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[Meeting Report ] #186 February 17

posted Feb 19, 2018, 12:05 AM by VTMC Admin

While, until just recently, "bubbly" dance implied something more secretive, these days it means a sort of vivid dance performances featuring unique choreography and retro costumes, caricaturizing Japan's economic mania during 1980s-90s, so-called  the "bubble" period. For some reason, our meeting tonight started off with the simulation of this.  The character dancing was meant to be Nora Hirano, a comedienne who's gotten popular, making fun of people and life styles in the "bubble" period.  See the photos.


We had one guest.  Thanks for joining!


[Number of guests]        1

 

[Word of the evening]     Ambidextrous

 

[Table Topics]

Q1: Which winter sport do you like to watch, and why?

->EW:Skiing. She likes skiing, since her hometown is hot and it doesn’t snow.

 

Q2: If you start a winter sport now, which sports would you choose?

->GB: New sports of drinking with ice glasses.

 

Q3: What is your most impressive memory of Valentine's day?

->ES: That she was given a rose from her colleague in the US.

 

Q4: If you have the right to decide, who would you choose for National Honor Award ?

-> YU: Kanou Jigorou, the founder of Judo. It is an extraordinary acheivement to create a worldwide sport.

 

[Prepared Speeches]

KK:

     Project #1 “The Ice Breaker"

     Title: “KK explains himself"

     Digest: Self introduction speech about his family and his hobby. 

YS:

     Project #4 “How To Say It"

     Title: “Multicultural Japan"

     Digest: Interesting speech with prescience about “multicultural symbiosis”. 

HK:

     Project #5 “Your Body Speaks"

     Title: “Too Much Milk"

     Digest: Dramatic and teaching story about the danger of taking too much dairy products. 

 

[Award Results]

Best Table Topic speaker: YU

Best Evaluator:                  JM

Best Speaker:                    HK


 [Notes]

11th March: Area contest

31st March - 1st April: Outing



Interested? Visionaries Toastmasters Club always looks forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com


Upcoming Meetings

posted Feb 18, 2018, 8:24 PM by VTMC Admin

You are welcome to drop by and join

- March       (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- March      17  (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Takatsu Civic Hall
- April           7  (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall

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[Meeting Report ] #185 February 3

posted Feb 3, 2018, 10:34 PM by VTMC Admin   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 10:48 PM ]

Toastmasters in Japan holds District (National) Confereces twice a year in spring and in fall.  For this spring, it is scheduled for May 11 through 13 in Tokyo.
One of the highlights there is obviously the Speech Contest, where winners from across Japan will meet, compete, and spark!
(For further reference, here is the 2018 Conference Trailer movie: https://youtu.be/rNj83qDwJf8)

Today, Visionaries Toastmasters Club held our in-house Speech Contest to decide on our representative.
4 contestants, 4 serious minds, 4 moments of truth.....  They led us, challenged us, and inspired us!!!

Congratulations to all the contestants! 
Congratulations to YT, our representative at the Area 52 Contest (for the 5 clubs in the neighborhood) forthcoming on March 11!!!!

Last but not least, we had 3 guests tonight, one of whom declared to join our Club!!


Interested? Visionaries Toastmasters Club always looks forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com

Upcoming Meetings

posted Feb 3, 2018, 7:35 PM by VTMC Admin

You are welcome to drop by and join

- February 17  (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- March        (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- March      17  (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Takatsu Civic Hall

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[Meeting Report ] #184 January 20

posted Jan 22, 2018, 2:15 AM by VTMC Admin

[Number of guests]      1

[Word of the evening]   To-die-for

[Table Topics]
Q1: What was the event you have prepared the most?
-> EW: Her daughter’s birthday.
Q2: Have you ever done any surprise (e.g. flashmob) to someone? If not, would you like to do it?
-> ES: Yes, done when her colleague left her company.
Q3: What do you do not to catch cold?
->YT: Basically, nothing in particular, but her husband once ate a big beef steak at midnight to shake it off.
Q4: What do you think about the cultural difference that the Japanese wear masks, but foreign people don’t?
-> AM: Surprised at first, but got to understand that wearing masks meant caring about people around you.
Q5: Do you have any unique way to recover from cold?
-> YU: Sleep well. It is important to have enough rest.

[Prepared Speeches]
SK:
     Project #8 “Get comfortable with visual aids"
     Title: “Still Care About Cicadas"
     Digest: Interesting and academic speech about “magicicadas”
HS:
     Project #2 “Organize your speech"
     Title: “Walk the Talk"
     Digest: Well organized and sincere speech about his new year resolution.
CH:
     Project #6 “Vocal Variety"
     Title: “The Language You Use"
     Digest: A view about the relationships between personal characters and language.

[Award Results]
Best Table Topic Speaker: AM
Best Evaluator:                   YT
Best Speaker:                     CH

[Notes]
3rd Feb: In-house contest
11th March: Area contest
31st March - 1st April: Outing

Interested? Visionaries Toastmasters Club always looks forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com

Upcoming Meetings

posted Jan 22, 2018, 12:32 AM by VTMC Admin

You are welcome to drop by and join

- February  (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- February 17  (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- March       (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall

Access:
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[Meeting Report ] #183 January 13

posted Jan 15, 2018, 5:31 PM by VTMC Admin   [ updated Jan 15, 2018, 5:39 PM ]

Don't misunderstand the first 2 photos:  We were not having a bust...
...Rather, were seriously demonstrating how to take advantage of the popularity of "Ghostbusters" in favor of our "Toastmasters" activities.
Don't you think they sound quite similar?  We wish us best of luck!

2018's first regular meeting was  blessed with 3 guests.  Come again for fun!

[Number of Guests]         3 

[Word of the Evening]     Phenomenal

[Table Topics]
Q1 for EW: What is your new year resolution? EW
Q2 for SK:  How was your last year relodution fulfilled?
Q3 for EO:  Where is your most enjoyablre place?
Q4 for YS:  Which do you like better cat or dog?

[Prepared Speeches]
MO:
  Project #4 "How to say it"
  Title: "Feedbacking the chef"
CH:
  Project #5 "Your body speaks"
  Title: "Youngest now"
YU:
  Advanced Project #1 "The speach to inform"
  Title: “Is this time different?”
ES:
  Advanced Project #5 "Speaking after dinner"
  Title: “Enjoy challenging as a beginner”

[Award Results]
Best Table Topic Speaker: SK
Best Evaluator:                   YS
Best Speaker:                     CH

[Notes]
In-house contest on 3rd Feb.
Officers training on 11th Feb.
Area contrst on 11th Mar.
Outing 31st Mar. - 1st Apr.


Interested? Visionaries Toastmasters Club always looks forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com

Upcoming Meetings

posted Jan 13, 2018, 6:09 PM by VTMC Admin

You are welcome to drop by and join

- January   20 (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- February  (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- February 17  (Sat) 18:00-20:00  @ Nakahara Civic Hall

Access:
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Extra! New Year Hike!! Mt. Takao!!!

posted Jan 9, 2018, 5:32 PM by VTMC Admin

Visionaries Toastmasters Club's very first fun for 2018 already ufolded as early as on January 7!

We went to Mt. Takao!  

12 participants from the club, joined by 5 family members: 17 happy hikers, wow!

The Sun blessed us.  The view of Mt. Fuji was breathtaking.  All of us truly enjoyed and relaxed ourselves.


Visionaries Toastmasters Club holds such fun extra events from time to time on top of regular meetings.

We are as serious about having fun together.  Next time, it's your turn to join!


Interested? Visionaries Toastmasters Club always looks forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com

[Meeting Report ] #182 December 16 !!Christmas Special!!

posted Dec 21, 2017, 5:07 AM by VTMC Admin   [ updated Dec 21, 2017, 5:27 AM ]

By the time strees were illuminated romantically with colorful LEDs, we crammed into a meeting room to be ready for our pre-emptive activity....
....We celebrated Christmas early!!!  This had to happen as tonight was our last gathering for 2017.

Members had been asked to appear with something red and/ or green in their dress.  The outcome?  See the first photo.
We went even further as to exchange presents with a price cap at 500 yen each. 

Lots of fun loaded upfront, coupled with the presence of as many as 6 guests, made our meeting absolutely special!!!

Some of us got even merrier after the meeting. (See the third photo)  Happy holidays!

[Number of Guests]         6 

[Word of the Evening]     Indulge

[Table Topics]
Q1: What is the most impressive present you’ve ever had?
-> TK: ¥5,000 book gift card from his parents for his birthday and Christmas combined, while his youger sister got ¥3,000 in each occasion, which meant he was cheated by ¥1,000.
Q2: What is the worst gift that you’ve ever had?
-> AM: 30 clocks, which she got for her wedding.
Q3: What was the biggest event for you this year?
-> HS: That his daughter passed the admission exam to a prestegious elementary school.
Q4: What is the Kanji (Chinese character) of the year for you?
-> KK: “英”; as he started to seriously study English this year.

[Prepared Speeches]
CH:
  Project #4 "How to say it"
  Title: "Smile 24/7"
  Digest: A reflection on her commitment to keeping smile on her face, and how it gave positive impact during her 3-month stay in Indonesia.
MM:
  Project #5 "Your body speaks"
  Title: "Do not put yourself in Takotsubo"
  Digest: A humorous and interesting assorment of facts and findings related to octopus and “Takotsubo” (octopus trap).
YT:
  Project #9 "Persuade with power"
  Title: “All you need is your body and…”
  Digest: Passionate Introduction to body weight training with physical push-up demonstration included as part of it.

[Award Results]
Best Table Topic Speaker: KK
Best Evaluator:                   MK
Best Speaker:                     YT

[Notes]
Picnic to Mt. Takao on 7th Jan.
13th Jan meeting (@Takatsu-shiminkan)
In-house contest on 3rd Feb.
Officers training on 11th Feb.

Interested? Visionaries Toastmasters Club always looks forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com

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