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).

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Story Lab

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Story Lab - Join this interactive experience by bringing a 3-4 minute personal story to tell. - Participate by telling your story and listening to stories told by others. - Tell someone else's story to step into their shoes for a while. - Listen to another person tell your story, so that you can gain perspective on your story, hear what is memorable, and understand what can be improved. - Listen to other storytellers give you feedback on your story. - Gain confidence in your storytelling, create a new and better story, and enjoy the experience! Agenda: 5:30pm - Login and setup 5:45pm - Welcome and Introduction 5:50pm - Story Lab with Elaine Lung 6:45pm - Meeting adjourned Participants are encouraged to stay for our Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters meeting that begins at 7pm! 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! Become a Member of the Silicon Valley Storytellers Toastmasters Club! Join today by contacting our club membership officer ([masked] ).

Mind Your Manners

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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 - 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] ).

Unforgettable

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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 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/

Good Riddance!

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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 - 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] ).

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A Change of Pace

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