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Toastmasters International is an educational organization organized for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Through its thousands of member clubs, Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.

Zuriberg Toastmasters is a club within this organization meeting in the Blue Monkey restaurant (Stüssihofstatt 3, 8001 Zurich) every other Tuesday at 18:45.

You can find more details at http://www.zuribergtm.ch

The number of members and guests in each meeting is about 40 people, so much larger than appears on the meetup website. Come and discover for yourself!

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Learn and Practice Public Speaking with Zuriberg Toastmasters

Blue Monkey Restaurant

Special Event: Debate with the topic: “Is haunting real or is it fake news?” This relates to Halloween coming up on the 29th. The Zuriberg Toastmasters Club meets about three times a month in the gorgeous Zunftsaal room of the Blue Monkey restaurant. Every meeting begins with a welcome to our guests, the grammarian introduces the Word of the Day and we move to the speeches prepared by our club members. With them, we close the first part of the meeting. We enjoy dinner together with delicious food from the buffet prepared by the Blue Monkey restaurant. After tending to our culinary needs, we start the second part of the evening with the evaluations of the prepared speeches. We then move to the impromptu speeches known as Table Topics, an opportunity for our guests to participate as well. The grammarian shares then his report followed by an evaluation of the entire meeting. Finally, by gathering feedback from our guests we officially close the meeting. Everybody is welcome to attend the third unofficial part of the meeting, some interesting conversations over a drink. Q: Do I need to speak at a club meeting? A: No. You are not obliged to speak when visiting a club. You may simply be an observer, if you wish so. But we encourage you at least to introduce yourself and to give us your feedback at the end. And if you wish, you can participate in the Table Topics. Q: Is there a leader or instructor? A: There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. The club will have elected club officers present and a Toastmaster who facilitates the meeting. By joining a toastmasters club you will have access to the new digital learning experience of toastmasters international. At the beginning you will have to choose one "pathway" from the ten available. Each "pathway" has a different objective with practical projects to acquire and improve the required skills. Q: Do I have to pay for the dinner? A: Yes, the buffet is not free, it costs 30.- CHF but it is a special deal for the Zuriberg Toastmasters Club members and our guests and it is really very delicious. The buffet consists in jasmine rice, two vegetarian dishes and one with chicken. Pay attention that you have to buy a token for the buffet before the meeting start, after it is too late. Soft drinks are not included and cost 6.- CHF. Q: Are so few people coming? A: Our club members use a another application explicit made for toastmasters clubs to manage the members and the meetings. Normally we have about 30 members attending our meetings. The RSVP people in Meetup are usually the guests. Q: What is Toastmaster international? A: Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization with over 16'400 clubs in 141 countries and over 352'000 members. It was founded in the 1924 with the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Since then it helped millions of people to become a better speaker, communicator and leader. Q: Can anyone become a member? A: As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters.

Improve your Public Speaking and leadership skills. Practice & receive feedback.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: The health of our members and guests is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, while still having fun and enjoying each other’s company, we keep the recommended distance and have disinfectant at your disposal. Zuriberg Toastmasters Club meets about three times a month in the historic guild hall of the Blue Monkey restaurant. Every meeting begins welcoming guests and members. We normally start with prepared speeches presented by our club members and close this part of the meeting with dinner. We resume listening to the evaluations of the speeches. We then move to enjoy impromptu speeches, also known as Table Topics; it is an opportunity for guests and members who otherwise will not speak to participate as well. Then we listen to the grammarians report about our use of the English language and filler words, as well as the timers report about time management during speeches as well as the time management of the meeting. We close the meeting giving our guests the opportunity to share their impressions and welcome everybody to join for informal drinks and networking after. Q: Do I need to speak at a club meeting? A: Club visitors may refrain from speaking. We encourage you to introduce yourself to the club though. Q: Is there a meeting lead? A: The elected Club Officers ensure the club’s program runs smoothly and a different Toastmaster facilitates the meeting each meeting. . Q: Is there an instructor? Toastmasters grants you access to a huge selection of training materials, from which you chose your focus areas, your club of choice will support you with a mentor and give you a stage to practice your speaking and leadership skills. Q: Do I have to pay for dinner? A: Yes; dinner costs CHF 30 and a soft dring CHF 6; our clubs fund the venue through dinner payments. There is a meat-based, a vegan, and a light option. Q: Why do only a few people register? A: Our club members use meetings and education management applications to register for meetings. Normally 30 members attend a meeting. Q: What is Toastmasters iÎnternational? A: Founded in 1924, Toastmasters International is a not for profit organization with over 16'400 clubs in 141 countries and over 352'000 members. Its purpose is to support members with improving their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Q: Can anyone become a member? A: As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters.

Improve your Public Speaking and leadership skills. Practice & receive feedback.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: The health of our members and guests is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, while still having fun and enjoying each other’s company, we keep the recommended distance and have disinfectant at your disposal. Zuriberg Toastmasters Club meets about three times a month in the historic guild hall of the Blue Monkey restaurant. Every meeting begins welcoming guests and members. We normally start with prepared speeches presented by our club members and close this part of the meeting with dinner. We resume listening to the evaluations of the speeches. We then move to enjoy impromptu speeches, also known as Table Topics; it is an opportunity for guests and members who otherwise will not speak to participate as well. Then we listen to the grammarians report about our use of the English language and filler words, as well as the timers report about time management during speeches as well as the time management of the meeting. We close the meeting giving our guests the opportunity to share their impressions and welcome everybody to join for informal drinks and networking after. Q: Do I need to speak at a club meeting? A: Club visitors may refrain from speaking. We encourage you to introduce yourself to the club though. Q: Is there a meeting lead? A: The elected Club Officers ensure the club’s program runs smoothly and a different Toastmaster facilitates the meeting each meeting. . Q: Is there an instructor? Toastmasters grants you access to a huge selection of training materials, from which you chose your focus areas, your club of choice will support you with a mentor and give you a stage to practice your speaking and leadership skills. Q: Do I have to pay for dinner? A: Yes; dinner costs CHF 30 and a soft dring CHF 6; our clubs fund the venue through dinner payments. There is a meat-based, a vegan, and a light option. Q: Why do only a few people register? A: Our club members use meetings and education management applications to register for meetings. Normally 30 members attend a meeting. Q: What is Toastmasters iÎnternational? A: Founded in 1924, Toastmasters International is a not for profit organization with over 16'400 clubs in 141 countries and over 352'000 members. Its purpose is to support members with improving their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Q: Can anyone become a member? A: As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters.

Learn and Practice Public Speaking with Zuriberg Toastmasters

Blue Monkey Restaurant

The Zuriberg Toastmasters Club meets about three times a month in the gorgeous Zunftsaal room of the Blue Monkey restaurant. Every meeting begins with a welcome to our guests, the grammarian introduces the Word of the Day and we move to the speeches prepared by our club members. With them, we close the first part of the meeting. We enjoy dinner together with delicious food from the buffet prepared by the Blue Monkey restaurant. After tending to our culinary needs, we start the second part of the evening with the evaluations of the prepared speeches. We then move to the impromptu speeches known as Table Topics, an opportunity for our guests to participate as well. The grammarian shares then his report followed by an evaluation of the entire meeting. Finally, by gathering feedback from our guests we officially close the meeting. Everybody is welcome to attend the third unofficial part of the meeting, some interesting conversations over a drink. Q: Do I need to speak at a club meeting? A: No. You are not obliged to speak when visiting a club. You may simply be an observer, if you wish so. But we encourage you at least to introduce yourself and to give us your feedback at the end. And if you wish, you can participate in the Table Topics. Q: Is there a leader or instructor? A: There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. The club will have elected club officers present and a Toastmaster who facilitates the meeting. By joining a toastmasters club you will have access to the new digital learning experience of toastmasters international. At the beginning you will have to choose one "pathway" from the ten available. Each "pathway" has a different objective with practical projects to acquire and improve the required skills. Q: Do I have to pay for the dinner? A: Yes, the buffet is not free, it costs 30.- CHF but it is a special deal for the Zuriberg Toastmasters Club members and our guests and it is really very delicious. The buffet consists in jasmine rice, two vegetarian dishes and one with chicken. Pay attention that you have to buy a token for the buffet before the meeting start, after it is too late. Soft drinks are not included and cost 6.- CHF. Q: Are so few people coming? A: Our club members use a another application explicit made for toastmasters clubs to manage the members and the meetings. Normally we have about 30 members attending our meetings. The RSVP people in Meetup are usually the guests. Q: What is Toastmaster international? A: Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization with over 16'400 clubs in 141 countries and over 352'000 members. It was founded in the 1924 with the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Since then it helped millions of people to become a better speaker, communicator and leader. Q: Can anyone become a member? A: As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters.

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