Our 144th English meeting was really fun and everyone found sprouts ( the word of the evening ) to be a better speaker. Let me share 3 things I found those really great.
No.1: New Spice is ALWAYS there!
The meeting of our club is always having ‘NEW’ thing. This time, new spice is ‘New Nick Name’. Whenever Toastmaster of the evening(TMOE/MC) is Mr.Tinnet, new name is given to all the attendees. So my nickname, Clara is given today from the most famous Japanese animation ‘Heidi, A Girl of the Alps’. I love that style; we could be or feel the different characteristics and, out experiences in the meeting became more special.
No.2: New Knowledge is ALWAYS there!
All 4 prepared speeches were informative and full of speaking techniques! I’m now feeling like I’m much smarter than before.
Dr. Rottenmier talked about ‘Tuberculosis’ for which he is working and shared his knowledge, i.e. how we get infected, how to cure it. We can see how much he devoted himself to save many people from that disease.
Mr. Onji talked about ‘The grateful crane and a liar tortoise’, his jokes and puns were smashing! We learned the way to create new story from old one intelligently.
Ms. Heidi talked about ‘Kachi Kachi Mountain’. She read the old Japanese folk tale with her own style. Her way of adding vocal variety and body language to reading books is her unrivaled ability. We must learn from her.
Mr. Pooh from Yamanote Toastmasters club presented his speech for international speech contest! From his speech, we found our lifelong partner to live happily ever after.
No.3: Evaluation is ALWAYS improving us!
‘All the participants of the meeting are Judges’, Mr. Sebastian told us, that’s the remarkable view point. We should have such attitude to listen the speeches, table topics and evaluations.
Ms. Yasmine, Mr. Pater, and Mr. HO-HO-HO were all advanced toastmasters, gave the evaluations to the prepared speakers. As a beginner toastmaster like me, all the speeches seem perfect, but every evaluator found the room for improvement. Not only pointing those out, they performed how to do it better.
The evaluators were trying to find the way to encourage and improve their fellow speakers, that’s the most amazing among toastmasters activities. What I’m proud of Nihonbashi Century Toastmasters club is, high quality, Rich Evaluations. Please come and experience.
Evaluations were also given to TMOE, evaluators from Mr. Yosefu through his warm eyes.
Best speaker: Mr. Onji
Best Table Topic Master: Mr. Senastian
Best evaluator: Mr. HO-HO-HO
Mr. Big eater and Ms. Sherry did great job as timer and ah-counter. I can’t believe they took those roles for the first time. Thank you very much!