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Learn by Doing at Flying Toasters

We're at the beautiful downtown Mountain View and 30 steps
from a free parking garage (enter on High School Way; please
come before 6:30pm as the garage and main lobby close at 7pm):

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  • Anupama S.

    Meeting Minutes - Part 3(Thanks to Madeline)

    -Paresh was our Table Topic Master. The questions spoke so well to people that we had an amazing participation with almost 100% volunteer.
    -Jack was our General Evaluator and provided important feedback and improvement such as
    -Be mindful of the words with special meaning or uncommon words. Make sure to give a proper definition of them or provide proper explanation.
    -Invite speakers to come speak in front.
    -When using a set of pre-made question cards, it is recommended to select them before the meeting instead of picking them at random during the meeting.

    September 11, 2013

  • Anupama S.

    Meeting Minutes - Part 2 (Thanks to Madeline)

    - Claudette gave her 8th speech on 'Rules, Tools, and You - Attitude Counts. Her objectives as explained by Bina, was to use visual cues and honed on the skills she gained from previous speech projects. Her motivational speech demystify and armed us with the right attitude in meeting the challenge of Toastmaster Speech Contest. Basically, everyone can meet the challenge. If you can speak, if you can read time, if you can listing to a speaker, if you can ... then you can be a contestant.
    - Bina evaluated Claudette speech and provided useful feedbacks that we can all apply. Claudette used a very clear and complete visual aids in the form of handouts. Colors in handout helped separate content and would make highlights stand out. When needed, it helps to provide a definition of key words or theme to start everyone on the same feet.

    September 11, 2013

  • Anupama S.

    Meeting minutes. Courtesy: Madeline

    - Ru our Toatmaster officially started our meeting with the gavel bang and reminded everyone that one of the club mission is to have a fun meeting.
    - Six guests introduce themselves and shared their personal goals of Toastmaster.
    - Corey was our Joke Master and shared a story about 3 fortunate and unfortunate men who found a genie in a bottle.
    - Valerie was our Timer. She cued the speakers on their time and track their timing.
    - Daphne was our Ah Counter and help track filler words such as 'so', 'and', 'hmmm', 'ah', etc.
    - David was our Grammarian and track our use of grammar and took note of remarkable words or phrases. He also chose the word of the day 'Stirring' which means: causing great excitement or strong emotion.

    September 11, 2013

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