Our meetings are fun and interactive. Our members during our meetings take part in different roles, as they are presented in our meeting’s prepared Agenda (to present a speech, tell a joke, keep the time of the speeches, evaluate, etc). We like to conduct special meetings as well, introducing more ways to develop our speaking and leadership capacity. We learn by doing and we learn together in TEAMWORK!
The Sergeant at Arms starts the meeting and introduces the club President.
The club President introduces the Toastmaster of the Day who will run the meeting.
The Toastmaster of the Day introduces the functionary roles of the day that may include:
- the Jokemaster, who tells us a joke
- the Quotemaster, who tells us a quote to inspire us!
- the Wordmaster, who introduces the Word of the Day (we then try to use this word throughout the meeting!)
- the Timer, who helps speakers stay within their alloted time
- the Grammarian/Wizard of Ah’s Counter who records grammatical mistakes, good use of language and the use of filler words such as “um, ah, ok, for example, so, …”
- the Table Topics Master, who asks our participants to give a short (1-2 minutes) impromptu (i.e. unprepared) speech on topics of his/her choice. We later vote on the best Table Topic speaker.
- the Prepared Speakers of the day. There are usually 3 to 5 speakers and they speak for 5 to 7 minutes.
We have a 5-minute break
The Toastmaster of the Day introduces the General Evaluator.
The General Evaluator
- asks the Timer to present the Prepared Speeches times.
- asks the Evaluators to deliver their Evaluation for the Prepared Speeches.
- asks the Timer to read the Evaluation times, the Wordmaster to read the word count and the Grammarian/Wizard of Ah’s counter to read the ah-count.
- delivers his/her General Evaluation for the meeting.
The Toastmaster of the Day and the President deliver their final comments.
Guests are welcome to give us their valuable comments on their experience too.
The VP of Education prepares the agenda for the next meeting by asking for volunteers to fill the roles of the next meeting’s agenda.
The Sergeant at Arms closes the meeting.
The role of the audience is to listen, to encourage the speakers and to create a friendly environment where speakers feel comfortable to speak, practice their skills, learn, grow, have fun and even make mistakes!
Taking all these roles help us improve our speaking, presentation, listening and leadership skills, to become better at organizing meetings and to become more comfortable speaking in front of audiences.
Come and experience our meetings and our club’s unique style in building inspiring speakers and effective leaders.