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.