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第120回通常例会報告(2015/4/25)

4月25日、武蔵野市民文化会館にて第120回例会が開催されました。
7名のゲストを迎え、総勢30名、座席が足りなくなるほどの大盛況でした。

 

本日の通常例会の開会に先立ち、Yさんの入会式が開催されました。
恒例の”Handshake ceremony”で温かくYさんを迎えました。

 

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本日の”Toast Master Of the Day(司会進行役)”は、TM桑原。
自然を愛するTM桑原らしく、朝自宅近くの公園でウグイスの鳴き声を聞いたというエピソードをオープニングに披露し、会場をすがすがしい雰囲気にしました。

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そして「Word of the Day(今日の言葉)」担当はTM谷。
ゴールデンウィーク間近ということで「long for/待ち遠しい」という言葉を選びました。
例会を通じて、積極的にスピーチの中にこの言葉を取り込むよう心がけます。

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Next, we moved on to the English session.
First off, we had an one minute speech session to warm up for a speech in English.
The theme was “Please tell us your plan for this GW”.
Yup, we are waiting for consecutive holidays.
Some of members and guest showed each plan for Golden Week holidays.
TM Y who had just be a member few minutes earlier made a speech. Although he used his prepared memo, he got the best one minute speaker award.
The audience might appreciated his effort and earnest attempt.
Then, we had a “Table Topics” session.
TM Takayama took a role as a table topics master today, and gave a theme and some questions to members.

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The theme was “The way of coping with unexpected things”.
TM Nakagawa, TM K and TM Miyazawa made an impromptu speech for each question.
“How do you deal with an unexpected event?”, “What did you do in the situation that you forgot a very inportant thing?”, “How did you feel when you had a quarrel with someone?”
It is easy to just talk about own experience, but a “How-typed” question is difficult and develops the speakers’ thinking skil.

 

We had 4 brilliant and diverse English speeches today.
In the Toastmasters club, each speaker sets an objective of their speech.
The first speaker was TM Kubota.
The speech title was “strong point and weak point”.
His speech objective was “Deliver his vision to the audience and persuade them”.
He showed his tough experience in the office. And he said he had rearized that every person has either strong point and weak point.
He persuaded the audience to get along with any kind of person by focusing on his or her strong point.

 

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The second speaker was TM Sawatari.
The speech title was “WELCOME TO OUR COMPANY”.
His speech objective was “Inspire the audience by using stories, anecdotes and quotes”.

He utilized his experiences and some quotes and showed the audience the fundamentals of life. He showed three key words ‘Conflict’, ‘Think big and stick to details’, ‘Wish’.
He made a impressive speech and inspired the menbers, alomst of all were still young.

 

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The third speaker was TM Ohmi.
The speech title was “Follower”.
His speech objective was “Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence”.

He broke a new theory.
Three major coffee shops lead one Toastmasters club!
He showed a train map around Tokyo on the screen and proved his theory right.
His confident speech made the audience laugh loud and persuaded them.

 

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The fourth speaker was TM So.
The speech title was “My ambitions”.
It was the ice breaker which means the first speech for her in this club.

She made a speech about her reason to join this club and her goal with fluent English.
Her speech experience after attending a conference in London helped her notice lack of practice and confidence.
She stated her wishes for activitiy in this club.

 

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本日5人目の準備スピーチは日本語で、スピーカーはTM Tさん。
スピーチタイトルは「あいまい表現の効能」。
スピーチ目標は「適切な言葉を選びスピーチを構成し、有効な言葉や修飾的な表現を巧みに使う」です。
一般的に悪いこととされるあいまい表現を「国連憲章」を例に挙げ、別の視点からその効能を説くという実に巧みな構成でした。
国際事案の研究職をされているTさんならではのスピーチでした。

 

各スピーチに対し、5名の論評者がそれぞれのスピーチ目標に沿った的確なフィードバックを行いました。
また、論評者の的確なフィードバックはスピーカーにとってスキル向上の糧になり、次のスピーチに向けてスピーカーを勇気づけます。

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最後に論評セッションの締めくくりとして、TM中川が例会全体を通じてフィードバックを行いました。

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本日の各賞受賞者は以下のとおりです。

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Best English One Minute Speaker: TM Y
Best Table Topics Speaker: TM K
Best Evaluator: TM Miyazawa
Best Speaker: TM Ohmi and TM T

例会の最後にはゲストのうちのお二方から「ほぼほぼ」意志が固まったという入会表明をいただき、吉祥寺トーストマスターズクラブの 盛り上がりは最高潮です!

 

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武蔵野公会堂
東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺南町1-6-22
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武蔵野市民文化会館
東京都武蔵野市中町3-9-11
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