Friday, November 27, 2015

Advanced 2015 Year-Ender Meeting

With busy weeks and horrendous traffic ahead during the holidays, we decided to have an advanced year-Ender Toastmasters meeting/party. We stayed just outside of the Azumi Hotel's Romulo Restaurant (where we ordered food) to enjoy the cool evening air.

Shown below are: Anne, Les, Inah, Lolet and Ian.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Evaluation and Improv Training at Fluor

It was a first time for me to attend an Improv training today. It was at the Evaluation and Improv Training held at the Fluor office in the Asian Star Building, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang.

Attending with me from Alabang Community Toastmasters (ACT) Club was Inah Tolentino (standing, wearing black and center in the front row). Shown below at the front row, sitting, from 2nd to the left (L-R): Joko Magalong, Jeeves de Veyra, Sasi Casas and Duane Galang.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct 24, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting - Make Them Laugh

Delivered my 3rd advanced speech project, Make Them Laugh from the Humorously Speaking manual. The speech, entitled "Tres Marias", was evaluated by Lolet.

(Shown below: Jonathan Oblea, Lolet, Les, Eric Carandang and Ian)

Make Them Laugh-Sample Speech, "Tres Marias"

This speech was delivered at the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club in the October 24, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting.

Tres Marias
(Make Them Laugh, Advanced Speech Project #3 in Humorously Speaking Manual, Oct.24,2015, ACT Club, Hermanos Taco Shop, Alabang. Evaluated by Lolet delos Reyes, DTM)


Good afternoon fellow Toastmasters. Can anyone guess how many daughters I have? (if no one guesses correctly), Come on, it’s in the title of my speech! Tres Marias! (if someone guesses correctly) There you go! Hey, you’re sharp! Give the guy a jacket!

Yes, I have three daughters and their ages are spaced 2 years apart. So yeah, you could say that the 3 of them came one after the other and folks refer to them as Tres Marias.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Three-Person Toastmasters Meeting

This is the smallest meeting group I attended. But both Inah and Eric were ready for their speeches. I was Toastmaster of the Day and just proceeded with the meeting even with just the three of us. The venue was at Hermanos Taco Shop at Molito, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

(Shown below: Inah, Eric and Les)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3, 2015 Club Officers Training - Make Up

Attended the Club Officers Training conducted by Raul dela Vega c/o BF Community TMC at Kei Restaurant in Las PiƱas City.

(shown below: guest, Ian, Les, Rema, Loise, Raul, guest, Duchess, guest, Roselle, Dolly, Robert, guest, Cristina, Lolet)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting - Leave Them With A Smile

I delivered my 2nd advanced speech project, Leave Them With A Smile, from the Humorously Speaking manual. Entitled "Into the Contest Zone", the speech was evaluated by Michael Jacinto. Interestingly, both Dolly and Ian just competed from a speech contest prior to the meeting at Hermanos Taco Shop in Molito Alabang.

(Shown below: Dolly delos Reyes, Eric Carandang, Tere Canlas, Kristine Lye Salute, Ian, Lolet, me, and Michael Jacinto)

Leave Them With a Smile-Sample Speech, "Into the Contest Zone"

This speech was delivered at the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club in the September 26, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting.

Into the Contest Zone
(Leave Them With a Smile, Advanced Speech Project #2 in Humorously Speaking Manual, Sep.26,2015, ACT Club, Hermanos Taco Shop, Alabang. Evaluated by Michael Jacinto, CC ALS)


Good afternoon fellow Toastmasters. Well, the speech contest season is once again in the air! And we congratulate toastmaster Ian/Dolly for his successful participation in this morning’s Division contest.

I remember the first time I participated in a speech contest many years ago. But I was not a contestant then. No. I was a test speaker or what was also known as model speaker.

A test speaker is one who speaks in an evaluation contest and the contestants evaluate the test speaker. The contestant with the best evaluation wins.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting

Attended a joint meeting of ACT and BFComm TMC at the Signature Lounge of the Bellevue Hotel in Northgate, Alabang. Re-delivered a pocket speech entitled "A Painting and a Plate."

Shown below: Les, Ian, Ernest, Dolly, Kristine, Daisy, Lolet and Sugar Loise.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Demo Meeting for Microchip - Madrigal, Alabang

At the Microchip Demo Meeting, I assumed the role of Toastmaster of the Day. The Demo Team included Ian Lagutan (Prepared Speaker SP#6)and Lolet delos Reyes (Evaluator) from ACT, Hiroki Ikari (Table Topics Respondent) and Rick Jayson Senales (Table Topics Master).

Attending from Microchip are Jared Remulta, Doug Chaffee and the rest of the Microchip Team. That's Doug Chaffee at the rightmost part of the picture.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting

Evaluated Antoinette Molleno for her 3rd Basic Speech entitled "Our Vehicle for Awakening", as well as Lolet's advanced speech, Warm Up Your Audience. from the Humorously Speaking manual, entitled "Minors". Venue was at Hermanos Taco Shop in Molito, Alabang.

Shown below (clockwise from left): Les, Jonathan, Anne, Christian, VK, Kristine, Ian, Lolet, Antoinette, Vince dela Cruz.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul 25, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting - Warm Up Your Audience

Delivered my 1st advanced speech project - Warm Up Your Audience. This is from the Humorously Speaking Manual. The speech entitled "Oldies but Goodies" was evaluated by Humorous Speech Champion Ed Fabonan.

(Shown below: Ian, Anne Macalintal, Jonathan Oblea, Tetet Salazar, Kristine Lye Salute, Inah Tolentino, Rogel Mari Sese, Ed Fabonan, Guest, Lolet, Les, Tere Canlas, Trish Ealdama at Hermanos Taco Shop, Molito, Alabang)

Warm Up Your Audience-Sample Speech, "Oldies But Goodies"

This speech was delivered at the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club in the July 25, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting.

Oldies But Goodies
(Warm Up Your Audience, Advanced Speech Project #1 in Humorously Speaking Manual, Jul.25,2015, ACT Club, Hermanos Taco Shop, Alabang. Evaluated by Ed Fabonan, DTM)


Good afternoon fellow Toastmasters. Some of you know me as a church worker in our parish. And no, I don’t get paid for being a parish worker, although I wish I did! I’m a commentator at the parish.

For those not familiar, a commentator is one who leads in the responses to prayers and even songs during the Holy Mass. I work as a commentator in Sunday masses, weekday masses, baptisms, even funeral masses. But my favorites are the wedding masses.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jun 27, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting

Took on a Speech Evaluator role for the June 27, 2015 ACT club meeting held at Amici Restaurant, ATC, Alabang. Guests included Jared Remulta and GM Doug Chaffee. Both are from Microchip and were observing the Toastmasters meeting. This would be the basis for the Microchip Demo Meeting at their office in Alabang.

Below left: Jared Remulta, Les and Myles Orense.
Below right: Tetet Salazar, Doug Chaffee, Jared and Les.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting - The Motivational Speech

Delivered my 5th advanced speech project, The Motivational Speech, from The Professional Speaker manual. The speech, entitled "Earn Google Dollars with Blogs", was delivered at Amici Restaurant, ATC, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

(Shown below: Guests, Raul, Les, guest, Tetet, Lolet, Jan Mangahas, Ian, Inah, Anne and Myles Orense)

The Motivational Speech-Sample Speech, "Earn Google Dollars with Blogs"

This speech was delivered at the Alabang Community Toastmasters club in the June 13, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting.

Earn Google Dollars with Blogs
(The Motivational Speech, Advanced Speech Project #5 in The Professional Speaker Manual, Jun.13,2015, ACT Club, Amici Restaurant, Alabang. Evaluated by Raul dela Vega, DTM)


Good afternoon fellow Toastmasters. A couple of months ago I posted a status update on Facebook showing two pictures. (show the facebook pictures) Some of you here have seen these pictures, and they seem to have generated a bit of interest. Although these pictures were posted 2 months ago, they were actually taken 5 years ago.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting

Took on a speech evaluator role in this meeting held at Amici Restaurant, ATC, Alabang.

Shown below are: Brian Canson, Tetet, Inah, Daisy, Lolet, guest, Myles Orense, Les and Roselle Ganotisi.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Apr 11, 2015 Toastmasters Meeting

Assumed the role of Toastmaster of the Day in a meeting held at Amici Restaurant, ATC, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Shown below: Inah, Ernie Demoy, Antoinette Molleno, guest, Raul, Trish Ealdama, Lolet, Les, Daisy "Happy Days" Tasic, VK, Christian and Joycy Ann Dayang.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Demo Meeting for Alabang Community TMC (Relaunch) - Bellevue Hotel, Alabang

Assumed the role of Demo Evaluator in the Demo Meeting for the relaunch of the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club, evaluating Ian Lagutan. Attending were Ponciano "Jun" Carillo (Toastmaster of the Day), Lolet delos Reyes, Ian Lagutan (Prepared Speaker), Inah Tolentino, Ernest Demoy and Raul dela Vega (General Evaluator) and guests.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Judging in an Area Speech Contest at Grace Toastmasters Club

Today was my first stint as a contest judge. It came out of the blue. I suppose Raul was scouting around for a contest judge in a Joint Area Speech Contest and Mam Lolet gave my name.

The venue for the Joint Area Speech Contest was W.R. Grace Operation Center,Inc. iHub-1 Building, Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest Corporate City. Filinvest Alabang, Alabang Muntinlupa. It was hosted by the Grace Toastmasters Club.