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At the beginning of the meeting, one of participants announces “today’s word”. Speakers can build up practical vocabulary by trying to use today’s word in their speeches.
A prepared speech is made based on the speech manual written by toast masters international. Speakers have to make a speech along purposes in the manual such as “logical speech” and “effective way of speech”. The manual gives us specific advices. Achieving the purposes step by step allows you to improve your speaking skill.
Prepared Speech 1
(TM L-san) Title : When I am 80, I wish I would be…….!
L-san told us about fantastic old woman and wish she would be like that woman. That woman tells us to keep on having purpose or target of whole your life.
Prepared Speech 2
(TM Y-san) Title : How I stay motivated.
Y-san traveled to Taiwan where she enjoyed different kinds of local food and events. The market in Tainan or台南 especially impressed her. I hope I will fly to Taiwan in the future.
Prepared Speech 3
(TM F-san) Title : Have fun at home.
F-san illustrated us the way we enjoy staying at home. She suggest a food processor to make banana juice and reading books in the shelf. I suppose we can find something new to read old books again
Table Topic Session
Table Topics is impromptu speech. A facilitator for Table Topics gives a title of speeches and assigns a speaker. The speaker have to organize his/her idea and make a two-minute-speech on the spot. Quick response ability can be improved through the Table Topics speech.
1 Please tell us your favorite comedy talent or show.
2 Please tell me that you recently big laughed.
3 Please tell us the recommended exercises that can solve the lack of exercise.
4 Please tell us so concentrated that you forget the time.
In the evaluation session, evaluators previously assigned describe good points and area for an improvement and encourage speakers to make more effective speeches. Evaluators have to listen to the speech carefully and are qualified the ability to analyze good points and area for an improvement quickly. Even if you are not evaluator, evaluator-like- listening is a good training to be a good speaker.
The best speaker of each session, prepared speech, table topics and evaluation, is chosen by all participants voting and is awarded for his/her best speak. Congratulations!