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第176回例会(英語例会)

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■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 "cute". Cute has meaning of not only "pretty for girl" but also "smart" and "clever".
I have fun of watching cute girls on TV.

■ Prepared Speech
Prepared Speech is a speech according to manuals published by Toastmasters International. A speaker should make a speech based on the objectives on the manuals. In the meeting, we had three prepared speakers.
Speech title for first speaker "Recommendation of Sunday painter"
Speech title for second speaker "Small tips for taking an interview"
Speech title for third speaker "Brought up in Kokubunji"

First speaker gave a talk about his hobby, painting. Picture is to emerge painter's character and feeling naturally. And everyone can make their picture only a day in pastel. He illustrated concretely his idea using his piece.
Second speaker spoke about tips for taking an Interview. Giving great impression to interviewers is very important. Appropriate dress and keeping eye contacts make a speaker look confident. We can use these tips for job hunting, negotiating with others and all kinds of situation.
Third speaker told us how she spent her younger days through now, her hobby "gardening" and expectation for toast masters club. I am really impressed she is practicing garden therapy in special nursing house to comfort patients.

■ 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.
Being encouraged to reform how to work, it is timely topic.
Topic#1 Do you get up early in holidays?
Topic#2 What is the best way for enjoying your holidays?
Topic#3 Do you work too much, or are you hardworker?

First speaker for Topic#1 enjoy cooking in holidays, second speaker is busy cleaning house on holidays, and third speaker used to work late when he was a younger employee but now he gives importance to spending time with his family. We should consider about how to spend free time for fulfilling life.

■ 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!