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 6:45 pm, so please log into the meeting starting then. 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 (4+)

Theme: Comics

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On this date, February 13, in the year 2000, the last Peanuts comic strip was published. At this meeting, let's share stories, memories, and experiences enjoying comics, whether they were from the Sunday paper, DC or Marvel comic books, or even graphic novels.

Members and guests will have an opportunity to share a short impromptu story related to the meeting theme, "Comics".

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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 1-2 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] ).

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Club Tall Tales & International Speech Contests

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Join us as our club members compete in our club Tall Tales and International Speech Contests. Winners will advance to compete against members of other clubs in the Area B5 Contest.

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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 - Login, Networking, Tech Setup
7:00pm - Silicon Valley Storytellers Meeting with 1-2 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] ).

Theme: Changing with the Times

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Not only has time just sprung forward an hour, but on this day in 2012, Encyclopedia Britannica halted print publication after 244 years, signifying a great change with the times. Let's come together to learn how to be better storytellers, and share the joys, trials, and tribulations of changing with the times.

RSVP to this event to access the zoom link to join our meeting!

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 1-2 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/

Theme

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RSVP to this event to access the zoom link to join our meeting!

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 - Login, Networking, Tech Setup
7:00pm - Silicon Valley Storytellers Meeting with 1-2 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 (263)

Open House Theme: The Stars

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