2/20/2017

Agenda: 130th Regular Meeting & In-House Speech Contest (2017.2.27)

This is the tentative agenda for the next regular meeting & In-house speech contest. Please let me know if changes are necessary.

Contestants, please send your speech titles to the contest chairs.

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DATE&TIME: 19:00-21:00, Monday, February 27, 2017
VENUE: Room 2, Sogo-Kenkyu Building, Kochi University

19:00  Call to Order by President
           Introduction of the Guests

19:03  Preparation & Briefing

19:10【In-House Speech Contest】
   Contest Chair:    TM Adachi & Kunisawa
   Judges: TM Tomonaga, TM Shinomiya, TM Hashimoto 
   Timers: TM Hayashi,  TM O'doud
   Vote Counters: TM Y. Nagano, TM Miyoshi, TM Hashimoto

 Contestants: 
       TM Wong
       TM Kamisaka
       TM Sawada
       TM Cooley

19:50  Exchange Talk Session     TM Nagasaki

20:10   Award Presentation      President: TM Nagano

20:13   Address by Contest Chair

20:15  Area Contest Preparation Meeting 

20:45  Business Session
             1  Club Officers
             2  Role assignment

21:00  Adjourn

1/27/2017

Kochi Toastmasters Club 127th Regular Meeting Minutes

Date: November 28th 2016
Location: Kochi University Asakura Campus
Attendees: TM Nagasaki, TM Kunisawa, TM Sachi Nagano, TM Tomonaga, TM Hayashi, TM Shinomiya, TM Miyoshi, TM Sawada, TM Yoichi Nagano and TM Cooley
Guests: Ms. Piper O’Dowd(3), Mr. Okazaki(1)
Absentees: TM Kitaoka, TM Tsuchihashi, TM Hashimoto, TM Wong, TM Rai, TM Machida, TM Kamisaka, TM Adachi, and TM Kumon
* 19:00; Call to Order and Opening Remarks by President TM Sachi Nagano:
I`d like to call the 125th Regular Meeting to order. I`d also like to introduce our 2 guests, Piper O’Dowd and Mr. Okazaki as well as our toastmaster for this meeting, TM Sawada.
* Introduction of Guests: Piper and Mr. Okazaki made slight bows.
* 19:03; Greetings By the Toastmaster of the meeting, TM Sawada:
Welcome to the meeting. I hope you will enjoy the meeting by participating. The meeting has three parts: Table Topics, formal speeches and evaluation.
* Word of the Day by TM Sachi Nagano: TM Sachi Nagano introduced the word `mes-merize`. It is a verb meaning to capture the complete attention of someone.
* Introduction of the Evaluation Team by TM Kunisawa:
-Timer: TM Miyoshi
-Vote Counter: TM Shinomiya
-Ah Counter: TM Shinomiya
-Grammarian: TM Piper
* 19:10; Table Topics Session presided by TM S. Nagano: TM S. Nagano encouraged the participants to remember to use “mesmerize” in their speech. The speakers were to find and tell good points of a person or a thing.
TM Y. Nagano found good points of US President elect, Donald Trump, Piper found good points of Ryoma Passport, TM Hayashi found good points of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, TM Sawada found good points of forgetfulness, TM Shinomiya found good points of an aging society, TM Kunisawa found good points of US President candidate, Hilary Clinton, TM Miyoshi found good points of a New Year’s eve, and TM Nagasaki found good points of a small-number-attendees meeting.
19:45; Formal Speech Session presided by TM Sawada:
-TM Cooley did her 9th speech titled “Skin Deep”, Persuade with Power, in the Com-petent Communicator Manual. The speech objectives were;
* To sell your audience on a thing, an idea, a concept, or an opportunity
* At the end of your speech, ask for a sign from your audience that they are sold.
This speech was about how people with tattoos, especially from foreign countries, often get them for reasons that are highly personal and not related to being a crim-inal. You don’t have to like tattoos, and I don’t feel it is necessary to change laws regarding them, but please give people themselves through actions, not appearance.
-TM Tomonaga gave a speech titled “It is good to be bilingual” from the Advanced Manual on Technical Briefing #6 .
Being bilingual seems to be a good thing. Bilingual people can interact with foreign people seamlessly in other country. In addition, a recent study showed that being bilingual is good for our health, especially for brain heath, Let’s keep learning for-eign language and maintaining our mental health.
20:00; Evaluation Session presided by TM Kunisawa:
-Evaluator for TM Cooley: TM Nagasaki
-Evaluator for TM Tomonaga: TM Y. Nagano
* 20:10, Evaluation Team Reports:
-Ah Counter` Report: TM Shinomiya
-Grammarian`s Report: Piper
-Word Master`s Report: TM S. Nagano
-General Evaluator`s Report: TM Kunisawa
* 20:20; Sharing and Awards (Given by TM S. Nagano):
-TM Y. Nagano won the “Best Table Topics Award”.
* 20:30; Business Session presided by TM Nagasaki:
The following roles were decided for the next meeting:
-Toastmaster of the meeting: TM Nagasaki
-Word Master: TM Piper
-General Evaluator: TM Tomonaga
-Timer: TM Hashimoto
-Table Topics Master: TM Y. Nagano
-Vote Counter: TM Shinomiya
-Ah Counter: TM Miyoshi
-Grammarian: TM Wong
-Formal Speech: TM Tsuchihashi, TM Kitaoka, TM Kunisawa, and TM Piper O’Dowd
-Speech Evaluators: TM S. Nagano, TM Hayashi, and TM Cooley, and TM Adachi
* 20:50; Additional Table Topics Session: Find good points of the person next seat.
* 21:00; Meeting Adjourned

Kochi Toastmasters Club 128 Regular Meeting Minutes



DATE&TIME: 15:00-17:00, Saturday, December 17, 2016, VENUE: Room A326, Education & Research Building, Eikokuji Campus, Kochi University of Technology / University of Kochi
Attendees : TM Shinomiya, TM Nagasaki, TM Kitaoka, TM S. Nagano, TM Hayashi, TM Tomonaga, TM Tsuchihashi, TM Hashimoto, TM Adachi, TM Wong, TM Kunisawa, TM Y. Nagano, TM Miyoshi and TM O’Dowd
Absentees : TM Sawada, TM Rai, TM Machida, TM Kumon, TM Cooley and TM Kamisaka
Guests : Mr. Okazaki(2) and Mr. Yamaguchi(3)

-Call to Order by President : President Sachi Nagano called the 128th regular meeting to order.
-Introduction of Guests : There were two guests who introduced themselves.
-Greeting by Toastmaster: TM Nagasaki, the TM of the meeting, greeted everyone present at the meeting.
-New Member Induction Ceremony and Mentor Nomination : TM Piper O'Dowd was inducted as a new member of Kochi Toastmasters Club, she completed the ceremony by reciting the Toastmasters Pledge. TM Wong was also nominated to be her mentor and he accepted the position.
- Word of the Day: Word Master: TM Piper : She chose the word 'absolutely'. -Introduction of Evaluation Team : -General Evaluator: TM Tomonaga
-Timer: TM Hashimoto -Vote-Counter: TM Shinomiya -Ah-Counter: TM Miyoshi -Grammarian: TM Wong
- Table Topics Session】 Table Topics Master: TM Y. Nagano :
During the session, TM Y. Nagano had the participants describe their lives if they were everyday objects. This forced the participants to think on their feet in order to make sad, interesting and even funny stories.
-Timer’s Report & Voting
-Intermission
-Formal Speech Session :
Speaker 1: TM Piper : She gave her Icebreaker Speech explaining to us how she came to find herself in Kochi and what she wishes to accomplish in Toastmasters. In her speech, she demonstrated her ability to use humor extremely effectively and as well as good speech organization skills and tone of voice. Her future as a public speaker seems bright.
Speaker 2: TM Kunisawa : She gave her 5th speech in the Competent Communicator Manual. The skill being emphasized was Vocal Variety. In her speech, she talked about her struggles to pass the eiken test and specifically to write a critical essay on a social-political complicated topic. She showed her strength as a master story teller and also showed her understanding of the speech's objectives by seamlessly mixing in a good mixture of vocal variety.
Speaker 3: TM Tsuchihashi : She gave her second speech from the Advanced Communicator Manual 'Entertaining Speaker'. The skill being emphasized was Using Resources for Entertainment. She managed to accomplish this by explaining to us the many meanings of the Japanese expression 'kometsukibatta' by using exaggeration as well as a small skit to great effect.
Speaker 4: TM Kitaoka : He gave an extremely technical speech about the effectiveness of a medical procedure to treat a foot related problem. He supported his information by using visuals and statistics to illustrate his points.

Evaluation Session】 General Evaluator Evaluator 1: TM Adachi Evaluator 2: TM Hashimoto Evaluator 3: TM Hayashi Evaluator 4: TM S. Nagano -Timer’s Report & Vote -Reports : Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Word Master General Evaluator’s Comments Sharing Address by Toastmaster -Award Presentation President: TM Nagano -Business Session -Adjourn

1/16/2017

リレーエッセイ I ♥ Toastmasters 「緊張感と楽しさと」

私がトーストマスターズに入会して5年が経ちました。
学生時代に英語を専攻していながら最も苦手だったのが英語スピーチ。
その英語スピーチをこんなに続けている、楽しいとさえ感じているとは、学生時代の私には想像もできないでしょう…
継続できる理由はたくさんあるけれど、やはり達成感が得られることと、温かい仲間に自分を開放できることだと思います。
テーマに沿って、スピーチを作り、緊張を乗り越えて発表し、評価を得られる、そして乗り越える度に自分の成長を感じられる。
仕事ではなく、自分自身の私的なことでこんなに緊張感や達成感を感じられる瞬間は他に思いつきません。
いや、緊張感は得られなくてもいいのですが…でも、それがあるからこその達成感ですよね。
トーストマスターズに入って変わったことの一つが、常にネタを探したり、自分について深く考えたりするようになったことです。
自分が頑張ったことや、自分の趣味や仕事など、なぜ?好きなのか、何がいいのか。
今、みんなに伝えたいこと、私がみんなに伝えられることは何なのか。
そして、どうやって伝えるか。
色々考えて発表したとき、真剣に楽しそうに話を聴いてくれる仲間の存在と、仲間からのフィードバックは何より励まされ、
次はどんな風にスピーチしようかな、とモチベーションになります

次の例会が楽しみなような、その日が来てほしくないような、複雑な日々を過ごしつつ今日もネタを探しています…♪
(あだち)
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ず~~っと止めていてごめんなさい。次は神坂さんにお願いします!

12/27/2016

The new member of our Toastmasters Club!

We have a new member joining our club, Miss Piper O’Dowd. We are looking foward to your speech and hope to get you know you better!

Also we' re always looking for new members, everyone is welcome! Join us!!!





12/22/2016

Agenda: 129th Regular Meeting (2017/1/23)


DATE&TIME: 19:00-21:00, Monday, January 23, 2017
VENUE: Room 2, Sogo-Kenkyu Building, Kochi University

*Be sure to bring your leadership manual

19:00  Call to Order by President
           Introduction of the Guests

19:03  Greeting by Toastmaster:    TM Adachi
           Word of the Day: Word Master: TM Y. Nagano
           Introduction of Evaluation Team
             General Evaluator: TM Wong
                 Timer: TM  Hayashi  Vote-Counter: TM Miyoshi
                 Ah-Counter:              Grammarian: TM Kunisawa

19:10  【Table Topics Session】  Table Topics Master: TM O'dowd
19:28    Timer’s Report & Vote

19:30   Intermission

19:40 【Formal Speech Session】
   Speaker 1: TM Hashimoto
     (AD #1, The entertaining speech, 5-7 min)
     Title: My prayer
   Speaker 2: TM Y. Nagano
      (CC #3, Get to the Point, 5-7 min) 
     Title: Just Stand by
   Speaker 3: TM Shinomiya
     (AD #1,Story telling, The Folk Tale, 7-10 min)
     Title: The Little Fox, Gon
   Speaker 4: TM S. Nagano
     (AD #4, A Fact Finding Report, 5-7 min, Q & A Session: 3 min)
     Title: Winner or Loser?     

20:15  Timer’s Report & Vote

20:20 【Evaluation Session】   General Evaluator
    Evaluator 1: TM  Tsuchihashi
    Evaluator 2: TM  Sawada
    Evaluator 3: TM  Cooley
    Evaluator 4: TM  Nagasaki

20:30  Timer’s Report & Vote

20:30  Reports 
    Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Word Master
    General Evaluator’s Comments
    Sharing
20:40    Address by Toastmaster
20:42   Award Presentation      President: TM Nagano
20:45  Business Session
             1  Club Officers
             2  Role assignment
             3  Area Contest Meeting 
21:00  Adjourn

12/09/2016

Kochi Toastmasters Club 127th Regular Meeting Minutes

Kochi Toastmasters Club 127th Regular Meeting Minutes
Date: November 28th  2016
Location: Kochi University Asakura Campus
Attendees: TM Nagasaki, TM Kunisawa, TM Sachi Nagano, TM Tomonaga, TM Hayashi, TM Shinomiya, TM Miyoshi, TM Sawada, TM Yoichi Nagano and TM Cooley
Guests: Ms. Piper O’Dowd(3), Mr. Okazaki(1)
Absentees: TM Kitaoka, TM Tsuchihashi, TM Hashimoto, TM Wong, TM Rai, TM Machida, TM Kamisaka, TM Adachi, and TM Kumon
       19:00; Call to Order and Opening Remarks by President TM Sachi  Nagano:
I`d like to call the 125th Regular Meeting to order. I`d also like to introduce our 2 guests, Piper O’Dowd and Mr. Okazaki as well as our toastmaster for this meeting, TM Sawada.
       Introduction of Guests: Piper and Mr. Okazaki made slight bows.
       19:03; Greetings By the Toastmaster of the meeting, TM Sawada:
Welcome to the meeting. I hope you will enjoy the meeting by participating. The meeting has three parts: Table Topics, formal speeches and evaluation.
       Word of the Day by TM Sachi Nagano: TM Sachi Nagano introduced the word `mesmerize`. It is a verb meaning to capture the complete attention of someone.
       Introduction of the Evaluation Team by TM Kunisawa:
-Timer: TM Miyoshi
-Vote Counter: TM Shinomiya
-Ah Counter: TM Shinomiya
-Grammarian: TM Piper
       19:10; Table Topics Session presided by TM S. Nagano: TM S. Nagano encouraged the participants to remember to use “mesmerize” in their speech. The speakers were to find and tell good  points of a person or a thing.
TM Y. Nagano found good points of US President elect, Donald Trump, Piper found good points of Ryoma Passport, TM Hayashi found good points of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, TM Sawada found good points of forgetfulness, TM Shinomiya found good points of an aging society, TM Kunisawa found good points of US President candidate, Hilary Clinton, TM Miyoshi found good points of a New Year’s eve, and TM Nagasaki found good points of a small-number-attendees meeting.
19:45; Formal Speech Session presided by TM Sawada:
-TM Cooley did her 9th speech titled “Skin Deep”, Persuade with Power, in the Competent Communicator Manual. The speech objectives were;
  To sell your audience on a thing, an idea, a concept, or an opportunity
  At the end of your speech, ask for a sign from your audience that they are sold.
This speech was about how people with tattoos, especially from foreign countries, often get them for reasons that are highly personal and not related to being a criminal. You don’t have to like tattoos, and I don’t feel it is necessary to change laws regarding them, but please give people themselves through actions, not appearance.
-TM Tomonaga gave a speech titled “It is good to be bilingual” from the Advanced Manual on Technical Briefing #6 .
Being bilingual seems to be a good thing. Bilingual people can interact with foreign people seamlessly in other country. In addition, a recent study showed that being bilingual is good for our health, especially for brain heath, Let’s keep learning foreign language and maintaining our mental health.
20:00; Evaluation Session presided by TM Kunisawa:
-Evaluator for TM Cooley: TM Nagasaki
-Evaluator for TM Tomonaga: TM Y. Nagano
       20:10, Evaluation Team Reports:
-Ah Counter` Report: TM Shinomiya
-Grammarian`s Report: Piper
-Word Master`s Report: TM S. Nagano
-General Evaluator`s Report: TM Kunisawa
       20:20; Sharing and Awards (Given by TM S. Nagano):
-TM Y. Nagano won the “Best Table Topics Award”.
       20:30; Business Session presided by TM Nagasaki:
The following roles were decided for the next meeting:
-Toastmaster of the meeting: TM Nagasaki
-Word Master: TM Piper
-General Evaluator: TM Tomonaga
-Timer: TM Hashimoto
-Table Topics Master: TM Y. Nagano
-Vote Counter: TM Shinomiya
-Ah Counter: TM Miyoshi
-Grammarian: TM Wong
-Formal Speech: TM Tsuchihashi, TM Kitaoka, TM Kunisawa, and TM Piper O’Dowd
-Speech Evaluators: TM S. Nagano, TM Hayashi, and TM Cooley, and TM Adachi
      20:50; Additional Table Topics Session: Find good points of the person next seat.

       21:00; Meeting Adjourned