What is an Introduction?

What do you think of when you’re told to write in introduction? Well, there are at least 2 kinds of introductions in Toastmasters.

First, is the type of introduction that you give when you first meet someone. It gives a brief synopsis of who you are, your personal background and maybe some outstanding accomplishments. For instance – I come from a small farming community, my family traveled a lot when I was growing up, I have a PhD in chemistry . . .

The other type of introduction is the one that should be prepared to give to the Toastmaster of the Day to help introduce the speech that you are about to deliver. It can save one to two minutes of your speaking time if you let the Toastmaster give you a proper introduction. For instance – If you are going to read a historic poem or speech, it would be beneficial to know who originally wrote or prepared the text, a description of the timeframe and location that is in the theme of the presentation. These things help the audience understand your basic material before you start speaking. Yes, you could do all of this yourself, but it will cut into your speaking time.

Think of this as what usually occurs on a television show that occurs weekly. Its a bridge. Sometimes they will describe what happened during the last week or episode. Then they can launch into the new show because they have connected you to the last show.

So when you sign up for your speech, please provide the second type of introduction. We usually know who you are and it gets boring hearing about all of the letters of the alphabet behind your name.

How to book a Speaking Slot?

If you are a member of Singapore Online

  • Please provide the following details
    • Manual/Project
    • Speech Title
    • Brief Introduction of yourself

The last day to book your speaking slot will be Every Wednesday 9 pm. This is to allow the Club Officers to find an evaluator for your prepared speeches.

If you are a Toastmasters from Other Clubs

1 free speaking slot will be given to you and you will be assigned other meeting roles for the same meeting.

  • Please provide the following details
    • Manual/Project
    • Speech Title
    • Brief Introduction of yourself

      Please fill up this form for Toastmasters from other clubs.
  • The last day to book your speaking slot will be Every Wednesday 9 pm. This is to allow the Club Officers to find an evaluator for your prepared speeches.
  • Once the meeting reaches 3 hours 30 min, we stop accepting any speaking slots.
    Registration to the speaking slots by the Club President – Willie Loh

Process of Booking Speaking Slots @ SGOnline
WeeklyPaid SG online MembersOther TM
Wednesday 9pm GMT+88 Speaking slots for Paid Members submit Speaking Details /Take up Roles 2 External Speaking slot available. Request from VPE of the club
Thursday 9am GMT+8TMD for the week will remove speakers if details is not updatedTMD will follow up with appointment roles for their introduction
Friday 12 Noon GMT+8Inform TMD that they cannot make it, so the alternative Arrangement will be madeTMD will follow up for replacement appointment roles if any  for their introduction
RoleTMDEvaluator
Thursday 9am GMT+8Check for any speakers who details are not there and make the necessary changes to the program sheetAssignment of Evaluator will be finalised by VPE/TMD/Team
Friday 12 Noon GMT+8Check for any speakers withdraw and make the necessary changes to the program sheetEvalautor will received email of their allocation speaker and click on the button on the speaker for the evalaution form

The flow

DayDescription of Activities
Tuesday/WednesdayFirst Email of the Agenda would be sent out on Tuesday/Wednesday to remind members.
Wednesday 9pm GMT+8The agenda will be locked to prevent changes.
ThursdayTMOD/VPE/CP will have the right to remove speakers without any introduction.
FridayFinal agenda is automtically send out via email by Toastmost.

Any changes/request made will have to communicate to the TMOD/VPE/CP

  • TMOD of the meeting
  • VPE – Alicia
  • CP – Willie Loh

Why SG Online meet Every Friday at 9 pm – Midnight (GMT+8) ?

TimezoneCountryCityOur meeting 9pm to midnight to their time
Asia PacificSin/Mal/HK/China 9pm10pm11pm12 midnight
Asia PacificAustraliaSydney12 midnight1am2am3am
Asia PacificThailandBangkok8pm9pm10pm11pm
Asia PacificSouth KoreaSeoul10pm11pm12 midnight1am
Asia PacificUAEDubai5pm6pm7pm 8pm
Asia PacificIndiaNew Delhi6.30pm7.30pm8.30pm9.30pm
TimezoneCountryCityOur meeting 9pm to midnight to their time
EuropeGreeceAthens3pm4pm5pm6pm
EuropeUKLondon1pm2pm3pm4pm
EuropeGermanyFrankfurt2pm3pm4pm5pm
TimezoneCountryCityOur meeting 9pm to midnight to their time
AmericaUSNew York8am9am10am11am
AmericaUSSan San Francisco5am6am 7am8am

Toastmasters International Values

Toastmasters International’s Core Values are integrity, dedication to excellence, service to the member, and respect for the individual. These are values worthy of a great organisation, and we believe we should incorporate them as anchor points in every decision we make. Our core values provide us with a means of not only guiding but also evaluating our operations, our planning, and our vision for the future.

The Mission of Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.

Through its member Clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of member clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its program.