Toastmaster for Learning English and Public Speaking

JLTC 6th March 2014 Meeting

The JLTC meeting on 6th March 2014 was a happy event because we have our old-timer toastmaster member, DTM Fujiyama-San was just arriving Jakarta in the afternoon yet he was able to attend our meeting in the evening and we  had a distinguished guest, Mr Robin, from Singapore visiting our meeting too.

Additionally we have AG Sukardi, DTM Maria Megawati, TM Efi and TM Januar, TM Claudia besides myself, Yendy, leading the meeting.


TM Efi delivered a very good speech project no.4 with title “All Big Things Start from Small Things”.  Her speech was commented by DTM Fujiyama-San that as a toastmaster, we need to do committment from ourselves despite our function and roles either as SAA, Timer, President, VPE, etc and that we strive to be the best leader and communicator we deem to be.

Meanwhile, TM Yendy who acted as Table Topic Master and Ah-Counter explained the theme of the day  and the WOD : WISH (V) desire, long for.  She further elaborated the theme of “THOSE WHO CAN LOSE SHALL GAIN, and THOSE WHO WISH TO GAIN WILL LOOSE” by giving an example such as, by preparing and leading the meeting all alone, it does consume one’s considerable time that she loses doing some other important works, yet on the other hand, the “Jack-of-all-trades” enable her gain new skill  and time management.  By willing to do so, she is gaining instead of losing.

Thus, dear fellow toastmasters, sometimes we all might think that paying dues is also losing, yet if you are committed to come and deliver your project speech as well as take part in various function roles in the meeting regularly, I  bet you will definitely gain many benefits for your self development, personal business and job career.

However, like the distinguished guest, Mr Robin, said “The more you give, the more you gain”.

Seen below Mr Robin as The Best Table Topic Speaker. The meeting was closed with warm chattings.

Sukardi Robin_JLTC8Mar2014


March 13, 2014 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | Leave a comment

Toastmaster Demo at BMC on 8th February 2014

Bahasa Mandarin Center (BMC) in West Jakarta has conducted a toastmaster demonstration  on Saturday, 8th February 2014.

The purpose of the event  was initially intended to make a toastmaster meeting take place on weekend at a suitable date and time agreeable for our distinguished guest from Japan clubs, TM Tanaka Hiroki-San who couldn’t catch up our JLTC regular meeting on every two-weeks Thursday meeting in the evening at Suan Thai restaurant, Cideng, Jakarta due to his far away working place. Yet BMC saw this as good opportunity to introduce toastmaster meeting to its Mandarin students and friends who by chance have not been able to visit JLTC meeting.

Tanaka Efi Yendy_BMC82014Tanaka GE_BMC82014

As in toastmaster practise, we generally have a team of fellows who would help make the meeting merriful and successful.  The meeting was cherished by DTM Johan Setiawan, one of our Indonesian young, notable toastmaster communicators and leaders. His presence  demonstrating his simply amazing  communication and leadership skills   have indeed enchanted the audiences, especially the newcomers.


BMC was glad to have also the presence of some JLTC excos, President Evi Suriyadi and TM Efi Febri (both were ex-BMC students);  and other distinguished guests such as, Zheng Wei Yang, BMC intern from China; Vania utama from Univ of Indonesia student; Jusufin, a Buddhist fellow; and Pak Iwan Setiawan, Mandarin student.

toastmaster demo_BMC 082014

Since there were only 4 real toastmasters, so we have to take double to triple function roles to serve during the meeting. But  most of us took this as a good challenge to practise.  Seen TM Tanaka served as GE (General Evaluator) and Prepared speaker, Yendy as TTM (Table Topic Master) – Ah Counter -and Grammarian, TM Efi as Timer and Prepared Speaker, President Evi as chair of the meeting and Wei Yang as Ballot Counter. As for Hall of Fame :  TM Tanaka has won as the Best Prepared Speaker and DTM Johan won double roles as the Best Table Topic Speaker and the Best Evaluator.

weiyang BallotCounter_BMC82014 Johan BestEvaluator_Ydy 202014 Evi N Johan_TM Demo BMC82014 Tanaka BestPrepSpeaker_Evi BMC82014

Despite the small meeting, all of us, especially the newcomers commented that the meeting was meaningful and engaging. They felt happy for knowing what a toastmaster meeting actually meant, the benefits it can give and the chance to enable self potentials development. And last but not least, we all felt grateful for having got to know and to make more new friends, both from domestic and international.

Thus, BMC hopes that this meeting demo could show the audiences or web readers who get interested in toastmaster can join JLTC meeting in the future which can help you achieve your dreams to be a communicator or a leader as what you deem to be.

For Mandarin learning, you are welcome to contact Ms Yendy Widjaja at 0813-11 33 88 32 or and for JLTC meeting or membership, you are welcome to contact Ms Dewi Oni 0878-7707 8715 or and or Yendy.  KEEP MOVING FORWARD, KEEP SHINING and KEEP GETTING AHEAD in our all aspects of lifes thanks to toastmaster learning.

March 1, 2014 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | Leave a comment