Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Triple Crown Award 2017-2018

Here are the certificates I received for three awards that made me eligible for the Triple Crown Award. Only the first two, ACG and ALB (from the old Toastmasters program) are hardcopies sent through the mail. The Pathways certificate, Innovative Planning Level 1, was saved by me from the website.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Awarding of Innovative Planning Level 1 Certificate

This is my first award under the Pathways program of Toastmasters. The award is a Pathways system-generated certificate which may be printed. I simply edited the image (jpg) file and added my photo in the available space.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting - Researching and Presenting

This afternoon, I delivered my Researching and Presenting Speech of the Innovative Planning Path, Level 1. Though I felt a bit tired due to a morning activity for my HPL Project, this speech turned out really well. It is a sequel to my previous speech entitled, "I.F. (Intermittent Fasting)".

I also had the chance to evaluate two contestants for the upcoming Area level Contest on March 3: Cristina Yung and Duchess Munsayac. They wanted me to specifically evaluate their speeches as contest pieces.

(photo credits: Duchess Munsayac)

Researching & Presenting-Sample Speech IP1, "Intermittent Fasting Made Easy"

This speech was delivered at the BF Community Toastmasters Club (BFComm) in the Feb.17, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting. Ching Bognot evaluated me for this speech. Incidentally, she was delivering a similar speech project, "Research Your Topic", from the Competent Communicator manual. Before this meeting, Ching and I conducted my High Performance Leadership Project by way of a Public Speaking Workshop for the Commission on Youth of the Presentation of the Child Jesus Parish Church.

High Performance Leadership Program Milestones

At the culmination of my HPL's Public Speaking Workshops for the PCJ Parish Church Commission on Youth, we, the facilitators, received this nice certificate from the PCJ Parish Coordinator and signed by the Parish Priest.

High Performance Leadership Slide Presentation

Shown below is my slide presentation for one of the activities in my High Performance Leadership Project. The Public Speaking Workshops that we conducted would be the culmination of my High Performance Leadership (HPL) Program Milestones.

High Performance Leadership Project Activities

I was early today at the Presentation of the Child Jesus Parish Church in BF Homes, Parañaque City to conduct a series of Public Speaking Workshops to participants coming from the parish's Commission on Youth. The workshop starts at 8am but I was there a little past 7am. This would be the culmination of prior preparations for my HPL.

Ching is a co-club member and is one of my Guidance Committee members. She will help facilitate the workshops as Timer or Timekeeper. Unfortunately, Raul, the assigned evaluator already messaged that he might be late.

(photo credits: Ching Bognot)

Sunday, February 4, 2018

A Mentoring Speech - "More of Les"

This speech was delivered by a former mentee of mine, Anne Macalintal CC CL IPL1 at the MSATC Feb.3 Regular Meeting. It is her speech project for Mentoring, Innovative Planning Level 2 of Pathways.

It isn't everyday that someone talks about me in their speech and so I'm featuring her speech here as an article. I'm deeply touched, actually. Anne is the current VP Education of MSATC and is one of the most creative and passionate toastmasters I know.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Feb 3, 2018 Club-Hopping at MSATC - Evaluation & Feedback 2nd Speech

After the regular Toastmasters meeting at my home club, I club-hopped over to MSATC which, coincidentally, was having a meeting on the same day. It was a deviation from their normal 2nd and 4th Saturday schedule because of an anticipated conflict with their area contest.

The meeting theme was "Kings and Queens of Hearts" in observance of the forthcoming Valentine's Day. It's my second time to visit the club. My first club-hopping to MSATC was at their old venue.

(photo credits: Anne Macalintal)

Evaluation & Feedback Second Speech-Sample IP1, "IF-Intermittent Fasting"

This speech was delivered at the Metro South Toastmasters Toastmasters Club (MSATC) in their Feb 3, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting at Social Space Co-working, CTP Alpha Towers. This version addresses and incorporates the feedback on the first version of the Evaluation & Feedback Speech. Parts of the speech text below that are in red show the added changes. Usage of jargon have been deleted.

IF - Intermittent Fasting
(Evaluation & Feedback Second Speech, Level 1-Innovative Planning, Feb 3, 2018, MSATC, SocialSpace Coworking, Alabang. Evaluated by Eve Badiola, ACB)

Feb 3, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting

I delivered my second Pathways speech today. It is the Evaluation and Feedback - First Speech of Level 1, Innovative Planning (Part 1). I also had my evaluation of Duchess speech evaluated by General Evaluator Ching (Part 3). The Part 2 was done at the Metro South Alabang Toastmasters Club (MSATC) meeting later in the evening.

(photo credits: Duchess Munsayac)

Evaluation & Feedback First Speech - Innovative Planning 1, "IF"

This speech was delivered at the BF Community Toastmasters Club in the Feb 3, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting at MMCP.

(Evaluation & Feedback First Speech, Level 1-Innovative Planning, Feb 3, 2018, BFComm TMC, MMCP, Las Piñas. Evaluated by Duchess Munsayac ACB ALB)

Sharing Your Vision - HPL Project for PCJ-COY

In this assignment, a Toastmaster will develop and describe a vision, write a mission statement based on that vision. define core values that will guide the project, and then communicate his idea to his Toastmasters club in a five- to six-minute presentation.

The mission statement is based on the vision, and to be kept at 50 words or less. The core values will be a list of three to four items that will guide the leadership project.

This presentation, called "Sharing Your Vision", is the first of two presentations for the High Performance Leadership (HPL) project. It was presented to the BF Community Toastmasters Club in the February 3, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting at MMCP, Las Piñas City.