Developing Public Speaking and Leadership Skills
Walk the Talk club is a Toastmasters club in Zurich, focusing on helping people become more confident when presenting in front of an audience and master their public speaking skills. All in a mutually supportive and positive environment.
Speeches: We typically have 1-3 prepared speeches per meeting. Most of these are from the various manuals our members are working on, be that Storytelling, Technical Presentations, Speeches by Management or Persuasive Speaking.
Evaluations: There’s a little more meat in our sandwich approach! Speakers get not only the standard 2-3 minute oral evaluation and written evaluations from the audience members, but also a round-robin evaluation, in which most or all attendees offer their analysis, perspectives, and suggestions for improvement. This approach gives all members the impetus to up our game, both as speakers and as evaluators.
Table Topics: We like to mix it up with the Table Topics as well, whether that’s with pairs of speakers, restrictions on wording, or evaluation of the Table Topics speeches. An advanced Toastmaster must be ready for anything!
Educational Sessions & Workshops: When the month has a 5th Wednesday, we put it to use with a special meeting dedicated to one specific educational session or workshop. Previous workshops have included an Evaluation Extravaganza and Learning From the Best, a look at what makes the World Championship of Public Speaking speakers so good.