Meeting minutes

Keyforce Meeting Minutes

May11th, 2018

It was the greatest honor for Keyforce Toastmasters Club to host a special workshop at the District 76 Spring Contest.
We welcomed DTM Pat Johnson, past Toastmasters International President on a workshop about the “Making of Pathways.”
 
With more than 100 Toastmasters around Japan attending, Keyforce coordinated the event in a big success!

May 8th, 2018

◆TOPICS
– Word of the evening “Sanguine”
– We had 2 amazing presentations!

1. TM Jason Shi “Chinese Wedding Culture”
Speaking to Inform #2 – Resource for informing

2. TM Tommy Takabu “Tommy’ Speech Clinic”
Speciality speech #3

◆AWARD
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Mai Araki

◆PHOTO
We took a gathering photo! 🙂


April 24th, 2018

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
– Word of the evening “cultivate”
– We had 3 wonderful speakers!

1. TM Michiko Sawa “Practice Makes Perfect”
CC#1 – Icebreaker

2. TM Chihiro Inoue “Anger Management”
CC#2 – Organize your Speech

3. TM Mai Araki “Break the Ice”
The Professional Speaker #4 – The Professional Seminar

◆AWARD
Best Prepared Speaker – TM Mai Araki
Best Evaluator – TM Masako Kuroda
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Ryuichi Onoe

◆PHOTO
Award winners with our mighty Toastmaster of the Evening, TM Kasey Yawata


April 10th, 2018

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
– Word of the evening “Steadfast”
– We had 3 wonderful speakers!

1. TM Giang Bui “Sail Away from the Safe Harbour”
CC#1 – Icebreaker

2. TM Masaaki Ito “My Magical Tool to Improve Public Speech Skill; TED”
CC#2 – Organize your Speech

3. TM Akemi Maruyama “Selecting Your Topic”
The Better Speaking Series

◆AWARD
Best Prepared Speaker – TM Akemi Maruyama
Best Evaluator – TM Mariko Misaka
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Kasey Yawata


March 27th, 2018

Special Workshop with the Pathways Ambassador

◆TOPICS
– Welcome TM Giang Bui to Keyforce! She is our new member, very enthusiastic and passionate with lots of inspiring insights. We are very happy to have you with us.
– We had 8 table topic speeches! A big round of applause to TM Kasey Yawata, our Table Topic Master of the night with various great topics!
– We welcomed TM Naoki Tamura, Pathways Ambassador to deepen our understanding about Pathways.

◆WHAT IS PATHWAYS?
https://www.toastmasters.org/pathways-overview

Pathways is the new Education System of Toastmasters International, launching on May 3rd in Japan.
It is a refined system that elevates our communication level, both in public and private.

◆AWARD
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Giang Bui

◆PHOTO
1. Gathering photo with TM Naoki Tamura
2. Induction ceremony of TM Giang Bui
3. TM Giang Bui got her first “Best Table Topic Speaker” from her first challenge!


March 6th, 2018

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
– Word of the Evening “disseminate”
– We had 1 speech and 2 contest speeches!

1. TM Jason Shi “Bitcoin: A Very Short Introduction”
Speaking to Inform #1 – The Speech to Inform

2. TM Kasey Yawata “Will You Believe in Super Natural Power”
Contest Speech

3. TM Ryuji Yokoyama “The Day”
Contest Speech

◆AWARD
Best Table Topic speaker – TM Mai Araki


February 20th, 2018

Keyforce In-house Speech Contest

Congratulations to our award winners:

1st Place: TM Ryuji Yokoyama
2nd Place: TM Kasey Yawata

A big respectful thank you to our contestants:
TM Ryuji Yokoyama
TM Naoko Adachi

We had a fruitful in-house contest with inspiring speeches.


February 6th, 2018

Keyforce Regular Meeting
“Multiple role festival” – We had a compact meeting but was fun and fruitful as always.

◆TOPICS
– Word of the Evening “turn over a new leaf”
– We had 2 inspiring speeches!
– Congratulations to Mari achieving Advanced Leader Bronze award!!

1. TM Sachiko Nozaki “Sleep – Misterious”
CC #3 – Get to the point

2. TM Mari Kanno “Motivating People”
Leadership Excellence series

◆AWARD
Best Table Topic speaker
TM Ryuichi Onoe

◆PHOTO
– Group photo in memory of the “festival” with everyone’s big passion and commitment.
– Mari’s motivating workshop with the conclusion: To attend Keyforce meetings is the most effective way to improve your English communication skill!


January 23rd, 2018

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
– Word of the Evening “Beyond measure”
– We had 3 very motivating speeches!

1. TM Jason Shi “JAPAN: In My Eyes”
The Entertaining Speaked #1 – The Entertaining Speech

2. TM Tommy Takabu “Quest”
Speciality Speeches #2 – Uplift the Spirit

3. TM Akemi Maruyama “Controlling Your Fear”
The Better Speaker Series

◆AWARD
Best Prepared Speaker – TM Tommy Takabu
Best Evaluator – TM Mariko Misaka
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Mai Araki

◆PHOTO
Award winners with Toastmaster of the Evening TM Naoko Adachi

◆President’s comments
Tonight’s meeting was very motivating for all of us. Speeches were related about how to become better speakers and how Toastmasters – especially Keyforce – has become strength in the Toastmaster experience.
The Word of the Evening perfectly matched the night’s core theme and all members were excited to be a part of the inspiring night.
My passion for Keyforce rose high again tonight – let’s make the 5 months left in this year a successful and motivating time for everyone!


January 9th, 2018

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
– Happy New Year! It was our first meeting of 2018!
– Word of the evening “cherish”
– We enjoyed 3 prepared speeches!

1. TM Sachiko Nozaki “Habits”
CC#2 – Research Your Topic

2. TM Atsuko Karakasa “However——”
Storytelling #3 – The Moral of the Story

3. TM Kasey Yawata “A Crazy Job Applicant”
The Entertaining Speaker #3 – Make them Laugh

◆AWARDS
Best Speaker – TM Atsuko Karakasa
Best Evaluator – TMRyuichi Onoe
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Akemi Maruyama


December 19th, 2017

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
– 4 wonderful speakers!

1. TM Preeti Gupta “Overthinking”
CC#2 – Organize Your Speech

2. TM Kinuko Nakama “How Should I Study English?”
CC#3 – Get to the Point

3. TM Ryuji Yokoyama “The Day”
Storytelling #2 – Let’s Get Personal

4. TM Kasey Yawata “Would You Believe a Supernatural Power?”
Storytelling #4 – The Touching Story

– We had many Toastmasters that was a former Keyforce member but now have established their own clubs. We had a fun and professional night with many experienced members!!
A big thank you to the Toastmaster of the Evening, TM Masako Kuroda for inviting all guests!

◆AWARD
Best Prepared Speaker – TM Ryuji Yokoyama
Best Evaluator – TM Ryuichi Onoe
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Mariko Misaka

◆PHOTO
Award winners with Toastmaster of the Evening TM Masako Kuroda

 

December 5th, 2017

Keyforce Christmas Gala!!!

Our second gala party of the year – led by amazing leadership of Gala Master TM Asako Nakashima and MC Ryuichi Onoe, we all enjoyed the winter night with fun games, songs and dinner!


November 21st, 2017

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
We had 2 great speeches!

1. TM Sachiko Nozaki “Colors”
CC#1 – Ice Breaker

2. TM Akemi Maruyama “2017 International Supported Award”
Special Occasion Speech #5 – Accepting an Award

◆AWARD
Unfortunately we couldn’t vote for the best speaker and best evaluator.

Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Mariko Misaka

◆PHOTO
Congratulations for TM Mariko Misaka as the best table topic speaker and amazing leader as Toastmaster of the Evening!
Since we only had 2 speeches, Table Topic Master TM Ryuichi Onoe did a fabulous arrangement creating impromptu table topic!


November 7th, 2017

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
We had 4 wonderful speakers in great variety!!!
1. TM Masaaki Ito
CC#1 – Ice Breaker

2. TM Naoko Adachi “Slow Steps for Achievements”
CC#10 – Inspire Your Audience

3. TM Ryuichi Onoe “Being Honored with a Best Speaker Award for the First Time”
Special Occasion Speech #5 – Accepting an Award

4. TM Mariko Misaka “My Secret Place”
Storytelling #2 – Let’s Get Personal!

◆AWARDS
Best Prepared Speaker – TM Mariko Misaka
Best Evaluator – TM Mai Araki
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Ryuichi Onoe

◆PHOTO
Award winners with the Toastmaster of the Evening TM Akemi Maruyama


October 17th, 2017

Keyforce Regular Meeting

◆TOPICS
We had 3 amazing speeches!

1. TM Asako Nakashima “Dear Investors”
CC#3 – Get to the Point

2. TM Chihiro Inoue “My Favorite Dangerous Food”
CC#3 – Get to the Point

3. TM Jason Shi “A Commencement Address an Law School of Todai”
CC #10 – Inspire Your Audience

◆AWARDS
Best Prepared Speaker – TM Chihiro Inoue
Best Evaluator – TM Masako Kuroda & TM Mai Araki
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Mana Tanaka

◆PHOTO
Award winners with Toastmaster of the Evening Kasey Yawata


October 3rd, 2017

Keyforce Regular meeting

◆TOPICS
– Word of the evening “auspicious”
– We had 3 amazing speakers!

1. TM Preeti Gupta “Let’s Talk About Festival”
CC#1 – Icebreaker

2. TM Jason Shi “Please Vote for Me: A Legislator Campaign Speech”
CC#9 – Persuade with Power

3. TM Naoko Adachi “Pet Shops”
CC#9 – Persuade with Power

◆AWARDS
Best Prepared Speaker – TM Naoko Adachi
Best Evaluator – TM Mai Araki
Best Table Topic Speaker – TM Akemi Maruyama

◆PHOTO
Winners with Toastmaster of the evening, TM Tommy Takabu.
Mai evaluated Naoko so it was a double award winning night!


September 19th, 2017

Keyforce Regular meeting

◆TOPICS
We had 3 prepared speeches from TM Asako Nakashima, TM Ryota Shimada and TM Yasunari Matsukawa!

◆PHOTO
After our regular meetings at Tokyo Women’s Plaza in Omotesando, we always have a social hour supper at a wonderful Italian restaurant downstairs.
The food, drink , atmosphere and hospitality is superb.
When you become president – you can get a special message every time, and it’s just for presidents.
How would you like to challenge out your leadership at Keyforce?
Special message is one part of the great reward 

UN CAFE
http://www.uncafe-tokyo.com/


September 5th, 2017

Keyforce Fall In-house Speech Contest

◆TOPICS
– This year’s Fall speech contest is all about “Tall-tales”
We had 4 contestants with creative and courageous speeches.
A BIG congratulations to Toastmaster Yasukawa with his speech as Elvis Presley!

– We had an Induction Ceremony for TM Preeti Gupta.
Welcome to Keyforce!

– We received an award from Toastmasters International for Year 2016-2017 as President’s Distinguished Club!!
A big big round of applause to the Immediate Past President TM Ryuichi Onoe and officers for the fabulous effort!

◆AWARDS
Winner of Keyforce In-house Speech Contest
TM Yasunari Matsukawa “I am still alive!”

◆PHOTO
All Keyforce members with “President’s Distinguished Club” ribbon!


August 22nd, 2017

Keyforce regular meeting

◆TOPICS
We had another fruitful regular meeting with 4 wonderful prepared speeches!

1. TM Ryota Shimada “Review of Titanic”
CC#5 – Your Body Speaks

2. TM Naoko Adachi “Job Hunting Tips”
CC#8 – Get Comfortable with Visual Aids

3. TM Atsuko Karakasa “Ayurveda – How fun it is!”
Speaking to Inform – Resources for Informing

4. TM Megumi Raphael Toyama “Madam I’m Adam”
Storytelling – The Moral of the Story

◆AWARDS
Best Prepared Speaker: TM Megumi Raphael Toyama
Best Evaluator: TM Masako Kuroda
Best Table Topic Speaker: TM Mari Kanno

◆PHOTO
Winners with the Toastmaster of the evening, TM Mai Araki


August 1st, 2017

Keyforce Summer Gala!
Keyforce has Summer and Christmas Gala every year, enjoying special speeches, games and dinner outside from our regular meeting place.
This year for Summer Gala, President Mai Araki invited her previous boss who introduced her to Toastmasters.
He was a Toastmaster in US, and he shared with us through a special speech how “Courage” “Skill” “Style” makes successful leaders.


July 18th, 2017

Keyforce Regular meeting

◆TOPICS
– We had the induction ceremony for TM Masaaki Ito
Welcome to Keyforce!

– We had 3 speeches
1. TM Chihiro Inoue “New Style of Work”
CC #2 – Organize your speech
2. TM Ryota Shimada “The difference of Buddhism”
CC#4 – How to Say it
3. TM Ryuji Yokoyama “Little Red Riding Hood”
Storytelling #1 – The Folk Tale

◆AWARDS
Congratulations to TM Ryuji Yokoyama as the best prepared speaker!
His speech was about Little Red Riding Hood – in a new way of style in the 21st Century. We all laughed and enjoyed how he built up a new folktale from traditional to next generation!

◆PHOTO
Induction ceremony for TM Ito! We all pledged that all members will become a great support for his passion to improve public speaking skills!


July 4th, 2017

Keyforce Regular meeting

◆TOPICS
– Starting of the new Toastmaster year 2017-2018

– Word of the evening “notorious”

– We had 3 exciting speeches

  1. TM Ryuichi Onoe “A Toast for the New Officers”
    Special Occasion speeches #1 – Mastering the Toast
  2. TM Masako Kuroda “What is Toastmasters for me?”
    CC #10 – Inspire your audience
  3. Guest speech

◆AWARDS
Best Evaluator – TM Mai Araki
Best Table Topic – TM Yasunari Matsukawa

◆PHOTO
Gathering photo!!!