Saturday, December 22, 2018

BFComm Club Contest Planning & Preparation

As Contest Chair, I met with Club President Ching today to discuss further the preparations for the upcoming club contest on January 5, 2019. We met at the Mary Grace restaurant in Alabang Town Center at 10 am.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Continental Manila Toastmasters Club 3rd Visit

Continental (or Continental Temic Electronics) Toastmasters Club may be the last club I'll be visiting for the year. Knowing the holiday rush can be terrible at this time of the year, I left home around 9:30 am for the 11 am meeting at Continental. I was still early at 10:35 am.

Attending in today's meeting Continental were: Raul de la Vega, Marivic Turalde, me, Rodelio Tan, Ykhon Yabut, Wenci de Guzman, Aleita Mahinay, Jinnessa Catapia, Karisse Gonzalo and Jeffrey Lim.

(photo credits: Aleita Mahinay)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

BF Community TMC 2018 Christmas Party

Right after the regular Toastmasters club meeting at the function room, the members proceeded to the Cassalu main restaurant for the Christmas Party. This will be the last meeting for the year.

Attending the Christmas Party were (L-R): Marlon, me, Hans, Rema, Bea, Cristina, Leah, Russell, Nelle, Marilyn, Mark and Ching. Duchess had to go back to Alabang.

(photo credits: Bea Indonto)

Dec 15, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting - Advanced Mentoring pwmentorpgm

It's the Christmas Rush but the heavy traffic especially around Las Piñas City didn't stop us from conducting the regular club meeting - and on time!

Attending the meeting at the Cassalu function room were (L-R): Ching, Mark, Leah, me, Marlon, Hans, Marilyn, Duchess, Nelle and Cristina. Not in the picture is Bea (who was taking the photo).

(photo credits: Duchess Munsayac)

Advanced Mentoring-Sample Speech pwmentorpgm, "Out with the Old, In with the New"

This is my 17th prepared speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the BF Community TMC in Las Piñas City in the Dec 15, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting.

Out with the Old, In with the New
(Advanced Mentoring Speech, Pathways Mentor Program, Dec 15, 2018, BF Community TMC, Cassalu Restaurant, Las Piñas City. Evaluated by Nelle Cirujales TM)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Judging at the MicroSpeak Club Contest - International Speech

It's Toastmasters contest season once again and today I was at the Microchip Technology office in Alabang. I was there as one of the judges for the club's contest in the International Speech category.

Shown below in the pic are: Rico Torres, Ralph, Kirsten Joy Segura, Russel Fernando, me, Daniel Gorospe, Kricha Mendoza, Tamar Tan, Jeffrey Ganaba, John Jucar and Coco Galinato.

(photo credits: MicroSpeak TMC)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dec 1, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting - Researching & Presenting PM1

Finally, I'm done with Level 1 of the Presentation Mastery path in Pathways. This is after delivering the 5th speech, Researching & Presenting. Presentation Mastery is my second path in Pathways. My first path is Innovative Planning although I'm not finished with it yet.

Shown in the photo below are (L-R): Standing: Guest Vi, Duchess Marie Cruz Munsayac, Nelle Cirujales, Marlyn Malinao, me, Ed Ramirez, Mark Nuqui, Guest Basher Toboot, Russell Santos and Leonzo Escolar. Sitting: Ching Bognot, Rema Manzano, Lita Hidalgo, Bea Indonto and Cristina Yung.

(photo credits: Cristina Yung)

Researching and Presenting-Sample Speech PM1, "A BMW Safety Tip"

This is my 16th prepared speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the BF Community TMC in Las Piñas City in the Dec 1, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting.

A BMW Safety Tip
(Researching and Presenting Speech, Level 1 Presentation Mastery, Dec 1, 2018, BF Community TMC, Cassalu Restaurant, Las Piñas City. Evaluated by Russell Santos TM)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Power Dressing Seminar at Fluor Daniel

The Power Dressing Seminar pushed through today without major hiccups. Our resource speaker and image consultant, Dina Loomis, was early at the 7th floor venue in Fluor Daniel.

Looking for a parking slot this time around was a breeze for me. Parking was well-coordinated by Fluor Global Communicators TM Club President, John Jucar, with the building security.

Standing (L-R): Hazel, Ghee Desquitado, Rendum Domingo, Boon Cadayona, Leslie Ann Moreno-Marcelino, Abelle Cruz, JK Lopez, Julie Ann Casano-Quero, Marlon Sanchez, Kirsten Joy Segura, Ems Ems and Pastor Gustilo. Seated (L-R): me, Dolly de los Reyes, Dina Loomis, Anne Macalintal and Ed Ramirez.

(photo credits: Anne Macalintal)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

MicroSpeak TM Club-Hopping as General Evaluator

Today, I was at the Microchip Technology Inc. Madrigal Office in Alabang. This was upon the invitation of its Toastmasters Club, MicroSpeak through the VP-Education, Daniel.

The first and last time I was at the Microchip office was when I joined a team for a demo presentation for the Microchip employees. The club hasn't even been formed nor had a name at that time.

Attending today's club meeting as shown below were (L-R): Kricha Mendoza, Janice Dupaya, Chris de Guzman, Russel Fernando, Shaira Marcelo, Loida Canada, Tam Tan, Rico Torres, me, Daniel Gorospe, Mark Pallones, Maelene Makalintal, Iva Salimbao and Joy San Juan.

(photo credits: Kricha Mendoza)

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting - Mentoring pwmentorpgm

Today I delivered my first Mentoring speech in PWMENTGORPGM or the Pathways Mentor Program of Toastmasters. The HOT or Headliners of Tomorrow Contest just concluded last Oct.27, 2018. I wanted to deliver the speech while my mentee's winning the championship was still fresh.

Present at the club meeting as shown below were (L-R): Seated: Loise, Cristina, me, Ching and Leah. Standing: Marlyn, Nelle, Alvin, Hans (Ed's son), Russell's student, Rissa, Russell, Russell's student, Earl, Bea, Leonzo, Renzo, Christian, Mark Nuqui and Jude.

(photo credits: Cristina Yung)

Mentoring Speech-Sample pwmentorpgm, "Too HOT to Stop"

This is my 15th prepared speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the BF Community TMC in Las Piñas City in the Nov 17, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting.

Too HOT to Stop
(Mentoring Speech, Pathways Mentor Program, Nov 17, 2018, BF Community TMC, Cassalu Restaurant, Las Piñas City. Evaluated by Loise Bañez CC)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Checklist to Achieve DTM in the Legacy Program

Just to keep focus and ensure that I'm on the track towards my application for my first DTM award, I'm writing this post. I've documented the checklist towards my DTM in the legacy program and ticked off marks on those requirements that were completed. I've added as well the supporting documentation or references.

Shown below is a section of the back page of the Advanced Leader/ Distinguished Toastmaster Awards Application Form. The back page shows the application sections for the ALS (Advanced Leader Silver) norm which is a prerequisite for the DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) norm.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

QSI Toastmasters Club Visit - 3rd

Upon QSI TMC President Joel's invitation yesterday, I made it to today's club meeting, although 10 minutes late. Traffic at SLEX was unexpectedly heavy, maybe because of a downpour.

Attending in today's club meeting were as follows (L-R).

At the front row: me, Rouella Esguerra, Mark Clinthon Virina, a couple of lady guests, Martin Bas, Rubilynne Bernarte, Richie Barnido. At the back row: Two guests, Norman Paje, Noel Marcelino, Adonis Lalic, Joel de la Cruz, Monching Trinidad, Aldous Pring and Nikku Esplanade.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Club Mentor Certificate Received

Toastmasters certificate in the mail! Today, I got the paper certificate for Club Mentor. This is for getting credit in mentoring the UPS Alabang Toastmaster Club.

Initially, I didn't even think that there would be a certificate. I do know that there would be credit though.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Toastmasters Rookies Contest - Headliners of Tomorrow (HOT)

From the "Conducting a Quality Club Speech Contest" training, we had lunch, in the same venue at Fluor Daniel in Alabang. Thereafter, the Rookies Contest, top-billed as "Headliners of Tomorrow" started.

It was Area Director 74 Kate Allison Gapul who hosted the afternoon affair.

Conducting a Quality Club Speech Contest

Two events in one day! Toastmasters from clubs in Division H gathered today for these two events: training and a mock contest. The morning session was the training on Conducting a Quality Club Speech Contest while in the afternoon, we had the Rookies Contest top-billed as Headliners of Tomorrow or HOT Contest.

(photo credits: JD Morales)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Demo Meeting for First Balfour - Parañaque City

After a few weeks preparation, the Demo Meeting for the First Balfour Toastmasters Club finally happened today at the First Balfour Office near Sucat in Parañaque City.

It was organized by Alabang Community Toastmasters' (ACT) DTM Lolet de los Reyes and First Balfour's HR Trainer, Cherrie Tuazon. We even had online guests attending the meeting, DTM Zaldy Co (shown on-screen below) and Anna Santos from First Balfour.

Shown below are the attendees from the First Balfour office and the members of the demo team.

(photo credits: JK Lopez)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Continental Manila Toastmasters Club 2nd Visit

The second club meeting after Continental's long vacation pushed through today. The first was held last month. Dolly and I were certainly glad that there were more attendees this time.

The photo below was taken at Continental's cafeteria. Dolly, President Jeffrey and I stood at the back for this photo-op before we had our lunch (thanks, Jeff!). We all forgot to take photos at the meeting venue.

(photo credits: Jeffrey Lim)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Oct 20, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting - Evaluation & Feedback 2nd Speech PM1

It was apparently a red-letter day as DTM Rema Manzano came to grace the club meeting and deliver ribbon awards! These were the recognition awards that the club achieved for the preceding term.

Shown in the photo below are (L-R): Nath Batac, Renzo Vergel de Dios, Janice, Paul, Rey Pepino, Ed Ramirez, me, Rema Manzano, Leonzo Escolar, Marlyn Malinao, Leah Catapia, Ana, Ching Bognot and Nelle Cirujales.

(photo credits: Doc Rey Pepino)

Evaluation & Feedback 2nd Speech-Sample PM1, "King of the Road"

This is my 14th prepared speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the BF Community TMC in Las Piñas City in the Oct 20, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting.

King of the Road
(Evaluation & Feedback 2nd Speech, Level 1-Presentation Mastery, Oct 20, 2018, BF Community TMC, Las Piñas City. Evaluated by Rema Manzano DTM)

Friday, October 12, 2018

UPS Alabang Toastmasters Club Mentoring - 11th

The theme for today's club meeting at UPS Alabang was "Teachers' Day". Teachers' Day way celebrated last week and the fun table topics portion today pertained to things about teaching.

Attending in today's meeting were (L-R) Standing: Romer, guest, Wilfreda, Diane, Bing, Philip, me, Nona, Daniel, Anne, Karla, Ron, Owen and Mhelody. Seated: Jayson and Reya.

(photo credits: UPS GBS Alabang)

QSI Toastmasters Club Induction of Officers

The QSI (Quantity Solutions Inc.) Toastmasters Club had its 3rd Induction of Officers today. This was the third because the first induction had Jandy as the Club President. That was followed by the second induction with Nera as president.

Shown below are the new set of club officers (L-R): Joel Brian de la Cruz (President), Nicanor Esplanada (VP Membership), Aldous Pring (VP-Public Relation), Rubilynne Bernarte (Secretary) and Mark Clinton Viriña (Sgt-At-Arms).

(photo credits: Eve Badiola)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Oct 6, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting

We started off the afternoon session supposedly with an officers' meeting as well as a Leaders' Assimilation session at 12:30pm. Unfortunately, only Ching, me, Leah, Renzo and facilitator Raul were present. So we simply had lunch and massage (yeah!) at the small function room of Cassalu. Then we had the usual club meeting at 2 pm.

Shown in the photo below are a couple of masseuses (in white/green) that Ching invited. From L-R: Marilyn, guest Janice, Ed, Russell, me, Raul, Eric, Ching, guest Leonzo (Anne's nephew), guest Tina, Leah, Jude, Nelle, Lita and Renzo.

(photo credits: Ching Bognot)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Coaching Session for the Rookies Contest (HOT)

Cinnabon in Festival Mall was the meeting place for a coaching session for Renzo's contest speech. Renzo is entered in a Rookies Contest named "Headliners of Tomorrow" or HOT Contest. Giving valuable inputs at the coaching session was Leah.

Renzo and I started discussing at 4:30 pm and Leah came later at around 5:30.

(photo credits: Renzo Vergel de Dios)

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep 29, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting

A new venue for our club meetings! We had the Open House Meeting last Sep.22 and held it at the Cassalu Coffee & Kitchen main restaurant. Today, we held the meeting at the Cassalu function area.

Shown below are (L-R): Guests Glenn, Joe and Sherine; Members Alvin, Dolly, Renzo, me, Leah, Duchess, Loise and Ed.

(photo credits: Duchess Munsayac)

Friday, September 28, 2018

UPS Alabang Toastmasters Club Mentoring - 10th, Evaluation & Feedback Evaluator Speech

The club meeting today at UPS Alabang was post 6-months of our club mentoring. It was my 10th club meeting to attend as a club mentor and the theme for today's meeting was "Reality".

Attending in the meeting were (L-R) front row: Robelyn, me, Mhelody, Wilfreda, Leah, Anne, Lors and Romer; back row: Guest Gavin, Jeffrey, Jason and Philip. Reya and Carla were at the meeting but had to leave earlier.

(photo credits: Anne Macalintal)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Continental Manila TMC 1st Visit - Evaluation & Feedback 1st Speech PM1

After three months incommunicado, our Continental Manila TMC contact person Jeffrey agreed to a club visit/ meeting at their facility in Taguig City. With me visiting the club were Dolly and Raul.

Shown below (R-L) are: Jeffrey, Raul, Dolly, me and the members of the Continental Manila Toastmasters Club.

(photo credits: Dolly de los Reyes)

Evaluation & Feedback 1st Speech-Sample PM1, "Restart"

This is my 13th speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the Continental Manila TMC in Taguig City. This was during my first Area Director's Club Visit to Continental last Sep 27, 2018.

(Evaluation & Feedback 1st Speech, Level 1-Presentation Mastery, Sep 27, 2018, Continental Manila TMC, Taguig City. Evaluated by Dolly de los Reyes ACS ALB)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 Open House Meeting - Ice Breaker PM1

It was a well attended Open House Meeting for the BF Community Toastmasters Club. The venue, Cassalu Coffee & Kitchen at Las Piñas City was new to us.

Although we ordinarily meet at 3-5 pm, this time the meeting was set to 2-5 pm to accommodate the registration and overview for the non-toastmaster guests.

(photo credits: BF Community TMC)

Ice Breaker-Sample Speech PM1, "Out of the Rat Race"

This is my 12th speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the BF Community Toastmasters Club (BFComm) Open House Meeting at Cassalu Coffee & Kitchen. This was the first time we were holding a meeting at this new venue.

Out of the Rat Race
(Ice Breaker, Level 1-Presentation Mastery, Sep 22, 2018, BFComm TMC, Cassalu Coffee & Kitchen, Las Piñas City. Evaluated by Cristina Yung CC)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Application for Club Mentor Credit in UPS Alabang TMC

My application for Club Mentor Credit or the Get Credit Form has been signed by UPS Alabang President Jason in the Sep 7 UPS Alabang Club Meeting. By default, the status of new club sponsors and mentors in the report would appear as "PENDING" as shown below.

Friday, September 7, 2018

UPS Alabang Toastmasters Club Mentoring - 9th

National Heroes Day was the theme for today's meeting. The theme was a bit late since we celebrated National Heroes Day last month. This happened because of two (or was it three?) meeting cancellations.

Standing (L-R): Front row: Me, Leah, Philip, Anne, Jessa, Owen, Karla, Jelyn, Ron, Mhelody, Berna. Seated: Reya and Jayson.

(photo credits: UPS GBS Alabang)

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sep 1, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting

Our meeting today was graced by two new guests: Lita Hidalgo and Marlon Rodil. Two, Nelle and Marilyn, were second-timers. I even met Marilyn at the recently concluded Speakers Summit.

Shown below at today's meeting (L-R): (Front) Lita Hidalgo, Duchess, Marlon Rodil, Cristina & Duchess' kids, Loise Bañez, (Back) Me, Leah, Nelle Sy Cirujales, Marilyn Clear, Grace de la Rosa, Mark Nuqui, Alvin Panghulan, Ed, and Ching.

(photo credits: Cristina Yung)

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Alabang Community Toastmasters Club Visit - 1st

Today was my first time to visit the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club as part of my duties as Area 73 Director. Finally! I was previously a member of this club and my last meeting with the Alabang Community Toastmasters Club was February in 2017.

Shown below at today's meeting: (L-R): guests Wynie and Mariel, Sherine, Gerry, me, guest Ricky, Lolet and Ella.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Delivering a Winning Table Topics - Kirk Chester Damasco

Body Language and Gestures - Les Aquino

Speakers Summit 2018-2019

One week going into this Speakers Summit and all seats have been sold out! This is largely thanks to the successful series of promotional materials released by our Division Public Relations Manager, Leah Catapia.

(photo credits: Leah Catapia)

International Prepared Speech Experience - Doddie Felix

Evaluation Do's and Don'ts - Dino Santos

Body Language and Gestures

This presentation was delivered in the Speakers Summit 2018-2019 held at Novartis Healthcare Phils. in Makati City. The Speakers Summit was hosted by Division H under District 75 and was open to all, including non-toastmasters.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Omega Toastmasters Club Visit - 2nd

It was another night of fun and learning at the Omega Toastmasters Club in IPI, Las Piñas City. Unlike in the previous meeting, I was early to arrive this time.

But just my luck, the venue was occupied for a management meeting and the Toastmasters meeting had to be pushed back a little. No worries, I got to chat with a few members while waiting.

Speakers Summit - All Seats Sold Out!

I almost couldn't believe it. With one more week to go to our Speakers Summit, all seats have been sold out. Yep, registration was closed!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

QSI Toastmasters Club Visit - 2nd

The theme for Quantity Solutions Inc. (QSI) Toastmasters club meeting was "National Language Month". It's my second time to visit this club for the 1st round of club visits. My first QSI club visit was two weeks ago. This time around, there were more new faces (at least for me) attending the meeting.

Shown below are (L-R) Front: Rouella, Pia, Martin, Amy, Joy, Marisa, Noel, Nera, Aaron, Tess and Eve. Back: John, Ron, Ricky, Monching, Fiel, and me.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Omega Toastmasters Club Visit - 1st

OMEGA. What a cool name for a Toastmasters club, I thought. It was later when I discovered that Omega Toastmasters Club belongs to International Pharmaceuticals Inc.

This is the company that lists Omega Pain Killer (yes, the popular sports liniment) as one of its many quality health care products. We always have their "Extra Strength" Efficascent Oil at home.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Club Success Planning for 2018-2019

The Club Success Planning session for BF Community TMC started with a pleasant sunny morning over at Mary Grace Cafe in the Alabang Town Center. Already at the venue were Ching, Cristina and Raul. If it weren't for ATC's malfunctioning parking booth boom bar, I would've arrived earlier.

(photo credits: Cristina Yung)

Speakers Summit 2018 Promotional Materials

After the Division Council meeting, our hardworking Division Public Relations Manager, Leah Catapia, buckled down to work. Here's a video teaser material she made for the upcoming Speakers Summit as well as coming-soon events for Division H. This video was released in July 19, 2018. That's one month before the scheduled Speakers Summit in Aug. 18, 2018.

Friday, July 27, 2018

UPS Alabang Toastmasters Club Mentoring - 8th

It was a one kind of an energy-filled meeting today at the UPS GBS Toastmasters Club with new guests and second-timers attending. Not only that, today marked a major milestone where all but one of the prepared speeches were evaluated by the members themselves.

Shown below from left to right: (front) Mhelody, guest, Leah, me, Owen, Lors, Reya, Jason, Anne, Romer and 3 guests, (back) Melvin, Jeffrey, Carla, Ron and Philip.

(photo credits: UPS GBS Alabang)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

QSI Toastmasters Club Visit - 1st

Today was my first visit as Area 73 Director to the QSI Toastmasters Club at the Quantity Solutions Inc. office in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Actually, this was my first Area Club Visit to any club outside of my own (BF Community TMC).

Shown below are some of the attendees in the meeting (from L-R): Mike, Pia, Ron, me, Joel, Ayah, Nera, Ricky, Martin, Noel, Tess, John and Rouella. The theme for today's meeting was "Rainy Days".

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting

It was a wet rainy club meeting today aptly themed "Rainy Season Is Here Again!" By the amount of members and new guests gracing the meeting, it was obvious that the monsoon rains from typhoons "Inday" and "Josie" weren't enough to dampen the Toastmasters spirit.

Shown below are those who attended the meeting.

Standing (L-R): Jude Ola, Russell Santos, Jeff Ganaba, guests Bry and Marvin, Marlon Sanchez, Chris Camacho, Mark Nuqui, guests Grace and Marlyn, me, Renzo Vergel de Dios, Nath Batac, Micha Vergel de Dios, Krissy R. guest Bing, Ed Ramirez.

Seated (L-R): Cristina Yung, Leah Catapia, Dolly de los Reyes, Duchess' kid and Duchess Munsayac,

(photo credits: Leah Catapia)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Club Officers Training 1 of 2018-2019 for Divisions H & K

Early birds! And there was a bunch of us here at Johnson & Johnson's Training Room in Parañque City even before the registration opened. Today was the Toastmasters Club Officers Training Round 1 for both Division H and K. After last night's meeting with the UPS Alabang Toastmasters Club, I failed to check the J&J Training start time, whether it was 8am or 9am. So I came early today just to be sure.
Among the early birds were (L-R): Tess Siapno, Cecile Reynales, Bunz Abuyuan, Toto Gustilo. At the back is Paolo Tipan. That's me farther back and photobombing the Metro South Alabang TMC.

(photo credits: Tess Siapno)

Friday, July 13, 2018

UPS Alabang Toastmasters Club Mentoring - 7th

Today's theme was "Happy Friendship Day" on a wet Friday the 13th. This time, we're seeing more new in-house evaluators. In addition to Ron, Jeffrey is now too, a prepared speech evaluator.

Attending in today's rainy day meeting were (clockwise from left): Mhelody, Owen, Romer, Hella, me, Leah, Anne, Ron, Myzza and Jason. Taking the photo was Jeffrey.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

11th Anniversary Celebration for BF Community TMC

We just turned 11! That's right. It's BF Community Toastmasters Club 11th Anniversary Celebration and it was last June 30 to be exact.

And... it's to celebrate the club's receiving President Distinguished Award!

And... it's the Duchess' Royal Birthday Celebration too! So from the Strategic Planning Meeting and Induction of Officers and New Members, the club members walked towards the Royal Residence in Firenze.

Induction of Officers and New Members 2018-2019

Right after today's Strategic Planning Meeting, the Induction of Club Officers and New Members for the BF Community Toastmasters club followed. This was held at the Function Hall of the Firenze Subdivision in Imus City, Cavite.

Jul 7, 2018 Strategic Planning at Firenze - Write A Compelling Blog

Today, the BF Community Toastmasters Club held its Strategic Planning / Club Meeting at the Firenze Subd. Function Hall in Imus City, Cavite.

Most of the speakers today gave Educational Talks, rather than the usual speech projects. DTM Raul delivered a Keynote Speech that is creditable to his Pathways Project Level 5. Shown below is Raul delivering the Keynote Address speech with me (seated far left) evaluating him.

(photo credits: Leah Catapia)

Write A Compelling Blog-Sample Speech IP4, "Speech Blogging"

This is my 11th speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the BF Community Toastmasters Club (BFComm) in the Jul 7, 2018 Strategic Planning Meeting at Firenze Subd. Imus City, Cavite.

This project (elective in Innovative Planning Level 4) has a few incorporated activities:
  1. Make eight posts on your blog (new or established) over the course of one month.
  2. Share the link to the blog site to the entire club, VP-Education or your evaluator.
  3. Have the blog evaluated by club members using the Blog Evaluation Form.
  4. Deliver a speech to share your experience setting up your blog and posting on the site.
  5. Submit the Project Completion Form to the VP-Education.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Area Directors Training 2018-2019 (Luzon-Wide)

It was another long drive for me today to get to the Area Directors Training. The venue for the training was at the Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman. The training was for Area Directors for all Divisions in Luzon.

Here's the Area Directors Training flyer that was circulated to us in Facebook.

We started off with lunch at around 12 noon in the same training venue. After lunch was an Icebreaker session for Area Directors to somehow get acquainted.

I thought the Icebreaker session was a bit lengthy though. Each person around the room gave a short intro about himself, how he was feeling at the moment (from a list of emoticons), and then give a mini-speech providing the audience "two truths and a lie".

The "two truths and a lie" part was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it took so much time. Some made it a real guessing game for the audience. By the time everyone was done, a whole hour had passed!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018 UPS Club Mentorship Meeting - 6th

It was another fun-filled Toastmasters club meeting today at UPS with the theme "Father's Day". I really tried my best not to be late this time. Yes, I was about 30 minutes early. Some folks there, not members, grumble about my being early for the 6 pm. meeting. Well, better that than late.

Outgoing President Ron Aguila was back from his honeymoon in time for the club elections that was held today. A new Toastmasters year is about to begin on July 1, 2018 and the club needs a new President. A new set of officers was called for and the website's officer list will be updated.

Attending the meeting are shown below (L-R), Anne, Hella, Leah, Myzza, Philip, Mhelody, Jason, Ron, Reya, me, Owen, Jeff and Romer.

(photo credits: Anne Macalintal)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Division H Council First Meeting 2018-2019 Jun 23, 2018

Today, we had our First Division Council Meeting over lunch at Shakey's ATC. The Division's Area Directors were also attending the meeting. Since there were plenty of items up in the agenda, Dolly and I started right off with the discussion. We were later joined in by Cassy and Kates. Soon thereafter, the others followed.
Initially at the meeting were: (clockwise from bottom) Raul dela Vega (MSATC), Daniel Gorospe (Microspeak), Jeffrey Ganaba (BFComm), Gelo Reotutar (Fort Bonifacio), me, Dolly delos Reyes (BFComm), Cassy Masilang (Fort Bonifacio), Kates Gapul (Fort Bonifacio) and Anne Macalintal (MSATC).

(photo credits: Dolly delos Reyes)