MEETING REPORT Dec 25th, 2019

Report (#337) by TM S.E. 

[ English Session ]

The meeting was scheduled to be the special Christmas party style with food & drink.

TM AO declared the opening of the session by toasting at 19:00 sharp.

Today’s TMOE is TM HB

The word of the evening “Eyes opening” presented by TM RT 

The roll takers: Timer.…TM MA, Vote Counter….TM TM, Grahco….TM AO,

Meeting Report…TM SE

It was chilly outside but the meeting room was getting warm and cozy by friendly conversation, drinking, and eating.

  • Prepared Speech #1 by TM RK (Time: 7’30”)

Project: ‘’Humorously Speaking’’

Assignment #2: ‘’Leave then with a smile’’

The Title: ‘’Single Bell’’

-As the speaker declared beforehand, it was very unique due to mixture with a Japanese phrase for this unique Christmas party style.

She explained the meaning of ‘’Single Bell” ( why not Jingle Bell) and the fact of a long time without a partner. She revealed the story of her sharp tongue humorously. She also picked up the famous violinist who she believed in having a very similar character.

The evaluator was TM KS (time 3’57”)

-TM KS commented that the speech was humorous and attracted the audience with a detailed story. Her face expression was great. Furthermore, the speaker made a nice comparison with an actual well-known person which gave a vivid image of the story.

  • Table Topics & Special session by TM TM

As the special event of Christmas meeting, TM TM chose 3 persons for making a small speech with accidentally selected ‘Action’, ’Place’ and ‘Time’. (For example, A candidate had to make a marriage proposal on the moon. etc)

Selected candidates are TM KK, TM MK and TM AT

-All the audience enjoyed such unexpected and not logical situation drama. Everybody was laughing at each other and drank cheerfully.

MEETING REPORT Nov 27th, 2019

Meeting Report (#335)  Nov.27, 2019 by TM MK


TM KKさんのあいさつで本日の例会が開始。参加者が少なくダブルロールも予想されていました。しかしふたを開けてみれば大盛況。遅れていくと席を見つけるのも大変でした。



今夜の言葉はTM KSさんです。本日は欠席の予定でしたが、プロジェクタ当番だということに気づき、必死!?の思いで来たとのこと。それに由来したたとえ火の中、水の中が本日の言葉です。新しいあまり普段は使わない言葉もいいのですが、このような知っているがあまり使わない言葉というのも、語彙遣いの練習になります。

続いて役割紹介です。計時係:TM ?さん、集計係:TM HYさん、文法係:TM AOさん、例会レポート係:TM MYです。

準備スピーチ#1 The Better Speaker Series “Controlling Your Fear”

タイトル 「恐怖心をモノにする」 by TM RK

スピーチにおける恐怖心の正体は何か、どのように克服するかをシナリオ仕立てにして小気味良いテンポでまとめていました。まずは本日着てきたパーカーから時事トピックであるローマ法王の演説を組み合わせてスムーズな導入。緊張の理由は人によって違うことを理由を明確にして説明していました。さらに分析を深め、緊張の鍵は周りのレスポンスであること、人との距離が鍵であることを明らかにします。さて恐怖心の解決策については一転して自らの甲府でのイベントを絡めて提案。具体例があり、だれもが実践できるような提案をしていました。スクリプトを丸暗記しない、プランB, C, Dを用意するというのは明日からでも実践できる知恵といえます。さすが落ちつきながら、ユーモアあり、気づきあり素晴らしいスピーチでした。

論評者は TM YI

スピーチの特徴を一言でまとめると、優しい語り口でありながら力強いメッセージである。時事トピックであるローマ法王と自分のつながりにより聴衆をスピーチに引き込み、さらに質問の投げかけとその反応により聴衆と確固たる関係を築いている。甲府イベントの意外性についても言及があった。プランB, C, Dについて明日から自分たちでもお手軽にできるポイント。スペースは広かったのでもう少し使ってもよかったのではないかという指摘。

準備スピーチ#2 洞察力に富むコミュニケーション level 1 #2 論評とフィードバック

タイトル 「ストーリーテリング」 by TM MA


論評者は TM NK


総合論評 TM AO

2人の論評者はそれぞれ対象となるスピーチが15分と6分程度と大幅に異なるにもかかわらず、きっちりまとめていた。TM YIは、オープニング~詳細に時系列~自分の感銘ポイントを適切に表現していた。最初に感銘ポイントを持ってくるとより聴衆に評価が伝わりやすくなる。TM NKは自分の担当でない人のスピーチをアドリブでとりている。改善点としては子供の反応はスピーチで述べられていたこと、聞いてくれない子供への対応を明らかにすべきという指摘。


[English Session]

Prepared Speech #1 Pathways : Level2 #1 Understanding Your Leadership Style

Speech Title : Switching Leadership Style by TM NH

TM NH introduce speech with Godzilla style sensational picture. Comparing two contradicted situation, bring the question of “What is ideal leadership style”. Quick analysis is “No single style leadership but it is necessary to change case by case”. So further bring theoretical background of Danie Goleman to support speech. Goleman introduce 6 styles of leadership, namely affiliative, democratic, commanding, pacesetting, visionary and coaching. Most important aspect of theory is each style fits a different situation. Then introducing her own story that how change of leadership style help her carrier. Mission of year end drinking party does not work out well because staff does not follow the order. After changing leadership style so discussing more rather than command style, then although change in original plan but huge success. Let’s change our leadership style based on situation.

Evaluation from TM GK

TM GK firstly point out about opening. Opening of speech is interesting and exciting so that audience was pulled in directly into speech. Then visual is effectively used to provide concreteness on the speech, Nice visualization of Godzilla. Lastly body language spice up the speech. As two improvement, first, it would be good to provide brief explanation of typical Japanese such as “忘年会“, secondary, directly answer the objective of “Identify your leadership style”.

Prepared Speech #2 Pathways : Innovative planning Lv3 #2 Elective projects, Connect with storytelling

Speech Title : Learning from Rugby world cup by TM KK

Starting speech with calm and strong attitude. It has been mentioned that we are nearly welcoming year end of 2019. then Speech continue how it was looks like for TM KK as VPE of his role in TITMC. It has been mentioned that roll is really challenging due to planning of TITMC meeting every week and promotion of new member ship. So now bring theme of this speech that “How we can increase of new members”. Now speech bring one of the biggest sport even in Japan “Rugby World cup(WC)”.I has achieved great success but how? TM KK now provide his analysis. this success is because of mass introduction not only existing fan but also new fan who does not have any exposure to WC. But how it can be possible to have exposure. Answer is SNS and hands on meeting. So this idea can be also brough into strategy of TITMC promotion for new membership.

Evaluation from TM RT

TM RT first point about how objective is fulfilled. Basically objective is well satisfied, citation of WC is also timely and strongly related with theme. Next mention about deep insight about speech. This insight about WC promotion is also uniquely connect TITMC membership promotion. A further in detail explanation would help for understanding of strategy.

General Evaluation TM AO

TM GK provide fluent evaluation in English, also TM GK use “Thank you” as header word for evaluation. Evaluation is based on context, so well summarized alongside with analysis. Also it is unique and effective evaluation how speech meet objective. Although this is fundamental question which need be clarified in evaluation, often not mentioned. TM RT provide standard organizational evaluation so it is easily captured and understood by audience.


Evaluation : TM GK

Speaker : TM NH