Radin Mas Toastmasters

Radin Mas Toastmasters, Singapore, offers a proven way to improve your communication and leadership skills through practice and feedback. We are an official chapter of the non-profit Toastmasters International and an interest group of the Radin Mas CC Youth Group. (FREE visiting *no fees required*)

Radin Mas



Learn to communicate more effectively.

Become a better listener.

Improve your presentation skills.

Increase your leadership potential.

Become more successful in your career.

Build your ability to motivate and persuade.

Increase your self confidence.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

160th  Chapter Meeting 


Welcome to our 160th meeting. We have a line up of interesting segments for everyone:

1) Speeches by members
This is the time for members to improve their communication skills before an audience. Members are encouraged to speak and not afraid of making "mistakes", as this is a place where all learn while having fun. In this way, our members will be able to raise their standards as a confident speaker, step by step, at their own comfortable pace.

2) Evaluate to motivate
Experienced toastmasters will give feedback to the speakers. They will highlight their strengths, as well as their areas of improvements. This segment is to motivate the speakers to perform better in their future speeches.

3) Table topics (A fun communication game)
This is a segment enjoyed by both the members and the public. Fun and interesting topics are asked during the segment, and after the topic is chosen by the participant, he/she can give his/her speech in just 2 minutes. Yes, just 2 minutes of fun while learning to be a more confident speaker.

Dress code: Office attire or casual wear (shorts or slippers not allowed)




159th  Chapter Meeting 


Have you ever watch a speaker that is able to deliver his / her message effectively? 
Have you wondered what did he / she had done that make the message so effectively?

And you may also wonder whether you can also do that as effectively as well? 
Many often thought that it is the words that make the message so effective. Yet many did not realise that it is the accurate usage of the body language and the vocal variety techniques at the precise timing that ensure the message is delivered effectively.

Our Club has invited a speaker to share with us his speaking techniques on these 2 areas:

1)  How to incorporate your body language effectively into your speech

2)  Vocal variety techniques that helps you to drive the message home

About The Speaker:

Mark Leong is an experienced speaker in the Toastmasters movement and has held many senior volunteer appointments. On top of being a partner of a local IT company specializing in HR and IT solutions, Mark enjoyed joining the public speaking contests and won many awards through his years of experience in Toastmasters.

He is currently a member of Star Millennium Advanced Toastmasters Club and Cairnhill Mandarin Toastmasters Club. On top of being an active volunteer giving talks in other Toastmasters clubs, he is also a proud father of a young daughter.

Date: Monday, 23 Sept 2013
Time: 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Venue: Radin Mas Community Club, 2nd floor, Conference room

Dress code: Office attire or casual wear (No shorts or slippers)


IGNITE THE STAGE! is a highly interactive theatre-based public speaking programme. What makes the workshop unique is that it fuses public speaking techniques with essential acting, drama and improvisational tools to make participants to be in the state of non-inhibitions, creative and “on the feet”.

Where other programmes offer theory of doing things, The Speaking Factory’s programme in itself is a practical implementation.

The programme has been designed to give you - the participant - the platform to develop and practise the art of public speaking in a safe environment to gain confidence. This is an ideal programme for anyone taking first steps to be an outstanding speaker. Using theatre exercises and techniques, you will learn ways to overcome stage frights and command stage presence when doing any presentation – much like what actors do on stage!

The results of the integration of these techniques will make learning enlightening, fulfilling and enriching experience. Participants will go through experiential learning which includes group work, simulations, role plays, personal reflections, journaling and peer evaluation on individual presentations.

Uniqueness of this programme:
• Using theatre as a basis of learning
• Highly interactive and experiential
• Session: 80% practical, 20% theory

Learning Outcomes:
By end of the programme, participants should be able to:
• Gain first-hand experience of this highly-interactive and practical workshop – a fusion approach to stage stand-up public speaking using key techniques of acting, drama and improvisation
• Think, organize and speak confidently and coherently
• Be more confident to think and speak on the spot
• Team-bonding and work as a team

Segment #01: Team-bonding through theatre
• Theatre as a team-bonding tool
• Working Together
• Appreciate one another

In this segment, participants will:
• Try out a variety of theatre and acting activities to make them uninhibited
• Learn to work as a team and appreciate one another

Segment #02: Speaking without the net (impromptu speaking)
• Improvisation as a driver
• Impromptu Strategies

While Planning is essential, but once Murphy’s Law kicks-in, whatever a speaker has prepared, it will not necessary be used. In this segment, participants will:
• Learn the philosophy of Improvisations to be able to be “thinking on the spot”
• Practise the different impromptu strategies that speakers can use should there is a need
• Apply the techniques in a presentation setting

Come join us for an afternoon of learning - filled with fun and laughter!

About The Speaker: Hazriq Idrus 
Hazriq Idrus (www.hazriq.com) is the Founding Director and Principal Trainer of The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd. He specialises in public speaking, creativity and drama-based training. Hazriq is also a dynamic speaker, facilitator, stage/ television actor, master of ceremonies and the author of "The Stage Fright Antidote!: How to manage public speaking jitters using techniques of acting & theatre".He is considered by many of his corporate clients as  being amiable, zestful and creative trainer who makes training sessions fun and enriching learning experiences.  

Since 1998, Hazriq has worked in various capacities in the areas of customer service, events management, youth & drama training and was a corporate trainer in a government agency conducting creativity workshops.   

His interest is in the performing arts, particularly theatre and drama.  As an actor, he has acted in numerous theatre and MediaCorp television productions. He was also a cast member in the one of the local films, “Kallang Roar: The Movie”.  Hazriq had undergone several theatre and drama trainings conducted by various theatre companies and practitioners.  He also had the opportunity to attend an improvisations (improv) workshop by an improv theatre company, Vancouver Theatresports, in Canada.

Number of participants needed to run the workshop by 01 October 2013:
Minimum: 14 participants
Maximum: 18 participants

Minimum requirements: 18 years old and has a basic command of the English language
Warning:  This session is highly interactive, please come in comfortable attire!

Special price for Radin Mas Toastmasters Members: $48
Public: $68

If there are insufficient participants, we will refund the full amount. The workshop fee will not be refunded after the workshop is confirmed. If you are unable to come on that day, you are welcome to find a friend to replace your seat. Please inform us if you are finding someone to replace your seat.

Contact person: Mike
Email: funinspeaking@gmail.com

Another Quality Event by Radin Mas Toastmasters Club
Radin Mas Toastmasters Club is a non-profit international organisation that provides public speaking programmes and workshops to the public.

Our monthly meeting are conducted on every 4th Monday of every month.

We welcome the public (aged 18 years and above) to visit our club at no cost. Visitors are requested to be dressed in office attire or smart casual attire for our regular meetings.

    158th  Chapter Meeting  


Robert Kiyosaki once said: “It is not how much money you make; it is how much money you keep.”

Understanding the important areas to take note of when pursuing financial independence is vital, critical and crucial to your financial planning. 
Do you wish to have a sufficient egg nest when you retire? 
Do you want to be learn how to "keep" your savings?
Do you want to know how to achieve financial independence?

About The Speaker: Mr. Neil Han 
Neil holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from University of Strathclyde and is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Charted Accountants (ACCA). Additionally, he has an Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) of Singapore and a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) approved by the American Board of NLP, USA.

With a decade of experience in the corporate industry and having held several regional positions, Neil has been a trainer over the last 5 years with various private educational institutes in Singapore. He coaches both international and local students including professional working adults seeking to upgrade their career skills and academic learning. To date, Neil is a financial consultant with one of the leading global financial insurers. 

Date: Monday, 26th August 2013
Time: 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Venue: Radin Mas Community Club, 2nd floor, Conference room

Dress code: Office attire or casual wear (No shorts or slippers)

          "Inspire & Persuade with Power" Speechcraft Workshop

"Inspire & Persuade with Power" Workshop is an annual communications workshop conducted by Radin Mas Toastmasters Club. We have conducted 12 successful workshops and this is the 13th run specially for the public.

We have invited a Voice Coach and a Communications Trainer for the 2 sessions of the workshop. Below are the details:

Session 1: Engage & Inspire the Audience with Your Voice
Outline of Session 1:
When you speak, does your voice work for you in getting respect, engaging people and inspiring them into action? Does your voice create the impact on people and convey what you want and need to convey without being misunderstood and misinterpreted? It’s not only what you say, but also how you say it. 

As a speaker, you cannot overlook this powerful tool, your voice. Your voice could help you command respect, establish credibility, engage audience and increase influence. This workshop helps you tap into the great potential in your voice; and empowers you with tools to develop an engaging and inspiring voice.

About The Speaker: Cynthia Zhai
Cynthia is an Executive Voice Coach, Speaker and Trainer. She has helped Executives and Senior Managers from MNCs and Government bodies develop their influential voice that speaks with impact and conviction engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action.

Leaders Cynthia has worked with include Vice President of SingTel, Managing Director of EFG Bank, Associate Director of Barclays Bank, Director of Quality Service from Media Development Authority, Director of Communications from Singapore Tourism Board, Commander from Singapore Air Force and many more.

Cynthia has been a professional trainer, speaker and coach for the past 9 years and her engagement spans Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, mainland China, India & Brunei. She has appeared in Singapore National Radio Program 938Live 3 times as a guest speaker on Developing an Influential & Convincing Voice.

Session 2: Persuade with Power and Panache
Outline of Session 2:
What could be a more powerful skill to master than the art of persuasion? Imagine having the ability to persuade and influence the people around you to get what you want and to accept your point of view!

If you are ready to take this quantum leap in persuasive speaking, come join us for an insightful hour of learning the speaking strategies that professional speakers use to persuade and profit from speaking.

About The Speaker: Jacky Lim
A worldwide-recognized NLP trainer and coach, Jacky is a communications expert who helps people communicate with influence. Highly valued for his transformational and results-oriented programs, Jacky has worked with over thousands of individuals in Singapore and the region from various organizations, ranging from schools, SMEs, MNCs, non-profit organizations and government agencies.  

Today, Jacky is only one of the few NLP trainers in Singapore and the region who runs the prestigious and highly-recognized NLP certification training programs recognized by one of the world’s largest and leading NLP Associations- the American Board of NLP (ABNLP).  

Combining the best of NLP, Wealth Dynamics and Enneagram Profiling Tool, Jacky has enriched and empowered the lives of thousands of people through his highly engaging, dynamic and charismatic training. 

Also the founder of Acme Coaching Model™ and the Acme NLPreneur™, Jacky is an inspiring entrepreneur and has been nominated recently as a business luminary of the 2013 Promising SME 500 award. His articles have also been frequently featured in Singapore’s number 1 newspapers - The Straits Times. Twice, he has also been interviewed on air with one of Singapore’s most popular radio stations - 93.8FM.

Workshop dates:
Session 1: Monday, 02 September 2013, 7.30 - 9.45 pm
Session 2: Monday, 16 September 2013, 7.30 - 9.45 pm

Amount of investment: $182
(Includes one year of Toastmasters membership, 2 public speaking manuals and special offers to future workshops conducted by Radin Mas Toastmasters Club)

Minimum requirements: 18 years old and has a basic command of the English language

Contact person: Mike
Enquiry: funinspeaking@gmail.com

           157th  Chapter Meeting           

Date: 22nd July 2013  (Mon)
Time: 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Venue: Radin Mas Community Club2nd floor, Conference room (62735294)
Dress code: Office attire or casual wear ( No shorts or slippers allowed )

             Select Distinguished Club

Thank you for all your support, Radin Mas Toastmasters Club is                         
                            Select Distinguished Club


                156th Chapter Meeting

It was an exciting and engaging evening at the Chapter meeting as members and guests played 'air' volleyball and have a good workout indoors amidst but sheltered from the haze.
The merry-go-round story-telling excercised our brains and tuned up our vocal variety.
A wonderful evening indeed.....

Date: 24th June 2013
Time: 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Venue: Radin Mas Community Club, 2nd floor, Conference room (62735294)
Dress code: Office attire or casual wear (shorts or slippers not allowed)

FREE for members !
Admission: $10 for guests (Please email us if you are interested)

Special Segment :


Engaging the audience is not just about the speaker being humorous nor captivating, but is also about getting the audience being involved in the presentation.  This evening, Hazriq Idrus, the Founding Director / Principal Trainer of The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd, will share with you theatre and creative activities which speakers can use to engage the audience in any presentation setting.
Warning:  This session is highly interactive, please come in comfortable attire!

About The Speaker: Hazriq Idrus

Hazriq Idrus (www.hazriq.com) is the Founding Director and Principal Trainer of The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd. He specialises in public speaking, creativity and drama-based training.  Hazriq is also a dynamic speaker, facilitator, stage/ television actor, master of ceremonies and the author of "The Stage Fright Antidote!: How to manage public speaking jitters using techniques of acting & theatre". He is considered by many of his corporate clients as  being amiable, zestful and creative trainer who makes training sessions fun and enriching learning experiences.

Since 1998, Hazriq has worked in various capacities in the areas of customer service, events management, youth & drama training and was a corporate trainer in a government agency conducting creativity workshops.

His interest is in the performing arts, particularly theatre and drama.  As an actor, he has acted in numerous theatre and MediaCorp television productions. He was also a cast member in the one of the local films, “Kallang Roar: The Movie”.  Hazriq had undergone several theatre and drama trainings conducted by various theatre companies and practitioners.  He also had the opportunity to attend an improvisations (improv) workshop by an improv theatre company, Vancouver Theatresports, in Canada.

               June 2013 EXCO Meeting


                 155th Chapter Meeting

                                   Appreciation for Club Coach and Area Governor Neil

                                                                Best Speaker Neil

                                                        Best Evaluator Miichi

Join us this May'13 for an exciting
Radin Mas Toastmasters Chapter Meeting

Venue: Radin Mas Community Club, 2nd floor, conference room
Date & Time: 27th May 2013, 7.30pm
Dress code: Office attire / casual attire (No shorts or slippers)

        Awesome.!! Our Club has a Division Champion...

                              CoNgRaTs ... Suhail ...


                154th Chapter Meeting (22nd Apr 2013)

It was a splendid evening together at the April Chapter Meeting.  We had prepared speeches and one was delivered by none other than our club Area Champion.  We were also enlightened by the General and Language Evaluation.
The special segment on LEADERSHIP was inspirational, uplifting us to be better leaders in our lives.

Join us this Apr'13 for an exciting
Radin Mas Toastmasters Chapter Meeting


About the Speaker: Veronica Ong

         Veronica Ong, a nurse manager turned entrepreneur, founder of Rev 22 Pte Ltd. She had worked in various hospitals and managed an elderly and day rehabilitation centre with The Salvation Army.  In 2000, she was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and later, Grave’s Disease (an over-active immune problem where her body is not able to balance her thyroxin). Doctors recommended she undergo surgery or radio-active iodine to destroy part of the thyroid gland. At that point she knew that she had to take control of her health as the path proposed by modern medicine is invasive! She strongly believes that we are created with very powerful immune system to heal our body naturally. Since then she had explored alternative and complementary solutions. After 10 years of researching, she chanced upon a scientific sleep system that has helped balance her immune system within months and treated her Grave’s disease naturally without medication. Her clinical report showed complete recovery with no relapse.

She has 3 grown up children who are healthy, independent and perform well in schools. She has shared the beneficial effect of sleep in relation to intelligence and performance at various educational institutions, hospitals, community centres and companies. She has included excellent coverage on the principal topics such as immune system, sleep disorders and pain management.

Last year, she was an Extraordinary Woman Award 2012 finalist recognised by the International Women Federation of Commerce and Industry (IWFCIS) for her contributions to business and the community. Her latest achievement was being selected as the Global Women’s Summit Outstanding Leadership Award for being outstanding in balancing the many areas of her life as a daughter, mother, wife, employee and currently a lady boss. 

VenueRadin Mas Community Club, 2nd floor, conference room
Date & Time:  22nd April 2013, 7.30pm
Dress code: Office attire / casual attire (No shorts or slippers)

8th April 2013 EXCO Meeting

153rd Chapter Meeting

March Birthday Lady and Gentleman

New Member Initiation - Welcome Lisa

Best Evaluator - DTM Katherine

Join us this Mar'13 for an exciting
Radin Mas Toastmasters Chapter Meeting

Excel Your Language !

About The Speaker: Richard Sng

Richard is a language coach, as well as a vocal and verbal image consultant & trainer.
He graduated from the Teachers’Training College, now known as the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He taught English, Mathematics and Science in various Primary and Secondary Government and Government-Aided Schools.

In his 30 years in the Education Industry, both in the public and private sectors, he has shared his experience and expertise with thousands of children and adults in schools, institutions of higher learning, community centres, libraries, corporations and the public at large.
His workshops and courses are value-added. Participants find his presentations systematic and structured, detailed and comprehensive, easy to grasp and understand.

Venue: Radin Mas Community Club, 2nd floor, conference room
Date & Time: 25th Mar 2013, 7.30pm
Dress code: Office attire / casual attire (No shorts or slippers)

Congratulations to Suhail and 
Hoo Keong for being the 
Champion - International Speech and 
1st Runner Up - Table Topics in our 
Area Contest 2013

152nd Chapter Meeting 
(25th Feb 2013) 

Our new member initiation

Appreciation for special speaker DTM Katherine

This month chapter meeting Best Speaker and Evaluator

Join us this Feb'13 for an exciting
Radin Mas Toastmasters Chapter Meeting
Also presenting, a special segment:

   "Managing Conflicts"


This is a word that most will try to avoid. Yet, do you know of any successful individual that rose to the top of the corporate ladder, and did not face a single conflict in his/her career & personal journey? 
Did they try to avoid conflicts at all costs?
They did not. Instead, they faced the conflicts directly. And because they took control of the situation, they succeeded in reaching a win-win situation. In fact, I do know one successful individual.
Our club coach, Katherine Tan, faced conflicts on a daily basis. After being a business owner of a thriving beauty salon business of more than a decade, she transformed from a professional beautician to a highly sought after consultant and mentor today.
Katherine has been Managing Conflicts at a very young age. In addition, being an author of 2 books: "Joyful Sacrifices to Success" and Co-author of Joy of Marriage", she has held various senior leadership roles in non-profit organisations, notably her roles as Mentor, Advisor, Sponsor and Coach of non-profit organisations, where managing volunteers is an art. It is an art, as you cannot "fire" your volunteers. Financial reward is not an option, since it is a non-profit organisation. 

So what is her secret?
Katherine will be presenting a short education segment about managing conflicts, where you will learn tips to increase your understanding of conflicts, and in turn, assisting you to becoming a more successful and happier you!
Venue: Radin Mas Community Club, 2nd floor, conference room
Date & Time: 25th Feb 2013, 7.30pm
Dress code: Office attire / casual attire (No shorts or slippers)

P.S. If you are interested, you can contact Katherine Tan at HP:9654 9265/9023 8565 for a non-obligation discussion on her “Joy” series books.
She will be donating the entire proceeds from the sale of the books to a charitable organisation.
More details of her profile and the synopsis of her “Joyful Sacrifices to Success” & “Joy of Marriage” is at

151st Chapter Meeting (28th Jan 2013)

 Our New Year 2013 Best Speaker and Best Evaluator - AG Neil

The first speech craft session, 7th Jan 2013, went on smoothly. Hurray to our great and co-operative team.

For the 14th Jan session:


In this Education Segment, you will learn:

  • How to overcome the “blank mind syndrome”, so that you can handle impromptu speaking opportunities with confidence and ease
  • How to apply tried and trusted templates for impromptu speaking so that you can speak off the cuff and still sound intelligent and credible
  • How to think out-of-the-box and come up with witty lines and impress your audience


In this Education Segment, you will learn:

  • How to dig into your inner reservoir of knowledge, feelings and creativity, so that you can craft a speech that presents your authentic best
  • How to generate powerful messages and opinions that can add tremendous value to the audience
  • How to craft your speeches so that you can develop powerful ideas to positively influence and persuade your audience to take action



Coen is a trainer, speaker, coach in personal branding and communication skills.

Having grown up as a child who did not fit in, Coen learned early that the ability to communicate with confidence, clarity and congruence is the most essential skill for success in work, school and relationships. Having overcome his childhood difficulties, Coen is passionate about becoming a trainer and sharing what he has learnt with others. Over the past 6 years, he has helped over 16,000 individuals communicate with confidence and impact

An avid learner, he has invested time and money in personal development in enriching himself with skills and qualifications to make a difference in other people’s lives. Besides holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from NTU (Hons. in Human Resource Consulting), Coen also holds a Graduate Diploma in Training and Development from Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI), and an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment from the Workforce Development Agency (WDA). Coen is also a certified NLP Practitioner, a certified Life Coach and an accredited MBTI Personality Profiling Practitioner. He also achieved the Gold-Distinction Award (Speaking in Public) by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).

By applying skills and techniques he has learnt, Coen is able to connect easily with people and build meaningful relationships in his work and personal life. He is passionate about sharing these tried and proven techniques. He has also participated actively in Speech Contests, and have won 18 trophies in 3 years.

A dynamic, high-impact and in-demand speaker, Coen has the unique ability to help individuals connect with their inner courage, step out of their comfort zones and communicate with confidence.

He has trained in…

AXA Insurance Singapore | Neptune Orient Lines | Wing Tai Retail Pte Ltd | | CISCO Systems | A*STAR | Defense Science Technology Agency | Stone Apple Solutions Pte Ltd | MINDEF | MCYS | Singapore Civil Defense Force | Crown Leadership International Group | Nanyang Technological University | Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | SHATEC | Singapore Polytechnic | Temasek Polytechnic | Hwa Chong Junior College | Raffles Junior College | Victoria Junior College | National Junior College | Anglo-Chinese Junior College | Saint Andrew Junior College | Nanyang Junior College | Pioneer Junior College | Tampines Junior College | Hwa Chong International School |Hwa Chong Institution | Yishun Town Secondary School | Balestier Hill Secondary School | Henderson Secondary School | Queenstown Secondary School | Woodgrove Secondary School | Pei Hwa Secondary School | Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School | Unity Secondary School | Guanyang Secondary School | East Spring Secondary School | Bukit Merah Secondary School | Northview Primary School | Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School | Mayflower Primary School | Marsiling Primary School | Yu Hua Primary School

What his Clients have said:

Interview Skills

Coen is a very dedicated and knowledgeable trainer who commits himself to ensure that his student masters all the necessary interview skills. He pays careful attention to your intonation, answering technique and even your appearance. I am glad to have him as my trainer. If you want to ace your interview, get Coen’s help!
- Chia Min Hua, Hwa Chong Junior College

I have been accepted to Cornell University to study Electrical Engineering on the DSTA Scholarship. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you again for all the advice and tips you gave me. I sincerely feel that I would not have performed as I did during the scholarship's final board interview if not for that interview skills workshop.
- Caroline Tan, Victoria Junior College

The workshop would not have been successful without the mentorship of Coen. A very experienced trainer, Coen was very spot-on when it comes to identifying the weaknesses of each participant or the areas that each individual needs to improve on. He provided very insightful remarks and useful tips that apply specifically to each participant, at the same time suggesting very novel yet straightforward ways of improvement that each of us can adopt. His comments were always succinct and straight to the point, aiming directly at the weak areas that are seemingly obvious yet difficult to identify by the participants themselves. In addition, Coen demonstrated an apparent and genuine willingness to help, offering to spend extra time with those who still lack confidence to undertake more practices.
- Phung Phuong Ha, Hwa Chong Junior College

Coen is an extremely eloquent and dynamic speaker who keeps you up on your feet every minute, anticipating what’s going to happen next. He throws in little surprises along the way and there really isn’t a dull or boring moment during the workshop. Unlike the conventional ‘speaker talks-we listen’ kind of presentation, rather, it’s an interactive session that engages everyone and allows us to learn as much as we can. When it comes to answering interview questions, he shows you the approaches and answers that make you stand out from the crowd. Most importantly, I think it’s his passion for speaking that really impresses us and motivates us to speak well. 
- Goh Mei Hui, Hwa Chong Junior College

The interview skills workshop by Coen is one that is both enriching and informative. Not only does it builds our confidence, it imparts both skills and techniques that are relevant and effective, putting us in good stead for our future interviews.  Helpful and charismatic, Coen Tan paced the session well and aided us greatly in our learning as a whole. This is indeed one workshop to be attended!
- Choo Yi Jie, Hwa Chong Junior College

Presentation Skills

Hello Coen, I really enjoyed being in your group for the workshop. You have taught me a lot. One thing that I will not forget, your encouraging words, have motivated me to go further. I have attended quite a number of workshops, but you’re a different trainer ; one who have made a spark in me. I’m sure you’ll be able to do that on others’ lives too. Thank you for being such an awesome trainer!
- Tan Jia Hui, Henderson Secondary School

I was impressed with Coen’s energy and passion. He was very encouraging and speaks very well. His training was really an eye opener. It was more than what I had expected and Coen taught us a lot. Almost all of us are first time public speakers and I can sense his eagerness to help us improve. He was encouraging, down to earth and knows how to go down to our level while imparting his skills.
- Ryan Tan, Managing Director, Cornerstone Career Connections Pte Ltd

Thank you Coen! Whenever you teach us, there’s a lot of energy coming from you! I have a dream now. That when I grow up, I want to be just like you! Making kids like me feel very important in life. Whenever you teach us, confidence builds up in me and it makes me feel like there's no limit in what I can or cannot do. Thank you for making me realize that there's more than to study. It’s for our future, to make our dreams come true. Even if I don't get what I want in the future, I will always remember what you said.
- Mohd Ridhwan, Balestier Hill Secondary School

Dear Coen, thank you for all your help and advice for my Speech Competition. In the midst of my tight schedule, I found the time to write my script and rehearse it a few times. I gave myself no excuse to fail. When my turn finally came to speak, I set myself to be less conscious of my performance, and did not falter even when I made a mistake. I took your advice and inserted some humor into my speech, as well as visuals to connect with the audience. Eventually I clinched the 2nd Runner Up position. Thank you for nominating me for the competition and believing in me even after I stumbled. It was for me an invaluable and long lost learning opportunity, and indeed, I left with renewed confidence.
- Asher Chee, 3rd Year Singapore Polytechnic Student and Participant in IBM-Singapore Polytechnic Speech Challenge

Coen is a speaker who is able to engage and energizes his audience at the word, “GO!” Unlike speakers who take time to warm up to the audience, Coen challenges them with inspirational quotes and thought-provoking questions that make them sit up and listen to him from start to finish. By sharing his experiences and soliciting responses from the audience, Coen enriched his training by including the inputs from audience who have similar experiences. Taken as a package, Coen creates excitement in his content delivery and interactivity.

Most of the audience had engineering background and were more familiar with technical language. What they appreciated most after Coen’s training was the awareness that complex systems and processes can be better described using simple techniques. They simplify the technicalities and mechanics into top-of-mind experience of everyday life.
- Woon Chee Yen, Organizing Chairperson for “Speechcraft” Workshop for DSTA Engineers

The maestro was in town, and he made me his protégé.  Coen has a natural flair in helping people to find and tap on the eloquence that they may already have all along.  Just 2 sessions into the speech workshop he is conducting, I'm already seeing glimpses of the best in myself.
- Jane Yeo, Civil Engineer

Coen is truly a master of public speaking. His willingness to share what he knows reflects his amazing personality of being generous. It is remarkable the way he conducted the workshop such that the audience is still so energetic and attentive even at the late hours at night. I hope for a chance to learn from him soon.
- Leslie Chong, Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate, NTU


Join Us...

150th Radin Mas Toastmasters Chapter Meeting.
17th December 2012 , 7.30pm

Special Segment

Topic: Value Investing
Outline: (i) Some Insights
              (ii) My story of transforming from being 
                        financially illiterate to literate.

Speaker:                 Heah Min An

Profession:             Seminar Organiser with 8 Investment Pte Ltd

Personal Outlook

and Believes:         Fulfilling one of the many career goals:-

                               sharing the importance of financial education

                               through value investing.



2nd floor, conference room
Date & Time: Monday, 17th December 2012, 7.30pm
Dress code: Working attire (No shorts and slippers)
Admission: Free

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145th Radin Mas Toastmasters Chapter Meeting.
30th July 2012 , 7.30pm

This meeting was very special because we had the Club Installation (2012-2013).

Exciting programme. 

Venue: Radin Mas Community Club,

2nd floor, conference room
Date & Time: Monday, 30th July 2012, 7.30pm
Dress code: Working attire (No shorts and slippers)
Admission: Free