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Cincinnati TV Toastmasters - 3rd Saturday
Why wait? Join NOW to experience the benefits effective communication, improved listening / evaluation skills and valuable leadership management experience as a club officer or as a meeting chair will bring to you. Every club meeting follows a similar format. The meeting is called to order by the President, who introduces the Toastmaster for the meeting. This is a rotating position responsible for chairing the meeting. The Toastmaster introduces the Word Power/AH Counter for the meeting. The Word Power role presents each speaking with the challenge of using a word they select in their speech and introductions. They select, define and demonstrate the use of the Word of the Day. Many speakers fill dead space with unnecessary words. The AH Counter summarizes these for every speaker at the end of the meeting. The Toastmaster introduces the Table Topics Master. They pose impromptu questions to club members who are required to speak for a minimum of 1 min and no more than 2.5 minutes. This is a fun part of the meeting because many members get to improve their impromptu speaking skills. The Toastmaster introduces 3 speakers who deliver prepared speeches. Each speaker must speak from 5 to 7 minutes on a topic of their choice. Most speakers are working on projects from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator or Competent Leadership manuals. After the completion of the prepared speeches, the Toastmaster introduces the General Evaluator. The General Evaluator is responsible for evaluating the overall meeting and introducing the speech evaluators. The General Evaluator introduces the Evaluator for each of the prepared speeches. Evaluators provide balanced feedback - telling speakers what went well and providing some ideas for improvement. After the evaluation of the prepared speeches, the General Evaluator introduces the AH Counter and the Grammarian to tally filler words and assess speakers use of the word of the day. The General Evaluator introduces the Timer, who provides details on the exact length of every speaker. The General Evaluator returns control of the meeting to the Toastmaster who provides some closing remarks before turning the meeting over the the Club President. The Club President asks guests for their opinion on the meeting and closes the meeting. In addition to roles described, every meeting requires a camera person and an editor. Multiple times a year the club has contests for humorous speech, impromptu speaking and qualification for the Toastmaster International Speech Contest. Meeting are well run, fun and exciting. Come join us - what are you waiting for? DIRECTIONS: Exit I-275 at Five Mile Road and proceed inside I-275. Cross Beechmont Avenue, proceed down the hill and turn right into the Anderson Center. Turn left at the stop sign and park in the lot. The conference room is on your left when you enter the building. If you see the Anderson Library on State Road or come to the dead-end on Five Mile Road, you passed us!

Anderson Center

7850 Five Mile Road · Cincinnati, OH

What we're about

Wondering why you're not living up to your "full potential" at work"? Sick and tired of watching other "less qualified" colleagues get promotions and raises? Ever wonder what they've got that you haven't?

If you are like most people, public speaking is not your favorite past time. Yet survey after survey shows that presentation skills are crucial in the workplace. The person with strong communication skills has a clear advantage over tongue-tied colleagues – especially in a competitive job market.

Many pay thousands of dollars for seminars to gain the skill and confidence necessary to face an audience. Membership in TV Toastmasters cost less than a fast-food lunch every month and is held in high regard by the business community.

TV Toastmasters is a “learn-by-doing” system in which members hone their skills in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere with the added benefit of viewing their speeches on Anderson Community Access Television. The club meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM and the 3rd Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM at the Anderson Community Television Station.

Club Meetings are televised on Anderson Community Cable channel 15, ICRC channels 4 and 17 and posted on the Club's YouTube (
https://www.youtube.com/user/watchyourselfgrow/videos) channel so your friends, neighbors and boss will get to see your new skills. Why wait? Join NOW to experience the benefits effective communication, improved listening / evaluation skills and valuable leadership / management experience as a club officer or as a meeting chair will bring to you.

P.S. You can even film, direct or produce the monthly club meetings!

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