Friday, September 19, 2008

Loghandran is No.2 in world public speaking contest

theSun Fri, 19 Sep 2008
Loghandran is No.2 in world public speaking contestLIKE Cuban American singer Gloria Estefan’s hot dance number, ‘The Rhythm’s Gonna Get You’, Loghandran Krishnasamy , found his very own ‘rhythm’ to make the country proud when he emerged first runner-up in the 2008 World Championship of Public Speaking (WCPS) in Canada last month.
Backed by 15 years experience as a toastmaster, Loghandran presented his captivating speech entitled ‘Finding The Rhythm’ to win the hearts of a 1,600-strong international audience at the annual event in Calgary, Alberta, on Aug 26.
His crisp, clear words and cutting-edge stories stole the thunder from most of the other participants, including those from Ireland, England and Australia at the qualifying rounds, who spoke in their respective accents.
"Generally, Malaysians are articulate and pronounce words which are easily understood. This may be a plus point for them in winning public-speaking contests," the 54-year-old corporate financial training consultant said in a interview.
WCPS, organised by Toastmasters International, saw the participation of about 25,000 toastmasters from 92 countries in the event.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation which teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.
Annually, over 230,000 members from 11,000 clubs across 92 countries participate in WCPS where competitors deliver a seven-minute speech, judged on core message, speech development, language and delivery techniques.
Currently, Malaysia has 321 active toastmasters clubs, with more than 55 situated in Selangor and Klang Valley.
Loghandran, whose home club is the Speaker’s Dream Toastmaster Club (Malaysia) District 51, described his achievement as the highest honour in the international contest ever achieved by any toastmaster at Asian level.
He also received a letter from the Prime Minister’s office, congratulating him on the achievement.
Asked what inspired him to use the theme, ‘Finding The Rhythm’ in his speech, Loghandran said he chose the theme after observing the lives of people "who have everything but are not happy".
The success in WCPS had given him full conviction that his story-writing skills won the public speaking championship, apart from delivery, he said.
"I will be taking the writing skills to theatre, book writing and movies in future," he said.
Loghandran said he had always pursued a world-class standard, adding that taking part in the WCPS was a confirmation that he had achieved the standard.
"I also have this conviction that we can domestically be driven to world class," said Loghandran who hails from Kuala Lumpur.
Loghandran has so far won other awards in public speaking, including the World Taped Speech champion and PAN Sea champion in 1993 and District Speech champion in 1998 and 2008. – Bernama
Updated: 12:29AM Fri, 19 Sep 2008

sourced taken from The SUN newspaper dated 19th September 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Division Humorous & Evaluation Contest Dates

By now , all clubs would have conducted their Club contest as well as participating in an area contest. Listed below are the dates of the division finals in our district, please contact your respective Division governor for the exact time and location.......

Please feel free to give your invaluable feedback and if there is any extra information.....

Division Division Humorous & Evaluation Final
Div A ~ Johor, Melaka 19th Oct ~ Sunday

Div B ~ Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, East Coast
18th Oct ~ Saturday Sunway College 2pm

Div C ~ Petaling Jaya
18th Oct ~ Saturday SEGI College USJ

Div D ~ Kuching
18th Oct ~ Saturday

Div E ~ Miri, Sibu , Bintulu
04th Oct ~ Saturday 1-6pm Dynasty Hotel

Div H ~ Medan, Riau
End October ~ T B A

Div I ~ Jakarta, Indonesia
25th Oct ~ Saturday

Div J ~ Jakarta, Indonesia
25th Oct ~ Saturday

Div K ~ Sabah, Brunei
26th Oct ~ Sunday / Sabah Hotel Sandakan 9am

Div M ~ Mandarin Clubs
Evaluation~13th Nov / Humorous 14th Nov

Div N ~ Penang, Kedah
25th Oct ~ Saturday 2~6pm Intel Penang

Div P ~ Kuala Lumpur
18th Oct ~ Saturday 1pm Menara TM

Div S ~ Perak, Penang
12th Oct ~ Sunday

Div W ~ Federal Territory KL
25th Oc t~ Saturday/ Women's Inst.Mgmt, Taman Tun

Contact Person of Division Governor
E~mail & Cellular Phone
Div A Bernard Wong, ATMG, CL
016-702 2212

Div B Zaharah Ibrahim
019-385 4885

Div C KN Devan
012-320 8373

Div D Victor Foong
013-801 2681

Div E Bobo Wong
013~811 0323

Div H Sukiman Saragih

Div I Arlan Setiawan, ACG, ALB
62 81 8339119

Div J Hariyanto, CTM CL
6281 2812 1126

Div K Annie Cheng
012-8381 725

Div M Paul Cho Pow Ngen, ACB
6012-681 4180

Div N Eddy Chew
012 4908 285

Div P Dato' Dr. Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus
019-351 3056

Div S Charles Tan Chia Lih, DTM
012 4777 687

Div W Dr Sharon
012-2102 404

Friday, September 12, 2008



The first issue of District 51 newsletter “Courage 51” is out, simmering hot, from the oven.
In this issue, you can find

- D51 1st runner-up of WCPS, K.Loghandran , DTM

- exclusive interview with Chris Ford, DTM

- useful articles on speech contests from past district champions

- insights on how to tranform to a president’s distinguished club

- distinguished clubs/areas/divisions for the term 2007-2008

To read the newsletter, please download it from the district website at .

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Educational achievements and Goals

Please endeavour to complete your educational goal/s living to the District
theme of having 'The Courage to Conquer'.

We will monitor your personal achievements in achieving COMPETENT COMMUNICATOR or ADVANCED COMMUNICATOR as well as COMPETENT LEADER & ADVANCED LEADER, DTM and be rewarded with an engraved DISTRICT THEME PIN 2008/2009 -
Thru your Division/Areas (Size 2.5 cm x 2cm ~Green on silver background. The font has been made bold)

Educational Award ~ As of September 10th 2008
July 2008 CC - 28 AC - 21 CL/AL/DTM - 30
Aug 2008 CC - 27 AC - 09 CL/AL/DTM - 09
Sept 2008 CC - 13 AC - Nil CL/AL/DTM - 04
District Goal
Competent Communicator - CC ~ 494
Advanced Communicator - AC ~ 141
Leadership Award - CL, AL, DTM ~ 303

Friday, September 5, 2008

Double Trouble Updates September 07th 2008

Eight Essentials of Effective Speaking
How to Speak With Humor, Substance, and Style



TIME : 5 ~ 7 PM

(Auditorium seats 184 only, please confirm by e~mail to or SMS'es to Ritchie at 012~2939 272)

Humor, substance, and style: these are the big three in public speaking and David Brooks will show how each can be accomplished.

Participants can learn such critically important skills as how and why you should seek friendly faces in every audience, why you should write your speeches word for word, why you should know your rate of speech, how to bring life to your words with colorful images and examples, how to use six emotions to connect with any audience, why you should keep a personal story file, and how to get laughs even if you can’t tell a joke.

This program is packed with useful information and lots of laughs.

It also features audio clips from other World Champions as they elaborate on the points David makes.

~ David Brooks is an award-winning professional speaker and trainer who has taught more than 10,000 business professionals to speak and write clearly, concisely, and confidently.

For three consecutive years David was the top-rated trainer with an international seminar company, and he has spoken extensively across the U.S. and Canada, and in Puerto Rico, Ireland, Sweden, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Bahrain, Oman, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

In addition to his teaching, writing, and training skills, his skill as a public speaker has been even more prominently recognized. In 1990 he emerged from a field of more than 25,000 competitors to become the Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking.

Since then, he has taught, coached, and mentored six subsequent World Champions and dozens of finalists. He has been published in national magazines, and has appeared on nationwide television and radio broadcasts in the U.S., Canada, Taiwan, Oman and Tasmania. He was also once featured in a segment on National Public Radio.

In addition, District 51 will also be presenting to you the

2008 World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist and 1st runner~up winner in the recently concluded Toastmasters International 77th annual convention ~


You will able to witness Loghandran winning speech "Rhythm of Life" and hear his personal testimony of the sacrifices and preparation that he has put into the winning speech.

Call now or SMS 012-2939 272 your name, club name for your seat/s .

Sunday 07th September awaits you and your friends support.

Updates on Sunday Event ~ Double Trouble

Attention Toastmasters ~ Finalising final details......

For Sunday Double Trouble......David Brooks and Loghandran Special appearances.....

on Venue, Ticket and Flight Confirmation!!!!!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Real Soon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Double Trouble September 07th 2008 ~ Sunday

If you’re looking for a speaker who can persuade, inspire, and entertain... or, if you’re looking for a trainer who knows how to make learning fun... just found him.

District 51 presenting World Champion of Public Speaking 1990

David Brooks, DTM

this coming Sunday 7th September 2008 5-7pm. (Within KLIA vicinity)

along with District 51 2008 World Championship Public Speaking 1st Runner-up

Loghandran Krishnasamy, DTM.

David Brook's is the author of The Seven Strategies of Master Presenters that will help anyone develop the presentation strategies and skills exemplified by the Master Presenters interviewed in this book, whether for a one-on-one presentation, a sales call, a talk to a small group, or a speech to an audience of a thousand or more. It is co-authored with Dr. Brad McRae, CSP, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Details to follow : Please reserve your seat/s thru District LGET Ritchie at
or reply here at this posting.

More updates at this Blog by this afternoon ~ Friday 12pm.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


This campaign runs from 1st September to 30th September 2008.

The Objective of the Campaign is to promote Toastmasters and recruit as many new members possible while driving Clubs to achieve DCP Goals;

Rewards and recognition had been lined up as follows:

a) Every new member who joins in the month of Sept 08 will receive a Toastmasters International membership pin;

b) Every member who sponsors/recruits at least 3 new members in the month of Sept 08 will receive a COURAGEOUS token in the form of TI Voucher for USD10/-; ( Sponsor or Club Officer to advise LGM by 15Oct08 )

c)Every CLUB that achieves a minimum net growth of 8 members for the period Jul08-Sep08 will receive a COURAGEOUS token in the form of TI Voucher for USD20/-; ( Club President/VPE/VPM to advise LGM by 15Oct08 )

d) Every AREA that achieves a minimum net growth of 25 for the period Jul08-Sep08 will receive a COURAGEOUS token in the form of TI Voucher for USD30/-; ( Area Governor to advise LGM by 15Oct08)

e) Every DIVISION that achieves a minimum net growth of 100 for the period Jul08-Sep08 will receive a COURAGEOUS token in the form of TI Voucher for USD50/-; ( Division Governor to advise LGM by 15Oct08)

Rewards and Recognition in respect of this Campaign will be given upon
due verification from TI Database/records;

Please help blast this campaign to as many people as possible and create the
much needed awareness to grow the membership in D51. We should all work
towards making “Toastmasters” a household name in everyone’s life!

I appeal for all your help to promote this campaign and win the rewards
at the same time.

Drive with DETERMINATION , Create OPPORTUNITIES, SACRIFICE little time and effort & Flood ENTHUSIASM in chatting about Toastmasters to everyone you know and meet, at all occasions.

The simple TONIC of DOSE should take all of us to a greater D51 !

Should additional info or clarifications be required, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Humbly Yours

Thannimalai L CL, CC
LGM 2008/2009
Email :
HP : 012-4067074