Suggested Career & Business Groups near California
District 101 Toastmasters
San Jose, CA
Practice Makes Perfect. Toastmasters: Where Great Speakers and Leaders Emerge.
Toastmasters International is an organization where members learn, practice, and improve communication, presentation, and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.
District 101 Toastmasters clubs span from Mountain View down to Monterey! Each club has its own unique club culture, and some even have a specialty focus, such as improvisation, storytelling, and even practicing and improving non-English languages.
We welcome visitors to all our clubs to see how you can benefit from Toastmasters!
Once you are a member of the District 101 Meetup site, you may request to add a Meetup event by submitting event details using the following form:
San Jose, CA
One of the basic human psychological needs is the connection with fellow human beings. It creates a sense of belonging and love.
Toastmasters is a safe platform for practicing and developing communication and Leadership skills The Interpersonal Toastmasters club provides a supportive platform for developing effective interpersonal communication to build strong and meaningful relationships.
Join us at Interpersonal Toastmasters!
Set Up Your Tax Free Retirement Income Now (California)
Santa Clara, CA
Ask yourself this question. Would you rather pay taxes while you’re working and saving up for retirement OR pay taxes when you’re no longer working and spending the retirement fund that you had saved?
We will explore and discuss the merits of two ways you can get tax free income during retirement. If you’re curious on how to have tax free income when you retire, come and join the discussion. Ideal members are 30y/o and above up to those who are 5 years away from retirement.
No tax or legal advice will be given. Discussions are educational in nature and consists of general and product specific information.
District 4 Toastmasters Public Speaking & Leadership Meetup
San Francisco, CA
Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Win that job interview? Ignite your career?
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 270,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,000 clubs that make up our global network of meeting locations.
Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. At $55 every six months, it is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere. Individual clubs may require extra nominal payments for club dues.
District 4 Toastmasters comprises about 230 clubs from San Francisco to Monterey! Each Toastmasters club provides a safe and supportive environment to practice communication and leadership skills. We will post significant Toastmasters events in this Meetup where you can drop in and meet other Toastmasters and see how they have benefited from being Toastmasters. Speech contests, District conferences and Club Open Houses are opportunities to experience Toastmasters.
How Does It Work?
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.
There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success.
Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.
Professional Taiwan Women in America
San Francisco, CA
The key purpose of this group is to support Taiwanese women on their journey towards building a professional network in America. The virtual event is conducted at a bi-weekly cadence. This could change in the future as we’re finding ways to best help as many people as we can.
Everything Real Estate Investing Networking Group
San Jose, CA
This group is for anyone interested in meeting other real estate investors or real estate professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a place to build your knowledge base, discuss strategies, and get inspired!
I started this group so that like-minded real estate investors can gather and talk about real estate without any hard sales pitches that come with other real estate investing groups. All levels are welcome.
Looking forward to meeting you all at our meetups!
If you want to learn more, check out my podcast about real estate investing: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-real-estate-investing-show-with-sean-pan/id1437898064
Feel free to email me
Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO
Palo Alto, CA
Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley - the innovation capital of the world.
The advent of the Digital Age has democratized innovation and entrepreneurship.
Never before has it been more possible for anyone from anywhere, with a great idea and a burning desire to succeed, to make it big, and in the process, change the world in a relatively short period of time.
HP, Intel, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, Google, Facebook and many, many, many other iconic companies all started with just an idea.
Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley and beyond. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".
We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, engineers, venture capitalists, angel investors, educators, financial professionals, corporate executives, attorneys, academics, bloggers, writers, content creators, and social activists.
Our mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge, guidance, tools, and connections they need to succeed. Our goal is to build a strong, vibrant, collaborative entrepreneurial community with deep, lasting business and social relationships throughout Silicon Valley and beyond.
One of the compelling features of our organization is our packed, busy calendar of informative programs and practical activities designed to help our entrepreneurial members achieve their objectives and realize their aspirations. Taking advantage of this vast array of relevant content will make you a better entrepreneur.
We believe in working together. We share resources, exchange ideas, and actively engage with each other -- on a personal level as well as on a business level. We participate in on-line as well as off-line events.
Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship.
Many events on our calendar are in held in collaboration with other like-minded Silicon Valley organizations and institutions.
Our popular business and social networking mixers are festive occasions that allow you to meet new people from many different groups. We hold many social events to help members connect on a personal level and make friends.
Our network is expansive and global. We have members throughout the U.S. and around the world. We welcome international entrepreneurs from everywhere in the world to become part of our global community.
We are inclusive, not exclusive. : - )
We believe entrepreneurial educational opportunities should be accessible to anyone with a dream and ambition.
We are inspired by:
Silicon Valley Startup Incubation And Acceleration
Santa Clara, CA
The Silicon Valley Startup Incubation And Acceleration is a non-profit organization for startup entrepreneurs to attend networking sessions, seminars, workshops, coaching and mentoring programs organized by incubators and investors.
Entrepreneurs, innovators, developers, executives, startup founders and business owners, please join us if you want to get help with business basics, participate in networking activities and cofounder mixers, find marketing resources and strategic partners, seek investors and venture capital, get access to advisory boards and mentors, as well as improve entrepreneurship skills in various training programs.
SF Free School
San Francisco, CA
Throughout the week the SF Free School offers free classes to anyone and everyone who wants to learn, have fun and meet new people. Classes we've offered have been in music and dance, martial arts and yoga, meditation and philosophy, dating and relationships, acting and improvisation, networking and social media, foreign languages, computer use, job hunting, startups - and many other topics as well.
The SF Free School is focused on sharing activities and teaching skills which are fun, healthy and useful. We are currently only listing classes that are located in the SF area. Our events are often styled as potlucks, classes, workshops and public talks. We go on field trips, so we can explore new areas and discover new things, and we like to gather in parks and public areas. Indoors we gather in community centers and community meeting rooms, or we might be found in cafes, private homes and in public classrooms.
All classes and events at our locations are free of charge and open to all. We do not ask for cash for any of our classes and events and everyone is always welcome to attend our classes and events free of charge. Though our instructors and event hosts can accept donations which are freely offered for the classes and events they hold with us they may never ask for cash or donations from anyone who attends the classes and events they make available through the SF Free School.
We only have one rule at the Free School: Be Excellent to Each Other – and that is the only payment we ever require.
So come and enjoy yourself, start training your body and your mind, meet new people - or teach and share what you know. You are always welcome.
District 39 Toastmasters
Toastmasters allows people to build the skills they need to become more confident public speakers and stronger leaders in every area of their lives. Along with delivering speeches, members are asked to evaluate other member's speeches while also developing their own listening and interpersonal skills.
WHY TOASTMASTERS https://www.toastmasters.org/membership/why...
To find a club near you, check out our growing Meetup groups or visit
For more information please email,
Club Growth Director Denise Alder Gutherz ClubGrowth@district39.org or
Club Quality Chair, Katherine O'Ray, DTM at firstname.lastname@example.org
San Jose Real Estate Networking Club (SJRENC)
Mountain View, CA
The San Jose – Real Estate Networking Club (SJRENC)– is a trade association and networking club where local Bay Area investors go to network, partner, sell and buy deals, and learn the latest trends and strategies for investing in real estate.
Our focus is on San Francisco Bay Area area real estate investing. After all, Real Estate markets are local and you need a network of local resources to invest safely and profitably.
The San Jose Real Estate Networking Club pledges to bring you speakers and discussion topics that are relevant to building the investment knowledge you need to be successful in San Jose and the greater Bay Area. We believe in education and getting our membership the most accurate and up-to-date information about what’s going on in California as well as what’s working in TODAY’S real estate market.
Our presenters are highly vetted so you only see the best people speaking directly about topics that affect your business. We are not a multi-level marketing group, never have been, never will be. We have a stringent focus on networking, education, investment strategies, deal pitching, and knowledge sharing, not on selling products or services. These are just a few things that differentiate us and make our group a stand-out for both accomplished and brand new real estate investors.
To understand the language of real estate, it helps to network with others who are fluent in Real Estate Investing. The San Jose Real Estate Networking Club members are a diverse group of aspiring and accomplished real estate investors of varying levels. We hope you’ll join us at our next meeting!!
Joining SJRENC is fast and easy. Just enter your information in the opt-in form on the right of this page.
For any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at any time: Networkingclubre@gmail.com
Central Valley Wholesaling/Real Estate Investing Meetup
This group is for expert and novice wholesalers alike. We meet up to share deals, experiences, troubles and to keep a pulse on the local real estate market of the boom and bust cycles. Even if you would like to learn how to wholesale your first deal or have 100's of wholesale deals under your belt you are welcome to join us. Our community can help its members take down almost any type of deal.
Think and Grow Rich for Real Estate Agents Oakland
Welcome all Real Estate agents and aspiring agents from around Oakland and Central California!! We are all here to learn on how to MAXIMIZE our income in real estate in ways you probably never thought possible! Increase your productivity, commissions, and leads to create a powerful future in real estate!
Professional & Technical Consultants Association - PATCA
Santa Clara, CA
PATCA is a nonprofit professional association of independent consultants and principals who work in small consulting practices. Since its founding in 1975, PATCA members have been highly respected for their professionalism, integrity, objectivity and competence. They include experts in all aspects of business and technology, and serve clients in many industries, throughout the U.S. and the world. PATCA offers a free "Post a Project" referral service at www.patca.org for clients searching for an expert consultant, and provides leads, referrals, and consulting education to its consultant members, including monthly meetings in San Francisco Bay Area.
San Jose Real Estate Investment Hour
San Jose, CA
Real Estate Investment Hour (REIH) is a monthly presentation and networking event that teaches you how to build long-term wealth and save for major life events by investing in real estate. During the session, we share our personal stories, why we decided to invest in real estate, and the success our investments have brought us. We know no one wants to listen to a long presentation, which is why we make it short, easy to understand, and relatable.
Our networking group takes what you want to get out of real estate and transforms your needs into a personal path toward financial independence. We are owners at heart and we’re passionate about empowering you to achieve your goals. We understand that it’s not dollars we’re dealing with here. It’s the opportunity to invest in your child’s future education. It’s the pursuit of a retirement dream that’s finally within reach. We give you the tools to invest in what’s important, and we do so with a personal touch rooted in genuine care for you and your future.
Public Speaking 101 Group
Do you find yourself getting nervous when talking to a large crowd?
Do you wish to be able to enlarge your social circle and make more friends?
Do you wish to be able to express yourself openly and easily?
This group will help you achieve all of that.
Whether you wish to improve your communication and public speaking skills for work reasons, social reasons, or simply because you are interested in self improvement, come to our group meetings and learn the tools.
We will learn and practice
- How to introduce yourself to a group of people
- How to achieve rapport rapidly
- How to be engaging
- How to project your presence and your voice.
To accomplish the above, we'll have free regular meetings on Zoom to learn HOW and practice the tools.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER: I used to be a shy and introverted person, but nowadays I love communication and public speaking, and in fact I train people on communication and public speaking skills, so I know everyone can improve their communication and public speaking skills. To me, true communication is the most valuable thing in this universe.
This group is created by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center.
San Francisco Options Trading Group for Monthly Income
San Francisco, CA
This group is for "serious" individuals looking to learn how to trade options to supplement their monthly income, be a primary source of income, or to enhance their retirement investments. This group was started to help others learn about options by having a discussion with a private volatility fund manager.
Each meetup will go over a option topic or strategy that can be used to gain income or to enhance a retirement account. In addition, live trading with real money will take place. This group welcomes beginners and experienced traders. Everyone will be treated with respect!
The main meetup will be monthly and lite refreshments will be served (possibly wine).