The meeting started with greeting by our president TM M.A.
She mentioned today(11/22) was, in Japanese, いい夫婦の日, and started meeting with warm atmosphere.
Today’s TMOE was our Vice President Education, TM O.N. He started the educational session referring to the opening comments from TM M.A
The word of the day was introduced by TM S.O. The word was “Rewarding”
The 1st speaker was TM K.I. the speech was about Japanese ghost story.
She explained, in Japanese culture, ghost stories were a kind of entertainment in the history. She started her story telling with picture of Katsushika Hokusai which shows ghost of “Kiku’s well”. The storytelling was delivered with various tone of voice, and made us think the effect of ghost in our culture.
The next agenda was table topics. We need to respond to impromptu questions from Table Topics master, TM N.H!! She prepared several cards which show certain word and requested speakers to talk personal stories using words in the cards.
Q1 goes to our president, TM M.A., the word was “Motivation”
She made speech about how she and her husband strengthened the relationship and how it motivated her, which relates to the opening remarks of today’s meeting as a president!
Q2 goes to TM H.H., the word was “Ambition”
He made speech about his mindset to be a good speaker and why he joined toastmasters, and also from learning from YouTube.
Q3 goes to TM N.S., the word was “Skills”
She told about her honest feeling about her learning skills and talk about training about golf very smoothly.
Q4 goes to TM T.M., the word was “Personality”
He told he is not good at table topics even after long experiences in toastmasters and the reason why from his personality.
Q5 TM K.K., the word was “Best friends”
She told about the best friend who is always energetic and giving her energy, and planned travel with her to Hakodate next month.
The last agenda in English session was the evaluation by TM A.O. for TM K.I’s speech.
TM A.O. praised the choice of speech topic, effective visual of showing picture, and precise expressions during the speech. And he suggests the effective use of script and tablet during the speech and more effective use of vocal variety.
＃1 マジカルメンタリング ＴＭ ＭＫ
＃２ 洗濯物の山を制覇する ＴＭ ＫＹ
Best Speaker ・・・TM MK
Best Evaluator ・・・ TM AO
Best Tabletopics Speaker ・・・TM TM
＜By TM TM +TM KK＞