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We help you analyze and practice eye contact, gestures, props and different types of speaking so you can practice here and make improvements... for there. Join us for a meeting or two and see how this peer reviewed techniques works. We meet the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of every month at the Family Christian Center in Munster and would love to have you as a guest.

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A Safe Place to Practice Your Presentation Skills

Family Christian Center

Some of us join our group as a place to practice for their public speaking engagements. Some join because they want to become professional speakers! The majority want to have more confidence when speaking in front of a group. Our peer evaluations provide the feedback members need in order to become an engaging communicator! We practice three types of speaking at our meeting. Prepared Speeches These are usually 5 - 7 minutes in length. This gives us enough time to evaluate the skills you have or are trying out. Every member of the audience has the opportunity to observe and tell you something that will help you improve or to say that what you did - worked! Evaluation Speeches A member volunteers to carefully observe your entire speech, form his/her observations into a presentation and, about a half hour later) present it to you and the group. This develops the skill of quickly organizing something to say. Impromptu Speaking We do this when we meet someone for the first time: at the dentist's office, during a business meeting or in an elevator. By practicing at our meetings, you learn to develop the skill of quickly thinking of what to say next. You can't learn these skills if you don't attend our physical meeting. PLAN to attend. PLAN your success as a speaker.

How are your public speaking skills?

Family Christian Center

*When you are listening to someone, are you ACTUALLY waiting for your turn to talk? *The last time you gave a presentation, honestly, how do you feel you did? In our program, members learn to communicate more effectively by giving a sample presentation about 7 minutes in length. That's enough time for our more experienced members to offer a couple ideas to help you improve. In a couple weeks, give us another sample incorporating those ideas. We take another look and provide more ideas. Before you know it, you have confidence and are communicating more effectively with your audience. Everyone wants to be heard and your audience will actually be listening to you! Club meetings are workshops where you study and practice communication and leadership skills with others who are there for the same reasons you are. You learn by doing and by watching fellow club members. There is no cost to visit our meetings. Please meet with us at 6:45PM on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays. Tell us what communication skills you need to develop and how you currently use them and we can immediately tell you if you are at the right place - or not. Our members learn and have fun doing it. You may be more comfortable communicating by email or cell phone than in person. Speaking to large or small groups, or even one-to-one, may intimidate or frighten you. Yet good communication skills are vital if you want to be successful. Corporate leaders say that the ability to communicate well orally is one of the most important skills their recruiters look for in job candidates. Businesses want people who express themselves clearly and confidently, and are persuasive and comfortable communicating with a wide range of people, from top executives to assembly line workers. During our meetings you'll build "quick-thinking" skills as you give 1-2 minute speeches on general subjects during Table Topics. You'll introduce speakers, conduct meetings and perform other roles that will give you plenty of practice in a variety of communication experiences, but your greatest learning will come from preparing and presenting speeches based on the projects in our manuals. The first manual helps you develop speaking skills one step at a time. Every project builds upon what you learned in the previous one. Please visit our club web site at http://3313.toastmastersclubs.org or @CalToastmasters on Facebook. We meet the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays.

A Safe Place to Practice Your Presentation Skills

Family Christian Center

Some of us join our group as a place to practice for their public speaking engagements. Some join because they want to become professional speakers! The majority want to have more confidence when speaking in front of a group. Our peer evaluations provide the feedback members need in order to become an engaging communicator! We practice three types of speaking at our meeting. Prepared Speeches These are usually 5 - 7 minutes in length. This gives us enough time to evaluate the skills you have or are trying out. Every member of the audience has the opportunity to observe and tell you something that will help you improve or to say that what you did - worked! Evaluation Speeches A member volunteers to carefully observe your entire speech, form his/her observations into a presentation and, about a half hour later) present it to you and the group. This develops the skill of quickly organizing something to say. Impromptu Speaking We do this when we meet someone for the first time: at the dentist's office, during a business meeting or in an elevator. By practicing at our meetings, you learn to develop the skill of quickly thinking of what to say next. You can't learn these skills if you don't attend our physical meeting. PLAN to attend. PLAN your success as a speaker.

How are your public speaking skills?

Family Christian Center

*When you are listening to someone, are you ACTUALLY waiting for your turn to talk? *The last time you gave a presentation, honestly, how do you feel you did? In our program, members learn to communicate more effectively by giving a sample presentation about 7 minutes in length. That's enough time for our more experienced members to offer a couple ideas to help you improve. In a couple weeks, give us another sample incorporating those ideas. We take another look and provide more ideas. Before you know it, you have confidence and are communicating more effectively with your audience. Everyone wants to be heard and your audience will actually be listening to you! Club meetings are workshops where you study and practice communication and leadership skills with others who are there for the same reasons you are. You learn by doing and by watching fellow club members. There is no cost to visit our meetings. Please meet with us at 6:45PM on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays. Tell us what communication skills you need to develop and how you currently use them and we can immediately tell you if you are at the right place - or not. Our members learn and have fun doing it. You may be more comfortable communicating by email or cell phone than in person. Speaking to large or small groups, or even one-to-one, may intimidate or frighten you. Yet good communication skills are vital if you want to be successful. Corporate leaders say that the ability to communicate well orally is one of the most important skills their recruiters look for in job candidates. Businesses want people who express themselves clearly and confidently, and are persuasive and comfortable communicating with a wide range of people, from top executives to assembly line workers. During our meetings you'll build "quick-thinking" skills as you give 1-2 minute speeches on general subjects during Table Topics. You'll introduce speakers, conduct meetings and perform other roles that will give you plenty of practice in a variety of communication experiences, but your greatest learning will come from preparing and presenting speeches based on the projects in our manuals. The first manual helps you develop speaking skills one step at a time. Every project builds upon what you learned in the previous one. Please visit our club web site at http://3313.toastmastersclubs.org or @CalToastmasters on Facebook. We meet the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays.

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How are your public speaking skills?

Family Christian Center

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