Freethought Toastmasters Meeting

You’re invited to attend Freethought Toastmasters, a club of Toastmasters International and a place where you’ll find familiar faces you know from Minnesota Atheists.

Come, listen to toastmaster members speak, and consider joining.

 

The Format for this meeting is the traditional Toastmasters format:

We will have four speeches followed by Table Topics (impromtu speaking) and individual evaluations of each speech. Edible prizes will be awarded to the best speaker and Table Topic participant.

Here are the roles for this meeting:

Toastmaster         Norman
Speaker 1            George
Speaker 2            Lee S.
Speaker 3            Alyssa
Topic Master         Bharath
General Evaluator  Bob
Evaluator 1           Andy
Evaluator 2           Sabrina
Evaluator 3           Lee B
Grammarian          Brian
Ah Counter           Laurel
Timer                   Heather
Joker                   Tim
CL Evaluator         Ron
Hot Seat              Chris

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. While in many other Toastmaster Clubs the culture deters any mention of religion, so atheists feel guarded and often stay "in the closet," this club provides not only training in public speaking, but also continuous education in topics of interest to atheists.

This club offers the opportunity to talk about a wide range of topics. We welcome people of all worldviews, but of course our members tend to be non-religious. We take current events seriously, but our politics range from capitalist to socialist, from liberal to conservative. Our ages run from the 20s to the 60s (and beyond).

If you decide to join, you can learn to be a better, more confident speaker. No matter what our worldviews, we are committed to mutual respect, tolerance, honesty, encouragement and constructive criticism. If you become a member, you will have the opportunity to prepare and deliver speeches regularly, and receive constructive evaluations of your speeches. It’s a great place to become comfortable as a speaker. With the help of other members, we learn to prepare and present effective speeches on a wide range of topics from humorous to serious. We also learn to think fast during our "Table Topics" sessions (impromptu speeches). We never know quite what to expect from our speakers, but we can always count on an interesting evening together.

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  • Chris P.

    Sorry I missed it. I've been sick with bronchitis and feel asleep and didn't wake up until 7. :/

    January 21, 2014

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