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第168回例会(英語例会)

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We had the first meeting in this year on January 6 . It was very cold outside.
But we had an enthusiastic meeting in English.

*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 was "cautiously" in that day. After the word introduction, we proceed the meeting "cautiously "

* 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 talked about her home town and her emotion. This was first speech in English for her. But she talked clearly and actively. Using pictures, her speech gave us not only her emotion but also knowledge of Japanese geography and old culture.

The second speaker made a speech about youth in our mind. She introduced her favorite poem and explained importance of staying young in mind. She brought a big wall paper written the poem by her. I am happy to see her handmade wall paper in every meeting.

The last speaker talked about people management. He talked what important is to make people positive in organization or company. Using a example of Toyota motors, he insisted good leaders have sympathy with people and trust them instead of scolding and punishing them. I was impressed to see a book about readership he brougt . because the book had a lot of bookmarkers he attached.

* 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,
・What was your new year resolution in last year?
・What is your favorite food in new year?
・What is the best piece of advice you have received?

Comment: All table topics were so interesting! I talked about favorite food in new year. But I didn't talked it well because my English was poor. After the meeting, I consulted with a dictionary and now, I want to say like this
"I like kazunoko . because they are not only tasty but also crisp in your mouth when you bite them." ・・・・・How is it ?

* 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.