9th meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club (TMTMC) was held
on Dec.18, 2010. We had one guest attended in this hectic period. This meeting brought
an end to our authentic, inspiring and encouraging 2010 TMTMC activities.
Toastmaster of the Morning (TMOM) was emceed by its new joined member TM K.T. This
regular meeting was just a great opportunity for new members in a new club to
take and practice various roles for self-development.
are three prepared speeches.
1st speech, “the Ice Breaker”, was presented by our new member TM S.M.
He toured us into a birthplace of ancient civilization---Egypt. An
oversea travel tip he enjoyed most and shared with us is to plan your tour by communicating
and relying more on the local travel guiders who are just wonderful to take you
sipping the deep taste of their culture. We feel as if we were also riding on
the same horse as TM M.S. did inside the picture, and we feasted our eyes on
the backside of three beautiful Pyramids, where it is hardly found at a normal
standard tour. He has also shown us a paper called “Halipus” on which the
pencil-writings will be disappeared if put into water. What a magic paper!
2nd speech titled “Sports day”, conducted by our guest TM H.K. He
began with his loud and clear sound and took us into his son’s first sports day
in kindergarten. Video-taking was not easy; he had to trace his son by looking
for the rainbow color in young boys’ dresses. “Go on and win, go on and win”, was
shouting out from every parent’s warm heart. And above all, no matter what rank
in a race your boy is in, TM H.K gave out a firm, loud, and loving applause to his
son who had kept running until the last moment reaching the final goal. With
this in mind, father and son are just bonded together deeply and deeply. Even
today, the son has grown-up to college student, father is still giving his loud
applause to his son for every effort he’s made and watching him grow and mature
in the ever-changing world.
3rd speech is delivered by our guest TM H.O. A topic just right for
the holiday season is titled “A day determined to keep down.” With increasing year-end
parties and New Year parties, people are easily to drink and eat more without
noticing the body capacity. TM H.O. told us a story that drinking too much
could cause some bad consequences (such as laundry problem and things left
behind), so “you’d better well control the amount you drink before unable to
keep down.” However, the JR clerks’
cleaning speed is too quick to remain any unpleasant dirty spot in the station.
Maybe that’s one of the reasons why Japan is reputed as one of the cleanest
countries in the world.
English Table Topics session was led by our supporter TM T.I. “What kind of
sports do you enjoy in winter?”, “What do you motivate yourself to do in
winter? “, and “What do you do to keep fit if doing no sports in winter?” TMs
and our guest just enjoyed these healthy topics and shared the life-styles.
the winners of 9th meeting are:
○Best Speaker :
Evaluator: TM A.F.
Table Topics Speaker: TM S.M., TM A.F.