Club Meeting 9th October 2017

The meeting was opened by our President, Leslie Bediade, who explained the importance of… clapping. If you ever attended any Toastmasters meeting, you definitely noticed that everyone claps. Leslie explained why clapping is an important part of a meeting and how it boosts energy and confidence.

The Word of the Day, chosen by Tom, the Grammarian of the meeting, was surreal. Surreal means:

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of surrealism, an artistic and literary style; surrealistic.
  2. having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic:

The challenge…

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CASS Toastmasters Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest – 25th September 2017

It’s this time of the year again!

Every Toastmasters club holds its own Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest. The club members compete

The contest looks different than normal meetings. First, only the club members are allowed to join the competition. Second, the competitors are being evaluated by judges, who are usually members of other clubs. The judges, however, do not share their evaluations with the speakers. Instead, they give their evaluation to the Chief Judge. Chief Judge then adds everything up and announces the winners.

The audience does not vote as at normal club meetings.…

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Club Meeting 11th September 2017


The meeting was opened by Beryl, our sergeant-at-arms. After welcoming everybody, Beryl introduced Leslie, our club president, who then explained what Toastmasters is.

Conrad was this evening’s Toastmaster. He explained the agenda and how the meeting will look like, and he introduced the theme of the meeting – Go Green.

Thiri was the timekeeper. She didn’t, however, make in time for the role introduction, so Helen stepped in and explained the role. After that, Thiri was on time.

As a Grammarian, Paul was paying special attention to the language used throughout the…

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Club Meeting 7th August 2017

The meeting on 7th August was kicked off by Li-Shing, who then introduced the club president, Leslie Bediade, to explain what Toastmasters is.

Our Toastmaster was Tom Royston, whose role was to lead the meeting and make sure everything goes swiftly and without any problems.

Paul Lau was our Grammarian for the night. The role of the Grammarian to pay special attention to the language used by people on the stage. If you use interesting rhetorical devices or your speech is eloquent, the Grammarian will pick it up and highlight it later for everyone to learn. Grammarian also decides the Word of …

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