15th March 2016 – Power of Openness

TM Macalister Mak opening the meeting as SAA
TM Macalister Mak opening the meeting as SAA
TM Rahmat Tarsat as our cheery Toastmaster of the Evening
TM Rahmat Tarsat as our cheery Toastmaster of the Evening

Our very jubilant Toastmaster meeting was hosted by TM Rahmat Tarsat who brought the meeting energy to an all-time high with her enthusiastic personality. She also shared her thought of the day ‘not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted.’ This was followed by the introduction of role players.

Our grammarian shared with us the Word of the Day ‘Jubilant’, which means showing of great joy or pride. It was a popular word for the evening with at least seven member using the word of the day.

TM Awfa Manawi as our Timer & Tip
TM Awfa Nanawi as our Timer & Tip

Our timer, TM Awfa Nawawi, shared her thought: ‘being rich is having money, being wealthy is having time’.

TM Hidayati Haris deliver her thoughts on turning 30

TM Hidayati Haris deliver her thoughts on turning 30

Our first prepared speaker was TM Hidayati Haris doing her CC 3 speech “Lessons on Turning 30”. It was a speech on the life lessons she had learned for the past few years. Those three lessons are:

  1. We can plan all we want but it will eventually get messed up. It depends how we deal with it.
TM Gerald Goh sharing 3 simple steps to building a Zero Energy Home
TM Gerald Goh sharing 3 simple steps to building a Zero Energy Home

Our second prepared speaker was TM Gerald Goh doing his CC 8 Speech “Zero Energy Home”. He shared a few methods in which we can build an energy efficient house by reducing the amount of heat absorbed into the house. Below are ways to reduce heat…

  1. The roof has to be made of brightly coloured clay roof tiles with a layer of aluminum sheets.
  2. Use triple-gazed or double-gazed windows.
  3. Place aluminum wall cladding on the walls or paint the walls white.

This would help reduce power consumption since air conditioners require less power to keep the house cool. Or: With less heat absorbed, less air conditioning is required. Therefore….

Rahul Breh, CC inspiring us with his CC10 speech
Rahul Breh, CC inspiring us with his CC10 speech

Our last prepared speaker was TM Rahul Breh doing his CC 10 Speech “Power of Openness”. Rahul shared stories of people who chose to be more open and they were:

  1. His uncle who owns a business in India.
  2. Mark Zuckerberg who created facebook.
  3. His grandmother who lives in the Himalayas.
TM Rahul Breh receiving his Competent Communicator pin
TM Rahul Breh receiving his Competent Communicator pin

These people who became more open changed their own lives and the lives of the people around them. His uncle and Mark Zuckerberg became wealthy while his grandmother learned how to read.

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TM Ada Rani as Topicmaster

During the Table Topics Session we had four speakers who all spoke topics from the theme ‘Superpowers’. The speakers were:

  1. TM Rano Iskandar
  2. TM Sharon Ong
  3. Wafi (guest)
  4. Ruey Chong Narcis, ACB, ALB
Our Table Topic Speakers for the evening
Our Table Topic Speakers for the evening
TM Sharon Ong receiving her BEst Table Topics Ribbon
TM Sharon Ong receiving her Best Table Topics Ribbon

All the table topic speakers were humorous and inspirational.

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Our evaluation team

During the evaluation session, a lot of positive feedback was given to all the prepared speakers to help improve themselves in engaging with the audience. The best evaluator for the evening was TM Pooja Shivanand.

Pranika Lama, ACB, ALB as General Evaluator
Pranika Lama, ACB, ALB as General Evaluator
TM Pooja Shivanand receiving her Best Evaluator Ribbon
TM Pooja Shivanand receiving her Best Evaluator Ribbon
Members who were engaged with speeches
Members & guest who were engaged with speeches
Hazwan Kamarulzaman, ACB, ALB imparting his wisdom
Hazwan Kamarulzaman, ACB, ALB imparting his wisdom
Jordan Yau, CL delivering his closing remark
Jordan Yau, CL delivering his closing remark

 

Written by;

TM Maclister Mak

Photography by:
Rano Iskandar, CC, CL

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