Muhammad Alif Bin Muhammad Ibrahim
Candidate for Division H Director District 102
Toastmasters member since: 2020
SPM- SMK USJ 12
Matriculation- Kolej Matrikulasi Melaka
Bachelor of Computer Science- Universiti Utara Malaysia
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service:
• Vice President Public Relations of Cyberjaya Community Toastmasters Club 2019/2020
• President of Cyberjaya Community Toastmasters Club 2021/2022
• Assistant Division Director Club Growth of Division H District 102 2021/2022
Toastmasters honors and recognition:
• 2nd Place in District 102 60 Minutes Challenge 2021
• Achieved President Distinguished Club for Cyberjaya Community Toastmasters Club in 2019/2020 as VPPR
Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a District leader:
Currently, I’m still studying degree at UUM. However, I’ve learned the most about leadership when becoming leaders in Toastmasters especially becoming the president of the club. At high school, I was the Student Representatives Council 2018/2019 in MRSM Gerik. Currently, I’ve held quite a number of positions in university such as the Vice Executive for Google Developer Student Club UUM and also for Public Speaking Club UUM.
What experience do you have in strategic planning?
During my leadership as VPPR in Cyberjaya Toastmasters Club, I’ve identified things that are missing from the club publicity. So I planned to increase public awareness of the club by building a new club website using FTH, creating posters for upcoming meetings, constantly updating meetings’ summary after the meetings end in Facebook, making testimonial videos and more. These plans are carefully carried out with the help of other officers and senior members. As a result, we could attract guests to join our meetings and eventually become the new members.
What experience do you have in the area of finance?
What experience do you have in developing procedures?
From my experience being a club president, procedures were developed through a thorough discussion with club officers. For example, to reach 9 DCP goals, we would prioritize members who were about to complete a level to sign up for speech, depending on which goals to be completed first. Other procedure we did was, if we had a very few who sign up for roles in a meeting, we would opt for joint meeting or Table Topics marathon.
What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?
I’ve learned how to tackle with different challenges from previous leadership positions. When I was the VPPR, the challenge was to convincing guests to become members. How I overcame that was I followed up each guest after they visited the meeting through email and Facebook Messenger so they feel welcomed to visit future meetings. When I was the president, the challenge was to have every member to be motivated to sign up for speeches/roles and even to attend the meeting. How I overcame that was I created a personal connection with the member via having calls or texts. I also made survey to identify their goals and helped them achieve their goals. When I was the assistant division club growth, the challenge was to ensure that every club in the division had a quality meeting, not a meeting with low-member turnout. How I overcame that was to visit their club meetings virtually and motivated the officers in the meeting if there were any improvement to be made.
In your opinion, what are the District mission’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?
In my opinion, the District mission’s major objectives are to have this family connection within the district organisation and to work as a team. I would do the best that I can to meet the objectives by always be passionate and enthusiastic in doing the works. Because by being that, only we will achieve excellence.