Free online workshops to polish public speaking, communication skills

Poster for Kuching Toastmasters Club's upcoming online meeting on Aug 2, 2020.

KUCHING, July 31: Starting this month, the Kuching Toastmasters Club is offering free online workshops on subjects related to communication and public speaking.

According to a press release, the first workshop in the series, Speech Craft 101, was presented on July 26 through Zoom by a founding member of the club, Michael Lim, who is also known to club members as Uncle Mike.

The workshops that follow will cover other areas related to speech presentation, use of visual aids, and among others.

Screenshot of Uncle Mike conducting the Speech Craft 101 workshop on Zoom.

“We want to unleash the hidden potential that lurks within our members, to make them successful leaders and public speakers that surpass even their own expectations. That is the footprint I want to leave behind.” disclosed Elton Jong, the current club president.

“The online workshops being offered by our club is an unbelievable and invaluable opportunity for the participants to learn and improve their public-speaking skills. These sessions are comprehensively and intricately designed by our club to cover the key areas of public speaking for people of all backgrounds and line of work.

“More importantly, we believe this is a great opportunity to hone one’s public speaking skills as these are integral and necessary skills for a person from any profession and walk of life.”

Michael Lim, or Uncle Mike as he is fondly known by club members, is an ex-director of News and Current affairs with ntv7, former television interviewer and radio programme presenter, corporate HR trainer, and author of “Public Speaking: Uncle Mike’s Secret Recipe”.

The Kuching Toastmasters Club’s tagline for 2020-2021 is “Braving New Heights”.

The road to become a competent public speaker is no easy one. Members of the Kuching Toastmasters Club also convene on the 1st and 3rd Sunday every month to continuously put their public speaking knowledge into practice. The club extends its invitations to the public for its upcoming meeting which will be held on August 2, 7.15pm on Zoom.

Interested members of the public may join for free and personally witness the Toastmasters educational experience. New members of the club will receive the full benefit of the club’s education programme in addition to the opportunity to participate in more public speaking workshops such as the aforementioned.

They are welcome to contact the following persons to join upcoming meetings or learn more about Kuching Toastmasters: president Elton Jong (016-893 6066) and vice-president (education) Chester Bong (016-885 1635).

Information about upcoming workshops will also be posted on the club’s Facebook page “Kuching Toastmasters”. — DayakDaily