Basel International Speakers Meeting Schedule
The Basel International Speakers Toastmasters club meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Our meetings start at 18:45 and last about two hours.
The Basel International Speakers Toastmasters Club meets at QuBa, Quartierzentrum Bachletten, Bachlettenstrasse 12, 4054 Basel. Our great location is easy to reach via public transportation:
- Take tram 1 or 8 to Zoo Bachletten.
- Walk 50 meters southwest to Bachlettenstrasse 12.
- Enter QuBa and go down the stairs.
You can also walk from the main railway station in Basel (Bahnhof SBB/Basel SBB, about 850 meters): Walk towards Markthalle, continue on Viaduktstrasse and take a left at Bachlettenstrasse.
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A typical fun evening at Toastmasters
Every club meeting at BIS-TM brings carefully crafted prepared speeches, helpful evaluations, and exciting impromptu talks. We combine the tried-and-tested educational program of Toastmasters International with the unique style of our club. A typical evening includes:
- Presentation of meeting roles
- Prepared speeches based on the Toastmasters educational program
- Speech evaluations by fellow members to help you improve your skills
- Table Topics: unprepared speeches of 1-2 minutes – scary but fun!
- Reports from timer, grammarian and ah-counter
Toastmasters isn’t just about delivering speeches. You will also learn leadership skills such as chairing meetings and time management. All Toastmasters speeches are evaluated. Therefore, you will also practice active listening, and giving effective and supportive feedback.
Members take turns filling the following roles at each meeting:
- Toastmaster of the Evening (meeting chair)
- Speaker (prepared or unprepared)
- Speech evaluator
- General evaluator
- Table Topics Master
In addition to our regular club meetings twice a month you can also enjoy Special Events. These include speaking contests, workshops, educational sessions, and club officer trainings. Many of our special meetings are organized together with other Toastmasters club in Switzerland.