Kraków Public Speaking Club #200 – Telling a Story

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”– Maya Angelou

 

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader?
If so, you are in the right place! In Toastmasters Kraków Public Speaking Club you’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

You’ll master here the communication skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Krakow Public Speaking Club is the most effective, enjoyable and affordable way of becoming a SPEAKER and LEADER you want to be!

Bring your friends with you and have a great time together with us the best ones speak!

FREE ENTRY!

Join us on WEDNESDAY at 5:45 p.m. as our speakers will deliver their fantastic works of art, in English only ;-)

LOCATION

We meet in room 232 on the second floor of Krakow’s public library WBP w Krakowie (Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w Krakowie) located at Rajska street, 1 in Kraków. Enter the building through the main entrance as shown above on Rajska 1.

The unofficial part of our meeting, the AFTERPARTY starts at 7:15 p.m. ;-) Stay with us to talk and socialize!

If you have any questions, contact us at krakow.toastmasters@gmail.com

We are here FOR YOU & We’ll answer all your questions with great pleasure!

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Meeting Summary #199 – Obsessions

Meeting Summary #199 – Obsessions

Hi Leaders and Public Speakers,

Here’s the summary of this week’s amazing meeting at Krakow’s public library WBP w Krakowie. We had a full house, with 1 prepared speech and many fun moments :)

The word of the day was “morbid“, which means characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.

Alicja was the Toastmaster of our meeting and after the introduction called our TTM on stage, Salvo, who presented the warm-up question: “What are you obsessed with?”. Everyone was able to answer the question and introduce themselves in 30 seconds.

Then we started the prepared speeches section with the first and only speaker of the evening – Elena – delivering her speech called “A Tragedy“, evaluated by Gabor, whose main goal was to poke good-natured fun at Donald Trump. The speech was from the “Special Occasion Speeches” manual, project #3 – The Roast.

 

The Table Topic Session followed, with 4 brave contestants taking part in it, and Salvo leading the session. The questions were about dealing with different kinds of obsessions (either the speaker being obsessed with something, or dealing with someone who is obsessed about the speaker). The winner of this Table Topic Session was Ricardo.

Finally, Wojtek presented the timer report, Justyna gave us grammar suggestions, Andrzej informed us of all the unnecessary sounds we made during the last hour and Ricardo evaluated the whole meeting.

You can find the pictures of the meeting below and some videos will soon be available in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMKrakow, so please make sure you Like it :)

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Next week’s meeting is already under planning and we have already 3 speeches confirmed!

We are needing Speech Evaluators and more leaders to fill in the leadership roles. You can check all the roles available for next meeting here. Please sign-up early, so you have a chance to complete your CL projects!

And as always, see you next week!
Krakow English Public Speaking Club

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Meeting Summary #197 – A Matter of Taste

Meeting Summary #197 – A Matter of Taste

Hi Leaders and Public Speakers,

Here’s the summary of this week’s amazing meeting at Krakow’s public library WBP w Krakowie. We had a full house, with 3 speeches and many fun moments :)

The word of the day was “finicky“, which means excessively particular or fastidious, and difficult to please.

Marlena was the Toastmaster of our meeting and after the introduction called our TTM on stage, Justyna, who presented the warm-up question: “What can AI bring to humans?”. Everyone was able to answer the question and introduce themselves in 30 seconds.

Then we started the prepared speeches section.

The first speaker was Wojtek with his first speech ever on Toastmasters “How I got here“, evaluated by Przemysław, a speech where he describes his journey to Toastmasters. The speech was Wojtek’s Project #1 – The Ice Breaker.

The second prepared speaker was Leidy with her speech “If you are what you eat“, evaluated by Ricardoa very personal and informative speech about her food choices, and her journey to eating healthy. The speech was Leidy’s Project #2 – Organize Your Speech.

The third and last prepared speaker was Gosia with her speech “Follow your dreams“, evaluated by Gábora motivational and inspiring speech about not giving up and going after your desires. The speech was Gosia’s Project #3 – Get to the point.

The Table Topic Session followed, with 5 brave contestants taking part in it, and Justyna leading the session. It was absolutely hilarious! The winner of this Table Topic Session was Gábor.

Finally, Andrzej presented the timer report (great first report!), Michał gave us grammar suggestions (amazing for the first time too), Paweł informed us of all the unnecessary sounds we made during the last hour and Ewelina evaluated the whole meeting.

You can find the pictures of the meeting below and some videos will soon be available in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMKrakow, so please make sure you Like it :)

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Next week’s meeting is already under planning and we have already 3 speeches confirmed!

We are needing Speech Evaluators and more leaders to fill in the leadership roles. You can check all the roles available for next meeting here. Please sign-up early, so you have a chance to complete your CL projects!

And as always, see you next week!
Krakow English Public Speaking Club

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Kraków Public Speaking Club #197 – A Matter of Taste

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” Oscar Wilde

More info about this meeting on our Facebook event!

ROOM CHANGE

As an exception, on Wednesday we’ll meet in room 245 on the SECOND floor of Krakow’s public library WBP w Krakowie (Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w Krakowie) located at Rajska street, 1 in Kraków.

Enter the building through the main entrance as shown above on Rajska 1. To reach room 245, you will need to go through the hallway after the main entrance and then turn right and go up the stairs to the second floor. There you’ll find room 245.

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Kraków Public Speaking Club #Demo Meeting

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Hi Public Speaking Fans,

This is going to be a special meeting. The Demo Meeting is a meeting especially designed for those who are not familiar with Toastmasters, but still want to improve their public speaking and leadership skills.

A Demonstration Meting allows you to experience a Meeting first hand, and to identify the skills you can develop and the benefits you may receive from joining a Toastmasters club. Members of existing Clubs get together and run a meeting very similar to a normal Club format.

We will typically put on show examples of Impromptu Speaking in the form of Table Topics and Prepared Speeches from the Standard Toastmasters Manuals. We will also have a Toastmaster of the meeting- a person who will be a narrator for the audience- to make sure that every activity is explained for those who are unfamiliar with Toastmasters terminology.

WHERE: ABB Offices, Starowiślna 13, Kraków
WHEN: Thursday 24.11, 18:00
FREE ENTRY!

If you have any questions, contact us at krakow.toastmasters@gmail.com

We are here FOR YOU & We’ll answer all your questions with great pleasure!

You can find more details on our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346195962407589/

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Meeting Summary #196 – Artificial Intelligence

Meeting Summary #196 – Artificial Intelligence

Hi Leaders and Public Speakers,

Here’s the summary of this week’s amazing meeting at Krakow’s public library WBP w Krakowie. We had a full house, with 2 speeches and many fun moments :)

The word of the day was “inevitable“, which means certain to happen; unavoidable. .

Ricardo was the Toastmaster of our meeting and after the introduction called our TTM on stage, Gábor, who presented the warm-up question: “What can AI bring to humans?”. Everyone was able to answer the question and introduce themselves in 30 seconds.

Then we started the prepared speeches section.

The first speaker was Michał with his first speech ever on Toastmasters “How did I get here?“, evaluated by Alicja, a very funny and exciting speech where he told everyone his story and a couple of events from his life. The speech was Michał’s Project #1 – The Ice Breaker.

The second prepared speaker was Paweł with his speech “AI is here“, evaluated by Ewelina, a very interesting speech that proves that AI is not just an idea from science fiction movies, but in fact it already our reality. The speech was Paweł’s Project #2 – Organize Your Speech.

The Table Topic Session followed, with 4 brave contestants taking part in it, and Gábor leading the session. Each participant had to answer an impromptu question or comment on a statement related to AI. The winner of this Table Topic Session was Daniel.

Finally, Ilona presented the timer report, Leidy gave us grammar suggestions, Marlena informed us of all the unnecessary sounds we made during the last hour and Przemysław evaluated the whole meeting.

You can find the pictures of the meeting below and some videos will soon be available in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMKrakow, so please make sure you Like it :)

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Next week’s meeting is already under planning and we have already 3 speeches confirmed!

We are needing Speech Evaluators and more leaders to fill in the leadership roles. You can check all the roles available for next meeting here. Please sign-up early, so you have a chance to complete your CL projects!

And as always, see you next week!
Krakow English Public Speaking Club

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Kraków Public Speaking Club #196 – Artificial Intelligence

I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.” ― Alan Turing

The future is here! AI was once a science fiction topic, but it came faster that we ever expected. The theme of Wednesday’s meeting is going to be “Artificial Intelligence” and we have 2 prepared speakers.
Join us and let’s have some fun practicing public speaking in English :)

More info about this meeting on our Facebook event!

See you!

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Kraków Public Speaking Club #195 – Ghost Stories

Meeting Summary #195 – Ghost Stories

Hi Leaders and Public Speakers,

Here’s the summary of this week’s amazing meeting at Krakow’s public library WBP w Krakowie. We had a full house, with 1 prepared speech and a very original and thematic meeting :)

The word of the day was “aghast“, which means filled with horror or shock.

Ewelina was the Toastmaster of our meeting and after the introduction called our TTM on stage, Leidy, who presented the warm-up question: “Do you believe in ghosts?”. Everyone was able to answer the question and introduce themselves in 30 seconds.

Then we started the prepared speeches section with the only prepared speaker – Gábor – taking the stage. Gábor‘s speech was called “My Biggest Fear”, a very personal speech about fears and how to overcome them. The speech was evaluated by Przemysław.  The speech was Gábor’s Project #3 – Get to the Point.

The Table Topic Session followed, with 5 brave contestants taking part in it, and Leidy leading the session. Each participant had to answer random questions (between 1 to 2 minutes) related to ghosts and mistical time of Halloween. The winner of this Table Topic Session was Gábor.

Finally, Ricardo presented the timer report, Gosia gave us grammar suggestions, Wojtek informed us of all the unnecessary sounds we made during the last hour and Marlena evaluated the whole meeting.

You can find the pictures of the meeting below and some videos will soon be available in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMKrakow, so please make sure you Like it :)

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Next week’s meeting is already under planning and we have already 2 speeches confirmed!

We are needing Speech Evaluators and more leaders to fill in the leadership roles. You can check all the roles available for next meeting here. Please sign-up early, so you have a chance to complete your CL projects!

And as always, see you next week!
Krakow English Public Speaking Club

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Kraków Public Speaking Club #195 – Ghost Stories

When I was a child i was afraid of ghosts. As I grew up I realized that people are more scary.” – Unknown
Around this time, many cultures around the world are honoring those that have passed, so the theme for this week will be Ghost Stories.
Join us this Wednesday on this “spooky” meeting, and let’s have some fun practicing public speaking in English :)
More info about this meeting on our Facebook event!
See you!
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Meeting Summary #194 – 2016 Presidential Elections in the USA

Meeting Summary #194 – 2016 Presidential Elections in the USA

Hi Leaders and Public Speakers,

Here’s the summary of this week’s amazing meeting at Krakow’s public library WBP w Krakowie. We had a full house, with 2 speeches and many fun moments :)

The word of the day was “controversy“, which means prolonged public disagreement or heated discussion.

Gabor was the Toastmaster of our meeting and after the introduction called our TTM on stage, Marlena, who presented the warm-up question: “Do you think is it worth to vote?”. Everyone was able to answer the question and introduce themselves in 30 seconds.

Then we started the prepared speeches section.

The first speaker was Przemysław with his speech “A primer on meeting roles and officer responsibilities“, evaluated by Alicja, a very technical speech where he shared the responsabilities that each member and each officer has. The speech was Przemyslaw’s The Successful Club Series #6 – Meeting Roles and Responsibilities.

The second prepared speaker was Ewelina with her speech “If it makes you happy“, evaluated by everyone in the audience. Ewelina’s speech is the she delivered in humorous speech division contest and she’s going to represent our club in the District Contest. It was a very funny speech, and it just keeps getting better and better!

The Table Topic Session followed, with 4 brave contestants taking part in it, and Marlena leading the session. Each participant had to comment (between 1 to 2 minutes) on a few topics related to politics The winner of this Table Topic Session was Elena.

Finally, Paweł presented the timer report, Elena gave us grammar suggestions, Ewelina informed us of all the unnecessary sounds we made during the last hour and Ricardo evaluated the whole meeting.

You can find the pictures of the meeting below and some videos will soon be available in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMKrakow, so please make sure you Like it :)

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Next week’s meeting is already under planning and we have already 3 speeches confirmed!

We are needing Speech Evaluators and more leaders to fill in the leadership roles. You can check all the roles available for next meeting here. Please sign-up early, so you have a chance to complete your CL projects!

And as always, see you next week!
Krakow English Public Speaking Club

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2016 Presidential Elections in the USA

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