Take the first step - 

Join us at a club meeting!

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We all have to start somewhere! The first step to becoming a Foster City Toastmaster is to attend one of our bi-monthly meetings.

Our club meetings take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Starboard Room (#206) at the Foster City Community Center (1000 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City). New members and guests are always welcome.

It’s perfectly okay to feel nervous at your first meeting (we’ve all been there), but there’s nothing to worry about. You won’t be expected to perform a whole speech at your first meeting, but you may be asked to tell us a little bit about yourself!

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What happens at a meeting?

The main purpose of the meeting is to allow members to deliver prepared or impromptu speeches, and receive feedback from the other members.

Below is a typical meeting agenda:

7:30 pm - Call to order by Sergeant at Arms 
7:35 pm - Opening by Club President
7:50 pm - Introduction of Toastmaster who will run most of the meeting
7:55 pm - Possibly a short opening inspirational piece (Typically 2 minutes)
8:00 pm - 3 to 4 prepared speeches ranging from 5 to 15 minutes long
8:30 pm - Break for snacks and chat
8:45 pm - Evaluations of prepared speeches
9:05 pm - Table Topics (impromptu speeches)
9:20 pm - Master Evaluator gives meeting evaluation 
9:25 pm - Awards and Business announcements
9:30 pm - Meeting ends