Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Art of Possibility

Dear Esteemed Members,

In the measurement of the world, you set a goal and strive for it. In the universe of possibility, you set the context and let life unfold. Let not the opportunity pass, for it may not return.

Our customary mind-set about who we are may even undermine our ability to have a say in the way things go from here.

Therefore, over the next six days don't let our customary mind-sets get in our way. We have the obligation to be creative and a commitment to become Distinguished or better. We have the Power To Change.

For three-quarter of the Term 2005/2006, SDTMC had only achieved Select Distinguish status. We take pride that the members are able to rise up to the occasion during the last Lap and give the club the long awaited goals. We are going for 10/10-President Distinguished Club and this will be the 9th time SDTMC had consecutively maintained the President Distinguished Club status. We would like to congratulate the following members for delivering us the goals during the last 2 weeks:-

CTM Mok Soo Pon - achieved her ATMB

TM Sabapathy - achieved his CTM

TM Fong Wai Choon - achieved her CTM

The above 3 members have help to deliver us the 3 goals. We are proud of you. The final two goals will be delivered during the last meeting on the 26 June 2006. for the Term 2005/2006 and is none other than our President ATMB Hor Kam Peng who will be completing her final speech to achieve her ATMS and once again our ATMB Mok Soo Pon who will be doing her 2nd CL. So, ladies and gentlemen we would urge you to be present for the final LAP and rallies the friends on. Do bring a friend.

Attach is the Meeting Agenda on Monday, 26 June.

Date: 26 June
Venue: Kelab KPGA, Mutiara Room
Time: 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Find Your Voice and Serve the World

Yours Truly,

Gwen Gwee
Vice President – Education

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Flagrante Delicto Rehearsal

Please click here to view 66 photos taken by KC during today's rehearsal, Sunday 11 June 2006.

Dear Esteemed Members of
Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club,

Can you see the excitement and enthusiasm in members’ faces when they rehearsed in this drama comedy on Sunday, 11 June? The Club is embarking on another project – acting in drama comedy.

For members of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club who are not yet members of Spot-on Theatre and who are keen to be a part of this comedy, we do have roles for you.You can take up roles as stage manager, music man and so forth. Every role is a learning experience where you do not have to pay for a workshop but only small membership fees and be committed with a few hours of your time to learn and experience.

Spot-on Theatre is registered with the Registrar of Societies and is a non-profit organization where it was setup by members of our club. We want to hone our acting skills in Spot-on Theatre and have a platform to excel in our public speaking skills in Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club. We are the only club in Klang Valley or even in Malaysia who have this opportunity offered to our members of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club.

Our drama comedy entitled 'Flagrante Delicto' is our first big gig in Spot-on Theatre with 5 shows from 26-30 July 2006 at the Actors Studio Bangsar Shopping Complex, Kuala Lumpur. The time of the shows will be 8.30 pm on 26-29 July 2006 and 3pm on 30 July 2006. Tickets at RM33 and RM45.

I can assure you, it is fun working in this team. Seeing is believing from the photos taken by KC Leong.

Keep a date with Flagrante Delicto from 26-30 July 2006. Spread the news to your friends and let us laugh together…. HA HA HA.

From the Desk of Vice President Public Relation,
Ong Siew Chien, DTM.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Club Meeting – Monday 12 June

12 June 2006 was certainly an eventful night. It was the first time in 2006 where all the assignment speakers made their way to the meeting and presented their wonderful speeches.

Mohd Noor set the ball rolling with how to revive your heart or loved ones from leading into a tragedy.

Sabapathy presented his 9th speech of persuasion with instilling us to have more than one income. He took himself as the example where he has 3 jobs. He did not waste his time during retirement but made full use of his productive twilight years.

Next presenter was Soo Pon, who procrastinate for a while but finally with inspiration from the rehearsals of Flagrante Delicto, she delivered one DCP goal for our club by achieving her ATMB title tonight. She narrated her story just as when she was 10 years old. This was certainly a skill you need to have and not forgetting time to rehearse before the speech was presented to us. Bravo Soo Pon!!

M Ariff was a long lost member, nevertheless he made it tonight by sharing with us, one week workshop he had recently. He condensed it to 7 mins. One of the things where I really concur with him from his speech is Steven Covey's book is the past and 'in thing' is empowering with knowledge that will bring us to the next level of success.

Simon, M Ariff's evaluator, suggested M Ariff should hold a one day seminar for his speech presentation.

The meeting this evening brought achievements to the club from Distinguished Status to Select Distinguished Status in Toastmasters International standards. President Distinguished status is just a kilometer away. With the contribution and dedication of our members in completing their CTMs and ATMS, we will achieve 10 goals as desired by Toastmasters International, USA. This the standard of a quality club instilled by Toastmasters International, USA.

This evening, we learned how to save a heart from collapse, reflect on our childhood memories, an eye opener of reality to arm ourselves with another income and close the meeting with reinforcement of acquiring more knowledge for the betterment of our lives.

Our President, Kam Peng, was just back from a wonderful trip to India. She has a tiring day but certainly was rejuvenated after the club meeting.

26 JUNE 2006 is the last meeting of the current term. We will have a surprise for you.

Keep a date with us and make this an eventful memory for you.

Good Nite.

From the Desk of VPPR
Ong Siew Chien, DTM

Changing Your Attitude

Very often, it is not how the world is. It is how we perceived it to be. Happiness and peace of mind are simply mental state that can be invoked, maintained, developed, or abandoned. Your attitude has a tremendous influence on your life. It can shape your thoughts, your behavior, the things you say or do, your habits. Collectively, these things form your life.

The wonderful thing about attitude is that although it has the ability to transform your entire life, it does not require a lifetime of meditative solitude state to change. Anyone can change their attitude virtually at the snap of a finger. Believe it or not, just try it.

If you are torn between staying home and watching the World Cup 2006 and coming for the Toastmasters meeting on Monday, just decide resolutely to come for the meeting, you will. Try it.

See you in tomorrow’s Club meeting, Bring a friend.

Date:- 12th June 2006
Time: 7.00 p.m to 9.15 pm.
Venue: KPGA, Kiara Room
1st Floor, Bukit Kiara

Attach is the Meeting Agenda for your perusal.

Power To Change.

Yours Truly,
Gwen Gwee