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.



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。





Meeting Report (#316) March 13,2019



定刻にTM JSが開会・ゲスト紹介(4名)を行いTMOEのTM NKさんにコントロールを渡し 和やかに本日の例会がスタートしました。

今夜の言葉「挑戦」がTM BHさんより提示されました。TM BHさんはインドの方ですが White Boardにゆっくりですが 漢字で「挑戦」と書かれたのがchallengingで印象的でした。



準備スピーチ#1  TM RTさん   (time 7’08”)

Pathways: Innovative Planning Lv1 Evaluation and Feedback

タイトル 「スケールアップ」

幼稚園時代より「英語好き」で、ラジオ英会話/BBC放送etc. 永く英語勉強続けてきたが、この所英語力アップに行き詰まりを感じていた。 最近オーディオ・ブックを聞き続けていると急に聞き取り能力がスケールアップしてきたと。それも二倍速で聞いているからだと分析、「速聴」であると。特に、「母国語で聞く」、「集中して聞く」、「自分の興味ある分野を聞く」のが効果高いであろうと、ゆったりとした雰囲気で説得力あるスピーチでした。

論評者(Evaluator)は TMさん  (time 2’54”)

スピーチタイトルと内容・構成が上手くマッチし聴衆の心を鷲掴みにしていた。しゃべり方では抑揚が上手く効いていて声のインパクトが伝わってきた。又、独特の雰囲気(佇まい)が有って 背筋が伸びる感があった。

準備スピーチ#2 TM KSさん   (time 7’41”)

CC#9 「パワフルな説得」

タイトル 「ネガティブフィードバックについて、考えよう」

ネガティブ・フィードバックには二通りの効果があ り、一つは相手の気持ちを萎縮させるもの、もう一つが相手の修正を促すものであると。 例として、マイクのファウリング修正に使う「負帰還」。又、先日のM-1グランプリで発生した上沼恵美子さんの論評について詳しく説明し、分析された。終盤では、役に立つ論評を行う事、それをしっかりと(被論評者に)伝える事が肝要であり、受け取る方も しっかりと受け止める必要があると。


論評者(Evaluator)は TM ATさん  (time 3’12”)


又、タイトルは話す内容をしっかり示しており、電気信号からM-1グランプリへ話を繋いで行く巧みさを感じた。M-1グランプリの例では、素晴らしい分析であったが、それでは どうしたら良かったのか? もう少し話をして欲しい気持ちもある。


総合論評のTM AOさんより、今日の言葉の「挑戦」は使い易かったのか 多くの方が使っていたこと、「速聴」は初めて聞く言葉であった点、スピーチでは具体的な固有名詞を使った方が説得力あると思うとのコメントありました。


[ English Session ]


The word of the evening was “ Dozens”(= many, a lot of )  presented by TM BH


Prepared Speech #3  by TM JI      (time: 5’43”)

Pathways : Innovation Planning

Title:  “MY Network”

TM JI introduced the company activities which were related with development of leadership. She engaged in several activities like IGEN,PCN,LGPT+ and DAN.

She pointed out the social necessity of WIT&O(Woman in Tech & Operation) and

Tech4Girls(Tech for Girls). Because the percentage of women engineers are so low.

She that she was trying to involve her company colleagues for educating technical issues to other ladies. She also believes such educating activities will be beneficial to her leadership development.

The evaluator was TM YO  (time 3’18”)

TM YO commented that;

The speech fully drew attention of the audience and showed speaker’s confidence by her voice control and eye contact. The topic was well matched to the present circumstance.

The episode might have reduced to only so that the speaker could deepen the case.


Prepared Speech #4  by TM MY    (time: 7’39”)

CC #7  “Research your topic

Title:  “Programing Education”

TM MY took up the actual case of his son who started the computer programing at his elementary school from the scratch. He showed the research result that 46% of the parents considered such training of computer programing might be beneficial to their children for their future carrier opportunity.

TM MY also picked up the other analysis and statistics. Such implied that the bright future carrier opportunity might be opened to the younger kids of developing countries rather than Japan. He emphasized that keeping interest, creativity and logical thinking might be the key factors for kids’ future.


The evaluator was TM KI  (time 3’38”)

TM KI commented that;

The speech went very smoothly due to the logical following the research figurers. The question and answer style procedure made the audience easy to understand the contents.

It was amazing and good point that the speaker led the audience to the unexpected conclusion against the everybody’s expectation. It seemed be better that the showed slides might have been bigger, so that the audience could recognize the figurers clearly.


Prepared Speech #5  by TM KK      (time: 7’40”)

Pathways : Research and Presenting

Title:  “Unknown Truth”

TM KK started to talk about the world population(7.4billion). The actual population is much bigger than the one we learned in our school days. He pointed out the uncomfortable fact that we Japanese made enormous food waste these days. Even though we have an idea of “MOTTAINAI” and the advanced logistic system in Japan. For example,  a lot of “EHOMAKI” was thrown to the garbage after a certain day. TM KK expressed that he would fight against such miserable food waste situation by doing some actions like choosing minimum expiry date products.


The evaluator was TM TH  (time 3’34”)

TM TH commented that;

The speaker’s voice control was natural and smooth. The face looked serious and wats well matching to the contents. Many questions to the audience were effective to catch audience interest. The example of “EHOMAKI” was just fit to the main theme.


< Awarding >

The Best Speaker :  TM RT

The Best Evaluator :  TM TM


< Induction Ceremony >

We had the induction ceremony for Mr.Noguchi and Ms.Hirakawa who were welcomed as new members of  TITMC.

Today’s attendants were total 20persons (including 4guests)


Tokyo International Toastmasters Club Meeting #312

This night we held the club contest both in English and Japanese for the annual conference.

Therefore, the meeting started earlier than usual and all the judges, helpers and contestants attended the briefing.

The contest was managed by the contest chairs and the chief judges on time very smoothly.

英語のコンテストでは、TM N.K., TM H.Y., TM A.O. の3名が発表を行いました。
TM N.K., TM H.Y., TM A.O. presented the speeches in English.

Because of the contest rules, the details of the speeches cannot be printed in the report, however, every speech was unique and well-prepared.
The audience, including guests, enjoyed the night.

日本語の部ではTM A.O., TM H.Y., TMA.K., TM M.K.の4人が出場しました。
In the Japanese contest, TM A.O., TM H.Y., TMA.K., TM M.K. delivered the speeches.
Every one of them were high-level with a good sense of humor, which entertained the audience.

審査中、TM A.T. と TM K.H.によるスピーカーへのインタビューが行われました。
During the judgement and ballot counting time, TM A.T. and TM K.H. interviewed with the contestants.
Again, this session contained the details of the speeches and cannot be printed.
The only thing I could write down is two of them asked what I wanted to ask.
Good job!

So the most exciting moment has come!Award ceremony!
The rankings are as follows.

English: 3rd| TM N.K. 2nd| TM H.Y. 3rd| TM A.O.
Japanese: 3rd| TM N.K. 2nd| A.O. 3rd| TM K.A.


ゲストの1人、TM K.R.さんからは、「非常に印象的で、エリアコンテストが楽しみです」、というコメントをいただきました。
One of the guests, TM K.R. said she was impressed a lot by the speakers and looked forward to the Area contest.
<Business Session>
3/16 Area93 Contest @ Musashi-kosugi
4/7 Division I contest @ Shimomaruko
5/10-12 Japan contest (District 76 contest)

3/27 Special Cherry-blossom meeting

*クラブがディビジョンディレクターのTM C.YとエリアディレクターのTM R.K.のホームクラブということで新しいバナーが届きました!*
*We got new banners since TITMC is the home club for a division director, TM C.Y. and an area director TM R.K. *


Tokyo International Toastmasters Club Meeting #311

English below











<ワークショップの部(Workshop Session)>

スローガンである「Where Leaders are made?」の意味の解説もあり。


論評者E.M.さんは、TM K.M.さんの論評をされました。

After the coffee break.

[English Session]

Word of the Evening, “Turning Point”, was presented by TM M.O.

The 3rd speaker is TM R.K.
The title is “Tomorrow”

TM R.K.’s speech opening was dark and sad but quite touching.
Her speech was based on her experience with English teacher in junior high school.
The most impressive episode of the dictionary left in school.
The end of the speech phrase was “Never leave it tomorw”
Those words stuck with me.

Table Topic by TM Y.O.
Q1 What is your new year resolution?
Q2 How do you time manage?
Q3 What is your new challenge in 2019?

Evaluator TM R.K. evaluated TM G.K.
General Evaluation was done by TM K.A.

Award presentation

The Best Table Topics Speaker TM S.E.
The Best Evaluator TM G.K.
The Best Speaker went to TM R.K.

<Business Session>

新メンバーとして N.K.さんが加わりました。 宜しくお願いします!!


Thank you so much!!!



Tokyo International Toastmasters Club Meeting #310

<English Session>

The President began his opening remarks by reminding the attendants that this meeting was the last one in 2018.

TM J.S. was the Toast Master of the Evening on this day. He cheerfully called TM R.K. to let her announce the word of the evening.

She was assigned to that role just 5 minutes ago, then she chose “suddenly.”

The next part was role introduction. Each role was taken by the following members.

Timer: TM H.T./ Vote Counter: TM S.K./ GRAHCO: TM H.Y./ Meeting Reporter: TM R.T.

Here came the 1st prepared speech. TM M.O. delivered her very first icebreaker speech in the Toastmasters club. The title was “My passion.”

She introduced herself by explaining the activities in NGO which she joined since 2016.

In Uganda, many young girls quit school since they don’t go there during menstruation. They are too poor to buy sanitary pads nor have enough knowledge of hygiene. Therefore the NGO provide cloth menstrual pads to them and teach not only girls but boys and teachers at school about the menstrual mechanism and how to keep sanitary environment. Her activities succeeded to help ¾ of girls supported to go back to school.

She also told that she had lots of opportunities to deliver speeches to advertise the activities in Japan. That’s why she jumped in this club.

Although she looked a little nervous, her explanation was clear, being filled with passion. TM S.J. commented that he’d like to join the activities.

The 2nd prepared speech was delivered by TM K.K. who joined the club several months ago. The title is “Year-End Gift.”

First, he asked the audience, “have you received a present?”.

He simulated the moment humorously when his gift arrived. That special gift was “udon,” Japanese rice noodle, from Kagawa prefecture. He ordered it by using the Hometown tax system, in which you can choose any municipality to pay tax, regardless of where you live instead of paying tax to your neighbor municipality. This system was introduced to help the local government in Japan which are suffered from the lack of tax revenue. It became popular since you can get some specialties in return.

TM K.K. felt good to use the system because he could support his hometown and get nice foods, however, his wife didn’t. She thinks it’s better to pay tax to the local government of where they live. Therefore the roads, schools and public welfare are enriched.

TM K.K. said that he had never thought about how tax system should be or how municipalities were suffered from the low income. He concluded that the Hometown tax system contributed to let people think about the politics and make them come closer to the local municipalities.

The 3rd speaker was TM K.A. who had one of the longest experience in the club.

Since he started a new Toastmaster’s educational system, Pathways, he did icebreaker again for the first time in years. The title was “My personality.”

2018 is a 15 years anniversary of his marriage. He recalled his memory when his wife met his mother. The mother said to her, “he’s really difficult and complicated.”

Everyone in the room laughed to hear that since he was always gentle and clear at his opinion.

TM K.A. added that even his father told him that his personality was too complicated to understand what he’s thinking about. The speaker, however, translated that in very positive way, “that means I’m a mysterious guy!”.

Anyway, he had grown up and been matured. And next, the personality seems to inherited to his son. He suddenly started crying and never said the reason though his parents asked him why.

TM K.A. also talked about his good points. That is curiosity, which led him to be in the club. Recently he applied to the volunteering of Tokyo Olympic games in 2020. The reason was another member spoke that the submission process was too long and painful. He recommended other members to apply too as a joke.

Next is the evaluation session.

TM K.S. pointed out 2 good points and one suggestion to the first speaker.

First, her attitude was polite but passionate. Second, the topic was appropriate for the icebreaker. Every audience could know what was her motivation to join in the club and how high it was.

He advised her to put her face up since she kept looking at the memo and made little eye-contact. If she looks at the audience directly, she can deliver her passion more vividly.

TM J.I. gave an evaluation for the 2nd speaker.

She was impressed by the topic since she just got a pamphlet of the Hometown tax system. TM J.I. praised the speaker’s comical gestures and vocal variety with good volume and effective eye-contact. Additionally, she said the structure of the speech, which started from a casual daily topic to a serious one, was effective.

The suggestion was to speak slower at the beginning even when he’s nervous.

TM K.H., who evaluated the 3rd speaker, said the speech caught his attention and never let go. The evaluator praised the speaker as a great story teller and was a natural to make people smile. One suggestion point was the speaker failed to describe his own personality because he wasn’t difficult.

Lastly, today’s general evaluator, TM B.H. gave a general comment about the English session. First, he showed his appreciation to the role takers and especially admired the TMOE for the preparation.

For the 1st evaluator, he complimented the kind and warm attitude, and suggested to explain why eye-contact was important.

GE said to the 2nd evaluator that quick start seemed preferable to the speaker.

For the 3rd one, he said it was better to ask a question in the end than to end normally.

The English session ended with applause.





最初のスピーカーはTM A.O. で、タイトルは「今年の漢字を大予想!『厄』『騒』『故』」でした。

その年を振り返る究極のサマリーとして、毎年「今年の漢字」に注目しているというTM A.O. このイベントは、1995年の阪神淡路大震災から始まり、去年は「北」が選ばれていることをせつめい。



















日本語の部、2番手のスピーカーはTM T.M. で、タイトルは「社長退任演説」でした。




ここで、突然演台の陰に姿を消したTM T.M.。暫くすると、サンタの防止に髭姿で再登場。そう、彼はサンタクロース会社?の社長だったのです。







ここで、サンタからTM T.M.に戻り、自分には6年生と4年生の子供がいる、と語るスピーカー。彼らはもうサンタを信じていないが、「なんだ、お父さんがサンタだったんだ」と言っていたそう。子供に限らず、親や兄弟、恋人を喜ばせたいと思う人の心には、国境や人種を超えて、サンタクロースがいるのだ、と締めくくりました。


TM A.T.は「論評者ということを忘れてスピーチを楽しむことができた。素晴らしい!」とスピーカーを絶賛。





2番目の論評者はTM S.E.でした。


特にTM S.E.が感心したのは、2点。





TM K.H.は全体をふりかえり、経験豊かなメンバーによって、楽しく時間通りの運営がされていた、と発言。




Best Speaker : TM T.M.

Best Evaluator: TM A.T.






Tokyo International Toastmasters Club Meeting #309

*English below



空気が清々しくなってきた12月、TM NYさんが選んだ‘今夜の言葉’は「清冽(な)」でした。この言葉は主に水や空気に使うとのことで、例えば「水のような清冽な」という表現ができるそうです。


最初の日本語のスピーチ#1はTM THさんによる「11-22の日」でした。



次に、TM K.A.によるパスウェーズ(Pathways)コーナー。パスウェーズとは、どういう目的でスピーチするのかのマニュアルであり、10個のPathways中から自分に合う課題を選び、5つのレベルをステップアップしていくツールのことで、活用の仕方を丁寧に説明していただきました。


日本語のスピーチ#1への論評はTM Kさん。他クラブからの訪問にも関わらず、急きょ来れなくなった方の代役として引き受けていただきました。良かった点は抜群のタイミングでの間を取るなどのポーズを使ったメッセージ、そして声の出し方。改善点としては、男女の違いを極端にジェスチャーなどを用いて表現したら良いとのことでした。


文法報告はTM SEさん。皆さん、今夜の言葉を上手に取り入れており、特に注意すべき言葉/表現はなかったとのことです。


総合評価はTM KYさん。忙しい方が多いので、ドタキャンがあっても皆さんが対応できるようにしたらいい、ゲストの声かけなど積極的にすることなど気が付いた点を挙げていました。また、パスウェーズについてはゲストの方もいるので新旧の違い等を用いて説明すると良いのではとのことです。また、急きょ評論を引き受けてくれたTM Kさんは、事前にスピーカーの人柄について調べた上ですばらしい評論だったとのことです。



<English Session>

Today’s word of the day is ‘limpid’ which is the same as Japanese one ‘清冽な’ by TM NY and he explained that ‘limpid’ means clear, pellucid etc.


Prepared Speech #1 was provided by TM OT who is a visitor from another Toast Masters Club. The title is ‘Like, this young man’. His speech was started by talking his elementary school’s life. When he was a child, he disappointed by his teacher who said that he cannot achieve his ‘dream’. He expressed his frustration and strong emotion with body language. However, when he became a university student, he hit the turning point by finding the statement ‘boys, be ambitious like this old man’ by Dr William Smith Clark. He concluded ‘Never give up’


TM HB played his rule of Today’ table topics. He provided five questions.

  1. If you won a lottery and gain one billion yen, what would you use it?

→Donate for people and build a hotel with a free movie theater by TM O

  1. What would you give advice to yourself when you were 15 years old?

→Study hard, play girls, and play club activities by TM Y

  1. What profession will you choose?

→Profession of speech since he can speech in Toast Masters Club by TM K

  1. Provide two places where you most like?

→Spain in which he used to live , and Las Vegas where he lost by gambling last week and wants to go back to win next time by TM E

  1. What are you planning, like to buy, learn or reach your goal?

→Prepare to become a good grandfather for helping my daughter to take care of her kids by TM K


The evaluation #1 was conducted by TM OA. He analyzed TM OT’s speech by drawing a chart with three points such as strategic, balance, and time management In addition, he mentioned that the speech was really impressive by saying ‘don’t give up’ as action plan.


TM MT played a role of evaluation #2. He said the positive points were following the structure, good balance and tone volume, which were perfect combination to use them.


The CRAHCO’s was reported by TM ES saying there were no unnecessary words but no one use word of the day.


Lastly TM YC provided general evaluation about all agenda including table topics, 2 evaluation, speech.


Award Ceremony

The Best Table Topics Speaker TM E.

The Best Evaluator TM M.

The Best Speaker went to TM H.


Thank you so much!


Tokyo International Toastmasters Club Meeting #307

*English below


「今夜のトーストマスター」は、TM(Toastmaster) Tさん。直前になって例会に出席出来なくなったメンバーが数人いましたが、出席メンバーに役割を上手く割り当て、なんとか無事に例会をスタート出来ました。

「今夜の言葉」は、もう一人のTM Tさんで、「余裕を持って」でした。忙しい日々を送る中で、逆に、使いたくなる言葉でした。


準備スピーチ#1をされたのは、TM Iさん。2年後の東京オリンピックで採用される競技の一つであるスポーツクライミングに関してのスピーチ。スポーツクライミングは、ボルダリング、リード、スピードの3種と、これらの総合成績で決まるという概要の説明から入り、非常に分かりやすい導入でした。「ボルダリングは最後にあるホールドを掴んだ後に安定した姿勢をとるのがゴール、リードはどれだけの高さまで登れたか、スピードは文字通りどれだけ早く登れるかが勝負。」という歯切れの良いスピーチ。「勝つには、余裕を持って臨むのが鍵」という様に「今夜の言葉」をしっかり使っていました。



Table topicsは、Table Topics Masterが急遽欠席となったため、参加メンバーから質問を集めて、アドリブで開催。以下の通り3つのTable Topicsとそれについての小スピーチとなりました。


トーストマスターズで総合論評にあたること。スピーチ、論評が続いた直後に、例会全体について論評するというのは実をいうと離れ業です。それを克服するためにトーストマスターズに来ています(by TM S)。



私に当てられても回答にならないかもしれません。なぜなら、私はよく眠れないタチで、私が聞きたいくらいだからです。仕事中よく眠くなります。寝る前にヨガ、音楽を聴く等いろいろ試していますが、結局、良い方法が見つかっていません(by TM O)。



新しい経験をしている時が幸せです。このトーストマスターズに参加しているのも新鮮です。また、韓国から来ていますが、東京の季節も楽しんでいます(by Guest K)。


準備スピーチ#1に対する論評は、TM Sさん。




文法報告は、TM Hさん。




「Distinguished Clubと教育賞について」というお題で、会長のAさんから、以下の説明がなされました。

  • 活発な活動をしているクラブは、毎年「Distinguished Club」として表彰され、トーストマスターズ本部からリボンが貰えます。また、メンバー個人がスピーチの回数を重ねていくと教育賞が貰えます。
  • クラブ活動が活発であれば、メンバー全員にメリットがある仕組みがトーストマスターズです。


日本語の部の総合論評は、TM Sさん。以下の総合論評がなされました。

  • TM Yさんの論評に関しては、コンパクトで効果的な論評であった。スピーカーがメモを持っていても良いという前提を説明した上で、改善点を述べており非常に良い論評であった。
  • また、本日の例会は、直前に欠席者がかなり出て心配しましたが、尻上がりにムードが上がった。最近は新入会員も増えたので、本日、ワークショップで会長のAさんが、トーストマスターズの仕組みを説明してくれて良かった。


<English Sesion>

Word of the day was “leeway” by TM T.


Prepared Speech #1

The title was “Return” by TM Y.

This speech was a revival speech. The pathway program requires TM members to revise a previous speech and demonstrate it again. TM Y explained his career in the Tokyo International Toastmasters club. He once became the president of Tokyo International Toastmasters club and temporarily quit the club, and finally came back again. The speech introduced movement of his mind clearly.


Prepared Speech #2

The title was “Innovative Planning” by TM T.

This speech explained how TM T thought of the innovating planning based on childhood experiences and present life.


Evaluation for Prepared speech #1 by TM N.

TM N said, ”Good points are good construction of the speech, enough body language, and full of humor. The speech does not use any difficult words and is well revise.”


Evaluation for Prepared speech #2 by TM S.

TM S said, “The speech is very attractive and fruitful”.


General Evaluation by TM A

TM A said, “Two evaluations are strictly based on the speech objectives. We are able to see one way of evaluation for pathway speeches.”


Lastly, President TM A thanked TM T(TMOE) for her well-arranged meeting with full of humor.


Award Presentation:

The Best Table Topics Speaker went to TM S.

The Best Evaluator went to TM Y.

The Best Speaker went to TM T.

Congratulations to the award winners!





Tokyo International Toast masters Club Meeting Report #305 on Oct.10,2018

(English session below)


(Japanese Session)














しかし、TM.A.O.はアメリカのコメディにもボケ役(funny man)とツッコミ役(straight man)がいる、と反論。

Animal House, The Graduateといった、実際にアメリカでヒットした映画のワンシーンを事例にあげて解説。

















[English Session]

Word of the Evening, “be on a role”, was presented by TM.K.S. referring to TM.A.O.’s speech.

The 2nd speaker is TM.B.H. The title is “Cross cultural communication.”

He explained that his speech had the same title as he delivered at the last time. Since his objective was to apply the feedback, he rewrote the speech with the same name to remind the audience who had already listened to his speech.

The main part explained his cross-cross cultural work environment. The backgrounds of his colleagues have a rich variety, so he focuses on learning the different cultures.

For example, in India, people do not drink alcohol with family or colleague, but in Japan it’s quite common.

You have to be careful to make jokes since they can have different meanings in an another culture.

The same word indicates another explanation, such as Dew means metro in London.

In conclusion, what’s important is to accept and be open to everyone.

The 3rd speaker was TM.K.H. The title was “Cashless Society.”

He’s working in a trading company which sells the chemical related to make credit cards.

The speech showed the current situation of credit card industry and the uprising alternative cashless payment systems such as QR payments.

He showed the graphs and charts of the market share of credit card, as well as the story from his own experience in business trip to France. The QR payments seem to exceed the credit card payments in the future since the cost is lower and the retailers pay less to use the system.

There are several services of QR payments and each has pros and cons.

In conclusion, TM.K.H. encourages the audience to try the new technology by showing a clear chart of comparison of major services.

Next is the evaluation session.

One of the guests, TM.S. kindly accepted the offer to evaluate the 2nd speech.

He searched the speaker’s last evaluation beforehand and praised that he did improve his speech according to the advice he got. TM.S. said, however, that the speech had too much information and thus it was over the limited time. He referred to the winner of the speech contest and advised the speaker to make shorter speech and expand it to 7 minutes with gestures and poses.

TM.J.S. evaluated the 3rd speech, saying that he liked the topic, which was about fin-tech.

He pointed out 3 good points and one suggestion.

Firstly, the speaker used the visual aid properly. Secondly, the research was appropriate and helped the audience to understand the basic information about the topic. The last good point was the speaker motivated the audience to use the new services.

One suggestion was to simplify the slides, which sometimes had too many letters and charts.

The evaluator concluded by saying that simple slides can help the speaker to send a strong message.

General Evaluation session:

TM.T.H. praised the TMOE to manage the meeting on time.

He showed his appreciation to the second evaluator, TM.S., since he accepted the role although he was a guest from another club. He said, TM.S. gave the speaker a good advice referring to a champion’s story. That came form his rich experience in Toastmasters.

TM.T.H. said he liked TM.J.S.’s humorous opening, adding that the structure of the evaluation was clear. He agreed to the evaluator’s suggestion and advised the speaker to focus on at most 3 examples in one slide.

Award presentation:

The Best Table Topic Speaker Award went to TM.R.T.

The Best Evaluator Award went to TM.J.S.

The Best Speaker Award went to TM.A.O.

Congratulations to the award winners!

Induction Ceremony:

Guest Mr.K was accepted to be a new member to TITMC.

He gave a comment that his dream finally came true to be a toastmaster and was willing to help the club.

His comment was strong and impressive! Welcome to our club and congratulations!

The club meeting #306 was adjourned.

Meeting report on Nov.29

【第282回例会レポート (2017/11/29(水)19:00~21:10)】

Today’s TMOE was TM J.S., and today’s word is “pun” from TM K.A.

Speech #1 (TM M.Y.):
CC Manual: Project 4, How to Say It
The title is “Whatever, Whenever, Wherever”.

He talked about ”Learning English”. At first, he explained the various way to
learn English and also mentioned the problems like high cost.
Then, he introduce the latest service “”, where we can find personal tutor.
By using, we can learn English Whatever, Whenever, Wherever.

Table Topic #1 (TM A.T.):
1) Please tell us your first time challenge in this year? (TM S.I.)
His challenge was “English”.
2) If you could be an animal, what animal do you want to be? (TM E.K.)
She wants to be a little puppy.
3) Are you dog person? or cat person? Please tell us charm point too. (TM R.T.)
She is cat person.
4) What is your best memory of this year (Guest Ms.K.)
To attend Toastmasters!

Evaluation was made by TM T.M.
He drew the matrix of the evaluation points and did perfect evaluation.

今夜のTMOEはTM J.S.さんです。

今夜の言葉はTM K.A.より駄洒落を言うこと。
TMOEのTM J.S.さんが駄洒落協会会員の本領を発揮し、2つの駄洒落を披露しました。

テーブルトピック #2 (TM S.I.)
1) おすすめの冬の外での過ごし方は?(TM K.S.)
2) 大勢の前でたっても緊張しない方法は?(TM K.A.)
3) どのように英語を勉強しているか?(TM R.T.)

テーブルトピック #3 (TM E.K.)
1) 最近一番焦ったことは?(Guest TM M.A.)
2) 無制限に予算があって、誰かに贈り物をするとしたら誰に何を贈りたいか?(TM A.T.)
3) 行きたい国を一つ選んでください?どうしてその国を選びましたか?(TM J.S.)
4) これまで行きてきてせつない思い出は? (TM S.I.)


ここでTM H.S.さんが駆けつけ、まだ息がきれるなかCC10を披露しました。

スピーチ #2 (TM H.S.):
CCマニュアル: プロジェクト10, 聞き手を鼓舞する

C-3POというあだ名を返上するために世界一になったTM H.S.
1 スピーチを録画して、自分の動きを把握する
2 常に論評者でいる。例会の中で常に論評の姿勢で改善できるポイントを吸収する
3 たまには準備をしないで即興力を鍛える

論評者はTM K.S.さん、総合論評はTM A.O.さんでした。

ベスト論評賞はTM T.M.さん
ベストスピーカーはTM M.Y.さん


Meeting report of Nov. 8th,2017

We smoothly started our TM club meeting for the meeting# 280 on time as usual.
Because today TMOE is TM E.H, she is one of our club master, so everything was just started very smooth and made us very comfortable atmosphere.

This time we had two guests, and one of them used to attend INDIA and Hong Kong TM clubs. Wow, he has already been experienced for Global TM clubs and holds excellent English skills.

Tonight’s Word of the Evening was “iffy”. Our Club President of TM K.S draw the face of “Miffy” on the whiteboard, but the tonight words “iffy” which doesn’t have any connection with “Miffy” (Hahaha… ) The other meaning is uncertainty.

For first one hour, it was an English session.
First speaker was TM S.H. This is the first time for him to speak out for our TM club.
The title is “My Self”. This speech was project#1 “The Ice break”, so that he explained the culture of Sri Lanka and how different between Japan and his hometown.
Even though, his first speech, he always gave his smile and showed his confidence on his speech.

Second Speaker was TM C.Y. The title was “A Procedure for Toastmasters Club Establishment” Didn’t he bring such a great PPT material from TMC organization? The all slides of PPT were very awesome. His speech was very excellent and it was very easy to understand for audiences to hear what he would like to explain.
He is one of veteran of out TM club, so the contents of the slide and the speech were exquisite timing.

Third Speaker was TM H.S. The title was “Memory Palace”.
The aim of project is #8 “Get comfortable with visual aids”, so that he usually prepared PPT materials with Artistic sense and always invited us to imagination and the surprise world. As to how to memorize, it was unique to get hints from objects of regular commuting courses. It was very smart and unique speech.


日本語の部の最初のスピーチは、TM M.Yさん。タイトルは「あきないもの」

そして2番目のスピーチは、TM S.Iさん。タイトルは「百獣の王」

TM K.Aさんが、即興にも関わらず素晴らしい内容のトピックをご用意されていました。

1 好きなスポーツは? ゲスト Yさん「毎日ジムで汗を流すこと」
2 好きな食べ物は? TM K.Hさん「ワインを飲みながらステーキを食べること」
3 好きな芸術は? ゲスト Tさん「スペインで建築物を見ること」
4 ネットで買えるとしたら、何が一番欲しい? TM A.Oさん「時間を買う!」
本を読むのにも時間が必要ということで、TM A.Oさんの創造力の豊かなテーブルスピーチに爆笑でした。

そして最後に嬉しいニュースが、我々のクラブTokyo International Toastmasters Club(TITMC)が
” President Distinguished Club”の賞を頂きました。
昨年からご活躍された元会長のTM A.Oさんと元教育担当のTM K.Sさんの頑張りがあったからこそ、この賞を頂く事が出来ました!ありがとうございます!

TM E.HさんのTOMは素晴らしく、時間通りに第280会の例会は閉会となりました。