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We meet every Wednesday from 12 - 1 pm in conference room Angora (AT01).

(151 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA - 95113)

Visitors and guests are welcome to explore and join!

 
About Our Club

Adobe Fontificators is a Toastmasters Club (#6274) located within the offices of Adobe Systems Incorporated, in San Jose, California. We are open to both Adobe employees and the general public.

 

Time & Location:

12 to 1  every Wednesday 

 Adobe Almaden Tower (Angora conference room)

151 Almaden Blvd.

San Jose, CA 95113  

 

If this is your first time visiting our club or the Adobe campus, please allot 15-20 minutes for parking and registration at the front desk.  When you arrive at the parking lot, tell the attendant that you are coming to attend the Toastmasters meeting.  Parking is free.  

 

 

Club information and handouts for new guests and members can be found here - 

http://easy-speak.org/viewtopic.php?t=195862  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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How it works

You are free to come and observe without feeling pressured to speak.  The environment is friendly and supportive.   There 0 - 2 prepared speeches, and with the remaining time individuals can speak for 1-2 minutes about a topic that will be given impromptu.  At the end, feedback is given to all of the participants (how long did you speak, grammer, filler words, etc.).    

 

 

If you choose to become a member you'll find that the self-paced program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment. 

Guests are allowed to visit as often as they like before becoming a member, and guest can participate in the impromptu speaking portion of the meeting.  One thing that you'll love at Toastmaster meetings is the applause.  Once you decide that you are comfortable enough to speak, you will be applauded for your efforts.

 
Blog
easy-Speak system updates

Many of you will have experienced a much faster system response in easy-Speak over the last two weeks.

Firstly, huge thanks to John Novak from California who has done so much server and database tuning.
Also, thanks to Kit Barritt, currently in the UK, for database conversion and Nahid Akbar in Canberra who were online with John and me for the update itself.
No small commitment given the different timezones that we cover.

The software update today is the next step in improving performance.

Mostly it is around a re-write of the view_meeting screen, the most commonly used screen.
In tests, the new version runs 30-40 times faster than the old with much less database activity and memory load. 
I've also taken the opportunity to tidy up the non-club level meetings, such as District|Division|Area contests, training, council, and executive council. 

This was a complex update. 
It has been well tested but, if you experience a problem, please report it here giving full explanation so that we can investigate and resolve that for you quickly.

The development team are working on several more performance updates as well as some very interesting enhancements and new features. 
Carole McCullock in Victoria and Linda Oliver in Texas have developed new training materials and courses that we offer to clubs getting started
The language teams are translating French, German and Italian versions with several other languages in prospect.
Billy Colless in Queensland has reworked some of the graphics and is ready for the new language-specific graphic requests.
Several Districts now have local training and support in place and are committed to full district-wide installations.
We are talking with TI to prepare for the Revitalised Education Program.

Almost 300 clubs have signed up to easy-Speak since March and we are prepared for the annual peak of club setup requests in June and July as new VPE move into office.

It's all go....

If you have skills and would be able to help one of the volunteer teams please get in touch. 

Malcolm

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