Meeting Recap: 25th Aug 2020, Theme: Servant-Leader, TME by Ted Jee

Thought of the day
Thought of the day

Last Tuesday’s meeting theme was about becoming a servant-leader. And the thought of the day that was shared was a quote from the late Mahatma Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

The essence of it is to allow someone to truly know who they are, what they are made of, and what they are made for, they will need to lose themselves in serving other people for a much greater good. Basically by adopting the servant-leader mindset.

And the Toastmaster of the Evening (TME), encouraged the audience to think how they can within the same week, seek to serve others more, thus making them a servant-leader in the process.

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The meeting on Tuesday, 25th August 2020, started on time. And the usual agenda was laid out with the first intro from our Sergeant-at-arms (SAA), Wilson Kong VC1*, who started with the introduction of toastmasters, reciting the mission statement, showcasing the educational pathways available to members, as well as getting guests to introduce themselves.

Upon completion of the SAA introduction, the meeting was then officially handed over to the TME, Ted Jee PM4* as the host of the evening. Ted shared the agenda for the evening, and later called upon his team of role players to introduce their individual roles.

SAA Wilson Kong introduction
SAA Wilson Kong introduction

 

TME Ted Jee
TME Ted Jee

 

Agenda for the evening
Agenda for the evening

 

Role players for the night
Role players for the night

 

There were a total of 6 role players for the night apart from the TME, and each of them took turns to stand up and gave a brief introduction of their roles.

1. Heidi Rahman CC*, was the Table Topics Master (TTM).

TTM Heidi
TTM Heidi

 

2. TM* Philip Mooi, was the Table Topics Evaluator (TTE).

TTE Philip
TTE Philip

 

3. Syahnur Nizam PI4*, was the Grammarian for the night and he also introduced the word of the day, which was ‘Elated’.

Grammarian Syahnur
Grammarian Syahnur

 

Word of the day
Word of the day

 

4. TM* Izati Abdullah was the Ah-Counter & Who-Said-What.

Ah-Counter Izati
Ah-Counter Izati

 

5. Supatra Lee CC ALB*, was our Timer & Tip for the night.

Timer Supatra
Timer Supatra

 

6. Last but not least, Lai Ling Ling PM5 TC2*, was our General Evaluator (GE) for the night, and her role was to lead the evaluation session of the meeting and provide her feedback to the individual role-players and evaluators.

GE Ling Ling
GE Ling Ling

 

With the conclusion of the introduction, the meeting then proceeded with the table topics session led by Heidi Rahman.

And we had 5 table topic speakers for the night.

Table topics session by Heidi
Table topics session by Heidi

 

1. First speaker was Wilson whose question was “Would you rather have less or more work that you enjoyed doing?”

1st speaker Wilson
1st speaker Wilson

 

2. Second speaker was Afiq whose question was “If you could instill one piece of advice for an intern, what would it be?”

2nd speaker Afiq
2nd speaker Afiq

 

3. Third speaker was Rano whose question was “Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?”

3rd speaker Rano
3rd speaker Rano

 

4. Fourth speaker was Niven whose question was “What do you imagine yourself doing 10 years from now?”

4th speaker Niven
4th speaker Niven

 

5. Fifth and last speaker for the night was Amran whose question was “What impact do you want to leave when you move to another job?”

5th speaker Amran
5th speaker Amran

 

Next up was the prepared speeches and we had 2 speeches for the night.

First speech was from Sharon Lim PM2*, who’s attempting her Level 3 Part 2 project, Connect with Storytelling, and her speech title was “Camping at Temburong”.

Prior to Sharon delivering her speech, we first heard from her speech evaluator, Allen Ang DTM DL2*, on the speech objective and how she will be evaluated on.

Sharon shared how her camping trip turned into a nightmare with red ants attacking her and her friend due to the presence of confectionaries which they brought along but had totally forgotten about.

Speech evaluator Allen
Speech evaluator Allen

 

Sharon delivering her speech
Sharon delivering her speech

 

Second speech was from Syatrah Roslan SR3*, who was attempting her Level 4 Part 1 project, Public Relations Strategies, and her speech title was “PR Strategy for Cat Heaven”.

But first, we heard from her speech evaluator Wong Hui Ting EC2*, on the speech objective and what she will be looking for in her evaluation.

Syatrah presented her public relations strategy to get her brother’s new cat boarding house called Cat Heaven through the use of social media channel, and also engaging in social media influencers to achieve her objective.

Speech evaluator Hui Ting
Speech evaluator Hui Ting

 

Syatrah delivering her speech
Syatrah delivering her speech

 

We took a 7 minutes break with the conclusion of the speech segment of the meeting.

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Meeting resumed with Lai Ling Ling taking over the evaluation session as GE. And she called upon each of her evaluators to deliver their individual report.

GE Lai Ling Ling
GE Lai Ling Ling

 

1. Philip delivering his table topic evaluation report.

TTE Philip reporting
TTE Philip reporting

 

2. Heidi presenting the best table topic speaker and the winner was Afiq.

Best table topic speaker Afiq
Best table topic speaker Afiq

 

3. Allen delivered his speech evaluation for Sharon’s speech earlier.

Speech evaluator Allen
Speech evaluator Allen

 

4. Hui Ting delivered her speech evaluation for Syatrah’s earlier speech.

Speech evaluator Hui Ting
Speech evaluator Hui Ting

 

5. Syahnur delivered his Grammarian report.

Grammarian Syahnur
Grammarian Syahnur

 

6. Izati delivered her Ah-Counter report.

Ah Counter Izati
Ah Counter Izati

 

7. Supatra delivered her Timer report.

Timer Supatra
Timer Supatra

 

With the completion of the evaluation session, the meeting was handed over to our President, Rano Iskandar ACB ALB* for his closing remarks, presentation of the best evaluator award which went to Allen, and concluding the meeting for the night.

President Rano closing remarks
President Rano closing remarks

 

Allen winning best evaluator award
Allen winning best evaluator award

 

Group photo
Group photo

 

*
VC1 = Visionary Communicator Level 1
PM4 = Presentation Mastery Level 4
CC = Competent Communicator
TM = Toastmaster
PI4 = Persuasive Influence Level 4
CC, ALB = Competent Communicator, Advanced Leader Bronze
PM5, TC2 = Presentation Mastery Proficient, Team Collaboration Level 2
PM2 = Presentation Mastery Level 2
DTM, DL2 = Distinguished Toastmaster, Dynamic Leadership Level 2
SR3 = Strategic Relations Level 3
EC2 = Effective Coaching Level 2
ACB, ALB = Advanced Communicator Bronze, Advanced Leader Bronze

Contributed by:
Writer – Ted Jee
Photographer – Wilson Kong