It’s time to start YTMC 2024 journey! Many members were attended to the 1st time club meeting of the new year and we had three guests there. The VPE, who were working on behalf of the club President this time, delivered the opening speech. Since we all knew about the tragic earthquake in Noto peninsula on the 1st day of the new year and the extensive air crafts collision in Haneda airport on the following day that happened just a couple of days ago, he could not help but refer to these shocking news and showed his condolence. Followed by his speech, we had today’s guest introductions and an induction ceremony. We were are happy to see that an ex YTMC member decided to come back to be a member again.
Word-of-the-day “Spring” was announced by KH. Other than a common meaning as noun, he explained another meaning as adjective. Even though the word itself was catchy for the 1st time club meeting of the new year, it seemed to be rather a bit of challenging for all to take this word into their speeches.
The TMOD took over conducting the meeting and he introduced respective role takers. The meeting theme was “Superhero” and we enjoyed seeing various superheroes when he introduced each role taker and speaker.
ミーティングの進行はTMODが担当し、各ロールテーカーを紹介した。ミーティングのテーマは “スーパーヒーロー “であり、彼が各役割担当者とスピーカーを紹介する際、様々なスーパーヒーローを見ることができた。
In the table topic session by MN, each topic was being connected with a joint theme, either “New year resolution” or “Superhero”
1: What bad habits do you want to quit this year?
2: What challenges couldn’t you achieve last year?
3: What do you want to achieve in YTMC in this year?
4: What do you want to do if you had a super power?
5: What do you want to change if you had a super power to change the events in your history?
6: Who is your superhero?
Each speaker responded them with a smart answer while a topic is occasionally challenging.
MNによるテーブル・トピック・セッションでは、各トピックが “新年の決意 “または “スーパーヒーロー “という共同テーマでつながれていた。
In the prepared speech session, we had three speeches:
1: “Is this real” by SN
2: “Five Five Five” by AH
3: “The turning point month” by SH
Every speeches were attractive enough to start a 1st time club meeting in the new year. The 1st speech was relating to one of recent IT topics, AI [Artificial Intelligence]. The 2nd speech was its speaker’s challengeable trial, “Speech without a script”. The speech was formed with a series of a short episode connecting with the key word “5”. It was resulted in successfully because almost audience enjoyed it with laughing. The 3rd speech was conducted smoothly in both of the content and the performance even though the speaker was relatively new to the club and has yet finished so many speeches ever.
The evaluation session, conducted by TA, must be a valuable opportunity not only for the speaker but also for everyone to brush up their speech and presentation skills. All evaluator who watched every details patiently presented a thoughtful, useful, and honest comment. Especially, AY’s attempt was remarkable and enjoyable using the back of the big whiteboard on the stage—the evaluator wrote down some useful suggestions on the back and hided it to the audience until the time of the evaluation. The timer, ah-counter, and grammarian also delivered their job satisfactorily.
After the awarded session and the comments from the guests, the club meeting was closed successfully. See you all in the next meeting!