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Weekly interest meeting & live demo
We are a new startup incubator group and not (yet!) an officially chartered Toastmaster club. We hold these weekly interest meetings at no cost and with no commitment required to attend and participate. The format may vary slightly from week to week. After speakers give their presentations, we play back the videos and encourage everyone in the room to give play-by-play feedback (what you liked & suggestions for improvement). To honor our 9am end time, we start at 7:45am so that we can give speakers the feedback they deserve :) After the meeting, we meet at Panera Bread at North Hills in the Lassiter District (5 minute drive down the road) Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations. THIS Toastmaster group is designed around VIDEO. We record everything: Speeches, Table Topics, Evaluations. It's one thing to speak to a living, breathing people in front of you, it's a completely different world when you have to speak to a video camera that can be seen my possible millions of people on the internet. Who will this benefit? • Maybe you've heard of this little website called YouTube, or heard of another called Facebook that seems to have a lot of videos popping up lately, even LIVE videos. If you're a small business, you want to jump on this bandwagon but are terrified (or just uncomfortable) being on camera. • Maybe your job has a lot of video conference calls and though you know your stuff, you don't feel like you're being heard on video. • Maybe you're looking for a job and have a few video interviews. Interviews are hard enough without a camera, now you have to sit in front of one? EEK! • OR maybe you're just a Toastmaster lifer who wants to give more back to your club. That's what this Toastmaster's club is designed around! • Business owners: Get comfortable on camera to help brand yourself utilizing social media and create more content for your website. • Career Maximizers & Job Seekers: Get feedback from a supportive group on how you come across and ways to improve. • Toastmaster Lifers: Make educational videos for your home club that help your club members become better speakers and may help YOU get to your leadership goals faster. • Nothing says growth like going to your club website to see tutorials for new members around their Ice Breaker, creating an intro, and making a great conclusion from someone they've seen in the club! Come check us out each Monday as we grow a dynamic group of mutually supportive people to become better speakers on camera.

Center For Excellence

3803 Computer Dr Ste 106 · Raleigh

What we're about

If you own your own business, developing communication skills in front of a camera is critical for success. This group is for business professionals who are serious about sharpening their message and delivery.

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