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Award-winning Journalists at Stadi Talkers Toastmasters Meeting
This will be a very special Toastmasters meeting with two award-winning journalists giving a 45-minute talk on ”How political speech has changed in recent years”. The speakers are: - Olli Seuri, journalist at YLE (the National Broadcasting Company). Journalist of the Year in Finland 2018. - Jarno Hartikainen, journalist at Helsingin Sanomat. Speaker at the Musta Laatikko talk event at the Finnish National Theater, performing to sold-out audiences. The production was awarded as the best journalistic act in Finland 2018. Jarno and Olli, with two other authors, have just published a best-selling book "Totuuden jälkeen - miten media selviää algoritmien ja paskapuheen aikana" (”Post-truth – How the media can survive in the era of algorithms and bullshit”). The first edition of the book was sold out in less than a month. It discusses political speech, especially in the US, Britain, Russia and Finland. You can learn more for example here (in Finnish): https://www.facebook.com/totuudenjalkeen/ In addition we’ll have a regular Table Topics session (improvised speeches). As always, guests are warmly welcome! Timing is very important at our meetings and for that reason we start our meetings exactly at 18:00 hours. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the meeting begins. The meeting ends by 20:15. Limited seats, sign up early. --- Toastmasters is a great place to learn public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization with 350,000 members in 143 countries. Learn more at www.toastmasters.org.

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What we're about

In Stadi Talkers you will develop your public speaking, presentation and leadership skills in a safe and welcoming environment through practice, feedback and mentoring.

Afraid of public speaking? Want to develop the communication and presentation skills for work or studies? Or simply in need of a new hobby for fun and meeting new people? Join us! Stadi Talkers is the perfect fit for you!

The Club is an excellent opportunity for you because here you can practice your skills in a safe place - no matter what is your starting point. You will be surprised how fast you'll learn new skills!

All the meetings will be in English but don't be afraid to join even if you haven't used English that much. You get good practice in English at the same time!

In each meeting we have usually 20-25 people. Our members come from different background and are of all ages.

The meetings include 3-4 short (5-7 min) speeches, an evaluation session and an impromptu speeches session.

Guests can take part to the impromptu session if they feel like (no pressure ;) ).

Members of the club take different roles for each meeting to hone their skills in leading people, critical thinking, giving feedback and many others.

Stadi Talkers is part of the international Toastmasters organization promoting public speaking and leadership skills development. You can find more information about Toastmasters at http://www.toastmasters.org/

If you got interested, please pay a visit to one of our meetings as a guest. It's the most affordable public speaking training you will find in town: it's FREE to join as many times as you like as a guest.

Everybody is warmly welcomed!

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Ei kannata pelästyä englannin kieltä, Stadi Talkersiin voi hyvin tulla myös, vaikka englannin kielen taidot eivät olisikaan ihan hanskassa. Täällä sitä oppii samalla!

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