DEBATE DEPUTY CHIEF ADJUDICATOR
Asian British Parliamentary Debate Championship (ABP)- Finalist, Jakarta, 2016
IIUM Open – Semi Finalist, Kuala Lumpur, 2016
World Universities Debate Championship –Top 100 Open Speaker, Greece, 2016
Canton IV – Subsidized Adjudicator, Open Finals Guangzhou, 2016
Soundarya Debate India Open – Adjudication Core Bangalore, 2017
Alif Azadi Taufik
8th Best ESL Speaker of Dutch World Universities Debating Championship
EFL Finalist UADC Thailand 2016 and 2nd EFL best speaker
Champion and Best Speaker of Indonesian Varsity English Debate 2016
Runner Up and Best Speaker of Asian English Olympics 2016
DEBATE CHIEF ADJUDICATOR
EFL Champion Asian British Parliamentary Malaysia and 3rd best speaker
EFL Finalist UADC Thailand 2016 and 2nd EFL best speaker
2nd runner up NUDC 2016
First breaking team NUDC 2016
Received Five State Medals for community and leadership.
Founded the first Mandarin Toastmasters Club in the world in 1991.
Organised the 50-hour speech marathon participated by 800 speakers in 2015
Teaching special students public speaking since 2004. This is a social enterprise.
Writer of four books such as Earnestly Speaking 1st Edition, Earnestly Speaking 2nd Edition, Rhetorically Speaking and Writing and 诚挚的演说
First Malaysian elected by Toastmasters in 142 countries to serve as International President of Toastmasters International in 2012-2013.
Successfully obtained graduate and post graduate studies by distance learning.
Able to communicate in 11 different languages.
Conferred Datuk by His Almighty the King of Malaysia in 2014
The only past International President who has completed 12 rounds of Distinguished Toastmasters (The first in Asia)
Irene Widjaya, ACB, ALB
1st Runner Up in the District 87 Humorous Speech Contest in Brunei Darussalam
An active member of Addictive Advanced Toastmasters Club and Metropolitan Toastmasters Club Jakarta
Division I Champion for Evaluation Speech Contest
Program Coordinator at ASEAN of an International Development Programme
Trainer and facilitator
Toastmasters International Public Speaking champion
Communication skills Trainer and Coach at the age of 18
Real Estate Professional
Founder and CEO of BRANDS Billionaire Academy
Speakers at various Corporates, Institutions, and Universities
Competent Communicator from Toastmasters International
May 2016, chosen as one of the speakers in Toastmasters International District 87 (Indonesia, Brunei, East Malaysia) Annual Conference with speech title : “Introverts: Unlock Your Voice”
July 2016, chosen as Facilitator for Toastmasters International Division I (Jakarta region) Speech Contest Judges workshop, giving training to more than 60 potential speech contest judges.
May 2014, achieved highest educational level in Toastmasters : “Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM” after delivering more than 40 speeches and taking numerous leadership roles.
2014, Runner up for Toastmasters International District 87 – Division J (Jakarta region) Humorous speech contest
November 2013, appointed to be one of the five Pathway Ambassadors for Toastmasters International in Jakarta region.
Toastmasters' District Champion for Humorous Speech Contest covering Indonesia, East Malaysia and Brunei in 2012
Toastmasters' District First Runner Up for Humorous Speech Contest covering Indonesia, East Malaysia and Brunei in 2011
Toastmasters' Division J Champion for International Speech Contest in 2013
Division J Director 2016-2017
National Champion of poetry reading in 1997
Learning to Scuba Dive and becoming a BSAC (British Sub-Aqua Club) advanced Instructor and a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Instructor.
Becoming a Toastmasters Division Director supporting 28 of the Toastmasters Clubs in Jakarta.
Being the Founder of British Toastmasters Club -Jakarta.
Being the Founder of the Achievers Gavel Club - Jakarta, for 9 to 17 year olds.
Becoming a Volunteer Tour Guide at Museum Nasional Indonesia.
SPELLING BEE PRONOUNCER
1st Winner of E-Com Binus International Scrabble Competition 2011
5th World Rank of Causeway Scrabble Challenge, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
1st Winner of The ICON Scrabble Competition 2012
1st Runner-Up of The 2013 Asian English Olympics
The 1st Winner of Spelling Bee ICON 2012 at Tarumanagara University
Recipient of International Postgraduate Scholarship 2013
Recipient of Academic Scholarship 2009 - 2012
Best Live Report of English Newscasting, The 2011 Southeast Asian English Olympics
SHORT STORY WRITING JUDGES
Gina Yap Lai Yoong
President of the Malaysian Writers Society and the main storyteller for Songs & Stories
Malaysian storyteller with six published books such as Ngeri (2011), Obsesi (2015), Serangkai Hidup (2014), Mangsa (2012), Eksperimen Cinta (2010) and A Writer’s Journey (2016)
She has mentored more than 30 writers in their writing journey
Author of two works of fiction written in English – Hotel Calcutta (2013) and Amber Dusk (2007) and a book of stories in Bengali titled Calculus (2014)
He won several international writing fellowships and residencies including the Charles Wallace Creative Writing Fellowship (2014) at the University of Chichester, United Kingdom, a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship (2015), Scotland, a Korean Arts Council-InKo Resident Writer Fellowship (2013) at Toji Cultural Centre, South Korea and a Sangam House India (2010) fellowship.
He has recently finished working on his fourth book, an eco-dystopian novel set in Asia and Europe.
CEO at The Indonesia Channel (Indonesia's first and only 24-hour English TV channel)
Previous News Anchor and Advisor at Metro TV
Previous News Anchor at CNN Hong Kong
Head of News Production and Lead Anchor MNC World News
Lead Anchor of Seputar Indonesia (Sore) at RCTI
Lead Anchor at iNewsTV
Lead Anchor and Talent Coordinator at Bloomberg TV Indonesia
Journalist, Anchor, Producer at METRO TV
Business Anchor at The Indonesia Channel (current)
Reporter/Fill-in-Anchor at The Indonesia Channel
News Anchor and Reporter at PT Cakrawala Andalas Televisi
Bulletin Reporter at 1st Subiaco Scouts, Australia
Reporter in ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs The Philippines
Production Assistant for the ABS-CBN News Channel.
Researcher for GMA Network The Phillipines
International fellow at the Malaysian Press Institute in Kuala Lumpur
News Presenter at TVRI
News Presenter at Yin Hua TV
Professional Master of Ceremony
Head of APRINDO (Asosiasi Presenter dan Pembawa Acara Indonesia)
2 times Singapore National Champion (2011, 2014)
World Record Holder of highest game in WESPA-rated game
Broke the world records for highest game and spread in an official tournament by defeating Rik Kennedy 850-259, ultimately finishing 4th at the championship
2007 World Youth Scrabble Champion.
The Founder President of the Storytelling Association, Singapore in 2006.
Co-founded the Storyteller's Circle (a special interest group under the Society of Reading and Literacy).
Involved in organising the Asian Congress of Storytellers from 2002 - 2005.
Has performed and taught in USA, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Iran, Scotland, Norway, and Indonesia.
Producer of the Mahasarakham University International Storytelling Festivals from 2013 - 2015
Has published several books and tales.
Storytelling workshop as a trainer
Being a children motivator through storytelling
Being a story contributor for any national campaigns with Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia and other government institutions.
Has been a storyteller for more than 10 years.
Participating in national and international storytelling festivals in Indonesia, Iran, India, United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Children's Book writer, editor, and translator
Has been a professional storyteller for 7 years.
Has been teaching English Class for nursing academy.
Has been a storytelling competition judges for several times.
1st Winner of Story Telling Competition LSPR Cup 2012
1st Winner of Story Telling Competition “The ICON” 2013
1st Winner of Story Telling Competition Binus International E.COM 2012 and 2013
Asian Congress of Storytellers in Singapore 2003
Festival Mendongeng Nusantara dan Mancanegara ke-VI in Jakarta 2005
The First SU International Storytelling Festival in Thailand 2013
RADIO DRAMA JUDGES
A singer, actor, director, and teacher who has been active in the theatre industry for over 30 years
Founder and Creative Director of The Jumping JellyBeans, a theatre company specializing in productions for children that has performed extensively throughout Malaysia, England, Denmark, and Australia
Actively conducts theatre workshops and seminars for children and adults
Has done voice-overs and jingles for radio, cinema, and television commercials since 1990
Has free-lanced as a producer, stage manager, props and front of house for various theatre companies in Malaysia since 1981
Founder of Storyhouse Philippines
A certified Adarna House Inc. (biggest, largest Children's books publisher in the Philippines) storyteller / facilitator since 2004
Facilitated workshops to a theater group teaching Basic Acting for children, teens, adults
He is the first Filipino member of International Storytelling Network Red Internacional de Cuentacuentos
President at Circle of Learners Tutorial Center