Controversial Speech Topics

Members often hear “through the grapevine” that speeches concerning politics, religion and sex are forbidden by Toastmasters International because “such controversial subjects are not appropriate.”

This is not true. Toastmasters International does not prohibit any speech topic, content or language.

Toastmasters International recognizes that club members may learn much about the world around them from listening to others’ speeches on a variety of subjects. This variety can add interest to club meetings and stimulate thoughts and ideas. For these reasons, Toastmasters International does not place restrictions on topics, content or language in any speech.

Toastmasters International also recognizes that a club comprises a diverse group of people and recommends that members be mindful of this diversity, using good taste and sensitivity when selecting speech topics, content and language.

While Toastmasters International has no organizational restrictions along these lines, each individual club does have the right to limit speech subjects, content and/or language, with the consensus of its members. Club leaders should guide their members on how to observe good taste and sensitivity in the context of that particular club.

Club websites are useful vehicles clubs can use to advise members and guests of any policies that have been decided. Presenting information on a club website helps maintain consistency as leadership changes. Additionally, it allows transparency and clarity for club members so they can periodically review the established practices of their club.

Please inform the SG Online Executive Committee if you wish to present a speech topics on Controversial Speech Topics in advance and we let you know if it is fine to proceed.

Source: Toastmasters International

A Replay of 24 Jul 2020 – Singapore International Online English Toastmasters Club Meeting

July 24, 2020

Video policy: speech videos are intended as a tool for speakers to see their own performances and think about how they can improve. Even though these are on YouTube, they are published as “unlisted” by default, meaning they won’t show up in search results. Don’t forward these links or post them on Facebook or in any other forum without the speaker’s permission. From time to time, we may ask a speaker for permission to use a video as part of our marketing of the club. Volunteers are also welcome – if you’re proud of a particular speech, let us know.

The theme of the meeting is Change your approach

The club wishes to thank Toastmasters from the following regions who attended this meeting to make it a success.

Europe/North America/South America/Africa/Australia/Asia/Oceania

  • Best Table Topic Speaker: Toastmaster Onn Sim Sim (Toa Payoh South CC Toastmasters)
  • Best Prepared Speech Speaker: Toastmaster Thomas Chen (Singapore Online English Toastmasters)
  • Best Evaluator: Toastmaster Lee Buckley (Singapore Online English Toastmasters)

We are an International Toastmasters Club, not restricted to nationality, culture, timezone and venue.

We meet weekly on Friday at 9 pm-midnight (GMT+8). We hope to see you at our next meeting on 24 Jul 2020 at 9 pm GMT+8

A Replay of 17 Jul 2020 – Singapore International Online English Toastmasters Club Meeting

The theme of the meeting is Charisma

The club wishes to thank Toastmasters from the following regions who attended this meeting to make it a success.

Europe/North America/South America/Africa/Australia/Asia/Oceania

  • Best Table Topic Speaker: Toastmaster Thomas Chen (Singapore Online English Toastmasters)
  • Best Prepared Speech Speaker: Toastmaster Kannan (Buddies Toastmasters)
  • Best Evaluator: Toastmaster Thomas Chen (Singapore Online English Toastmasters)

We are an International Toastmasters Club, not restricted to nationality, culture, timezone and venue.

We meet weekly on Friday at 9 pm-midnight (GMT+8). We hope to see you at our next meeting on 24 Jul 2020 at 9 pm GMT+8

A Replay of 10 Jul 2020 – Singapore International Online English Toastmasters Club Meeting

The theme of the meeting is “Change”

The club wishes to thank Toastmasters from the following regions who attended this meeting to make it a success.

Europe/North America/South America/Africa/Australia/Asia/Oceania

  • Best Table Topic Speaker: Vikarna (Singapore Online English Toastmaters)
  • Best Prepared Speech Speaker: Toastmaster Jennifer Lim (Singapore Online English Toastmaters)
  • Best Evaluator: Toastmaster Assyl Boizhanova (Online Presenters Toastmaters)

We are an International Toastmasters Club, not restricted to nationality, culture, timezone and venue.

We meet weekly on Friday at 9 pm-midnight (GMT+8). We hope to see you at our next meeting on 17 Jul 2020 at 9 pm GMT+8

A Replay of 03 Jul 2020 – Singapore International Online English Toastmasters Club Meeting

The theme of the meeting is Mistake in Leadership.

The club wishes to thank Toastmasters from the following regions who attended this meeting to make it a success.

Europe/North America/South America/Africa/Australia/Asia/Oceania

  • Best Prepared Speech Speaker: Toastmaster Kannan Sankara (Buddies Toastmasters Club)
  • Best Evaluator: Toastmaster Thomas Chen (Singapore Online English Toastmaters)

We are an International Toastmasters Club, not restricted to nationality, culture, timezone and venue.

We meet weekly on Friday at 9 pm-midnight (GMT+8). We hope to see you at our next meeting on 10 Jul 2020 at 9 pm GMT+8

Booking of Zoom facilities for Toastmasters Club / Zoom Master/Zoom Host Policy from Singapore International Online English Toastmasters Club

Booking of Zoom Facilities

Schedule

  • Please give seven days advanced notice for booking of Zoom facilities for Toastmasters Club.
  • It is to ensure the Zoom facilities slot is available.
  • Last-minute booking of Zoom facilities for Toastmasters Club depends on the availability of the Zoom facilities.

Zoom Host / Zoom Master

  • We had a set of guidelines as a Zoom master/zoom host for different types of events.
  • Please ensure the music played during the zoom meeting is not copyright as Youtube will remove the segment.’

Recording

  • The event recording will be available via an Unlisted link and uploaded to SG Intl Online English Toastmasters Club Youtube Channel.
  • It would not be shared on any online storage applications due to security reasons.

How to book Zoom Meeting

  • For any Zoom booking for any discussion/meeting, please fill-up the following form, and I will reply to you within 2 working days. You need to key each date for each event.
  • This is to facilitate ensuring the there is the availability of zoom slots to just one communication channel.
  • Please go to http://tiny.cc/WL_ZoomBooking to book for your next Zoom meeting