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。