Results of Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest 2016/2017

Congratulations to the following SIM 1 members in the Joint Area B3 & B5 Humorous Speech and Speech Evaluation Contest:

Area B3 Humorous Champion: Patricia Lim, ACS, ALS

Area B3 Humorous 1st Runner Up: Roy Lee, CC


Speech Evaluation Champion: Wilson Ong, DTM


Martin Boon, CC for contesting in the Area contest.

This is the first Area contest for both Roy and Martin, great job and excellent performance.


Also, a big thank you to all members who were present at SIM HQ to support our contestants.

Humorous Speech Contest & Evaluation Contest for the club on 14 Aug 2015

President’s Opening Address for Humorous Speech Contest & Evaluation Contest

Title: Your Fascination Advantage


Don’t change who you are, Become MORE of who you are!


That’s right ladies and gentlemen, there is a certain magic in being yourself.


Don’t be something or someone that you are not, become MORE of who you are!


In the July issue of Toastmaster magazine, Sally Hogshead accomplished speaker and author of the book “How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through The Science of Fascination (2014)” highlighted to us this often overlooked aspect of communication especially when it comes to public speaking.


And it is this: We already know how we see the world, but most of us don’t fully understand how we are perceived by others. By learning more about the aspects of our personalities that make us different and most appealing to audiences, we can become ,pre authentic and confident as speakers and leaders.


If we as Toastmasters can understand how the world sees us at our best, we can then hone our content, delivery style and even know how to market ourselves around those unique qualities.


So how do we become MORE of who we are? The goal is to create what Hogshead calls a “fascination advantage” when speaking.


We as Toastmasters have to first understand the distinct way in which our personal advantages engage audiences.


It is the fascination that allows to engage our audiences, ensuring that they are focused only on us and not thinking about their to-do list or checking in on what their friends have just posted on facebook.


We have to “know thyself”.


Do visit the website and enter the assessment code: Toastmasters.


You will discover your fascination advantages that you possess that can help you communicate in a compelling manner!


There are 7 fascination advantages:

  • If your primary advantage is POWER, you communicate with authority and confidence.
  • If your primary advantage is PASSION, you build connections with your warmth and enthusiasm.
  • If your primary advantage is MYSTIQUE, you impress with your analytical skills and thoughtful communication.
  • If your primary advantage is PRESTIGE, you earn respect be setting high standards.
  • If your primary advantage is ALERT, you keep people and projects on track by managing the details.
  • If your primary advantage is INNOVATION, you push a company to innovate with your creative ideas.
  • If your primary advantage is TRUST, you earn loyalty as a consistent and familiar presence.


Focus on your type and play to your strengths.


You can be MORE of WHO you are and develop your CHARISMA


Nick Morgan, CEO of presentation skills coaching firm Public Words Inc in Boston shared that we can develop charisma by focusing on ourselves emotionally so that we can give the best of ourselves to our audiences.


Too often, what happens to speakers is that, instead of applying emotional focus to their speeches, they let themselves distracted by all the things that could go wrong with a speech. And when they walk on stage, their body language betrays them, leaking that scattered sense of presence and low-level feeling of danger.


Whether it’s creating a sense of fascination or charisma, developing a deeper understanding of our personal of our personal strengths and having the courage to show focused emotion can go a long way toward making us all the more impactful communicators and leaders.




Don’t change who you are, Become MORE of who you are


Understand your fascination advantage, work on your advantage and your advantage shall work for you!


Humorous Speech Contest & Evaluation Contest

Best Humorous Speech : Tan Chin Seng

Best Evaluation Speech : Dexter Toh

Results of Area B6 contest!

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Last Saturday, it was SIM1 Toastmasters club’s time to shine again. We sent 3 contestants to compete in Area B6 International Speech and Table Topics contest, and guess what? We bagged 3 trophies that day!

The champions represented our club to compete against the best in Area B6, in total 4 clubs took part and more than 10 contestants shown their best.

SIM1 TMC is proud to announced that all 3 of our members, landed a placing and took home a trophy.

Here are the results:

International Speech

2nd runner up: Xie WeiXian

Table Topics

Champion: Tan Chin Sing

 2nd runner up: Glen Jiang

Chin Sing will be representing Area B6 to compete in Division B contest, let us all support him by being there to cheer him on

Division B contest details

Venue: SIM Management House

Date: 18th April 2015, Saturday

Time: 2 – 5pm

Entry is free of charge, seats are limited so do come early to grab a good spot. All the best to Chin Sing and thanks Glen and WeiXian

See you there!

Related post: The Champions have emerged! (ISTT contest)

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting 6 February 2015

On 6th February, SIM 1 Toastmasters club held the annual International Speech and Table Topics contest. Members took part in both contest and winners emerged that day. Announcements were made earlier (Link here) and two winners for each contest will  represent our club to compete in Area B6 contest held on 21st March 2015, 1:30 pm. Saturday, at One Marina Boulevard, NTUC Building, Level 18 Boardroom.

President’s Opening Address

My message today is about how “All things work together for good”.

Tonight, we have a club contest, and the Champion and 1st runner up will represent our club at the Area level.

We have a number of participants and a very supportive team working together to ensure the contest runs smoothly. Many thanks to the excellent work of the Organising Chair cum Toastmaster of the Evening, ACB Dexter Toh as well as to the various appointment holders who have volunteered to take on multiple tasks. Let’s give all of them a round of applause.

Thank you all for your participation this evening. I am deeply grateful for your support.

When I took part in the Table Topics contest in 2009, I participated just for the experience. I never thought of winning because my focus was on the fun & experience. To my surprise, I was 2nd runner up. However, because the Champion had informed the Organising Chair in advance that in the event he wins he will not want to represent the club, I became quite concerned that I, a novice, became eligible as a consequence of it.

The club member who gave me a ride home that evening, strongly encouraged me to participate in the Area Contest. He advised me that it would be an entirely different yet valuable experience that money cannot buy. I will only understand once I am in it. He said that my mindset, perspective and experience set will change and it will raise me up to a higher level in my Toastmaster’s journey. He was enthusiastic and encouraging. I was convinced and became excited at the golden opportunity before me!

Fortunately for me, a Club member approached me and helped me prepare for the Contest. She gave me a list of topics to speak on, one after another. Every 2 minutes, I changed topic and just spoke, and spoke, and spoke. I felt like I was in a pressure cooker.

At the Area Contest, I did not start out aiming to win. But just before the contest started, my eyes were directed to the trophy table. I focused on the largest and tallest trophy there and told myself – that will be mine ! Indeed, it became mine, I was the Champion !!

Since I won the Area Contest, I had to represent the Area at Division level. Oh no, I said to myself, more stress with yet another step to climb.

On the day of the Division Contest, I was super stressed and extremely nervous. In the holding room, I discovered that all the participants were seasoned contestants, except me. I didn’t know anyone, but I could read the message on their faces: “Who is this miss nobody who thinks she can win?” It did not bother me because I did not think I was a threat to them.

I remembered praying intensely to my God for help. And help me He did ! My opening sentence took the audience by surprise and there were wows and ahs as I continued with my speech. That day I was 1st runner up. I was satisfied.

I was full. I had done my best. I was glad I could go home with another trophy for my piano top. My club was proud of me. No one could have asked for more !!

Dear fellow Toastmasters and guests, can you see how all things worked together for good?
The fact that our club Champion declined to contest at Area level turned out to be a bonus because it propelled me into an altogether enriching experience and rewarded me with 2 trophies.

My dear club members, if you have not signed up for the Table Topics contest tonight, it is still not too late. Come and join in the fun and excitement. The more the merrier! Who knows, you may be the Champion !! Think of how good the trophies will look in your home and please, see the Organising Chair immediately after the break !

International Speech Contest:
Champion: Xie WeiXian
1st runner up: Tan Chin Sing
2nd runner up: Glen Jiang

Table Topics Contest:
Champion: Glen Jiang
1st runner up: Xie WeiXian
2nd runner up: Tan Chin Sing

Well done guys! The 3 of them will take part in the coming Area B6 contest.

Related post: The Champions have emerged! (ISTT contest)

The Champions have emerged! (ISTT contest)

The champions have emerge once again from SIM1 Toastmasters club! The club contest was held last week and saw 13 contestants talking part in both International speech contest and Table Topics contest.

It was an well fought contest and members were treated to different types of styles, from the salesman to the humorous speaker, and from experienced veteran to passionate new members. Each held their own and spoke their best.

Finally, the winners were born. Here are the results.

International Speech Contest:
Champion: Xie WeiXian
1st runner up: Tan Chin Sing
2nd runner up: Glen Jiang

Table Topics Contest:
Champion: Glen Jiang
1st runner up: Xie WeiXian
2nd runner up: Tan Chin Sing

Well done guys! The 3 of them will take part in the coming Area B6 contest.

Details as follows:
Date & Time: 21st March 2015, 1:30 pm. Saturday.
Venue: One Marina Boulevard, NTUC Building, Level 18 Boardroom

Come on down and support our 3 knights in shinning armor. Cya there!

Results of Humorous and Evaluation Contest (District 80)!


Our club member, Wilson Ong represented our club and Division B in the District 80 Mandarin Humorous speech contest held on 1 November 2014 (Saturday).

He emerged as the 1st runner-up and it’s a great result. Wilson, we are proud and happy for your achievement!

Keep up the good work and continue to fly high for coming contests!

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Results of Humorous and Evaluation Contest (Area B1, B2 and B6)!

On 6th Sep 2014, Area B1, B2 and B6 Humorous and Evaluation Contest was held at WDA lifelong learning centre and contestants from SIM 1 TMC turned up in full force! There were also many fellow club members there to show their support.

Out of the 8 possible awards from Area B6, SIM 1 TMC won 5 of them!

The winners and awards are:
English Humorous Speech: Xie WeiXian, Champion
English Evaluation: Wilson Ong, Champion
English Evaluation: Vera Chia, 1st Runner up
Mandarin Humorous Speech: Wilson Ong, Champion
Mandarin Evaluation: Wilson Ong, Champion

Congratulations to all winners and participants, You have done a great job and did SIM 1 TMC proud. Keep up the good work. You guys really made SIM 1 Toastmasters Club proud. Carry on winning in the Division B contest and keep the club’s flag flying high.

Division B Humorous and Evaluation Contest details as follows:
Venue: NTU Alumni Clubhouse, 11 Slim Barracks Rise (Off North Buona Vista Road), Singapore 138664 
Date: 11 October 2014
Time: 1 – 6pm

So mark your calendar and come support our contestants, make the place a home ground for them!



Humorous Speech and Speech Evaluation Contest 2014

On 15th August 2014, SIM I Toastmasters Club had the Humorous Speech and Speech Evaluation (HSSE) contest. Members and guests were treated to entertaining and humorous speeches from the contestants. After that, it was the time for the contestants in the Evaluation Contest to shine with their feedback on the Test Speaker.

President Opening Address – Be Thankful Always !

Fabulous Friday, Division B Governor, Fellow Toastmasters and Honourable Guests. I am very happy you are here tonight to participate and witness the Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest. It is a pleasure to serve all of you.I want to share with you an event I came across last week, about Being Thankful Always.

One day, a family sat down for dinner. The father askeed his 5year old son to give thanks for the food. The little boy looked round the table, saw the eyes of all family members closed, and scanned the food displayed. Then he said.Lord, I don’t like the food on the table, but I thank you for it, and I will eat it anyway.This boy is very honest, and even though he didn’t like the food, he gave thanks.

For me, whether I like it or not, I had to takeover the organising of this contest from a member who did part of the job due to other commitments. I had to lead by example.But I am thankful and grateful this member managed to recruit some contestants and most of the appointment holders. I am also thankful that the contestants in particular, agreed to step out of their comfort zone, to overcome fear, humility and time to participate in these contests. They made a conscious adjustment to grow, as part of their Toastmasters’ journey.Tonight we will find out whether they are successful as the top 3 winners. We often define success by fame, popularity or fortune. But success is to be measured by the yardstick of obedience, faithfulness and loyalty.I am thankful these contestants have come forward to speak, serve and support. I wantto acknowledge them publicly for their courage and obedience tonight. Whether or not they are the top 3 winners do not matter. They are already successful in walking their talk.

We applaud them for their loyalty. Very soon, you will know who they are.Not forgetting, all the people working behind the scene tonight, a big thank you indeed.
Lastly, I am thankful I live in a country where there is no beheading, as currently experienced by the Iraqis due to the invasion by ISIS.Fellow Toastmasters and guests, what is one thing you can be thankful for tonight ?Let us make it a habit to give thanks in all circumstance every day from now onward.

Be thankful always !

Winners were as follows
Humorous Speech
Champion: Xie WeiXian
1st Runner up: N.Gunasekaran , CC, CL









Speech Evaluation
Champion: Wilson Ong, ACS, ALB
1st Runner up: Vera Chia CC, CL
2nd Runner up: Ong Chuan Aik, DTM








The Champion and the 1st Runner up, will represent SIM I Toastmasters Club for Area B1, B2 and B6 HSSE Contest, on 6th September 2014.

Congratulations to all winners and contestants and let us be there to support our contestants on 6th September 2014!

Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, 11 Eunos Road 8, #02-01, Singapore 408601 (Near Paya Lebar MRT station)
Date: 6th September 2014, Saturday
Time: 1 – 6pm


See you there on 6 September !

Results for 2013 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest Area B3

Congratulations to

Xie Wei Xian and Ong Chuan Aik for emerging as Champions in the Joint Area B1, B2 and B3 Humorous speech and Evaluation Contest respectively held on Leng Kee Community Centre on 28 September 2013 !!!

SIM 1 Toastmasters club is proud of you !!!.


Our winners will proceed to take part in Division B contest on 26 October 2013 (Venue will be announced at a later date)