第735回例会レポート / The 735th Regular Meeting Report

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Date&Time: April 3rd, 2021

Venue: Yokohama Kaiko Kinen Kaikan + Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first hybrid meeting in this year was held with 25 participants including 1 guest
(Onsite 15, Online 10).

TM W became a YTMC membership after joining our meeting twice.
Let’s learn public speech with us!

TM I conducted the meeting as a Toastmaster of the day, she showed a sense of stability in the meeting.

Firstly TM T introduced the word of the day as “snappy”, most of us could use the word since it was easy to tell.

The Table Topics session was done by TM T, it was very interesting.
Master asked the fiest respondent to tell 3 favorite foods including a fake, then respondents try to detect the fake and tell the reasons why.
The highlight was the spouse of the first respondent assigned to find her dislike food but his answer was wrong.
I believe he knows it but provided wrong answer intentionally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 speeches were performed at the prepared speech session.

TM I explained the difference between coaching and mentoring.
TM NM told the importance of patience through his experience.
TM NT icebroke why he joined toastmasters.
TM M made a speech about how to survive in the cross cultural environmnent.

All speeches were fun and informative. Fantastic!

TM A took a General Evaluator role, she observed the meeting and her comment about the meeting was effective.
Evaluators gave them valuable feedback, utilizing vocal variety was touched by multiple evaluators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, the hybrid meeting was finished successfully.
It is wonderful for me to meet members face to face and go to pub after the meeting.
Many of us enjoyed both the regular meeting and after session with drink.

The next meeting to be done on April 17th.
Looking forward to meeting more members at the site.

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第734回例会レポート / The 734th Regular Meeting Report

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Date&Time: March 20th, 2021

Venue: Online

 

The 734th meeting was held via online with 25 participants including 2 guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM T took the TMOD (ToastMaster Of the Day).

Table topic speech was conducted by TM T, he made wonderful and challenging questions about health.
Respondents squeezed their ideas to answer his question. Great job!

4 speakers performed at the prepared speech session.

TM A’s speech was how she overcame her setback.
TM K spoke about the importance of finding a mentor.
TM O shared tips for negotiating others successfully.
TM I explained the reasons why typical Japanese do not like to learn English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their speeches were fantastic!

Evaluation session was done by TM M.
5 evaluators including an evaluation for evaluator.
I believe all evaluators were able to encourage speakers to improve their speech skills for sure
by delivering effective suggestions.

Overall, the meeting was a great one as always.

The next meeting will be held on March 3rd. We plan to have hybrid meeting (onsite and online)
I am very looking forward to seeing you face to face shortly.

All the best!

 

 

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第733回例会レポート / The 733th Regular Meeting Report

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Date&Time: March 6th 14:00-16:00
Venue: Online via zoom

The 733th meeting was done with 26 participants (Member: 24, Guests: 2)!
TM O facilitated the meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM NS went through the Table Topics Session.
He asked us to tell about the social issues like hyper aging society, COVID 19 and others.
Some members struggled with respond to the question, but it was good to think about such touchy issues.

4 members did prepared speeches for this time.

TM N broke the ice as a new member. She explained the reason why she started toastmasters.
TM RK also did a 3rd time of ice breaker speech. He explained why he is dedicated to the supporter roles.
TM MK explained the great depression and TM M humorously told the science of ranking.

Some evaluators gave critical feedback to speakers. I think it is very good for speakers to make a better speech going forward.
Great job!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next meeting will be done on March 20th via online because the state of emergency has been extended in Tokyo area.

See you soon.

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第732回例会レポート / The 732th Regular Meeting Report

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Date&Time: February 20th 14:00-16:00
Venue: Online via zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 732th online meeting was held via online since the state of emergency of COVID 19 continues in grater Tokyo area including our area.

Even in such situation, 29 participants (Member: 25, Guests: 4) joined the meeting. That was fantastic! 

TM I took MC role (a.k.a TMOD in Toastmasters), it was very hard to believe that she was the first attempt. She performed master of ceremony flawlessly.

Table Topics Session was conducted by TM K.
He prepared questions and did like lucky draw. the members picked number and respond question in the paper.
It was very interesting trial, thanks.

For Prepared speech, 4 prepared speakers performed.

TM N did an ice breaker speech as a new face, she expressed the reason why she decided to join toastmasters.
TM IN also told his story when he joined the club.
TM IM explained Demon slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) to elderly people.
TM T spoke about the best joy on his travel.

Evaluators gave valuable feedback to each speaker.

The meeting was closed successfully thanks to TMOD and supporter’s work.

 

Right after the regular meeting, we had a special practice session for area contestants to win at the area contest.

All the best!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next meeting will be done on March 6th via online.

Looking forward to seeing you in 2 weeks.

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インハウススピーチコンテスト / YTMC In-house Speech Contest

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Date&Time: 14:00-16:00 February 6th, 2021

Venue: Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a special event, in-house speech contest.

This is held once a year, speech competition begins with club contests and winners compete upward through the area, division, district, regional and international.

 

YTMC is normally conducts the meeting in English, however, we have both English and Japanese at the contest.

There are 4 contestant in English, 2 in Japanese.

I should not mention the details of the contest since some of them proceeds to upper stream but each of them made a great speech.

Two each for both English and Japanese advanced to the area 52 contest which will be held on March 7th. 

 

Congratulations four of us and all the best!

 

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第729回例会レポート / The 729th Regular Meeting Report

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Date&Time: January 23th 14:00-16:00

Venue: Solely Online via zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We conducted the online meeting because of continuing the state of emergency in Tokyo and Yokohama.

25 participants (Member: 23, Guests: 2) joined the meeting virtually. 

 

Induction ceremony was held 3 consecutive meetings, one members joined our meeting twice.

She took a step forward to be our member in order to have courage to make a speech in public.

All the best!

 

TMOD (ToastMaster Of the Day) role was taken by TM M, that was the first attempt for him.

He did a wonderful job to facilitate the meeting even he faced some troubles in that meeting.

Also, he prepared to make participants fun, Fantastic.

 

Table Topics Session was conducted by TM K.

He used this session to make new members understand the toastmasters meeting roles since we acquired 11 new members in half a year.

New members expressed worries at taking particular roles, experienced ones give tips and advices to them.

I think it is a good idea to use time effectively since we have many members who want to speak out, good job!

 

All 4 prepared speeches were interesting.

TM O who became our member from the last meeting performed an ice breaker speech, she expressed the reason why she decided to join toastmasters.

TM IH made a speech about streaming drama she is into, she succeeded in convincing us to see it by acting a scene from that.

TM IA told an experience in air travel with humor.

TM IM tried to introduce a blockbuster movie “Demon Slayer” however, it is regrettable that the speech was postponed due to network trouble at speaker side. We are expecting the next opportunity.

 

The meeting came to a successful conclusion as always.

Everyone helped TM M to make a smooth process, guests were enjoyed like us.

 

The next meeting is our in-house speech contest, am looking forward to seeing wonderful speeches.

See you soon!

 

 

 

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第728回例会レポート / The 728th Regular Meeting Report

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Date&Time: January 9th 14:00-16:00

Venue: Online via zoom

 

Our 728th meeting was held solely online due to the state of emergency declared in Tokyo and Yokohama.

There were 21 participants (Member: 19, Guests: 2) in such a difficult situation. Much appreciated.

 

The meeting was started with induction ceremony.

A guest decided to join our club since she likes the atmosphere of YTMC.

She is our 10th member on this term. Welcome to our team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM A handled Table Topics session.

She is one of experienced member of our club, her facilitation was fantastic.

She assigned some of new members and silent members in order for them to enjoy the meeting.

Great job!

 

Four members challenged prepared speech in this meeting.

TM A introduced “dream map” and encouraged us to make our own map.

TM T told us the importance of thinking about his unfortunate things differently.

TM M explained how hard many people overcome poverty in COVID-19 pandemic era.

TM S stated her goals of 2021.

 

Everyone made great speech except 3 of them were out of time.

Time management is one of the most important thing for Toastmasters, we still have lots of things to learn.

 

4 members evaluated  each of their speech, our critical thinking is nurtured by going through this session. They gave feedback not only good thing but also things needs to be developed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting was finished successfully, looks all of us enjoyed online meeting for the first time in 6 month.

Not a few members wished face to face meeting, but we must be patient under the current situation.

Hope the state of emergency will be lifted as scheduled and meet again soon!

 

Stay home, Stay strong!  

 

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