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Lion City Toastmasters Club
 Where Speech Excellence Begins......
The Second Oldest Toastmasters Club in Singapore (Since 1977)
District 80 - Division E - Area 4 - Club Number 2086

Welcome to Singapore's Premier Public Speaking Club
 
 
Announcement:

Our next regular chapter meeting in July will be on 17 July and 31 July2017.


NEW Location: 10 Anson Road #28-15 International Plaza Singapore 079903
Please email to lioncitytoastmasters@yahoo.com.sg for enquiries.


 

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Public speaking is a critical skill for those who want to achieve career and personal success. Your clients, colleagues and bosses will assess you based on what you say and how you present yourself to them. By becoming a toastmaster, you will be able to equip yourself with the presentation skills to impress your audiences anytime. You will master the art of speech writing and presentation skills that will make you an effective communicator. 



Our new meeting venue is at: 

10 Anson Road #28-15 International Plaza Singapore 079903 
 The nearest MRT is Tanjong PagarMRT

Don’t procrastinate, join us now!

Call  Club President DTM CK Ting at 3116 2218

or email: lioncitytoastmasters@yahoo.com.sg
 



Presidential Address - Let Us Begin!

 “All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.”
These words were made by Mr. John F Kennedy the 35thPresident of the United States, in his Inaugural Speech on January 20, 1961. 

He is of course referring to the greater cause of uniting the Americans when he made the speech. He is talking about a greater Vision, and he is saying that the important thing is to start the journey.

For guests, or first time visitors to a toastmasters club, my congratulations ! You have taken the first step in your own journey to learn public speaking, and I sure hope to see you around.

For the new toastmasters among us, my congratulations as well! You have already started the journey. But fret not, the toastmasters journey will not take more than a lifetime for you.

For the seasoned toastmasters among us, my congratulations too! For we have stayed on to carrying on the mission & vision of our founder, Mr. Ralph C Smedley, whom in 1924 at the basement of YMCA in Santa Ana, California, founded the toastmasters movement.

John F Kennedy spoke about beginning a Vision, and so as toastmasters, do you know what is the Vision of Toastmasters International?

Well, as quoted from the TI website, it is stated “Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve the full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.”

I certainly hope that your reason of joining a toastmasters club is aligned with the Vision of toastmasters International.

For I have seen people who joined a toastmasters club for Power, Prestige and Popularity.

Power because TI offers an organizational structure where you can have executive powers in running a club, an area, a division, a district or even the entire TI movement as an International Director.

Prestige because TI offers speech contest like this where you can excel and perhaps even been known as the World Champion, let alone a club, area, district or division champion.

Popularity because TI offers great networking opportunity for you to meet your personal or business agenda.

My fellow toastmasters please don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that there is anything wrong in pursuing the 3 “P”s – these are inherent in the TI system and there is nothing wrong with the system that has worked for over 80 years.

My only plea, my friends, is that while pursuing the 3 “P”s, let’s not forget the 4th “P” – propagating the Vision of Toastmasters International.

Whether you are serving as an officer for Toastmasters International, or representing your club, area, division or district in speech contests, or networking within the movement,

- Let’s not forget that we need to empower people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams.

- Let’s not forget that we are here to improve our communication and leadership skills.

- Let’s not forget that we must help each other find the courage to change.

Whether you are a seasoned toastmaster, or a new member, or even a first time visitor, I plea with you that together, we can achieve great things through a great vision.

And so, as John F Kennedy said in the same speech: “ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country”

I appeal to you: Ask not what the toastmasters club can do for you, but what you can do for the toastmaster’s movement.

Whatever is your current position, wherever you are, let us begin.

By Ting Chee Kheong DTM

Club President
Exco 2015-2016




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