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Grace Toastmasters Weekly Meeting
This week our theme is "Be prepared!" Our Toastmaster of the week will be Bryan and Teri is giving a speech. Grace Toastmasters is open to everyone. Our goal in Toastmasters is to become a better speaker and better leaders. Many of our members start with a fear of speaking in public and we work with them to overcome that. Our meetings begin early at 6:45am. We like to start promptly at 6:45 as most of us have full-time jobs and we need to finish and leave at 7:45am to get to work. Bring some paper for notes and something with which to write. A typical meeting will have to members making prepared speeches and two other members designated as their evaluators. The prepared speeches range in length from as short as four minutes and up. Most are five to seven minutes. The evaluators listen to the prepared speeches and point at what the speaker did well and what areas need improvement. We are a very supportive group! We will also have a period of extemporaneous speeches called Table Topics. Our Topic Master for the Week will suggest a subject and randomly pick someone to speak on that subject for one to two minutes. The speaker usually speaks on the suggested subject, but they don't have to. This is generally a very fun part of each meeting. We generally conclude by voting on the Best Prepared Speaker, the Best Evaluator, and the Best Table Topic Speaker. We hope to see you early Thursday morning! We always have coffee!

First United Methodist Church

2201 E Hebron Pkwy · Carrollton, TX

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The single most common fear is that of speaking before a group of people. But at one point or another, all of us are going to need to explain our ideas. Grace Toastmasters will help you overcome your fear of public speaking while teaching you how to be a better leader. We meet with a hot pot of coffee every Thursday morning at 6:45 am so we can be finished and off to work before 8! Come and check out our friendly and supportive group! Where else can you start your day getting a round of applause!

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