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第172回例会

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It's March already how times flies.
It was rain from the morning, and a little bit cold today. But it was surely getting warm. Spring will come soon.
Today, we had an excellent and warm meeting that can imagine "Spring". There was a one guest. Our club is always welcoming guest. So Why don't you join our club meeting together?
Today's word was "take advantage of ". I have learned we could use this phrase for not only positive meaning but also negative meaning. Each speaker and helpers used as much as they can, especially TMOD(ToastMasters Of The Day) used this phrase more than any members. Congratulation!

* Prepared Speech
Prepared Speech is a speech according to manuals published by Toastmasters International. A speaker shall speak a speech based on the objectives of the manuals.
In the meeting, we had three prepared speakers.
・Treasure
・Even a small tree has its own history
・Motivation
The first speaker gave us his personal episodes about " Treasure".
It is difficult for all of us to find our own treasure. His treasure is....true love for a woman. He experienced a lot of broken heart(?) in his life, but finally, he got his true love. How did he do that? This is what today's his speech.

The second speaker explained about the purpose of planting one small tree which planted among the Okinawa island. He well researched his topic and taught us. Besides, his presentation materials made us well understand his topic. I would like to go to Okinawa, and see that small tree.
The third speaker taught us how to study effectively. It is difficult for us to memorize by just reading. So he explained how we improve that. He utilizes amazing vocal variety and body language. His experience of Toastmasters is only six month, however he has an excellent speech skill already. I'm looking forward to seeing his next speech.

Table Topics is a style of instant and impromptu speeches. The Table Topics master gives the audience a topic and assigns a member as a speaker. The speaker MUST speak about the topic in two minutes. It's a good practice to develop quick response skill.
In this session, the Table Topics master gave us the following topics.
・Please tell me how to memorize correctly.
・What do you want to start from spring?
・Please tell me time management tip. 
・What color is spring for you?
Comment: Today's topics were suitable because two of them were about spring and the other two were the interest of T.T master. She gave me the second topic so I explained about my resolution which I would like to start from now on. Thank you very much for providing that topic.
* 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 more effective.
In the evaluation, we got very tough and proper feedback. Since there is no teacher at Toastmaster, I realized that it is a wonderful system to evaluate each other's good points and point out the improvement points

* 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!