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Using Language Effectively In Public Speaking

“Many people believed that the real obstacle to success in public speaking is fear. We are afraid to speak to a group of people in public. So we join a Toastmasters club. After conquering the fear, we make another surprising discovery…”

The real fear may not be the delivery of a speech, but the mastery of the language and the oratory skill required in a speech. How can we learn to speak eloquently?

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WordPress theme – ToaPayoh 3.0

Finally it’s up for the year 2008 – A theme I could really called it my own.

I took 2 weeks to design ToaPayoh 2.o – a 3 column layout for the blog and when it was done, it just didn’t looked right.

I took another few days to build another … this time I want it to be identical to the main site. It’s not completely done. I just want it up by 1st Jan 2008.

Now it looks the same as the main site though not quite right for a blog. But at least I could claim – tis my creation.

screenshot of tipicity3

The Contact Us Form

In case you’d tried contacting us through the Contact-Us Form, you should received a reply from me by now.

If you had not, kindly send me another.

I had just went to the admin area to fix the mail pointing error.

Apparently, the MX was being reset after the hosting fixed the server. (See earlier posting)

I am still trying to restore it bit by bit ….. looks like the affected area is wider than I had expected.

I suspected the older files had overwritten the newer and the emails are delivered to the wrong inboxes.

Again, another apology, kindly send us another, please go to:

A new blog at

I’ve signed up a new blog at WordPress. It’s available at

Not that I need another blog. Signing up with wordpress is the only way to obtain the API key to activate the plugin – Akismet.

Akismet it the plugin for WordPress to stop comment spam which I am getting more this days.

Members who are interested to administer or blog at, let me know.

A New WordPress Theme for the club – Toa Payoh 1.3

Wow, at last this theme’s done.

While some parts still need tweaking, the layout should be final.

The most difficult decision was perhaps the right bar:Â Should it be float right or absolute?

Let me put this down so that other members serving as webmasters would know why I made this decision.

If I position it float right, the navigation would have to come before the posting. That’s not very wise SEO. The search engines might even miss the content, though it’s unlikely.

I’ve set it to position absolute. Being absolute, I am able to place the navigation right at bottom. That guarantee fresh contest at each crawl.

The only setback is, if posting is too short, or as I continue to expand the sidebar, it will be longer than the posting. thereby creating an ugly sight: The sidebar overlapping the footer.

Way to get around:

  1. Increase the height of the comment box.
  2. Add another sidebar.

When the time comes, I shall change width to 1024px and add another sidebar.
That settles it.

Finally ….. it’s up

If you can view this, then the installation and setup of this weblog has been successful. Setup on this day 27/01/05 2.25am.

I still don’t understand how this is done. How it work! Let’s post anyway…

I have been thinking about setting up this blog for past 2 weeks, but I just couldn’t find the time. However, I knew this will be up after the Achievers’ Day event.

Yes let’s starts with this topic – the Achievers’ Day!

Let’s make this simple and enjoyable: Post anything you like but preferably on our club’s activities – Toa Payoh Central Toastmasters Club.

Post your feedbacks/evaluations of speeches and comments, this web, the webmaster …. on how we can improve the way we conduct our meetings…..

Guests and visitors are all welcome. Again restrict your comments on our club …
No attack on other clubs allowed in the blog.

We are having a meeting tonight. I won’t be free to attend. Make sure you people have a good time!

And Violet – I promised you that you will be the first to know when this is set up. You are welcome to post your poems here.