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Weekly Toastmaster Meeting
Come and try out our Toastmaster group. We are a fun group and we LOVE to have guests! Anyone is welcome to attend, no cost, no commitment. We usually have 15-20 (or more) people attending. You will find out what we do and how this might help you gain confidence, leadership skills, and become a great presenter and speaker. If you like our unique bunch of people, you can keep coming as a guest. Everyone feels a bit nervous at first. Speaking at Toastmasters gives you what you need to overcome fear, shyness, or nerves. We make it FUN! As a guest, you do not have to speak. Just come and enjoy the meeting, have a few laughs and meet new friends. Our District director said that our club is the most fun of all that she has visited. We Agree! Some guests decide to get up and do an impromptu short speech during our Table Topics segment. It is LOW pressure, just 1-3 minutes. If you want to jump in, guests are welcome to participate in Table Topics. Toastmasters clubs run according to a similar format. Each club is able to make the meetings work for its purposes. Toastmasters meetings have these roles: -- A Toastmaster who runs the meeting from start to finish, introducing each portion, and sometimes offering a theme for the meeting. -- At least one Speaker (up to three per meeting) speaking from five to ten minutes. -- A Timer who times speeches and evaluations. Speaking within an allotted time is a valuable skill as most people tend to run overtime or to under prepare. -- A Grammarian who counts unneeded or “filler” words such as “uh” and “um”, which can keep a speech from being dynamic. -- Evaluators who evaluate each speech. Evaluations provide genuinely useful feedback to the speakers. -- A General Evaluator who gives feedback on the evaluations and evaluates the other meeting roles so that members can improve performance in those areas. -- A Table Topics Master who runs the Table Topics portion of the meeting. The Table Topics Master introduces the topic, keeps track of each 1-2 minute speech in order to summarize the speeches so they can be voted upon, and announces a winner (or winners) at the end of the meeting. This portion is intended to be a fun way to practice on-the-spot speaking.

YWCA

2222 14th St · Boulder

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Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Currently, our Toastmaster group has just over 20 regular members and we are looking for a few new members to add to our diverse group. We are a fun, supportive group here to help you reach your goals! We meet every Thursday except ones that fall on major holidays. You are invited to join us as a guest so you can see what a typical meeting is like - with no obligation. We ask that visitors arrive by 11 : 50 a.m. so we can welcome you and get you seated before the meeting starts. Meetings start promptly at 12 : 00 p.m. Meetings end at 1 : 00 p.m. We meet at the YWCA, 2222 14th St Boulder in Boulder, Colorado ( Metered parking in front or free street parking to the North )

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