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 (4+)

Theme: Travel

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With Summer just coming to an end, let's reminisce about our travel experiences, from packing, to transportation, to the joys (or dreads) of reaching your final destination.

Join us as 1-2 members share prepared stories, and all members and guests have an opportunity to share a short impromptu story.

Agenda:
6:45pm - Login, Networking, Tech Setup
7:00pm - Silicon Valley Storytellers Meeting with 1-2 storytellers, evaluations & Tale Topics.
8:30pm - Adjourn Meeting

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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!

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

Theme: Live from New York

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Join us as we learn about and share stories all about New York. Guests will have an opportunity to share short impromptu stories during the Tale Topics session.

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

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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!

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: Give Peace a Chance

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It's time to give peace a chance! Join us as members share prepared stories, and guests have an opportunity to share short impromptu stories about peace and chances.

Agenda:
6:45pm - Login, Networking, Tech Setup
7:00pm - Silicon Valley Storytellers Meeting with 1-2 storytellers, evaluations & Tale Topics.
8:30pm - Adjourn Meeting

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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!

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

Theme: Going Up!

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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] ).

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

Past events (255)

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