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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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!