府中トーストマスターズクラブ / Fuchu Toastmasters Club > これまでの開催記録

第174回例会(英語例会)

【日時】2019年4月07日(日)午前10:00から午前11:45
【場所】府中ルミエール 講習会議室
【行き方】
京王府中駅からの経路 (外部サイト) 徒歩約9分
JR府中本町駅からの経路 (外部サイト) 徒歩約19分
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Fuchu town was beautiful with cherry blossoms in warm weather. Cherry blossoms were full
in bloom !! It was quite an occasion to "Ohanami". I saw many people enjoyed "Ohanami"
in the town. But we had a English meeting in a meeting room on April 4 !!

* 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.

・Hello English, long time no see
・Stop me
・Introduction to IoT (Internet of Things)

The first speaker gave us her enthusiasm for learning English. She wanted to go abroad to
learn English when she was a student. But she could not pass a exam for going abroad. After
graduation a school, she was busy working and bringing her children up. So she did not
enough time to learn English. But now, she has enough time and feels pleasure of
learning English. I feel She is very active for the meeting recently. I think she must become
a great leader in Fuchu TMC.

The second speaker gave us humorous episodes when he had been drunk. His love for
wine is popular as well as his love for bicycle in Fuchu TMC. I heard a secret that his family
was tolerant toward his love for drinking before. The secret was that his wife loves drinking
too ! So he can drink every day at home. I think he really has a good family!

The third speaker taught us what IoT was. IoT stands for" Internet of Things ". he told us that
every home electric appliance or social services are connected by internet in future.
Our society may be going to be "Future society" which I saw in comic book when I was a
child! It is very excited. Not only content of his speech, but also his slides he used was
very good. It was concise and stylish and to the point. So very helpful to understand
his 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.

・Do you like the new Japanese era name "Reiwa"?
・Do you like your name ?
・what kind of convenient thing do you think will appear in new era in future?

Comment: We found the new Japanese era name "Reiwa" last week. So, the table topic was
about "New era" . we had three topics about "New era"  and three speakers made nice
speech. Especially , A new member who joined us from the day gave us a wonderful speech
in spite of her first speech!


* 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!