Club Meetings

Toastmaster Roles

  • Sergeant at Arms
    Begins the meeting with an introductory note of 1-2 minutes on the theme, introduces the Toastmaster or the President.
  • The President
    Leads any discussion of the club business.The President presides over the meeting. In the absence of the club president, the next ranking club officer presides over the meetings.
  • Toastmaster of the Day
    Leads the meeting, coordinates the agenda, introduces each of the speakers and keeps the meeting on the right track. S/he is the anchor of the day.
  • Table Topics Master
    Asks for volunteers amongst guests & members and provides them with topics for 1-2 minute impromptu speeches.
  • Table Topics Speaker
    S/he is the impromptu speaker. There can be individual speeches, group discussion, role plays etc. as per the wish of the Table Topics Master.
  • Prepared Speaker
    Presents a speech with an objective based on the projects from Toastmasters International’s communication track’s manuals. A speaker progresses with every successful project. It can earn titles such as Competent Communicator (CC) or Advanced Communicator (ACB/ACS/ACG) by completing the projects.

Toastmaster Roles for Evaluation

  • General Evaluator
    Presents an overall evaluation of the meeting, introduces evaluators & calls for reports by its team members (ah counter, timer, wordmaster, grammarian, Speech evaluator, table topics speech evaluator).
  • Speech Evaluator
    Provides a speaker with positive feedback & suggestions for improvement. This important role offers an opportunity to support the speaker & sharpen listening & observation skills.
  • Table Topics Speech Evaluator
    Provides the table topic speakers with positive feedback & suggestions for improvement. This important role offers an opportunity to support the speakers & sharpen listening & observation skills.
  • Grammarian
    Gives a short introduction to the role, records grammatical errors and reports on grammar at end of meeting. Appreciates any good usage of grammar by anyone.
  • Word master
    Provides a word of the day to be used during the meeting and reports on usage at end of meeting. And usage of memorable phrases.
  • Timer
    Gives a short introduction to the role, times speeches, table topics and evaluations. Also, would show some cards during the meeting to indicate the time remaining for each speaker. Reports on timing at the end of the meeting.
  • Ah Counter
    Gives a short introduction to the role, counts speech fillers like ‘ahs’, ‘ums’, clutches, filler words like – you know, I know etc. during all speaking, and reports on counts at the end of meeting.

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