バラエティ豊かな英語スピーチ、そしてテーブルトピックでは衝撃的な質問が・・・ / 横浜トーストマスターズクラブ第695回例会レポート



695回の例会は7月20日(土)、横浜大桟橋の前にある波止場会館で行われました。 湿度が高くムシムシした日で、夏の始まりを感じさせるような日でした。参加人数は30人以上。ゲストは10名。今回のテーマはSummer Dream!令和最初の夏に夢を見ようぜ!です。

Meeting No 695was held on July 20th at Hatoba Kaikan where located in front of Osanbashi of Yokohama Bay Terminal. It was hot and humid day which we felt the beginning of summer. More than 30 people including 10 guests participated in the meeting. Theme of the meeting was “Summer Dream!” We should enjoy the first summer of Reiwa Era!


TM Tのword of the dayはEager!  使いやすい単語で、皆自分のコメントに紛れ込ませました。

The world of the day was “Eager”.  Everyone was eager to use this word during the meeting!



本日のテーブルトピックは衝撃的な質問がありました。あなたはこのメンバーの誰の子供として生まれたい? この質問にはベテランメンバーのTM Sも苦戦しましたが、やはり即興でユーモアを交えて締めくくりました!

There was a sensational question during table topic which is most exciting time when member provides the prompt speech for some topics. 2Whose baby you want to be re-born among members who are participating in today`s meeting???”

That question gave very challenging moment even for experienced member, TM S. However, she concluded her short speech with humor and laugh!



スピーチセッションのスピーカーは三名。自分の趣味を実践交えて説明した「Raqs Sharqi(ベリーダンス)」、子供教育の問題を鋭く指摘した「Is it Dangerous?」, 才能開花についての「10,000 hour Rule」です。それも個性的で素晴らしいスピーチでした。

There were three speakers for prepared speech secession. First speech was about the hobby with actual demonstration called” Raqs Sharq (Belly Dance)”. The second speech was talked about the problem of child education called “Is it dangerous?” Third speech was about the how to flower the talent called “10,000-hour rule”.  Those are all unique speech and those were informative speeches which we could enjoy,


Evaluationセッションでは、TM KがGeneral Evaluatorを務めました。ご家庭の都合でトーストクラブに参加できなくなることを伝えましたが、今までのトーストで学んだことや横浜トーストマスターズクラブの素晴らしいポイントを感動的にまとめてくれました。会場のみんながジーンときました。

TM K lead the evaluation secession as general evaluator. Due to family matter, TM K will leave this club soon. He passionately talked about the memory of the club and things he leaned together with team members.  It was impressed all members and touched our heart! Thank you for his comment!







In Toastmasters club, we share the common purpose which we try to improve “Self Confidence” and “Leadership skill”. It is the best moment to demonstrate those by taking the role of Toastmasters of the day! I enjoyed the role and it was fantastic experience for my life.




横浜で英語スピーチとプレゼンテーションを上達させたいなら横浜トーストマスターズクラブへ♪ / 新しい1年が始まりました!第694回例会レポート


#694 例会は、素晴らしいスローガン“Discover yourself and enrich your life”を掲げてO新会長の開会宣言により定刻通り始まりました。新スローガンは、前期のスローガン“Challenge together, support together and smile together!” から次の段階へと繋がる道のように思えます。


TM M. O. さんが、テーブルトピックマスターを初めてつとめましたが、例会のテーマ “梅雨”に関連したやさしい質問3つと、難しい質問2つを出しました。各スピーカーに対して簡潔で機知に富んだコメントを返していました。質問はよく練られており、とても良い出来でした。
準備スピーチは、3本で、最初のスピーカーは、TM H.I. さん。アドバンスマニュアル エンターティニングスピーカー Make Them laugh、スピーチタイトルは、“Your Angel Whispers”
2番目のスピーカは、昨年度べストヤングカップル賞に輝いたTM K.O. さんで、Pathway Dynamic Leadership、スピーチタイトルは、”Why Germany”で、ドイツの大学を選んだ理由と意気込みについて。そして、最後のスピーカーは、TM M.さんで、 CCマニュアル プロジェクト9、スピーチタイトル“Princess Journey for you” 家族と行った釜山、台湾へのクルーズの思い出話。

GEのTM O. さんは、トーストマスターにおける教育セッションの重要性ついてピュアゲストに解るように解説を加えました。
ベストテーブルトピックスピーカー:TM O.
ベストエバリュエーター:TM N.S.
ベストスピーカー:TM H.I.
#694 例会は、ほぼ定刻通り成功裏に終わりました。

最後に、TM H.I., TM A., TM M.N.さんに大変感謝いたします。スピーカーと論評の急な空きを埋めてくれました。呼びかけに応じてくれた方々のリーダーシップとチームワーク精神に敬意を表するとともに、このクラブの一員であることに誇りを感じます。



#694 regular meeting was called to order by new President O. on time and started with marvelous slogan “Discover yourself and enrich your life”.
The new slogan seems to kind of landmark leading to the next stage from the last term slogan “Challenge together, support together and smile together!”.
Around 30 participants including 4 guests enjoyed the meeting even rainy day. Three out of four guests were foreigners and the rest one was from National defense university in Yokosuka.!

In the beginning business session, we had an induction ceremony for a new member who has definite intention to improve speech skill in front of huge audience because of his job circumstance.
The induction ceremony started and it had reached climax, then a funny occurrence happened just when SAA opened front door and guided the new member to meeting room after approving his induction. The university student with close cropped hair wearing dazzling white defense university’s uniform appeared in just timing instead of the new member. Audience laughed very much at the unexpected occurrence.

President and VPE shared his slogan and role assignment policy in workshop session.
It might be the first time to address their thought in workshop at the beginning as long as I know though.

TM M. O. took Table topic master role for the first time though, she gave us three easy questions and two difficult questions relating to meeting theme “rainy season” and added short witty comment for each speaker’s answer. Her questions were well-polished. She did really good job.

Prepared speech session had three speakers.
First speaker TM H.I. delivered well prepared speech “Your Angel Whispers” according to objectives of Advance manual the entertaining Speaker <Project3: >.
Second speaker TM K. O. who was awarded Best young couple delivered his second one relating to his intension and reason why he chose German University. The title: “Why Germany”, Pathway Dynamic Leadership.
The last speaker TM M. shared his family voyage travel to Busan and Taiwan using PPT. Title : “Princess Journey for you”, CC manual Project 9 <Persuade with power>.

General evaluator TM O. explained the importance of educational session in Toastmaster’s activities even his mentor TM T. didn’t care him. Later in Bouquet and Brickbat session the Mentor gave brickbat himself though.

Lastly, award speakers are below:
Best table topic speaker : TM O.
Best evaluator :TM N.S.
Best prepared speaker : TM H.I.

#694 has been finished successfully almost on time.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Lastly, I’d like to say big thanks for TM H.I., TM A. and TM M.N.. They kindly rose up their hands when I ask someone to full vacant speech slot and evaluator. I really appreciate their leadership and teamwork spirit and am honored to be a member of this club.




今期最後のYokohama Toastmasters Club第693回例会レポートです。今年も楽しい仲間と楽しい一年でした。


第693回例会レポート #693 TMOD Meeting Report

Today the meeting became a memorial one. Because it was the last meeting of this financial year.
There were three speakers and six evaluators, I mean, all three evaluators for the speech was evaluated. Titles of speeches are bellow.

“Hong Konger Loves Japan”
“Workplace Dress Codes”
“Quitters Never Win.”

Each speech and evaluation was well prepared and organized, and all evaluation for evaluation speech made us think about to make better speeches.






At the end of the meeting, a farewell ceremony for active officers, and an installation ceremony for new ones were held. All members, and officers proud of those activities for the past one
year, and welcomed the new one year.



Enjoy the last meeting photos of this financial year.

Thank you, President F. You red our club to a great.

This meeting’s winners.

YTMC Annual Awards. Many members got unique awards.

New Officers.

YTMC kickoff party.


今回も多数の見学者が参加して英語スピーチを楽しみました。いつも楽しいYokohama Toastmasters Club第692回例会レポートです。


第692回例会レポート #692 TMOD Meeting Report

The 692nd regular meeting was held on June 1st, 2019, 31st birthday of YTMC. The room was more crowded compared with usual since we had 10 guests (5 came from another club and 5 pure).


Table topic questions were inspired by the Japan visit of Donald Trump, president of the United States of America. Some respondents were struggled with how to explain Japanese exotic things to foreigners and current issues.


4 speakers challenged prepared speech for this week, 3 speakers did the 2nd speech of Level 1, project 2. I noticed each speech was significantly improved by reflecting on the feedback of evaluator at the 1st speech. The new feature of pathways works well. One of the advantages of being toastmaster is we are able to access different ideas and lifestyle from those who may not meet at the workplace, community or school. I have learned a concept of continuous improvement method used in business and how to overcome bitter experiences from their speeches.


I am glad to see all evaluators gave constructive feedback with critical thinking to speakers. Evaluation speech of evaluator, one of the new features of pathways, become conventional in the regular meeting. 2 experienced evaluators of evaluator stood up and successfully done, it was fruitful for evaluators who were given their feedback.


Finally, general evaluator summarized the meeting, he tried to encourage all of us to improve further even the meeting went through successfully. Thanks to all participants of that meeting for your support given to us.

最後に評価セッションの司会が会のまとめをしてくれました。ミーティングが成功したことに満足せず、さらに向上するように参加者に促していたことが印象的でした。 この例会に参加し、ご協力いただいた皆さんに感謝します。



ゲスト5名を迎えてYokohama Toastmasters Club例会(第691回)を開催しました。次期役員も決まり英語スピーチ力アップに取り組みます!


第691回例会レポート #691 TMOD Meeting Report

Scene 1 Opening


On the beginning of the meeting, next term officers of YTMC were chosen by the election, they are cheerful, good English users, responsible and reliable person.

Scene2 テーブルトピックスピーチ


The Table Topic Master provided highlighted issues in these days such as; matters of elders’ car driver licenses and its expiry, matters of consumer tax rising up to 10% from 8% on this autumn.
TM I explained his opinion that 10 % Consumer Tax is welcome because Tax calculation would be quite easy・・・. He continued good response as table speech included the easy calculation, then chosen as the Best Table Topic Speaker.

Scene3 定例スピーチ

本日の三名のスヒーカーの方々は、課題に沿ってよく準備され、原稿をほとんど見ることもなく、聴衆の興味を引き付けるスピーチをされました。 かわいいシロクマのぬいぐるみを使いながら、生後半年のお子様を育てる楽しみと苦労をユーモラスに紹介されたAさんがベストスピーカーに選ばれました。

Three prepared speakers well organized their speeches, which attracted the audiences with their confidential attitudes and the interesting contents in accordance with assigned speech objectives. TM A introduced her “Unexpected days” as the title concerned spending time with her 6 months old lovely baby. In her speech, the pretty big bear toy was used humorously instead of her baby. Yes, of course, she got the win as Best Prepared Speaker.

Scene4 評価セッション


For three prepared speakers, 3 evaluators estimated the prepared speeches and other evaluators evaluated two evaluators. TM Y was chosen as Best Evaluator due to her mentioned difference of story review and the evaluation. On top of that evaluators are required to find out good points of the speech for encouragement in accordance with the speech objectives and the purpose of evaluations should be used for improving the prepared speech.

最後に評価セッションの司会者、TM Tさんから会合全体の振り返りがありました。彼女は、本日の集会の良い点を拾い上げるとともに、会の準備のため、見えないところで労した一人ひとりの名前を挙げてねぎらい、すばらしい気配りと良い雰囲気のうちに総合評価セッションを締めくくりました。さすがです~。

End of the evaluate session, TM T reviewed total meeting and picked up the valuable points including invisible personal contribution for the meeting preparation, thus the meeting was wrapped up within satisfied and comfortable mind of all. Thanks a lot!



令和で最初のYokohama Toastmasters Club例会(第690回)を開催しました。令和も横浜でいちばん楽しく英語スピーチを学べる場所を目指します!


第690回例会レポート #690 TMOD Meeting Report

690回の例会は5月4日(土)、平沼記念レストハウスで開催されました。10連休中にもかかわらず20数名のメンバー+ゲストが参加しました。新年号、令和の最初の例会です。TM Aから本日のWord of the Dayは「Drive」であることが発表されました。本日のテーマは「The first meeting in Reiwa era」、テーマに関連した質問は「What small habits do you want to start in Reiwa era?」でした。

The 690 the regular meeting was held at Heiwa-Kinen Rest House on May 4th (Saturday). Twenty plus members and guests attended the meeting in spite of ten days of consecutive holidays. This is the first meeting in REIWA era. TM O announced that today’s Word of the Day is “Drive”. The theme of the meeting was “The first meeting in Reiwa era” and the related question was “What small habits do you want to start in Reiwa?”

各Role Takerからは早起き、運動(頭、身体)、断食、日記、ピアノなどの回答が寄せられました。TM Oのテーブルトピックセッションでは2者択一の問題が出されました。最後はTM Fへの恋愛関連の質問で会場が笑いに包まれました。

Each role taker answered the question such as “Becoming early Riser” “Mental / Physical Exercise” “Keeping Diary” and “Playing Piano.” For Table Topic session, TM O asked two-alternative questions. The session was ended in laughter with the last question related to love to TM F.

 スピーチセッションでは、残念ながらTM M が会社の突発事故で欠席。3名のスピーチになりました。TM K が「状況に応じたリーダーシップ」TM I が「ウイスキーを楽しもう」TM O が「ソバが私を救う」でした。各スピーチともに自らの経験や出来事に基づいた内容で、楽しく聞くことができ、また勉強になりました。

In the prepared speech session, unfortunately, TM M is absent due to an accident of his company Total 3 members made their speeches. TM K’s speech was “Situational Leadership.” TM I’s was “Enjoy Whiskey” TM O’s was “Soba save me”. All the speeches were fun, interesting and educational.

Evaluationセッションでは、TM HがGeneral Evaluatorを務めました。ゲストのTM Oを含むEvaluator 4名はそれぞれの視点から、各スピーチに対する的確な評価を行いました。最後にビジネスセッションではPresidentのTM Fから次のオフィサー候補と投票に関するお知らせがありました。

At the Evaluation Session, TM H was the General Evaluator. The four evaluators, including guest TM O, made an accurate evaluation of each speech from their respective perspectives.
Finally, in the business session, President F announced the next officer candidates and how to vote.


For the first time I did TMOD, but I was able to fulfill my role with the cooperation of each member. Thank you very much.



横浜で英語スピーチを楽しく学ぼう!たくさんの笑顔に包まれたYokohama Toastmasters Clubの第689回例会レポートをどうぞ。


第689回例会レポート #689 TMOD Meeting Report


Our 689th regular meeting was held at Hiranuma Memorial Rest House 6F on Apr.20th. We had Joke session, Table Topics session and 4 prepared speakers at this meeting. With abundant programs, we could enjoy the whole meeting.


In the joke session, TM H.M took the first charge of the role. Despite her first role, she never showed nervousness. On the contrary, she enjoyed herself so much that she burst out laughing during talking her humorous episode and made us laugh a lot by her marvelous humor.


In the table topic session, TM S.T took the role of topic master. He also took the role the first time. He prepared educational topics based on the aspect of “advantage and disadvantage of bilingual”. We had a lot of opportunities to think about the issue and learn a lot.


In the prepared speech session, four veteran members delivered qualitative speeches which are comparable with contest speech.


In the evaluation session, besides four evaluators for prepared speakers, two evaluators for evaluators were also assigned. In total 6 evaluators showed their excellent and sophisticated revaluations. All of the role takers are well-experienced members and they gave us valuable suggestions from various kinds of viewpoints. Especially evaluation for evaluator was very rare and valuable. Therefore we could get the chance to think structure or effectiveness of speech from this evaluation session.


Because of strong mutual trust, we can say honest opinions and accept any suggestions even if they are sometimes a little bit strict feedbacks. I was convinced that this warm atmosphere and great human relations make a marvelous climate of the club.


I was so honored that I could serve as chairperson in such a wonderful regular meeting which was suitable for the last meeting in this era Heisei.





第688回例会レポート #688 TMOD Meeting Report

4月6日に横浜開港記念会館 2階 ルーム7にて新年度最初となる、#688レギュラーミーティングを開催しました。今回のテーマは「Self-confident」です。

We held # 688 regular meeting, which was the first meeting in the new fiscal year, on April 6 at Yokohama-shi Kaikou Kinen Kaikan 2F #7. The theme this time is “Self-confident”.


I was nervous because it was my first TMOD. Especially there was a change in some role taker assignments in the last minute so, I needed a little effort. But I was able to successfully complete the preparation in advance. Thank you for your cooperation.

今日は、ビジネスセッションで、ALB、ACB及びPathways Level1修了の表彰がありました。受賞された方、おめでとうございます。

We had an award presentation of ALB, ACB, and Pathways Level 1 graduates in business sessions. Congratulations to the winners.


The word of the day is “decent.” It is far from me and I had a bitter smile (-_-;)


Today’s table topic session theme is related to the new era name “Reiwa”. Seven people made wonderful speeches for each various questions related to the theme.

今日は準備スピーチが5名と盛りだくさんでした。ルーキー3名によるIce Breakerは、それぞれ個性的な内容で、あだ名の遍歴を紹介したM Oさん、まさに冒険というにふさわしい経歴を紹介したK Oさん、そして、自分の好きな国を紹介したS Kさん。それぞれの人柄が伝わる内容でした。

Today, we had five prepared speakers. Ice Breaker speeches by three rookies were especially very unique. TM M O introduced her nickname’s history, TM K O talked his adventurous career, and TM S K spoke about his favorite country. Each story represented their personality.

論評スピーチは、私と同じく今回初となるK Nさんが担当。丁寧で、思いやりあふれる進行は自己評価50点だそうですが、とても素晴らしかったです。それぞれの論評者の方々も、時間内に的確なコメントをしていました。

The general evaluator was Mr. K N, it is the first time for her to take the role. I think her polite and considerate progress was great however her self-assessment was 50 out of 100. Each evaluator also commented on time and was excellent feedback to the speaker.

本日の最優秀準備スピーカーは、新人のM Oさんでした。おめでとうございます!

Today’s best-prepared speaker was newcomer TM M O. Congratulations!


I was a clumsy TMOD, but I’ve done. I really appreciated everyone.



夢の競演。いつもと違ったメンバーで緊張気味なスタート? ビジョナリートーストマスターズクラブと横浜トーストマスターズクラブの合同例会レポート(3月30日)


3月30日合同例会レポート TMOD Meeting Report


Joint Meeting of Visionaries Toast Masters Club (Musashi Kosugi) and Yokohama Toast Masters Club was held at Hiranuma memorial rest house 2F in Yokohama on March 30th. It has been started with a little bit nervous mood (?)


The first session was a special session controlled by Toastmaster O who is Club Growth Director of District 76. It was “Lie spotting game.” Participants were separated by 4 to 5 people and made 1 untrue and 4 true short self-introductions. Other members need to make wiser questions to spot a lie in limited time. The nervous atmosphere was totally disappeared by this ice-breaking session.


 Table Topic: The second session was a Table Topic session. This session is normally going through one topic, but since this meeting was a joint meeting, there were two topics that were made by each club. The topic from Yokohama TM Club was “Explain how to cook it” made by TM A. The other topic from Visionaries Toast Masters was “How to survive in IT society” made by TM K. Table topic session is difficult for everybody but experienced TM S made a great speech in such a short time and was chosen as best table topic speaker.

準備スピーチ:3つめのセッションは準備スピーチ。こちらのセッションもそれぞれクラブから2名ずつスピーチを行いました。それぞれのスピーチタイトルはビジョナリートーストマスターズUさん: ”Are we ready for Multicultural Society?” 横浜トーストマスターズSさん: “Live like water” ビジョナリートーストマスターズTさん: “Be a leader of your life” そして横浜トーストマスターズOさん: “International Marketing” 皆さん、やはり合同例会と言う事もあり、気合の入ったスピーチでした。ベストスピーカーはビジョナリートーストマスターズTさんのスピーチでした。日々の決断の重要性。大事にしていかねばと思わされる内容でした。

Prepared Speech: The third session was prepared speech. Each club members prepared two speeches. Speech titles were: “Are we ready for Multicultural Society?” TM U from Visionaries TM, “Live like water,” TM S from Yokohama TM, Be a leader of your life” TM T from Visionaries TM and “International Marketing” TM O from Yokohama TM. Since this meeting was a joint meeting, all speeches were well-prepared and great speeches. TM T from Visionaries TM was chosen as the best prepared speaker. It reminded us the importance of decision making in daily life.


Evaluation session: The fourth session was Evaluation session. Each club members evaluated other club members’ speech. TM O from Visionaries TM was chosen as the Best Evaluator. Of course, evaluation itself was great, but his powerful voice and gestures from his big body were amazing!


This meeting was the last meeting for me, but I really appreciate for giving me a chance to be a Toast Master of the day or moderator of the joint meeting.



会場係謹製の卒業ソングセレクションで会場は一気に卒業ムード。和やかに華やかに英語スピーチを楽しみました 第686回例会レポート


第686回例会レポート #686 TMOD Meeting Report

#686レギュラーミーティングを平沼メモリアル ゲスト ハウス 2階にて3月16日に開催しました。例会前の会場では、”卒業写真”が流れていました。ユーミンの曲です。日本では、3月は別れの季節です。学生の卒業、FYの終了等。本日のテーマは「別れ」です。

Our #686 regular meeting was held at Hiranuma memorial rest house 2F on March 16th.
As I arrived at the room, I heard “Sotsugyou shashin”. It is a famous song by Yumin.
Yes. In Japan, March is a good-bye season. Students graduate schools or financial year ends, etc. Today’s theme is “goodbye”.


However Oppositely, 3 newcomers joined YTMC through induction ceremony. Welcome to our club! Hope you improve your skill.

TM N(アー カウンター)は、奥様が「古着は捨てて」と言いますが、思い出が沢山詰まっているので捨てられないとのことです。彼の持論では、女性は男性より物を容易く捨てる傾向にあるとのことです。そう思いますか?

TM N(whose role is Au-counter) told that his wife often says “throw away old clothes”, but he doesn’t throw them away, because having a lot of memories. He says women tend to throw away stuff easily than men. Do you agree with his opinion?

ジョークセッションでは、TM Oは、親指の話で大いに笑わせてくれました。何人かのメンバーはストレスとさよなら(別れ)をしたいと言っていました。笑いは人を幸せにします。ジョークは、彼らのストレス解放を助けたと思います。

Joke session, TM O made us laugh a lot by thumb story, some members told they want to say goodbye to their stress. Laugh make people happy. I believe TM O helped them through his story.


At the table topic session, each speaker gave a positive or negative speech about a subject which was written on the card.

準備スピーチでは、4名がオリジナル ストーリーを披露しました。どれも興味深い話でした。しかし、残念ながら、3/4が規定時間を超えました。時は金なり。時間は守りましょう。

At the prepared speech session, 4 people spoke their original stories. Each of them was very attractive. However, Unfortunately, 3/4 prepared speakers were time over. Time is money. Why don’t you keep the time? The only 1 speech that kept the time was about generation X. I confirmed around 1/3 is generation X.


At the evaluation session, all of them were veterans TM members. I felt their confidence to make prepared speakers more wonderful.

YTMC はいつもモチベーションを持った人を歓迎します。

All of YTMC members are very motivated. April 6th, after the meeting, some members listen
RAKUGO to improve their speaking skill.
YTMC always welcomes motivated newcomers!

Thank you.