Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
S'wak politician does Malaysia proud
KUALA LUMPUR: A politician from Sarawak, John Lau, has done Malaysia proud by being the first Asian to be elected to the coveted post of First Vice-President of Toastmasters International. He is now in line to head the organisation in 2012.
Toastmasters International, established in 1924 with members in 113 countries, specialises in communications and leadership skills development and has so far groomed and helped four million people.
Lau, a supreme council member of the PPP and a businessman, has been a toastmaster for 20 years and has held many posts in the organisation before his election.
He said Friday that he was excited with his new role and would do his best to assist the organisation in further developing and grooming future leaders worldwide.
He added that he would also help project Malaysia's positive image abroad. - Bernama
Friday, August 13, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Being a self-paced program, it actually took me more than 4 years to complete. Hehe... talk about procrastination... For the record, my first speech was on the 17th February 2006. Here's my timeline: 5 speeches in 2006, 2 in 2007, 1 in 2008, nothing in 2009, and 2 in 2010. Well, I'm like wine, perhaps.
So what's next? I'm forging on with the Advanced Communication Manual and be an ACB - Advanced Communicator Bronze. Take that, a much longer salutation! Wish me all the best, and lesser procrastination.
Oh, and for the club, I hope that more would follow suit. This is just the beginning.
photo from TI website