Saturday, December 20, 2008

What you can receive by joining Toastmasters

Toastmasters offers a terrific opportunity to improve both your speaking skills and your confidence in dealing with a variety of situations. According to many surveys, most people are more fearful of speaking in public than of death. Toastmasters gives you the opportunity to learn how to speak in public in a mutually supportive atmosphere with no risk to life and limb.
Toastmasters provides the tools that enable you to become an effective communicator and leader both in business or professional life, and your personal life, all at a very affordable investment.

Toastmasters can help you:

· Give better sales presentations
· Hone your management skills
· Work better with fellow employees
· Effectively develop and present ideas
· Offer constructive criticism
· Accept criticism more objectively
· Conduct effective meetings
· Speak off the cuff on a variety of topics
· Develop self confidence and poise
· Develop your listening skills
· Experience leadership development through training and club involvement
· Gain affiliation with an internationally renowned organization

You will enjoy the fellowship of your fellow Toastmasters as you learn how to:

· Research and prepare speeches
· Design and use visual aids
· Evaluate other speakers
· Mentor and coach fellow club members
· Organize and run meetings, courses, conferences and conventions
· Conduct, judge and participate in speech contests
· Tell stories, present awards and introduce speakers
· Give educational speeches and workshops
· Host and speak at family and social occasions
· Deliver a variety of speeches on topics of interest to you and your audience

Toastmasters produces results. Around the world, more than three million men and women of all ages and occupations have benefitted from Toastmasters training and more than one thousand corporations, community groups, universities, associations and government agencies now use Toastmasters training.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Miri Toastmasters Club Exco Members 08/09

Second row from left:
Abel Tan (VPPR), Ken Yong (SAA), Hwang Boon Huat (VPE), Luke Bong (Secretary), Kho Yok Chong (AG E1)

First row from left:
Richard Nathan (VPM), Lili Puk (IPP), Alexson Kelling Buja (President), Jennifer Hii (Treasurer)

AG: Area Governor
IPP: Immediate Past President
VPE: Vice President of Education
VPM: Vice President of Membership
VPPR: Vice President of Public Relation
SAA: Sergeant at Arms