Saturday, November 18, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 Toastmasters Meeting - How to Conduct Productive Meetings

With a meeting theme "There's nothing like you and me", I finally delivered my last requirement for the ACG award (Advanced Communicator Gold). This is the 1-hour talk on "How to Conduct Productive Meetings" presentation from the Success/Leadership programs of Toastmasters. Right after the presentation, I submitted my ACG application form to VPE Krissy who had to leave with Pres. Leah for an Area Council meeting.

(photo credits: Duchess Munsayac)

Shown above are (L-R): Duchess, Vanessa, Cecil, Chris, Marlon, Cristina and Mars Mercado (guest).

How to Conduct Productive Meetings

Learn the techniques and dynamics for conducting productive meetings in any group. This presentation is from the Success/Leadership programs. The Success/Leadership programs may be applied in a Toastmasters club to enhance members' skills; in companies to increase employees' skills and promote awareness of Toastmasters; and in the community to enhance the general public's skills and to promote awareness of Toastmasters.

The following educational talk on "How to Conduct Productive Meetings" was presented to the BF Community Toastmasters Club in the November 18, 2017 Toastmasters Meeting at MMCP, Las Piñas City.

Speech and Beyond Seminar

I attended the Speech and Beyond training session with 3 of BFComm club members: Pres.Leah, VPE Krissy and Chris. I even won a bite-sized chocolate bar for the demo evaluation contest where Eve Badiola of MSAT Club was test speaker.

The training was held at the Fluor office building and was sponsored by Area 71 under Area Director Jen. Resource speakers were Raul dela Vega (Table Topics, Evaluation), Wilson Lee (Speaker's Block) and Lito Baldisimo.

(photo credits: Jeffrey Ganaba)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Mentoring: When Does It End?

At a recent club meeting, I gave an educational talk, and this was on Mentoring. Mentoring is one of the modules of the Successful Club Series.

Everyone in the audience had a fair grasp of the value of mentoring. In one of my final slides, the title read, "A Finite Relationship", even emphasizing it with the statement "It should not last forever". And to that, I asked the audience, "So, when does mentoring end?" Someone volunteered, "One year!" Another said, "one month!"

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Chapter 1 - Southern Voice Article

The following article was not written by me, but by a former mentee of mine, Anne Macalintal. It appeared in the Maiden Issue of Southern Voice, the Official Newsletter of the Metro South Alabang Toastmasters Club (MSATC) last October 28, 2017.

I referenced a portion of this article (boxed in blue, below) in the powerpoint presentation of my Mentoring Educational Talk.


“Mentoring” discusses how having or being a mentor can benefit club members and the club as a whole. It is one of several modules in the Successful Club Series. The Successful Club Series address the subject of quality club meetings. Members will learn about the skills and standards they must strive to achieve for their club to be successful.

The following educational talk on "Mentoring" was presented to the BF Community Toastmasters Club in the November 4, 2017 Toastmasters Meeting at MMCP, Las Piñas City.

Nov 4, 2017 Toastmasters Meeting - Mentoring Talk

I presented an educational talk on Mentoring. This is the first presentation I gave in partial fulfillment of the requirements for my ALB award (Advanced Leader Bronze). Although the presentation does not require a formal evaluation, it being a talk and not a speech project, I still gave an evaluation form to ACS Ed Ramirez.

(photo credits: Duchess Munsayac)