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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Tampines Changkat Toastmasters Club 486th Chapter Meeting on 30 Oct 14

Dear Members,

Aren't you excited about tomorrow's Halloween Spooktacular meeting? 

Thanks to our president, Kin Foong, who just managed to cling an awesome deal for make up services so all of us could join in the fun and have a spookily memorable chapter meeting.  

Do dress up and be here earlier to do the make up. 

There will be a prizes for best dressed male and female. 
In the meeting,
We have a line up of four prepared speeches.Two of our speakers, John and Shun Wei, will be attempting their project 10 and aim to inspire the living and the 'dead'. Failure to do so will have spooky consequences. Do come and show your love and support. 

Why you should be there?
1) Mystery Game Segment 
2) Spookily fun table topics
3) Prizes to be won (Perhaps a kiss from our president Dracula Kin)

What you need to do? 
1) Reserve 30th Oct night for our chapter meeting
2) Come dress in a scary outfit 
    Prizes to be won for best dressed male and female!
3) Let your hair down (literally) 

Scare or be scare. 

Yours spookily,
Gladys Tye 
Vice-President of Education

Monday, 20 October 2014

2014 Tampines Changkat Toastmasters Club Speechcraft Workshops

Afraid of public speaking?

Do you sometimes feel frustrated because you are afraid to voice your ideas?
Do you find it difficult to give a good presentation?
Have you ever thought of improving your presentation and communications skills?


SpeechCraft is a series of seminar-styled interactive workshops aimed at helping you learn the fundamentals of public speaking. Experienced public speakers will equip you with the necessary skills to become a better communicator and a more confident speaker.

Learn to
- Give better presentations
- Present ideas effectively
- Handle impromptu speaking
- Offer constructive feedback

DATE: 7, 14, 21 & 28 November 2014
TIME: 7 P.M. - 10 P.M.
VENUE: Tampines Central Community Club
Blk 866A, Tampines Street 83
Level 3, Room 3D, S521866
Your Investment
$78 - Existing Toastmasters
$188 - Non Toastmasters
(with 6 months’ membership & members’ kit)
$99 - Non Toastmasters (no membership)

Limited Seats available!

Our Trainers

An award-winning speaker, trainer and coach on the subjects of Leadership, Confidence, and Communication, Kin Foong has delivered educational workshops on public speaking for the public and numerous junior colleges. Well-known for his effective coaching and simple yet powerful speeches, he is the founder and lead trainer of Radiant Owl Consultancy and Services Pte Ltd.

His passion lies in transforming individuals and helping them get more out of life than they previously thought possible. He is currently serving as the President of Tampines Changkat Toastmasters Club.

“To inspire others to inspire” — that is his personal mission.


An experienced speaker certified in Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP) and was awarded the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, she is currently serving as the Vice president of Education in Tampines Changkat Toastmasters Club. In fact, she was awarded the Toastmasters of the Year award in 2014. Beyond toastmasters, she gives presentations regularly in the learning & development department in a leading global architecture firm.

“To help people conquer fear of speaking” — that is her personal mission.


Ted has won multiple awards in humorous speech, evaluation speech as well as international speech contests over the last 4 years. As a trainer, he conducts workshops in schools including Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National Junior College (NJC) and Innova Junior College (IJC).

Having experienced the benefits of Toastmasters’ education over his online businesses, he believes that excellent communication skills can bring about an unfair advantage in one’s career.

His daily mantra? Just keep improving!


Highly passionate about public speaking, Christina has conducted leadership and public speaking workshops at junior colleges such as Hwa Chong Junior College (HCJC), National Junior College (NJC), Pioneer Junior College (PJC). She has also won numerous awards in corporate Toastmasters Clubs such as Paypal Toastmasters Club and Barclays Toastmasters Club. Currently serving as the Vice-President of Public Relations of Tampines Changkat Toastmasters Club, she hopes to encourage more people to come onboard this toastmasters journey, for better listening, thinking and speaking.

She says, “The sky is the limit!”

For registration and enquires, please contact: 
Zhuo Shuzhen — Mobile: 9027 4183, Email: zhuo_shuzhen@aia.com.sg
Carl Wong — Mobile: 9775 9719, Email: hunglee2@yahoo.com

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

What do we fear most?

It's our exciting fortnight meeting this THURSDAY again!

We embrace the Toastmasters journey hoping to grow, to become someone bigger than we thought we could be.

What is holding us back?


Here is some really thought-provoking Food for thought in the email correspondence from our President Ng Kin Foong and Vice-President of Education Gladys Tye to our club members:


‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.Our playing small does not serve the world. We are all meant to shine’ - Marianne Williamson

Those were tidbits of what our newly crowned Competent Communicator, Joe Wan, mentioned in his speech during the previous chapter meeting,

Let’s take a moment to ponder- What is your deepest fear?

I used to be so fearful of public speaking. In fact, I  would rather jump off a cliff than to give a presentation. Because of this fear, I ran away from presentations like how a criminal would run from the cops. Three years ago,  I was  forced nominated to attend a public speaking course by my boss. Those eight weeks felt like eight months. I couldn’t sleep well especially before class.  Now looking back, I am grateful for this ordeal. Because without this, I wouldn’t have become who I am today.

In every chapter meeting, you witness strong-willed individuals who conquer their fears in public speaking  and hone their communication and leadership skills.
Now, take a moment to think about what are you fearful of.

How has this fear affected your relationship, career, finances, health and personal development?

How about making a commitment to move out of your comfort zone? To participate in that table topics segment. To book your next speaking slot. To serve others by leading.

After all, we will never learn and grow if we keep doing the same things over and over again.

Sometimes the thing we fear most, is what we need to do most.

In which our President replied:
Yes that quote by Marianne Williamson chews up my insides and moves me to ask myself: what do I really fear most? why am I afraid of my own power?
I remember avoiding the stage after one incident in primary school where in a debate I ended up shooting my team and myself in the foot. After the embarrassment I was sure I would not speak in public again. After attending a course called "Train the Trainer", I knew I had to get to the stage because I enjoy training and making a difference to others. 
I joined Toastmasters to practice crafting material quickly because by then I was no longer afraid of the stage. I completed my CC in 6 months by speaking at other clubs too. 
But then I got to confront other fears instead: fears of being not good enough, fear of taking responsibility, fear of being powerful beyond measure. 
Today as Club President, I believe that I have contributed something to the club and grown in handling my fears. I believe I have grown as a leader, and definitely as a better communicator and a better thinker. All this because I took a leap of faith and did it anyway. 
So fellow club members, lets double up in the journey toward our greatness. Take that step forward and book a speech, or volunteer for table topics, or hold an appointment role like evaluator or TME. You'll never regret taking an action within Toastmasters because it's a safe space to learn and grow. 
Last but not least, Congratulations to Roy, Annie, and Jaric for being first timers in your roles in the upcoming chapter meeting, and congratulations to Matthew for attempting P10. I look forward to being inspired!

Step out of your comfort zone, step out of your fear.

It is only when you emerge from your tunnel, that light will beckon you.