This speech will be delivered at Triple-Joint Christmas-Themed Meeting of MIM Toastmasters Club of Johor Bahru. Johor Jaya Toastmasters Club and Sacred Heart Toastmasters Club at 8 Days Boutique Hotel, Permas Jaya, Johor, tonight.
Advanced Manual: Special Occasion Speeches
Project 4: Presenting An Award
1. Present an award with dignity and grace.
2. Acknowledge the contributions of the recipient.
Time: 3 -4 minutes
Good evening, my fellow Toastmasters, ladies and gentlemen.
Every year, Johor Premier Toastmasters Club recognizes the one member whose work, dedication and enthusiasm has shined other members in the club and helped move our club forward. The selection process was not easy. With almost 30 dedicated and enthusiastic members in the club, identifying the one Toastmaster who is most deserving is difficult.
The selection process happened in the final club officers meeting last term. We listed members who have contributed to the club in many ways, achieved educational goals and inspired many club members to follow suit. The list includes contests winners, Distinguished Club point contributors, club officers and members who played roles in Toastmasters events beyond club level.
This Toastmasters was chosen because of several reasons. He was the Champion for the club International Speech Contest, Evaluation Contest and Table Topics Contest and the 1st Runner-Up for Humorous Speech Contest in term 2014/2015. He proceeded to represent the club to area level for the respective contests. He continued to bring up the club’s name to District level when he represented the Division in Table Topics Contest in the same term.
At the same time, he also worked enthusiastically and passionately for his speech projects and had contributed to the club’s Distinguished Club point when he achieved Competent Communicator status.
He had served the club as club officers for several term. His roles include Sergeant-At-Arms, Secretary and, in last term, Vice President of Membership. When he was the Vice President of Membership, he worked hard to ensure that the club submits the dues on time. He is also famous for making personal calls to members to listen to their needs and concerns as Toastmasters.
Other than that, he was the Organizing Chair for Area A4 Joint Installation Dinner and Johor Premier Toastmaster Club Guests Night. Both events were a success under his leadership.
I believe with his calm, charming and caring demeanor, he has shined inspirations to members of the club.
Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in honoring Johor Premier Toastmasters Club Toastmaster of The Year Award recipient for term 2014/2015, Vice President of Education, CC QJ Tan.