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Congratulations - you're on your way to becoming a better communicator and leader! Toastmasters International, founded in 1924, is a proven product, regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. As a member, you will gain all the tools, resources and support you need. Through its worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters helps nearly 280,000 people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar or class when you can join a Toastmasters club for a fraction of the cost and have fun in the process?

Practice will make you gain confidence, and feedback from the group will help you improve. It's a totally safe environment, and we try very hard to make even the most anxious person feel welcome. We will meet in a small group setting in order to have an audience to actually practice on, and this will allow everybody to speak several times in each meeting. Come attend our meetings, and you'll quickly see an improvement in your public speaking skills

MINY Toastmasters invites you to join us every first, third, and fifth Wednesday of each month as we work together on practicing our public speaking skills. We meet from 6-8pm at 11 Madison Ave.

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Every MINY Toastmasters meeting begins with a welcome to our guests, a Word of the Day, and an impromptu speaking activity known as Table Topics. We then move on to prepared speeches from both new and experienced members, followed by speech and meeting evaluations, grammar reports, and timer reports. Finally, we gather feedback from guests and discuss upcoming meetups and events. Q: Am I required to speak at a club meeting? A: No. You are not obligated to speak when visiting a club. You may simply observe if you wish. Q: Do I need to bring anything to a club meeting? A: No. You are not required to bring anything to a meeting. 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. Q: Can anyone become a member? A: As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters. Q: How much does it cost to become a member? A: Members pay international dues of $45 USD every six months. (Some clubs may charge additional fees.) International dues are $33.75 USD every six months for clubs not in Toastmasters districts. All new members also pay a one-time $20 USD fee. Quick tips for beginners: • Ask for a mentor, an experienced Toastmaster to help you with meeting roles and speeches. • Use stories, examples, and anecdotes to craft a speech. • Don't overwhelm your audience with too much information. • Begin and end every speech strongly. • Practice speaking. Practice often.

Learn and Practice Public Speaking with MINY Toastmasters

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Every MINY Toastmasters meeting begins with a welcome to our guests, a Word of the Day, and an impromptu speaking activity known as Table Topics. We then move on to prepared speeches from both new and experienced members, followed by speech and meeting evaluations, grammar reports, and timer reports. Finally, we gather feedback from guests and discuss upcoming meetups and events. Q: Am I required to speak at a club meeting? A: No. You are not obligated to speak when visiting a club. You may simply observe if you wish. Q: Do I need to bring anything to a club meeting? A: No. You are not required to bring anything to a meeting. 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. Q: Can anyone become a member? A: As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters. Q: How much does it cost to become a member? A: Members pay international dues of $45 USD every six months. (Some clubs may charge additional fees.) International dues are $33.75 USD every six months for clubs not in Toastmasters districts. All new members also pay a one-time $20 USD fee. Quick tips for beginners: • Ask for a mentor, an experienced Toastmaster to help you with meeting roles and speeches. • Use stories, examples, and anecdotes to craft a speech. • Don't overwhelm your audience with too much information. • Begin and end every speech strongly. • Practice speaking. Practice often.

Learn and Practice Public Speaking with MINY Toastmasters

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Every MINY Toastmasters meeting begins with a welcome to our guests, a Word of the Day, and an impromptu speaking activity known as Table Topics. We then move on to prepared speeches from both new and experienced members, followed by speech and meeting evaluations, grammar reports, and timer reports. Finally, we gather feedback from guests and discuss upcoming meetups and events. Q: Am I required to speak at a club meeting? A: No. You are not obligated to speak when visiting a club. You may simply observe if you wish. Q: Do I need to bring anything to a club meeting? A: No. You are not required to bring anything to a meeting. 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. Q: Can anyone become a member? A: As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters. Q: How much does it cost to become a member? A: Members pay international dues of $45 USD every six months. (Some clubs may charge additional fees.) International dues are $33.75 USD every six months for clubs not in Toastmasters districts. All new members also pay a one-time $20 USD fee. Quick tips for beginners: • Ask for a mentor, an experienced Toastmaster to help you with meeting roles and speeches. • Use stories, examples, and anecdotes to craft a speech. • Don't overwhelm your audience with too much information. • Begin and end every speech strongly. • Practice speaking. Practice often.

Learn and Practice Public Speaking with MINY Toastmasters

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Every MINY Toastmasters meeting begins with a welcome to our guests, a Word of the Day, and an impromptu speaking activity known as Table Topics. We then move on to prepared speeches from both new and experienced members, followed by speech and meeting evaluations, grammar reports, and timer reports. Finally, we gather feedback from guests and discuss upcoming meetups and events. Q: Am I required to speak at a club meeting? A: No. You are not obligated to speak when visiting a club. You may simply observe if you wish. Q: Do I need to bring anything to a club meeting? A: No. You are not required to bring anything to a meeting. 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. Q: Can anyone become a member? A: As long as you are at least 18 years old, you can join Toastmasters. Q: How much does it cost to become a member? A: Members pay international dues of $45 USD every six months. (Some clubs may charge additional fees.) International dues are $33.75 USD every six months for clubs not in Toastmasters districts. All new members also pay a one-time $20 USD fee. Quick tips for beginners: • Ask for a mentor, an experienced Toastmaster to help you with meeting roles and speeches. • Use stories, examples, and anecdotes to craft a speech. • Don't overwhelm your audience with too much information. • Begin and end every speech strongly. • Practice speaking. Practice often.

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