Punchline Writing – 2018.05.01 Meeting

Meeting Recap for 2018.05.01 in Formal Version (in Black Font) AND Humorous Version (in Purple, Red, Green Font)

Aziman lead our meeting professionally as our Toastmaster of the Evening. He leads with purpose, a mission to a successful meeting. Only apt that he shared, “All organizations start with why, great ones keep their why year after year.”

Aziman lead our meeting professionally as our Toastmaster of the Evening. He leads with purpose, and that purpose is for us to enjoy the Aziman show! His thought of the day; “All organizations start with why, great ones keep their why year after year.” Why BSC year after year? To enjoy the Aziman show!


Jidun lead a full-on and fun-filled Table Topics session as Table Topics Master. The theme of the session was, ‘Advice’ and plenty of advice did we get.

Jidun lead a full-on and fun-filled Table Topics session as Table Topics Master. The theme of the session was, ‘Advice’ and plenty of advice did we get; from happy marriages to terrible break ups, not from the same speaker thankfully.


After tying the knot earlier in the year, Supatra has plenty of advice on getting married. First you have to decide to have a big wedding or an, ‘ok’ wedding. You choose between creating memories and keeping within your budget. Then there’s also your relatives to consider as their invitations take up your valuable quota. Most importantly, are you with the right person?

After tying the knot earlier in the year, Supatra has plenty of advice on getting married. First you have to decide to have a big wedding or an, ‘ok’ wedding. You choose between taking majestic photos and burdening yourself with debt. The most important question to ask is, are you with the right person? Jason?


Kelvin shed light on how to approach a bad breakup. Don’t play the victim story. This is when we wallow in sorrow and blame others for our misfortune. Just accept things happen, and move on. A more important advice is when you experience a bad breakup, don’t call Kelvin for advice.

Kelvin shed light on how to approach a bad breakup. Don’t play the victim story. Don’t wallow in sorrow and blame others for not having game. Just accept things happen, learn the game, and play again. A more important advice is when you experience a bad breakup, don’t call Kelvin for advice. He is an advisor who hates to advise.


When buying a new car, David suggests we look for value. How shiny a car is isn’t the only factor to consider. We have to know what’s under the hood. Ensure you get good quality components too and this is how you get value for money.

When buying a new car, David suggests we look for value. How shiny a car is isn’t the only factor to consider. We have to know what’s under the hood, what makes up that car. This applies to relationships too. Don’t just go for a pretty face. Understand her values and what kind of person she is. You don’t want to unknowingly marry a Pontianak.


Our guest Kenneth has experience in failing job interviews. Never feel bad if it happens. There are plenty more interviews for you to give a shot in. During interviews, be mindful of your etiquette. Put your phone away! Come in with a specific resume, and show what distinguishes you from your competition.

Our guest Kenneth has experience in failing job interviews. Never feel bad if it happens. There are plenty more interviews for you to give a shot in. Come in with a specific resume, and show what distinguishes you from your competition. If you still fail, there’s also arson to commit.


“I’m having a baby.” Heidi is an expert mum on this subject. What does one do? Don’t worry, the learning naturally comes along the way. Besides the challenges of taking care of a baby, there will be challenges in raising that baby to be a well-balanced human being.

“I’m having a baby.” Heidi is an expert mum on this subject. What does one do? Don’t worry, the learning naturally comes along the way and you’ll take good care of the baby. As long as you don’t set fire to the baby, all is good right? Besides the challenges of taking care of a baby and not setting them on fire, there will be challenges in raising that baby to be a well-balanced human being. You’ll eventually learn to encourage your kid to play nicely with other kids or set other kids on fire.


How does one handle the death of parents? Philip says it’s ok to cry. In those hard and trying times, families pull together. Soon enough one will be back on his or her feet. Just always treasure each moment enjoyed with loved ones.

How does one handle the death of parents? Philip says it’s ok to cry. In those hard and trying times, families pull together. Soon enough one will be back on his or her feet. Just always treasure each moment enjoyed with loved ones. I just feel wrong for making a joke here.


Table Topics Evaluator Ida aptly highlighted all our speakers’ talents on stage. One suggestion for us all is to use eye contact effectively to engage our audience when we speak. Congratulations best Table Topics speaker, Philip!

Table Topics Evaluator Ida aptly highlighted all our speakers’ talents on stage. One suggestion for us all is to use eye contact effectively to engage our audience when we speak. Make prolonged eye contact with your audience to engage, entice, and enthrall. They say the eyes are windows to the soul. They are also windows to a restraining order.


Grammarian Suneeta highlights one language technique to use in our speeches is hyperbole. Exaggerate those tiny details in speech and leave long-lasting impressions!

Grammarian Suneeta highlights one language technique to use in our speeches is hyperbole. Exaggerate those tiny details in speech and leave long-lasting impressions. “Good evening, Toastmasters and friends! How are all of you, dearest best friends in the world?! Aren’t you all having the best evening of your lives with fantastic friends?!”


Ah Counter and Who Said What Gerald had a tough time doing his role. If he had a dollar for every crutch word uttered, he would be poor. Well done, speakers on making the job hard for Gerald!

Ah Counter and Who Said What Gerald had a tough time doing his role. If he had a dollar for every crutch word uttered, he would be poor. Well done, speakers on making the job hard for Gerald! Not a single crutch word uttered by many. Were you distracted by Ida’s eye contact, Gerald?


Timer Ling Ling was concise, on point, and efficient as timer. We all know how we do with time in speeches and how to manage that. Let’s keep up the good work.

Timer Ling Ling was concise, on point, and efficient as timer. She condensed so much information in so little time! Speaking like a chipmunk in fast forward is a skill!


General Evaluator Rahul is a master of bringing up the energy in our meetings. The more enthusiastic we are, the better we learn. He reminded us of a simple tip to engage our audience more that World Public Speaking Champion Dananjaya shared. Remember to lean slightly forward as we speak to build our connection with the audience.

General Evaluator Rahul is a master of bringing up the energy in our meetings. I bet he puts something in our drinks when we’re not looking. The more enthusiastic we are, the better we learn. He reminded us of a simple tip to engage our audience more. Remember to lean slightly forward as we speak to build our connection with the audience. Lean as close as you can to your audience, invade their personal space.


Congratulations, Hui Ting on representing our club and Brunei Toastmasters at the 2018 District 87 Table Topics Contest! She shared her experiences and lessons learned with us. We must all always strive and use opportunities presented to better ourselves.

Always try, “complacency breeds mediocrity, mediocrity stops potential.”

Congratulations, Hui Ting on representing our club and Brunei Toastmasters at the 2018 District 87 Table Topics Contest! She shared her experiences and lessons learned with us. We must all always put in the effort, strive and use opportunities presented to better ourselves. “Complacency breeds mediocrity, mediocrity stops potential.” Then again, effort breeds being busy, being busy stops us from enjoying Netflix.


That wraps up another fantastic meeting with our club. Remember to aim for the stars, fellow members. As our President Pooja says, “aim higher than the bull’s-eye to hit the target.”

That wraps up another fantastic meeting with our club. Remember to aim for the stars, fellow members. As our President Pooja says, “aim higher than the bull’s-eye to hit the target.” Aim for above the belt, you may just hit below the belt.


Cheers,
Hazwan

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