Meeting Location: Ningyo-cho Kuminkan
Reporter: TM Y.S
Call to order, by TM P.K.I
He greeted everyone friendly.
TMOE was TM D.I
He asked the guests to introduce themselves and introduced TM O as a veteran TM.
TM Y.M chose "rational" as Word of the evening
2. Prepared Speech
#1 Speaker "How to become a super you" (CC#2) by TM I.Z
The effectibe learning speed = (2 times) x (Initial Learning speed) x (5 times) x (Retention rate)
To improve our initial learning speed the step is
1. Combine different areas of interest.
For example, he learnt how to play piano by a series of YouTube videos of Canadian teacher.
So he learnt music theory, he learnt playing and he learnt English- three types.
2. Use your multiple senses
Whenever he learns the programming languate he would go through a video course and gets a complete orientation and a sense of how people talk about tactical aspects. And then he would create a program by what he learnt.
After that he would sure encounter a lot of problems. He will research a lot of articles to find a solutions to that problems. Eventually he does not use his own vision only. He also uses his hand and his thinking. THis increased his initial learning speed very effectively and helped him a lot of his retention rate.
There is another very good method that will expand your capability. It's amind map. To those of you who are unfamiliar with a mind map- Mind map is a tree structure in which we organize our thoughts. The tree will have a root and it has multiple branches. Each branch will evolve into more branches.
We will double our initial rate by combining different areas of interests and also by the use of our multiple senses. It will give us about five times more retention rate. So in the result we will have 10 times more capability. These steps are really eassy and everybody can start following every day. By continuing to do it, you are well on your way to become a super version of you.
#2 Speaker“Do you believe in fortune telling?” (CC#2) by TM H.O
He went to see a fortune teller when he was young.
The fortune teller told TM H.O that he would be very popular among girls.
He became as the fortune teller said. His wife believes in fortune telling and she believed that she had to wait 9 months to move in with him. He concluded that believing in fortune telling sometimes helps people make decision but not all the fortune tellers are right. We should not be manipulated by fortunetelling.
#3Speaker “Asking People on the Street” (CC#4) by TM Y.F
He challenged himself to overcome his shy character by asking questions to the random people on the street.
By asking questions, he discovered 3 things.
1. Surprises 2. Other people’s view point 3. His mind set.
He had a conversation with construction workers working on subway station and young people in line for a professional wrestling show. He also said if he sees a foreigner looking at a map, he would help him or her immediately.
If the foreigner leaves some change, he would return it. He wants to be kinder and more helpful to others.
If you ask a question to other people you would get an answer.
#4 Speaker“Material Boy” (CC#6)by TM N.M
He used to be materialistic. But when he turned 35 he had a realization. He joined a self-development seminar. In the seminar, he recalled his childhood and found himself dreaming to be a teacher. And after that he focused on becoming a teacher. And now he is a teacher. He realized his true desire and it wasn’t anything material.
The Best Prepared Speaker was TM N.M
Table Topics lead by TM M.S.
Q1. Do you still remember your new year’s resolution? If so, pleas tell us how it’s going? (TM Y.M)
My resolution is to keep exercising every week. I go to the gym to train my inner muscles. To keep healthy and to maintain stability.
Q2 Please imagine you are living in 2200, what is the most popular top 3 new year’s resolutions? And why you think so? (TM M.A)
To maintain or increase human population. Because it is more difficult to have a family at this time.
To find delicious food because the food at that time is like astronaut food, which is like a paper and everything is packaged.
To find a girlfriend or a boyfriend because there is a lack of human relationship. Because everything is digital and we can do everything on the computer.
Q3 If you have 20 billion yen, what are you going to buy and why? (TM Y)
I will use the money for the people who live in slums. And I will spend on education. I want to invest on how to keep the environment. I will also give money to anyone who needs it.
Q4 When was your turning point in your life? Why do you think so? (TM N)
When I was 20 years old, I traveled to Hong Kong and Singapore. I wanted to find out if my English ability is useful and practical. I also wanted to speak English fluently. That trip motivated me when I entered a trading company. That was my turning point.
The Best Table Topic speakers were TM Y and TM Y.M.
1. For TM J.Z’s Speech by TM E. S
Very rational speech. The message was clear. The structure was organized. Opening was very effective. Tone of voice and voice variety should be improved.
2. For TM H.O’s Speech by TM D.A
Good opening. The topic was interesting and the speech itself was interesting. Using the numbers and having a smooth transition made the structure effective.
He should make it clear if he believes in fortune telling or not.
3. For TM Y. F’s Speech by TM K.I
Successfully delivered speech. The structure was very good. The change in speech pace was good. Emphasizing on some words was very good. Using short and concise sentences were also good. The last sentence was very difficult to understand because it is in Bible.
4. For TM N. M’s Speech by TM N.W
3 good points. 1. Good title. 2. The content is linked with your life story which made it very interesting. 3. Amazing Vocal Variety
The Best Evaluator was TM E.S.
General evaluator (TM K.O)
He gave a lot of compliments to all the speakers and evaluators. He also talked about the areas of improvement. He gave advice mainly to use more accent and gags. He always makes our meeting fun.
Timer: TM Y.M
Vote Counter: TM K.N
Grammarian: TM M.A, TM Y
Ah-counter: TM M. I first time role
Reporter: TM Y.S