The launch of the Brunei Conference 2016 with the guest of honour Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism. Image courtesy of James Kon of Borneo Bulletin.
With the champions, Pooja Shivanand (Speech Evaluation Champion) and Allen Ang (Humourous Champion). Congratulations to the Brunei contestants on winning on the big stage against members from East Malaysia and Indonesia.
It has been two weeks and time just flew by that quickly. I managed to pull through a huge conference being the organizing chair for a toastmasters event involving over 100 international delegates plus inviting world champion speakers and a past International President of Toastmasters International. It was definitely the biggest toastmasters event to be held in Brunei Darussalam and I’m very proud of my young team for making this event a huge success.
There are so many things that I want to share about the Brunei Conference. What I went through… What the committee went through… The highs and the lows. My capability as a leader. Ahh, just so many things I want to express. There’s one thing though that I learnt from the Brunei Conference and that is gratitude.
After speaking to most of the committee individually, I began to be aware of deeper things that I missed out and I thank each of them for their trust and sincerity on how I have shown up as an individual and also as a leader.
The success of the Brunei Conference was attributed to the hard work from the committee members and even the volunteers from the Brunei Gavel Club. Thank you very much for the commitment and the contribution, not only during the conference but prior to the main event. Most of the key committee were appointed since July 2015 and all the handwork truly paid off.
Though the event was over 2 weeks ago, I’m still busy with some paper work and also with my post mortem of the Brunei Conference. Now I’m taking a break for a week or so and currently outstation. I won’t be blogging as much but we shall see during the course of the week.
Happy weekend, guys 😀
With World Champion of Public Speaking 2014 Dananjaya. You’re the man!!!
During the Gala Dinner at The Centrepoint Hotel
I’m so glad that Phylicia Liew kept her promise to make it to Brunei for the conference. You’re the bomb!!
Laurence giving her TACT badge to Dalton
Sometimes I wonder why they are not together.. They look good together :p
We had lots of fun with the photobooth from Kotak Senyum
Hello beautiful ladies
Half of the committee are from UBD Toastmasters. How they have grown so much 😀
Amran bringing the delegates from Medan around Kampung Ayer
Darren Tay sending off delegates from Indonesia at the Brunei International Airport
Celebrating Shawn and Nora’s birthday after the Brunei Conference
Taken during the DCM at Seameo Voctech