Saturday, December 5, 2009

ACT Speech Marathon / Christmas Slash Party

The Alabang Community Toastmaster Club held a Slash Party (Speech Marathon / Christmas Party) at the ViewFort Terrace Hill in Carmona, Cavite. Lots attended.

For starters, there were games. Here's the Taboo game being explained by Viviene.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Awarding of the Competent Leader Pin

The theme of today's meeting was "Unleash Your X-Factor". During the regular club meeting, I received the Competent Leader Pin from Club President Dr. Neil Caranto at Alabang Community TMC in Northgate, Alabang. Here's a short video of the awarding. (Apologies, as the video camera is slightly tilted to the left).


(video credits: Andre Marcelo-Tanner)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aug 20, 2009 Toastmasters Meeting - Educational Talk

Today I gave an educational talk on The Toastmasters Educational Program from the Successful Club Series. The talk, entitled, "Education Goals of Members", is a presentation of the two tracks: Communication and Leadership tracks. Specifically, I discussed how members can benefit and receive credits for participating in the various roles of a meeting.


The Toastmasters Educational Program

(This talk was delivered at the Aug.20, 2009 Toastmasters Meeting of the ACT Club.)

There are two tracks in the traditional program, the communication track and the leadership track. The core of the communication track is the Competent Communicator manual. It contains 10 speech projects to help you gain the basic skills needed to present an effective speech.


(video credits: Andre Marcelo-Tanner)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Toastmasters Speech Timing Cards - Improvised & DIY - Part 2

(This is the continuation of Toastmasters Speech Timing Cards - Improvised & DIY)

Do the same when the midpoint time is up for the yellow card and the maximum time is up for the red card.

If you are a bit far away from the speaker, you may raise the colored card to attract the speaker's attention. This is similar to when a student in a class raises his hand to get the teacher's attention.

This isn't too distracting for the audience, if you as Meeting Timer, is far back at the table or room. If, however, you're somewhere in the middle, you could subdue the motion to avoid unnecessary distractions for the audience.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Toastmasters Speech Timing Cards - Improvised & DIY

Today, I finished making a set of improvised signal cards for timing Toastmasters speeches. Others would call these "timing cards". They're quite durable since they're really made of heavy plastic.

These timing cards are meant to replace the battery-operated Toastmaster signal lights device that we previously used at the club. That timing lights device seems to have some circuit contact problems.

Even with the rotary switch clicking into the correct position, one or two lamps don't light up. It might take a little bit of twisting or nudging on the switch knob for contact to happen and the LED light to light up. So there are two problems: getting the LED to light up is one thing, getting the LED to stay lit is another.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Club Officers Training for Divisions B and H - Makati City

Attended today the Club Officers Training at the Old Makati Stock Exchange Building. Representing Alabang Community Toastmasters Club are (L to R): Lolet Gabay (Sgt-at-Arms), me (President), Violet Imperial (Secretary) and Larry Gamboa (VP-Membership). Behind Larry is veteran Toastmaster Gina Mapua and behind me is photobombing Rosan Cruz.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

ACT 5th Anniversary, Bellevue Hotel, Alabang - The Keynote Address

Giving my Inaugural Address as President during Alabang Community Toastmasters (ACT) Club's 5th Anniversary and Induction of New Members. The speech I delivered is entitled "Focus on Your Goals". It is also my Keynote Address speech project in The Professional Speaker Manual.

Shown below are: Dayle Feliciano, Gene delos Reyes, Larry Gamboa, Tricia de Guia and Michael Andrews.


The Keynote Address-Sample Speech, "Focus On Your Goals"

Focus On Your Goals
(The Keynote Address, Advanced Speech Project #1 in The Professional Speaker Manual, Jul.4,2009, ACT Club, 5th-Year Anniversary and Induction Ceremonies, Bellevue Hotel, Alabang. Evaluated by Lolet Gabay)


INTRODUCTION

(After being introduced by emcee) Thank you, (emcee). Happy Anniversary to all of us here celebrating 5 years of Alabang Community Toastmasters Club's fruitful existence.


Wow, it feels so good to talk into a microphone once again after getting used to speaking loudly without a microphone. You all know how difficult it can be sometimes when over there at Henlin, our home base, we'd have to speak a bit louder especially with a big audience.

It also feels good just to speak in a venue away from our home base, once in a while.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Results of Election of Club Officers for 2009-2010

Was elected President for 2009 with the following officers (L to R): Trish de Guia (VP-Education), Isa Plaza (Treasurer), Lolet Gabay (Sgt-at-Arms), Violet Imperial (Secretary), Andre Marcelo-Tanner (VP-Public Relations) and Larry Gamboa (VP-Membership).


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Demo Meeting for Proctor & Gamble - Ayala, Makati City

Invited by Duchess Cruz Munsayac from Proctor & Gamble Phils. to present a Demo Meeting at the 6750 Building in Makati. Representing ACT were Lolet Gabay, Larry Gamboa, Violet Imperial, Andre Marcelo Tanner, Dayle Feliciano and me. I was Table Topics Evaluator.

Shown: Former ACT member Duchess Cruz Munsayac (standing) delivering the Demo Ice Breaker speech to a mixed group from Proctor & Gamble's IT and Finance. Violet is seated at the left.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Demo Meeting at the Blue Sapphire Hotel - Lipa, Batangas

Attended a demo meeting/speech seminar for LGU guests and Rotarians in Lipa, Batangas. Evaluated a Demo Ice Breaker speech by Norie Recinto.

Shown: Violet Imperial (standing) as Table Topics Master. Seated far left are: Malou Ranario as TOD and Dr. Norma Banco, Villamor Club President.