There may be times we struggle whether we should attend the weekly Club meetings or to go home after a tiring day at work but I’m sure for most of us, with the line-up of activities, we never regret our decision to attend Toastmasters Tuesday! The meeting on the 7th October was no different.
In room 3, the room was hosted by TME Robert. We started the evening with table topics that revolved around exams. Nian Deng highlighted that we should not just study and neglect making friends. Andrew talked about why his ideal vacation was to visit the United States. Another interesting question was what you would choose if you were lucky enough to be awarded 3 wishes by a fairy the night before the exams.
Moving on to the prepared speeches, we have Yiwen who shared with us her fears and the steps she took to overcome it. She told us she has overcame her fear of cooking and is on the way to become a master chef. Next up, we have Yan Ling who shared with us that she joined Toastmasters to overcome her shyness. After Yan Lin’s sharing, we have Ai Xin who reminded us to be open-minded and never stop discovering new things, just like Dora the Explorer. Life is a game and we should never use age as an excuse to stop trying out new things. Next up, we have attended a module on fruits and vegetables conducted by Jaysree. She taught us how to choose the perfect watermelon and tomatoes. The last prepared speech was done by Kay Seng who shared with us three strategies on controlling our urges.
Afterwards, we had evaluations for the prepared speech speakers. It was time for the announcement of the best speakers and evaluators for the night. The best table topics speaker was Jue Kun, the best prepared speech speaker was Jaysree and the best evaluator was Ken. As there was still some time, Wei Ling took the initiative to conduct an impromptu table topic segment which our SAA for the evening, Fuk Kin took up.
In Room 3, our VPE, Nathaddeus Tan, kick-started the meeting and gave an inspiring opening speech which motivated us to improve ourselves by completing more speeches. Following that, there was a table topics session with interesting graphics that prompted all of us to put on our thinking cap.
During our prepared speeches segment, Roy, Ruijia and Dae Min embarked on their ice breaker projects. Suet Mei shared some insights about volunteerism, and Daryl Lee gave us 4 quick tips to close a deal. After a quick break, it was time for evaluations – time to grasp all the tips to improve ourselves before we came to an end of the meeting!
Mdm President wrapped up tonight’s informative and inspiring meeting with her closing address.
Article by Anna Ker and Fuk Kin, Edited by Koh Shi Ting and Photos by Cool Clickers