We would like to announce a Toastmasters demonstration meeting in Tsukuba. The Toastmasters is a public speaking training program. Anyone who is interested in developing good communication skills is welcome!
Are you a shy person who has trouble talking in front of a large audience? Are you a good speaker who would like to develop even better communication skills? If you are just interested in better communication skills and/or leadership development, the Toastmasters will provide you with good opportunities.
We are currently planning to establish a bilingual club of the Toastmasters. The meeting format is still under consideration. However, a tentative format is an English session (one hour with a full format), followed by a Japanese session (30 minutes with a short format).
The purpose of the Japanese session is two-fold, 1) to provide non-Japanese native speakers with Japanese-practice opportunities and 2) to incorporate Japanese who are not confident enough to give English public speeches but like to learn communication skills. We would also very much appreciate your opinions about the format or other issues in this club-building process.
A demonstration meeting will be held at Techno-Growth House of AIST (2F Meeting Room) on April 15th (Thursday). It will start at 7:00 pm through 8:30 pm.
If you have any questions/suggestions about the meeting/TMs, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.
Kouichi Iwasaki, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology phone 81-298-54-6589, iwasaki[at]nibh.go.jp
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