Saturday, September 16, 2006

Division Level Quartethlon Contest 2006-2007

After the Area Level Contest of the Quartethlon last week, I competed in the Division Level (Division K) Quartethlon contest held at the Forum Hall of the Casino Filipino in Paranaque.

Here are the contestants (area champions) in today's division contest (left-right): Les Aquino from Area 78, Voltaire "Volts" Victoria from Area 77, DivGov. Rema, Ernesto "Jun" Lomuntad from Area 76 and Leonor "Norrie" Cristobal from Area 75.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Demo Meeting for Amkor as Prepared Speaker (No Credit)

I delivered my speech, "That Extra Mile", as a demonstration prepared speech. Brookes Loomis DTM was the Toastmaster of the Day and his wife Dina Loomis DTM evaluated my speech. Gov. Beth Pableo ATM-S was the Table Topics Master.

Shown below: Dina Loomis (with hat), Brookes Loomis (front in blue shirt) as TOD, Area Gov. Beth Pableo (far right) and Dr. Noy Josef (standing) as General Evaluator.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Area Level Quartethlon Contest 2006-2007

Competed in the Area Level contest (Areas 75, 76, 77 & 78). A Quartethlon is a local Toastmasters contest of 4 events: Prepared Speech, Evaluation, Impromptu Speaking and Singing. Contestants do all 4 events. This was held at the Mini-Theater of the Lopez Bldg, Meralco, Ortigas.

Here is the complete set of contestants in the afternoon session (Area 77 and 78) with the governors:
(Left-right: Les Aquino (ON Semiconductor), Arnaldo "Aldo" Tayao (Meralco South), Marty (Proctor & Gamble Cabuyao), John Paul de Guzman (Diageo), Area78 Governor Bobbie Galang, Roel Macarrubo (Philips Calamba), Division K Governor Rema Manzano, Dang (Exel), Voltaire Victoria (IAME), Area77 Governor Khris Albano, Area75 Governor Lolet Gabay and Area76 Governor Beth Pableo.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Club-Hopping at Diageo - Resources for Entertainment

Dr. Noy and I went to the Diageo Toastmasters Club at their office in Diageo at Laguna Technopark. Not many know that Diageo is the maker of known liquors like Gilbey's Gin and Smirnoff Vodka. Toastmaster of the Night was Khris Albano. The theme for tonight's meeting was "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" and everybody was given a chance to give a few words on the theme.

I evaluated Fritz's Speech Project #3 entitled "Filipinos and Music". Fritz's speech was about the seemingly natural and exceptional talent of Filipinos with singing and music in general.

Resources for Entertainment-Sample Speech, "That Extra Mile"

That Extra Mile
(Resources for Entertainment, Advanced Speech Project #2 in The Entertaining Speaker Manual, Sep.6,2006, Diageo Phils., Laguna Technopark, Binan, Laguna. Evaluated by Khris Albano, CTM)


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 senior programmers in the Philippines office, I was selected to assist in the project.