Thursday, January 12, 2006

Speechcraft Program 2005 - 12th & 13th Nov 2005

12th / 13th November 2005, IEM Building, Level 2
“Speechcraft Program 2005”

Prepared by Wilson Lai Kwang Voon

On 12th and 13th November 2005, The Speechcraft Program 2005 for Engineers was successfully carried out by IEM G&S division. A total of 40 participants attended the program, which was well-presented by the following speakers from Toastmaster Clubs:-
1. Stephen Fernado
2. Jeffery Kuah
3. Lim Kah Hong
4. Lim Boon Loong
5. Suresh

The seminar aimed to overcome fears as well as to enhance Engineer’s public speaking ability.

Topic Covered
Table Topics Session (Practical)
Educational Presentation – Principle and Purpose of Evaluation
Demonstration Speech
Evaluation of Demo Speech
Educational Presentation – Selecting a Speech & Audience Analysis
“Ice Breaker” Speech – Discuss & Prepare
Evaluation of Ice Breaker
Educational Presentation – Organize your Speech
“Get to the Point” – Discuss & Prepare
Speeches & Evaluation (Practical)
Timer’s Report & Close

How the Speechcraft program 2005 Works

Ø The program exposes each participants a wide range of communication experience.
Ø Participants received a speechcraft manual and listened wonderful presentation from advanced toastmaster speakers regarding skill improvement in areas such as speech evaluation and the use of gestures
Ø A variety of speech examples from International speakers help the participants develop competency in area such as voice variety and persuasiveness.
Ø During the meeting’s topic session, participants has learned to deliver a speeches, lasting two to five minutes
Ø After giving a prepared speech, each participant received a constructive speech evaluation. This process recognizes speakers for their strength and provides valuable insight into problem area.

10 tips for Successful Public Speaking

1. Know the room
2. Know the audience
3. Know your material
4. Relax
5. Visualize yourself giving your speech
6. Realize that people want you to succeed
7. Don’t apologize
8. Concentrate on the message – not the medium
9. Turn nervousness into positive energy
10. Gain experience

IEM Toastmaster Club will be set up soon in Feb 2006. For more information, please contact Suresh at

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