Master Speakers of Austin
Master Speakers of Austin (MSA) is an advanced club that focuses on the craft of excellent public speaking. In order to do this, we focus on feedback -- LOTS OF IT! In addition to being speakers and leaders, our members are coaches, writers, poets, singers, actors, and comedians. We support our members in achieving their dreams, whatever they might be.
Currently, 40% of our members hold the Distinguished Toastmaster designation.
The primary vehicle that MSA employs to help its members achieve their dreams is feedback. Our evaluations dig deeper than those in a regular club. Each speaker is given six evaluations: two each on content, delivery, and impact.
Many of our members compete in contests and we support them throughout the process. Our competition successes are listed in our Winner's Circle. Our members also serve as contest volunteers, as trainers at TLI’s and District Conferences, and many have experience in District leadership roles.
Criteria for Joining
Admission to MSA is by audition only. We expect prospective members to have earned at least a Pathways Level Two or a Competent Communicator award before acceptance into the club. Though not strictly enforced, we recommend that members participate in at least one regular club in addition to MSA. We invite prospective members to visit a meeting before committing to audition.
Prospective members for MSA should be motivated toward excellence and professionalism in their speaking endeavors. Essential characteristics for joining MSA are being growth oriented, open to feedback, and willing to help others by offering honest and supportive feedback.
Places, Dates, and Times
MSA meets virtually on the first Monday evening of each month and in person on the third Saturday afternoon of each month. Our meetings are two hours. Specific details are available on our website.
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