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Toastmasters Career Communicators Open House – “Get Organized For 2021” Tuesday, January 19th, 7 pm – 9 pm
January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFREE
Please join professional home organizer, Caralyn Kempner, among other club speaker’s as they lecture about getting organized in all areas of your life for 2021!
The platform is a virtual Zoom presentation sponsored by the Career Communicators Toastmasters club. Here is the Zoom link to join:
What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates local clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking, and leadership. Toastmaster’s headquarters are located in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado.
The organization was founded by Ralph C. Smedley on October 22, 1924, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California. It began as a set of classes with the aim of improving the communication skills of young men.
Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932.
The first international chapter was established in Vancouver, Canada in 1932.
The organization began admitting women in 1973.
Throughout its history, Toastmasters has served over four million people, and today the organization serves over 358,000 members in 141 countries, through its 16,400 member clubs. Toastmasters membership increased rapidly around the turn of the century, nearing 16,000 clubs worldwide by 2016.
Toastmasters Club Structure
Toastmasters International uses a local club-based structure, each having around 20–40 members. Meetings are often held weekly or every other week. The clubs themselves determine when and where they have meetings.
Each club operates as a separate entity with a set of requirements leading to chartered status for them to be recognized as official Toastmasters clubs. The chartered status allows for clubs to use the names, promotional material, and program of Toastmasters International.
Every meeting is based around a set of organized speeches. Speakers are given feedback, often by a more experienced member who then gives an impromptu speech with constructive feedback based on their performance.
Part of these meetings is devoted to “Table Topics,” which are off-the-cuff speeches that are assigned on the spot by a Topics master. The goal of this is to accustom participants to think on their feet with minimal preparation. In some clubs, attendees are then asked to vote on who they thought gave the best speech.To learn more please visit their site at https://www.toastmasters.org/.
The meeting will be an open house, and free to join, so give it a try!
There is no need to participate, but you will find the meeting so fun, you may just jump right in and have something to say.