Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Guest Evaluator at Philips, Calamba

Today, Dr. Noy and I motored all the way to Calamba to attend the Philips Calamba Toastmasters Club Meeting with AreaGov. Khris. Welcoming the guests at the lobby was Rowell Macarrubo. Rowell was formerly from Motorola. He is the club's contestant under Area 77 in the upcoming Area 77-78 Joint Quartethlon on Sept. 9.

For tonight's meeting, I evaluated TM Lingua for his speech "The Missing Day in the Earth". The speech is about an attempt to explain a claimed missing day through some bible verses. Dr. Noy was the General Evaluator. VP for Education Viselle handled some business matters. Viselle is the wife of Vic delos Reyes, one of our employees at On Semiconductor.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Onsemi Toastmasters Meetings

These are the only photos I have of regular TM meetings with my first club, the Onsemi Toastmasters Club. And I'm not even in the photos. That's what happens when you're the only one bringing a camera. These meetings were usually held at the Rizal Conference room.

Aug 23, 2006 Regular Meeting

Below left: Club President Gerry Ong using a whiteboard eraser to open the meeting. There was no gavel available. Below right: VP-Education Mic Tuason as Toastmaster of the Day.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Charter Installation of Kimberly-Clark Phils. TMC - Poquito Mas, Alabang

Assumed the role of Evaluator for Prepared Speaker Hanika Dimaano in the Charter Installation meeting of Kimberly-Clark Phils. Toastmasters Club at Poquito Mas Restaurant in Westgate, Alabang. Below (L to R): Dr. Noy Josef and me from ON Semiconductor, and Richard from Metro Drug.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Club-Hopping at ACT Club - Speaking to Entertain

Area Governor Lolet Gabay invited me to guest evaluate today at the Alabang Community Toastmasters (ACT) Club at the 2nd floor of the Gloria Maris Restaurant in Alabang Town Center. Division Governor Rema Manzano was also there to guest evaluate. Club President Dr. Neil Carranto and VP Peter Almonte were there to welcome the guests.

The theme of the meeting was "Taking the Club Seriously". I took on the Table Topics evaluation for 4 speakers: Neil, Viviene, Peter and Anne. I also evaluated 2 Prepared Speech speakers Viviene Vargas and Dr. Neil Caranto. A speaker very fluent in English, Viviene delivered a remarkable Icebreaker Speech entitled "The Swan". Dr. Neil's speech was entitled "The Ant" and talked about his keen observations on the characteristics of the ant.

Speaking to Entertain-Sample Speech, "That Extra Mile"

That Extra Mile
(Speaking to Entertain, Advanced Speech Project #2 in The Professional Speaker Manual, Aug.10,2006, ACT Club, Gloria Maris Restaurant, Alabang. Evaluated by Lolet Gabay, ATM-S)


Good Evening!

Is there anybody here who has worked abroad even for a brief period of time? (brief interview with respondent) Is there anybody here who works or has worked in a field that is Customer Service-related? (brief interview with respondent)

Well I’d say that all of our jobs have a component called “customer service” Would you agree? Is there anybody here who has an idea what the phrase “Extra Mile” stands for?

Alright, well I’d like to illustrate that phrase with a story.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Club-Hopping at KCPI - The Entertaining Speech

I was invited today by Area Governor Lolet Gabay as Guest Evaluator to the KCPI Toastmasters Club (Kimberly-Clark Phils. Inc.) in San Pedro, Laguna. At the same time, I delivered my Advanced Speech #1 from The Entertaining Speaker Manual, The Entertaining Speech.

The title of my speech is "That Extra Mile". The speech is a story about my unforgettable experience upon arriving in the United States for the first time.

I also evaluated Jon De Padua, a prepared speaker for his Speech Project #2 Organize Your Speech. His speech was entitled "Sari-Sari Store" and it was a call for entrepreneurship among Filipinos. It was an interesting speech that was virtually a subject on Business 101.

The Entertaining Speech-Sample Speech, "That Extra Mile"

That Extra Mile
(The Entertaining Speech, Advanced Speech Project #1 in The Entertaining Speaker Manual, Aug.9,2006, Kimberly-Clark Phils., San Pedro, Laguna. Evaluated by Lolet Gabay ATM-S)


Way back when I was 24 years old, I had a wonderful opportunity – and that was to go work in the United States for 3 months. The US office for the company I worked for needed temporary help to finish a critical system in the US.

Being one of the more experienced programmers in the Philippines office back then, I was selected to help them.