Toastmaster The job of Toastmaster is to act as a Master of Ceremonies <ul><ul><li>· Follow the meeting agenda. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>· If applicable, briefly introduce your theme and begin the meeting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>· Introduce speakers by giving their name, brief personal background (if you want), title of speech, objective of speech, evaluator and time requested. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>· Remain standing until speaker arrives at lectern and greet him/her with a handshake, then be seated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>· Lead applause before and after each speaker. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information from artofspeakingclub.org </li></ul></ul>
Table Topics Master Table Topics Master is responsible for running the "table topics" session with the several purposes in mind. Enabling members to develop the skills of impromptu speaking or the ability to "speak on their feet" and providing a speaking opportunity for any member who is not otherwise included in the meeting agenda. Depending on if we have speakers you should come up with 3-5 questions. If there are no speakers then we will go through all 5, if there is one we will go through 4, and if there are 2 speakers we will go through 3. Table Topics Master can decide if they want to ask questions relating to the theme of the day or if they want to make up there own questions. Table Topics Master will call on a timers, and grammarian report. They will also call on a vote for best Table Topics.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Assist members use the power of good grammar and a rich vocabulary in their presentations. + Introduce Word of the Day Good use or misuse of words Incorrect pronunciation Keep track on who used the Word of the Day in table Topics Cliches Excellent/powerful language use Poor sentence construction Vocalized pauses (ahs, ums) Give a Grammarian's report at the end of the meeting mentioning the above
General Evaluator Your general evaluation should cover three broad areas: (1) an overall evaluation of the meeting, (2) an evaluation of the table topics session, and (3) an evaluation of the speech evaluators. Regarding the actual meeting, these are a few standard questions you should answer: 1. Did the meeting start on time? 2. How was the flow of the meeting? Did we get through the routine roles at the start of the meeting in a brisk manner? 3. Were the introductions of speakers/speeches informative? 4. Was proper etiquette observed? For example, was the lectern ever left unguarded? Were there handshakes at the appropriate time? 5. How were the usual last minute glitches handled? 6. Did anything happen that was not fully explained to our guests? (It's not a bad idea to mention the names of the guests during your general evaluation.) 7. Was time wasted by anyone at anytime? (E.g., did a role go significantly over their expected time?) Introduce the Evaluations portion of the meeting by introducing the evaluators of the speeches.
Speaker Your Book A paragraph introduction for your evaluator Know what times you have to meet in case the timer does not know
Speech Evaluator Ten Commandments of Effective Speech Evaluation 1. Read the project objectives and evaluation guidelines. 2. Confer with the speaker before the speech. 3. Listen carefully. 4. Recognize the speaker's strengths. 5. Provide verbal reward for improvement. 6. Suggest positive directions of growth. 7. Recommend alternative actions. 8. Reinforce the speaker's commitment to self-improvement. 9. Be positive and supportive. 10. Make the speaker feel good about themselves.