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!!