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Sunday, December 23, 2012


TME AT CIMA, 19-Dec 2012.
Very good evening Fellow TM, Guests, L&G.
How are you feeling today? Awesome !
It is my pleasure to be your TME today, and my name is James Oh from AFC TM club.
On behalf CIMA TM club, I  would like extend a warm welcome to all the new members, old members and thank all the guests taking your precious time to attend this evening meeting.
My role is to cheer all of you up tonight and add zest to (stimulate) this evening’s meeting, I'm going to give you a simple task. When I say something and if you don't feel you agree with me, then you say I totally agree.
If I say something you don’t like then you say, yes I like it.... Can you guys do that?? I am just joking.. when I say how do you feel now " I feel good ohh yes..."

Let me give all of you a brief introduction of what is toastmasters international.
Toastmaster was formed in 1924 by a well respected missionary gentleman called DR.RALPH C. SMEDLEY, the founder of TI. From a humble beginning , he started the first Toastmaster meeting at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California United States.
Toastmasters International has grown to become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. The non-profit organization now has nearly 280,000 members in over 13,500 clubs in 116 countries, offering a proven, pleasant – and enjoyable! – way to practise communication and leadership skills.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Toastmasters is the best place to learn, to build your confidence. So don't worry if you never speak on stage before. Laugh at yourself first before anyone can.  This is the platform to start your journey to become a good speaker.
How do you feel now?.
I believe tonight is going to be a great night and you will enjoy  all the various exciting and enriching sessions specially designed for you.
1st ,  the normal stimulating TT session in which we can learn how to listen, think and speak in an impromptu manner, will be replaced with the “12 Days of Christmas “ in view of forthcoming Christmas Day.

Then we have the prepared speech session where the speakers will deliver their speeches prepared in advance.
After that, we will be enlightened by a group of accomplished TMs who will evaluate all speakers, role players and the entire meeting, and give their invaluable constructive feedback for improvement.

Also, our meeting will not be able to proceed effectively/efficiently without the following other role players whom I will be most delighted to introduce now.

First in my list is the Grammarian. Please welcome Advance Competent Bronze CL Steven Yong to explain his role as a Grammarian and to introduce the Word Of Day.
AH Counter
Next, we have Ah-Counter. Please welcome TM Lim Chong Soon to explain his role as an Ah-Counter.
Thank you
Time Keeper
Next important role player is the Time Keeper. Please welcome CC, CL Jerusha (did I pronounce your name correctly?)  to explain his role as the Time Keeper.

Last but not least to the most important role player of tonight non other than our GE Alexandra Lau CC.
May I pass the control to Andy Ching, Advance C Bronze, CL? Let us put our hands to welcome Andy Ching, ACB. CL

Prepared Speeches
Now, we’ll move on to the 2nd peak of the meeting, which is our prepared/project speech session.
Speaker No. 1Tm Ryder title “When Stroke Happens”

To kick-start this session, we have the 1st speaker Tm Ryder, he will be delivering a speech based on Project 5 from the Competent Communicator Manual Your Body Speaks

Since we have 2 speakers for project 5, I will now invite his evaluator, Desmond to read out the project objectives and timing devices to both the first and third speakers.

Evaluator Desmond Foo CC

TQ  ( 2 change accordingly) that’s indeed informative, educational and useful information that will help us prevent stroke. Prevention is better than cure.  

a brain-blowing, mind-boggling, thought-provoking, heart-searching and heart-warming life story.
Speaker No. 2: TM Vicky cc title : Dolphins

He will be delivering a speech based on Project 8 from the Competent Communicator Manual Get comfortable With Visual Aids
Evaluator Cheah Ai Ling ACB ALB

Speaker no. 3 Jerusha CC CL cc title True Greatness
Evaluator Richard Yeow ACB ALB
Speaker no. 4  Leong Soo Qi CC cc title The First Encounter
Evaluator Andy Ching, ACB , CL

Speaker no. 5 Cheah Ai Ling ACB ALB cc title THE Moment of Truth

Break time

TQ, we will now go for a short happy break. Please Make sure that you come back here punctually at 8.55pm ……. Otherwise our SAA Leong Soo Qi may blow you up into pieces. Just joking. See you in then !
After break evaluation session

Welcome back and now I can see many faces, recharged and rejuvenated after all the necessary “releases” and the vital oxygen supply for people like Daniel Let’s resume the meeting. (Energizing, vitalizing, revivifying, rejuvenating, refreshing, invigorating).

We are now on the last Session which is the climax of our meeting that is Evaluation or Feedback session. We human beings have this flaw - we see what we want to see and we don’t see what we are not aware of. In scientific terms, we sometimes are too close to the forest to see the trees. So we need external candid, constructive and objective evaluation from others to tell us what’s our flaws, mistakes, shortcomings or weakness etc and how to overcome them. This is exactly what our panel of accomplished and supportive Evaluators will do for us and give their invaluable constructive feedback for us to improve.

And to spearhead the evaluation tonight, I would like to call upon our General Evaluator, (CC?) Alexandra Lau to take over. 

L&G, let us welcome her.
Final session

Thanks GE and all the evaluators for the rewarding, incisive/insightful/ perceptive and enlightening evaluation..
L&G, aren’t you energized, enlightened, entertained and enriched? I find it so inspiring until I am now perspiring.  Did all of us have a great time?

Yes, the grand moment of glory has arrived – who are the best Project Speaker and Evaluator ? The answer is in my hand. Can we have Acting President Desmond Foo to come to the stage to present the awards to the winners:

L&G, the best TT Speaker is ___________________
The best Project Speaker is ___________________
The best Speech Evaluator is _________________

I have come to the end of my role.  It has been an enriching and rewarding meeting for me and the passionate participation, contribution & cooperation from all of you, the members, guests, role players have not only made my job much easier but also made the meeting more colorful, meaningful and successful. My heartfelt thanks to all of you.

My special thanks also go to a few persons - my comrade, fellow member of FTMC Zaiton who is also our VPE; my mentor and sifu Daniel Teh who has already left.

Thank you once again. Now, I would like to hand over control to Acting President to do the closing for the meeting. 

I still have another 6 pages to speak on. But I know that we are running a bit late now – so I promise to stop if you start to applaud.  TQ and good night.

End is not the end
E  effort
N never
D dies

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