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Meeting No. 361: Learn Public Speaking!
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communications, public speaking, and leadership skills. On the program: after our President opens the meeting, we will listen to a few prepared speeches by members, and then listen to their assigned evaluators who give constructive feedback on what worked and what can be improved. Not a member of Basharia? No problem, you are welcome to join the meeting as our guest to get a taster of the Toastmasters experience! Feeling brave, like you would like to try speaking in public a little yourself? Let us know before the meeting starts, and we'll be sure to call on you for Table Topics. The Table Topics Master will give you a subject on which to make a spontaneous, two-minute speech. Members and guests vote on the evening's best speech, evaluation and Table Topics speech and awards are presented to close the meeting. At the end of the evening, we enjoy snacking together on some simple food while we chat. Please note: Basharia Toastmasters runs its meetings entirely in English. Please also note: For both regular members and guests, our dress code is smart/casual. Think you would like to come to a meeting as a guest to check it out? Join this Meetup Group to stay informed about when they are, RSVP for a scheduled meeting, and introduce yourself in the comments - we'd love to get in touch.

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    Is it hard for you to speak up in a meeting? Are you afraid to take responsibility at work? Do you wish you could learn to put your words together better to say what you mean? Do you wish you had more self-confidence?

    Toastmasters International has been helping people like us learn to grow into better leaders and communicators, for over 90 years. And it works...!

    Come to the Basharia Toastmasters of Abu Dhabi Club to have fun while you work on your personal and professional development. We are business people who meet on Sunday evenings twice monthly to give and critique our speeches and to practice our leadership skills - in a safe, supportive, encouraging environment.

    No pressure, no obligation to join. Just come as our guest to a meeting and sit in to see if you like it. Feeling brave? Let us know before the meeting starts and we'll be sure to call on you to give a three-minute speech on a surprise subject together with our regular members.

    Please note: Basharia Toastmasters runs its meetings entirely in English.

    Dress code: smart/casual

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