Taman Sri Nibong RA Log

Taman Sri Nibong Toastmasters Club

PLEASE NOTE THAT TSN TOASTMASTERS HAS CLOSED. THANK YOU.

Toastmasters Club

Taman Sri Nibong Toastmasters Club

formerly known as (Penang Junior Chamber Toastmasters)

is an affiliation to Toastmasters International founded in April 2006.

PJC has established a Gavel TM Club for children as part of its training program.

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Background
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches
communication and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.
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Home page : http://www.toastmasters.org/

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The organization currently has more than 260,000 members in over 12,500 clubs in 113 countries. Since its founding in October 1924 by Ralph C. Smedley in Santa Ana, California, the organization has helped more than 4 million men and women lead and communicate with poise and confidence. Today, organizations around the world recognize the value of incorporating Toastmasters training to help employees improve their communication and leadership skills.
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Center City Toastmasters Club
Affiliated with Toastmasters International, the world’s leading organization devoted
to the improvement of individual communication and leadership skills.
One of 12,500 Toastmasters Clubs in Malaysia
Founded in Penang in Apr 2006.
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Meets 2nd & 4th  Friday from 7:30 – 9.30pm

at Taman Sri Nibong Residents’ Association.

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Club officers:

President 2011/2012 : Edwin Ho (016-4422560)

Hon Secretary : Mr TC Heah (012-4111378)

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Visitors are welcome.

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Members have an opportunity to:
(1) Learn and practice techniques of effective public speaking.
(2) Prepare and deliver formal speeches on subjects of their own choosing.
(3) Give impromptu talks on assigned topics.
(4) Gain speaking experience that relates to specific career needs.
(5) Sharpen listening and evaluation skills.
(6) Learn proper parliamentary procedure.
(7) Preside as a meeting chairman.
(8) Experience opportunities in leadership management.
(9) Build personal confidence that will help when speaking to one person or one thousand.
(10)Enter Toastmasters International’s annual speech contest for a chance to be crowned the World Champion
of Public Speaking.
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Extract from TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL
Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here are 10 proven tips from Toastmasters International on how to control your butterflies and give better presentations:
1. Know your material. Pick a topic you are interested in. Know more about it than you include in your speech. Use humor, personal stories and conversational language – that way you won’t easily forget what to say.
2. Practise. Practise. Practise! Rehearse aloud with all equipment you plan on using. Revise as necessary. Work to control filler words; Practise, pause and breathe. Practise with a timer and allow time for the unexpected.
3. Know that audience. Greet some of the audience members as they arrive. It’s easier to speak to a group of friends than to strangers.
4. Know the room. Arrive early, walk around the speaking area and practise using the microphone and any
visual aids.
5. Relax. Begin by addressing the audience. It buys you time and calms your nerves. Pause, smile and count
to three before saying anything. (“One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand. Pause. Begin.) Transform nervous energy into enthusiasm.
6. Visualize yourself giving your speech. Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear and confident. Visualize the audience clapping – it will boost your confidence.
7. Realize that people want you to succeed. Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative and entertaining. They’re rooting for you.
8. Don’t apologize for any nervousness or problem – the audience probably never noticed it.
9. Concentrate on the message – not the medium. Focus your attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your message and your audience.
10. Gain experience. Mainly, your speech should represent you – as an authority and as a person. Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking. A Toastmasters club can provide the experience you need in a safe and friendly environment.
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While it’s true that motivating people involves more than just changing the way you speak, here are some guidelines you can follow to help build team motivation with only your words and your voice:
1. Be enthusiastic. Enthusiasm is contagious! Before you present your ideas, think about the aspects of the subject that you find the most interesting, and don’t be afraid to let that interest come through in your voice.
2. Use quotes, stories and anecdotes. Along with their obvious entertainment value, quotes and stories can lend authority to your topic and provide concrete examples that people can relate to.
3. Speak with confidence. Deliver your message loud and clear. Maintain eye contact with your listeners. Don’t mumble or slouch.
4. Say you and we, not I and me. Instead of telling people what you want them to do, present ways for them to work together to achieve their goals. Involve listeners in the success of the group.
5. Keep it simple. People aren’t motivated by what you say; they’re motivated by what they understand. The best way to ensure audience understanding is to break down complex ideas into simple components.

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TMI Digital Magazines :  http://www.toastmasters.org/ToastmastersMagazine/currentissue.aspx

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Visit a local Toastmasters meeting.

Join PJC TMC at TSNRA 

and have fun learning public speaking.

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