Next Meeting Sep 11th,2019

The next meeting is planned for Sep 11th (Wed.), 2019!!

 

 We usually hold meetings at Oimachi (Curian) in Shinagawa Ward of Tokyo every second fourth and fifth Wednesdays, from 19:00 to 21:10.)

The regular meeting  will be held on Aug.28th, 2019 at 4F Special lecture room No.2 (第二特別講習室)

Guests are free to participate in our regular meetings. Let’s come and join us!

please refer to  Meeting Schedule page.

Venue: “Curian” (Shinagawa Citizens Hall) (Please refer to Access Page.)

If you would like to join our club as a guest, please click here(Jump to contact page ) !!

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Meeting reports are HERE!

 

MEETING REPORT Aug 28th, 2019

Today’s TMOE(Toastmaster of the evening) is TM T.M.
He started this meeting quickly and efficiently.

Word of the Evening, “Laborious”, was presented by TM J.S.

Table Topic by TM N.S..
She asked us three questions connected to summer.

Q1 What is the best memory in this summer?

TM. M.Y. talked his story about snorkeling although he was not good at swimming.
It was a wonderful story that he enjoyed the summer sea with a family.

Q2 Suppose if you are budgeted air and hotel (free), but by yourself (alone), where are you going?

Today’s Guest, TM.A(University of Toronto Toastmasters) said that is his current situation.
And he started his talk spreads to the story an orange rolling in the slope.
Over there, there is a can of the juice. Everyone wonder why “Orange”?
He said ” An orange on the Aluminum can! (In Japanese: アルミ缶の上にあるみかん!)
It’s a great play in Japanese words!!

Q3  August is ending this week, which means we have only 4 months left in this year.
What do you need to do to close 2019?

Today’s another Guest , Mr.A (He is from Uganda) answered it connected to his future plan,
to be president of a construction company.

Today’s 1st prepared speaker is  Up-and-comer ,TM C.U.
The speech title is “The Secret of Sinkai Makoto’s film hits”
She analyzed why Sinkai Makoto’s films moved our hearts.
She solved that secret and picked up two keywords “miracle” and ” future” from these films.
“Even you are getting older, but you have power.”
“Teenage isn’t my peak,future is my peak!”
Her speech had strong messages and that was truly great ice-break speech!

The evaluator of the1st speech is TM A.T.
She encouraged the first-timer, TM. C.U. well.
The General evaluator is TM.N.H.(This is the first time of taking the role of the G.E. for her.)
She praised the 1st evaluator, TM A.T. and her feedback.
In addition, she suggests her share your experience more on how to do that.

MEETING REPORT July 31th, 2019

Meeting Report for the TITMC Meeting #327 31st July 2019

<日本語の部>

夏本番、ムッと蒸し暑い一日。この日は出席者が少なく、場内は沈黙気味…。そんな空気を汲み取り、「今皆さんの気持ちは一つ。暑い、そして人が少ない!」と笑いを誘うTM A.Tの言葉で例会はスタート。TMOEは安定感抜群のTM K.A、ゲストは2回目の参加となるAさん。

今夜の言葉はTM A.Oによる「事ほど左様に」。ラジオのパーソナリティが使っていたそうで、「前述のとおり、これほどに」といった、物事を纏める際に使う言葉だそうです。

日本語スピーチ#1:TM H.Y 「カエルの子は…」

以前、他メンバーが元上司を「熱血メンター」と語ったのに対し、自分の上司は不甲斐なくメンターでなかった、そしてカエルの子は結局カエルなのではないか…と声を落とすH.Yさん。しかしその後「出藍の誉れ」という言葉を引合いに、メンター/プロテジェが積極的に関わり合い、より良くなろうとすることを提言。そうすれば、カエルの子がオオサンショウウオに化けるかも(!?)と、希望を示すスピーチでした。

評価者:TM N.Sによる評価

声のトーンに自信があり、抑揚で聴衆を惹き付けた。また、熱血メンターvs不甲斐ない上司、カエルの子はカエルvs出藍の誉れ等、対比を上手く活用していた。後半もスムースさを失わないようにし、提言の際には具体的な内容を言うと、より良かった。

日本語スピーチ#2:TM T.M「給食トリビア」

「今日はくだらない話です」と断りながら、いきなり「ご起立ください」と全員を立たせたT.Mさん。「パンとご飯どちらが多かった?」「牛乳は紙パック?瓶?」と二択を出し、聴衆を右へ左へ移動させてはトリビアを披露していきます。そして最後はゲストに向け、二次会という名の「大人の給食」を宣伝。給食から世代・地域・そして生き様まで見えてくるという、ユニークなスピーチでした。

評価者:TM K.Sによる評価

一見ふざけているようで、目的にきっちりとハマった内容。聴衆を移動させるという手法はinnovativechallengeもあった。「給食」という共通項から、皆が忘れていた記憶を呼び覚まし、深いゾーンへと誘う方法は、馴染みのない聴衆でも十分通用する。牛乳パックの実物等、ツールがあると尚良かった。

テーブルトピックはTM N.Hによる出題。「トイストーリー4」を観て子供時代を思い出したということで、「思い出」にまつわるお題をチョイス。

1.捨てられない思い出の品と、それにまつわる思い出を教えてください。:TM K.M

断捨離が得意で、捨てられないものはあまりないが、大学時代は友人とよくキャンプに行き、ビデオを撮っては編集をしていた。そのテープは今も捨てられない。

2.過去に影響を受けた作品(ジャンル不問)について語ってください。:ゲスト Aさん

宮本常一の『忘れられた日本人』。日本にもこんな知らない世界があるのか、と感銘を受けた。「その町を知るには一番高い所から見なさい」という言葉があり、旅行の際は必ずそうしている。

3.あえて「昔はよかった、何故なら~…」を語ってください。:TM K.A

あえて言うなら、働かなくて良い、通勤電車もない、自由時間が沢山ある。昔は「やらされている」ことはなかったように思う。ただ、実はそんなに昔のことを覚えていない。

4.退職した後は、故郷に住みたいか?別の場所に住みたいか?:TM G.K

子供のころは米国にいたが、親は転勤が多く14回移転した。その中でミシガンが最も「故郷」に近いと思うが、退職後に住みたいかと言えばNo。とても寒いから。日本は住みやすいと感じている。

総合論評者はTM G.KTM N.Sの論評に対し、スピーチの中の対比に気づいた点を評価。改善点を指摘する際に申し訳なさそうな様子も見られたが、論評者として強く言って良い、とアドバイス。TM K.Sの論評に対しては、内容がスピーチ目的に合致していることを見抜いた点を評価。その鋭さなら、改善ポイントもよりハイレベルなことを言えたはず!と、更なる洞察を促すコメントでした。

日本語セッションは定刻通り終了し、10分のコーヒーブレイクへ。しかし、場内は相変わらず沈黙気味。そんな中…?(English Sessionに続く)

<English Session>

During the break time, TM R.T played jazzy coffee-shop-style music with her smartphone to relax the silent atmosphere. Nice way to change the circumstances!

The Word of the Evening for English session was “Once in a blue moon”, a very poetic expression which means “very rarely” or “not often”.

English Speech #1 “Where is the water?” by TM A.O

TM A.O, the great magician of TITMC, introduced that he joined the TMC in order to brush up his communication skills to interact with his audiences. He proved what he acquired through his TM life by performing a magic using 3 cups and a bottle of water, with a lot of jokes and fun. At the end of his speech, he reminded everyone that TMC is a safe place for practicing, for any kind of expressions.

->Evaluator for TM A.O’s speech was TM A.T.

TM A.T evaluated TM A.O’s speech was full of his passion, and the construction was superb as well as the level of inspiring audiences. Her suggestion to him was to involve the audience more and make the performance interactive, for example by letting audience to join the magic.

English Speech#2 “How to describe “Mentor” in Japanese?” by TM K.K

TM K.K described that he didn’t know what the word “mentor” exactly mean. When he googled the translation of “mentor” in Japanese, he only found “mentaa”, and even the visual images of the word on Google didn’t help him. But finally it came home to him that mentoring was what he experienced through TM activities, such as being helped by senior members, or helping other members. The answer was not on Google, but in his mind.

->Evaluator for TM K.K’s speech was TM K.M.

TM K.M pointed out the good points of TM K.K’s speech such as (1) effectively used body languages, (2) match to the speech objective, and (3) well organized story. He suggested that it would be even better if there’s any episode regarding mentoring in the speaker’s school days.

General Evaluator was TM G.K. He praised TM A.T for find out the passion point and objectives in TM A.O’s speech, while pointing out her suggestion may not be suitable if the speech was for competition, not for regular meeting. For TM K.M, he described his evaluation was a great complements for TM K.K’s speech, though his suggestion was not quite realistic, since TM K.K didn’t meet mentor in his school days.

Regarding the meeting overall, he made 2 suggestions; (1) be careful not to choose negative/abusing words, and (2) it might be fair to change the timing of General Evaluation, since the evaluators for the second half session can take in what General Evaluator suggested in the first half session.

This night’s Best Evaluators were TM K.S & N.K, Best Table Topic Speaker was TM G.K, and the Best Speaker was TM K.M. Congratulations to you all!

 

 

 

 

Finally our dear Guest, A-san made a comment in English. She showed how she worked hard to study English and expressed her excitement to be able to attend the TM meeting. It was a very moving speech to all. Thank you!

MEETING REPORT July 24th, 2019

VP of education kindly volunteered to do the opening with a great smile, and smoothly introduced TMOE. She speaks beautiful English and created a nice atmosphere though it was the first time for her to do TMOE. Today’s word was “Trilled”

Speech #1 “1% or inspiration, 99% of perspiration”

She confessed she used to have hyperhidrosis. Through her personal experience, she says that a positive perspective will change the mentality of the person and even body response. Her speech encouraged the other speakers, esp. those who get nervous as s/he provides a speech.

Speech#2 “ Captain Tsubasa Again”

He brought in a vinyl soccer ball and entertained the audience as he speaks. He has a special talent to attract the audience.

Both of the evaluators for the speakers provided positive advice on their speeches. The tech-savvy general evaluator uses the i-pod memo as he provides overall comments on the English session.

MEETING REPORT July 10th, 2019

Word of the Evening was “ambiguous” chosen by TM G.K.

Prepared Speech 3

The speaker was TM J.I. The title was “I want a dog.”

She suggested the audience to have a dog with 4 merits. She showed photos of cute dogs in every slide.

1. Fun: If you have a dog, you can have more fun to go outside, for example, to a park, or camping.

2: Health: You become healthier to have a dog since they take you outside for a walk. She walks 45 minutes every day with her dog.

3: Mental Health: Dogs can keep your mental health, too. Although you are exhausted after work, you will forget the stress when you come home if your doggy is waiting for you.

4: Home Security: Dogs are smart enough to tell dangerous people from the good ones. Her dog barks at dubious people.

In addition to the merits, she also mentioned two anxieties people often have.

1: Cost: It’s true you need some amount of money. If you buy a pure-blooded dog, it cost you about 300,000~¥700,000. However, if you go to a shelter and adopt one, it will save your money and life.

Another cost is medical bills, but there is insurance for dogs. It cost you only 15,00 per month.

2: Traveling: They say they are anxious about leaving dogs during their trip.

In the speaker’s case, she hires a pet sitter to take care of the dog.

Now your anxiety has gone and knows the merits. She finished her speech by saying, “Are you ready to have one?”

Panel Discussion

Today we have an irregular program by TM R.K. She invited 3 panelists and served as a moderator of the panel discussion. All the panelists took or are taking a roll as President of this club. She praised the panelists as well-experienced, super great, wonderful, amazing members.

She asked 4 questions.

1: Self-introduction

TM A.T.: 3 years in the club, the incumbent President, Working for a Camera manufacturer as a legal operation department

TM A.K.: 9 years in the club, ex-president, Software Developer

TM S.K.: 6 years in the club, president in 2017, Engineer who designs something interesting

TM R.K. summed up that they have various backgrounds, which makes the club atmosphere more flexible.

2: How did you know about this club and why did you join in?

Everyone googled and found the web page.

TM A.T. was looking for an English club but she changed her thought after attending the meeting. She thought it was better to be in a bilingual club since she was not confident enough in her English skills.

TM A.K. chose this club because his office was close to the venue.

TM S.K. thought this club had something interesting. When he asked the president “can I join in?” she answered, “why not?.” Then he decided his mind.

TM R.K. concluded that the Internet was important.

3: What have you changed after joining this club?

TM S.K. changed his way of thinking toward the leadership and management of the club. He came to look for something to be improved and put them into practice all the time.

TM K.A. was shy, though he doesn’t seem to be at all, however, he got used to speaking in front of the audience. As an ex-president, to communicate with committee members and the officers in other clubs gave him a great experience.

TM A.T. has improved her English skills. She became the President of the club and is trying new challenges.

TM R.K. said that the club changed them in various good ways.

She was also shy when she joined in, however, other members pushed her forward in the Toastmasters club and they found out different perspectives of her personality. Then she started to try new things.

4: What is TITMC for you in one word or phrase?

TM A.K. : Refreshment which gives him energy

TM A.T.: Gas station. She charges the energy after worn out by work.

TM K.S.: Another sky (thought the meetings are held in the evening and can’t see the sky.)

TM R.K. said that it’s like vitamins that energize the members.

She showed her appreciation to the panelists and said that the answers can be the hints for other members or guests to be involved in the club activities.

Evaluation 3

TM K.K. said he was convinced by her speech. He came to think about having a dog.

He enumerated 3 good points and one suggestion.

1: The topic is familiar to people. Everyone has thought about having pets.

2: Good structure; The speaker mentioned 4 merits with supportive cute visual aids.

3: Pros and cons: She not only referred to the merits but also noticed the concerns.

One suggestion was to give a clear solution to the concerns.

Evaluation 4

The general evaluator took the role as an evaluator for the panel discussion though it was a request on short notice.

He praised that the program was highly organized. TM R.K. made an ice-break at the outset with humor and let the panelist introduce themselves. Then she went on to the 4 questions. All of these fulfilled the objectives of the project. Moreover, she summarized the discussion in appropriate expressions. One suggestion was to choose another member and let them in the discussion, which was challenging for her.

General Evaluation

TM M.T. praised TMOE again for managing the meeting on schedule.

He evaluated TM K.K.’s evaluation as well-organized with 3 good points and one suggestion.

TM K.K. started his evaluation by expressing his good expression to listen to the speech, which made his evaluation more acceptable for the speaker.

TM M.T. made a suggestion to refine the title with more impact, for instance, “are you ready to have a dog?”

Award presentation

The Best Evaluator went to TM T.M.

The Best Speaker went to TM J.I.

Congratulations to the award winners!

Annual Award Presentation

The ex-president TM K.A. chose the unique awards in the last term.

Ex) Carrier Master: who carried the belongings of the club for the most of the time

High Attendance: who attended the meeting the most

He also awarded as follows.

The Annual Best Table Topic Master went to TM S.E.

The Annual Best Evaluator went to TM M.T.

The Annual Best Speaker went to again, TM M.T. and TM R.T.

At the end, one guest declared her will to join in the club.

Welcome new member! We look forward to listening to your speech!

Reporter:

TM R.T.

MEETING REPORT June 26th, 2019

<English Session>

Today’s TOME TM O started the session with the quote of “ when in Rome, do as the Romas do”, in light of this quote, he speaks British English in London, speak American English in NY and Japanese English in Tokyo, so he humorously mentioned to speak Japanese English today.

After his funny introduction, TM S selected the Word of the evening which is Tasteful, he encouraged to use the word.

English Speech #1

The first speaker TM M, his point was to compare the objectives of CC manual and Pathways,

CC manual is based on skilled based objectives, it enables us to step forward one by one, whereas Pathways’ objective is more goal -based one, it just shows the goal, so it requires us to set our own milestones in the middle of the way to the goal, so that we can achieve the mile stone and lead to the final goal.

Table topics followed the speech, which was led by TM Y, he kindly took this role to fill the canceled English speech session. His topics were quite interesting like when do you quite driving car, which is quite controversial topic nowadays, and another topics were what do you do in rainy
season and how the new year resolutions going. Each topic was quite timely theme and every speaker talked with a lot of their insight.

Evaluation for English Speech #1

Evaluation for #1 by TM K pointed out two positive ones and one suggestion. Positive ones was, well organized structure and unique insight like setting the personal goal in the midway and suggestion was to show a bit more specific example so that help us to convince the difference between CC manual and Pathways.

General Evaluation

General Evaluation by TM S was to highly appreciated TMOE O to establish the relaxed atmosphere with his humor in the introduction and flexible support by TM Y to lead the Table topics to fill the slot.

<日本語 セッション>

日本語スピーチ #1

今日の言葉は、“ 趣がある “ という言葉。梅雨に入りすっきりしない天気が続くが、このような時期でも、緑雨、青葉雨といった雨の中に緑が映えるような趣がある使い方があり、このような表現の使用を勧めた。

日本語スピーチ#1

スピーチ#1は、TM Aさん。

スピーチタイトルは、泣きたい気持ち A編。こちらのタイトル、数回前の他のTMのスピーチを引用しつつ、自分独自のアプローチでスピーチを展開。キャプテン翼をテーマに笑いあり、そして涙(?)あり、臨場感のあるジェスチャーあり、の展開に引き込まれた。

日本語スピーチ#2

日本語スピーチ#2は、TM Oさん。

スピーチタイトルは、ジェンダー。ジェンダーとは、性別だけではなく、社会的心理的(文化的)性別という意味合いがある。女性には決定権がない、女性の社会的地位向上という観点で、日本の男女格差指数では、111位。ウガンダは、61位。政治と経済の参加率で日本は男女差が大きく、ウガンダの外務省は、ほとんど女性。日本は、結婚、出産を機に退職する女性が多く、この課題解決が必要。

日本語スピーチ#3

スピーチ#3 TM Sさん。

スピーチタイトルは、もうここらでよか。CCマニュアル最後のプロジェクト。

歴史・教養シリーズ ということで、江戸開城 西郷隆盛と勝海舟の会談で、江戸総攻撃が中止になった歴史的史実より、リーダーシップ・誠実さ・外交力の重要性を説いた。リーダーは、私利私欲を持ってはいけない。

日本語 評論#1

スピーチの目的にきちんと適合しており、とても聴衆との一体感の醸成していた一方で、もう少し、情熱と冷静の区分けをしっかりすると、より情熱的なところを更に盛り上げることが出来たのではというコメント。

日本語 評論#2

スピーチの構成、自分の体験という導入部、数字の裏付け、トピックスの選び方、皆が興味があるテーマ選定、落ち着いた語り口、声も通りやすかった、一方で、もう少し自分の提案・想いがあれば、さらに良かったという論評。

日本語 評論#3  

歴史の話術というお題に対して、シンプルにしっかりした考え方にもとづいている。

ボディランゲージや声の抑揚に加え、具体的な描写が聴衆にも具体的にその場をイメージしやすかった。

総合論評 

各自、論評も個性的で、論評が、初めてとは思えないものもあれば、経験豊富な鋭い指摘の論評、また、スピーチの目的との適合性という視点での論評もあり、多岐にわたる素晴らしい論評であったことを評価。

本日も参加した皆さんの積極的な姿勢・急なアジェンダ変更にもかかわらず、柔軟な対応により、有意義な例会となった。皆さま、有難うございました。

MEETING REPORT May 22nd, 2019

Tokyo International Toastmasters Club Meeting #321

<日本語の部>

今日の言葉はTM Hさんより「殊の外(ことのほか)」でした。「殊」という字の由来は切る、殺す、など普通じゃないというところから発展し、「案外・予想に反して・特別に」という意味で使われるそうです。

本日の準備スピーチ#1はTM Iさんより「熱血メンター」でした。メンタリングとは何か?1対1で行う人材育成であり、メンターとメンティ(受ける方)との関係や本人に気づきを与える方法などについて説明から始まり、ご自身のメンティとしての経験をお話しされました。過去に7年間、海外にいるメンターよりモニターを通じてメンタリングの時間が毎週あり、相手がとても熱血な方でダメ出しの時間でもあり、モニターを通じで泣いてしまうこともしばしばあったそうです。しかし、そこから学ぶことが多々あり、今の自分があるのはメンターのおかげだと思えるとのことでした。その経験から、メンタリングとは上司から部下へ成長させることを伝えることであり、自分と相性の合うメンターを見付けることができれば自分を見つめ成長させることができるとまとめました。

次はテーブルトピックの時間。TM Oさんより出された課題は以下でした。

1.あなたの健康の秘訣は?

TM Yさん「登山。登山の最中はつまらない、早く帰りたいと思うが、登山を終えるととても体が軽くなり、しばらくするとまた体が重くなるので登山をする」

2.本を書くとしたらどんな本?

TM Hさん「自分の6歳の子どもが言うことを聞かないので、親子のことを書かれた本を読んだ。今の経験を通して、親になってどうやってコミュニケーションをとるか記録に残すためにも書いてみたい」

3.今年の10日間のGWはどのように過ごしたか?

TM Kさん「GWは子供を実家に連れて行ったが、義理の姪っ子も来ており、一人ならず二人の子供の相手をしなければならず、GWは自分にとっては休みにならなかった」

日本語の準備スピーチ#1への論評はベテランのTM Yさん。

良かった点として、最初にメンタリングの説明から入った点、またご自身の経験をお話しされ、状況が思い浮かべることができる点など。改善点としては、メンターの見つけ方として、具体的にどうやってメンターを見付けるかという案があればよかった点を挙げました。

文法報告はTM Sさん、皆さんの「あの~」や「え~」をしっかりカウントしていました。

総合論評はTM Kさん、スピーチへの評論は良かった点と改善点を明確に述べ、身振り手振りの感想を述べた点が良かったこと、またテーブルトピックの課題出し際にご自身の経験を交えながら上手に課題を与えていた点、今夜の言葉のチョイスが良かった点を挙げました。

English Session

Today’s word of the day is ‘Otherwise’ by TM H and she added the other saying of this word such as ‘if not’ ‘in the different way’ and ‘in other respects’

Speech #1 ‘Do you know him?’ was provided by TM M. He started to showing pictures of Steve Jobs and Lawrence Levy from PIXAR and pointed out their issuers such as bad relationship between Steve and the member, good technology of computer animation with low benefit as well as terrible contract with Walt Disney. He explained Lawrence’s achievements to solve these problems by communicating with Steve and also Lawrence’s great leadership skills.

Speech #2 ‘Mentor & Protégé’ was spoken by TM O. He explained ‘what is mentor’ by using power point and uniquely explained by original chart of Star Wars. He explained benefit of mentoring, as well as the difference between coaching and mentoring. He defined that characteristic of coaching is ‘limited’ and ‘focus small (specific) thing’, otherwise, mentoring is ‘personal’ and ‘large’ and finally closed with a quote of ‘May the mentor be with you’

Evaluation for #1 was conducted by TM H and mentioned several good points such as explaining how Lawrence Levy involved member and the title ‘Who will be the person’. He also suggested that it would be better to add ‘what is leadership’.

Evaluation for #2 was carried out by TM K who provided positive points which were, well used visual aids, and explained difference between coaching and mentoring etc. Suggestion is to face to audience, not to screen.

The CRAHCO’s was reported by TM S who well counted unnecessary words and provided good expression ‘If I were you’ by TM H.

Lastly TM K conduced general evaluation about TM K’s body language technics and good saying ‘If I were you’ by TM H as well as well choice of Word of the Evening.

Award Ceremony

The Best Table Topics Speaker TM H.

The Best Evaluator TM K.

The Best Speaker went to TM O.

MEETING REPORT May 8TH, 2019

Tokyo International Toastmasters Club Meeting #320

The session on May 8th was the first day since Reiwa has started. It was a good day with blue sky and moderate temperature with the wind in the beautiful green season.

 

TMOE(Toastmaster of the evening) was TM.A.T. She managed the entire session with cheerful mood, which makes TM members relaxing and comfortable. It is helpful for all who came back to the normal life with work after long Golden week holidays.

The word of the evening was “Encourage” which was presented by TM K.V. He mentioned it is a very helpful word to support and motivate people, which should be used proactively.

<English Session>

#1 Prepared Speech by TM D.N   (time: 14’14”)

  • Pathways: Strategic Relationship
  • Level 1 “Ice Breaker”
  • Title: “Self Introduction”

It was the 1st presentation for TM D.N. It was started with funny mood touching on his outfit; white and wide pants. He says ‘Everyone would consider why this stupid guy wears this strange outfit. The answer will come later’. It made everyone laugh. His presentation covered from his job to hobbies. His career started as a Navy and now a medical associate. He also loves Karate and diving. The reason wearing white pants came from here. Demonstration of Karate was interesting. Regarding diving, it would be a good opportunity for everyone to get to know the world competition/record of the depth of the sea-diving with no light nor sound and how risky it is. He covers a lot for his 1st presentation.

Evaluation for the Speech #1 by TM K.S (time 3’52”)

TM K.S called out 2 good points and 2 suggestions.

Good point 1: It included lot of humor, which let people relax with Confident.

Good point 2: He didn’t use memo.

Suggestion: it would be good if TM D.N. were keen to the time limitation as it took 14 min. Emphasizing on focus area and exercising with stop watch by himself as the official preparation would be helpful.

#2 Prepared Speech by TM T.H (time: 5’40”)

  • Pathways: Dynamic Leadership
  • Level 1 “Ice Breaker”
  • Title: “My addiction”

TM T.H. spoke about his addiction introducing his current status and situation; He works as an account executive covering 300 customers. Every end of month is the time to judge him and his team as the management asks the sakes achievement, which is very stressful. To manage his frustration, what he has been doing is going to Super Sento, which offers a variety of hot tabs even in the city, relaxing rooms, massage and sauna. They also provide some foods and drinks. It is helpful for him to escape from his facing stress and to release frustration. As a closing, he demonstrated drinking coffee-milk up (not a cafe late nor cappuccino) in an old type of small bottle as if he were in Sento. Having a sweat in sauna, then drinking coffee-milk without breathing is what he has been addicted to manage his frustrations.

Evaluation for the Speech #2 by TM T.M. (time 3’09”)

TM T.M. called out TM T.H wore all necessary basic speech skill sets; very confident, optimization, clear voice and attitude cheering himself, which brought positive mood in the room. It should have been very supportive on his job as a sales account executive since everyone could understand the situation easily with his presentation. One suggestion was to differentiate tone of voice. Variety of tone of it would retrieve more internets from audience.  

#3 Prepared Speech by B.H  (time: 7’47”)

  • Pathways: Team Collaboration Level 1
  • Title: “Test Drive”

TM B.H started his presentation sharing the monochrome picture of the first car in the world in 1887. At that time, the vehicle seemed very risky and dangerous for everyone as they’ve never seen it nor tried. TM B.H. shared another picture as an opposite example, which was the shot his son was sitting in the next seat in his car with reading a book with comfort. As a different approach, he shared a research result that KPMG consulting firm was done about the countries ranking in the world of ‘Readiness of the self driving car’. Japan was the 11th, while the Netherlands are in the 1st position. It was concluded with 2 points – 1. Self driving vehicles are future. 2. Self driving vehicles will be used by transportation companies initially.

Evaluation for the Speech #3 by TM A.O. (time 3’25”)

TM A.O called out the time management was good, however it would be better to reinforce more; If suppose, we have 7 minutes, it can be broken down 2min, 3min and 2 min. The first 2min can be used for ‘Introduction’ (this case – ‘Self driving concept’), the next 3min to be ‘Body’ (this case – ‘Sharing Global map, Chart, Research result’), and the last 2min to be used for ‘Conclusion’ (this case – ‘Benefit’), while TM BH spent 4min for the Body part, which made the presentation longer. Another advice was the chart was too small to see. Better to have a bigger one.

General Evaluation was done by TM K.K. mentioning today’s attendees are lucky having 3 different evaluation style.

  • TM K.S. Encourage approach
  • TM T.M. Story telling approach
  • TM A.O Analytical approach

<日本語の部>

20:10より日本語の部がスタート。

 

今夜の言葉は「れいぎただしい」がTM K.V.さんより提示されました。日本へ来て1年、メンバーになって約1ヶ月の彼は、「漢字が書けないので平仮名でごめんなさい」と話しメンバーを笑わせ、次のとおり説明。‘This is the word to describe Japanese people, who are very Reigi Tadashii, very polite! 是非使ってください!’と和やかにスタート。

 

<日本語スピーチの部>

準備スピーチ#1 TM J.S.さん(time 8’29”

  • ACマニュアル 物語の話術
  • プロジェクト#4 感動的なストーリー
  • タイトル: 「意識」

GW中に放送されたTV番組の中から、和太鼓に魅了されたスイス出身のアニナさんのエピソードを披露。佐渡へ来て2年。和太鼓に夢中になり楽しむが、課題は大きな声が出ないこと。掛け声で大きな声を出す必要のある和太鼓には致命的。師匠にアドバイスをされても彼女は躊躇する。そんな試練に立ち向かい、やがて彼女が大きな声で歌えるまで成長していく様を実際にTM J.S.さんはアニナさんに成りきって大きな声で歌って見せる。聴衆は一瞬驚きながらも引き込まれる。TM J.S.さんのキーメッセージは、意識を変える事が勝因となる事。そして最後には、「意識」を「意思気」に変えてチャレンジしてみませんか?と締めくくった。

日本語スピーチ#1への論評 TM K.A.さん(time 3’33”)

良い点は自然に始まるスタイルであった事。世間話のオープニングから始まったのかと思いきや、そのまま自然に本題に入っていくので無駄がない。寄り道がなくポイントをついた内容で上手くまとまっていた点。また、声の抑揚があって感動を盛り上げる内容で良かったとの事。アドバイスとしては、声の抑揚があったものの、クライマックスがどこか?(例えばアニナさんが大声で歌い、観客が感動する場面等)というのがもっと表現されていても良かったのではないかとの指摘があった。

準備スピーチ#2 TM Y.I.さん(time 6’57”

  • CCマニュアル 
  • プロジェクト#4 表現方法
  • タイトル: 「積み重ね」

「いい線行ってるんだけどな、何か違うんだよね」というセリフ回しからスタート。メンバーはどんな話が展開されるかと引き込まれる。昔、水泳に夢中になっていたが、人と比べて起用ではないTM Y.Iさん。それでも人の2倍時間をかければ習得できるのが分かっていたので、根気よく練習を重ねてバタフライが出来るまでに。遠泳も2-3キロ泳げるまでになった。そしてスピーチは、10年も続けているフラメンコの内容へ。滑らかなフラメンコの踊りの手の動きが美しく、彼女がどれだけフラメンコを愛しているかが伝わってくる。一時は離れたこともあったが今は夢中になっている。「継続は力なり。続けることは素晴らしい」。そして「トーストマスターズも続けてやっていきましょう!」と締めくくった。

日本語スピーチ#2への論評 TM N.K.さん(time 3’10”)

良い点は、①表現がジェスチャーを交え、生き生きとしていて良い。②成功体験を披露するケースが多いが、失敗体験が最後の結論に繋がっている構成がいい。③表情(笑顔)が良い。

アドバイスとしては、「いい線行ってるんだけどな、何か違うんだよね」という出だしが生きていなかった点。結論に繋がっていたらもっと良かった。「継続は力なり」という言葉を引用して次のスピーチにも期待していると締めくくった。

 

総合論評は、英語の部と同じくTM K.Kさんより。

– TM K.Aさん:印象から評価。詳細なスピーチの分析で分かりやすい。森を見て木を見ていくようなアプローチで素晴らしい。

– N.K.さん:冗談から入る論評で彼しかできない楽しいアプローチ。内容もスピーカーの特徴を捉えて分析されていて良かった。

 

< 表彰 >

The Best Speaker :  TM T.H.

The Best Evaluator :  TM T.M.

 

ビジネスセッションでは5/22の役員投票のお知らせ、5/29の青山クラブとの合同セッションの案内があり、予定通り21:15に閉会。

以上

MEETING REPORT APRIL 24TH, 2019

Meeting Report 2019/4/24 #319

*English below

今日の例会はスピーチ6本!そして、いつもよりちょっと豪華な部屋でスタートです。

実は今回は平成最後の例会という時代の節目となりました。そんな例会にTMOEとして例会を仕切ってくれるのは安定感あるTM K.S。いつも通り和やかなムードで進めていきますが、なにせ6本のスピーチ、時間管理の腕が問われます!

1人目のスピーカーはベテランのTM A.O

日本語のスピーチで、スピーチタイトルが「日本語でお願いします」。一体何が始まるのか!?と思わせておいて、ハリウッドスターたちが日本語で話しているまさかの映像に徴収一同びっくり。全体を通じてコミカルさと軽いタッチにあふれつつ、最後には「やっぱり英語を勉強しましょう」と日本語⇒英語と逆の方向に持っていくあたり、ベテランらしいテクニックも感じさせるスピーチでした。

2人目のスピーカーは、今回が初スピーチとなるTM N.K

「関西人気質について」というタイトルで、世話焼き、うるさい、アピール好きという関西人気質がいかにグローバル環境での仕事に役に立つかという、凝った構成のスピーチを披露してくれました。初めてのスピーチであることをみんな忘れてしまうほどスムーズで、気づくとTM N.Kさんの仕事やキャラクターまで見えてくる素晴らしいアイスブレイクスピーチでした!

3人目のスピーカーは、これまた今回が初スピーチとなるTM N.H

「失われた時代(とき)を求めて」という重厚なタイトルで、中国史の勉強をしていた経歴も紹介いただき、そういうスピーチなのかな・・・・と思った矢先、カラオケでのオールナイトが楽しすぎ、自分の人生に足りなかったのは青春だったという驚きの展開!穏やかな口調ながら、まさかの展開で強烈な印象を残すスピーチでした。

4人目のスピーカーはTMJ.I

「なきたい気持ち」という重めのタイトルで、心に響く系のスピーチかなと思ったら、まさかの犬が鳴くときの気持ちを説明する予想外の展開となりました。「泣く」ではなく「鳴く」(むしろ吠える!?)という予想を裏切る展開に加え、来客の種類によって3パターンに分けてご自分の飼い犬の声を分析していく冷静さ、鳴き声もコミュニケーションの1つとして気持ちを感じようというメッセージと、TM J.Iの持ち味が存分に発揮されたスピーチでした。

今日の日本語スピーチは、どれも予想を裏切る展開でインパクト満点。

特に初スピーチのお二人には度肝を抜かれました!

TM A.Oへの論評は、ベテランにはベテランのTM H.Y

スピーチそのものが映画の解説者のようだったという観察眼、結論づけに実体験を交えたほうが説得力が増すという実践的な提案、いずれもさすがはベテランという論評でした。

TM N.Kへの論評は、TM O.N

アイスブレイカーへの論評はスピーカーの印象に残るので、プレッシャーがかかります。その中で良い点を5つも挙げ、スピーカーのやる気と肯定感につなげていく好論評でした。

TM N.Hへの論評は、TMK.M

トーストマスターズに入って間もないTM K.Mですが、良い点が2つに改善提案が1つと、素晴らしい分析力を見せてくれました。改善提案も、より表現力を増すための体の動きを取り上げるなど鋭いものでした。

TM J.Iへの論評はTM M.O

「犬を飼っていない私でも」という分かりやすい言い回しで、TM J.Iの表現力の豊かさを表してくれました。TM M.Oの気持ちがしっかり入った論評で、論評が単なるテクニックではないことを改めて感じさせてくれる論評でした。

After 10 minutes break, English session started.

The first speaker in English session was TM R.T.

As presented in the speech title of “Manage your anger”, she started her analysis of getting anger from her own experience. The speech was full of tips to deal with our emotion. We all understood the steps of anger (Fact recognition => Judgement => Reaction). Also there were many key phrases in the speech which made her speech more impactful – “Let’s control them, not to be controlled by them” “Result of anger is much more severe than its’ cost”

The second speaker was TM K.K.

All the audience wondered what he would talk by the speech title of “Apollo Project”. Actually, it was the speech of leadership style. He told his own experiences of touching many types od leadership, and how he achieved his role model from his experiences. And finally, he explained his ideal leadership model, using John F Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” which motivated many Americans by showing vision, not detail.

The evaluator for TM R.T was TM N.K.

TM N.K cheerfully and powerfully evaluated TM R.T’s speech. He explained 3 good points and 1 suggestion. It was clear, easy to understand, and straight-talking evaluation and must have motivated TM R.T a lot!

The evaluator for TM K.K as TM K.H.

TM K.H started his evaluation from honest impression of speech. He explained 2 good points of speech and 1 suggestion for the future speech. The suggestion was about organization of speech to make speech more convincing – this kind of suggestion must be helpful for speaker to brash up the speech more next time!

Today’ best speaker was TM N.H and best evaluator was TM K.H. Congratulations!

Thank you everyone for the great Wednesday night!

MEETING REPORT April 10TH, 2019

Meeting Report (#317) April 10,2019

Toastmasters of the evening was TM R.T.

She perfectly led the whole meeting on time.

The word of the day was “Auspicious”, means “conductive to success”, or “favorable.” TM N.K. picked up this word because it suits the new Japanese era, which was announced last week, “Reiwa.”

Speech #1 TM H.Y.

CC manual#8 The title was “Modeler’s Community“.

He talked about his hobby — making plastic models. He upload his works on SNS website of modelers. Viewers could leave their comment aor evaluations for it, which motivate him. He’s getting loads of comment on his works.

Speech #2 TM N.K.

Pathways Level2 Presentation Mastery

Fried Rice”

When he was student, he worked at a part time job as a cook.

He introduced us how to cook the perfect fried rice!

Evaluator for TM H.Y. was TM M.O. She pointed out some good point, such as his organization of speech, and visual aids, and advised he could talk about his future plan.

Evaluator for TM N.K. was TM K.M. He praised TM N.K.’s great speech topic, construction and body language. One suggestion was that he could change tone and volume of his voice so that he could express his passion and humor more effectively.

Table Topic session was held by TM A.T.

First question was “If you could go back to any era in history, where would you like to go?”

TM D.N. answered that he studied Julius Caesar, so he would like go back to Ancient Rome and attend war!

Are you a dog person, or cat person?

Today’s Guest K answered this question. He likes dog because its royal and always shows genuine love to us. He wanted to be a person like that.

<日本語セッション>

今夜の言葉は、「令聞」。こちらも新たな元号「令和」にちなんだチョイスでした。

準備スピーチの一人目はTM T.M.

Pathways “Innovative Planning” リサーチとプレゼンテーション

タイトルは「おにぎりはなぜ捨てられた?」食品廃棄の現実を知ったTM T.M.は、少しでも廃棄される食品を減らそうと、コンビニで消費期限が迫ったおにぎりを買おうとしたのですが…なんと、消費期限内であっても、「これはもう廃棄するものなので」と売ってもらえない!おにぎりから見えてくる、フランチャイズ経営の問題点をわかりやすく、独自の視点で解説するスピーチに、思わずTMOEからは「池上先生・・・?」との感想が。

準備スピーチ二人目はTM Y.O. CCマニュアル#4表現方法

タイトルは「ランニングから見えてきたもの Part2」。前回のスピーチと同テーマを、さらにブラッシュアップし、人類の進化と経済成長との相関関係を論じる真面目なスピーチ…かと思いきや、そこはやはりTM Y.O.。独自の理論とあまりに独創的な表現の数々(例:「本能のツンデレ」)に会場は爆笑の渦と化し、TMOEからは「トールテールスピーチ…?」との突っ込みが。

TM T.M.への論評はTM Y.I. ベテランメンバーらしく、理路整然とした的確な論評を行い、リサーチというテーマから、発表資料について「根拠を明確にするため、出典を明記した方が好ましい」との指摘にはなるほどと納得させられました。

TM Y.O.への論評はTM K.A. 言葉の使い方の独創性や、論理がおかしいにも関わらず謎の説得力を持たせる話術の巧みさを、こちらもユーモアたっぷりの切り口で論評を行いました。

総合論評者はTM J.S. 各論評者の論評のほか、「令和」にちなんだオープニングから、TMOEによる時間とおりの進行といったミーティング全体についての論評を行いました。

ベストテーブルトピックはゲストのKさん、

ベスト論評者はTM K.A.さん、

ペストスピーカーはTM T.M.さんでした。

おめでとうございます。

さらに、Kさんの入会式が行われました。これからよろしくお願いします!

新メンバーを迎えて、ますます国際色豊かになった東京インターナショナルトーストマスターズクラブでした。