Saturday, May 28, 2011

Moments of Truth

The prestigious DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT award plaque

Capturing the moment with Toastmasters ED Dan Rex & wife, Bev & Hubby!

Golden Gavel recipient Carolyn Kepcher, former Exec VP, COO , GM of Trump organization -The Apprentice

International President 2010/2011 Pat Johnson of Vancouver, BC

Jana Barnhill, DTM, AS International President 2008/2009
Gary Schmidt, DTM International President 2009/2010
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Presenting District Communication & Leadership Award to Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye
Witnessing the highlight of Barcelona MU final 
Excellence in Marketing award and President Distinguished District 
Visiting and played General Evaluator role for  an Australian Toastmasters club
Presenting before Malaysia Airlines Managing Director YM Tengku Dato' Azmil on District Corporate award
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Communication & Leadership Award to Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye
The man responsible to bring the Toastmasters program into Malaysia, Papa Gerald Green, DTM, AS from Penang

Deputy Chief Minister Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu

With Leaders of District 87 along with Sarawak DCM GOH

Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam (Simplified Chinese: 陈康南), was the former Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, state Industrial Development Minister and state Tourism and Heritage Minister.

Presenting to Malaysia Airlines Managing Director YM Tengku Dato' Azmil on  Toastmasters Corporate award

Witnessing the presentation with Region 14 Advisor marketing Joseph Gomez, DTM

Distinguished and Select Club awards presentation in  Kuala Lumpur

Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon was the Chief Minister of Penang from 1990 to 2008 and is currently a member of the Dewan Negara, the upper house of the Malaysian Parliament. In April 2009, Koh was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister's Department by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.


Proud moment for Malaysia Airlines Toastmasters Club - home club

Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia YB Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah

Marching in for District annual convention opening ceremony

District annual convention Opening ceremony Miri, Sarawak
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Favourite person over 40

Greetings to visitors and friends........
Am in the running in celebrating the Internet with the DiGi (Malaysian Telco) WWWOW Awards that is by the people and for the people in the category of 'Favourite Person Over 40'.
Some said it’s no fun being ‘over the hill’! 
But with age comes an endless supply of wisdom & wit!
I ask for your vote and support! It's in your hands!
Click to Vote, Tq! 


(You are only allowed to cast ONE vote for each category per day. 
If you wish to vote for that same entry again, you may only do so the next day.)


You may notice that I make lots of references to Toastmasters. Of all the organizations I’ve joined, Toastmasters has had the greatest positive impact on my life. I believe the benefits of membership extend far beyond simple public speaking skills. I think almost everyone would benefit from joining toastmasters.
First a little information about what Toastmasters is for those who are unfamiliar with this organization. Beginning in 1924 through Ralph C. Smedley, the organization has since grown to over 260,000 members in over 12,500 clubs in 113 countries worldwide. Focusing on public speaking and leadership skills, Toastmasters is one of the largest organized systems of personal development in the world.
Beyond that, Toastmasters created leaders. Toastmasters created confidence. Toastmasters created winners.
I joined as a chartered member of the organization that I worked for and served as the club officer the following years and as my confidence grew, I continued serving the district at area, and then district level and finally led District 51 (342 clubs in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia) in 2009/2010 and finished the term successfully. 
Working with over 100 volunteer leaders have given me the immense opportunities in practicing my leadership skills that finally bear fruits at the end of the term.
What an amazing journey it has been!


It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~ J.K. Rowling

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Toastmasters International Speech Contest semifinals contestants

For the second consecutive year, semifinal contests will be held at the International Convention as part of the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.

The semifinals take place Thursday, Aug. 18, and the nine winners advance to the final round, to be held Saturday, Aug. 20.

Thursday, Aug. 18
2:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Semifinal Speech Contest 1: 14, 15, 25, 30, 34, 37, 63, 69, 83
Semifinal Speech Contest 2: 2, 10, 39, 52, 54, 66, 76, 81, 86
Semifinal Speech Contest 3: 9, 33, 35, 42, 43, 49, 67, 71, 77, 78
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Semifinal Speech Contest 4: 1, 3, 13, 24, 26, 50, 51, 55, 85
Semifinal Speech Contest 5: 7, 28, 38, 46, 59, 60, 73, 74, 80
Semifinal Speech Contest 6: 4, 8, 31, 36, 40, 56, 57, 64, 75
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Semifinal Speech Contest 7: 6, 12, 19, 23, 53, 61, 62, 84, 87
Semifinal Speech Contest 8: 21, 22, 45, 47, 58, 70, 79, 82, F
Semifinal Speech Contest 9: 5, 11, 16, 18, 27, 32, 65, 68, 72

Semifinal
Region
District
Contest date
ISC Champions
4
10
3
4/30/2011
Michael Desiderio  
4
7
13
5/14/2011
Jeff Esper  
4
1
26
5/21/2011
Rich Hopkins
4
3
50
5/14/2011
Nels Dumin  
4
3
55
5/21/2011
Scotty Burch  
4
10
1
5/21/2011
Ali El Krim 
4
4
24
4/30/2011
John Coffey  
4
14
51
4/30/2011
Muthukumaran Kodiappen  
4
13
85
5/15/2011
Kwong yue Yang  
Semifinal
Region
District
Contest date
ISC Champions
7
9
53
5/21/2011
Jerry Aiyathurai
7
6
61
4/30/2011
J. A. Gamache  
7
6
62
4/30/2011
Bil Moore  
7
10
12
5/14/2011
Ralph Rivers  
7
3
23
4/29/2011
John Freisinger  
7
4
19
5/21/2011
Michael Anderson
7
4
6
4/30/2011
Ken Morgan  
7
14
87
5/20/2011
Dinesh Vaswani
7
8
84
5/21/2011
Rodney Brown  


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Own the Stage “LIVE” Coaching - Darren LaCroix WCPS 2001


How serious are you about becoming a better speaker?

Are you confident enough to hear the truth?

• Michael Jordan has a coach…  Every professional athlete has a coach…
The best professional speakers have been coached… the reason.
You can’t become great on your own. We need feedback from a higher level…to go from GOOD TO GREAT!

• On August 25th 2001, out of 25,000 contestants from 114 countries, Darren LaCroix, was crowned the 2001 World Champion of Public speaking.
 
• He is author of the book: Laugh & Get Rich, and the co-creator of the: How Professional Presenters can OWN THE STAGE system featured in Toastmaster Magazine. 
Think you can’t be a great speaker? Think again. Darren’s first performance and his championship speech are absolute proof that presenting is a learned skill.
Darren studied ten years worth of World Champions contests over and over again. He discovered what separates the person who wins from the person who comes in second. The winners had three points in common. 

Want to know what they are? 
Come to the program and hear it directly from Darren!
Participants will give 1- to 2-minute mini-speeches and receive instant feedback from a master speaker coach!
Objectives: To give you a champion’s perspective on common presenter mistakes, along with techniques & tips that anyone can use to correct them!





Date: May 24th 2011~ Tuesday
Time: 630-930PM
Venue: Banker’s Club (http://www.bankersclub.com.my/)
Room for only 70 people max! 

E-mail me at Ritchierc@yahoo.com for seats. (RM10 only)
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Toastmasters Golden Gavel Recipients 2011 Robin Sharma

Golden Gavel Recipients

Honoring Prominent Speakers and Leaders
Toastmasters’ most prestigious award is the Golden Gavel. 
For the past 51 years, it has been given annually to an individual distinguished in the fields of communication and leadership. The award is presented at the Toastmasters International Convention, during a dinner in the recipient’s honor.
Toastmasters International has named Robin Sharma as the 2011 Golden Gavel recipient. Sharma, a world-renowned leadership and management expert, is the founder of Sharma Leadership International Inc., a training firm whose mission is to help employees “lead without a title.”
His clients include Fortune 500 titans such as Microsoft, General Electric and FedEx, and he is the author of 11 best-selling books on leadership, including his latest, The Leader Who Had No Title.
Robin Sharma is a leadership expert and author. Sharma has written 11 bestselling books; his best known include "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" and "The Greatness Guide". His latest book is "The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable On Real Success in Business and in Life"


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Thursday, May 5, 2011

District 51 Officers elected during District council for the term 2011-2012

Congratulations to all these officers who were elected and appointed during the elections held at the D51 Council Meeting on Friday, 29 Apr 2011 at 2.30pm, Bayview Beach Hotel, Penang during the District 51 2011 Annual Convention.

District Office                                                          _________________________
District Governor                                                                        Sue Chan, DTM
Lieutenant Governor Education & Training ( LGET )   Ramdas Nayar, DTM
Lieutenant Governor Marketing ( LGM )                                 Kiang Faang Pyng, DTM



Appointed senior officers team:
District Public Relations Officer                                               Yoon Peng Yew
District Secretary                                                                       Jamila Farithullah Khan
District Treasurer                                                                       Johnson Tang

Division Governors                                                                    
  1. Division A Governor                                                   Tan Eng Suan, CC, ALB
  2. Division B Governor                                                   Lim Lay Kun, ACB, CL
  3. Division C Governor                                                   Chew Shel Ling, ACG, ALB
  4. Division G Governor                                                   Rohijas Md. Sharif, DTM
  5. Division H Governor                                                   Phang Wai Keong
  6. Division K Governor                                                   Mike Foong Wai Yi, ACB, CL
  7. Division M Governor                                                  Joe Chong Chai Choo, CC, CL
  8. Division N Governor                                                   Nithia
  9. Division P Governor                                                   Mandy S Y Ong, DTM
  10. Division Q Governor                                                   Vicky Cha Shih Chuen, CC, CL
  11. Division S Governor                                                   Christopher Choong, ACS, ALB
  12. Division W Governor                                                  Marian Lee, ACG, ALB

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District 51 International Speech Contest May 1st 2011

District 51 International Speech Contest 2011 Winners

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1st place Muthu 4th from left,  2nd place Stephen 3rd from left, 3rd place Marcus 5th from left
1st place   : Muthukumaran Kodiappen, Area S1, Div S, Renesas Semiconductor TMC
2nd place : Stephen Fernando, Area C2, Div C, MIHRM TMC
3rd place  : K Marcus Chee, Area H1, Div H, Ipoh TMC


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