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Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches communication and leadership skills in a fun, supportive environment through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 292,000 members in more than 14,350 clubs in 122 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education, and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.

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Visit Lab Oratories Toastmasters Thursdays at Noon

Biological Sciences Facility

Lab Oratories Toastmasters meets at the Biological Sciences Facility in Richland and invites members of the community to visit the club's meetings at no cost. “Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says member Shas Mattigod. Guests have the opportunity to experience a typical Toastmasters meeting. The meeting’s Toastmaster of the day will explain roles played by several members to facilitate the meeting. Attendees will hear short speeches by members at various experience levels. In another portion of the meeting, evaluators will offer constructive evaluations of the speeches given earlier, and a General Evaluator will comment on the meeting as a whole. Guests can also experience “Table Topics,” in which a “Topics Master” presents topics to inspire 1-2-minute impromptu responses from members. Guests can choose to participate in this off-the-cuff speaking opportunity. More information: Shas Mattigod, [masked],[masked]. Web: http://640119.toastmastersclubs.org

Visit Lab Oratories Toastmasters Thursdays at Noon

Biological Sciences Facility

Lab Oratories Toastmasters meets at the Biological Sciences Facility in Richland and invites members of the community to visit the club's meetings at no cost. “Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says member Shas Mattigod. Guests have the opportunity to experience a typical Toastmasters meeting. The meeting’s Toastmaster of the day will explain roles played by several members to facilitate the meeting. Attendees will hear short speeches by members at various experience levels. In another portion of the meeting, evaluators will offer constructive evaluations of the speeches given earlier, and a General Evaluator will comment on the meeting as a whole. Guests can also experience “Table Topics,” in which a “Topics Master” presents topics to inspire 1-2-minute impromptu responses from members. Guests can choose to participate in this off-the-cuff speaking opportunity. More information: Shas Mattigod, [masked],[masked]. Web: http://640119.toastmastersclubs.org

A Quick Lunchtime Toastmasters Meeting on Alternate Fridays: Stevens Center

• What we'll do Build confidence and sharpen communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment. This is a short, half-hour meeting at lunchtime. Check it out! No pressure to speak! Regular meetings include prepared speeches, Table Topics (Impromptu speaking), and speech evaluations. And FUN! Meetings are held every other Friday starting at 1215 PM - 1245 PM at the Bechtel Project Office, 4th Floor, Conference Room 4000 2435 Stevens Center Place, Richland WA 99354 Conference Room assignment may vary which will be noted in the Meeting Agenda or contact any of the club officers. Front lobby doors are secured. Project personnel with proximity card access on their security badge may gain access to the lobby by swiping their security badge at the card reader adjacent to the lobby doors. During business hours, individuals (e.g., employees, visitors) without proximity card access will be required to call the Security Officer at the front desk via the phone located at the front of the building in order to be given access to the building. Upon verification by the Security Officer, the officer will momentarily unlock the door for entry into the lobby. Badged Project personnel may grant their visitor access to the lobby, provided the visitor has a legitimate reason for access. • What to bring • Important to know

Moses Lake Toastmasters is place to be online or offline

Due to the COVID-19 Situation Moses Lake Toastmasters now offers virtual meetings via Zoom and in person at St. Martin's Episcopal Church at 416 E. Nelson Road, Moses Lake, WA Please E mail us: [masked] for Your Zoom link Build confidence and sharpen communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Check it out! No pressure to speak! Regular weekly meetings include prepared speeches, Table Topics (Impromptu speaking), and speech evaluations. And FUN! Meeting Agenda 5:30 p.m. Introduction to meeting and Pledge of Allegiance by club president Toastmaster controls the meeting (volunteer role) Educational Moment and Word of the Day (volunteer role) Table Topics Master (volunteer role) All speakers please bring a copy of your evaluation form Speaker 1 (Pathways speech ) Evaluator 1 evaluates speech 1 Speaker 2 (Pathways speech) Evaluator 2 evaluates speech 2 Table topics are impromptu 1 to 2 minute speeches and the goals are to stay within time and to use the word of the day. Timer keeps track of time of all speeches Grammarian listens for incorrect grammar Ah-Counter listens for fillers words such as ah, um, so, and like General Evaluator evaluates the whole meeting At 6:30 p.m. the meeting ends! • What to bring Bring an open mind and a desire to be a better speaker and to meet others with the same mindset.

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