Come as a guest!
We meet every first and third Tuesday each month, from 8p.m.
What a discovery! – Having lived in the Paris area for thirty-five years, I have only just found Toastmasters of Paris, established in 1975, the first Toastmasters club in the city. Originally meeting in person at a restaurant, the group now gathers on Zoom every second Tuesday for two hours of good humor and talk.
Many of us have become members simply for the joy of meeting others and, originally, eating dinner together. The emphasis at the beginning of each evening is on entertainment and there is always a good deal of laughter, with a joke to kick off the proceedings, and the first talk topics chosen to be light-hearted and fun.
The next part of the agenda has more serious purpose. Through prepared speeches, people are given the opportunity to hone their speaking and presentation strategies. Objectives covering topics such as ‘motivational strategies’, ‘presentation mastery’, ‘persuasive influence’ and ‘dynamic leadership’ encourage the development of professional leadership skills.
The final part of the evening consists in feedback – support and encouragement of the evening’s speakers, along with suggestions for progress – all within a safe and friendly environment. It’s the perfect place to overcome fear of public speaking, become a better speaker, and learn how to give effective and constructive criticism.
So whether you are looking to gain confidence, work on job interview skills, give business seminars, or simply want to meet a group of fellow internationals, Toastmasters is for you! – Tempted to give it a try? – You will be warmly welcomed!
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