例会記録

第218回通常例会報告(2019/4/13)(英語)

前回の例会以降、寒の戻りもありましたが今日は暖かな陽気となりました。 総合司会(Toastmaster of the Day: TMOD)は高山さんです。 役割紹介の後、English One Minute Speech Session
(1人1分間英語でスピーチ)
今回のテーマは、”What was your major milestone in your life so far? ” (あなたのこれまでの人生における節目はどんなことでしたか?)
初めて見学に来られたゲストを含め、10名以上が手を挙げてスピーチに参加。自分の進路を決めるきっかけになった出来事 や、人から受けた影響など、十人十色のストーリーを聞くことができました。

Kichijoji Toastmasters Club 221st Regular Meeting
: : Saturday, April 13th 14~ 16:00 The venue Musashino Shimin Bunkakaikan (near JR Mitaka Station).

We’ve had both cold days and warm days since our previous meeting at the end of March, but luckily today was a beautiful Spring day! After introduction of several roles of the meeting, Toastmaster of the Day (TMOD ), Toastmaster Takayama, started the English One Minute Speech Session.
This session encourages meeting participants to deliver an English speech under a given theme within one minute.
To what extent and how impressive can you convey your ideas within one minute ?
One minute is for probably ten sentences or so. This is for us to practice presenting an attractive story in one minute. Spring in Japan is the time of turning points in our lives such as for school entrance, graduation, company entrance, intra-company transfer, change of residence, etc. Today’s theme: “What was your major milestone in your life so far?” More than 10 people (including a guest) presented their stories on each of their impressive milestone.

Prepared Speech Session of three speakers followed today.

1. Toastmaster Mandai: “Manager or Leader?” 7 minutes (+30” allowed) speech
Based on his company experience, he asked the audience which of the two categories is more desirable. One of the comments raised from the audience was “Not Manager or Leader, but Manager and Leader” Convincing persuasiveness is essentially important in all speeches.

2. Toastmaster T.Maruyama: “A Master of Presentation” 12 minutes(+30”) In this final speech of the Path, Presentation Mastery (Pathways), Level 5, Toastmaster Maruyama explained the curriculum contents of the Path he chose.

The objective of this final speech is “Reflect on Your Path”, looking back/reflect.
In addition to the introductory explanations of the curriculums content, the speaker’s assessment reflection on this particular path had better be addressed to the audience.

3.Toastmaster Nakagawa: 「30年後の敗北」 (“Defeat 30 Years Later”) 日本語スピーチ
スピーチ規定時間 5-7分 7 minutes (+30” allowed) in Japanese Storytelling technique was used on this speech, starting from his candidacy speech for vice president of the primary school student council. He was defeated by a small younger female student. He did not admit it as a defeat then.
Thirty years later, at an Area Contest of Toastmasters, he experienced a defeat again but this time he realized the two results same and true, Defeat. 「小さな体に大きな希望!」 11才の時に1年下の少女が叫んだ言葉、聴衆の心を捉えた的を得た叫び、これこそがスピ ーチの神髄だった。
What is important in speech is to grasp the audience and to devise what and how to appeal.

Unfortunately two speakers went overtime except Toastmaster Mandai. Considerable practices are required in order to deliver speeches of either seven minutes or twelve minutes within the given time limit.

Another practice included in our regular meetings is Table Topics Session. We practice delivering impromptu speeches of two minutes (+30 extra seconds allowed) long. Table Topics Master announces a topic to speak and an audience is named out of blue to make a speech on the topic. Fast thinking to create an interesting story is aimed and trained. Today’s topic theme, “Lucky or Unlucky”, was announced by Toastmaster Tani. Particular questions were chosen from famous proverbs.

  • “When it rains, it pours” (泣きっ面に蜂) On the swollen face of crying, bees sting further. At a time of misfortune further unlucky thing happens. What example story can we make to match the proverb?

  • “Joy and Sorrow are today and tomorrow” (禍福は糾える縄の如し) What one thought unlucky turns later to be lucky and vice versa. What story may fit?
  • “Good luck and bad luck come by turns” (残り物には福がある) We find unexpectedly good item in the leftovers. Quick thinking to come up with an example story is required.
  • “Good things come to those who wait” (果報は寝て待て)
    Luck is beyond control. We only can wait for good news after doing the very best.

Some good example is sought after.

Evaluation Session:
Members give evaluation speeches, commenting what was good about a particular speech and what improvement may be advisable.

Toastmaster ‘A’ gave her evaluation speech on Toastmaster Mandai’s speech.


Toastmaster Nakayasu gave his evaluation on Toastmaster Maruyama’s speech.

Toastmaster Konishi gave his evaluation on Toastmaster Nakagawa’s speech.



Evaluation comments are opinions of the particular persons. They may be correct and/or may be not so true. It is up to individuals whether to incorporate the advices received.
It should still be helpful to receive comments by others on the spot.
It is our practice to deliver speeches of one minute long, two minutes, three minutes, five minutes, and longer ones. We believe that we would be better speakers in this way, and hopefully within relatively a short period of time.

General Evaluation:
Toastmaster Mizuno summarized today’s meeting including her comments on each evaluator of the three prepared speakers.
Meeting was adjourned until 27th April, 2019.

本日の各賞受賞者は次の通りです。
Best one minute Speaker: TM Konishi
Best table topics Speaker: TM Sawatari
Best evaluator: TM Konishi
Best Speaker: TM Mandai

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第217回通常例会報告(2019/3/30)

まずは写真で例会の様子をお楽しみください!

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特別例会 Special Seminar

Workshop of March 23
Two prominent Toastmasters, TM Ruskyle Howser and TM Paul Malone held workshop on our 219th regular meeting in March 23. They accepted the invitation of our club to give lectures on the same theme: “How to be Confident in Public Speaking”. The workshop was divided in two. TM Malone spoke first 30 minutes followed by 20 minutes Q & A session. And the same time was allotted for TM Houser. TM Toru Maruyama acted as the MC and the facilitator.

At first, TM Paul Malone introduced his original formula “4 Gateways to Confidence” in which he dwelled upon the importance of stage time, and said “whether you’re ready for speech or not, just do it and get feedbacks from others”. Do not refuse the VPE’s assignment and try best to live up to the expectation, he said from his own experience. About second gateway, he said “it is important to do the same thing over and over again to overcome difficulties. Confidence is mussels, the more you work, the more you get”. Touching on the third gate, he said “you have to learn from your failure which would elevate you to the next stage. Remember that successful people like Steve Jobs failed up”. On the 4th gateway, he emphasizes the significance of self-doubt and nervousness by quoting one of the prominent speakers, Jay Shetty’s remark that “Selfdoubt shows that I still care what I love to do”. And he appeals “Don’t worry about self-doubt and nervousness because they are necessary things to be confident”.He concluded the workshop with an impressive phrase “Confidence and Self-doubt work together. So, just do it”

In the beginning, TM Ruskyle Houser surprises the audience when he disclosed that he was such a shy boy who spoke 5 words in five days. That proves undeniable fact that a speechless boy could grow to a magnificent speaker.
In contrast to TM Malone’s formula, TM Houser’s secrets to acquire the confidence are not from inner self but from outer appearance. According to him, two things are absolutely necessary. In the first place. he says “You can be confident by looking confident and acting confident, or sound confident”
In order to do this, posture is important. He advises us “lift your chest, drop your shoulders which makes you look confident.” “Creating powerful voice also makes you sound confident and relaxing your face makes you act confident too”.

Another thing he points out is dynamics. Makes your body look big and tall to look majestic, and change your voice dynamic using a vocal variety by which you can grab and hold the attention of the audience, he says.
Referring to the eye contact especially during the speech in front of a large audience, he says “talk to one person and concentrate, then move on to the next person”
TM Houser ended the workshop by saying that it is understandable people talk a lot about the inner psychological control when they refer to the confidence, but it is equally important to pay attention to the way how you look from outside. “Mine is focus out, rather than focus in” he concluded.

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第216回通常例会報告(2019/3/9)(英語)

まずは写真でお楽しみ下さい。ブログは後ほどアップいたします。

本日の各賞受賞者は次の通りです。
Best one minute Speaker: TM Matsumoto, TM Nakagawa
Best table topics Speaker: TM Nakagawa
Best evaluator: TM Matsumoto
Best Speaker: TM Takayama

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第215回通常例会報告(2019/2/23)(日本語)

今日のTMODはいつも新しい企画を考えてくれるTM神澤。
例会のテーマも、【YELL/声援】とコンテスタントのスピーチ練習例会にふさわしくみんなで声援を送れるような素敵な例会がスタートしました。
TM神澤は、黒板にエールを送る絵をさらさらと描いてくださり、ひな壇には赤いモールを飾りつけて場の雰囲気つくりもバッチリ!!!

まずは役割説明から始まりました。
Word of the Day, TM加藤により、Prominent(卓越した、ずばぬけた) と発表。
軽快に流れるように、ゲストへもわかりやすいように役割説明が終わりました、
さすが、吉祥寺TMC!!!

続いて、One minute TMOD神澤が出されたお題に、挙手形式ではなく、参加者が話しやすいように、TMODの選択スタイルで多くの参加者が発言できるようにしたところは、素晴らしかったです!ドキドキ感も味わえました。
7名の方が、家族への感謝の気持ちなど伝え、ハートウォーミングなスピーチが多かったです。

ウォーミングアップが終わってメンバーの気持ちが温まってきたところで次はわれらが吉祥寺TMCお笑い部門のリーダーTM猿渡が登場。
テーマYELLにちなんで5つのお題を、公平に選抜すべく、くじ引きで指名するこれまた新しいスタイルでテーブルトピックスが笑いで包まれました。

ちなみにテーマは、以下5点、

  1. あなたは部長です、部下になる新入社員へのエールを送る場合あなたなら何をいいますか? 
  2. プロポーズしたいと考えている男性社員からの相談を受けたあなた、なんてYELLを送りますか>
  3. 街頭インタビューです。少しスランプに陥りそうなテニスプレイヤーの大阪なおみへYELLを送ってください
  4. 国民的アイドル嵐が解散することを受けて、コメントをお願いします
  5. 最後の質問!コンテスタントへの本当のエールを吉祥寺TMC代表に対していってください。
    さすがTTマスター! 例会テーマ、YELLちなんだお題を次々に出されて場を盛り上げてくださいました。

笑いありの楽しいTTがおわると、いよいよコンテスタントの大会前のウォーミングアップというかリハーサルというか本番さながらのスピーチです。4名の方が準備スピーチを行いました。
前回よりもパワーアップした各人のスピーチ、素晴らしかったです。

 

聴衆の採点スタイルも今回はコンテスト審査用紙を用いて各人がチェック。次の対話論評セッションへとつながるスタイルでスピーチを聴きいりました。

休憩をはさんで今回TM松本が対話論評セッションを実施。

審査用紙を用いて、さらにTM松本が作成して下さった別紙を用いて、以下の点を重視して論評スタイル。
Opening Developing Closingとパートを分けて各人へ質問をなげかけたり、ほめたり指摘したりと白熱した論評が繰り広げられました。学校の先生のように見えたTM松本。
時に厳しくそして優しくアドバイスされたコンテスタント。実りある時間を過ごせたと思います。

今回の例会は通常例会と少し異なる流れで開催されましたが、各人が意見を出し合え、コンテスタントにYELLを参加者全員が送れる素敵な例会でした。

おしまい。

本日の各賞受賞者は次の通りです。
Best one minute Speaker: TM Mandai
Best table topics Speaker: TM 松本

Best Speaker: TM 橋本
2nd Speaker: TM A
3rd Speaker: TM 今沢

※今回は全てコンテストスピーチで、
対話論評セッションでしたのでBest evaluatorの選出は無しです。

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会場マップ

メイン会場
武蔵野公会堂
東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺南町1-6-22
※JR吉祥寺駅または京王井の頭線吉祥寺駅(公園口)下車

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サブ会場
武蔵野市民文化会館
東京都武蔵野市中町3-9-11
※JR三鷹駅北口より徒歩13分。

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