Since the President was absent on this day VPE W opened the meeting with his “prepared opening speech”! Let’s get start the meeting.
TMOE was TM S, who is “one of most respectable TMs of VPE W”. She brought lovely chocolates. It was the treat for all the speakers. What a wonderful encouragement!
The Word of the Evening was introduced by TM N. She introduced “make the most of” as the useful idiom in many occasions from the business to casual.
Prepared speech session.
TM M’s speech title was “ Recommend to Ultra Marathon!”. TM M recommended all to try 100km Ultra Marathon since it is the great opportunity to overcome our weakness. She has run 100km marathon 4 times already. While running two personalities appeared in her mind, she said. The one who was convincing her to give up finishing and the other one from her soul who was encouraging her. It is the transcending feeling. This was her first speech in English. Well done!!
The second speech was given by TM A. His speech title was “influenza”. He talked about how to overcome the flu in the tough situation. He got influenza just before his important presentation in the office. He didn’t want to postpone his presentation so he did everything to recover from flu. Those were 1) to change the sweating cloth very often, 2) to sleep with an ice bag and mask, 3) to take a medicine and energy drink and 4) eat as much as possible. These measurements worked and he succeeded to do the presentation.
TM O’s speech was given along with the nice presentation. He talked about “What do you think about TANSHINFUNIN”? He has just transferred, or Tanshinfunin, due to his work. According to the research done by the real estate company, to live away from family has pros and cons, and in his opinion the good thing was to realize the importance of family. He decided to be the better dad and the husband, so he makes the phone call with his family every night. He goes to the family’s place in the weekend as much as possible. His advice to us is to take care of our family always.
He won the Best Prepared Speaker. Congratulations!!
The final speaker was TM H. Her speech title was “what is mentoring?”
For the program in her company she is the mentee of her manager. Her mentor is located in Taiwan and she is trilingual. TM H was eager to learn the skill to work in English but at the beginning she had no ideas how to start the communication since she and her mentor are working in the very different area. She got advice from her colleague and tried to make a good communication. She learnt the most from this program was the importance of the process to create the good relationship.
The Table Topic Master was TM S. She picked up very seasonal topic – Setsubun, winter and spring.
1. What is your memory of Setsubun? TM Y talked about her best friend, whose birthday is 3rd Feb.
2. What is your experience in this winter? TM F found the ice on her car this morning; it’s unbelievable that spring is coming soon.
3. The same question as the second one. TM K went to Karuizawa with her son and his families. It was so heartwarming and great trip.
4. What would you like to do in coming spring? TM I is keen to go to fishing!! Is there anyone who wants to join him?
TM I won TT Award. Congratulations!
Finally the Evaluation Session led by TM S.
TM W evaluated the speech of TM M. He picked up two superior points in TM M’s speech. Those were 1) good organization of the speech and 2) Good message.
TM M provided the feedback to the speech of TM A. Great factors were 1) good topic and 2) Good context. He suggested TM A to express the emotion more or to add the conversation to make his speech more vivid.
TM O evaluated the speech of TM O. He liked the speech for 1) helpful presentation, 2) skill of symmetric and 3) clear message by repeating it several times. He gave the advice to change the wording of message in TM O’s speech to “I’m lonely” which seems to be more fitting.
The last evaluator was TM J. She pointed out that TM H’s speech was so good because of the powerful opening, the good structure/conclusion and lot of humor. She advised TM H to reduce the unnecessary word as many as possible, and to practice is the only and best way.
TM J was the Best Evaluator. Congratulations!!
Today the induction ceremony for TM K was held. Welcome TM K, we are so pleased to have you in our club!
Next meeting is the club contest on 22nd Feb held at Nihonbashi Kaikan.
See you soon.