Toastmaster

Taking on this role improves organization, time management, and public speaking skills. The Toastmaster is the meeting’s director and host. A member typically will not be assigned this role until they are thoroughly familiar with the club and its procedures.

Explain Theme

  • The Presiding Officer opens the meeting and turns it over to you.
  • In one to two minutes, explain your role as the Toastmaster while incorporating your chosen Theme.
  • Feel free to tell a short story that illustrates the Theme.

Introduce Supporting Roles

  • Ask everyone with a supporting role to explain it in a minute or less while incorporating the Theme, with the Timer timing each explanation:
    • Timer
    • Grammarian/Ah-Counter
    • Body Language Monitor
    • Quizmaster
    • General Evaluator
    • Table Topicsmaster
    • Humorist/Inspirationist (can be 1-2 minutes)
  • Introduce the Presenter(s) while incorporating both your Theme and the Grammarian/Ah-Counter’s Word of the Day:
    • Briefly explain the nature of their presentation (i.e., whether it is a speech, stand-up comedy routine, film, etc.).
    • Summarize the Pathways project, including purpose statement(s) and specific feedback the Presenter has requested.
    • State the name of the Presenter and the title of the presentation as follows:
      → Presenter name, presentation title, presentation title, Presenter name.
      → For example: Alondra Sánchez, “i’ll be okay,” “i’ll be okay,” Alondra Sánchez.
    • After each presentation, ask the Timer to time a minute of silence to give everyone the opportunity to chat feedback privately via Zoom to the Presenter.

Give Control to Table Topicsmaster

  • Immediately following the minute of silence for the last Presenter, give control to the Table Topicsmaster.
  • Assist the Table Topicsmaster only as needed, such as clarification on who has no role or who has volunteered for Table Topics ahead of time.
  • Please keep track of time and let the Table Topicsmaster know when to wrap up Table Topics by chatting a private message via Zoom.

Call for Reports

  • After the Table Topicsmaster returns control to you, introduce the Evaluator(s):
    • Briefly explain the importance of evaluations. It is how we all grow!
    • Remind each Evaluator they have two to three minutes to give their evaluations.
    • State the name of the Evaluator and the name of the Presenter they are evaluating.
    • Again, incorporate both your Theme and the Grammarian/Ah-Counter’s Word of the Day.
  • Ask everyone with a supporting role to give their report in a minute or less, with the Timer timing each report:
    • Timer
    • Grammarian/Ah-Counter
    • Body Language Monitor
    • Quizmaster
    • General Evaluator (can be 2-3 minutes)

Return Control to Presiding Officer

  • Once all the reports are completed, make very brief closing remarks that summarize the meeting in the spirit of your chosen Theme and the Grammarian/Ah-Counter’s Word of the Day.
  • Turn the meeting back over to the Presiding Officer.