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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.


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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