Who Does What at the Meetings?

Toastmaster Functionaries:

Prior to meeting:

During meeting:

Toastmaster

Contact Topicmaster to discuss duties; contact speakers for information on speech; contact General Evaluator to discuss duties; prepare remarks relevant to theme of evening Preside over meeting; lead applause; introduce meeting participants; limit comments; call for Timer’s report and vote for Best Speaker

Topicmaster

Prepare questions for Tabletopics relevant to theme of evening; take note of members without functions for the evening State purpose of Tabletopics session; limit comments; call upon members without functions for Tabletopics questions; Invite guest participation; watch time; call for Timer’s report and vote for best Tabletopics

Speaker

Prepare speech; rehearse speech; be in touch with evaluator; prepare introduction for Toastmaster Present speech

General Evaluator

Contact evaluators and other functionaries to discuss duties Introduce evaluators; call for Timer’s report and vote for Best Evaluator; call for Functionary reports; present awards (select Functionary Excellence & Vicki Treciak Spirit Award recipients – What’s this?); give general evaluation of meeting.

Evaluator

Contact speaker to discuss speech and objectives; obtain manual from speaker Write evaluation notes in manual; answer evaluation questions in manual; present oral evaluation

Wordmaster

Select word to use for vocabulary building; print word on paper for display at meeting Introduce word, meaning, and cite example; listen for use of word throughout meeting; report on use of word

Grammarian

Prepare brief explanation of duties Explain duties; listen for good and bad usage of English language; report on good and bad usage of English language & each evening’s grammar focus within 2-3 timed minutes

Ah Counter

Prepare brief explanation of duties Explain duties; listen for ah’s, um’s, inappropriate pauses, and other fillers; report on use of fillers

Timer

Confirm speech times; prepare brief explanation of duties Time speeches, evaluations, tabletopics, and other timed sessions; report on times; also time Grammarian’s report at 2-3 minutes

Jokemaster

Prepare joke Present joke

Word of Wisdom

Select quote or other words of wisdom Present quote or other words of wisdom