As the year drew to an end, it presented the members a time of reflection. With the various thought provoking table topic questions presented, the last chapter meeting for 2014 was indeed a time for the members to look behind us to move ahead.
In room 2, we had Ken who shared with us countdown for the new year in the table topics segment while Jeffrey reasoned why new years are overrated. Srivatsan shared with us where he would like to bring his girlfriend on the day of countdown. Moving on we have the prepared speeches. Wan Wen shared a story of her youthful days. Zhihao talked about some articles he read on the internet. Sindhu shared an unusual experience where her father was an actor in a movie show. Tse Wei talked about how to pokemon your way to success. Wei Jian shared a talk on leadership and how to lead successfully by focusing on the few who change the world with you.
For the table topics segment in room 3, John talked about making mistakes while Jackie shared with his most memorable milestone in 2014- the humorous speech contest. Jian Ye shared his most noteworthy news in 2014- Joining the toastmasters speech contest. Yi Yui explained to us why having new year resolution may end up bringing more harm than good. Jue Kun was asked whether he celebrated the International Chinese New Year.
Next up, our first prepared speech speaker, Wan Ling shared with us her hobbies, personality and her raveling experiences. Yan Ling reviewed her year. Alyssa shared with us her fears and how she overcame it while Wei Ling gave us some tips on how to be a good evaluator.
ln room 4, the table topics master, Lin Hong, initiated the table topics for the evening. Fuk Kin pondered on whether national service should be made compulsory for women. Mengdan reflected on a day she wished she could change in 2014 while Rama wondered what would happen if Santa was actually a Transformer. To end off the session, Debjani was given the opportunity to give an opening address if she were the President of NUS Toastmasters Club.
Moving on we have the prepared speeches. Roy shared with us a story- the Judoku with only one arm. Debjani confided in us her experiences with chopsticks-nightmare of dancing chopsticks. Rama talked about forming habits. Hui Juen gave us a workshop on how to provide effective feedback. Rama was the best table topics & best speaker of the evening in room 4.
Written by Debjani, Vishnu, Keerthana and Fuk Kin, Edited by Koh Shi Ting and Photos by Cool Clickers