25th August Demonstration Meeting
It was an exciting day for NUS Toastmasters Club last Tuesday! The largest event for our club- NUSTM Demonstration Meeting.
More than 200 people filled NUS’s largest lecture hall, LT27 in order to find out more about NUS Toastmasters.In order to carry out this large scale event smoothly, our club has also engaged a lot of members in taking up appointment roles. Some of which included ushers, befrienders, speakers, emcees etc.
For me, I was helping out as a befriender, who keeps going around and making friends. It was very fun getting to know people from different majors and hear stories from different tracks of life. I had a great time, and I’ve actually recorded down a list of the people met! (Cos I’m bad at remembering names..)
Here it goes:
Ryan: our first guest! He reached about fifty minutes earlier!
Xien Dong: our second guest! He is a very interesting guy. haha
Xin Zhe (Derek)
It was so cool meeting all of you guys! Hope that you’ve actually joined toastmasters, so we could talk more during chapter meetings. 🙂
After getting to know these cool people, the demo meeting officially started!
First our Sergeant at arms, Yunus, led us in following the toastmasters pledge, which is a tradition we uphold in Toastmaster clubs. I’ve never been a huge fan of traditions, but even I feel that this pledge is significant.
Next our emcees took the stage- Kang Rui and Elaine. They stirred up the energy in the lecture hall!
Following on, Darryl brought us through the Table topics segment. I couldn’t stop laughing because he’s always a successful humorous speaker. Also, 2 brave volunteers amongst the guests took the challenge to go on the stage, and experienced their first table topics! Congratulations to Richard and Jonta for stepping out of comfort zone!
Next up, our 2 toastmasters speaker Fuk kin and Jaysree delivered inspirational Speeches- project 1 and project 2 respectively, with experienced toastmasters Sergio and Huijuen evaluating them. The feedback and suggestions given by these two attentive evaluators will aid in the improvements of the future speeches of Fuk Kin and Jaysree.
We have also invited Distinguished Toastmasters, Crispin, to give us the language evaluation.
And of course, we cannot forget the Distinguished Toastmasters and our Club Mentor, Wekie Tay, who gave amazing and captivating speeches and taught us the importance of communication through entertaining stories. It was always a pleasure listening to his speeches. We not only got to enjoy ourselves and laughed, but also learned something meaningful and inspirational.
The Demo meeting really passed very fast, so fast that we did not realize that the end of the meeting was approaching. When all speeches were delivered, everyone headed outside for more networking during refreshments. It was a great evening, well spent.
If you could not join us for demo meeting but would love to learn more about NUS Toastmasters, come join us at our upcoming chapter meetings! Our chapter meetings occur every Tuesday 7-10pm. Admission is totally free 🙂 We have meetings in 4 rooms concurrently! Hence, do not hesitate to join us at Faculty of Engineering, E3-06-05,10,13,14 on September 1st and September 8th!
Come and find out how to be a better speaker, thinker, listener and leader!