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Tokyo Metropolitan TMC Meeting #174

posted Apr 25, 2017, 4:15 PM by Tm Metropolitanian   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 4:21 PM ]



TMOM : TK-san


Word of the day : RY-san ‘Intriguing’, 「興味をそそる」

News of the Week : HA-san, Automatic Register in convenience store, and security about personal information, etc.


Comments

Well-prepared before starting by TMOM TK-san, despite of sudden some vacancy.

Some discussion and explanation has been done about Word of the day ‘ Intriguing’, and motivated.


Prepared Speech

Speaker1: HS-san

Title : Bridge are better than walls

Social problem about black people in China, and insistence for generosity and friendship.


Speaker2: KM-san

Title : Stand by

Warm story about his family, especially granddaughter and important point to take care somebody.


Speaker3:TAさん

Title : 高尾山の見どころ

全国大会イベント高尾山登山のガイド担当として、高尾の魅力と楽しみ方の紹介


Speaker4:MUさん

Title : のぼっておいで

幼き日の困難を克服したストリーテリング、職場での難局をも克服する糧とし、将来の展望も見据える


Table Topics

Table Topic Master : KM-san

Contents : Diversity


Evaluate Session

General Evaluator : TT


Comments

Despite of sudden some vacancy, TM TK-san organized to assign quickly with calm and cool attitude, our meeting was prepared enough. Members also fulfilled with double role positively. Especially Word of the day ‘ intriguing’ was focused by some members with some questions and explanation.

Each evaluator gave accurate advices in the situation that 4 speakers were so splendid. It was very desirable. To indicate remedy was more important.


Others, Comments

The report of Japan- Korea Joint meeting was introduced by MF-san. Of course it was completed successfully. Some short trip or activity were included also in this Korea tour, and it seems solid very well. Next Joint Meeting will be hold in Japan in fall or next spring.

Tokyo Metropolitan TMC Meeting #172

posted Apr 10, 2017, 5:46 AM by Tm Metropolitanian

Our 172nd Meeting was held on March 25, 2017 at Kojimachi-Kuminkan. Today it was a
small sized meeting with only 11 members and 1 guest speaker attended.
Today’s TMOM was TM SM.

Today’s Word of the day was announced by TM SW as “blooming” in English and
“sakihokoru” or “saku” in Japanese. The word selection was perfectly fit for the current
season when cherry is about to bloom.

As the “News of the Week”, TM TA talked about “Pathways” which is the new Toastmasters
educational program to be released this fall. He was surprised and even shocked when he
studied details of this new program. Current programs like CC, CL, AC etc. will end in 2
years. Current programs have 2 main coursed, i.e. CC and CL while under the Pathways it
adopts self-paced learning system with 10 different courses. Online seminar about
Pathways will be held tomorrow on March 26.

There were 3 prepared speeches. Unlike our usual regular meetings, all of the 3 speeches
were performed in Japanese even though today’s meeting was an English meeting.

First speech was made by TM SN with the title “Kaoru-san”. As a visual aid, he chose to
bring 3 stuffed animals, Rilakkuma series of 2 bears and 1 yellow chick. The question of
who is Kaoru-san was not clearly unveiled in the speech.

2 nd speech was made by TM MU. Her speech was story telling of Japanese old story “Tako
no ito”. We sat in a circle and listened to her story telling. This approach was new and
different from the usual, thus fun.

3 rd speech was delivered by a guest speaker TM YS with the title “Party unei 3tsu no point –
2017 version”. Based on his experiences, he talked about how to operate a party from 3
main points; venue, time management and risk management.

To prepare for the Division E speech contest scheduled next week, contest speech was
delivered by TM SM with the title “Hitotsu janai”. Then, after the intermission, analysis of
the contest speech session was held. We were separated into 2 groups and discussed the
speech. After the discussion, 2 members from each groups made short presentations about
what was discussed within the groups.

Evaluation session was led by General Evaluator TM KM. Today’s evaluators for the
prepared speeches were TM NS, TM NH and TM HH.

The Awards were given to the following members;

TM NS and TM HH for the Best Evaluators
and TM SN for the Best Speaker,

No award for the Best Table Topics due to no Table Topics session today
There was a sad news announced by TM NS that she would withdraw from our club for
personal reasons as of today.

March 26, 2017, written by TM HH

Meeting #166: Christmas Special!

posted Jan 7, 2017, 9:13 PM by Tm Metropolitanian



Number of attendees : 26 people
Number of guests : 6 guests


Toastmaster of the Morning (TMOM)  TM Saixxx

Her has lots of to be TMOM, We don't any care of for her TMOMs.
She made a theme today's meeting "Grazie and amore." It's a Itarian.


Good & New TM Huxxx

Some speakers told their good thing stories in 24hours.


Word of the Morning  TM Sakxx

The word was "Authentic"


News of the week TM Matxx

 - Most Japanese think Prime minister of Japan Abe and Russian's President Putin might talk about Nothren territory
   of Japan in Tokyo this week. They announce that our countries will have good relationship in the future.The Japan 
   goverment will pay 300 billion yen for Russia.  The territory hasn't been returned to Japan.


Prepared Speeches

 - [Speaker #1]
   CC# 1 The Ice Breaker: 4-6 min. in Japanese
   Title: "ただいま絶好調、しかし・・・"   Speaker TM Togxxx
  He had changed his job two years before. He began new job, but he made a mistake in his new work. He used
   to quit his job, because he failed his job. But he is working very well now. He changed saw a bright side and he 
   accept his present situation and he will have confidence by yourself in the future. 
    

 - [Speaker #2]
CC#8 Visial aids Time: 5-7min. タイトル:"Future timeline" Speaker TM Karxxx A her friend live with her parent. The friend have to help the parents for living. She was starting to think same situation by yourself. Japanese working age is decreceing now and a nursing helper is shortage in Japan now. We need lots of helpers in the future. Japanese government ask the helper another country, but it doen't go well. - [Speaker #3] CC# 9 Persuade with power : 5-7 min. Title: "Return from Himaraya mountain" Speaker TM Matxx She didn't go Narita airport, but she went Narita shrine near the airport. She was a trainee monk for four days in the shrine. She didn't use smart phone and can drink 2 liter of water in a day. Her partner get sick at the time. She have to help her, and she could finished the training and learned something from it. - [Speaker #4]
AC#1 Entertaining speech in Japanese: 5-7min. タイトル:「時短料理のすすめ」 Speaker TM Yasxx She spend to prepare her weekday dishes for five hours in every weekends. She thought it was waste of time. If she doesn't cook it she will save some time. She could have dinner with her boyfriend at good restaurant. She got some parepared food in a super market near her home. She can save some time and will start in the new life. - [Speaker #5]
AC#2 Resources for informing: 5-7min. Title: Against age Speaker TM Takxxx He wants lose weight, because most people won't lose it after 30 years old. He started to go to deiet by exsise. He changed his cloth and show us the workout a front of us. He told us I do it every day. This workout is very short time and it's easy. A doctor recommend it for getting in shape. Table Topics TM Nagxxx The questions were "Santa Claus", "If you have the Santa Claus project what would do you do the project for children?", etc. 4 speakers made a good table speeches. Evaluation Session (GE: TM Itoxx) TM Itoxx as a General Evaluator was great. Evaluators and General Evaluator evaluated the speeches and the meeting with fruitful advices.

General Evaluation  TM Itxx

He talked about three topics.

1.TMOM had a great preparetion.
2.Today's Table topic was authentic. 
3.The organizer prepared a great Christmas dacoration in this meeting.


Award winners

 - Table Topics : Ookxx
 - Evaluation : Miyxx
 - Prepared Speech : Karxx


Induction ceremony

 - Anxx was admitted to membership in Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club.



We could successfully hold the meeting #166 with everyone's cooperation.


This minutes was written by Saxx

The 162nd Regular Meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club

posted Nov 6, 2016, 5:07 AM by Tm Metropolitanian

Our 162nd Meeting was held on October 22, 2016 at Kojimachi-Kuminkan. President TM SW introduced guests. Today we had 6 guests. With many guests, the room was packed with interesting people and hot air.


Today’s TMOM was TM KT. It was his first time to take the role as TMOM.

Today’s Word of the day was announced by TM KM as “just because ------, ------- doesn’t mean ------” in English and “--- dakara to itte, --- toiu wakedeha nai” in Japanese. The words were chosen because someone used the sentence on the TV on the night before. “Good & New” was also hosted by TM KM.


As the “News of the Week”, TM MU talked about Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped in April 2014 and the campaign against it called #BringBackOurGirls. First Lady Michelle Obama and Nobel Prize winner Malala joined the campaign to free the girls.


There were 4 prepared speeches.

First speech was made by TM TT with the title “Club kaikei tanto boshu no oshirase”. He served on the role for about a year and 2 months, and explained the benefits of the role based on his experiences. He asked the members to voluntarily take the role if they are interested in the role. Then, Q & A session followed.

2nd speech was made by TM YS with the title “Magical Diet” where he talked that in order to lose weight, he denied doing exercise in a gym or running around Koukyo. Instead, he recommended 3 rules which were “just do the exercise that turns you on very hard once in a quarter”. His theory was unconventional and fun.

3rd speech was delivered by TM TK with the title “Lost in Translation”. He didn’t know how to say the Japanese word “Komorebi” in English. And later he found the word picked up in a book called “Lost in Translation” where many words that can’t be translated in English are described and translated. He introduced to us some of the words that he liked from the book.

Last speech was delivered by TM SM with the title “Team”. She expressed her appreciation to the members who played a big role in the Division Contest.


As a snack for a break time, hand-made madeleines wrapped in a beautiful package were brought in for everyone. That was so delicious.

Table Topic session was hosted by TM YK. It was performed in an unique radio station style. TM YK acted as a radio caster as well listeners. And 4 listeners made a phone call to tell their troubles and ask for our advice.


Evaluation session was led by General Evaluator TM NM. Today’s evaluators for the prepared speeches were TM SW, TM YI, TM NS and TM MT.

The Awards were given to the following members;

TM SN for the Best Table Topics,

TM NS for the Best Evaluator

and TM TK for the Best Speaker


Initiation ceremony was conducted, and we welcomed 2 new members.


October 24, 2016, written by TM HH

The 155th Regular meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club

posted Aug 13, 2016, 7:39 PM by Tm Metropolitanian



We had a 155th meeting on July 23th at the Kandakouen kuminkan with 19 club members and 4 guests.

TM Jaxx lives in Korea. He came our meeting during stayed in Japan. We surprised that he come in the room. He told 
us what "Our club is most famous group in Korea." 

TMOM was conducted by TM Itxx We don't concern about his TMOM role, she prepared very well and facilitated the meeting very smoothly.
 Time management was also great.

TM Toxx showed the word of the day, “Divine" or ”神”
TM Maxx conducted “Good & New”. He gave members that speak up during 24 hours or one week "Good & New".
TM Taxx presented  “News of the Week” about Turkey. His "News of the Week" was well prepared. Turkey pulled a coup last
week. He told us Turkey's history from long time ago. Turkey have been war with around the countries.The coup is not 
the first time. There is statue of coup's hero in Turkey.  

In the“Prepared Speech session”, 4 speakers had wonderful speeches.

1st: TM Masxx gave us a very inspired speech with the title of "船長手帳を知っていますか" This speech is the first time he join our club. We haven't know the book.
     He went to around the world at young age. It's good his experiences in his life.
2nd: TM Yasxx he addressed about and title "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"  We have to rethink the three words and do it in our life.
3rd: TM Takxx addressed for his speech life.  The title of speech is "Huh? to Aha!" His friends invited him something, but he wasn't interested them
. He answered Huh? to Aha! He obsessed about speeches in his college life.  
4th: TM Ishxx The speech of title“Four decade". He separate his life by decade. First about his family Second his student of life in high school.
      Third study abroad in college in Hawaii. Fourth he worked in Taiwan.  


During ”Intermission”, members and guests enjoyed chatting with sweets from U.K. from Miyxx.

“Table Topics” session was conducted by TM Murxx. She asked some questions about Olympics.

“Evaluation Session” was performed by TM Isoxx as a General Evaluator was great.
Evaluators and General Evaluator evaluated the speeches and the meeting with fruitful advices.

In the guest comments, some guests mentioned our club is good because the meetings are held in
the morning. Each guests told that they are interested in our club. A person declared to join 
our club.


=======Awards of the meeting=======
 *Best Speaker: TM. Takxx
 *Best Evaluator: TM. kinxx
 *Best Table Topics: TM. Satxx

 This minutes was written by G.S.

The 148th Regular meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club

posted Apr 24, 2016, 7:36 AM by Tm Metropolitanian   [ updated Aug 13, 2016, 7:36 PM ]


We had a 148th meeting on April 23th at the Iwamoto-cho hohoemi plaza with 21 club members and 3 guests.

TMOM was conducted by TM Karxx. Though it was the first time for her to assume TMOM role, she prepared very well and facilitated the meeting very smoothly. Time management was also great.

TM Kinxx showed the word of the day, “Voluntary”and "Volunteer"
TM Satxx conducted “Good & New”. He gave members that speak up during "Good & New".
TM Katxx presented  “News of the Week” about India. Her "News of the Week" was well prepared. India, U.K. and Japan have some partnership of news. There are some big problem about sanitary in India.

In the“Prepared Speech session”, 4 speakers had wonderful speeches.

1st: TM Honxx gave us a very inspired speech with the title of "Enjoy of a retired life" After the speech, we have to think lots of things with our family.
2nd: TM Hayxx  "I'm on diet" She lost weight.One of the day, she had a bad experience of the dinner with her family at memorial day
3rd: TM Nagxx addressed for his students. Metro members were virtual of the students. The title of speech is " 生きていく上で大切なこと” This speech had two great messages for the students. 
4th: TM Isoxx “キャベツ". The story started from a strong message. We were very surprised and laugh her address. She learned many things from some schools.


During ”Intermission”, members and guests enjoyed chatting with sweets from North Japan.

“Table Topics” session was conducted by TM Tomxx. She asked some questions about big earthquakes.

“Evaluation Session” was performed by TM Miyxx as a General Evaluator was great.
Evaluators and General Evaluator evaluated the speeches and the meeting with fruitful advices.

In the guest comments, some guests mentioned our club is good because the meetings are held in
the morning. Each guests told that they are interested in our club.


=======Awards of the meeting=======
 *Best Speaker: TM. Nagxx
 *Best Evaluator: TM. Watxx
 *Best Table Topics: TM. Marxx

 This minutes was written by G.S.     April 23th 2016

The 141st Regular meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club

posted Feb 10, 2016, 8:51 PM by Tm Metropolitanian   [ updated Feb 10, 2016, 9:04 PM ]


Our 141th Meeting was held on January 23th at the Koji-machi Kumin-kan.

Today we welcomed a special guest, Tamura san who was placed in the 2nd in the semi-final 10 of the Toastmasters International Convention in 2015, and we also welcomed more than 7 guests today.

 

Following a Call to Order by TM YY, today’s TMOM MF opened the meeting.

  Today, every speaker and role taker was given an opportunity to ask one question of Tamura san which TMOM MF asked us to prepare in advanced. 

 

  TM TM set the Word of the Day: “Leap”, exemplifying how to use this word. He also referred that this year is “leap year”. ”Leap” was used several times by members throughout the meeting.

  TM HM moderated “Good & New” session and woke us up.

 

As News of this week, TM SM shared the news that International sanction over Iran was lifted and she showed her expectation of Japanese support for Iran based on historical relationships between two countries.

 

The first prepared speaker was TM NM His icebreaker speech was dramatic and we can identity his background in his life and his truthful desire. The second prepared speaker was TM NS who delivered her speech about her life with rich expression as if she were an actress. The third speaker was TM SN whose speech was introduction to going to the theater. 

 

The meeting was re-started with Evaluation Session that was chaired by TM MT, followed by 3 evaluators: TM WS, TM AI and TM KT.

After the Evaluation Session, we had today’s Special Session by Tamura san. Tamura san had prepared for us the best practical workshop.

He shared his tips of refining speech by comparing today’s speaker’s original scripts and his rewritten ones. We were astonished to see those scripts changing into more dramatic and attracting ones with admiration. Here are some of tips(please refer to the video for details)

*”Conflict” is essential requirement for storytelling.

*Keep each sentence short and arrange sentences rhythmical.

*Read audience’s expectation and take control of their expectation.

*Use high impact key phrase many times in the speech.

*Keep important number at the end of the sentence to highlight it.

*Take an effective pause after delivering high impact phrase.

 

As to dialogue

*Give a name to Guru (key person) and do not mention the name of unimportant person to  

 avoid audience’s confusion.

*Insert dialogue part to highlight important episode.

*After the dialogue part, mention how speaker felt through the dialogue.

  e.g. I was feeling like … / Yes, that is it

We appreciated Tamura san for his creative and very practical session.

After the special session TM MT give a detailed feedback over today’s meeting and also notified us about importance of putting name card for guest and cooperation with preparation for meeting.

Awards were presented by TMOM to Today’s Best Speaker: TM. NS Best Evaluator: TM KT.

After that, we expressed our gratitude to special guest Tamura san.

 

Written by Y.K. Feb. 5th 2016

 

The 134th Regular meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club

posted Oct 31, 2015, 7:05 AM by Tm Metropolitanian   [ updated Aug 13, 2016, 7:36 PM ]


We had a 134th meeting on Oct 24th at the Kojimachi Kumin-Kan with 20 club members and 9 guests. (Many guests!! This is a happy surprise.)

TMOM was conducted by TM Okaxx. Though it was the first time for him to assume TMOM role, he prepared very well and facilitated the meeting very smoothly. Time management was also great.

TM Marxx showed the word of the day, “progress,” a great word!
TM Honxx conducted “Good & New”. She gave guests a chance to speak up during "Good & New".
TM Matxx presented timely “News of the Week” about kurds. His "News of the Week" was so well prepared, educational and informative so that we learned a lot about the turkish kurds.

In the“Prepared Speech session”, 5 speakers had wonderful speeches. 

1st: TM Moxx gave us a very informative speech with the title of "My memory of an old veterinarian." After the speech, we bacame smarter than before :)
2nd: TM Takxx talked about  「嘘つきを見抜け」 with a great peformance and a lot of humor. 
3rd: TM Nagxx talked about "Insomnia". He shoed greaet tips how to sleep well, which is valuable information for the audience.
4th: TM Satxx's CC 10 memorial speech, “幕末の歴史と坂本龍馬". The story started with her love for Ryoma and ended with citation of our club mission statement "Authentic, diverse and connected."
5th: TM Negxx gave us a heart touching speech "Overcome." Her speech closed with an impressive pharase "Difficulty is there because you can overcome it."

During ”Intermission”, members and guests enjoyed chatting with sweets from Spain and France.

“Table Topics” session was conducted by TM Tasuxx. She asked timely questions about autumn. 

“Evaluation Session” was performed by TM Mitxx as a General Evaluator, a natural born entertainer.
Evaluators and General Evaluator evaluated the speeches and the meeting with fruitful advices. As TM Mitxx mentioned, laugh is one of the most important parts for the speech.

In the guest comments, some guests mentioned they want to enter our club!! They will visit us again to declare to enter the club formaly.

Going forward, we’ll have big events such as Halloween meeting with Idabashi TMC on 10/31 and Korea-Japan Area joint meeting on 11/14.

=======Awards of the meeting=======
 *Best Speaker: TM. Nagxx
 *Best Evaluator: TM. Yamxx
 *Best Table Topics: TM. Sekxx

Oct. 29th 2015 M.F, write.

The 131st Regular meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club

posted Oct 5, 2015, 6:36 AM by Tm Metropolitanian   [ updated Aug 13, 2016, 7:35 PM ]

Our 131st Meeting was held on September 26, 2015 at Kojimachi-Kuminkan. Vice President TM TK introduced guests. Today we had 5 guests: 2 guests from other Toast Masters clubs in Tokyo, one from JETM, Korea, who visited Japan as her summer vacation trip, and one first-time guest.

 TM TK thanked TM YS to have taken the open role of TMOM voluntarily, and passed a baton onto him. TMOM, TM YS first commented about the Japan-Korea meeting held from September 18 to 20 in Korea and how he was inspired by their energetic actions, and appreciated JETM’s warm hospitality and friendship.

 Today’s Word of the Morning was announced by TM MY as “Perspective” in English and “Shiten” in Japanese. The words were chosen because it was an easy word but not used so often in a daily conversation.

 As the News of the Week, TM SN talked about the news that Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida visited Russia last week and had a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov about the Northern Territories issues. TM SN’s one of the possible proposed solutions was for Japan to offer an economic deal to Russia in compensation of the lands.

 There were 4 prepared speeches. First speech was made by TM NS with the title “Un cappuccino, per favore!”. Her speech made us feel like going to have a cup of coffee and trying different types of café in Tokyo. Second speech was delivered in Japanese by TM KT with the title “[Kiku] to wakaru – hito no kimochi”, which entertained us with full of his personal stories relating to his shy personality to relationship with a girl. Third speech was made by TM YK with the title “Freezer will change your life” where she showed us how she started cooking at home by utilizing a freezer, i.e. by stocking vegetables and meats in a big freezer and how it will make her life healthier and more economical. Last speech was delivered in Japanese by TM EA with the title “Zannen na Otto”, which was the title of a popular Japanese TV drama run early this year. Her speech was so amusing that it made us all laugh.

 After a break with a lot of great snacks, Table Topics session was hosted by TM MN.

Evaluation session was led by General Evaluator TM YI. Today’s evaluators for the prepared speeches were TM TK, TM YH, TM YA and TM YY.

The Awards were given to following members;

TM NH (Guest) for the best Table Topics,

TM YA for the best Evaluator

and TM NS for the best Speaker

During the guest comments, one of the guests declared to join our club.

 September 28 2015 , written by HH

The 129th Regular meeting of Tokyo Metropolitan Toastmasters Club

posted Aug 29, 2015, 2:25 PM by Tm Metropolitanian   [ updated Aug 29, 2015, 3:02 PM ]

 

Our 129th Meeting was held on August 22th at the Kojimachi Kumin-kan.

Following a Call to Order by TM YY, today’s TMOM EA opened the meeting.

  TM RY set the Word of the Day: significant, or 大切 in Japanese, that was used more than 8 times by members and today’s guest throughout the meeting.

  Before beginning “Good & New”, TM KM recommended to us using speech structure consisting of three parts:Introduction,body,conclusion.

TM KO talked about SoftBank’s Nikesh Arora who has just dispelled the concern about his continuous commitment to the management by buying his company’s shares from his own pocket as News of this week.

 

The first prepared speaker was TM YH. Through her icebreaker speech, we learnt about her identity backed by her continuous great efforts in her life. The second prepared speaker was TM SN, whose speech encouraging running entertained us with his good sense of humor. The third speaker was TM YA whose speech was about her commitment to results. The last prepared speaker was TM MK who proposed us to find some masters or 師匠in various fields throughout TM activities.  

During intermission, we treated ourselves to snacks brought in by KT.

The meeting was re-started with Table Topics chaired by TM KT, who gave us the table topics about Hometown etc. Todays’ guest also delivered a good speech.

 

The Evaluation Session was chaired by TM SY, followed by four evaluators: TM YK, TM TT, TM YI, TM KM. TM SY commented that today’s speech and table topics focusing on one’s personality contributed to our mutual understanding.

Awards were presented by TMOM to Today’s Best Speaker: TM. SN  Best Evaluator: TM KM and Best Table Topic Speaker: TM S.

After that, an announcement was made about the special meeting in October.

Aug 22th Kxx write

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