Our meetings are fun and interactive. Each meeting different Club members volunteer for taking on a specific role (tell a joke, or time the speeches). We take turns to fulfill the roles in bold and the key to a successful evening is 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 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/Ah Counter who records grammatical mistakes and the use of filler words such as “um, ah, ok, for example, so, …”
- the Table Topics Master, who asks 3 people to give short (1-2 minutes) impromptu (i.e. unprepared) speeches on topics of his/her choice. We later vote on the best Table Topic answer.
- 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 read 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/Ah 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.
The VP of Education prepares the agenda for the next meeting by asking for volunteers to fill the above-mentioned roles.
The Sergeant at Arms closes the meeting.
The role of the audience is to listen, to encourage the speakers and to create a friendly envinronment 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.