Do You Want To Be Motivated?

  Every person has motivations to do whatever they like. In this evening, what they like was coming to People Square Toastmasters Club! There came a lot of members and guests with different motivations. Some were motivated by their passion to listen to different stories, like me; Some came here because they were motivated by their peer, like Ben’s six friends; Some people were motivated by their responsibility as officers to improve the wellbeing of Toastmasters Club in Shanghai region, like our senior guest, Samuel, to name just a few.

  In “Special Sharing” session, as motivated by his desire to improve the wellbeing of People Square Toastmasters Club, Samuel shared with us his “Standard Operation Process” in global toastmasters club in which he redefined different responsibilities of different role takers and pointed out several aspects that we can do better. The enlightening session has shifted our focus to the front line(speakers) to the backend organizers(officers) and provided us with many tips to better organize our meetings! With his help, we believe we will take a step forward on the way of self-improvement and perfection!

  Two speakers, with such a sharp contrast in terms of their mode of thinking, style as well as contents delivered C1 and C3 speeches respectively. Oscar, the king of the evening, shared with his male peers quite a few tips on how to chase a girl, how to maintain a positive and stable harmounious relations between each other in a “high” way. His “high” spirit induced laughters everywhere in the meeting room and earned him the best speaker in the evening! While Joy, a very tender lady, lectured on “Pyramid Principle” which I happened to read several month ago. She used “Elevator Test” introducing the “MECE” principle(mutually exclusive, completely exhaustive) which is proposed by McKinsey and widely used in consulting field. We all listened to her tentatively with full contentration and curiosity and after her speech, I have been able to use a more logical way to express myself.

  “Table Topic” session is always the most popular session as it always attacts a lot of guests to participate. This time was not an exception, too! Six members and guests actively set themselves on the stage and performed a wonderful show!

  The meeting ended with contentment and pleasure as we not only learned how to deal with relations and how to sell proposal with “MECE” principle, we also attracted two more new members(Oscar Kwun and Megan Peng) to our club by “Law of Attraction”!

  Let us welcome Oscar Kwun and Megan Peng again and wish them all the best in the club!

Would Like to Share with Us Moments of Your Life?

 The theme of 6th, April’s meeting was “Moment” and luckily we enjoyed every MOMENT of the evening, from the opening to the end. More than 40 memebers and guests took time out of their very busy schedule to make it, creating the most passionate body. We not only listened, spoke, laughed, but more importantly, we shared with each other our feeling, our story and even our single status! Haha, it is a magical place where you even can possiblely meet Mr./Miss Right.

  Life is composed of moments, no matter it is a happy moment or a frustrated moment, no matter it is a satisfying moment or a disappointing moment, no matter it is touching moment or angry moment, they all have accompanied our growth and make us better ladies and gentlemen.

  All the three speeches are provoking and educational. Neil talked about his conquer of Music and how that shaped his value “Champion is from hard practice”. Samuel used “80/20 Rules” introducing his story with Toastmasters and his family which has made everybody touched. Matthew is a born public speaker in that he integrated our theme to his speech perfectly by encouraging us to write down every moment that we have positive feelings.

  In the evening, however, I personally love the “Table Topic” session best because I love playing games with uncertainty. Everyone was a fast responder and used their creativity illustrating the special moments in their lives!

  Again, we all felt so blessed and that was a happy ending for all!

Attention!Toastmasters人民广场俱乐部—-新开始!

我们新的officer今天正式上任了啊,这里奉上小小的文章,图文并茂哦。

Toastmasters这个非营利组织,每半年俱乐部的officer会换届选举一次,昨天在People’s Square Toastmasters是新officer team第一次整体登场的会议,主题设定为beginning,也是极为贴切。有几大亮点:

1.新主席Spike的首次president’s opening,今后的半年里,每次的会议开场都会看到他的身影。

2.即将奔赴美国读MBA的Brad第一次担任Toastmaster of Evening(主持人),也是他最后一次在我们俱乐部亮相,看到我的相机,他马上摆起了pose,镜头感还是很强嘛。


3.俱乐部曾经的主席Yingdan给大家做了一个关于time investment的分享,时长20分钟,环节设计得非常巧妙,故事开头,穿插练习(放背景音乐),最后以让人思考回味的测试结束(小小会再写篇文专门介绍此次分享)

4.有两位会员做了C9演讲,由于上个term的积累,在今后这半年里面会有大批的CC(完成10个演讲)涌现,图文会议结尾处,新主席Spike为Alex颁奖。

继续阅读“Attention!Toastmasters人民广场俱乐部—-新开始!”

GE Report by Suhail Nasir 090618 meeting

GE Report by Suhail Nasir (China National Champion Of Public Speaking 2008)

Let me start with the President Opening. We can see that Joe was well prepared and his energetic words caught our attention immediately, which was very good, because usually people don’t know what to talk about in the first 1 to 2 minutes, just wasting some time on the stage. Joe didn’t talk about any nonsense and all his words were related to the theme of tonight’s meeting, “challenge”!

Our timer, Ben Dai was very diligent. He was assigned with the role the last minute before the meeting but he still took it seriously. He also facilitated some speakers very well to control the time by showing them the cards but not disturbing them.

Ah counter Sophia Yan also did a very good job. Also assigned with task in the last minute, but from her precise report, we can see she didn’t ignore any minute of the whole meeting.

Our Grammarian was very professional and she gave us a wonderful word. One thing I want to mention about is that I also used the word of the day “conquer”, but I didn’t think you count it. Listening is very important. As a leader, you should pay attention to each single word, because no one is happy to be neglected.

Warming up is my favorite session. Brad Zhang did it in a unique way. One observation, may be that “Obama” is too popular, so it’s easy for people to guess. Next time, I think you can choose a not-that-popular person such as Suhail. J

The table topics session was very exciting. It’s not hard to see that Xiaoxiao prepared those questions very well. As a leader, you must make everything prepared in advance. One thing I want to point out is that a leader is as a boss of a restaurant. No matter what kinds of people coming to your restaurant, all you want to do is to make everything go smoothly. The same theory for Table topic masters, when you’re holding the whole session, you’re responsible for its going smoothly. You should avoid troubles.

I’m so surprised by the three individual evaluators. Each of you gave the evaluation according to the objective of the speech, which was well-targeted. A bad example is that when some one is giving an evaluation for a C2 speech, he also talks about body language or vocal variety. I’m happy I didn’t see it tonight. Because as a leader, you should clearly know what your target is and what is most needed, then you can make it achieved. One suggestion to you all is that try not using notes when you’re giving evaluation on the stage!

I always leave the best in the last. I like the performance of our TME, Peter, very much. You made everything under control. You used some jokes to connect one part with another. I’m still immersed in your made-up “Brad Peter”!

PSTMC会员在AF Special Meeting上的出色表现

2009年6月6日,Amazing Friday俱乐部在四川北路群众影剧院举办了一场500人共同参加的”闯与创”Toastmasters Meeting,这场Meeting创下了Toastmasters历史上参与人数的纪录. 以Meeting参与人数众多且会员多才多艺而出名的PSTMC当然也要在这场会议中好好表现一番.

受到AF俱乐部的邀请,PSTMC与AFTMC合作,在本次会议中呈现了一个爆笑,幽默,讽刺现实,立意深刻的小品.剧中,Edgar Gong, Xiaoxiao Sun, Peter Wan, Joe He, Jessica Yao以及Emma Li都有出色的表现.Joe He与Jessica Yao饰演一对情侣.Jessica Yao背的蛇皮袋上写着两个很大的字:”LV”.

Joe He摆了一个特别大的架势,然后大吼一声:”功夫熊猫”! 雷倒场下一片~Edgar Gong把一个暴发户的儿子更是饰演的维妙维肖,他说,”世界上有两种帅,一种是民工帅,还有一种是真的帅.他是真的帅~!”
Peter Wan和Xiaoxiao Sun饰演的Jessica Yao的父母.
Peter对Edgar说:”我要两辆宝马,中间悍起来,变成悍马!” Xiaoxiao说:”我要房子!要上面一套,下面一套,左边一套,右边一套,前面一套,后面一套,全部都打通!”
Emma Li作为配音,用她的家乡话陕西方言将整个小品的旁白部分演绎的风趣幽默,台下笑声不断.
Jessica Yao饰演的女主角最终选择了Joe He扮演的”功夫熊猫”,Edgar扮演的”真的帅”因为害怕猪流感而逃之夭夭.
另外,PSTMC的四位辩手Phoebe Chen, Zhang Lin, Kelly Peng, Roawin Law与AF的辩论队的精彩对质让辩论赛高潮迭起,掌声雷动.Phoebe Chan作为一辩,伶牙俐齿,将我方支持观点”年轻人事业起步应该选择外企而不是民营企业”说得头头是道.
Zhang Lin一句”XX,你不认为外企将你踢出大门不正是对你的挫折教育吗?”将对方辩友说的哑口无言,台下笑声一片.
Kelly Peng用铁证如山的数据与事实证明了,年轻人在外企比在民营企业受到的培训与锻炼机会更多.

Roawin Law的一句:”为了中华民族的崛起,我们宁愿加班,我们宁愿做外企的熊猫!”让她成为了整场比赛的最佳辩手.
图为Roawin获得最佳辩手后,激动得和队友们拥抱.

最终,虽然我方没有获冠军,但是每位选手不屈不挠的精彩表现,给现场所有的观众留下了深刻的印象.大家都说,”PSTMC,牛!”

除了小品和辩论赛的精彩表现,PSTMC的Jessica Yao,作为Toastmasters全国中文演讲比赛的冠军,给大家献上了她的获奖作品<征服自己>.身穿运动服,背着运动包的 Jessica Yao用她丰富的body language和vocal variety等一系列演讲技巧以及真情实感告诉我们,”林妹妹也可以跑马拉松.让我们征服自己就可以创造一切可能!”

本次活动,PSTMC的会员们给与了AFTMC很大的支持与帮助,AF本次的Special Meeting也获得了圆满成功.