Our 149th meeting was held with 3 Toastmaster Guests and 5 Non Toastmasters Guests while the typhoon Neogri was approaching to Tokyo.
We felt, saw their and of course our enthusiasm and commitment for team work, self-development and leadership. Superb!
Even the role-takers delayed or absent due to Typhoon, we had members willing to take those vacant roles. Team work really works.
All 4 speeches were wonderful, really deserved to start new term of Toastmaster year.
'Our body is the gift from our parents, we need to keep it healthy' TM YC told us, suggested to do jogging everyday at our own pace.
TM KY from Tokyo International TMC gave heartfelt praises to TM ES for her great work as Area Governor. He expressed not only his gratitude to her great achievement but his strong will to be an Area Governor next term.
Do you know the concept of 'Band wagon effect' and 'Under Dog Effect'? TM DI gave us the clear understanding of those rhetoric for persuasion. We could apply those concepts immediately to our business occasions.
Last speaker was Japan champion in the international English speech contest, 2014 spring, TM DVG!! He kindly presented 2 speeches for us. One is beautiful & touching story and the other is encouraging.
What the most I was impressed from him was his attitude. Trying so hard to make his speech better even its already a champion speech and humble to accept advices and comments from anyone...really nice.
Each evaluators reminded us the evaluation is the most important part of toastmasters activities. With evaluation, we can know what we need to improve, what is our given strength and characters.
Making, Presenting speech is not a lonely work, its team work, as our new President DA told us. We can learn together, grow together from here.
All participants voted for best speaker and best evaluator.
Best Speaker: TM DVG
Best Evaluator: TM DA
And All the best for TM DVG for his success in the international speech contest will be held in Kuala Lumpur next month!
Please come and join our meeting next time.
We will have a guest speaker who is the finalist of District fall contest 2013 and Humor speech Workshop on 24th. Don't miss it!