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2009, 2020

#250 Meeting Minutes

By |9月 20th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Long time no see all! Three months have passed since our new leadership team has been installed. We are now enjoying hybrid styled meeting at Nakahara-shiminkan + ZOOM.   In the Table Topics Session, T.A, asked very unique questions. He supposed each speaker is a prime minister of Japan and asked several tough questions, like "How do you tackle with the COVID-19?" or "How do you increase Japanese birth rate?". [...]

2606, 2020

#244 Meeting Minutes

By |6月 26th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Finally, FINALLY! We had our onsite meeting for the first time since February! Of course, all of them were very conscious to the infection risk. Everyone wore a mask and took a distance between each other. In addition, we tried a hybrid-style meeting for the first time, connecting the venue with ZOOM. It was a very challenging try, but we successfully managed it!   In the Table Topics Session, R.B, the [...]

706, 2020

#243 Meeting Minutes

By |6月 7th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes I'm very sorry I forgot to update the blog for the last two weeks... June has started! It's the last month of this Toastmasters fiscal year.  We only have another meeting left.   In the Table Topics Session, M.S asked questions about "present", like "What is the most impressive present you have ever got?" or "What do you want know for a present?". It is one of the most [...]

1005, 2020

#241 Meeting Minutes

By |5月 10th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes How did you spend your Golden Week? Oh, I'm sorry; it was not Golden Week, it was Gaman Week. I spent my time studying some political issues and programming. And of course, I completed my Gaman Week with our wonderful meeting!   In the Table Topics Session, H.S asked very interesting questions , such as "Which do you focus more, result or process?" or "Do you think your mentality [...]

505, 2020

海外クラブの例会見学 / Visiting club meeting internationally

By |5月 5th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Visiting club meeting internationally Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. One of our members said in the last meeting, "Many clubs are holding meetings online. Maybe we can visit some meetings internationally." It made me take a challenge to visit Wall Street Toastmasters Club, located in New York! Main procedure of a meeting was pretty much the same as ours, but members spoke English much faster than [...]

2504, 2020

今後の例会について/About our upcoming meetings

By |4月 25th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

About our upcoming meetings Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. Two months have passed since we moved our meetings to online. Although it was our very first challenge, I believe we are doing very well with it; the number of attendees are increasing and we got a new member in the last meeting! I really appreciate everyone's contribution. For our upcoming meetings, we will hold them online. [...]

2004, 2020

#240 Meeting Minutes

By |4月 20th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes What do you do to mitigate your stress staying at home? Why don't you join our meetings? We had our third online meeting. Almost two months have passed since we started our meeting online. It seems members are getting used to it and could enjoy it as well as our onsite meetings!   In the Table Topics Session, H.W asked some very critical questions about our life, society, and [...]

1104, 2020

変わる世界 / Changing world

By |4月 11th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Changing world Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. Due to the pandemic of the COVID-19, Japanese government has declared a state of emergency. How are you spending these days? I really feel that our society or the world is changing rapidly in the last few months. Remote working, which many companies hesitated to adopt, is now becoming common rapidly. People are seeking a lifestyle reducing connection with [...]

504, 2020

#239 Meeting Minutes

By |4月 5th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Are you staying at home? Yes, we are! Having our regular meeting online! Due to the pandemic of the COVID-19, we have been holding our meeting online since March. Yesterday, we had our third online meeting. Until yesterday, we only had a few members without any guests, but this time, we got many members and wonderful guests!   In the Table Topics Session, two members played the role of [...]

2203, 2020

#238 Meeting Minutes

By |3月 22nd, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Amid the agitation of the COVID-19, we held our regular meeting online for the first time. The meeting timetable was shortened and only limited number of roles were assigned. Everyone was a bit confused to attend this unique style of a meeting. In Table Topics Session, Y.S asked some questions on the COVID-19. Everyone seemed to be affected by it in some way, but I was really relieved to [...]

1603, 2020

21st March meeting canceled / 3/21例会はキャンセルいたします

By |3月 16th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

21st March meeting canceled Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. Visionaries officers have decided to cancel our next meeting on 21st March, considering the situation of COVID-19 corona virus. Instead, we'll hold an online meeting! It will be our second time to do it, but what will happen...? Please make sure you take care of yourself. 3/21例会はキャンセルいたします こんにちは、Visionaries TMC会長のY.Tです。 役員会議を行い、コロナウイルスの状況を鑑みて、3/21の例会はキャンセルすることにいたしました。 代わりに、オンラインでの例会を開催いたします。2回目の開催となりますが、どうなるでしょうか。。。 みなさま、くれぐれも感染予防に努めてください。

803, 2020

Online meeting / オンラインミーティング

By |3月 8th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Online meeting Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. As I have announced in the previous article, we canceled our next meeting on 7th March, considering the situation of COVID-19 corona virus. But instead, we tried an online meeting for the first time! We used an app called ZOOM and found that the meeting was far better than we expected. There were some noises due to the network [...]

103, 2020

7th March meeting canceled / 3/7例会はキャンセルいたします

By |3月 1st, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

7th March meeting canceled Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. Visionaries officers have decided to cancel our next meeting on 7th March, considering the situation of COVID-19 corona virus. 21st March meeting is expected to be held as usual. We'll make announcement again. Please make sure you take care of yourself and looking forward to seeing you all in the 21st meeting. 3/7例会はキャンセルいたします こんにちは、Visionaries TMC会長のY.Tです。 役員会議を行い、コロナウイルスの状況を鑑みて、3/7の例会はキャンセルすることにいたしました。 3/21の例会は通常通り開催予定ですが、改めてご連絡いたします。 [...]

2202, 2020

Announcement about up coming meetings / 今後の例会についてのご連絡

By |2月 22nd, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Announcement about up coming meetings Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. Considering the epidemic of the new corona virus, we have decided a policy for up coming meetings as the follows: No socialisation parties for up coming meetings We will avoid socialisation parties until the threat of corona virus ends or weakens. We will decide when to resume it considering the situation. Avoid attending the meeting with [...]

1702, 2020

Area Contest 2020 / エリアコンテスト 2020

By |2月 17th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Area Contest 2020 Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. We had the Area Contest yesterday. Our contestants were me  for English contest and another Y.T for Japanese contest. And the result was... we both won the third position! It was a very high quality contest as all speakers made great speeches. Although I was in a third place, I'm really satisfied with it. Everyone who contributed to [...]

1602, 2020

#237 Meeting Minutes

By |2月 16th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes We didn't have any guests in the yesterday's meeting. Although we'd like to have many guests, a meeting without any guests makes us relaxed. In the Table Topic Session, K.M asked questions about Tokyo Olympics, Corona virus , and Global warming. All questions were very timely and close to us. All members could think of their own answers easily, so it was a very nice session. In the prepared [...]

1002, 2020

What is contest speech? / コンテストスピーチとは?

By |2月 10th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

What is contest speech? Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. February 16th is the Area Contest. The Area Contest is a contest which around 5 clubs compete with each other on speeches. The winner can have a chance to participate in the International Contest. Contest speeches are different from the speeches done in our regular meetings. You need to design it carefully with a concrete tactics. The [...]

1002, 2020

#236 Meeting Minutes

By |2月 10th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes I'm sorry for my late update... Last weeks' meeting were full of guests, we got 4 guests! I hope we welcomed the guests with warm and friendly atmosphere. The more the atmosphere gets warm, the happier we get. In the Table Topic Session, H.M asked philosophical questions about "Happiness", such as "What does 'happiness' mean for you?" or "What can a society do for you to increase your happiness". [...]

2801, 2020

Who runs a club? / 誰がクラブを運営しているの?

By |1月 28th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Who runs a club? The main place of Toastmasters activities is each club. There are 16,800 clubs in total around the world and about 200 clubs in Japan. Then, who runs the clubs? Today, I'd like to introduce the Officers who run the clubs. Each club has 7 officers. They are elected in every June and operates the clubs for a year from July. Details of each officers is as [...]

2001, 2020

COT and TLI 2020

By |1月 20th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

COT and TLI 2020 Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. Yesterday, 19th Jan, I attended COT and TLI in Odaiba. COT stands for Club Officers Training. It is an annual event where club officers gather and discuss varieties of issues. Usually it is held by each Division, but this time, it was held with several Divisions together. The main topic was "How to increase memebers". Each club [...]

2001, 2020

#235 Meeting Minutes

By |1月 20th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Tonight's meeting was the second one in 2020. We only had a week for preparation, but all members did very well for the meeting. In the Table Topic Session, S.K asked very good questions common to all members, such as "What would you do if you've got a month vacation", or "Who is the best leader for you?". It is pretty difficult to think of questions common to everyone, [...]

1201, 2020

What is Contest? / コンテストってなに?

By |1月 12th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

What is Contest? Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. As I wrote in the Meeting Minutes, the first meeting in 2020 was a Club Contest. I'm sorry that I could not create a warm atmosphere... I had no room to do that. By the way, what is "Contest"? Toastmasters has a contest every year. Let me briefly explain what the contest is.   Toastmasters holds a contest [...]

1201, 2020

#234 Meeting Minutes

By |1月 12th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Happy new year! Tonight's meeting was the first one in 2020! I was very happy to see the members faces. However, I didn't have a room to do such a warm greeting (I'm sorry...), because we had an In-house contest for the up coming Area Contest in February! This time, four contestants competed with each other. It was a very high level and exciting contest, as all contestants were [...]

501, 2020

2020 resolution / 2020年の抱負

By |1月 5th, 2020|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

2020 resolution Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. 2020 has come! Shougatsu holidays have passed rapidly... Have you enjoyed it? Let me write club resolutions for 2020.   1. 3 more new members As a goal of this fiscal year, I'd like to add more members. Namely, I'd like to add 3 more members by June. Last year was a year of preparation, updating this website and [...]

3112, 2019

Reflecting 2019 / 2019年の振り返り

By |12月 31st, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Reflecting 2019 Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. 2019 is about to pass. In this article, let me reflect 2019.   February: Area Contest In Feb 2019, Area Contest was held and our veteran member HK competed in it as our representative. She made a speech about her love toward pandas with a message that one must not hide his/her love toward something because of external opinion. [...]

2212, 2019

Benefit of Toastmasters / Toastmastersで得られること

By |12月 22nd, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Benefit of Toastmasters Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. I have been writing about the overview of Toastmasters. Learning public speaking and leadership in a global organization through meetings and Pathways. This is the main activities of Toastmasters. What are other benefits of joining Toastmasters? 1. Connection with diverse members Toastmasters has a great diversity, sex, age, background, etc. You can have a connection with such a [...]

2212, 2019

#233 Meeting Minutes

By |12月 22nd, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Happy Christmas!!! Tonight's meeting was the last one in 2019 and Christmas special! Members were asked to wear something red and bring a present. At the beginning of the meeting, we exchanged our presents. Presents varied a lot, from the typical ones to unique ones. In the Table Topic Session, KT asked questions reflecting 2019, such as a word of this year or some sad news. Members were asked [...]

1612, 2019

What is Pathways? / Pathwaysって何?

By |12月 16th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

What is Pathways? Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. I have introduced the basic procedure of Toastmasters meetings in the previous article. There, I have used a word "Pathways". This is an education program offered by Toastmasters International, which all members follow. It contains plenty of practical contents, but it is pretty difficult to understand, especially for beginners. So, I would like to introduce what Pathways is! [...]

1012, 2019

What are Toastmasters activities? / Toastmastersはどんな活動をしている?

By |12月 10th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

What are Toastmasters activities? Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. I have introduced what Toastmasters is in the previous post. As written in the post, Toastmasters is an organisation which aims to develop public speaking skills and leadership. Then, through what kind of activities do members develop those skills? Today, I would like to introduce Toastmasters main activity, club meeting. Club meetings are usually held twice a [...]

1012, 2019

#232 Meeting Minutes

By |12月 10th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Usually, Toastmasters meeting proceeds only with members and guests. However, tonight, we got a guest speaker from other club, Yokohama-Hiyoshi TMC! It was an exciting night to hear other club members speech, needless to say, our members speeches as well! In the Table Topic Session, TA gave a very unique questions. They were based on his experience during world travel, but he required "creative" questions. As I'm not a [...]

2311, 2019

What is Toastmasters? / Toastmastersって何?

By |11月 23rd, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

What is Toastmasters? Hello everyone, this is Y.T, President of Visionaries TMC. I have been a member of this club, or Toastmasters, for three years. I really enjoy our activities and would recommend many people to start Toastmasters journey. However, as soon as I introduce Toastmasters to my friends or colleagues, any people just say, "What the hell is Toastmasters...?" So, today, I'd like to introduce what Toastmasters is. Toastmasters [...]

2110, 2019

#229 Meeting Minutes

By |10月 21st, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Tonight's meeting was the first one after the huge typhoon hit Kanto area on 12th Oct. Everyone was relieved to see each other without any injuries. We realised that gathering twice a month regularly is a very precious thing. Considering such a situation, meeting topics were pretty much linked with "disaster" or "risk management". In the Table Topics Session, MU asked some questions about disaster, such [...]

2905, 2019

#219 Meeting Minutes

By |5月 29th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Tonight we were supposed to have a presentation by a Toastmaster from another club who had set up an in-house club within a multinational company. Unfortunately she could not make it anymore so we quickly had to come up with additional things to fill the agenda. First of all, during the opening session our president conducted an activity to learn about TMC's mentorship program. We actually [...]

605, 2019

#217 Meeting Minutes

By |5月 6th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes We had our final meeting in Heisei! I hope everybody had a good time. At first our president introduced the list of 100 people who were considered most influential by the TIME magazine. If you want to know more about them, please check the following link out; TMoE was MU who was a first timer who did a wonderful facilitation. She made nice comments after [...]

1304, 2019

#216 Meeting Minutes

By |4月 13th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes A new fiscal/academic year started in Japan and many of us had a fresh start, too. Some members left the club because of changes in their personal lives but for the first time in about a year KT visited our club. He just missed a payment but will be reinstated as a member very soon. We also welcomed a new member, HW who we are sure [...]

2303, 2019

#214 Meeting Minutes

By |3月 23rd, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes We had a nice cozy meeting. The number of attendees was small. There were only 11 of us. Still we leverage the small turnout to our advantage. Our president decided to interview HK as she represented our club at the area contest the other day. It was fun to ask her questions and hear her answers. TMoE was YT, our dedicated VPE. The word of the evening was [...]

803, 2019

#212 Meeting Minutes

By |3月 8th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes #212 meeting has started with the question from our president.He asked members which Chinese characters might be used for the name of the new era. The order was to choose one character but some teams actually came up with a full name for it. Our club really excited about finding out what it is.Tonight's topicsmaster was SM who asked many philosophical questions. She said that at night [...]

2402, 2019

#211 Meeting Minutes

By |2月 24th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Tonight's TMoE was AM. Due to many cancellations she must have had a hard time but she facilitated the meeting impeccably. Topicsmaster was HS who came up with many questions with the theme of history. He asked interesting questions such as 'who is your favourite historical figure/building/novel?' and engaged the audience very well. Even people who were unlikely to be appointed had their minds rolling with [...]

2001, 2019

#210 Meeting Minutes

By |1月 20th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes We felt like we were in a movie theater. Our club's president played the video of the champion's speech from last year's international speech contest during the opening. It was fun to be in a dark room and watch the video. Big thanks to MK and HS who prepared the audio-visual environment. YU's speaker did a good job.Meeting #210 had a problem to solve; there were only [...]

1401, 2019

#209 Meeting Minutes

By |1月 14th, 2019|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes We had our very first meeting of this year. I felt that there was a lot of energy in the room. The turnout was good. The topicsmaster had of course the theme of 'new year'. HK asked some good old questions such as 'How was your new year holiday' and 'What is your new year resolution?' as well as something a little bit trickier such as 'Is [...]

1612, 2018

#208 Meeting Minutes

By |12月 16th, 2018|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Meeting number 208 was a special meeting with a Christmas theme. I gave a very quick opening remark introducing this year's Chinese character which is 災(pronounced sai) which means disaster. I said I wanted the meeting to be a different sai i.e. 祭which means festival. We welcomed 3 guests. The more the merrier! TMoE was SK who conducted the meeting [...]

112, 2018

#207 Meeting Minutes

By |12月 1st, 2018|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Tonight's TMoE was KK, who was a first-timer. He was thoroughly prepared. He had even printed out the script and used variety of expressions to facilitate the meeting. The word of the evening was 'versus'. What I liked about his introduction of helpers was that he mentioned that there was a first time guest so the explanations should be catered for their needs. Yes members [...]

1711, 2018

#206 Meeting Minutes

By |11月 17th, 2018|Categories: MeetingMinutes|Tags: |

Minutes TMoE was KK who did a wonderful job. She chose 'incredible' as WoE and I would say it is one of the most successful WoEs as it was uttered a lot. It reminded me of 'outstanding' which was another very successful WoE. The table topics were about 1st time something. MK asked questions such as what sports you came to like first, what was the first [...]

211, 2018

#205 Meeting Minutes

By |11月 2nd, 2018|Categories: MeetingMinutes|

Minutes Today we had a different meeting than usual. Since TM KS is going to be our representative for the upcoming Rookies Contest at the beginning of December, we had a meeting focused on contest. We had a slightly longer table topics session than usual led by TM MS. She asked 5 questions all of which were very topical. I did think some of the questions [...]

707, 2018

#196 Meeting Minutes

By |7月 7th, 2018|Categories: MeetingMinutes|Tags: |

Visionaries Toastmasters Club Meeting #197 Minutes (18:00- 20:00 , July 21 2018, @Room#1 Nakahara Shiminkan) No of Members Attended: 14 No of Guests: 4 (Word of the evening) Outstanding (Table Topics) Q1.When you are a child what do you expect the most or what do you want to do most? TM K: summer holidays he enjoys playing with friends, doing homework and 4 weeks of holidays. [...]