Tall Tales!

Tall Tales!

The Tall Tale in American Folklore and Literature, is “a fictional story which is told in the form of personal narrative or anecdotes, which challenges the listener’s credulity with comic outlandishness, and which performs different social functions depending on whether it is heard as true or as fictional.” In other words, because the tall tale is presented as a spontaneous reminiscence that happened either to the narrator or to an acquaintance – with true-life, ordinary details that build up almost imperceptibly to something outrageous – even listeners who hear it as fiction often play along and act as though they believe it to be true. 


Santa Cruz Toastmasters - A Game Changer!

We're a supportive group that help each other grow as speakers and leaders. Our evaluations our stellar, and we video each speaker to help each person grow that much more!

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 270,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,000 clubs that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. At $50 every six months, it is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere.

How Does It Work?
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations - a Peer-to-Peer learning environment. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success.

Ready to Speak Up! Come join us Thursday evenings at 7PM til 8PM. It will be the best hour of your week!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So good. I look forward to hearing about them!

    February 26, 2014

  • Rita B.

    This club is on fire! Wonderful, caring members, all at various points in their communication journeys, GREAT new location, GREAT energy - Just wonderful! Our Tall Tales contest is this Thursday, and International Speech next week.

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could be there. My Thursday evening are at the moment "not my own." How are the club contests going?

    February 26, 2014

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