ACM #39 - Summary

Greetings Fellow ACMers and Friends,

ACM #39
(29 September 2009) was truly incredible, not only we had a filled role player roster but we had 9 'unregistered' guest, which gives us a total attendance of 25 people. Our gracious host ACG Lee Wei Seong had the foresight of this turn out and had gotten us a bigger room; even that was filled to the brim. THANK YOU WEI SEONG !!!

Our Facilitator from KL Advanced Toastmasters Club, ACG Bill SIM was remarkable. Being a first timer to ACM, he conducted the meeting with poise and professionalism. He provided valuable feedback & demonstrated examples to our three Speakers. The meeting completed ahead of schedule!

We had two first time assignment Speakers (in ACM), namely GAN Poh Lin (Kuantan Toastmasters) and LEE Xi Wen (TTDI, MBTC) who so happen to present their speeches from the same advanced manual, namely the "Speaking To Inform" manual. It gave the audience a new perspective to evaluation when they were able to compare the speeches and evaluation between Project #1: Speech To Inform and Project #3: The Demonstration Speech. Our veteran GAN Teong Hock (DUTM, MBTC) also entertained us with his "Resources for Entertainment" by sharing with us how important results are that was illustrated with three wonderful stories.

The Panel of Evaluators & Lead Evaluators were diligent in executing their duties. All of them were concise, constructive and composed. Un-intentionally, I didn't realize that I've selected the D'Utama Presidents Team for the 3rd Speaker's Evaluators; Nancy LIEW (Past President), Marcus LOI (VPE - 'Incoming President?' … hehehe), TEOH Chun Ming (current President), and the Lead Evaluator, LEE Wei Seong (also Past President).

I wish to extend my thanks to the other Panel Evaluators; Janice LEE (TTDI), Richard YEOW (CIMA), CHEONG Kuok Sum (TTDI), and Lead Evaluators; SOH Fong Wai (DUTM, KBTM, MBTM) & Ernest WONG (HELP, Pidato KL). I wish to extend my thanks to LIM Hui Shan and Jess FOONG (both from Unitar Toastmasters Club) who extended their help at the 11th hour to be a Time Keeper and Panel Evaluator respectively.

I personally had a wonderful time and as mentioned during short final message for the day … "No Registration … No Seat for You!! (hehee ...)"

The date for ACM #40 has yet to be finalized. Keep checking the D'Utama ( or Division B ( for updates.

Johnson Yike
D'Utama Toastmasters Club
ACM Organizing Chair.

[Appreciation] Division B Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest‏

Fellow Toastmasters and Leaders,

Thank you for your fullest and loving support of the Division B Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest! Although it was during the Raya Season when many of us are having our holidays, the turnout for the event was still huge. Thank you for making the effort and time to support the contestants, I'm sure they appreciated your applause and whistles!

Many thanks to the role-players who performed their respective duties to the best of their abilities. We started on time, and we concluded the event by 4.30pm, 30-minutes AHEAD OF SCHEDULE! BRAVO!

Many thanks to our District-51 Governor, DTM Ritchie and his team for gracing our event. We truly appreciate your support, as well as your charisma during the contest.

Congratulations to our CHAMPIONS OF DIVISION B:

Humorous Speech Contest

Johnson Yike (Champion)
Dennis Wee (1st Runner-up)

Evaluation Contest

Sharmini Helen (Champion)
Lim Lay Kun (1st Runner-up)
Johnson Yike (2nd Runner-up)

The Champions will all be at the Genting Semi-annual Convention, where they will contest against other Divisions in District-51 for the District Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest.

As many of you already know through my opening speech, the main event that inspired me to join Toastmasters was a Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest in 2006. I hope that after witnessing the CHAMPIONS perform, you will not only be inspired to join Toastmasters (if you're not a member yet), but also be inspired to DISCOVER THE CHAMPION WITHIN YOU!

See you at the Genting Semi-annual Convention on 23rd October!

Loving regards,
Julian Gan, ACB/ALB
Area B1 Governor 2009/10
Organising Chair

The Magical Empowerment!

District 51 Semi Annual Convention

Dear Toastmasters,

The prices for all the District 51 Semi Annual Convention packages will be revised with effect from 01st October 2009 (Thursday).

The new rate for all the packages would be as follow:

Non Residential Package
Package A
RM530 nett per person

Residential Packages (3 days 2 nights)
Package B1
RM750 nett per person, twin sharing deluxe room

Package B2
RM830 nett per person, twin sharing superior deluxe

Package B3
RM900 nett per person, single occupant deluxe room

Package B4
RM1090 nett per person, single occupant superior deluxe

Package B5
RM870 nett per person, twin sharing world club room

Package B6
RM1160 nett per person, single occupant world club room

Hence, please hurry up, submit your registration form together with payment by 30th September 2009 so you could still enjoy a lower rate.

To register before 30th September 2009, click HERE for the form.

ACM #39 (29 Sept 2009) - "Ready, Set, GO !!!"

(Update 7: 23 September 2009, 9:20AM) - Updated 1 Panel Evaluator & Speaker #3 Project. Roles FILLED !
(Update 6: 11 September 2009, 10:38PM) - Added 1 Panel Evaluator

(Update 5: 9 September 2009, 9:50AM) - Added 1 Panel Evaluator
(Update 4: 7 September 2009, 10:20PM) - Added 2 Panel Evaluators
(Update 3: 31 August 2009, 8:20PM) - Added 2 Lead Evaluators, 1 Panel & 3 First Timers.
(Update 2: 30 August 2009, 10:15PM) - Added Speaker #3
(Update 1: 27 August 2009, 8:43PM) - Added Speaker #2

Greetings Everyone !!!!

ACM #39 is READY TO GO !!! on 29 September 2009 (Tuesday) and our Facilitator is Bill SIM, ACG from KL Advanced Toastmasters Club !!!

Role Player registration is complete and all roles have been filled. I'll be sending the Agenda and Project Details directly to those registered. Let's be prepared to have a fun filled yet educational evening !!!!

Speaker #1: Gan Teong Hock, ACB CL (D'Utama, Metropolitan Bilingual)
Advanced Manual: "The Entertaining Speaker"
Project #: 2 "Resources for Entertainment"
Lead Evaluator: Ernest Wong, ACB ALB (HELP, Pidato Kuala Lumpur)
Panel 1: Richard Yeow, CC (CIMA)
Panel 2: Janice Lee, ACB CL (TTDI)
Panel 3: Johnson Yike, ACG ALB (D'Utama)

Speaker #2: Gan Poh Lin, CC ALB (Kuantan)
Advanced Manual: "Speaking to Inform"
Project #: 1 "The Speech to Inform"
Lead Evaluator: Soh Fong Wai, DTM (D'Utama, Klang Bilingual, Metropolitan Bilingual)
Panel 1: Leong A Sam, CC (Metropolitan Bilingual)
Panel 2: Cheong Kuok Sum, CC ALB (TTDI)
Panel 3: Ong Shee Hoi, CC (Metropolitan Bilingual)

Speaker #3: Lee Xi Wen, CC (TTDI, Metropolitan Bilingual)
Advanced Manual: "Speaking to Inform"
Project #: 3 "Demonstration Speech"
Lead Evaluator: Lee Wei Seong, ACG (DU Adv)
Panel 1: Teoh Chun Ming, CC (D'Utama)
Panel 2: Marcus Loi, CC (D'Utama)
Panel 3: Nancy Liew, ACB ALB (D'Utama, DU Adv)

Invited first Timers
  • Jess Foong Xiao Thoong, CC ALB (UniTAR)
  • Lim Hui Shan, CC (UniTAR)
  • Lukrieza, CC (UniTAR)


Event: Advanced Communicator Meeting (ACM) #39
Date/Day: 29 September 2009 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00pm to 10.00pm

Lee Wei Seong’s Office (Ground Floor)
Bangsar Optometry, 8-0-13,
Ground Floor, Menara Mutiara Bangsar,
Jalan Liku, Off Jalan Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
(Google Map: location link click here)
(Streetdirectory: location link click here)

For more Information and Guidelines about the ACM: Download Here

ACM #39 is organized by D'Utama Toastmasters Club. ACM is open to ALL Compentent Communicator(CC)/Toastmasters (CTM) and above, and members of good standing with their own respective club. NO DOOR Fee but registration is required to attend. I will be updating the details on both D'Utama Toastmasters website and Division B Blogspot periodically and besides sending email updates.

If you are interested to participate, please feel free to email me (

Yours truly,
Johnson Yike ACG ALB
D'Utama Toastmasters Club

D'Utama Toastmasters - 17th September 2009

Greetings Fellow Toastmasters & friends,

This Thursday (17 September 2009) at Kolej Damansara Utama Room 1.08, 7 more days till our next meeting with yours truly (Johnson Yike) as the Toastmasters of the Evening (TME). All the roles have been filled and the five(5) speakers we are having are ready. I've also invited some guest Evaluators from different Clubs (DKC, UniTAR and Kuantan Toastmasters Clubs).

Regular Meeting: 17 September 2009

Theme of the Night: Back To Basic

Asst Sergeant-at-Arms (ASA) 1: R. Viswam, TM
Asst Sergeant-at-Arms (ASA) 2: Yap Bell Xun, TM

Toastmaster of the Evening (TME): Johnson YIKE, ACG ALB

Language Evaluator (LE): Marcus LAI, CC
Table Topic Master (TTM): Ian CHEONG, TM
Table Topic Evaluator: Meyyapa Manickam, DTM (DKC TM)
General Evaluator: Nancy LIEW, ACB ALB
Humour Masters: Joanna TONG, TM

CC # 2 / Organize Your Speech
Speaker: G. Levin, TM
Evaluator: CHAN Chee Yong, TM

CC # 4 / How To Say It
Speaker: Jared CHEW, TM
Evaluator: Jess Fong, CC ALB (UniTAR TM)

CC # 4 / How To Say It
Speaker: Jason TAN, TM
Evaluator: CHAI Wen Lee, TM

CC # 7 / Research Your Topic
Speaker: Joanne THAM, TM
Evaluator: GAN Poh Lin, CC ALB (Kuantan TM)

CC # 7 / Research Your Topic
Speaker: QUAH Mei Lee, TM
Evaluator: GAN Teong Hock, ACB ALB

So join us this Thursday (17 September 2009) at Kolej Damansara Utama Room 1.08 at let's have fun going 'Back to Basic'.

Kind Regards,
Johnson Yike ACG ALB
TME - 17th September 2009

Division B Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest 2009/10

Dear Toastmaster and Leader,

Division B proudly brings you a CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE with this year's Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest.

We will have past Area Governors, Leaders and Experienced Toastmasters from all over Division B competing for the COVETED TITLE of Division B Champion!

Details are as follows:

Date: 26th September 2009 (Saturday)

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: Conference Room 1, Uptown Conference Centre

Address: 1201A, Level 12, Tower A, Uptown 5, No. 5 Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya

Door Fee: RM9.98 only!

Reservations: Please e-mail to or refer to your respective Area Governors.

Parking: You can go around the Uptown Area and look for free parking outside since it's a Saturday. However, since it's a popular spot, you can opt to go for the Uptown 5 Basement for a flat rate of RM2.50. Do remember to present your parking chip coins for verification on that day.

Map location to Uptown 5 & public transport directions: click here

See you there for a TRULY CINEMATIC experience!

Julian Gan, ACB/ALB
Area B1 Governor

The Magical Empowerment!