Taking on this role improves organization, time management and public speaking skills.
The Toastmaster is the meeting’s director and host. A member typically will not be assigned this role until they are thoroughly familiar with the club and its procedures.
- The week leading up to the meeting check easy-speak for the agenda and fill in any rejected or vacant roles until all roles are filled
- Confirm speakers and roles on the agenda on easy-speak (send email by clicking on the person’s name on easy-speak and roles to click ACCEPT on Easy-speak)
- Ask confirmed speakers to send you a title and Speech Introduction
- Day of the meeting check easy-speak agenda and fill any rejected or vacant roles. Focus on main roles
- speakers, evaluators, general evaluators and table topics Masters. If no one accepts the Tabletopics Masters role, you can assume this role.
- Print 20 copies of meeting agenda and distribute
- Work with the General Evaluator to ensure all club participants know their roles and responsibilities
- During the meeting present your prepared 3-5 minute speech on the theme for the meeting after you are introduced by the meeting Chairman
- After your speech explain layout of the meeting and changes to the schedule
- Introduce General Evaluator to introduce evaluation team and then return to the podium after
- Introduce speakers during the club meeting, who include:
- Introduce the speaker evaluator (let evaluator speak)
- Introduce speech title and name of speaker (x2), then speech introduction (repeat for each speaker) and after speech provide 1 minute for audience comments
- Call the network break (5 minutes)
- Begin the the second half of the meeting and introduce the Topicsmaster
- When the tabletopics session is complete thank the Topicsmasters and introduce the General Evaluator and then your job is done!
HINT: The goal here is to ensure smooth transitions between speakers during the club meeting – follow the agenda. Be funny because you are the host of Ceremonies