The 571st Meeting Report

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2014.05.03

*** The comment from TMOD ***

The YTMC #571 meeting held on May 3rd at Seishonen-ikusei Kaikan. The day,
May 3rd was in the middle of Golden Week and also the International Costume Procession Festival was held on the main streets in Yokohama. So the street along our way of the venue was very busy with spectators to see the cheerful scene.

The meeting started at 14:00 in a joyous mood with 10 guests. We were first planning to have an induction ceremony for 2 persons, but happily 3 persons
in the end. How gorgeous we had the meeting with 3 new members !
On top of that, one of them made a speech, “Ice Break Speech.”

The theme of the meeting: What’s your one more step forward in TM ?
I think a member joins this club to be a better speaker, but we don’t have any teachers. So we support one another by making a speech, evaluating a speech or taking any roles including an officer’s role to serve members and the club, that is, we learn by doing. Every member is asked to act one more step.

The meeting was a regular one with Table Topic and 4 Prepared- Speakers.
At the topic session, the theme was timely, “Golden Week”. All speeches were
great and full of variety.

And an officer’s election for the next term is close at hand, so that we had
a special session by nomination committee. The title was “ What is club officers ?
Each current officer introduced his/her responsibility and role explanation.
They inspired members to become a candidate for the next officer.
On June 7th we will have an election.

The meeting was very vivid, fantastic and a full program.

TM T.T.


3 new members!


What is club officers?


Wow, our President!?


Award Session!


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The 570th Meeting Report

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2014.04.19

*** The comment from TMOD ***

April 19th YTMC #570 Meeting Report

Our 570th meeting was held on April 19th at Hatoba Kaikan. After we had a wonderful walk under the beautiful sun, we started the meeting at 14:20:-).
It was so nice to have 5 guests, and surprisingly, 4 were non-Toastmasters!

The meeting started with VPE R.K.(acting President)’s opening remarks, and
he smoothly passed the baton to the Toastmaster of the Day (TMOD, me!).

Because each members have their own goals of what they want to achieve in Toastmaster activities, I decided to have this theme “I AM A TOASTMASTER!
I asked all role takers how they would describe Toastmaster in 1 word. We were able to learn different perspectives that we wouldn’t come up by your own. FRIENDS, POIZON, CROSSROAD, TESTING etc… I liked SODA the best!

I, TM T.S., was so pleased to take the TMOD’s role before our Officers’ election.
It was a great opportunity to rediscover what we can benefit from both Competent Communication and Competent Leadership programs. We practiced public speaking in our regular session (Joke, Tips, Table Topic, Prepared Speeches, and Evaluation), and also we practiced building leadership skills in Workshop session which was based on Successful Leader series, hosted by TM T.Y.. In this workshop, we were able to learn the Club Officers ‘ duties and discuss the effective way to operate our club.

I think the best part of TMOD is that you can do whatever you want (to the extent that it does not interfere with the members’ welfare)! For instance, you can assign 3 Evaluators for 1 Speaker (lucky Speaker TM O.M.). But again, no matter how you plan the meeting, it is always important that the meeting agenda is tailored to the members’ benefit. I was so glad that my meeting was successfully adjourned, everybody being happy to be there.

Thank you all for joining the meeting.

TM T.S.


Lucky Speaker!


Leadership skills Workshop!


Award Session!

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The 569th Meeting Report

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2014.04.05

*** The comment from TMOD ***

The meeting was held at Bankoku-Bashi Kaikan on April 5.

I was very happy that three newer members took their first roles. TM AS took her first joke master role. She spoke a nice black joke on some wife who made a severe decision for her husband. TM OM and TM TN took their first evaluation roles. Even though they both were assigned to evaluate advanced communicator speeches, they did good jobs.

Members enjoyed various kinds of speeches on the day. TM GM made a speech for the purpose of motivating people to take action that is an English version of his Area Japanese speech contest. TM AI made a speech on his frightening experience on some night that made him think about the existence of a ghost. TM SI made the best use of IT technology to explain the web pages that help our club activities and the importance of keeping in touch with them.

I as a toastmaster, could introduce each speaker with topics that are related with spring getting a lot of interesting answers to my question in advance. On a table topic session, each speaker made a nice speech on spring. All the members participated in the meeting with enthusiasm. Thanks to such the positive atmosphere, I enjoyed taking the toastmaster role and learned a lot of new things from everything in the meeting.

I was convinced again that Yokohama TMC gives us a lot of learning experiences through the great fun.

TM H.S.


He was TMOD and the word of the day! How “dramatic”!


Award Session!

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