MEETING REPORT Sep 25th, 2019

Tokyo International Toastmasters Club #330 Meeting report on Sep.25

[English Session]

Today’s TMOE (Toastmaster of the evening) is TM C.Y.

It was a very big surprise that today’s meeting was the last day for TM C.Y at our club.

He had been joined our club for more than five years, and he contributed to how to improve and increase motivation for our club. We are very grateful for his hospitality and what he had been don for our club.

Today’s meeting was an irregular meeting where English and Japanese sessions were shuffled. However, TM C.Y handled very well and managed efficiently.

Word of the Evening, “Everywhere”(いづこも同じ), was presented by TM M.A.

This phrase is a quote from one hundred people(百人一首).

Today’s 1st prepared speaker is TM N.H.

The speech title is “Do you really own it? – IoT to challenge the philosophy of the modern world-”

IoT stands for “Internet of Things”. She explained how our society will be depending on the IoT world nowadays in the future. IoT is connected to our life, and she smoothly brought up a question who will be ownership of IoT devices and objects, and etc.

She explained very well with a great visual effect material (PPT), and she simply gave a concrete example (owning a car) and explained about this big topic very efficient.

Her speech had strong messages and grabbed the audience’s heart.

The evaluator of the1st speech is TM N.S.

She praised the way TM N.S posture, gesture and eye contact. The content of speech is very interesting and easy to understand even though TM N.S was not aware of IoT well.

She suggested that the name of topic was too long, so it was better to create a short and simple. And it was better to add TM N.H opinion at last parts how she thinks regarding IoT ownership.

[日本語の部]

日本語の部の今夜の言葉は「いづこも同じ」by TM M.A.

本日、2本目のスピーチはTM A.O.

タイトル「祝日物語」

何気なくありがたく祝日の恩恵を受けている我々ですが、なんと「突然現れる祝日や、突然さっていく祝日」があるそうです。

例えば、令和元年になり、1022日(火)は「即位礼正殿の儀の行われる日」になり、今年のみこの祝日があります。 「天皇の即位の日及び即位礼正殿の儀の行われる日を休日とする法律」が公布され、施行されたのが18年の1214日だったため、カレンダーに祝日とて記載されていない場合が多いので、約80%の方が祝日と認知していないそうです。(私もその1人でした。。。)

その代わりに12/23に長年「天皇誕生日」と認識していた祝日が、新天皇(令和)の誕生日、来年の2/24に移動するそうです。

また2020年以降、「体育の日」の名称は「スポーツの日」に改められ、2020年だけは「スポーツの日」が、オリンピック開会式の724日に移動するそうです。

2021年以降、「スポーツの日」は10月の第2週月曜日に戻るそうです。(なんだかややこしいですね。。。)

祝日と祝日にある国民の休日も含めて、ころころ変わる祝日のスケジュールは本来の祝う目的より、

経済活性化が優先された結果ではないかとコメントされておりました。

2本目のスピーチの論評者はTM K.S.

聴衆の興味を引き付けるタイトルや、スピーチの所々に「ユーモアがちりばまれていて」非常に聴衆の心を楽しませるスピーチとのこと。

バブル元年、ビックイヤーなど言葉の味付けや伝え方が上手いとのコメントをされました。

休日(皆が興味があるもの)と知らない事実(祝日、増える・無くなる)の対比を上手く説明された点がまたスピーチに旨味を与えたようです。

改善点としては、ストーリーテリングが上手く出来てないのでは?との事でした。情報の伝え方のみで、スピーチの最後の部分で物語風にご自信の意見を付け加えるのも、さらなる面白みが出るのではないかとコメントされておりました。

3本目のスピーチはTM K.K

ワークショップ「真実の瞬間/ Moments of Truth」という事で、4つのグループに分けて議論をして最後に発表をしました。

各自、質問シートにセルフチェックをし、チーム内で議論、その後、各グループ発表という流れ。

まず「真実の瞬間/ Moments of Truth」とはマーケティング概念の1つです。

マーケティング用語としてこの言葉を最初に取り上げたのは、1980年代初頭にスカンジナビア航空のCEOヤン・カールソン氏で、彼が唱えたMoment of Truthの考え方は、同航空会社でお客さまに直接応対するスタッフの当時の平均応接時間が15秒であり、そのわずかな時間にお客さまが判断するサービスの質が同社の成功を決めるというもの。同氏は、この考え方に基づいてさまざまな施策を打つことで、当時経営危機に陥っていたスカンジナビア航空をわずか1年で立て直しました。

トーストマスターズにおける「真実の瞬間」とは? 

入会に興味がるゲストの方々が、Webで検索し、無料体験見学をし、入会して頂き、長くメンバーとして続けて頂ける。はたして東京インターナショナルTMCは、運営方法で何か壁になっている事があるか議論しました。

TeamA – DCPの意味が分からない。Pathwaysのやり方がよく分からない。

TeamB- 会員同士や友達の絆を強める。仕事やスピーチの成功失敗を共有する。

TeamC- 会員の維持、達成認証の改善が必要。Pathwaysの基本説明が必要(助け合い精神で)

TeamD- 多様性があると居ごこちがいい。コミュニケーション。大会出場が必定以上に求められる。

総合論評のH.Y.は、

今回で東京インターを退会されるTMOE, C.Y.の例会の進め方を称賛し、今までこのクラブのために、運営側や会員のモチベーションアップのために貢献して頂けた事に感謝を伝えておりました。

スピーチ論評者の指摘点に同意すると共に、さらなるアドバイスをされておりました。

今日のグラコーTM O.N.がキャッチーな言葉や季節感のある言葉を発表されたのも良かったとおしゃっておりました。

そして、一番のクライマックスである表彰の部です。

受賞された方、おめでとうございます。

The Best Speaker TM N.H.

The Best Evaluator TM K.S.

本日もゲスト3名を迎え、TM C.Yが我らクラブで最後の例会活動と素晴らしいTMOEの進行の元、心温まる例会でした!

記録担当:T.H.

MEETING REPORT Sep 11th, 2019

Later half was English session, started on time.

Originally assigned TM K1 chose the word “Suddenly” for the word of the evening.

TM K1 considered tonight situation, some members couldn’t come on time and selected that word.

Next, role takers showed their smile, because roles were already introduced in the Japanese session.

The first Speaker in the English session was TM K2.

She managed a discussion based on an AC manual “Facilitating Discussion”, project 4 “Handling Challenging Situation”. Speech title was “Send Members to Contests!”

She felt that our club members didn’t seem like participating in speech contests, even in our club’s one. As a former Area director, she wanted our club members to be willing to participating in speech contests at any level. So, she divided participants into 7 groups, and made each group member do 5 minutes discussion about “how you can be motivated (to compete in contests)”. After discussion each group wrote ideas of that on a whiteboard, and TM K2 made them vote which idea was better. Finally, we got the best idea of “how to motivate our members participating in speech contest”. It’s “listen to motivational stories by speech champions”. Discussion time was limited, but TM K2 and us get one of the great answers within 30minutes. We enjoyed. And TM K2 did a Good Job!

The second speaker in the English session was TM M.

He delivered a speech based on Pathways, Level 2 “Connect With Your Audience”. His speech title was “Cashless society”.

Unfortunately, we hadn’t a projector at that time, so he suddenly decided not to use PC and projector.

But he delivered an excellent speech without visual aids. He mentioned about Japanese percentage of using prepaid and postpaid cards. According to his speech, Japan still remains in “cash society”. And Japanese government plans digital payment late got increased. The reason why digital payment late got increased is “cost & tax”.

From the aspect of “cost”, handling and counting cash need lots of manpower. And from the aspect of tax, digital payment increases transparency. We could understand the Japanese situation and got information about digital payment. Thank you TM M!

The evaluator for TM K2 was TM S. He carefully observed TM K2’s discussion session and did an analytical evaluation. He raised 3 good points and 1 suggestion. The speech title was suitable for our members! The way of facilitating was also superb!! And handling discussion was excellent!!! He also said, if TM K2 made a summary, she could deliver her discussion conclusion with a stronger impact.

The evaluator for TM M was TM O. luckily she had listened to TM M’s three speeches consecutively. Based on that experiences she delivered her evaluation. She felt TM M’s speech was very timely, seasonal. And she also felt TM M’s growth in delivering a speech.

I felt TM O’s evaluation was very maternal.

After the English speech evaluation, TM T did General Evaluation.

She evaluated two evaluators’ evaluations. She had carefully observed each evaluation and mentioned good points and suggestions for two evaluators. It was very encouraging and analytical. I thought each English evaluator got inspiration by her evaluation!

The most exciting part of the meeting was an award presentation part.

Dram roll

The best evaluator was TM O & TM S!

The best speaker was TM Y!!

Congratulations TM O, TM S and TM Y!!!

We took photos of TMOE (TM N), vest evaluator and vest speaker without club banner.

(Tonight we couldn’t bring some equipment for our club meeting)

But, we enjoyed it so much and got positive energy from our meeting!

Thank you fellow TMs and a Guest!!

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 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。

MEETING REPORT MARCH 13TH, 2019

Meeting Report (#316) March 13,2019

[日本語セッション]

暖かな日差しに恵まれましたが、夕刻よりは冬の肌寒い天気の一日でした。

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。

 

<日本語スピーチの部>

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。

具体例を上手く引用しながら論理を展開されていました。

論評者(Evaluator)は TM ATさん  (time 3’12”)

タイトルそのものに興味を惹かれ、常にロジカルに話をされるやり方に感心した。

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)

MEETING REPORT FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019

Tokyo International Toastmasters Club Meeting #312

この日は毎年春に開催される全国大会に向けて、クラブ内スピーチコンテストを日本語と英語で行いました。
This night we held the club contest both in English and Japanese for the annual conference.

審査員、ヘルパー、そしてスピーカーがブリーフィングを行うため、例会はいつもより早く始まりました。
Therefore, the meeting started earlier than usual and all the judges, helpers and contestants attended the briefing.

コンテストはコンテストチェアと審査委員長たちによって時間通りスムーズに進められました。
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.

コンテストのルール上、スピーチの内容に触れることはできませんが、どれもユニークで、よく練られた内容でした。
ゲストを含め、参加者全員が楽しんで聞いていました。
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。
どれもユーモアに富んでいて、聴き手を楽しませるレベルの高いものでした。
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.
スピーチの内容が含まれてしまうため、詳細は記載できないのですが、
ちょうどそれ聞きたかったんだよね~と思っていたことを聞いてくださっていていました。
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!

そして、結果発表!
So the most exciting moment has come!Award ceremony!
順位は下記の通りです。
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.

おめでとうございます!
Congratulations!

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
次のエリアコンテストは武蔵小杉にて。
4/7 Division I contest @ Shimomaruko
ディビジョンIのコンテストは下丸子です。
5/10-12 Japan contest (District 76 contest)
全国大会!一般参加も可能(前売りチケット販売中)

3/27 Special Cherry-blossom meeting
花見例会企画してます。

*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. *