The demo meeting YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR was held in a fancy place on We+ at Huaihai Road. Every member and guest dressed up, shining and glamorous. Just look at their stylish clothes!
Guests socialized while drinking cocktails and eating appetizers. There were neary 80 people came to this meeting, we prepared various cocktails, food, drinks and snacks.
In tuxedo, Logan kicked off the demo meeting. He highly praised the fashionable style of all the participants. Then he reinforced the theme of the meeting by saying Toastmasters is where leaders are made, and it is also where men and women become stylish.
TME and three helpers
Wearing a gorgeous black dress, Lois Lau acted as the Toastmasters of the Day, who hosted the whole meeting. She pointed out that the style is what we are. She introduced the meeting agenda and invited everyone to join the gossip dinner after the meeting. The three helpers were Timer Janet Yuan, Ah Counter Cynthia Chen, and Grammarian Zhang Lin.
Table Topic session
Table topic master Dennis Wen hosted an innovative table topic session. His hosting style was quite impressive. He invited Chelsi Xiao for the first question – “Whose dress is the most charming in this meeting?” Chelsi highly praised Katrina for wearing an elegant dress with blue-white China pattern, which reflected the rich and abundant Chinese culture.
Guess what, Dennis Wen then invited Katrina to answer a question. The third speaker was chosen by Katrina. This time, she needed to choose a perfect boyfriend from the audience. And what’s beyond our imagination was four men standing up for Katrina, including her husband! You may already know who was chosen, her husband Evan, a man with glasses and wisdom!
The fourth speaker Jessica wore a gorgeous blue dress. She told us about the story behind this beautiful gown.
The next speaker Zhang Lin, the humor king in PS Toastmasters, was asked about his first love since people never forget their first love. His answer with great wit and humor made the audience burst into laugh “People are wrong, and I already forgot my first love!” Then he shared the story about his second love when he was in the kindergarten. He and a little girl were playing a common kindergarten game like a family. What a hilarious love story!!
You Are What You Wear by Logan Tan
Logan shared 3 tips about how to dress well and become a charming gentleman:
1. The clothes should fit you in size.
2. Find the right color that fit you well.
3. Different style, formal and informal.
You Are What You Wear by Yanhua Li
Ms Li, a professional stylist presented the secrets of becoming a gorgeous girl.
1. Focus on your beauty inside.
2. Pay attention to the occasions and then decide what to wear.
3. Smart color matching.
Prepared Speech session
A6: A lesson –Steven Shen, CC/CL
In his speech, Steven told us what happened during an outing organized by Bilingual Drama club last week. They had a boozy dinner and everyone got drunk. Then what happened in that night? Nothing. He and another male member went to sleep right way in the hotel room. However, on the second day, his friend found the money in his wallet was gone. Steven was very embarrassed because he was the only person living with that guy. After trying to recall the events, they were shocked to discover they forgot to lock the door due to intoxication. Someone must have entered the room and stolen the money! What a lesson!
Evaluator: Rocky Shen, CC/ALB
Good points: The story is very entertaining and the lesson is useful for everyone. Steven also used double twists to dramatize his story-telling.
Suggestions: it is better to make a title more specific since the title “a lesson” is too general. It is better to use vocal variety to make conversations more vivid.
A10: Distinguished Club Award –Williem Cahyadi, CC/CL
In his A10 speech, Williem announced an exciting news- our club got the Distinguished Cub Award from Toastmasters International! He extended his great gratitude to the former officer team for their hard work and dedication, which made that happen. Great wall wasn’t built in one day, and that is why we should thank past generations who have laid the foundation for the coming generation to build on. Then he expressed his vision to build our club into the benchmarking club. Our club under new leadership will surely exceed the expectation and achieve excellence!
Evaluator: Zhang Lin, CC/CL
Good points: Williem showed his sincerity and gratitude to the officer team in the speech. He also mentioned members’ names to recognize their contribution.
Suggestions: If a scenario of an awarding ceremony can be set up, it will be more interesting and get the audience engaged. If he can pick one person, and tell us the details about how his or her work helped a lot to achieve excellence, the speech will be much more substantialized.
A28: Appraise and Giving Feedback- Chelsi Xiao, ACS/ALB
Chelsi started her A28 speech by asking the audience where we can get feedback. Then she shared 4 tips of giving feedback. 1) Share information, not advice; 2) Keep it brief; 3) Accentuate the positive; 4) timeliness; 5) praise progress. After elaborating each technique, she invited Ethan to simulate a scenario. She praised Ethan’s hard work of PR campaign for this demo meeting and gave him the feedback.
Evaluator: Cathy Xu, CC/CL from Talent Discovery Bilingual club
Good points: great opening and excellent presentation to introduce techniques. The scenario is a vivid demonstration of how to give valuable feedback effectively.
Suggestions: if she can also empower the person to change, for example, encouraging him to achieve another success in next PR event, the speech will be more wonderful.
General Evaluation Session
Liva Wan DTM hosted general evaluation session.
We were honored to have District 85 program officer, the Distinguished Toastmaster Liva Wan as our general evaluator. She started the evaluation in a classic Toastmasters style “you have done a great job”. She used “PS” to compliment our demo meeting which was so professional and so special. Everything was well arranged, and every role taker was dedicated. She also appreciated the great work from our Grammarian Zhang Lin, Ah Counter Cynthia Chen and Timer Janet. The meeting was more than 3 hours, and their dedication made it perfect!
Best Table Topic Speaker : Chelsi Xiao
Best Role-taker : Dennis Wen
Best Stylish Awards
Congrats to Katrina Guo and Ethan Jiang to win Best Stylish Awards!
—-This review written by our members in PSTMC—-
Michael Lee\Ethan Jiang\Yajun Zhang\Jevon Sun\Williem Cahyadi