Area E4 – Winners of the International Speech and Evaluation contests


Zuriberg Toastmasters Club was very proud to host the International Speech and Evaluation contests for Area E4 on 29th March 2016. 

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Area E4 – International Speech and Evaluation contests

Zuriberg Toastmasters Club is very proud to host the International Speech and Evaluation contests for Area E4.

We are hosting four contests:
1.  International Speech contest in German
2.  International Speech contest in English
3.  Evaluation contest in German
4.  Evaluation contest in English

Date and time:
29th March with registration from 6:15pm

Blue Monkey Restaurant
Stüssihofstatt 3
8001 Zürich

Agenda (DRAFT):
18:30                 Briefing for contestants

18:30                 Briefing for judges, time keepers and counters

18:15 – 19:00    Registration and Order Dinner
Click <here> for the full agenda details

Please purchase a meal for dinner or pay a CHF20 cover charge. Attendees are politely reminded that the room hire is covered against the cost of a meal and Zuriberg covers all other costs. This requirement is waived for contestants.

Please contact one of the contest coorganizers.
Karina Castella (
Tim Birch (

Many thanks and we very much look forward to welcoming you to the International Speech and Evaluation Contests

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Storytelling Workshop (Pimp your story and make it stick)

Zuriberg Toastmasters Club is very proud to host a special workshop about storytelling
on 2nd February 2016 (with registration from 18:30)

Have you ever wondered how to make your stories stick?

Are you a toastmaster trying to create impact and ready to step out and share your story? Whether you’re preparing for your icebreaker or or delving into one of the many advanced manuals, wouldn’t it be great to have a way of creating content that people easily understand and gets them so excited that they run off and share your stories with the world? What if they could remember you and your project in easy and fun ways that engage other people and help them figure out what they want and why your project is so important to them? 

If all of this would interest you, Storytelling made Simple has been waiting for you. Using a simple story telling framework that is based in cognitive science and naturally organizes information in a way that is easy to digest for people’s brains, we will take your stories and turn them from Fiat Pandas into Ferraris or from Porsches into Electric cars (depending on your distinguished taste and purpose).

Members of Zuriberg should register their attendance via easySpeak (click here), other Toastmaster members, could you send a short email to Tim Birch ( including confirmation of your club name.

Full Details of the workshop click here

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Christmas Edition club meeting (Dec 8th)

Zuriberg Toastmasters invites you to a special “Christmas Edition” meeting on Tuesday, 8th of December.
This will be a dynamic and exciting evening with a Christmas quiz with prizes for winners, drinks (wine) and desert sponsored by the club, inspirational speeches and more.
Nicola will give a presentation about the toastmasters opportunities beyond the initial Competent Communicator (CC) track. After following the narrow canal of the Competent Communicator track, aspiring toastmaters enter open waters of Advanced Communication Manuals. Nicola will provide guidance in navigating your way through advanced manuals to achieve your specific speaking goals and to further strengthen your confidence on stage.
We are very fortunate to have Lesley as the hostess of the evening. In additional to being professional speaker and trainer, Lesley is also an expert in conducing fund raising events. If you are looking for a public speaking inspiration, observe how effortlessly Lesley will guide us through the evening and influence the mood of the audience with just a few opening words.
One of the youngest members of our club, Jessica, will give her first “Ice Breaker” speech. Last but not least, an experienced member Tim will deliver his final speech from the CC track. Tim prepared a speech to inspire and will demonstrate all speaking tools that he learned and practiced in his exciting toastmasters journey.
Join us for this evening of celebration, learn new skills and challenge yourself, and above all – have lots of fun.
Where: Blue Monkey restaurant (Stüssihofstatt 3, Zurich), 2nd floor.
When: Tuesday, 8th of December, 18:45 – 21:30
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Upcoming meeting on 10th of November

We are very excited to invite you to the upcoming meeting of Zuriberg Toastmasters club on 10th of November.

This is the evening not to miss!

We expect a perfect blend of 3 speeches from beginning, middle and finale of the Competent Communicator (CC) speech track. This is a rare opportunity to observe how level of speaking techniques grows during the Toastmasters journey.

One of our most skilled members, Kevin, will give his final (tenth) speech from the CC track. Many of current club members were inspired to join the club by his growth as a speaker. He will give an inspirational speech on the topic that he personally is very interested about. Some of our club members may even change their travel schedules to watch this speech alone!

But it gets even better! As a general evaluator of the evening we are excited to expect our club founder, Lesley, who is a professional speaker and trainer, winner of several European speaking competitions, and one of the most skilled speakers in Switzerland. We will not only hear, but experience her powerful speaking style and will get her advice on giving feedback and the evening in general.

On top of this we have a team of experienced members to facilitate the evening and to make it dynamic and fun. Joining us is a wonderful way to get to know new interested people with international experience.

We are a dinner club and there will be Asian fusion food offered around 8PM, so come hungry! This offers our guests and members the complete evening experience with both fun agenda and a nice dinner in a company of like-minded people.

This meeting will take place in Blue Monkey restaurant on the 3rd floor on
Tue, November 10, 6:45pm – 9:45pm
Address: Blue Monkey, Stüssihofstatt 3, 8001 Zurich

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