93th regular meeting of English session report on 6th in December 2014
I would like to summarize the 93th regular meeting of English session,which was held on 6th in December 2014.
TM M-san was a “Today’s Toast Master “ ,who was served as a chairperson at that meeting.
At the beginning of this meeting, he told us that he had gotten 2 great lessons through our club.
According to him, he came to realize how important smile and open heart were. Adding that active listening was no less important for us to be well-motivated than anything else.
“Smile, Open heart, Active listening” was the key to success not only in the regular meetings but also in our daily life.
This meeting had the session called “Word of the day”which was introduced by TM S-san, who was called ”Our New Hope” introduced by TM M-san.
She introduced a today’s word ,”sharp”.
She explained to us how to use it .
As the winter season is coming, the air becomes so clear that we can enjoy seeing Mt.Fuji, whose outline is very ‘sharp’.
And as for daily life, it is important to ‘sharpen’ our sense.
The words ’Sharp’ and ‘Sharpen’ are often used in our daily conversation, so she made a good choice.
Next session, we had 3 English speeches there.
First speaker was TM Y-san. The title of the speech was “ The Best Ski Tour”.
According to TM Y-san, he is very happy to come the winter season, the most favorite season of all. Because he can enjoy skiing ! He had a lot of happy experiences in the ski tours. During late night, he would often leave home in order to get to his destination for skiing early morning.
The early morning was the best time to ski, as nothing was dirty and the air was clear!
Sometimes seeing the white snow, people can enjoy some tracks of animals, rabbits, foxes and so on.
And to be surprised, he would often spend some time practicing some speeches and communication training during the boarding time of his lift. He said that thanks to his practice, he had never been bored with his boarding time. It changed the best practice time for Toast Masters.
Finally, he insisted how wonderful the sky was and suggested that we should enjoy the winter season.
To hear his speech, I thought a lot of members would like to enjoy skiing!
The next speech was TM H-san’s.
She read some papers about Matala Yousafzai, who got Nobel Peace Prize this year.
Malala was an only 17 years girl, and defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived.
Finally , TM T-san made a speech about high performance leadership.
She shared her experience through Division D contest the other day.
She made some experience how important it was to keep well-motivated. The staff had to prepare for the contest for a long time, so they are sometimes well-motivated and at that times not.
According to her, she learned that the key to success for leadership was mainly 3 factors.
2. Showing the vision
3. Sound health
It seems important not only in leadership but also in our daily life. Is it right?
TM N-san was a evaluator of the 1st speaker TM-Y-san.
TM-M-san was of the 2nd one ,TM H-san.
TM-O-san was of the 3rd one, TM-T-san.
Every evaluator was kind enough to tell their strong points and of course their points of improvements for the next speech.
Their evaluations were so concrete and clear that we can always improve our speech better.
I had a very good time indeed through 93th regular meeting .
How about attending the next class !