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Westside Toastmasters Meeting - Wednesday 7:00 PM
Are you interested in overcoming a fear of public speaking or improving your communication or leadership skills? Come visit Westside Toastmasters on Wednesday nights! Our diverse and energetic club of novice and experienced Toastmasters provides a positive, supportive environment in which members have an opportunity to develop more effective speaking and leadership skills. You may attend and participate as a guest multiple times. Toastmasters membership is available when you're ready to join. The meeting starts promptly at 7:00 PM and ends at 9:00 PM. Please show up at 6:45 PM which gives you time to sign-in and be seated. Our meetings take place in room 100A at the Ken Edwards Center in Santa Monica (across 4th Street from Santa Monica Place shopping center). Parking is available beneath the building including company spaces (OK to park there after 6 PM). Another close parking option is the Santa Monica Place shopping center across the street. Feel free to stop by and sit in on any one of our meetings - no reservations or prior arrangements required! Find us online at http://westsidetoastmasters.com/

Ken Edwards Center

1527 4th Street, Ste (Usually 130) Room 130 · Santa Monica, CA

What we're about

Westside Toastmasters provides a positive, supportive environment in which members have an opportunity to develop more effective speaking and leadership skills which help create self-confidence. Additionally, most members would concur that casual day-to-day social communication comes more easily. At our meetings you will:

-Learn and practice the art of effective public speaking
-Learn to overcome anxiety and speak confidently before an audience
-Improve the structure and flow of your message; including speech openings, closings, and transitions
-Evolve your physical delivery (e.g. body language; and voice volume, tone, tempo, and pitch) to enhance your message
-Adapt your communications style to the composition of the audience and deal with unexpected challenges that arise
-Sharpen your listening and analytical skills as you give constructive evaluations to fellow members
-Practice thinking on your feet while speaking extemporaneously (impromptu, on the spur of the moment)
-Refine your skills selling or persuading others of the value of your ideas, visions, services, or products
-Practice leadership skills and managing meetings as an emcee / master of ceremonies
-Enjoy being part of a constructive and supportive environment

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