We had a hybrid meeting. We had 6 members at venue and 11 members via online including 2 guests at Venue and 2 guests from Singapore.
TM I took a role of TMOM today and TM W presented ‘Word of the day’ which was “Smiley / ニコニコ、楽しい.”
TM I broke out the Good & New session and the meeting was warmed up. She gave a lot of smiles during the meeting and that makes the meeting “Smiley”😊
[Prepared Speech Session]
There were two English speeches.
1st Speaker : TM G
Title: Escape from the locked down city (Part 1)
The speaker was in Wuhan (武漢) when the city was locked down. It was a real story of how he could have survived in the locked down city. Unfortunately, time was not enough for the speech but the story will continue as part 2 next time. We cannot wait!!
2nd Speaker : TM A
Title: Don’t sleep through your life!
The speaker started some episodes with his mother and explained how precious our life is. He used natural body language which was his subject of his speech.
The table topics session was managed by TM K. She gave questions about how to advertise (A) to (B) and speakers has to advertise the product that Table Topic Master selected. It was not easy but good exercises for the sales person.
Rice Bead Cooker to Family
Avocado to Teenagers
Kitchen Garden to Working Mothers
Camping Car to Family
Kickboard to Working Mothers
Optical camouflage cloak to Retired People
TM K took a role of General Evaluator. Two evaluators, TM M and TM K gave not only good points but also points to be improved. They were helpful to all members.
Best Table Topic Speaker : TM S (Guest)
Best Evaluator :TM K
Best Speaker : TM A
Congratulations for all award winners!
Thanks to the time management of TMOM, the meeting was successfully adjourned on time.
The next meeting will be a joint meeting with Tokyo Ronpyo (Evaluation) TMC and the speech entries are welcome for the meeting on 11th September.
The meeting was held both on-site and online by hybrid style, for the first time in 2months(due to the cancellation of the state of emergency against Covid-19 in Tokyo).
We had 1 international guest from the U.S. via online. International guests are on the increase since we started hybrid(On-site + Zoom) style meetings.
On that day, we had Club Officers Installation after the regular meeting. In Toastmasters, Officers are changed every June, once a year. TM K, who arranged these changes of officers, gave an impressive presentation about former officers as a surprise. TM S, New President of Tokyo metropolitan Toastmasters club, gave a new fiscal year greeting.
The details of the regular meeting are as follows.
Word of the day：”giddy” by TM I
1st prepared speech: TM K Speech Title “Shall we dance?“ The speech was about her experience of ballroom dancing when she was a university student. It was an exciting speech which was worthy of the day’s best speaker.
2nd prepared speech: TM I “How to Date” The speech was based on a book about how to get popular with the ladies. As usual, it was a unique speech of TM I from a female perspective.
In toastmasters meetings, speeches are not only prepared one but also improvisational. Improvisational speech is called “Table Topics Speech”. That day’s Table Topics Speech session was arranged by TM K. There were 4 topics, and all of the topics were related to “Rain”, because June is a rainy season in Japan.
Award: The Best Speaker: TM K. The Best Table Topics Speaker: TM M and Guest E. The Best Evaluator TM W
The meeting was successfully adjourned on time. The next meetings – July 10th (Japanese meeting) from 10:00 to 12:00 – July 24th (English meeting) from 10:00 to 12:00
The meeting was conducted in English. It was held both on-site and online by hybrid style. 6 member attended at the venue, Kudan life long education center. 6member and 1guest attended online. The guest is a member of TMC in Sacramento, CA. USA.
Toastmaster of the morning was TM K.K She was the first timer as TMOM and prepared very well.
Word of the day：”Brightness/ 明るさ” by TM Y. S
News of the week: TM H.A. “Plastic bottle recycling to Shikakeology” He used slides with pictures to show the contrast and explained it clearly.
1st prepared speech: TM D.G Speech Title “The long and winding road” He used to be a member of TMC about 10 years ago. This speech was second “ Icebreaker”. The speech was about his job career . He describe his own turning point of his life and the change of his inner life. He successfully came back to TMC.
2nd prepared speech: TM A.I “はい、私やってみます” Yes, I’ll do it. (in Japanese) The speech was rehearsal for Division B contest next day. She humorously talked about the various challenges she has faced since entering college. It gave courage to those who are often hesitant to take the first step. Many members gave her feedback instead of individual evaluation.
Business session : Mini workshop “クラブの運営について知ろう“ Learn about club management (15min) TM. Y.K, the past president and chair of the incoming officer selection committee, explained about the club’s management, and the officers in attendance described the responsibilities and rewards of their work.
In toastmasters meetings, speeches are not only prepared one but also improvisational one. Improvisational speech is called “Table Topics Speech”.
That day’s Table Topics Speech session was arranged by TM G.S. There were 4 topics, and all of the topics were related to current news. For example, a topic was “If you were Japanese Prime Minister, how would you talk with US President?” 3 members and 1 guests gave a brief and impressive speech.
In Evaluation session, I controlled as General Evaluator. TM S.K had an individual evaluation for TM D.G. He made an excellent point and gave some specific advice for next speech. I reviewed the meeting from beginning to end and gave my opinions. The warm-up program, Good & New, I called on everyone to follow the original rules, 15 seconds per person, and to give as many people as possible the opportunity to talk. Not that is matters, but I gave an advice the speakers who make online presentation to make the blank space of the slides larger so that the contents would not be hidden by signage.
Award: Best speaker: TM D.G Best Table Topics Speaker: TM S.H.
Thanks to TMOM’s excellent time management and the cooperation of the attendees, the meeting ended on time and with a lot of excitement!