“Toastmaster of the Evening is like a film director” - tonight’s General Evaluator TM DL said.
Our TMOE, TM QT, produced his first film beautifully together with fellow members and six guests, reassigning roles and giving comments to speakers. Congratulations!
We had a great variety of guests: non-Toastmaster first and third time visitors, Toastmasters from other clubs and a former Nihonbashi Century member.
The word of the Evening was “achieve”, introduced by TM HO. which was used a lot by TMOE.
Four prepared speeches were:
1. Passion for something by TM JK,
Passion is a strong feeling, liking. TM JK has passion for music and tea ceremony; she enjoys playing the piano, learning about the ceremony. Both activities do not require words, something invisible in them very much attracts her. She prepared the speech in Japanese and managed to deliver it in English.
2. Uncomfortable by TM NW
When we are in an uncomfortable situation, we try hard to change it. TM NW is Vice President Education (VPE) of the club and he tried to sell the most inexpensive and effective training program to TM JS for her own development after interviewing her about uncomfortable situations and needs. The program is “serving as VPE”. Did he succeed in selling his “product”? He was the Best Speaker.
3. Mysterious experiences by TM YU
Mysterious experiences of TM YU included being carried away in the waves – but he was not drowned – making a wooden pyramid, the appearance of a cat and his grandmother. The scenes changed along with the character and the reporter wondered whether they were real occurrences.
4. Briefing about club officers by TM KI
TM KI introduced the role of club officers and received questions about his briefing. It was a timely speech before the end of the Toastmaster year. A guest seemed to be interested in officer roles even before becoming a Toastmaster.
Table Topic Session was led by TM YH. The topic was related to spring, a new start: memory of being a freshman, a good habit you gave up and favorite season of the year. One of our guests, Mr. A was the best speaker talking about his habit, learning Chinese.
In the Evaluation session all evaluators suggested points for improvement. TM ST was the Best Evaluator. She suggested better time management to TM KI. The straightforward and precise reports from Grammarian and Ah-Counter impressed everyone. At the end TM DL evaluated the whole meeting.
Due to time constraint TM SN’s special session has been postponed. She is going to share her experience as a contestant at Division Contest soon.
Our next meeting will be on April 27, Thursday, at Ningyocho Kuminkan.