SCRIPT FOR TOASTMASTER OF THE DAY
Good morning President, fellow toastmasters and honored guests.
It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome you to Nanyang Brasstacks
Toastmasters Club. I’d also like to extend the SCE, NTU welcome to some of
our special guests who are here to join us today. They are Toastmaster
Raymond Ho and Toastmaster Pan Heng. Not a stranger to Nanyang Brasstacks
is CTM Jacob Gan who enthusiastically joins us from NBS Club, this afternoon.
There are 2 main parts of our Toastmasters club meeting. Firstly, The Table
Topics Session, where members can practise their “Thinking and Speaking on
their feet” skills. This session is also known as the Impromptu Speech section.
In Part 2, which is the Prepared Speech session, we have members who will be
delivering speeches based on the 10 projects from the basic Communication &
Leadership Manual. In addition, As well as 2 speakers who will be presenting
their Advanced Projects.
As Toastmaster of the Day, it is my duty to introduce the appointment holders
who will assist in the running of today’s programme.
To keep track of the time spent by each speaker, we have a Timer and he is
Toastmaster Pan Heng.
To handle the administrative and logistics matters we have our very own
Sergeant-At-Arms for today’s meeting. He is Toastmaster Gong Ruibin.
Now this is the moment that all of us are waiting for, the “Table Topics” session.
This is the “Impromptu speaking” session. Pl volunteer yourself for this speech.
The time allocated for each speaker is 2 minutes. At the 1st minute, the green
lights will be switched on by the timer. At 1 min 30 sec, the amber light will be
switched on and at 2 minutes, the red light will be shown. The buzzer will be
activated at 2 mins 30 secs. To make the session more challenging each
member or guest is provided with a voting slip. To qualify for a voting, the
participant must speak for a t least 1 minute and not more than 2 mins 30 secs.
At the end of the session you will be casing your vote and the Sergeant At arms
will collect your voting slip from you. So do take up the challenge and speak.
To provide us with the challenge for today’s Table Topics session, we have
Toastmaster Aileen Ng Cheng Cheng from the Communication Skills Division.
Toastmaster Aileen please.
(After last participant and Table Topics masters summarises)
Thank you Toastmaster Aileen Ng for the interesting spread of topics. Before we
cast the vote for the Best Table Topics Speaker, let us have the Timer’s Report.
Thank you Toastmaster Pan Heng. You can now fill in your voting slip.
[SECOND SESSION begins]
Let us continue with the second session of today’s meeting. As mentioned earlier
for today we have speakers who are presenting from their basic Communication
and Leadership Manual and the Advanced Manuals. For today’s meeting
Nanyang Brasstacks is proud to feature 6 fellow Toastmasters who will be
delivering their prepared speeches.
The first speaker for this session will be doing Project 1 – which is the Ice
Breaker. The Objectives for the project are to begin speaking before an
audience, understand which areas require particular emphasis in a speech and
to introduce oneself to Club members.
To evaluate this project we have Toastmaster Tian Feng.
To present this project we have Toastmaster Annalisa Tan.
The second speaker for this session will be doing Project 3 – which is Organize
Your Speech. The Objectives for the project are to organize your thoughts into a
logical sequence that leads to a clearly defined goal. The Speech outline should
contain an opening, body and a conclusion.
I will be evaluating this project.
To present this project we have Toastmaster Tian Feng.
For this session, I will be doing Project 4 – which is To Show What You Mean.
The objectives for this project are To learn the value of gestures and body
movements as part of the speech, To explore the different ways of using body
language, to develop a sense of timing and natural smooth body movement.
To evaluate this project we have Toastmaster Raymond Ho.
To present this project would be myself, Nimmi Jayathurai.
The fourth speaker for this session will be doing Project 8 – which is Add Impact
to your Speech. The objectives for this project are To learn the value of props in
speaking and to use props effectively in presentations.
To evaluate this project we have Jacob Gan CTM.
To present this project would be TM Raymond Ho.
The fifth speaker for this session will be doing the Competent Leader project. The
title of the speech would be Meeting Roles and Responsibilities.
To evaluate this project we have Charles Graham CTM.
To present this project would be Anil Pathak CTM.
The sixth speaker for this session will be doing Advanced Project (AP1) – which
is 'Speaking to Inform' from the Advanced Communication and Leadership
The objectives for this project are:
Select new and useful information to present to the audience
Organise the information for easy understandability and retention
Present the information in a way that will help motivate the audience to learn
The title of my speech with be "Learn how to fly".
To evaluate this project we have Khong Chooi Peng DTM AL.
To present this project would be Charles Graham CTM.
Before we cast our vote for the Best Prepared Speech let is have The timer’s
Thank you Toastmaster Pan Heng. Pl fill up your voting slips to vote for the Best
Prepared Speech speaker and hand it to the Sergeant-At-Arms.
We will now invite the Project Evaluators to give us their evaluations of the
speeches delivered by the respective speakers. The time limit allowed for each
evaluator is 2-3 minutes. At the 2 nd minute the green light will be switched on, at
2 mins and 30 secs, the amber light will come on, and at 3 minutes the right light
will be shown. The buzzer will be rung at 3 mins 30 secs.
To evaluate the first speaker TM Annalisa Tan we have Toastmaster Tian Feng
from Nanynag Brasstacks.
Nimmi Jayathurai [Evaluator]
Raymond Ho [Evaluator]
Jacob Tan CTM [Evaluator]
Charles Graham CTM [Evaluator]
Charles Graham CTM
Khong Chooi Peng DTM, AL
Thank you for all your evaluations. Now before we cast the vote for the Best
Evaluator, let us have the timer’s report to tell us who qualifies for voting.
Pl fill up your voting slip to vote for the Best Evaluator and hand it to the Sergeant
Now the exciting moment that all of you have been waiting for, the Presentation
of Awards. We shall present the project ribbons for the Best Table Topics Best
prepared speeches, followed by the Best Evaluator.
It gives me great pleasure to invite our club president to present these awards.
For completing Project _________ Toastmaster_________
The Best Table Topics Speaker is ___________________
The Best Prepared Speech Speaker is _______________
The Bet Evaluator is Toastmaster _________________
After the presentation of awards,
Thank you for attending this Toastmaster meeting – our next meeting would be
30 Aug 2003 Sat 1030 am.