Thursday, July 27, 2006

Guest Evaluation at UPS Toastmasters Club

Today Les attended the UPS ACSC Toastmasters Club meeting as guest evaluator upon the invitation of DivGov. Dona Ado. The meeting was held at the 5th floor of the NOL Towers Bldg in the Madrigal Business Park, Alabang. Club President SB Lim and VP Education Denisse Lim were there to welcome guests. A stickler for time, SB Lim reversed the programme sequence and went ahead to discuss the club's business matters while waiting for the other guest evaluators to arrive. DivGov. Rema Manzano attended the meeting as General Evaluator.

There were 4 prepared speakers and 2 table topic speakers. Since Gov. Lolet and Beth didn't make it, it was up to Rema and Les to do the evaluation jobs. Les evaluated two prepared speakers: Anne Reyes and Cecil Cuapiaco for speech#1 and #2 respectively as well as the impromptu speakers Eva and Cris. Anne delivered an emotional Icebreaker Speech entitled "A Dream Come True". Cecil delivered AND sang her speech entitled "Simple Lessons Matter" where she used the mnemonic DKNY to structure and remember the points of her speech. How clever! It was a very enthusiastic and productive meeting. With everybody keeping within their alloted time, the meeting promptly ended at 8:00pm much to everybody's delight.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Club Officers' Training

The second batch of the Club Officers' Training for Toastmasters was held today at the 2nd floor of the Admin Building of the Bureau of Customs, Airport Road, Pasay City. The first batch had their training the previous day at the Meralco Mini Theater in Ortigas. In the second batch, the ON Semiconductor Toastmasters Club was represented by 4 members: Dr. Noy Josef, Agnes Cabalu, Ace Udarbe and Les Aquino. District officers included the current District President Allan Olmilla, outgoing District President Elisa Tay. The meat of the training was conducted by Lt.Governor for Education, Gina Mapua. She explained all the roles and responsibilities of the Club Officers as well as a presentation of the webpages of the website. Her training was very informative and comprehensive.

After the training, a session for case study discussion was announced. The audience was broken up into the groupings of club officership. This means the Club Presidents were grouped together, the VP's for Education were grouped together and so forth. Agnes and Ace joined the Secretary group while Les joined the VP for Public Relations group. Outgoing DivGov. Dr. Noy presided over the Case Study sessions. Case problems were given to the groups for them to work out. Right after the case study sessions, the groups created simple powerpoint slides which were later presented.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Graduation Speech at Engineers Workshop

A CTM graduation speech today was delivered by Les Aquino to cap the meeting in the Engineers Presentation Skills Workshop. The Engineers' Workshop was envisioned to help ON Semiconductor engineers in English proficiency as well as general presentation skills. Club Toastmasters Dr. Noy, Dan Benig, Gerry Ong, Mic Tuason and Roxy Borromeo as well as the engineers' supervisors helped in the coaching and mentoring.

In attendance in today's meeting were Gerry Ong, Mic Tuason, Dr. Noy Josef, Doris Asis, Leo Lim, Elvis Abellera, Ana Dichoso, Dino Pasturan and other engineers. Les' speech, entitled "In the Eyes of a Child, A Vision of Hope" was evaluated by Dr. Noy. The speech is #10 in the basic manual - "Inspire Your Audience". His speech described his personal experiences with the Worldvision program. Worldvision is an international organization with a goal of sponsoring children's education worldwide.

Later in the evening, Les and Dr. Noy attended the club meeting of the Kimberly-Clark Phils. in San Pedro, Laguna. Other guests attending the club meeting included AreaGov. Carina "Bobbie" Galang and Edu. Dr. Noy evaluated the Table Topics and was the General Evaluator while Les evaluated the second prepared speaker Machu Tavaranza.