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第166回例会(英語例会)

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The 166th Fuchu TMC meeting was held on December 2, 2018. It was getting
colder, but the atmosphere in the room was so warm!

*Word of the day
The purpose of "Word of the day" is to increase our vocabulary. Members
should try to use this word as many times as possible in the meeting. The
word is "respectively". After the word introduction, we enjoyed prepared
speech session, Table topics session and evaluation, "respectively"!

* Table Topics
Table Topics is a style of instant and impromptu speeches. The Table Topics
master gives the audience a topic and assign a member as a speaker. The
speaker MUST speak about the topic in two minutes. It's a good practice to
develop quick response skills.
In this session, Table Topics master gave us these topics as shown in below,

Word represents you of this year
Word for your past self
Your favorite time
Good way to take a bath
Interesting story about public bath

Comment: All table topics were so interesting! Some speakers talked about
taking bath. A speaker likes aroma therapy while taking bath. He can refresh
with the aroma. His favorite flavor is lavender. He...? Yes, aroma therapy is
not only for women. Men also can enjoy it!

* Prepared Speech
Prepared Speech is a speech in accordance with manuals published by
Toastmasters International. A speaker shall speak a speech based on the
objectives on the manuals.
In the meeting, we had three prepared speakers.

The first speaker taught about radiation. After 3.11 earthquake disaster, we
have read or listen to a lot of information about radiation. But how exactly
we know about it? He lectured us about some technical words, such as,
sievert and becquerel.
They are very difficult to understand but important for us to recover from
the disaster.

The second speaker introduced us "Power of Pause". When someone win a
race, he rises his arms making himself larger. This pause create energy. So,
if you need energy, let's enlarge your body! And she will take MBA
examination in a couple of months. I (the writer) hope the positive pauses
give her energy and she will pass the exam!! Good luck!

The last speaker talked about a lesson learning from the big mistake. His
boss promised to treat him at a very expensive BBQ restaurant instead of
giving him a suffering and torturous task. But the promise was thrown away
because he forgot a screwdriver and the boss bought it for him... Yes,
preparation is always important!

* Evaluation
In Evaluation session, the evaluators pointed out strong points of the
prepared speeches and gave suggestions to the prepared speakers to make the
speeches better.
Evaluators are required to have skills to listen to speeches carefully and
to summarize the points in limited time. When you try this roll, it is so
beneficial for you because you can learn a lot from the roll. Even if you
are not assigned as an evaluator, you should imagine if you were an
evaluator and what you would say to the prepared speech.

* Award Presentation
All attendees selected the best speakers for each session by voting and the
MC gave the awards to the best speakers. Congratulations to all!