YTMC Year-End meeting was held on December 17th.
Happily, we had lots of guests including other club’s members.
For the special session,
we invited 2016 District 76 English speech champion, TM.M!
Her speech”Next!” touched our hearts, and we learned a lot from her speech and Q&A session.
At the regular meeting,
our joke master TM.S made us laughed hardly and made a good warm atmosphere.
TM.H took the table topic role for the first time. Her choices of the topics was beside the meeting theme “Look Back 2016”.
3 prepared speeches were incredible! TM.M delivered her speech for the 1st time, and she spoke about her major. Another speech talked about the service over the phone, and the last speech was about the rabbit and the turtle. All role takers including GE and evaluators did great job, and the meeting proceeded smoothly.
The social gathering party was also enjoyable time. We brought sweets and snacks and talked a lot with guests. All members and guests, thank you for the great time! I hope you have great holidays!
Meeting No.633 was held at Hatoba-kaikan as regular one.
We had one guest.
This meeting theme was “Colorful and Brilliant”.
“Rectify” was Word of the Day.
Our President TM I asked us to say the word, “rectify” after
just informing the Word of the Day. So we all got one point.
TMOD by TM T needed to rectify the speech order at the Prepared
speech session before starting the educational session.
Each role taker was introduced with his/her appealing point.
For instance,“ Possitive outgoing attitude topped off with plenty of smiles!”,
“I have variety of friends, I touch them equally and they are my treasure.”
“Enjoying exquisite taste at super markets and cooking.”
So colorful and brilliant appealing points came out.
*Joke by TM I who is graceful in manner and keeps a cool head made a good laugh naturally.
Special Workshop was, “Parliamentary Procedure Basics” which is used for doing
an induction or a motion.
*Table Topic by TM N who is good at making friends with dogs and children.
Topic’s theme was “Withering Witch/Wizard”
Q1: Are you a personn who believes in supernatural things or are you a logical nad theoretical person
who never believes in any of these things ?
Q2: If you were given a magical power whatever you want by a wizard, what power would you like to have?
There were 4 questions.
All queations were fantastic and also each speaker’s answer was fantastic and amusing.
*4 Prepared Seeches were excellent and made us laugh out a lot.
A speech through a real experienced trip on business. An advanced speech talked about how to get to home
after missing the last train with dead drunk. Another advanced speech introdeced the speaker who transferred to our club and made the first speech humorously. A pseech showing the hard situation having no idea what to say.
What colorful and brilliant speeches we had ! and all speeches were powerful, energetic and marvelous !
*At the evaluation, TM H as GE entertained us by actively using the word of coloful and brilliant.
4 evaluators had done their work getting the point of objectives.
This meeting was a colorful and brilliant meeting with a lot of laugh.
We will hold a special meeting on Dec.17 (Sat)
TM Masui(Omotesando Bilingual TMC), who won the 1st prize at English International Speech Contest 2016, will come to deliver her winning speech on the meeting!
Not only TMC members, but visitors are largely welcomed.
Would you like to join the Yokohama Toastmasters Club Meeting on this occasion?
YTMC regular meeting was held in order Nov. 19th.
There were five speakers. Various topics.
Coaching, hometown tax payment, walking, marathon, and awarding.
At the Table Topics Session, of course, the topics and speeches are
better, and Table Topics Master really understand those feelings of
speakers, and kind comments were left to each.
Ah-Counter, Vote Counter, and Table Topics Master kindly took those
roles for the first time.
I beleve, many members enjoy it.
The one of the most exciting event in Toastmasters was held in Hiroshima.
That was District 76 Fall Conference!!!
I took workshops, listened to key note speech and high level Table Topics Speeches.
I learned a lot from each session.
And TM O, the former member of Yokohama TMC, got 1st place winner at both contest. Congratulations!
Next is District 76 Spring Conference that will be held in Tokyo. Dates are May.5th, 6th and 7th, Golden Week holiday! But don’t go to overseas travel. Let’s go to the Conference!
Don’t miss it!
>Almost all the seats of the Hatoba Kaikan meeting room were filled with club members and nine guests, and two of them, one woman and one man, were inducted as new members. This meeting’s theme was “Autumn Leaves”. Places to enjoy beautiful leaves were introduced by role takers. 16 important role takers are allocated, and when any role position become vacant, a few club members swiftly and kindly raised their hands to fill the vacant position for the successful meeting.
Joke session introduced a joke regarding to Japanese homonym. Table Topic session was held with well thought Table Topic themes, 4 prepared speeches were also excellent. A speech of dishes with Vietnam pho, rice noodles, A speech talked about the influences given to audience, which will throw back to the speaker like boomerang, An advanced speech to get win-win result in the negotiation, with role play between dog lover wife and cat lover husband, And a speech explaining importance of body movements using hands, body, feet, and face.
4 prepared speech were evaluated respectively with fine evaluations. Lastly, the best table topic speaker, the best evaluator, and the best prepared speaker were announced. This meeting was covered with laughter, and was a joyful meeting, Though the time management was not well done, as planning be TMOD, myself, was not well done.
As Halloween mtg, some were putting costumes on and which colored the mtg up and the atmosphere move on.
We had three guests including the one all the way from Osaka.
As YTMC like, the mtg was somehow academic mood but not like Cos play one.
I would like convey my sincere gratitude to V counter, Grahco and Timer now eventhough l could not say this at the mtg.
TM O, Thank you very much for your substitute as Joke M with your fluent English just like Native.
TM S made amazing Table Topic Master though his wife was injured by breaking her bone.
He made the mtg move by asking timely Topics Questions such as “What would you do if you were born as Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie?”
His wife participated in the mtg through On line .
So good to see her fine face and enjoying together through the screen and amazed with that.
Specifically l should be grateful that TM F made a great and neat workshop explaining about The Participation by On Line mtg.
Best Speaker TM A,
Best Evaluator TM Y,
Best T TPS TM N,
I felt all roletakers, speakers were the Winners though!!
As I, TMOD participated in the mtg ,I had totally forgotten how tough it was.
I felt all officers have been dedicating for members joy behind scene with their kindness always.
TM N, Thank you for your great support such as the music “Thriller” by operating your Tablet and as the lighting effect.
With Terrific thanks and love wholeheartedly,
“Halloween Meeting” is coming up on Oct. 15th.
Please wear any costumes or stuffs if you have.
Contents of the meeting are same as usual.
There’re many sessions. Prepared speeches, Evaluation speeches, Table topics session, Joke session, and more.
Let’s enjoy the regular meeting in a Halloween mood!
*Costuming or stuff is not mandatory. Please feel free to participate in the meeting.
Let the Marathon begin… That is right folks! We had a speech marathon for the Yokohama TMC 629thMeeting. A total of 7 speeches and 7 Evaluations were conducted successfully. We couldn’t beat the World Record Marathon pace and complete in 2 hours but we did our best including an Induction Ceremony for Mr. & Mrs. S., who are transfer members all the way from Fukui!
Right after the business session, we were captivated by the Word of the Day, which was “captivate/captivating”. It was used well throughout the meeting. We skipped our usual Jokes/Tips/Table Topics sessions to get right into the Speech Marathon.
First we were surprised at the low carb diet that TM H. introduced and how he lost several kilograms in just a few weeks.
We then were captivated by the beauty of Miyajima, as TM K. took us on a journey to a place worth visiting in Japan. He included references to the newly crowned Hiroshima Carp Baseball group winners and the upcoming Toastmaster’s District Fall Conference in Hiroshima.
TM O. then lectured us about her favorite professor from Carnegie Mellon University. She described how impressed she was from the lecture he gave.
We were then captivated by today’s Best Speaker TM J., as he explained for the first time ever his new innovative JABOT theory. Maybe Toastmasters will feature him in a future magazine or add his tips to their manuals as he really focused on some key speaking tips for all of us.
TM N. came literally riding on her horse with boots and all using her Body perfectly to describe the flowing movement that the body needs to make while horse-back riding. We could imagine it as if we were riding ourselves. It was one of the best CC #5 project speeches that I have experienced.
After a short break, TM M. continued the marathon with a long rally of her own. She had to battle with English speakers, who were extremely hard to understand, going back and forth several times before eventually getting it or giving up. She used vocal variety in unique ways that impressed the audience.
Last but not least, the audience got an Advanced Manual Speech to Make us Laugh from the Humorously Speaking Manual. TM I. described her Summer Trip to Seattle. Her trip was not as exciting as the story of how she enjoyed “single” life in Japan after moving her husband for an extended stay in Seattle.
Our GE TM T. took the reins and performed admirably by giving great feedback to all role takers and all Evaluators. Our top evaluator must have learned the JABOT Theory as TM. N.S. took the honors after his evaluation of the Jabot theory speech. Many evaluators could get good practice is due to the 7 speeches we had.
Eventually the Marathon came to an end and some participants enjoyed drinks after the meeting at our regular bar!
Thanks for all Speakers and Role Takers for their efforts as everyone stayed until the end and we could finish the Marathon together!
ビジネスセッション（連絡事項）の後、”Word of the Day(今日の言葉)”担当のFさんが紹介してくれた言葉に、私たちは魅了されました。