INTERNATIONAL. A TOASTMASTER. WEARS MANY HATS. TOASTMASTERS. INTERNATIONAL. WHERE LEADERS. ARE MADE. The Roles of a Member. The Toastmaster is the host of the day and conducts the meeting (with the giving the definition and an example, and makes note of how many members use it. Wears Many Hats. A Toastmaster certain that the Toastmaster of the meeting has prepared a As you begin your speech, acknowledge the Toastmaster and.

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By participating in all functions, you will receive well-rounded experience in communication and leadership. Their speeches are prepared based on manual project objectives and should last from five to seven minutes for projects in the basic Communication and Leadership Program manual and eight or more minutes, depending on the assignment, for projects in the Advanced Communication and Leadership Program manuals.

Preparation is essential to success when you are the speaker. Check the weras schedule to find out when you are to speak.

In order to get the most benefits from the program, prepare a nats based on a manual project.

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Present the speeches in numerical order because each project builds on the skills learned in previous projects. Before your meeting ask the general evaluator for your evaluator s name. Speak to your evaluator and talk about the manual speech you ll be giving.

Discuss with the evaluator your speech goals and personal concerns. Emphasize where you feel your speech ability needs strengthening. Remember to bring your manual to the meeting. Check the microphone, lighting, etc. Protect yourself from all of the problems that can ruin your talk. Sit near the front of the room for quick and easy access to the lectern. Carefully plan your approach to the lectern and speech opening.

Be sure you give your manual to your evaluator before the meeting starts.

If you don t write your jats speech introduction, make certain that the Toastmaster of the meeting has prepared a good one for you. Give your full attention to the speakers at the lectern. Avoid studying your speech notes while someone else is talking.

When introduced, smoothly leave your chair and walk to the lectern as planned. As you begin your speech, acknowledge the Toastmaster and the audience Toastmasters and guests. When finishing your speech, never thank your audience.

Simply return control of the meeting to the Toastmaster of the meeting. Always wait for the Toastmaster to return to the lectern, then return to your seat. During the evaluation of your speech, listen intently for helpful hints that will assist in building better future talks. Pay attention to suggestions from other members. At this time discuss any questions you may have concerning your evaluation to clarify any misinterpretations. Your Body Speaks Catalog No. After you have presented a few speeches, you will be asked to serve as an evaluator and will evaluate one of the prepared speakers for the meeting.

In addition to your oral evaluation, you also will give the speaker a written evaluation using the guide in the manual. The evaluation you present can make the difference between a worthwhile or a wasted speech for your speaker.


The purpose of the evaluation is to help the speaker become less self-conscious and a better speaker. This requires that you be fully aware of the speaker s skill level, habits, and mannerisms, as well as his or her progress to date. If the speaker uses a technique or some gesture that receives a good response from the audience, tell the speaker so he or she will be encouraged to use it again.

Talk with the speaker to find out the manual project he or she will be presenting.

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Review the goals of hts speech and what the speaker hopes to achieve. Find out exactly which skills or techniques the speaker hopes to strengthen through the speech. Evaluation requires careful preparation if the speaker is to benefit. Study the project objectives as well as the evaluation guide in the manual. Toastmastr, the purpose of evaluation is to help people develop their speaking skills in various situations, including platform presentations, discussions, and meetings.

Achievement equals the sum of ability and motivation. By actively listening and gently offering useful advice, you motivate members to work hard and improve. When you show the way to improvement, you ve opened the door to strengthening their ability.

Meet briefly with the general evaluator to confirm the evaluation session format. Then confer with the speaker one last time to see if he or she has any specific things for you to watch for during the talk.

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Record your impressions of the speech in the manual along with your answers to the evaluation questions. Be as objective as possible. Remember that good evaluations may give new life to discouraged members and poor evaluations may dishearten members who tried their best.

Remember, always leave the speaker with specific methods for may. When introduced, stand and give your oral evaluation. Begin and end your evaluation with a note of encouragement or praise. Though you may have written lengthy responses to manual evaluation questions, don t read the questions or your responses.

Your oral evaluation time is limited. Don t try to cover too much in your talk possibly one point on organization, one on delivery, and one on attainment of toastmasterr with a statement about the greatest asset and a suggestion for future improvement. Praise a successful speech and specifically tell why it was successful. Don t allow the speaker to remain unaware of a valuable asset such as a smile, a sense of humor, or a good voice.

Don t allow the speaker to remain ignorant of a serious fault or mannerism; if it is personal, write it but don t mention it aloud. Give the speaker the deserved praise and tactful suggestions in the manner you would like to receive them when you are the speaker.

Add a verbal word of encouragement to the speaker, something that wasn t mentioned in the oral evaluation.

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One of the lessons to be practiced in speech training is that of expressing a thought within a specific time. The timer is the member responsible for keeping track of time. Each segment of the meeting is timed. You should explain your duties and report to the Club clearly and precisely. This exercise is an excellent opportunity in practicing communicating instructions something that we do every day. Confirm scheduled program participants with the Toastmaster and general evaluator.


Confirm time required for each prepared speech with the speakers. Write out your explanation in the clearest possible language and rehearse it. For the benefit of wdars, be sure to emphasize timing rules and how timing signals hatz be given. Be sure you understand how to operate the stopwatch and signal device and make certain that timing equipment works. Sit where the signal device can be seen easily by all. Throughout the meeting, signal each program participant as indicated below.

In addition, signal the chairman, Toastmaster, and table topics master with red when they have reached their allotted or agreed upon time. Record each participant s name and time used. State those eligible for awards if your Club issues awards. However, these times may vary from Club to Club. Give the completed timer s report to the Secretary for recording speech times in the minutes if this is done in your Club.

The table topics session is that portion of the meeting which insures this tradition. The purpose of this period is to have members think on their feet and speak for a minute or so. The topics master prepares and issues the topics; originality is desirable as much as possible. Each speaker may be given an individual subject or a choice of subjects may be presented from which the members can draw at random.

Check with the Toastmaster to find out if a theme meeting is scheduled. If so, prepare topics to carry out that theme. If no theme is scheduled, choose a wide selection of topics. Review The Toastmaster magazine and other publications for ideas. Do not repeat the previous week s table topics ideas or items. Find out who the prepared speakers, evaluators, general evaluator, and Toastmaster are so you can call on the other members first.

Only if time permits at the end of the topics session should you call on program participants speakers last. When choosing your specific questions: Select ones that will inspire the speakers to expound on them, hatw their opinions, etc. Don t make the questions too long or complicated. Phrase them in toastmasteer a way that the speaker clearly will know what you want them to talk about.

Keep your hwts short. Your job is to give others a chance to speak, not to give a series of mini-talks yourself. Remember, table topics has a twofold purpose: First, to give everyone in the room an opportunity to speak especially those who are not on the program and, second, to get people to learn to think and speak on their feet.

When introduced, briefly state the purpose of the topics session. Set the stage for your topics program. Keep your remarks brief but enthusiastic. Wdars the Club has a Word of the Day, encourage speakers to use the word in their response.