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Toastmaster  
How to be the Toastmaster

Toastmaster: The key role of the Toastmaster is to act as a genial host and conduct the entire meeting program. The Toastmaster creates an atmosphere of interest, expectation and warmth.

The Toastmaster is the Master of Ceremonies for the meeting. Introduces participants, keeps the meeting moving at a constant pace, prints out agendas, determines a meeting theme and creates an atmosphere of interest, expectation and receptivity.  The Toastmaster can help the speaker make sure they are ready if they have a powerpoint presentation.

1) Decide on a Meeting Theme for the Day- Speak about this theme throughout the meeting while paying attention to the time.  There are many resources on this page to give you ideas about a theme including Quotation Search, Quotes, On this Day, links to Holidays information etc.  (Above and Beyond: You can go into www.easy-speak.org, Login, Go to Meetings [on the red bar across the top] Meeting on the date you are Toastmaster, type in a meeting theme in the Meeting Theme box, click on [Edit Meeting Text] beneath this box and click Save on the far right when yiou're done)

2) Print Agendas- Please print enough so that everyone has a copy.  Go to www.easy-speak.org, Login, Go to Meetings [on the red bar across the top] Meeting on the day you are Toastmaster, on the far right there is a button with a picture that looks like a printer and Agenda next to it.  Please note that it will not let you print agedas until everyone's manual and title are included.  If there are any issues with that, please stay in touch with one of the Officers.  

3) Introduce the Inspirator/Warm Up (If Applicable), Speakers, Table Topics Master and the General Evaluator - Introduce all of these different roles based on what has been signed up for on Easy Speak.  Go to www.easy-speak.org, Login, Go to Meetings [on the red bar across the top] Meeting on the date you are Toastmaster, to see who has signed up for what.  If no one has signed up you may want to assist the Officers in finding someone to take on those roles.  (Above and Beyond - You can do an introduction for each speaker, saying what their job title is, etc. while introducing them - you may want to look them up in CLUES or discuss with them beforehand).

 

 

 

 

 
Sample Toastmaster Script

1)    Fellow Toastmasters.  Today’s theme is _______.  Talk a little bit about the theme

 

2)    A) Now I would like to introduce the Grammarian ________who will share the word of the day with us.  (Find out if there are any guests or newer members at the meeting.  If Guest- Ask Grammarian to share what the grammarian role duties are)

 

B) Next I would like to introduce our Timer – _________   (if guest or newer members present, ask the timer to share what the timer duties are)

C) Next, I would like to introduce our Table Topics Master, ___________ (if guest or newer members present, ask them to share what the Table Topics Master duties are)

D) Now I would like to introduce our Evaluators (pick one of the two evaluators, if guest or newer members present ask them to share what the duties are), ____________

E) Finally I would like to introduce the General Evaluator – __________ (if guest or newer members present, ask the General evaluator to share what the duties are)

 

3)   Now I would like to introduce our first speaker today.

 

Our Speaker is _____________.  Say something about the person’s position (you can ask them or look up in CLUES) 

 

She is presenting her ____# speech in the ________ Manual

 

 His speech today is titled ________ 

Say something nice about speech after!

 

 

4)    Talk a little more about your theme

 

 

 

 

 

5)   Now I would like to introduce our second speaker today.

 

A)  Our Speaker is _____________.  Say something about the person’s position (you can ask them or look up in CLUES) 

 

She is presenting her ____# speech in the ________ Manual

 

 His speech today is titled ________ 

Say something nice about speech after!

 

 

6)    Now I would like to introduce our Table Topics Master, ______________

 

7)    Talk a little more about the theme

 

8)    Now I would like to call on our General Evaluator __________

 

9)    Closing Comments – Ask guests if they enjoyed the meeting (if applicable)

Ask for participants for next time (We need Evaluators, a timer and a grammarian, videographer)

Type your text here...

 
Links to Find Theme Ideas

 

 

Holidays and Observances in the United States http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/

 

Bizarre and Wacky Holidays and Observances http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/

 

 

 
Random Quote
"Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings...they did it by killing all those who opposed them" - Bet mulligan, USA
 

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