CAT is exceptional as an international club. CAT allows its members to meet people from different countries, which include Luxemburg, France, United States, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Andy Guo (PRC), ACB & ALB, has been a Toastmasters member since 2005. He was a founding member of CAT and Talent Discovery Bilingual Toastmasters Club.
Andy Guo is a management and sales trainer. He teaches how MBTI tools can be applied in human resources, sales, leadership, communication and team work in both multinational and local companies.
Anne Wang (PRC), CC, has been a Toastmasters member since 2010. Since November 2008, she visited clubs in Shanghai, Beijing, Macau, Sydney, Hong Kong, Suzhou, Shenzhen and Wuxi. She agreed visiting different clubs has broadened her horizon and understood how to be a better speaker and leader. She volunteered in 2009 Shenzhen Convention and 2010 Shanghai Convention.
“To lead and develop is to serve.” Anne sponsored Hefei No.1 Toastmasters Club since 2009 and organized over 30 English meetings, 4 Chinese meetings and one speech contest. http://hfno1tmc.blog.sohu.com/
CAT has members of high profiles and peer mentoring. In CAT, every member is willing to share and transfer the experience to newcomers. He was inspired by the speeches and encouraged to breakthrough. CAT’s slogan, ‘Every member a DTM’ is very true. CAT is the best club to achieve DTM.
Andrew worked in audit and investment banking. He currently works in venture capital in energy arena. Working in investment banking and with local ventures demand exceptional communication, leadership and networking skills. He practiced these skills at a low failure cost as CAT’s officer. He applies the experience to lead multi-national and diverse industry clients in his careers.
CAT’s submitting sessions, effective feedback and officer experience sharpen Andrew’s leadership and networking skills. Andrew finds these skills fundamental to survive in PRC investment banking and venture capital, as an “semi-expatriate”.
In 2010, he sponsored Shanghai Japanese Toastmasters Club, the first Japanese Toastmasters club in PRC.
Martin loves CAT because CAT’s members have experience and connections to help set up his Japanese Toastmasters club.
Jenny Ni (PRC), CC & CL, has been a Toastmasters member since 2007. She was the president of Shanghai People’s Square Toastmasters Club and CAT’s Secretary/Treasurer in 2009/10. She is CAT’s vice president of public relations.
Minnie Li (PRC), CC & CL, has been a Toastmasters member since 2008. She is CAT’s sergent-at-arms.
Minnie finds CAT’s meeting quality of CAT high and is amazed by the quality of prepared speakers of CAT. She aspires to be an impressive speaker in future. After she joined CAT, the fun and positive learning atmosphere has been touching her and volunteer to be an officer. She is willing to serve and grow with CAT.
Carlo has been in China since 2003. He is an expert in international alliance transactions and investment deals. He worked for over six years at Deloitte and Fortis Bank in M&A and Debt Underwriting. Speaking five languages, he possesses the gift to enthuse and entertain audiences on Business, Finance and Social subjects.
Bill love CAT because of the people there. He meets people, who possess various accents and from diverse part of the world. CAT’s members have different backgrounds, believes and origins. Education-wise, members in CAT strive for better communication and leadership experience.
Demanded by his careers, Gregory always conducts presentation to investors and business partners in his hospitality project. Good presentation skills is crucial for his success. He found Toastmasters, especially CAT, is an organization to sharpen the skills.
He loves CAT because members are from different parts of the world and they are performant in their own professional fields.
Daniel Smith (Australia), DTM, has been a Toastmasters member since 1996. Joining at University Club 3501 in Brisbane of Australia, he served as vice president of education and president. The club was soon ranked top ten in the world. Soon after arriving in Shanghai in 2007, Dan completed his DTM. Daniel is the area L1 governor in 2010/11. He governs four clubs.
Daniel is the chairman of The China NLP Society. He completed five university degrees, including psychology, law and business, after starting his first company at the age of 20. Daniel is currently a Doctoral Candidate, focusing on “Transferring Expertise”. Based in Shanghai, Daniel holds a fourth degree black belt in karate, and is a Certified NLP Trainer and experienced coach.
CAT focuses on those who pursue excellence and even mastery in communication skills. He loves CAT because of the support to DTM, left-right brain evaluations, video review of speeches and peer mentoring program.
Emily is from South Dakota and grew up on a farm. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in journalism. Emily is an award-winning photographer and avid blogger. She is a professional shopper – really, she leads Shopping Tours in Shanghai.
Emily believes CAT provides a place for advanced members to grow in their communication skills through advanced evaluation.
Spike Gu (PRC), ACS & ALB, has been a Toastmasters member since 2006. He thinks CAT opens a new door to the professional speaking arena. Practising with a team of advanced speakers or even DTMs, his expertise in professional speaking will be enhanced. Spike was the president of Shanghai Peoples’ Square Toastmasters club and CAT’s vice president of public relations.
CAT is exceptional as an international club. CAT allows its members to meet people from different countries, which include Luxembourg, United States, Australia and Hong Kong.
Susan Zhou (PRC), DTM, has been a Toastmasters member since 2006. She is a professional trainer and was president, area governor and division governor in Toastmasters community. Currently she is President of CAT and the education & training committee chair for PRC.
CAT helped her to grow faster than other clubs because CAT had more experienced members who were good at evaluation. Besides, the small size of CAT gave members more opportunities to gave prepared speeches and knew each other better.
With a bachelor degree in Arts, Meca works in financial services.
Meca determines to polish her leadership and communication skills in CAT with her passion. She will grow and learn with CAT.
Wendy Wang (PRC), ACB & ALB, has been a Toastmasters member since 2006. She is the governor of division D, which is one of the 12 divisions in PRC. She governs 15 clubs.
Yingdan Liu (PRC), DTM, has been a Toastmasters member since 2004. She was the president, area governor, division governor and lieutenant governor of education of training. Currently Yingdan is the District Governor of PRC. She governs 185 clubs across 12 divisions over PRC.
Shan Li (PRC), CC, has been a Toastmasters member since 2008. She is the immediate past president of Shanghai No.1 TMC and the chief journalist with PRC district’s public relations team.
Shan studied in the US and came to Shanghai in 2009. With a journalism degree in New York University, she worked in media in New York. She enjoys editing and helping others to improve their writing, and counsels high school and college students in their college application process.
Shan is very attracted to CAT, by its reputation in Toastmasters community, by CAT’s members, and the newly started peer mentoring program. Growing with CAT is her goal.
Tiffany Wang (PRC), CC, has been a Toastmasters member since 2010. She is CAT’s secretary. She is an undergraduate in Shanghai University. She feels that CAT offers a lots in communication, leadership and thinking. Her horizon is also broadened in CAT.
She finds CAT a great platform for members to grow beyond CC and CL.
Ken finds the leadership experience in CAT help him to enhance interpersonal relations in workplace. In CAT, he consults members who is senior to him in their careers and practices necessary skills to collaborate with colleagues. CAT is a platform to practise leadership skills with senior members at a low failure cost.
Communication-wise, CAT is structured in its education programs. Initiatives includes peer mentoring and speech contest support. The collaborative culture encourages Ken to take up new challenges.
Alaia loves the passion and enthusiasm of CAT members, especially CAT officers. She feels energetic and happy when staying with CAT members.