What we're about

Who doesn’t like a good story? Come over and tell us a story! Enjoy an evening of great stories ranging from personal experiences, folklore, long excuses at work to ridiculous, outrageous tall tales.

We are the first Storytelling Toastmasters Club in the South Bay area. While we follow the Toastmasters format, we focus on stories. Our group has some experienced speakers and storytellers, some who have developed their skills over time and some who have just started! So no experience required to join - just show up and see how it goes for you.

Currently all our meetings are virtual Zoom meetings. We typically have 12 - 15 members and guests at each virtual meeting. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Our host usually kicks off the Zoom meeting at 6:40 pm, so please log into the meeting by 6:45 pm. That way we can chit-chat a bit, test out our video and audio and prep everyone with the agenda. The call to order is at 7 pm and meeting adjourns at 8:30 pm.

(Prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic we met at Denny's, 1140 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose. When it is ok to meet in person again, we plan to return to that location for in-person meetings).

Upcoming events (5)

Storycraft Workshop: Express Emotions in Your Story

Online event

$10.00

Come and join us Wednesday night. This is the third of 3 workshops that teach you how to express emotions in your story.

In this session, you'll learn how to
- Bring the right level of emotions and body actions to your stories - find the right balance between too little and too much,
-Experiment with different ways to express the same words for the appropriate intensity
-Learn from examples of the use of different approaches in the performing arts

FREE for Silicon Valley Storytellers club members
$10 for non-club members (via PayPal)

Zoom link will be emailed upon registration and $10 payment to:
www.PayPal.Me/sivstorytellers

In the comment section, please write "Express Emotions" to indicate the name of the session you are registering for.

About the Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters club:

The Silicon Valley Storytellers is a Toastmasters club, where members focus on story creation and delivery. Our members bring prepared speeches, or engage in story development exercises. It’s fun, lively, and entertaining!

Our regular Toastmasters meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. RSVP on our meetup site.

Is our Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters club right for you? Apply your $10 fee towards your membership fees if you decide to join our club after attending your third Storycraft Workshop session!

Fast and Furious

Online event

Storytelling is an important part of everyday communication and a great skill to develop for your family, career, and entertainment. A skilled storyteller can help others understand the world around them, or take them a voyage through fantasy, escaping the daily grind.

The Silicon Valley Storytellers is Toastmasters club, where members focus on story creation and delivery. Our members bring prepared speeches, or engage in story development exercises. It’s fun, lively, and entertaining!

Agenda:
6:45pm - Networking, Tech setup and prep
7:00pm - Silicon Valley Storytellers Meeting with 2-3 storytellers, evaluations & Tale Topics.
8:30pm - Adjourn Meeting

Become a Member of the Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters Club! Join today by contacting our club membership officer ( [masked] ).

Crimes of Passion

Online event

Storytelling is an important part of everyday communication and a great skill to develop for your family, career, and entertainment. A skilled storyteller can help others understand the world around them, or take them a voyage through fantasy, escaping the daily grind.

The Silicon Valley Storytellers is a Toastmasters club, where members focus on story creation and delivery. Our members bring prepared speeches, or engage in story development exercises. It’s fun, lively, and entertaining!

Agenda:
6:45pm - Networking, Tech check and prep
7:00pm - Silicon Valley Storytellers Meeting with 3 speakers, evaluations & Tale Topics.
8:30pm - Adjourn Meeting

Become a Member of the Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters Club! Join today by contacting our club membership officer ( [masked] ).

Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/siliconvalleystorytellers/

Supernatural

Online event

Storytelling is an important part of everyday communication and a great skill to develop for your family, career, and entertainment. A skilled storyteller can help others understand the world around them, or take them a voyage through fantasy, escaping the daily grind.

The Silicon Valley Storytellers is Toastmasters club, where members focus on story creation and delivery. Our members bring prepared speeches, or engage in story development exercises. It’s fun, lively, and entertaining!

Agenda:
6:45pm - Networking, Tech setup and prep
7:00pm - Silicon Valley Storytellers Meeting with 2-3 storytellers, evaluations & Tale Topics.
8:30pm - Adjourn Meeting

Become a Member of the Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters Club! Join today by contacting our club membership officer ( [masked] ).

Past events (214)

Metamorphosis

Online event

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