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Does speaking in front of people make you nervous?

Do your knees shake while speaking in front of people?

Does public speaking scare you to death?

Don’t fear Maverick Toastmasters is here!

All of us at Maverick Toastmasters understand the fear of public speaking and we also understand the power of extraordinary speaking skills that create leadership and great speakers.

Public speaking whether a large or small group requires practice along with skill and that’s what Maverick Toastmasters is here for. Beginning speakers learn to speak in front of small crowds and continue to grow more comfortable with practice as their speaking skills continue to grow, speaking to crowds like a pro.

We have guests attend frequently and our members range from new speakers thru intermediate to Distinguished Toastmasters or (DTM).

Our meetings are Tuesday’s 7:00 – 8:30pm as a Maverick Toastmaster you will be able to choose a structured program to base your learning on and move forward at your own pace as an experienced mentor works with you. Speakers have the opportunity to participate in prepared speeches, impromptu short speeches and leadership roles that structure our meetings.

As you begin your journey, a personal mentor will lead you and help you fine tune your skills to be the very best. Our new members become skilled fast as they begin their journey as a Maverick Toastmaster.

Our commitment to you is:

1. Warm and friendly environment

2. Opportunity to learn and increase your speaking skills

3. Professional and personal growth

4. Positive and Fun meetings

Our Club Mission Statement:
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Come visit us for a meeting or two and decide for yourself

Email our membership director at vpm@mavericktm.org get questions you have answered and also get set up with a link to attend our Zoom meeting this coming Tuesday.

Click the link below and visit our website at:
www.mavericktm.org (http://www.mavericktm.org/)

Please note that the total number of RSVPs here in our Meetup group does not reflect our regular attendance, which is much, much higher.

Upcoming events (4+)

Maverick Toastmaster Open House Event with Free Food

Needs a location

See what all the buzz is about at Maverick Toastmasters!

Join us for the fun open house and free food will be provided. We are meeting in-person and online. Come and see why we have been around for 10 years.

See what Maverick Toastmasters has to offer and how it will benefit you.

  • Be a better presenter at work
  • Be a better leader
  • Gain more confidence when speaking to others
  • Overcome public speaking fears

Come and visit Maverick Toastmasters on Tuesday, May 31st from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (meeting starts promptly at 7:00 PM).

We are meeting in-person at Oak for Less 1660 S Alma School Rd #100, Mesa, AZ (60 & Alma School). Enjoy some great food and you could win some prizes.

We also have a virtual option. Check us out on www.mavericktm.org. Email our VP of Membership at [masked] for more information and if you have any questions and if you would like to be one of our virtual guests.

We are looking forward to having you join us.

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Maverick Toastmaster Club Weekly Meeting - now via Zoom OR In-Person!

We are going HYBRID! You may join us in person at Oak for Less in Mesa, or via Zoom. Email us at [masked] to obtain the Zoom link, or drop in to see us at Oak for Less.

Great meeting if you are looking to be a professional speaker, improve your impromptu speaking abilities at work, be a more confident social speaker, just improve your speaking ability in general, or would like to overcome the #1 fear in the world-speaking in front of other people.

Our members joined Maverick Toastmasters in Mesa for a variety of reasons and the weekly meetings assist all our members and guest become more prolific speakers for whatever your personal reasons are, in a fun supportive environment surrounded by like-minded people.
We do have a lot fun, but at the same time we follow a set agenda and support each other through constructive feedback so we all may improve our speaking abilities.

An overview of our dynamic Toastmaster meeting in Mesa is as follows:

6:40 - 7:00 pm: Meet and Greet
7:00 - 8:30 pm: Club meeting: This is where the magic happens.

The Maverick Toastmaster meeting has 5 basic sections. The core skills practiced during each section are in parentheses.

Opening (Leadership)
The presiding officer opens the meeting by greeting everyone, especially the guests.
The meeting's emcee, the Toastmaster, introduces the meeting's "functionaries" - individuals with various roles and responsibilities tailored to help members improve on specific aspects of communication and leadership.

Prepared/Formal Speeches (Prepared Speech Presentation)
Members work on projects with specific objectives. This is of the best parts of the meeting. Members joined Maverick Toastmasters for many reasons, it could be to overcome the fear of public speaking, become a professional speaker, move up the corporate ladder, or just become a more prolific speaker. These prepared speeches stretch progressively stretch our speaking abilities in a safe constructive environment. We have seen members go from almost passing out when they got in front of the group when they first joined, to unbelievable speakers in just a few short months.

Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking)
The “Table Topics Master” askes open-ended questions based on a meeting theme or subject and calls on members at random to answer these questions. No preparation time is given to answer these questions. This exercise helps you improve the ability to think on your feet, quickly organize your thoughts, and respond coherently with no preparation. The exercise is particularly helpful in situations such as job interviews, social settings, and last-minute presentation assignments from the boss. Probably the funniest part of the meeting.

Feedback (Evaluation, Impromptu Speaking, Leadership)
Preassigned evaluators - one per formal speaker - provide specific feedback on the prepared speeches. Evaluators will comment on such things as how well the speaker met the project objectives, opinion on what the speaker did well and issue challenges for improvement. Speech evaluations are valuable not only for the speaker specifically, but generally for the audience as well as ideas and tips are gleaned from these evaluations. The feedback techniques learned in this section can be applied in many people’s daily activities-especially work.

Closing (Leadership)
The presiding officer will facilitate the completion of any club business, solicitation of guest feedback, and more before adjourning the meeting.

Please note: Meetup RSVPs do not reflect actual attendance; we typically have about a dozen in attendance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us and we will be more than happy to assist you at [masked].

Maverick Toastmaster Club Weekly Meeting - now via Zoom OR In-Person!

Needs a location

We are going HYBRID! You may join us in person at Oak for Less in Mesa, or via Zoom. Email us at [masked] to obtain the Zoom link, or drop in to see us at Oak for Less.

Great meeting if you are looking to be a professional speaker, improve your impromptu speaking abilities at work, be a more confident social speaker, just improve your speaking ability in general, or would like to overcome the #1 fear in the world-speaking in front of other people.

Our members joined Maverick Toastmasters in Mesa for a variety of reasons and the weekly meetings assist all our members and guest become more prolific speakers for whatever your personal reasons are, in a fun supportive environment surrounded by like-minded people.
We do have a lot fun, but at the same time we follow a set agenda and support each other through constructive feedback so we all may improve our speaking abilities.

An overview of our dynamic Toastmaster meeting in Mesa is as follows:

6:40 - 7:00 pm: Meet and Greet
7:00 - 8:30 pm: Club meeting: This is where the magic happens.

The Maverick Toastmaster meeting has 5 basic sections. The core skills practiced during each section are in parentheses.

Opening (Leadership)
The presiding officer opens the meeting by greeting everyone, especially the guests.
The meeting's emcee, the Toastmaster, introduces the meeting's "functionaries" - individuals with various roles and responsibilities tailored to help members improve on specific aspects of communication and leadership.

Prepared/Formal Speeches (Prepared Speech Presentation)
Members work on projects with specific objectives. This is of the best parts of the meeting. Members joined Maverick Toastmasters for many reasons, it could be to overcome the fear of public speaking, become a professional speaker, move up the corporate ladder, or just become a more prolific speaker. These prepared speeches stretch progressively stretch our speaking abilities in a safe constructive environment. We have seen members go from almost passing out when they got in front of the group when they first joined, to unbelievable speakers in just a few short months.

Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking)
The “Table Topics Master” askes open-ended questions based on a meeting theme or subject and calls on members at random to answer these questions. No preparation time is given to answer these questions. This exercise helps you improve the ability to think on your feet, quickly organize your thoughts, and respond coherently with no preparation. The exercise is particularly helpful in situations such as job interviews, social settings, and last-minute presentation assignments from the boss. Probably the funniest part of the meeting.

Feedback (Evaluation, Impromptu Speaking, Leadership)
Preassigned evaluators - one per formal speaker - provide specific feedback on the prepared speeches. Evaluators will comment on such things as how well the speaker met the project objectives, opinion on what the speaker did well and issue challenges for improvement. Speech evaluations are valuable not only for the speaker specifically, but generally for the audience as well as ideas and tips are gleaned from these evaluations. The feedback techniques learned in this section can be applied in many people’s daily activities-especially work.

Closing (Leadership)
The presiding officer will facilitate the completion of any club business, solicitation of guest feedback, and more before adjourning the meeting.

Please note: Meetup RSVPs do not reflect actual attendance; we typically have about a dozen in attendance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us and we will be more than happy to assist you at [masked].

Maverick Toastmaster Club Weekly Meeting - now via Zoom OR In-Person!

Needs a location

We are going HYBRID! You may join us in person at Oak for Less in Mesa, or via Zoom. Email us at [masked] to obtain the Zoom link, or drop in to see us at Oak for Less.

Great meeting if you are looking to be a professional speaker, improve your impromptu speaking abilities at work, be a more confident social speaker, just improve your speaking ability in general, or would like to overcome the #1 fear in the world-speaking in front of other people.

Our members joined Maverick Toastmasters in Mesa for a variety of reasons and the weekly meetings assist all our members and guest become more prolific speakers for whatever your personal reasons are, in a fun supportive environment surrounded by like-minded people.
We do have a lot fun, but at the same time we follow a set agenda and support each other through constructive feedback so we all may improve our speaking abilities.

An overview of our dynamic Toastmaster meeting in Mesa is as follows:

6:40 - 7:00 pm: Meet and Greet
7:00 - 8:30 pm: Club meeting: This is where the magic happens.

The Maverick Toastmaster meeting has 5 basic sections. The core skills practiced during each section are in parentheses.

Opening (Leadership)
The presiding officer opens the meeting by greeting everyone, especially the guests.
The meeting's emcee, the Toastmaster, introduces the meeting's "functionaries" - individuals with various roles and responsibilities tailored to help members improve on specific aspects of communication and leadership.

Prepared/Formal Speeches (Prepared Speech Presentation)
Members work on projects with specific objectives. This is of the best parts of the meeting. Members joined Maverick Toastmasters for many reasons, it could be to overcome the fear of public speaking, become a professional speaker, move up the corporate ladder, or just become a more prolific speaker. These prepared speeches stretch progressively stretch our speaking abilities in a safe constructive environment. We have seen members go from almost passing out when they got in front of the group when they first joined, to unbelievable speakers in just a few short months.

Table Topics (Impromptu Speaking)
The “Table Topics Master” askes open-ended questions based on a meeting theme or subject and calls on members at random to answer these questions. No preparation time is given to answer these questions. This exercise helps you improve the ability to think on your feet, quickly organize your thoughts, and respond coherently with no preparation. The exercise is particularly helpful in situations such as job interviews, social settings, and last-minute presentation assignments from the boss. Probably the funniest part of the meeting.

Feedback (Evaluation, Impromptu Speaking, Leadership)
Preassigned evaluators - one per formal speaker - provide specific feedback on the prepared speeches. Evaluators will comment on such things as how well the speaker met the project objectives, opinion on what the speaker did well and issue challenges for improvement. Speech evaluations are valuable not only for the speaker specifically, but generally for the audience as well as ideas and tips are gleaned from these evaluations. The feedback techniques learned in this section can be applied in many people’s daily activities-especially work.

Closing (Leadership)
The presiding officer will facilitate the completion of any club business, solicitation of guest feedback, and more before adjourning the meeting.

Please note: Meetup RSVPs do not reflect actual attendance; we typically have about a dozen in attendance.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us and we will be more than happy to assist you at [masked].

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