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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Reminiscence

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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] ).

Story Concert by Professional Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis

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$10.00

The Silicon Valley Storytellers invites you to:

An Enchanted Evening with Professional Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis

Enjoy a captivating hour of storytelling by Elizabeth Ellis, with a chance to ask questions and learn from a professional!

This event will take place online using Zoom. Zoom software and an internet connection is required to attend.

Agenda:
7:00pm - Networking and Tech Setup
7:15pm - Welcome Announcements and Introduction
7:20pm - Stories by Elizabeth Ellis with Q&A
8:30pm - Meeting Adjourned

Cost:
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:
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/sivstorytellers/10

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

About Elizabeth Ellis:
Elizabeth Ellis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains. Invariably hilarious and poignant, she is a repeat favorite at the National Storytelling Festival. Author of From Plot to Narrative, she is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Storytelling Network. www.elizabethellis.com.

About the Silicon Valley Storytellers:
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!

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

Freedom & Fireworks

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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/

Rites of Passage

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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/

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Freedom & Fireworks

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