President Welcoming Speech for the term 2018/2019

31369766_2169015349791714_411978885144510464_oI am truly honoured to be elected as the President of Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club 2018/2019, and with the support of my exco line up and fellow club members, I will do my best to maintain the legacy of such a highly respected club. Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club has always been a shining example in District 51, in both Communication and Leadership.

 

The foundation built by past and current members, is what makes Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club arguably one of the best and will continue to be one of the best with the future members and leaders at the helm.

 

With this, allow me to share with all of you the club’s theme for this term.

 

The theme for the term 2018/19, I have chosen to be “Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”

Specific to Toastmasters, the Pathways education system is a new revolution in Toastmasters that has been rolled out in full globally in mid 2018. The traditional Education system is still running side by side with Pathways until mid 2020, where after then all awards will be via Pathways. Until then, those under the traditional Education system will still be recognized, and meetings will have a greater variety of speeches based on the individual paths in Pathways chosen by the members, based on their strengths and interests.

 

In General, non-specific to Toastmasters… the theme “Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”

Being a member of this club, brings many opportunities to learn and grow through the education system and support of fellow members. The development and success of individuals in the past have been a sterling example of why we choose to be here today. We are competitive, we are genuine, we push each other to do better, to improve in our communication and leadership. In the age of technology, it is of utmost importance that we keep up to date with the latest developments and continue to excel beyond the year 2020. Public Speaking and Leadership is still a highly sought after skill which will not be replaced by machines so soon. Excellence beyond Toastmasters, beyond 2020.

 

Staying true to the Toastmasters International core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence, we aim to provide our members with a friendly and safe environment where they can grow to become better Communicators and Leaders in their professional and personal lives.

 

We are here to support each other in the fortnightly meetings by taking up roles and giving constructive feedback as well as outside of the club meetings as mentors, guides, leaders with or without any official titles. This is the service by Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club, by the members, for the members and beyond.

 

Looking forward to another year of Excellence towards maintaining the club’s President’s Distinguished Club fine run of 18 consecutive years achieving this feat.

Most importantly, to see a massive development and improvement in our members themselves within the next 12 months. Let us all work together, to build us all up together.

 

“Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”

 

Warmest Regards,

 

Hasrul Andry

President of Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club 2018/2019

Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club 2017/18 Speech Contests Hall of Fame

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Our Champion speakers achievements in the International Speech, Table Topics, Humorous Speech, Evaluation contests at Club, Area, Division and District levels.
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International Speech
BBTMC Club Level
Champion : Anand Raj
1st Runner Up : Michael Xavier
2nd Runner Up: John Ung
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Area N2 Level
Champion : Anand Raj
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Division N Level
1st Runner Up: Anand Raj
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Table Topics
BBTMC Club Level
Champion: John Ung
1st Runner Up: Zeheera Ali
2nd Runner Up: Anand Raj
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Area N2 Level
Champion: John Ung
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Division N Level
Champion: John Ung
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District 51 Level
Champion: John Ung
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Humorous Speech
BBTMC Club Level
Champion: John Ung
1st Runner Up: Anand Raj
2nd Runner Up: Michael Xavier
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Area N2 Level
Champion: Anand Raj
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Division N Level
Champion: Anand Raj
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District 51 Level
2nd Runner Up: Anand Raj
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Evaluation Contest
BBTMC Club Level
Champion: John Ung
1st Runner Up: Ishrain Hussain
2nd Runner Up: Anand Raj
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Area N2 Level
2nd Runner Up: Anand Raj
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Note:
Area N2 comprises of 5 clubs
Division N comprises of 32 clubs
District 51 comprises of around 160 clubs
as of time of publishing this entry

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For more up to date news and happenings on Bayan Baru Toastmasters club do visit our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/bbtmc.org

District 51 International Speech and Table Topics Contest 2017/18

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Congratulations to our fellow Bayan Baru TMC club member, John Ung, for being crowned the District 51 Table Topics Champion today, during the Toastmasters International District 51 Annual Conference 2018 in the Hotel Royale Chulan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
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Results:
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District 51 Table Topics Contest (English)
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Champion : John Ung Soon Hock
1st Runner Up: Sharadamani V Rudraling
2nd Runner Up: Anfaal Mohd Nawawi
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International Speech Contest (English)
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Champion: Loghandran Krishnasamy
1st Runner Up: Gurmeet Singh
2nd Runner Up: Khalveena Sivabalakrishnan
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District 51 Division Q (Mandarin)
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International Speech Contest & Table Topics Contest Dual Champion : Anson Keith
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Congratulations to all the winners.
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Good Luck to Loghandran Krishnasamy who will represent District 51 at the Toastmasters International Annual Convention in Chicago, USA this August 2018 to vie for a place in the Grand Finals to contest in the World Championships of Public Speaking.

For more up to date news and happenings on Bayan Baru Toastmasters club do visit our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/bbtmc.org

 

Bayan Baru Toastmasters club and YMCA Toastmasters club of Penang joint meeting 2018

Bayan Baru TMC & YMCA Toastmasters Club of Penang joint meeting.
Theme : Together We Are Stronger
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Date: 19 April 2018
Time: 8-1030 pm
Venue: Room 3408, Level 4, PSDC
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Why a joint meeting? Because both clubs have their normal meetings on the same day, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. This year BBTMC played as host. See you again next year in YMCA Penang.
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Educational Awards: Advanced Communicator Sliver to Dr Chew Yoon Seng.
Best Prepared Speech : Karena Anum
Best Table Topics : Grace Boey
Best Evaluator : Anand Raj
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17 x Bayan Baru Toastmasters club members
9 x YMCA of Penang Toastmasters Club Members
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For more up to date news and happenings on Bayan Baru Toastmasters club do visit our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/bbtmc.org

 

Division N International Speech and Table Topics Contest 2017/18

FB_IMG_1525222302673Congratulations to John Ung and Anand Raj of Bayan Baru Toastmasters club!!!

Division N International Speech and Table Topics Contest
Date 24 March 2018
Time : 130 pm – 400 pm
Venue: Mattel Malaysia , Perai

Results
International Speech Contest
Champion : Khalveena of Oracle Advanced TMC
1st Runner Up : Anand Raj of Bayan Baru TMC
2nd Runner Up : Chulan of Penang TMC

Table Topics Contest
Champion : John Ung of Bayan Baru TMC
1st Runner Up: Chulan of Penang TMC
2nd Runner Up: Lim Yu Han of MDT TMC

Others from Bayan Baru Toastmasters club
Toastmasters of the Evening : Chuah Chern Hung
International Speech Contest Chair : Zeheera Ali
SAA: Erick Okomo
Contestant in IS & TT Contest : Hasrul Andry
Spectator: SL Liew, Lim Teik Lai

Congrats to all the winners…

Good luck to John Ung for District 51 Contest in Kuala Lumpur on 22 April 2018 during Annual Convention .

 

For more up to date news and happenings on Bayan Baru Toastmasters club do visit our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/bbtmc.org

Bayan Baru Toastmasters club for 2017

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Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club Achievements in 2017
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1) President’s Distinguished Club Award for 2016/2017 term.
The 16th consecutive time that BBTMC has achieved the highest club award (achieving at least 9 out of 10 Distinguished Club Performance Goals set by Toastmasters International)

2) In 2017, four (4) of our club members received Triple Crown Awards (Awarded by District 51 for individual achievement of 3 Education or Leadership awards or more in a single term 2016/2017)

3) In December 2017, BBTMC was the first club in Malaysia (District 51 and District 102) to achieve 7 DCP goals set by Toastmasters International.

4) Speechcraft Sessions were run from February to June 2017 for new joiners to gain more intensive knowledge in communication and leadership outside of the normal meeting environment which is more relaxed, fun and held at club members’ residences with potluck style food. Education sessions conducted by the club’s own senior members with vast experience in their fields.

5) Youth Leadership Program held in October 2017 with Methodist Boy’s School, Georgetown to give public speaking skills training to students and graduation ceremony was held during the BBTMC meeting, with students presenting their speeches in a real life Toastmasters Club setting.

6) BBTMC held the Club Appreciation / Installation Dinner cum Humorous Speech contest at the Evergreeen Laurel Hotel, Gurney Drive, Georgetown, Penang (5 Star rated) in August 2017 with 80 + guests and members during the dinner.

7) Joint Meeting held with YMCA Toastmasters Club of Penang in April 2017.

8) Joint Meeting held with Chua Chu Kang Toastmasters Club of Singapore in June 2017. BBTMC was the one and only club considered for their joint meeting, thus BBTMC organised a special session with CCK TMC and had a fantastic experience in sharing best practices in speaking, evaluating and club organisation.

9) In District 51, Division N, both the prepared Speeches (International and Humorous Speeches) Champions are from BBTMC for the year 2017. Both moved on to the District 51 (Northern Peninsular Malaysia) levels, where Michael Xavier went on to win 1st Runner Up in the International Speech Contest and Anand Raj was 2nd Runner Up for the Humorous Speech Contest.

10) The only Toastmasters Club that had club members appointed as Adjudicators for the World Scholar’s Cup (Team Debate) Penang leg. The members were Zeheera Ali, Hasrul Andry and Sailesh Maganlal. All other Adjudicators were teachers, lecturers and other educators from around Penang.

11) BBTMC members were actively taking up roles in the Area, Division and District level activities such as the Speech Contests, Club Officers Training, Team Building and Leadership Workshop Series as Organising Committee members, Speakers and Facilitators.

12) Three (3) Speech Marathons held on 5th Thursdays of the month, as extra meetings with extra speaking slots to assist in getting members to have more speaking opportunities. BBTMC normal meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

13) Mentor assignment from senior and experienced speakers within the club are assigned to all new members joining BBTMC to guide them in their Toastmasters journey and speech development.

14) BBTMC had 2 Area Directors serving in District 51, in Rena Leong for Area N2 and Jason Ng for Area N4

15) Rena Leong achieved the award and title Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), the highest individual award from Toastmasters International.

16) BBTMC is the Largest English community (Open) Toastmasters Club in District 51 (Northern Peninsular Malaysia) for 2017

 

 

For more up to date news and happenings on Bayan Baru Toastmasters club do visit our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/bbtmc.org

President’s Welcoming Address

31369766_2169015349791714_411978885144510464_o I am truly honoured to be elected as the President of Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club 2018/2019, and with the support of my exco line up and fellow club members, I will do my best to maintain the legacy of such a highly respected club. Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club has always been a shining example in District 51, in both Communication and Leadership.

 

The foundation built by past and current members, is what makes Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club arguably one of the best and will continue to be one of the best with the future members and leaders at the helm.

 

With this, allow me to share with all of you the club’s theme for this term.

 

The theme for the term 2018/19, I have chosen to be “Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”

Specific to Toastmasters, the Pathways education system is a new revolution in Toastmasters that has been rolled out in full globally in mid 2018. The traditional Education system is still running side by side with Pathways until mid 2020, where after then all awards will be via Pathways. Until then, those under the traditional Education system will still be recognized, and meetings will have a greater variety of speeches based on the individual paths in Pathways chosen by the members, based on their strengths and interests.

 

In General, non-specific to Toastmasters… the theme “Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”

Being a member of this club, brings many opportunities to learn and grow through the education system and support of fellow members. The development and success of individuals in the past have been a sterling example of why we choose to be here today. We are competitive, we are genuine, we push each other to do better, to improve in our communication and leadership. In the age of technology, it is of utmost importance that we keep up to date with the latest developments and continue to excel beyond the year 2020. Public Speaking and Leadership is still a highly sought after skill which will not be replaced by machines so soon. Excellence beyond Toastmasters, beyond 2020.

 

Staying true to the Toastmasters International core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence, we aim to provide our members with a friendly and safe environment where they can grow to become better Communicators and Leaders in their professional and personal lives.

 

We are here to support each other in the fortnightly meetings by taking up roles and giving constructive feedback as well as outside of the club meetings as mentors, guides, leaders with or without any official titles. This is the service by Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club, by the members, for the members and beyond.

 

Looking forward to another year of Excellence towards maintaining the club’s President’s Distinguished Club fine run of 18 consecutive years achieving this feat.

Most importantly, to see a massive development and improvement in our members themselves within the next 12 months. Let us all work together, to build us all up together.

 

“Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”

 

Warmest Regards,

 

Hasrul Andry

President of Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club 2018/2019

 

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For more up to date news and happenings on Bayan Baru Toastmasters club do visit our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/bbtmc.org

 

Michael Xavier Did It Again!

We are pleased to announce that Michael Xavier from Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club has won the contest for International speech contest in Division N!

Michael will represent Division N to compete during the District 51 convention.
Congratulations to Michael Xavier!

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Speech Craft 2017 Sessions Are Back!

What is Speech Craft All About?

At Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club, speech craft sessions serve as a platform for our new members to practise their speeches and take up roles in a less formal setting, while getting the chance to socialize with the rest of the members.

We understand that it takes a lot of guts to start your first speech, so a speech craft session provides a warm and less hostile environment for you to start!

Not only that, guests are always welcome to attend the sessions (Only upon invitation). Our club officers are ready to attend to your queries. Note that a speech craft session in general does not fully reflect how a Toastmasters meeting is conducted in a formal setting.

Up to date, we have had 2 successful speech craft sessions.

25th February 2017

Bong Say Boon’s residence
TME: Yeoh Siu Ming
Educational Topics:
1. The Importance of Public Speaking – John Ung
2. Selecting a Speech Topic – Lye Hang Cheng
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23rd March 2017
Kenzo Tan’s residence (The number of guests and members attended the meeting reached
30 people. Voilà!)
TME: Hasrul Andry
Educational topics:
1. Organizing Your Speech – Olivia Tan
2. Gestures – TK Mah

Zero or Minus Five Programme 2016

A new programme has recently been introduced at Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club by President Lye Hang Cheng, effective November the 3rd 2016. 

Known as the Zero or Minus Five programme, it is initiated to ensure meetings start and end on time, hence the Zero and Minus 5 means that either the meeting starts at 8.00 sharp or five minutes earlier. Not only that, tardiness affects the overall meeting agenda and its smoothness. You wouldn’t want that to happen in each meeting, would you? 

The Zero or Minus Five programme was successfully carried out during the last two meetings (3rd November and 17th November) where members and guests witnessed major improvement in terms of time management. Kudos to President Lye Hang Cheng!

Nonetheless, to ensure that the programme is carried out successfully throughout the term, we hope that members and role players would turn up earlier, rather than being on time. 

Together We Make It Happen, Together We Rise!

P/s : Light dinner will be served by 7.30 p.m.

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