All club meeting roles are for Toastmasters members. To experience each roles, please contact your Club Vice President Education(VPE) to sign up the role for this week!
The Toastmaster is a meeting’s director and host. Toastmaster is leading the whole meeting and introducing all role takers. Toastmaster can also set the theme and theme question of the meeting, depending on clubs. Let’s take a Toastmaster role and see how great MC you are!
General Evaluator(GE) evaluates everything that takes place during the club meeting. General evaluator has a team with Ah-Counter, Timer and Grammarian. Before closing, General Evaluator calls their team to present the report to the club. After that, General Evaluator presents overall meeting evaluation including all role takers except prepared speakers as speakers has their own speech evaluators.
Table Topic Master(TTM) prepares some questions for 1-2 minutes speech, to help members develop their impromptu speaking skills. Table Topic Master can prepare from simple questions to creative sessions like Pecha Kucha. Great opportunity for members who are not taking roles and guests for trial.
Every speaker is a role model and club members learn from one another’s speeches. Prepared Speech Speakers are preparing speeches according to their Pathways project. Paths are chosen by individuals with their own interests and it is a great opportunity to improve your speech and presentation skills.
Speech evaluators provide verbal and written feedback to prepared speech speakers. Before the meeting, speech evaluators contact speakers to understand speaker’s project/contents earlier and give them an advice if required. During the meeting, Speech evaluator introduces speaker’s project and give a constructive feedback during general evaluation session.
One of the skills Toastmasters practice is expressing a thought within a specific time. The timer is responsible for monitoring time for each meeting segment and each speaker. Timer manages time with three different colours of cards – Green(Minimum Time), Yellow(Time in between min and max) and Red (Maximum Time). Timer’s report is shared right after each of the sessions.
The purpose of the Ah-Counter is to note any overused words or filler sounds used as a crutch by anyone who speaks during the meeting. Words may be inappropriate interjections, such as and, well, but, so and you know. Sounds may be ah, um or er. Ah-Counter presents its report during General Evaluation session
Grammarian helps club members improve their grammar and vocabulary. Grammarian listens carefully what all speakers say, and take a note on both good phrases and phrases needs a correction for the better expressions. Grammarian’s report is also shared during General Evaluation session.