Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Public Communicator

Win as a
"Public Communicator"
rather than a Public Speaker

The difference can mentally orientate you towards winning.

This workshop will help you in the techniques of engagement.

Pick up on the techniques used consciously and unconsciously.

Our presenter has been interviewed by the Neuro Semantics group toelicit his mental strategies so that others may model him. The primafacie findings of the Neuro Semantics group will be shared with you.

Our presenter
DTM K.Loghandran

World Award Winner in Public Speaking
1993- World Taped Speech Champion
2008 - 1st Runner up World Championships of Public Speaking

Loghan @Loghandran is a performance improvement consultant, Keynote Speaker, Coach in Public Speaking, sales, and customer service. He is also an International stand upcomedian, having performed in Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. He is heavily involved in audience engagement as a Producer, Director, Actor and playwright of 23 English Theatre plays. He is also an author of two books on banking and a book on tips onpublic speaking. He is also an actor in the Malay TV series comedy "Alamak".

Book a date with Loghan, DTM on :-
Date: 15 Dec 2009 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA) Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Your Investment - RM25 per pax or RM60 for group of 3
For reservations and queries, please call Sew Chen 012-3113026
Organised by : Speakers Dream Toastmasters Club

From: Koh Teck Lee
Vice President of Public Relations
Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club

Posted by KC Leong

Monday, November 02, 2009

Tall Tale Contest (24 Nov 2009)

Dear All,

I take this opportunity to announce the much awaited “Tall Tale” Contest to be organized by Speakers’ Dream Toastmasters Club.

Date : 24 November 2009, Tuesday
Venue : Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam, 1st Floor Bukit Kiara, Off Jalan Damansara,
Kuala Lumpur
Time : 7:00 pm
Ticket : RM10-00

We are targeting for 12 contestants. The contest is open to all Toastmasters in good standing. This will be on a first come first serve basis.

A tall tale is a fictional story with exaggerated details. We all crave for a good “yarn” every once in a while. The best and the funniest liars will be there. They know that you will be able to suspend your disbelief and allow the speakers to entertain you with their creative skills of yarn spinning. The speech duration is 3 to 5 minutes long.

The contest Chairman is none other than our DTM K. Loghandran. He is the 1st runner-up of Toastmasters International Speech Contest 2008-2009.

We need to tell a white lie sometimes and here is the chance for you to pick up some tips in doing so. Share this great news with all those that you know and let us have a fun and enjoyable evening together. I had attached herewith the poster for your circulation purpose.

Please call Teck Lee at 019-315 8082 or

Siew Chien at 012-311 3026 for further details.

Visit us at http://sdtmc.blogspot.com/


Koh Teck Lee
Vice President Public Relations 2009/2010
Speakers’ Dream Toastmasters Club

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Gita Bayu Outdoor Meeting

Dear Esteemed Members,

The outdoor meeting on Sunday 25 Oct was fantastic! There were 22 of us,which include 3 new members and 8 guests. Everybody loves Gita Bayu withits picturesque green lake and surroundings. The meeting was held on theFloating Pavilion of "The Enchanted Garden". The calm surroundings of thelake with occasional splashes of water by fish jumping out of the lakeprovided just the right ambience for Speakers Dream's outdoor meeting.Residents live amongst nature, where we were told some customised housesthere had won awards.

See attachment.
E - Floating Pavilion
Website: http://bukitgitabayu.com/

It was against this setting that saw the meeting in full swing. Theopening speech by President Ismail was very apt with this message onenvironmental preservation.

Our 1st runner up World Speech Championship, DTM K.Loghandran inspiredmembers and guests with humor and this talk on persuasion, citingSylvester Stallone.

The table topic session was conducted wonderfully by Chrissy Steinhardtwith impromptu speakers speaking from the perspective of objects thatthey are suppose to be. The session was superbly evaluated by ACS ChongSek Lee, our new member. The best table topic speaker went to Daniel whospoke as a 'handbag'.

The assignment speakers were just as captivating. We have 2 ice breakerspeeches from our new members, Paul Chan and Mark Lee who gave ussplendid details about themselves; "The Power of the Spoken Word" byDarcy Steinhardt and "Unforgettable Trip" by Tang Weng Cheong. Darcy, thebest assignment speaker, was vivid and entertaining in his presentation.
Weng Cheong aroused our interest to visit the UK with his non-manualspeech about his rotary trip there.

Finally, our invited GE from Ireland, ACB CL Michelle Coffey with her teamof evaluators sparked members on with their valuable feedback.

At the end of the meeting, surprise.surprise.3 of our non-toastmasterguests join the club without hesitation! The meeting ended with membersand guests proceeding to the Dining Pavilion to enjoy a sumptuous meal.

To members who did not manage to attend the outdoor meeting this time, ournext outdoor meeting will be at Kampar, the hometown of our lovely VPE, CCTan Mee Yee.

Best regard,
Chow Mun Yuen
Immediate Past PresidentOrganising Chair

W6 Humorous Speech & Speech Evaluation Contest

Dear Fellow Members,

There were so many twists and turns days before the Area W6 Humorous Speech & Speech Evaluation Contest. First of all, there was this possibility of Lim Hin Chong not able to contest in the Humorous Speech Contest. He was under quarantine due to his colleagues confirmed down with H1N1. Things seemed to settle down on Friday morning as he completed his 7 days of quarantine.
Something happened again! At the eleventh hour that is on Friday evening, Simon Soh was unable to participate because he lost his voice. Poor Mun Yuen, she was caught in the cross fire since she was the 2nd Runner Up for the Humorous Speech Contest. For your information, Area W6 consists of only 4 clubs this term. Hence, the Champion and 1st Runner Up of each club will contest at the Area level.

I take this opportunity to salute Mun Yuen for taking up the challenge and did fantastically well to entertain the audience with her creative humour. Soo Pon, being the 2nd Runner Up for the Evaluation Contest also came in at the eleventh hour to stand in for myself as I had to stand in for Simon in the Evaluation Contest.

I am proud to announce the winners for the Area Contests as follows:

Humorous Speech Contest
Champion : Suresh Mohan [SAI Masters TMC]
1st runner-up : Suthaharan [SAI Masters TMC]
2nd runner-up : Lim Hin Chong

Evaluation Speech Contest
Champion : Mok Soo Pon
1st runner-up : Dr Devi Menon [SAI Masters TMC]
2nd runner-up : Suresh Mohan {SAI Masters TMC]

Congratulations to Hin Chong and Soo Pon for their success in the respective Contests.

Soo Pon will represent Area W6 to Divison W Speech Evaluation Contest to be held on 12th September 2009 at WIM, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.

Registration starts at 1.00pm and lunch will be served at 1.30pm. Past District Champion, Stephen Fernando is the Emcee. He will deliver a 30 minute Humorous workshop after the Contest. The tickets are sold at RM15-00 until 24/08/09 for early birds. After 24/08/09, it will be sold at RM20-00.

Please support our Champion and get your tickets tomorrow at the club’s meeting. Should you be unable to attend tomorrow’s club meeting and wish to purchase the tickets at RM15-00, please call me at 019-315 8082 to purchase it on your behalf.


Koh Teck Lee,
Vice President of Public Relations

Monday, July 20, 2009

Club Officer Installation 2009

Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club -- The new Club Exco 2009/2010
PRES: Ismail Fahmy, CTM (Right 2)
VPE: Tan Mee Yee, CC (Right 3)
VPM: Jerold Yap
VPPR: Koh Teck Lee, ALS (Left 4)
SEC: Ong Siew Chien, DTM (Left 3)
TRS: Darick Wong (Left 2)
SAA: Lawrence Hoo, CC (Left 1)
IPP: Chow Mun Yuen, CTM CL
The committee members are:
Jebbie Kaur, TM (Right 1)
Darcy Steinhardt, TM
Click here to view photos taken by KC Leong.
(when in photo album, click Slideshow and hit F11 key)

Dear Fellow Members,

It was truly an outstanding night where we witnessed the installation of our Club's Exco for the term 2009/2010 by our Area W6 Governor ACB, CL Ng Lay Choo.

Thereafter President CC, CL Ismail Fahmy gave an inspiring Presidential speech.

Theme for the evening - "Tribute to Michael Jackson" was the brainchild of our CC Lawrence Hoo. Almost all of our members came wearing a white glove on their left or right hand. The MC for the night, DTM K.Loghandran was dressed to the theme of the night and led the session to a great finish. Not forgetting our home grown Game Master CC Lawrence Hoo who spice up the night by requesting the participants to do the moon walk when they go up to guess the Michael Jackson's song.
Ismail Fahmy, in-coming Club President and Chow Mun Yuen, out-going Club President

The dinner was sumptuous that we cannot help but to take extra helping. To top it up we had so many prizes and lucky draws for the night that was generously donated by our members.

After the dinner, Celine informed me that we had 11 Past Presidents in sequence - DTM Celine Teh, DTM K. Loghandran, DTM Ong Siew Chien, ALS Koh Teck Lee, ALS Lim Hin Chong, ATMS Hor Kam Peng, CL Leong Kwan Chong, ATMB Kanniaseelan, CL Gwendoline Gwee, CL Robert Hue and CL Chow Mun Yuen at the Installation. The only one that is missing is Vijay. This is what we call support with action and the new EXCO is looking up to all our Past Presidents to give their support and guidance during our club meetings.
Koh Teck Lee and Lawrance Hoo

One of the highlight of the night is the Toastmaster of the Year Award. The person that received this award contributed significantly to the club in terms of attendance, educational awards, conducted workshop and represented our club in various contests. This person is none other than ACG Simon Soh.

We also had a "Tall Tale Contest" for the participants to tell a convincing lie. All together we had six contestants namely Simon Soh, Loretta Chin, Lim Hin Chong, Ng Lay Choo, Kanniaseelan and Mok Soo Pon. All of them did a very good job. They all look like they are professional liars in the making. "Mother of all liars is none other than Mok Soo Pon!

I enjoyed every bit of the programme for the night and a round of applause to the Organising Chairman CTM, CL Chow Mun Yuen and her team for a successful event.


Koh Teck Lee
Vice President of Public Relations

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Club Officers Installation Nite

Date: 18 July 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 7.30 pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Restoran Mutiara, Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam, Bukit Kiara, KL
Cost: RM35
Theme: “Tribute to Michael Jackson” - Wear white gloves, military wear, hat, white socks or even bring an orang utan etc!! Or come as you are! Make it fun!!!

Programme also includes games & a tall tale contest!

Dear Esteem Members,

Have you marked 18 July (Saturday) on your calendars? Besides the installation ofthe new EXCO team for 2009/2010, the night promises a lot of fun with games and a mini TALL tale contest!

Yes, a tall tale contest which anyone can join. The liar will be given a 1-2minutes to lie on stage. The best liar will be selected by the audience.

Where else can you lie with the blessings of everyone? So, start thinking on how to lie convincingly! Strategise and have lots of fun that night!
The theme for our Installation Night is "Tribute to Michael Jackson". So, please, if you can, wear white gloves, military wear, hat, white socks, or even bring an orang utan!! Or bring anything "Michael Jackson" to 'spirit' in the Night or just come as you are!

Please book your tickets fast with me! Bring a friend that you would like to introduce to the world of Toastmasters.
Best regards,

"A proficient liar in the making"
Chow Mun Yuen
Organising Chair
016- 218 7876

7.00 pm - Registration and arrival of guests

7.30 pm - Welcome Address by Master of Ceremony

7.45 pm - Installation Ceremony

8.00 pm - Address by New President

8.10 pm - Dinner and Lucky Draws

8.40 pm - Toastmaster of the Year Award presentation

8.50 pm - Tall Tale Contest

9.20 pm - Games

9.40 pm - Lucky Draws

9.50 pm - Sayonara and Goodnite


Chinese Set Menu

Seaweed with Seafood Soup
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Fried dory Fish with Lemon Sauce
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Fried Prawn Thai Style
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Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nut
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Fried Bean Curd with Mango
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Chinese Mixed Vegetables
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Yong Chow Fried Rice
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Mixed Fruits
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Chinese Tea


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Club Meeting

Experience an Evening of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem!

Date: 23rd March 2009 (Monday)

Time: 7.15pm – 10.00pm

Venue: Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA) Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Cost: FOC if a Speakers Dream Toastmaster Member brings you!

Theme/dress: Detective garb- magnifying glass, trench coat, smoking pipe, cap, toy gun, handcuffs.. whatever!! Or come as you are! Make it fun!!!

All that at Speakers Dream Murder Mystery Night!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

International Speech Contest Results

Event: Speakers' Dream Toastmaster International Speech Contest
Date: Monday 12 January 2009

Results of International Speech Contest:

Winner : Simon Soh
1st Runner-up: Chow Mun Yuen
2nd Runner-Up: Alfred Koh

Results of Table Topic Contest:

Winner: Alfred Koh
1st Runner-Up: Simon Soh
2nd Runner-Up: Koh Teck Lee

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Champions will represent the our club in the Area Contest on Sunday 22 Feb 2009 as follows:

Venue: Sai Master TMS

Address : 24, Jln Abdullah (Bungalow house behind Bangsar LRT)
Time: 4-7 pm
Briefing time : 3.30 pm

Please come and support Simon and Alfred!

Best regards

Lawrence Hoo
Vice President Public Relations

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Demise of Ng Cheong Boon's Beloved Wife and Son

We have just learnt with grief about the demise of Ng Cheong Boon's beloved wife, Chuah Bee Yang, and son, Ng Gau Heng, who passed away on 2 January 2009.
As reported in the Star newspaper (Saturday 3 January 2009, page N29), Cheong Boon's family, which hails from Taiping, were returning to Singapore when they encountered a tragic accident along the 143rd kilometre of the North-South Expressway. Cheong Boon and three other children suffered injuries.

Cheong Boon is a former Toastmaster member of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club who then move to work in a financial institution in Singapore. Being a good speaker, his speeches were always inspiring and entertaining.

Let us join together in expressing our deepest sympathies and condolences to Cheong Boon and members of his family on their loss. Our hearts go out to the bereaved family and we unite with them in thought and deed in this moment of profound grief.

The Cub has sent a wreath to Taiping where the funeral was held.

With Heartfelt Condolences
. A dinner hosted on 9 August 2007 by SDTMC Club members to congratulate Cheong Boon's (seated third from left) new job opportunity in Singapore. Front (L-R) Celine Teh, Robert Hue, Cheong Boon, Lim Hin Chong. Standing (L-R): Koh TL, MokSP, OngSC, HorKP, Wai Choon. Photo by KC Leong.

From Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club

Posted by KC Leong