Minutes of TMTMC Regular Meeting #238

Minutes of TMTMC Regular Meeting #238

Date: December 28th, 2019

Time: 10:00 Start, 11:45 Adjourn

Venue: Kudan Lifelong Learning Hall

[Opening]

As Vice President Membership, TM S.K provided opening remarks.

Today we had 12 members and 2 guests.

[Induction Ceremony]

Fortunately we held an induction ceremony for new member, TM M.S.

Induction ceremony was proceeded smoothly in comply with the rules of Toastmasters and our club.

All members were approved his induction. We were very happy to welcome him as a new member!

[Toastmaster of the Morning (TMOM)]

TM K.T took a role of TMOM. He was back from the long intermission.

Regardless of long intermission, he performed his role as TMOM successfully.

[Word of the Day]

TM Y.K introduced “milestone (節目)” as today’s “Word of the Day”.

[Good and New]

TM of Today’s TMOM emceed today’s Good and New session (Ice breaking session).

Speakers provided good and new stories 24 hours

[News of the week]

Presenter: TM M.S

TM M.S explained the recent news about new year’s bell around the residential area. He introduced recent news article about it and his opinion for this issue.

[Prepared Speech Session]

1st Speaker: TM D.M

Title: China, My Love (English Speech)

Project: Pathways Level 1 “Ice Breaker”

This is M-san’s first speech in this club. He introduced about himself and he focused on his favorite actor, Jacky Chan and his experiences in China. During today’s regular meeting, he weared Chinese traditional costume. From his such kind of mood, his enthusiasm for China was reached to all audiences effectively.

2nd Speaker: TM H.A

Title: わくわくスピーチ(日本語スピーチ)

Project: Competent Communicator (CC) Project #8 ビジュアルエイドの活用

The main message of this speech was “Getting feedback is beneficial” and “Changing framework for creating speech would be good for speakers to prepare his/her speech effectively”.

At first, A-san explained his worries about proceeding each project of “CC Manual”(Speech text which will be expired on the next year). But he has changed his mind to positive. He set his speech schedule and proceed to prepare making speech more frequently.

A-san presented his idea by using PowerPoint Slides effectively. It was inspiring moment for all attendees to motivate proceeding his/her speech projects.

3rd Speaker: TM T.T

Title: Wedding Party with Toastmasters

Project: Advanced Communicator “The entertaining Speaker” #4 A dramatic talk

Today’s T-san’s speech was about his practice of good warming up on party. T-san introduced his experience for creating seat planning in his wedding party. In his wedding party, his friends of Toastmasters club performed very effectively. Also, thanks to their performance, all attendees were gathered and communicated. It seemed that T-san moved such kind of atmosphere very much. From such kind of experiences, T-san explained the good effect of gathering Toastmasters member to the place of party, gathering events and so on.

He presented the scene of his wedding party. We felt happy when we watch these memorable (nostalgic) photos.

[Table Topics Session (emceed by TM Y.S)]

Today we took 4 questions which is related to the current season like Christmas, Year-end season.

Q1: Question about the way how to spend winter season’s holiday

Q2: Recommendation for the winter foods

Q3: Memory of Christmas in this year

Q4: Idea for making speech in Speech contest

[Evaluation Session (emceed by TM S.W)]

3 evaluators provided evaluations for each prepared speakers.

All evaluators pointed out each speaker’s good points and improvement points.

Also, they performed evaluation in align with objectives for each projects.

They did stable, well-structured evaluation speech.

[General Evaluation (made by TM S.W)]

Usually general evaluator pointed out feedback for whole regular meeting and each evaluator’s evaluation. But today, TM S.W provided feedback for club’s condition in this half of Toastmasters fiscal year.

TM S.W pointed out good collaboration of this year’s officers. This year’s officers exchanged their ideas for making club more attractive. Also, they consulted troubles or challenges timely and effectively.

W-san explained the importance for study of leadership skill in Toastmasters. In Toastmasters club in Japan, many members made an effort to study for promoting the skill of public speaking. But, to make our business or private life more fruitful, promoting leadership skill is also important.

Under the current condition of our club, we, as a member of this club, can enjoy all of club activity not only studying the method of public speaking, but the idea for promoting our leadership skill.

[Award presentation]

Today’s Award

Best Table Topics Award: TM S.W and TM M.F

Best evaluator: TM Y.K.

Best Speaker: TM H.A.

Congratulations for all award winners!

[After the meeting]

After the regular meeting, we have moved to precious chinese restaurant near the venue.

We set round-style table. Just after starting the after lunch, TM Y.K. (Our club president) started  “Table Topics Styled” entertainment session. Fortunately we can share about their job, dream, hope and so on. We were very lucky for exchanging such kind of information.

[Today’s Study]

I reaffirmed that the power of our club was “enthusiasm”. Having enthusiasm for each member’s interest like the culture of other countly, promotion for their skill of public speaking, finding new ideas and so on.

In total, today’s club meeting was very insightful. Also, from the experience of chatting in lunch time, I was aware that the importance of exchanging each member’s ideas, interests.

I hope the condition of our club would be more fruitful, enjoyable.

Let’s enjoy next regular meeting!

(Written by TM S.W as role taker of “Record of the meeting”)

Report of the 231th regular meeting on Aug 24th

Date: August 24th, 2019

Time: 10:00 Start, 11:55 End

Venue: Kudan Lifelong Learning Hall, 3F Study Room#1.

[Opening]

As Vice President Membership, TM S.K. provided opening remarks.

Today we had 10 members and 2 guests who were former members of TMTMC.

[Toastmaster of the Morning (TMOM)]

TM Y.Y. took a role of TMOM for the first time.

He set today’s theme as “Horror stories” and many members share the stories of their own.

[Word of the Day]

TM Y.S. introduced “Cool (涼しい)” as today’s “Word of the Day”.

[Good and New]

TM Y.Y. of Today’s TMOM emceed today’s Good & New session (Ice breaking session).

Five members and one guest made a speech and they warmed up the meeting.

[News of the week]

TM T.T. gave the presentation about SHUMSHU, the island where the battle between Rusia and Japan happened in August 18-21, 1945.

He introduced the background of the stories and showed us the animation on YouTube, too.

The speech was not only informative but also educational.

[Prepared Speech Session]

1st Speaker: Mr. K.T. (Former member as a guest)

Title: 自己認識(日本語スピーチ)

Project: Pathways Level 1 “Ice Breaker”

台湾駐在を気に心理学を勉強され、自己認識と自己肯定感が大切なことに気づいたというスピーチでした。

Toastmasters活動を中断されていたとは思えないほど、堂々としたスピーチが印象的でした。

2nd Speaker: TM S.W.

Title: Club Officer Training – Lessons Learned (English Speech)

Project: Pathways Level 2 “Manage Projects Successfully“

He shared what he learned from the experiences of organizing Club Officer Training.

Communication and collaboration among the team worked well because he used IT tools effectively. 

[TableTopics Session (emceed by TM H.A.)]

Theme: “Tokyo Olympics”

Q1. What sport do you add if you are the authority to select the sports for Olympic games? (TM S.K.)

Q2. What could you get a medal for what you did before? (TM T.K.)

Q3. Where would you take a foreign visitor if you are asked to take him/her to somewhere? (Ms. J.M.)

Q4. If you want to evacuate from Tokyo one month, where will you go and what will you do? (TM T.Y.)

The questions are related to “Tokyo Olympics” but they are not about current Olympic games.

They are tricky but everyone enjoyed the Table Topics Session very much.

[Evaluation Session (General Evaluator was TM S.K.)]

Today’s evaluators for the prepared speeches were TM Y.S. and TM G.S.

Both evaluators pointed out the good points and issues to be improved clearly and gave the speakers good advice.

Since they are well-experienced, not only the evaluations but also the delivery were excellent.

In the helpers report, TM T.K. as a Gramarian pointed out mistakes that Japanese people often make such as tense and article.

He also pointed out what to say “爆買” in English. He introduced “massive buying” as a unique phrase.

=======Awards of the meeting=======

*Best Speaker: Mr. K.T.

*Best Evaluator: TM G.S.

*Best Table Topics Award: TM S.K.

[After the meeting]

After the successful adjourned, several members and all guests went to lunch near the venue.

Club members and guests exchanged lots of information including our club’s activities, each member’s experiences and backgrounds.

(Written by TM S.K. as role taker of “Record of the meeting”)