Area B3/B4 Humourous Speech and Speech Evaluation Contest 

Come and support our member CC Wei xian in the contest. 


Details are s follows:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Toastmasters Club


7 October 2017 

12.30 pm – 5.30 pm

33 Marsiling Industrial Estate Road 3 #07-06 Singapore 739256


Park your vehicle at the multistorey car park. 

Enter via Blk 33 Lobby B

Changing of pass is required. 

Results of SIM 1 Humorous Speech and Evaluation contest

Here are the results to our club’s Humorous Speech and Evaluation contest!

Held on 22nd Sep 2017, we saw a huge turn up for the event. A total of 10 contestants took part in both contests, energy level of the crowd were high and everyone enjoyed themselves!
Congrats to the winners:

Humorous Speech Contest

Champion: Xie WeiXian

1st runner up: Imelda 

2nd runner up: Liew Kian Hoe
Speech Evaluation Contest

Champion: Xie WeiXian

1st runner up: Liu Fook Thim

2nd runner up: Ong Chuan Aik
Once again congrats to all winners, let’s support Xie WeiXian at the coming Area B3 contest! 

Stay tune to the details of Area B3 contest happening on 7th Oct.

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting May 27th 2016

 

President’s Opening Address

GREAT!

            Fulfilling and Satisfying – these are the 2 words that I will use to describe my personal journey as President for this term. As the term is coming to an end, I want to pay pay tribute to this GREAT club which I have the honour of leading and GREATNESS can only be sustained with the injection of new members.

            Let me share with you my message using the letters in the word.

Grateful – I am grateful for the contributions of the both the past and present ex-cos. I thank them for the dedication and commitment to step forward in leading the club, whilst juggling their careers and personal lives at the same time. Please give them a big round of applause. Let us also fully support the soon to be voted in ex-co who will lead the club to achieve greater heights.

Reality – As we express our gratitude, I would like to once again bring to your attention to the reality of an organisation that has reached a level of maturity. In order to grow, we need an injection of new people, not just anyone, but a group of enthusiastic and energetic new members which can benefit the club. I have shared this before in my previous president’s opening.

  • New members form the new talent pool of competent communicators.
  • New members are our future representatives in contests.
  • New members can be members of ex-cos in the future.
  • New members inject new levels of enthusiasm and energy to our chapter meetings.
  • New members go out there and infect their friends and family with excitement to join our club.

Expand – It is with this background in mind that I urge everyone to expand our club by finding, building and keeping the right people.

Attract – We have make every chapter meeting, every touch point a positive one such that people are impressed and are attracted to join us instead of us trying too hard to sell them. Help them buy the benefits of joining us, not sell them.

Team – I know it’s a cliché “TEAM” stands for Together, everyone achieves more. I would like to remind ourselves that running the club is a shared responsibility and should not rest solely on the shoulders of exco. Imagine this – there is so much potential for growth if every member just brings 1 guest to each chapter meeting. The sky is the limit!

            As we vote in the new ex-co let us support them and charge ahead as ONE SIM 1 Toastmasters Club where there is no line separating ex-co and members. We are GREAT and we know we can be GREATER when our hearts, our minds and our spirits are ONE!

Back to you toastmasters of the day.

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting March 11th 2016

 

President’s Opening Address

The Magic Spells of Toastmasters

 

Abracadabra! You have been transformed from having stage fright to stage pride!

Go back down memory lane…and recall your Ice Breaker…did you have butterflies in your stomach? Were you afraid that you will forget your lines….did your legs feel wobbly?

And how about the first time when you participated in table topics? Were your ideas running around randomly and recklessly like a pit bull? Did your table topic have a clear opening, a well-developed body and conclusion?

For sure we were not as competent as we are RIGHT NOW! So how did this happen?

The answer lies in our decision to join toastmasters. This decision has cast 3 magic spells on us!

We have first, the magic of constructive evaluation called the SANDWICH feedback, where our evaluators acknowledged the areas we have done well, bring our attention to areas for improvement and affirm our efforts with a word of encouragement.

We have magic spell number 2 which is experiencing the systematic and structured development roadmap from the project manuals. We get to hone our skills in the different areas, from learning how to “speak with our bodies” to “persuading our audience with power”. We develop ourselves holistically!

And finally we have magic spell number 3, where we see, we hear other speakers in action. We understand and learn what makes a speaker tick and what makes a speech memorable.

These are the 3 magic spells that have transformed us from having stage fright to stage pride!

Let us always reaffirm the magic of toastmasters!

Let us always remind ourselves of this safe and supportive learning environment!

Let us always rejoice in this magic and invite others to come experience this magic!

 

Back to you Toastmaster of the Evening.

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting 26th Feb 2016

 

President’s Opening Address

Title : “Focus on OUR Efforts, Control the CONTROLLABLES!

 

            It was a Sunday night in September 1992, the shocking realization had dawned upon me that time WAS not my ally. It was the eve of my “A Level” History preliminary exam paper, the paper that many nicknamed the “trial” paper before the actual. For many scoring well in the preliminary exam was an indication of how well one will do eventually…..

            I had by then realized too late that for the past 20 over months…I was heavily involved in ECAs…serving in the Student’s Council executive committee and college band….

            I remembered vividly when I flipped over the question booklet, my mind was a complete blank…as barren as a dessert…devoid of any knowledge to produce even a decent answer. In a desperate attempt, I wrote a few lines to each of the essay questions and left the examination hall in less than 30 minutes. The result was most memorable – a pathetic 13 out of 100 when my teacher give us back our scripts and to add insult to injury, she fired sarcastic remarks at me in front of my classmates hinting that I was a full time student counsellor rather than a full time history student.

            At that moment, feelings of guilt consumed me, I remembered my parents had told me they have set aside a sum of money to put me through university education in Australia should I fail to be admitted to the local university. And that was the turning point…..

            For the entire month of October riding up to “A” Levels in November, I burnt the midnight oil, devouring from cover to cover the ten year series, and memorizing every salient point that I could get my hands on…all with a guiding thought that drove me…failure WAS not an option…and there was NO WAY I was going to spend my parents’ hard earned money due to my lack of responsibility. Judgment day arrived, I flipped over the question booklet and wrote and wrote…I wrote like there was no tomorrow until the invigilator announced clinically “all right time’s up please stop writing!”

            I walked out of the exam hall, and prayed for a miracle. And I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I scored an A when the result was released. And to make my surprise even sweeter…I was awarded the Academic Distinction for A Level History in the graduating class of 1992 because my college had written to Cambridge University and amongst all who scored an A in the exam, my score was the highest.

            So ladies and gentlemen, you must be wondering, why is Dexter sharing his personal story as an opening? The answer is this…I drew a connection between the tight timeline for my preparation towards A level exam to the end of the current term. We have until 30th June to add 4 new members and 3 more competent communicators to our track record.

            Sometimes focusing on the outcome can be overwhelming, let us focus instead on our efforts and control the controllables. What are the controllables? That is for every member to keep inviting guests to every chapter meeting and for Roy, Bernard and Liu to keep up their momentum and complete their remaining projects.

            Keep inviting and keep doing projects – these are our processes which we must manage effectively and the result will take care of itself.

            Let us keep our eyes on the target, focus on our efforts and manage our process. We shall march forward and claim our prize – the President’s Distinguished Club.

            Back to you toastmasters of the day.

 

 

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting 12 Feb 2016 – Chinese New Year

President’s Opening Address

Title : May All Your Wishes Be Fulfilled !

 

Good evening fellow toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen!

Let me take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you Happy New Year and May All Your Wishes Be Fulfilled!

And I would like to invite all of us present this evening to join me in wishing our club – SIM 1 Toastmasters Club continued success in this new year.  Please give me your undivided attention as I articulate my 5 wishes.

My first wish is grow our membership – may we bring in 8 new addition to our family of committed and caring members.

My second wish to grow our numbers of Competent Communicators by 3 more before 31st May 2016. Please join me to acknowledge the following members – Roy Lee, Bernard Leong, FT Liu (gentlemen) please stand up to receive our well wishes as you ride the wave to complete your 10 projects. Please join me in congratulating them in achieving their Competent Communicator title in advance!

My third wish is for our club to achieve the President’s Distinguished Club Status and I know with everyone’s dedication and commitment we will get there!

My fourth wish is our club to strengthen our culture of always being supportive and a safe learning environment where everyone is encouraged to step forward to speak and finally

My fifth wish is for us to continue to go out there and spread the joy of belonging to this wonderful club, may our visitors flock to our meetings in abundance!

With that let’s enjoy our Chinese New Year Chapter Meeting and as always I know we shall all be learning and having fun at the same time.

Back to you Toastmasters of the Evening!

 

 

 

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting 22 Jan 2016

 President’s Opening Address

Title : From Stage Fright to Stage PRIDE

 

Good evening fellow toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen!

You can progress from stage fright to stage PRIDE! How many of you can remember your first speech project 1 “The Ice Breaker” or the first time you stood in front of the audience to talk about a table topic? Did your mind go blank and did you have butterflies in your stomach? I’m sure these are some of the common sensations that you’ve experienced in the beginning of your toastmasters journey.

Over time, as we progressed from project to project, we grew in confidence and we became better with the constructive feedback given by our fellow toastmasters. In no time we progressed from having stage fright to facing our audience with PRIDE!

PRIDE provides us the necessary fuel to achieve breakthrough in our speaking standards and there’s no better way than to step forward and participate in contest at our club level for a start. Participating in club contest provides the 5 benefits that will spur our personal growth and now I will share them with you.

1) Break out of our comfort zone – we need to compete! Participating in contest fuels us with the mindset to win, and to win keeps us on our toes as we pay attention to every aspect of our speeches and bring us from being a good to a great speaker.

2) Motivation – when we made that critical decision to compete, we then practise, practise and practise until we perfect our speeches.

3) Learn from other contestants – there is a Chinese saying  which translates to “for every mountain there is an even higher mountain.” Step forward and compete, because being a contestant exposes us to learn from the strengths of other contestants. Contestants sharpen one another’s saw and learning from observing others has always been one of the most effective ways to learn!

4) Get into the spirit of winning – when we get into the spirit of winning, we have an uncompromising attitude towards our preparation and our contest performance.

5) PRIDE – when we compete we have an indescribable sense of pride for we took the courage to step forward and compete. When we win the contest, we can be even more proud of our performance for it is our dedication and commitment to performance excellence that has supported us to win the title!

Our contestants this evening have taken the courageous step to compete and I would like all of us to give them a thunderous round of applause as they progress from stage fright to stage PRIDE.

Back to you contest chair.

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting 8th Jan 2016

President’s Opening Address

Title: Better Our Best !

 

 

Good evening fellow toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen!

A brand new year presents a golden opportunity to start and to begin more intelligently from our previous years! We are on a quest to better our best. Yes, we are a good club but we must not rest on our laurels because we want to go from good to great. Performance Psychologists have often reminded us that if we were to operate in a “maintenance” mode instead of constantly aiming to scale greater heights and break new records, then it is a matter of time before our performance slide backwards.

With that in mind, I would like to use the letters S.I.M. to give us a simple formula to jumpstart this quest to better our best.

S – stands for SIMPLY START! Very often we give ourselves excuses, justifications and explanations about not starting our engines. There is no perfect time, there isn’t a time when conditions are perfect, we just need to get out there and just do it! I am sure you would have your education goals that you are aiming for, come, approach VPE Roy Lee to book your slots in advance and make it happen. Make a promise to yourselves and commit to keep that promise because a commitment made is a debt unpaid.

I – be your own INSPIRATION. Once you get started and build on your momentum, you become your own inspiration and you inspire others at the same time because in no time, you would have attained the next higher education title that you told yourself to acquire!

M – stands for Milestones. The beauty and joy of belonging to a safe and supportive environment like SIM 1 Toastmasters club is that each time when you complete a project, your fellow members congratulate and celebrate your small successes which are important milestones for you to keep on keeping on.

And if you have benefitted from the training provided by this club then I urge you to pay it forward by encouraging your family and friends to join us. The satisfaction from seeing their communication skills improve dramatically is one which money cannot buy!

Together, we can BETTER OUR BEST and I encourage you to start your project “engines” and invite your family and friends to travel with you on this exciting toastmasters journey.

 

Over to you Toastmasters of the Evening!

 

Best Table Topics: Trincia Tan 

Best Prepared Speech: Liu Fook Thim

Best Evaluator: Paul Lee

 

 

 

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting 18th Dec 2015

President’s Opening Address

Title : The Gift from SIM 1 Toastmasters Club

 

Good evening fellow toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen

I would like to wish all of you Merry Christmas!

Tonight is the final chapter meeting for 2015 and for me, it is a yearly affair to reminisce about the events that have happened throughout the year as the year comes to a close.

I would recall the events, reflect on them and remind myself of the blessings that I have in my life and to always have an attitude of gratitude.

One of the blessings that I am thankful for is the safe and supportive learning environment that SIM 1 Toastmasters Club has given me every year, including 2015. Since the day I joined our club, my communication skills have improved significantly and I know I will continue to grow together with our club. This is the gift that our club has given me, and this gift to me is priceless. This year, I have taken on the role of President and it is only after assuming this role that I appreciate all the hard work and contributions by the previous ex-co more. I also like to thank the current ex-co for doing a great job so far.

As we immerse ourselves in the festive mood, we see gift exchanges taking place around us. All these gifts have one thing in common and it is this – the gifts are physical or tangible in nature. For example, the almond roca that you give your family and friends will be long forgotten after they have consumed it but if you want to give them a gift which they will remember for the rest of their lives, then introduce them to SIM 1 Toastmasters Club.

The gift of personal development from SIM 1 Toastmasters Club can and will help our family members, friends or colleagues to hone their communication skills.

The immense satisfaction simply cannot be described with words when we see someone whom we refer to our club bring their communication skills from this level to this level.

So fellow toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen, let us during this festive season go out there to spread the gift of personal development to the people that you care about. All you have to do is to either give them a copy of the brochure designed by Wei Xian or simply to invite them to attend our chapter meetings.

I urge you and I encourage you to go out there and spread the gift of personal development from SIM 1 Toastmasters Club.

Best Table Topics: Dexter Toh

Best Prepared Speech: Xie Wei Xian

Best Evaluator: Liu Fook Thim

 

Opening Address for Chapter Meeting 11th Dec 2015

President’s Opening Address

Title : The Gift from SIM 1 Toastmasters Club

 

Good evening fellow toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen

I would like to wish all of you Merry Christmas in advance!

We are now at the festive season and before we know it 2015 would have come to an end. During this time every year I will reminisce about the events that have happened throughout the year.

I would recall the events, reflect on them and remind myself of the blessings that I have in my life and to always have an attitude of gratitude.

One of the blessings that I am thankful for is the safe and supportive learning environment that SIM 1 Toastmasters Club has given me every year, including 2015. Since the day I joined our club, my communication skills have improved significantly and I know I will continue to grow together with our club. This is the gift that our club has given me, and this gift to me is priceless. This year, I have taken on the role of President and it is only after assuming this role that I appreciate all the hard work and contributions by the previous ex-co more. I also like to thank the current ex-co for doing a great job so far.

As we immerse ourselves in the festive mood, we see gift exchanges taking place around us. All these gifts have one thing in common and it is this – the gifts are physical or tangible in nature. For example, the almond roca or ferraro roche that you give your family and friends will be long forgotten after they have consumed it but if you want to give them a gift which they will remember for the rest of their lives, then introduce them to SIM 1 Toastmasters Club.

The gift of personal development from SIM 1 Toastmasters Club can and will help our family members, friends or colleagues to hone their communication skills.

The immense satisfaction simply cannot be described with words when we see someone whom we refer to our club bring their communication skills from this level to this level.

So fellow toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen, let us during this festive season go out there to spread the gift of personal development to the people that you care about. All you have to do is to either give them a copy of the brochure designed by Wei Xian or simply to invite them to attend our chapter meetings.

I urge you and I encourage you to go out there and spread the gift of personal development from SIM 1 Toastmasters Club.

 

Best Prepared Speech: N/A

Best Evaluator: N/A

Best Table Topics: N/A