasive appeal to the audience's self-interests using a combination of fact and emotion in a speech delivered in such a manner that it appears extemporaneous. Persuade the audience to adopt your viewpoint by the use of standard persuasive techniques.
    Time: 8-10 minutes

    Speaking Under Fire
    Objectives: Prepare a talk to persuade a hostile audience at least to consider your position on a controversial issue. Conduct a question-and-answer period on the speech subject.
    Time: 6-8 minutes, plus 8-10 minutes for Q&A

    The Media Speech
    Objectives: Write a speech script behalf of a social cause.
    Using the script, present the speech to persuade a general television audience.
    Time: 8-10 minutes, plus 30 seconds for close

    4. Facilitating Discussion
    Group discussions are common, and this manual provides instruction in facilitating the most common types of discussions. Learn about moderating a panel discussion, facilitating a brainstorming meeting, leading a problem solving discussion, handling challenging people during discussions, and helping a problem-solving group achieve a consensus.

    The Seminar Solution
    Objectives: Present an introductory short talk or brief lecture describing a theory, model or information about a topic that will be discussed by a group following the presentation.
    Organize the information so that it is easy to understand and can be remembered.
    Orient the group to think about the specific goal of the discussion that follows.
    Use a buzz session discussion technique to promote group participation in deriving information leading to a solution to the problem.
    Time: 20-30 minutes

    The Round Robin
    Objectives: Establish the meaning of a question with a discussion group.
    Using a problem solving pattern, lead the participants in a brainstorming session.
    Screen the possible solutions and lead the group in deciding what action to take.
    Time: 20-30 minutes

    Pilot a Panel
    Objectives: Select a problem for panel discussion. Select not less than three members in advance to speak on the panel. Define the common goals and the purpose of the panel.
    Acting as moderator, monitor the panel discussion to inform the audience.
    Time: 30-40 minutes

    Make Believe(Role Playing)
    Objectives: Understand what role-playing is and how to use it effectively in group communication. Select a problem involving human relations in which you may use the role-playing method to illustrate and explore the problem.
    Create a plot and characters relevant to the discussion problem and select a cast from among the group members.
    Time: 20-30 minutes

    The Workshop Leader
    Objectives: Building group unity, guide the workshop participants in an investigative discussion of the problem. Follow a problem solving pattern to arrive at a solution.
    Bring the group to an agreement before the discussion ends.
    Time: 30-40 minutes

    5. Specialty Speeches
    Speakers are often called upon to give different kinds of talks. This manual contains information about giving the most common ones, and it covers impromptu talks, preparing inspirational speeches, selling a a product, reading out loud, and introducing a speaker.

    Speak Off The Cuff
    Objectives: Develop an awareness of situations in which you might be called upon to deliver an impromptu speech. Understand how to prepare for impromptu speaking.
    Develop skill as a speaker in the impromptu situation by using one or more patterns to approach a topic under discussion; for example, comparing a past, present, and future situation, or before and after.
    Time: 5-7 minutes

    Uplift the Spirit
    Objectives: Identify and understand the basic differences between inspirational speeches and other kinds of speeches. Learn how to evaluate audience feeling and develop emotional rapport. Develop a speech style and delivery that effectively expresses inspirational content by moving the audience to adopt your views.
    Time: 8-10 minutes

    Sell a Product
    Objectives: Understand the relationship of sales technique to persuasion.
    Skillfully use the four steps in a sales presentation: attention, interest, desire, action.
    Identify and promote a unique selling proposition in a sales presentation.
    Time: 10-12 minutes

    Read Out Loud
    Objectives: Arrive at an understanding of the elements that comprise oral interpretation and how it differs from preparing and giving a speech.
    Learn the preparation or planning techniques of effective interpretation.
    Learn the principles of presentation and develop skill in interpretive reading with regard to voice and body as instruments of communication.
    Time: 12-15 minutes

    Introduce the Speaker
    Objectives: Focus on the special occasion talk from the standpoint of the introducer (function, chairman, toastmaster, master of ceremonies).
    Become knowledgeable and skilled in the functions associated with the master of ceremonies. Handle the introduction of other speakers at a club meeting.
    Time: duration of the meeting

    6. Speeches by Management
    Managers encounter a variety of speaking situations in the work environment. This manual offers instruction in giving briefings, preparing and presenting technical speeches, motivating a team, giving a status report, and speaking to a hostile group.

    The Briefing
    Objectives: Apply the key steps in the preparation of a briefing and the organization of material. Give a briefing according to a specific objective so the audience will have an understanding of the information.
    Effectively handle a question-and-answer session following the briefing.
    Time: 8-10 minutes, plus 5 minutes for Q&A

    The Technical Speech
    Objectives: Convey a technical paper or technical material and information into a technical speech. Organize a technical speech according to the inverted-pyramid approach.
    Write a technical speech as "spoken language," not as an article.
    Give the speech by effectively reading out loud.
    Time: 8-10 minutes

    Manage and Motivate
    Objectives: Understand the concept and nature of motivational methods in management.
    Apply a four step motivational method with the objectives to persuade and inspire.
    Deliver a motivational speech to persuade an audience to agree with your management proposal.
    Time: 10-12 minutes

    The Status Report
    Objectives: Organize and prepare a status report involving the overall condition of a plan or program, or performance of a department or company in relation to goals.
    Construct the report according to a four step pattern.
    Give an effective presentation of the report.
    Time: 12-15 minutes

    Confrontation: The Adversary Relationship
    Objectives: Understand the definition and nature of the adversary relationship.
    Prepare for an adversary confrontation on a controversial management issue.
    Employ appropriate preparation methods, strategy, and techniques, for communicating with an adversary group as the representative of your company or corporation.
    Time: 5 minutes, plus 10 minutes for Q&A

    7. The Professional Speaker
    Professional speakers can give a variety of presentations to a variety of audiences. This manual offers guidance in preparing and presenting a keynote address, an entertaining speech, a sales training speech, a seminar and a motivational speech. Includes information about marketing yourself as a professional speaker.

    The Keynote Address
    Objectives: Identify the basic differences between keynote speeches and other kinds of speeches. Learn how to evaluate audience feeling and establish emotional rapport.
    Learn and use the professional techniques necessary for a successful keynote presentation. Develop a speech style and delivery that effectively inspires and moves the audience to adopt your views as a collective reaffirmation of its own.
    Time: 15-20 minutes

    Speaking to Entertain
    Objectives: Entertain the audience through the use of humor drawn from personal experience and from other material that your have personalized.
    Deliver the speech in a way that makes the humor effective.
    Establish personal rapport with your audience for maximum impact.
    Time: 15-20 minutes

    The Sales Training Speech
    Objectives: Tell a sales audience how to sell a product by using a planned presentation.
    Inform a sales training audience about the human experience of the buyer-seller relationship. Use entertaining stories and dynamic examples of sales situations.
    Inspire salespeople to want to succeed in selling.
    Time: 15-20 minutes

    The Professional Seminar
    Objectives: Plan and present a seminar with specific learning objectives.
    Relate to the audience by using a seminar presentation style.
    Use seminar presentation techniques to promote group participation, learning and personal growth.
    Time: 20-40 minutes

    The Motivational Speech
    Objectives: Understand the concept and nature of motivational speaking.
    Apply a four-step motivational method with the purpose of persuading and inspiring.
    Deliver a motivational speech to persuade an audience to emotionally commit to an action.
    Time: 15-20 minutes

    8. Technical Presentations
    Presenting technical information in a way that doesn’t bore the audience is challenging. Learn how to prepare technical briefings, design and present a proposal, talk about a technical subject to a nontechnical audience, present a technical paper, and plan and give a team presentation.

    The Technical Briefing
    Objectives: Using a systematic approach, organize technical material into a concise presentation. Tailor the presentation to the audience's needs, interests and knowledge levels.
    Time: 8-10 minutes

    The Proposal
    Objectives: To prepare a technical presentation advocating a product, service, idea or course of action. To present your viewpoint logically and convincingly, using an inverted-pyramid approach. To effectively use a flipchart to illustrate your message.
    To effectively handle a question-and-answer period.
    Time: 8-10 minutes, plus 3-5 for Q&A

    The Nontechnical Audience
    Objectives: Understand the principles of communicating complex information to non-technical listeners. Build and deliver an interesting talk based on these principles.
    Answer audience questions that arise during the presentation.
    Use overhead transparencies to illustrate your message.
    Time: 10-12 minutes

    Presenting a Technical Paper
    Objectives: Deliver an interesting speech based on a technical paper or article.
    Effectively use a flipchart, overhead projector or slides to illustrate your message.
    Time: 10-12 minutes

    The Team Technical Presentation
    Objectives: Understand the nature and process of a team technical presentation.
    Conceptualize a briefing or proposal involving three or more speakers, including yourself.
    Assemble a team of club members capable of getting the job done.
    Orchestrate the planning, preparation and delivery of a team technical presentation.
    Time: 20-30 minutes

    9. Persuasive Speaking
    Successful people know how to influence and persuade others to accept their ideas, products or services. Projects cover selling a product, making “cold calls,” preparing a winning proposal, convincing an audience to at least consider your side of a controversial issue or subject, and persuading listeners to help bring a vision and mission to reality.

    The Effective Salesperson
    Objectives: Learn a technique for selling an inexpensive product in a retail store.
    Recognize a buyer's thought processes in making a purchase.
    Elicit information from a prospective buyer through questions.
    Match the buyer's situation with the most appropriate product.
    Time: 3-4 minute speech to introduce scenario, 3-5 minute roleplay

    Conquering the "Cold Call"
    Objectives: Learn a technique for "cold call" selling of expensive product or services.
    Recognize the risks buyers assume in purchasing.
    Use questions to help the buyer discover problems with his or her current situation.
    Successfully handle buyer's objections and concerns.
    Time: 3-4 minute speech to introduce scenario, 5-7 minute roleplay, 2-3 minute discussion

    The Winning Proposal
    Objectives: Prepare a proposal advocating an idea or course of action.
    Organize the proposal using the six-step method provided.
    Time: 5-7 minutes

    Addressing the Opposition
    Objectives: Prepare a talk on a controversial subject that persuades an audience to accept or at least consider your viewpoint.
    Construct the speech to appeal to the audience's logic and emotions.
    Time: 7-9 minutes, plus 2-3 minutes for Q&A

    The Persuasive Leader
    Objectives: Communicate your vision and mission to an audience.
    Convince your audience to work toward achieving your vision and mission.
    Time: 6-8 minutes

    10. Communicating on Television
    Television presentations require special preparation and attention to details. Learn how to present an editorial, appear as a guest on an interview program, be the host of an interview program, conduct a press conference and use television to train.

Straight Talk
Objectives: To effectively present an opinion or viewpoint in a short time.
To stimulate giving a presentation as part of a television broadcast.
Time: 3 minutes +/- 30 seconds

The Talk Show
Objectives: To understand the dynamics of a television interview or "talk" show.
To prepare for the questions that may be asked of you during a television interview program.
To present a positive image on the television camera.
To appear as a guest on a simulated television talk show.
Time: 10 minutes +/- 30 seconds

When You're the Host
Objectives: To conduct a successful television interview.
To understand the dynamics of a successful television interview or "talk" show.
To prepare questions to ask during the interview program.
To present a positive, confident image on the television camera.
Time: 10 minutes +/- 30 seconds

The Press Conference
Objectives: To understand the nature of a television press conference.
To prepare for an adversary confrontation on a controversial or sensitive issue.
To employ appropriate preparation methods and strategies for communicating your organization's viewpoint.
To present and maintain a positive image on television.
Time: 4-6 minutes, plus 8-10 minutes for Q&A

Training On Television
Objectives: To learn how to develop and present an effective training program on television. To receive personal feedback through the videotaping of your presentation.
Time: 5-7 minutes, plus 5-7 minutes for video playback

11. Storytelling
A good story enhances your speech and makes it memorable. This manual offers instruction in telling folk tales, personal stories, stories with morals, emotional stories and stories about historical events or people.

The Folk Tale
To tell a folk tale that is entertaining and enjoyable for a specific age group.
To use vivid imagery and voice to enhance the tale.
Time: 7-9 minutes

Let's Get Personal
To learn the elements of a good story.
To create and tell an original story based on a personal experience.
Time: 6-8 minutes

The Moral of the Story
To understand that a story can be entertaining yet display moral values.
To create a new story that offers a lesson or moral.
To tell the story, using the skills developed in the previous two projects.
Time: 4-6 minutes

The Touching Story
To understand the techniques available to arouse emotion.
To become skilled in arousing emotions while telling a story.
Time: 6-8 minutes

Bringing History to Life
To understand the purpose of stories about historical events or people.
To use the storytelling skills developed in the preceding projects to tell a story about a historical event or person.
Time: 7-9 minutes

12. Interpretive Reading
Reading words written by someone else requires a special set of skills. Projects include reading stories, poetry, monodramas, plays and famous speeches.

Read A Story
To understand the elements of interpretive reading.
To learn how to analyze a narrative and plan for effective interpretation.
To learn and apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
Time: 8-10 minutes

Interpreting Poetry
To understand the differences between poetry and prose.
To recognize how poets use imaginary, rhythm, meter, cadence and rhyme to convey the meanings and emotions of their poetry.
To apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
Time: 6-8 minutes

The Monodrama
To understand the concept and nature of the monodrama.
To assume the identity of a character and to portray the physical and emotional aspects of this character to an audience.
Time: 5-7 minutes

The Play
To adapt a play for interpretive reading.
To portray several characters in one reading, identifying them to the audience through voice changes and movement.
Time: 12-15 minutes

The Oratorical Speech
To understand the structure of an effective speech.
To interpret and present a famous speech.
Time: 10-12 minutes

13. Interpersonal Communications
Everyday life presents challenging communication situations. Topics in this manual include conversing with ease, negotiating, handling criticism, coaching someone to improve performance, and expressing dissatisfaction effectively.

Conversing with Ease
Identify techniques to use in conversing with strangers.
Recognize different levels of conversation.
Initiate a conversation with a stranger.
Use open-ended questions to solicit information for further conversation.
Time: 10-14 minutes

The Successful Negotiator
Employ win/win negotiating strategies to achieve your goals.
Enjoy the benefits of win/win negotiating.
Time: 10-14 minutes

Diffusing Verbal Criticism
Respond non-defensively to verbal criticism.
Employ a five-step method to identify the problem, diffuse the attack and arrive at a solution.
Time: 10-14 minutes

The Coach
Determine reasons for someone's substandard performance.
Coach the person to improved performance.
Time: 10-14 minutes

Asserting Yourself Effectively
Enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being assertive.
Employ the four-step method for addressing a problem and asking for help.
Overcome resistance to your requests.
Time: 10-14 minutes

14. Special Occasion Speeches
Special events present special speaking opportunities. This manual provides instruction in giving toasts, speaking in praise/giving a eulogy, “roasting” someone, and presenting and accepting awards.

Mastering the Toast
Recognize the characteristics of a toast.
Present a toast honoring an occasion or person.
Time: 2-3 minutes

Speaking in Praise
Prepare a speech praising or honoring someone, either living or dead.
Address five areas concerning the individual and his/her accomplishments.
Include anecdotes illustrating points within the speech.
Time: 5-7 minutes

The Roast
Poke fun at a particular individual in a good-natured way.
Adapt and personalize humorous material from other sources.
Deliver jokes and humorous stories effectively.
Time: 3-5 minutes

Presenting an Award
Present an award with dignity and grace.
Acknowledge the contributions of the recipient.
Time: 3-4 minutes

Accepting an Award
Accept an award with dignity, grace and sincerity.
Acknowledge the presenting organization.
Time: 5-7 minutes

15. Humorously Speaking
Every speaker benefits from using humor. Learn how to begin a speech with a humorous story to get listeners’ attention, end a speech with a humorous story, use humorous stories and anecdotes throughout the body of your speech to emphasize points, incorporate jokes into presentations, and prepare and present an entirely humorous speech.

Warm Up Your Audience
Prepare a speech that opens with a humorous story.
Personalize the story.
Deliver the story smoothly and effectively.
Time: 5-7 minutes

Leave Them With A Smile
Prepare a serious speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
Prepare a closing story that reemphasizes the speech's main point.
Deliver the stories smoothly and effectively.
Time: 5-7 minutes

Make Them Laugh
Prepare a speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
Include jokes in the speech body to illustrate points or maintain audience interest.
Deliver the jokes and stories smoothly and effectively.
Time: 5-7 minutes

Keep Them Laughing
Prepare a speech that opens with a self-depreciating joke.
String together two or three related jokes in the speech body.
Close the speech with a humorous story.
Time: 5-7 minutes

The Humorous Speech
Use exaggeration to tell a humorous story.
Entertain the audience.
Effectively use body language and voice to enhance the story.
Time: 5-7 minutes

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Donna Groh resigned!

On July 14th 2008, California time - Toastmasters International Executive Director Ms.Donna Groh has submitted her resignation effective immediately.

This was confirmed by International President Chris Ford, DTM who have expressed our gratitude for having Donna served the Organisation with loyalty and dedication for the last seven years.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tackling Table Topics

Dazzle in a minute.
In an article from the April 2006 issue of the Toastmaster magazine, veteran Toastmaster Rajiv Ramaratnam of Quincy, Massachusetts shares these tricks for taking the terror out of Table Topics – or any other impromptu speaking situation:
Begin by greeting the audience. Smile. This buys you time to think about the topic at hand.
Avoid apologies or comments like, “I’m not good at this,” or, “Gee, I don’t have a clue.” Don’t say anything that lowers the audience’s expectations.
Buy yourself time. Repeat the question or topic. “What do I think of the soccer World Cup?” Take a deep breath and speak slowly and clearly. Or include a comment like, “I never considered that question until now.” Be careful not to overdo this step, however.

Stay informed. It’s impossible to be knowledgeable about every topic under the sun, but a little preparation goes a long way. Stay on top of current local, national and international news. Be familiar with issues in politics and the economy, new trends, the latest movies, plays and books. To find information, use the Internet, newspapers, the bookstore or library, and listen to TV or radio talk shows.

Create a repository of topics. Build a list of topics that you are comfortable speaking about, and try to use them whenever possible. Also keep them in mind when it is your turn to be the Topics master.

Segue from the presented topic to one you can talk about. For example, “I don’t have an opinion on the World Cup in soccer, but let me tell you about my recent mountain climbing experience…” Be careful not to make this one a habit though.

Use your imagination. During Table Topics, you develop the necessary skills to think on your feet. For this, a fertile imagination is vital. You could use your imagination to create a tall tale, contemplate the future or formulate an opinion on any topic.

Connect with the audience. Be passionate – don’t come across as a lifeless data spewer. The more alive and original you are, the better your performance will be. Use eye contact and meaningful gestures. Sell your idea to the audience!
Think of it as a mini-speech. It’s more than an answer to a question. While you may not know the exact answer to the question, you probably have enough information, thoughts, feelings and opinions to develop a two-minute speech. Try to develop an opening, body and conclusion.

Practice! You have a list of topics and you have an opinion on all of them. Now, practice as if you were asked to speak on one of them. Sooner or later, one of those topics may surface at a Table Topics session near you.

Have fun! Relax! What’s the worst thing that will happen if your Table Topic doesn’t win an award? Remember, the audience is in the same boat as you!

Use these tips and you will become a more confident communicator – both in Toastmasters and in your career!
(Excerpts taken from under What works for us colum)

Competent Leadership Manual

From an article in the September issue of theToastmaster magazine by Bonnie L. Maidak, ATMS/CL.

I Completed the New Competent Leadership Manual in Six Months!

What were the pluses and minuses?

When the newly-minted Competent Leadership (CL) manual arrived last year, I dove in and followed a plan to complete it before anyone else in my district – I wanted to complete it by July 1, 2006. I’ve learned from the experience and can now report some pluses and minuses that you may want to consider for yourself and your club.

Here are some of the pluses:

  • It will make the High Performance Leadership (HPL) project less daunting. I worked on the CL manual simultaneously with an HPL project. By practicing specific leadership skills in a supportive meeting environment, I gained more confidence to carry out the HPL project. The new CL manual identifies what a Toastmaster needs to break the HPL project down into smaller “digestible” bits.

  • As the only club member working on the new CL manual at the time, I had the luxury of completing a project at every meeting. It’s important to determine your club’s policy about the number of speakers allowed in one meeting. Some clubs might support verbal evaluations for all individuals while others must limit theirs to three per meeting.

  • The CL manual encourages members to sign up for different meeting roles. You need to fulfill each typical meeting role at least once. Roles such as general evaluator or Toastmaster need to be performed multiple times. Doing the same role counts for credit only once per project per meeting.

  • The overall quality is high. It will be easy to sell the Toastmasters program to organizations when club members explain and demonstrate the practical leadership skills that can be learned and developed by completing the new manual.

Three minuses:

  • I had difficulty finding evaluators familiar with the projects. Because the manual was new, most club members were unfamiliar with it. So I often relied on the same individuals to serve as evaluators. No doubt this decreased their enjoyment of club meetings, as each evaluator was forced to read the project description while attempting to participate in the meeting. As members become more familiar with the manual, this will problem will be minimized. However, to avoid asking the same individuals to serve as evaluators for CL manual projects, the VPE might want to keep track of who serves in this role for each meeting.

  • Working through the new manual in such a condensed time took its toll. Though the new manual helped me conduct my HPL project better, I had to postpone some efforts for the HPL project in order to finish the new manual. I encourage anyone who is starting the new manual to recognize that the length of time to achieve other concurrent projects or goals might need to be extended. Unless you’re a member of multiple clubs or a club that meets weekly, it is more likely that it will take closer to a year to complete this manual.

  • I also wanted more specific information regarding some of the project or role descriptions. For example, how long do you need to mentor someone in order to complete project number 9? I hope that future versions of the manual will address this and other questions.

I achieved my goal to complete the new CL manual in six months. I learned a lot from the experience, which is exactly what we wish for in our Toastmasters activities.

Do you have any good tips for leadership? E-mail your story to me and it could be published on this blog site. Send it to .

If you are interested in the Leadership Track, pick up the New Competent Leadership manual and track your six month progress with an Achievement Chart today!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

District Semi annual convention November 08'

Dear Fellow Toastmasters,

Om Swastyastu...

Attending convention in Bali is like experiencing two wonderful events at once: continuing to shape ourselves through Toastmasters and enjoying the magic of Bali.

Success in life is based on how effective you are in finding your voice and a place to express it. Communication and leadership cannot be learnt in a short time. It requires a lot of practice.

The 2008 District 51 Semi-annual Convention is one event that will give you a fantastic overview of Toastmasters’ activities. You will have opportunities to observe, compete, and/or attend training sessions at the convention, as well as learn from those who have gained the benefit of Toastmasters.

Magic of Paradise.

Bali can be named the only magical place on Earth. It is a mystical and exquisite island. You will discover and sense the ancient temples and other beautiful sacred sites. You can explore gardens tasting tropical fruits, sun-bathe on trendy beaches or even bathe in sacred waters

So bring your friends and family to the 2008 District 51 Semi-annual Convention in Bali and feel that learning is like stepping into paradise.

It's Inspiring, challenging, and keeps motivating us to enhance our communications and leadership skills through Toastmasters organization.

We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Om Santi Santi Santi Om

Organizing Chair

Veronika Trianto

Mobile: +62 813 10510254

Organizing Committee Team

Monday, July 7, 2008

Club Officers Training - Division B

Your willingness to serve your club in this voluntary position speaks highly of your character and commitment to keeping your club workable.

In this time of company down-sizing and workload increases, it takes people of vision and clear visualizations to step forward and say, "Yes, I'll do that!"

Being a club officer has the potential of being a very rewarding experience.
Many Toastmasters have found that in achieving a positive experience is to learn what the responsibilities of their office are and to illustrate on the past experience of those who have held that office to pick up tips and pointers which help avoid mistakes and make things easier.

In my experience I have found preparing myself for a new term of office by attending a district-sponsored education session has been beneficial in the following ways:
(1) I meet many of my counterparts in other clubs around the city, this network proves very beneficial when problems arise. When I contact my counterparts, I often find they have also encountered a similar problem and frequently have ingenious solutions to handle it.

(2) A lot of what proves to be useful as an officer is not found in books. The ideas shared by the facilitator and my counterparts help me understand the pitfalls and give me new approaches to things on which my club has gotten into a rut.

(3) When I attend training for an office which I've previously held, I usually pick some of the fine points of carrying out my responsibilities and am able to contribute ideas from my experience.

(4) When I participate in officer training at TLI, my club receives ½ DCP point toward its Distinguished Club Program (DCP)

Last Saturday noon on 5th July, I attended TLI sessions for Division B held at Stamford College PJ which has a total of 23 clubs throughout PJ, Shah Alam up to Kuantan & Terengganu including 04 new clubs that was just chartered last term -

* Penapisan Toastmasters Club * Metropolitan Bilingual Toastmasters Club

* KEU Toastmasters Club * KNM Toastmasters Club

During the opening address, newly elected into office, Division B Governor Zaharah Ibrahim, DTM spoke in details her vision and theme for the term and also take the opportunity alongside with me in launching their division Blogsite

Later I presented Zaharah and her team of Area Governors their Name Badges before giving a short opening message and explaining the District theme and District Governor Joseph Gomez calling for Club concentrating on membership retention and achieving Distinguished club status.

10 clubs qualify for 1/2 DCP point by sending their club officers to the training.

*CIMA *D'Utama *Tmn Indrahana *WDM *Crystal *D' Utama Advanced
*Mas Melor *Deloitte KassimChan *KEU *Phoenix


Saturday, July 5, 2008

District 51 Going For President's Distinguished District again!

Dear fellow Toastmasters members of District 51,

Congratulations to Immediate Past District Governor K K Chee, DTM! District 51 has achieved Distinguished status, exceeding its goals for educational awards, memberships and new clubs.

At this writing, we now stand # 06 in the world!

We extend our deep appreciation to every member, Club officer and District officer for making this a reality. We have realized K K Chee's vision to be on the stage at the Toastmasters International Convention in Calgary this August. Congratulations!

As of July 04th 2008, we stand a chance to be once again a President's Distinguished District for a record 11th time. The good news is that there is still some 6-7 clubs that are yet to be registered for the just concluded term. So for that we stand a very good chance of remaining among the Top 06 District hence achieving the President's Distinguished District status!

Rank District covering areas Total Points
1st 82 INDIA & SRI LANKA 156.15
2nd 85 CHINA 150.81
3rd 79 Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates 112.02
4th 67 TAIWAN 109.59
5th 81 Caribbean 107.81
6th 51 Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia 83.51
7th 71 Britain and Ireland 82.91
8th 59 Continental Europe 78.00
9th 37 North Carolina 71.79
10th 15 Central Idaho, Eastern Oregon, Utah, Western Wyoming, Eastern Nevada 68.86
11th 25 North Central Texas 66.48
12th 13 Western Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, Northwestern West Virginia 65.83

Friday, July 4, 2008

Launching of District 51 website

We are pleased to announce the successful launch

of District 51 web page for the term 2008/2009.

We would like to thank the District Public Relations Team

Clement Pang,DTM as the DPRO and Li Lian Teh - Webmaster and the

untiring effort of Suzerian Francis, SH Neoh & Parthiban.

Visit for the latest contacts of the officers in your division.

Thank you.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Club Officers Training - TLI

District 51 hold training sessions for Club officers, known as Toastmasters Leadership Institute, twice a year for club officers and for any other members who wish to attend.

District sponsored TLI training has trainers who are either District officers or who are well recognized as experts throughout the District. District-sponsored TLI training is usually on Saturdays or Sundays. There are usually 6 -7 officer classes during the first two hours, followed by several 1-2 hour electives. Details are arranged by and publicized by the TLI Chair.

Who can go? Anyone. You don't have to be an officer to attend. In fact, if you are thinking about becoming an officer in the future, go to some of the officer sessions to see which officer you'd like to be. Or just go to the electives to help you improve your Communication or Leadership skills.

What if I am an officer in two different clubs? If you are a different officer in each club then you need to attend training for each office or attend Advanced Officer Training (when offered). If you're the same officer in both clubs, you need to only attend on session. However you need to register for both clubs so you get credit for each club.

I'm VP Membership for the 3rd year in a row. Do I still have to go to training? Yes. Of course, you might get different ideas at this training session. And you can provide additional insights to the newer members at the training session.

I'm not an officer. Why would I want to go? If you're thinking about becoming an officer in the future, you can attend different officer training classes to help you decide which position you'd like to become.
The electives can you build your communication or leadership skills in general.
You can learn how to help out on a committee by attending an officer's training class.

What should I bring? If you're an officer and attending your officer training, it would be helpful to bring your manual. If you haven't received it, your previous President should have it. If they do not have the manuals sent in May, contact me (LGET) for other arrangement.

District 51 presents to you and club executive member the club officer
training dates for every division as follows:

Division A 29 June 2008 (Saturday)

Division B 05 July 2008 (Saturday)

Division C 12 July 2008 (Saturday)

Division D 19 July 2008 (Saturday)

Division E 12 July 2008 (Saturday)

Division H 26 July 2008 (Saturday)

Division I 12 July 2008 (Sartuday)

Division J 12 July 2008 (Saturday)

Division K 06 July 2008 (Sunday)

Division M 20 July 2008 (Sunday) North

03 Aug 2008 (Sunday) Central

Division N 29 June 2008 (Sunday)

Division P 19 July 2008 (Saturday)

Division S 29 June 2008 (Sunday)

Division W 28 June 2008 (Saturday)

For more info, please contact your respective Division Governors.

Any comments, please write.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Welcome Message

Today is 1st of July 2008, the first day for the term 2008/2009.

I am sure everyone is excited that term is finally starting after months of anticipation.

To quote the words of the famous philosopher Lao Tzu, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".

Now is the time for us to take the first step of our journey to serve the members of District 51.

Now's is the time for us to show our courage to conquer.

To get all of us to start off with the right footing, let's us hear some words of wisdom from our district governor, district LGET and district LGM as we usher in a great year for Toastmasters District 51. Take courage. Have a conquering year ahead!

Warmest regards,

Clement Pang, DTM
District Public Relations Officer (DPRO) 2008-2009
District Theme "The Courage To Conquer"
Dear Friends in Toastmasters, Welcome to the new term.

We should be thankful we belong to TOASTMASTERS and our past leaders have worked very hard to grow TOASTMASTERS in District 51, to what it is today.
Your current leaders are committed to work hard and grow this beautiful organization, so that we will be able to touch many more lives.

The district theme for this term is, THE COURAGE TO CONQUER.

We encourage you to use Toastmasters, to build the courage that you need, to conquer the excellence in communication and leadership skills.

The friendly and positive environment at each club provides you a good platform to build yourself. The term will be exciting and rewarding for those who make a concerted effort to improve their communication and leadership’s skills. Do have a successful term.


Joseph Gomez , DTM
District Governor 2008-2009

Dear D51 Members,

I am glad and greatly honored to be serving you as the LGM for the term 2008-2009.

We shall now be a TEAM and I invite you to join me to have the COURAGE TO CONQUER the challenges in enhancing your self-development, thus growing the District by leaps and bounds.

Toastmasters is for everyone and we should endeavor to "chat about it" at all possible instances. Share the benefits we have gained from joining such a fantastic organisation!

Share the love and passion we have for the organisation and also do share the transformation we go through by joining Toastmasters!

In line with this, I am hereby urging everyone to consciously remind ourselves to speak and to chat about Toastmasters to at least an individual every day.
Find the DETERMINATION in you to create all the OPPORTUNITIES possible with little SACRIFICE and ample ENTHUSIASM to help yourself and others discover greater potentials from the Toastmasters program!!

You can do it with D.O.S.E.

I am eager to touch base with all officers and members in all the Divisions as early as possible to learn from you while building a stronger FAMILY in District 51.

Wishing you the best till me meet.

Take care and enjoy every moment of the term 2008/2009.


Thannimalai L, CL, CC
Lt. Governor Marketing 2008-2009

The new term begins!

July 01st 2008

Sailing the 5 Cs to Club Success

Greetings fellow Toastmasters and aspiring Toastmasters alike,

We are now into our very first new day of the term 2008/2009 -

July 01st 2008-June 30th 2009.

We have also successfully launched our District ‘Toastmasters Leadership Institute’ club officers training for division W in central Kuala Lumpur, division A in Johor and Melaka and division N & S in Perak, Penang and Kedah.

How is your club performance that ended yesterday? Have you and your club members’ end the term achieving “Distinguished Club Status?”
Have your club sail through the term as planned?

Some of us may have the good fortune of a strong wind behind our sails; others may be floundering against a strong current.
The “how” of smooth sailing is illustrated in the “Strategies for District Success” outline below. Republished from the “Amazing voice” newsletter article last year, we see that the map for achieving district success hasn’t changed.

How well we sail the ocean will be determined to a large extent by the “5 Cs” that we bring to the endeavor.

1. Courage
2. Choice
3. Commitment
4. Core of our being
5. Conquer

Sail the 5Cs to Success

1. Courage – “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”- Winston Churchill

2. Choice – We have the freedom to choose and in our role as a club, areas, division and district officer we are in a position to make a difference.

3. Commitment – “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, and always ineffectiveness……that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too……Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

4. Core of our being - Dr. Ralph Smedley said it well in declaring “Our responsibilities are defined by our opportunities.” As club leaders, you are presented with the precious opportunity to navigate and sail your club to success. Do it with passion and the hunger for success.

5. Conquer - The courage to Conquer - District 51 & 2008/2009 Toastmasters International Themes. Do you have the four C’s to conquer your goals? As a member of Toastmasters, I know that you can make it happen. Apply the 5 C’s to achieve the club educational, membership and administrative goals!

Until then, signing off as a member of the District top 3, we look forward to have an opportunity to see who we really are as we work through the district year. Keep well fellow Toastmasters and look forward hearing from each one of you!


Richard Chong @ Ritchie
Advanced Communicator Silver / Advanced Leader Bronze
Lt. Governor Education & Training 2008/2009
Skype/Yahoo Messenger ID: Ritchierc

# please includes District 51 website address

in all your correspondence and Club business card.