President’s Welcoming Address

I am most honoured and humbled to be elected as the President of Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club 2017/2018, and with the help and support of my board members and fellow club members, I will do my best to meet the challenge.

Our club has been built on a strong leadership foundation, and I am fortunate to have a membership that is fully committed to the Toastmasters club ideal of serving and helping others in building their communication and leadership capacity.

Please allow me to share with all of you the club’s theme for this term. At Bayan Baru Toastmasters club, we strongly believe that being AUTHENTIC is central in any communication. Authenticity creates a climate of trust, and when trust is built, the protective walls one builds around him or her, collapses. This then leads to positive atmosphere which establishes rapport, cements relationship and eventually enhances communication. Secondly, great leaders are those who EMPOWER others to step up and lead. They believe that by giving others the latitude to lead, they are also expanding their potential impact. Hence, this brings us to our theme this term which is ‘AUTHENTIC Communication, EMPOWERING Leadership’.

We strive to provide our members with a friendly and safe atmosphere where they can freely express themselves through public speaking. We hope to empower our members to speak and lead in their authentic ways.

I recently came across an excerpt in Success Magazine which is worth pondering: When you identify your strengths, you know how to capitalize on them; when you acknowledge your weakness, you can work on them (Success Magazine). Therefore, if continuous self-development and confidence are what you are consistently looking for, reach out to us. We are here to guide you through this journey of building self-confidence and leadership skills through public speaking.

Sending you positive energy and good vibes!


Zeheera Ali,

President of Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club