Royce Tan was invited to be the Emcee host for the SMI Association’s annual Small/Medium Enterprises Recognition Awards. The event was attended by multitudes of savvy business owners, members of the media and even guests of honor such as The Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry, YB Dato Mukhriz Mahathir (also the son of the longest serving Prime Minister- Dr Mohamad Mahathir), Tan Sri Dato Sri Megat Najmuddin Khas, SMI President Mr Teh Kee Sin, Her Excellency Lourdes Puma Puma – Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador and many more.
Each supporting organisation was given a token of appreciation for their years of loyal support. The aim of this launch was to signal the start of nominations for any small to medium businesses in Malaysia to compete for an award within the 16 categories such as Product Excellence Award, Brand Excellence Award, Service Excellence Awards and more. The nominees are judged based on rather strict criterion set by independent auditor group – S J Grant Thornton.
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The Ladies at Crystal Toastmasters Women’s Club has kindly given Laychi Low the honor of being the emcee of the night. The theme set for the night was “Fantasy” and Laychi went as the Spanish Flamenco Dancer whilst Royce went as Julius Caesar.
The night’s purpose was to see the installation of the 2012/2013’s new office bearers of the club and to thank the past year’s officials for their hard work. As you can see there were lots of fun as the members cheered their new title holders. The ladies also put on a performance of Proud Mary (Rolling Down The River).
Using the theme of fantasy, Laychi cleverly brought a mirror up to the stage to use as her speech notes. She began with “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Tell me who is the next president amongst them all…” Looks of approval came from the ladies as they were surely entertained. A great use of props all in all.
On the 26th of June, Laychi and Royce dropped by Saito College to give some well appreciated advice on how to ace an interview. Saito is primarily an art & design college and with Royce’s background in design and Laychi’s knowledge as a lecturer, the students effort in attendance was well worth it.
Some of the tips that were shared included:
How to set your career goals
What to do if you haven’t decided on a career path?
Google your target company’s background and their competitors to be up to date.
Double check your own online trail because companies will double check you.
Insert logo’s into your own CV/Resume to give a more official impression
All in all, the students left the talk with excited chatter on learning more about their own personalities and the importance of communication skills in their field.
The Eloquence Academy wishes all the students the best of luck in their future endeavors.