Script : Cebu South Toastmasters Club Meeting on September 10, 2013

Thank you Toastmaster ____ for that wonderful introduction.


1. Good evening Guests and fellow toastmasters. Ladies and gentlemen, a pleasant evening to you.Welcome to our first meeting of the month of September. Thank you for gracing our Cebu South Toastmaster’s My Teacher, My Hero.


2. I know you are so excited about the speeches that are prepared by our eloquent speakers tonight. Like you, I am also excited because, now, we are joining the other TMC, which stands for Teacher’s month campaign together with Department of Education.


3. Ladies and gentlemen, to formally start our meeting, we may call on_____________ to ask God’s blessing and to show our love for our country by singing the Philippine National anthem.

[Invocation & National Anthem proceeds….]

Welcome once again here in cebu South Toastmaster’s Meeting for the month of September. Ber which means. It’s Christmas … the longest Christmas has started only here in the Philippines. Not only that, speaking of the longest… we are also celebrating the longest TMC. Do you know what it’s stands for… not toastmasters club, but Teacher’s month campaign. Did you know that the Philippines has the longest celebration for teachers and the teaching profession? From September 5 to October 5 of every year, we honor our heroes in the classroom– the teachers. October 5 will be the culmination or the World Teacher’s day!

So, what are we waiting for and let’s celebrate with the theme, my teacher, my hero. At this point, let’s give a special acknowledgement to our teachers here in Toastmasters club, they are our coaches, mentors and leaders. Of course who could ever forget our special guests teachers tonight. Why I call our guests as our teachers because tlike what teachers do their students, they will give feedback and evaluations at the end of our program. To help us do the acknowledgement, we may call in TM ____________.



[Acknowledgment of Guests proceeds…]


Happy National Teachers’ Month to all teachers!


Thank you so much. We are very honored to have you with us tonight. I know we’ll be learning from each other.



Tonight , we are going to highlight the Unique role, service and commitment which teachers play in guiding the families, strengthening the communities, and building the nation. Even how tired they are, we see teachers serving in every election or Government demands or even fiesta celebration. We always call teachers to organize the program and do emceeing every fiesta.


Like Toastmasters, we are also trained with the same service and commitment for other people and building the nation.


And tonight we will pay tribute to the people behind the success of our club – our teachers – Our coaches, mentors, evaluators and leaders who always there to guide us as we progress in our endeavor who will closely watch our proceedings.


And, we have committed speakers tonight who will show their commitment and service for our Club, competent communication projects, a Better Speaker Series Presentation, and of course the table topics.


Our General Evaluator is Advanced Communicator Gold, Advanced


Our Ah Counter is Competent Communicator

Our Timer is


Finally, our Grammarian teacher, who’ll give us a word to learn for tonight. Friends, let us welcome, Toastmaster Cecil Yap.


[Word of the Night proceeds….]


Most teachers, I think I believe in the saying, what you can give if you don’t have. We go through the same process of revitalization. We keep on learning and continue studying for post graduate courses at least to uplift the image and respect of our vocation. Most of all, we do this for carreer advancement, self improvement and salary increase.


Here in toastmasters, we begin with the Competent Communication projects like teachers we start as SST 1 or Secondary School Teacher 1 and if you got promoted you can choose supervision or Master Teaching. These are basic speech projects under the Competent Communication manual. There are 10 projects and completion of all 10 shall earn the member the Competent Communicator award or in the Field of teaching maybe you’ll become a Master Teacher.


Tonight, we have 4 committed teachers because they are going to teach us lessons in life from their topics as we listen to them.


Our first speaker will deliver his first project.


The speech will be evaluated by Advanced Communicator Toastmaster Dennis Ymas.


The objectives are…

Time alloted


A Marketer. A Marathoner and a Mountain Climber. If you like to know about these things, he can teach you. His teachers of life and people who influence him for he is now are Bo Sanchez & My College Dean Dr. Alex Delantar Motto: It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.


Fellow Toastmasters, let us welcome our first speaker who won’t allow you to be alone Toastmaster Jojo Dela Cruz Geolin with his Speech Alone.

[Speech proceeds…]


Our Second Speaker will give his Basic Speech number 4…

The speech will be evaluated by Advanced Communicator Toastmaster Edwin Villamor


The objectives are…

Time alloted

He is —



Please help me welcome Toastmasters Iven Yap




Our Second Speaker will give his Basic Speech number 7…

The speech will be evaluated by Advanced Communicator Toastmaster Noli Espina.


The objectives are…

Time alloted

He is the Brand manager of Efficacent Oil form IPI.

He’s favorite teacher is from 4th year History class teacher, Mr. Andrei Delgado because he treated him as his friend. He loves reading, marketing, and watching horror movies. He is the guy who believes in embracing the moment.


Please help me welcome the Toastmaster who will tell us the Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy,

Toastmasters Dominic Sentina.


Our Second Speaker will give her 2nd Advance Speech from Specialty Manual..

The speech will be evaluated by Advanced Communicator Toastmaster Charise Piramide.


The objectives are…

Time alloted

She is a —


Please help me welcome the Toastmaster who will —

Competent Communicator Ruby Campos.



Teachers as Leaders … We are not only teaching students, but we are also managing them. We sometimes need to know when to be strict and to be kind in order to build a team. Coach, how are we going to do it? To help us solve our problem, we have our club coach to tell us more “ Building A Team” from Leadership Excellence Series.

Please join me in welcoming the Area 23 Governor for Toastmasters Year 2012-2013 ACG/ALB Atty. Mike Maestrado.


[Presentation proceeds…]


We are done with from the lessons learned from our life coaches and teachers. Now, we come to our relaxation portion. For us teachers, do you think we have relaxation time? I think we are very occupied with our job. For this teachers’ month, we have a lot freebies, mall sales and threats for teachers. We have to take that opportunity to relax and at least to have a break after a long day. Here in the Cebu South Toastmasters, our relaxation time is the Table Topics.

Most of the talking we do every day – simple conversation – is impromptu speaking. Yet for some members, TABLE TOPICS is the most challenging part of a Toastmasters meeting because we let you think on your feet.

Table Topics continues a long-standing Toastmasters tradition – every member speaks at a meeting. But it’s about more than just carrying on an anxiety-ridden tradition. Table Topics is about developing your ability to organize your thoughts quickly and respond to an impromptu question or topic.

To explain more about the mechanics of tonight’s Table Topics, we have a Table Topics Master.

Friends, let us all welcome, our Table Topics Master Competent Communicator TM, Cecil Yap

[Table Topics proceeds…]


Thank you very much Toastmaster —- and thanks to our paticipants for your cooperation. My teacher once said your heart skip a beat, it means you got briliant idea in mind, and better you’ve speak out. You’ll never know you’ll be right unless you say it.


There you have it. We’ve heard the speeches and the presentation, we’ve had a relaxation, it’s now time for evaluation. I think which is most teachers do. We always give test at the end of the lesson to check if we are effective or not as a teacher.


So let us all welcome, our General Evaluator, Advanced Communicator Gold, Advanced Leader Bronze, BB Pumatong, our area 24 Governor.


[Evaluations proceed…]


Thank you very much, Toastmaster — and team.


We use this occasion to call on everyone to contribute in making teaching as an attractive profession and in giving teachers the needed support and assistance. I am glad that Cebu South Toastmasters Club is contributing to that call.

Finally express gratitude sincerely for the positive influences teachers had on the Filipino learners.

As I end, I like to share to you the inspiring story of Mrs. Thompson and Teddy…

She is fifth grade teacher who always loves everyone in the class. In fact, she lied. She hated Teddy so much. It is because he is unpleasant – he never bathe. It got to the point, she delighted to mark Teddy’s paper with red pen and bold X and mark it F – failed.

At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child’s records and put Teddy’s off until last. When she opened his file, she was in for a surprise. His first-grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is a bright, excellent and well liked by his classmates. But everything was changed when Teddy lost his mother. He was tardy and became a problem.

Months later, Christmas came and everybody was giving gifts. Here’s Teddy gave rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of cologne.  She dabbed some of the perfume behind her wrist and wore the bracelet.

Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my mom used to.”

After the kids left, she cried on her knees for an hour.

As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year he had become one of the smartest children in the class.

Time passed, Mrs. Thomson received notes and letters from Teddy telling her that of all the teachers he’d had in elementary school, she was his favorite.

Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy.He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still his favorite teacher of all time.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he’d stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson she was still his favorite teacher.

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor’s degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still his favorite teacher, but that now his name was a little longer. The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, M.D.

The story doesn’t end there. You see, there was yet another letter that Spring. Teddy said he’d met this girl and to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering…well, if Mrs. Thompson might sit the reserved place for the mother’s groom. And guess what, she wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. And I bet on that special day, Jean Thompson smelled just like…well, just like the way Teddy remembered his mother smelling on their last Christmas together.

Fellow toastmasters, you don’t have to be a teacher, to give an impact to other people’s lives. A teacher is not only the one who wears nerdy eye glasses inside the classroom, you could be lawyer educates his client, a businessman trained his apprentice, a mother who taught her child how to write his name or you could be an ordinary person who has willingness to share and impart his talent or skills to other people. Like what we have here in Toastmasters.

Thank you so much for gracing our meeting tonight. Always remember, You never can tell what type of impact you may make on another’s life by your actions or lack of action. Consider this fact in your venture thru life. Happy National Teachers’ Month once again!

I’d like to turn you over to our Club President. 


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