Lion City Toastmasters Club
Where Speech Excellence Begins......
The Second Oldest Toastmasters Club in Singapore (Since 1977)
District 80 - Club Number 2086
About Lion City Toastmasters Club
In the mid seventies, a group of graduates from the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) came together to set up the Toastmasters Club strictly for its graduates. The Club received its charter in February 1977.
The Club was then known as AMASIM Toastmasters Club which stands for Advanced Management Alumni of SIM. Due to the lack of logistical support from SIM, it became autonomous and opened its membership to the public in 1980. The Club's name was subsequently changed to Lion City Toastmasters Club that year.
Due to rising costs of meeting venues, the Club has changed its meeting location several times: from Mandarin Hotel to Weiqi Association and then to The Pines. In September 2008, the Club found a new and hip home at the Geek Terminal, located at 55 Market Street #01-01. As at 2011, the meeting location is at IFPAS Building, 7 Hongkong Street which is ideal for working executives. As of March 2012, IFPAS building was sold and hence we are now meeting at ParkMall, Level 13 Jubilence Room (Unit 13-02), which is near Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and prove to be an even more convenient location.
The Club has been active in promoting public speaking in Singapore. It sponsored SIM Toastmasters Club in 1984, NCOC 1 Toastmasters in 1993 which was later renamed Tampines Changkat Toastmasters Club, and the New Millenium Toastmasters Club in 1998.
On 1 July 1999, our Club members Soh Swee Kiat, ATMS, and Augustine Lee, DTM, sponsored CPA Australia Toastmasters Club. The new Club was mentored by S Ganesamoorthy, CTM and Lua Choon Huat, CTM.
On 1 January 2000, our Club members Ng Seng Chuan, then ATM-S, and Chee Lay Hong, CTM, sponsored the STB Toastmasters Club, an in-house club of the Singapore Tourism Board. The Club was mentored by Mae Tan, CTM, and Donald Tan, CTM.
Our members have served in various capacities in the District as a District Governor, District Public Relations Officer and Area Governors. The senior members are also in demand as evaluators in other Toastmasters Clubs here.
Lion City Toastmasters Club has and always will be one of the leading Toastmasters Clubs in Singapore.
The Values of Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International’s core values are integrity, dedication to excellence, service to the member, and respect for the individual. These are values worthy of a great organization, and we believe we should incorporate them as anchor points in every decision we make. Our core values provide us with a means of not only guiding but also evaluating our operations, our planning, and our vision for the future.
The Vision of Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their 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.
The Mission of Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.
Through its member Clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.
It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of Clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs.
The Mission of the Club
The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop and practice communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
In Lion City Toastmasters Club, we believe in “Every Member Matters” and
we are committed to making our club the
“Premier Public Speaking Club” in Singapore!
It is here “Where Speech Excellence Begins…”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1: Can I visit your club as a Guest first?
You are most welcome to visit us as a Guest to experience our Chapter Meeting (See Q3). We charge SGD10 as guest fee in order to cover our rental and to provide some light refreshments. The guest fee can be used to offset the membership fees once you decide to join us as a member.
Q2: How much is your membership fees?
There is a one-time initial registration fee of SGD40. Our annual subscription fee is SGD300 or semi-annual fee at SGD165. Do visit us for more information.
As a member, you will receive:
· New Member Kit. This will be sent directly from Toastmasters International from the United States and include a basic Competent Communication Manual and a basic Competent Leadership Manual. To achieve the title of "Competent Communicator (CC)", you must complete the 10 assignments (which require you to deliver a speech in front of live audience) inside the Competent Communication Manual. A letter will be sent to your Employer when you achieve the CC title (optional).
· Monthly "Toastmasters" Magazine. You will receive a hardcopy of the "Toastmasters" Magazine directly from Toastmasters International in the United States.
· One to One Coaching. New members will be assigned a "Mentor" who is an experienced Toastmaster in the club and get help to prepare the first 3 speeches.
· Opportunity to Participate in Meeting Roles & Practice giving your Speeches in front of a live audience. Opportunity to deliver speeches is strictly a member's privileges.
Q3: What kind of training will I receive at your club?
At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Members use materials provided by Toastmasters International through participation in a chapter meeting.
Each chapter meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice:
· Conducting meetings. Members will be assigned meeting official roles such as "Toastmaster of the Evening" (the Master of Ceremony for the meeting), Table Topic Masters, Time Keeper, Ah Counter etc in order for them to practice leadership and parliamentary procedures in a formal business meeting.
· Giving impromptu speeches. Members present one-to two-minute impromptu speeches on assigned topics.
· Presenting prepared speeches. Three or more members present speeches based on projects from the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Program manuals. Projects cover such topics as speech organization, voice, language, gestures, and persuasion.
· Offering constructive evaluation. Every prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.