Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Win that job interview? We are a part of Toastmasters International , which has helped people all over the world with their communication and leadership skills. Ours is an open club that provides a warm welcoming environment to improve your speaking skills. We have members from companies around the area and everyone is welcome to join us. 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. Guests are welcome - Please email us! (We're meeting virtually due to COVID-19) Questions? Drop us a note .
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As someone whose job is all about public speaking, one thing I love about our club is that it’s a great place to experiment. I was able to take advantage of this when I served as Toastmaster on Feb. 1 and led a meeting that was dedicated to Table Topics. I had the club utilize the Zoom “Annotate” feature. You can use to allow attendees to mark up images with various tools. You can add specific shapes, draw lines, select different colors etc. I had been interested in how such tools could be used with a map to talk about our experiences with different places. I used Zoom’s screen sharing feature to display a map of San Francisco. Our Table Topics started with me picking a particular SF location and asking the speaker to give a hypothetical tour of the site. They were welcome to provide factual or fictitious information. At the end of each Table Topic, we then used Zoom’s poll feature to vote on whether we thought the speaker was telling the truth or not. Each Table Topic spea
Just as each individual Toastmaster member has goals, so too does each club. Here’s what you helped Townsend nail this past year. President’s Distinguished Club This is Toastmasters International’s highest recognition. We've achieved the award two years in a row. The criteria, or “club goals” to attaining this award: a mix of members completing Pathways levels, membership stats, officers trained, and administrative items completed. March Madness Clubs renewing at least 75% of their base membership by April 15 receive $50 in District 4 credit (our club is in District 4). Smedley Award and Smedley Stretch Award Clubs adding 5 or more new, reinstated, or dual members between August 1 and September 30 receive the “Smedley Award” from Toastmasters International. Clubs that add 7 or more new, reinstated, or dual members during that time also receive the “Smedley Stretch” and earn $50 in District credit. Plan 4 Success Clubs that send a copy of their completed Club Success Plan signed