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MacToast Toastmasters Smryna/Vining Meets every Monday from 12:30-1:30 pm!
The MacToast Toastmaster Club meets from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm every Monday, excluding holidays, in the 2nd floor training room of Freddie Mac in the Wildwood building. The address is: 2nd Floor, North Tower, 2300 Windy Ridge Parkway Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30339 This location has very convenient parking and also a cafeteria with hot and cold food. There is a large parking deck so you stay nice and dry in inclement weather. There is not charge for parking. Just remember what floor you are on so you can easily find your car again. You take the elevators up to the ground level. Walk across the plaza with the large water fountain and go in the entrance of a large building. Check in with security at the first floor entrance. They will direct you to the 2nd floor elevators and the meeting room. Get off at the 2nd floor to find the conference room where we meet. The meeting location is located directly near the bank of elevators on the 2nd floor on the North wing of the Wildwood building. The cafeteria is on the first floor of the South wing. This meeting is open to the public. You are welcome to come and visit whenever you are able to. Please contact the following officers if you have any questions: Anne V. Simmons President[masked] or email [masked] George Mills Vice President of Public Relations[masked] or email [masked] Our club is diverse, professional and has a good mix of speakers at varying levels of experience in a supportive and no-pressure environment. Toastmaster's 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. We are a friendly, inviting community which reflects our club mission statement. For information about our Toastmasters club, please visit http://www.1274.toastmastersclubs.org

Wildwood Office Complex

2300 Windy Ridge Pkwy SE · Atlanta, GA

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MacToast Toastmasters group has been going strong for over 15 years. We are a friendly , professional, and diverse group that welcomes newcomers and visitors!

We have good attendance and participation for this meeting every week (usually 10 to 15 people). Most of the members do not sign on to this Meetup.com website but they do sign on to the 1274.toastmastersclubs.org (
http://1274.toastmastersclubs.org/)website for roles. Go to this website to see the full list of current members and calendars and agendas.

Here is a link to the current agenda for the upcoming meeting: http://1274.toastmastersclubs.org/agenda.html (http://1274.toastmastersclubs.org/agenda.html)

Check out the Discussion page here on this meetup group and then message board for helpful articles submitted by members of MacToast.

Fear of speaking in public? Toastmasters is a learn-by-doing program where participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Meeting participants give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 270,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,000 clubs that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. It is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere.

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Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.

Toastmasters clubs offer a “learn-by-doing” workshop in which participants practice speaking and leadership skills in a friendly atmosphere. A typical group has 20 to 40 members who meet regularly to practice public speaking techniques. The average meeting lasts one hour and the membership is affordable: total annual fees are usually less than $50.

Members learn communication skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Participants learn skills related to the use of humor, gestures, eye contact, speech organization and overall delivery. When finished with these first speeches, members can choose from 15 advanced manuals to learn skills related to a specific interest.

Members can also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles and serving as officers in the club and district levels. Members aren’t lectured about leadership but given practical skill-building responsibilities and club leadership roles.

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting, instead, members evaluate one another’s oral presentations. Feedback and evaluations are key to the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings, serve as offices in various leadership roles and learn rules related to timing, grammar and parliamentary procedure.

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