Educational

Meeting Roles: The Toastmaster

The main duty of the Toastmaster is to act as the host and make introductions The Toastmaster creates an atmosphere of interest, expectation, and receptivity. Participants should be introduced in a way that encourages the audience to listen to them. Usually this task will not be assigned to you until you are familiar with the …

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Better Speaking

This page has information and resources about how to be a better speaker. Learning the skills you need to enhance your speaking ability is what Toastmasters is all about.  On this page you can find out how to take the terror out of speech, relax and enjoy the speech, and tips for improving your speaking …

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Evaluations

Notes on preparing and delivering effective speech evaluations Credits Completion of a Speech Evaluation can be used for the Competent Leadership Award, Projects 1, 2, 3, and 8. A Step-by-Step Approach to Speech Evaluation How can you give better evaluations? Try this six-step approach. Step 1 – Understanding the Fundamentals of an Evaluation There are …

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Impromptu Speaking (Table Topics)

What is impromptu speaking? At Toastmasters, Impromptu Speaking is the ability to speak “off the cuff”, without preparation and without notes, on a topic you have just been given.  This is a regular part of a Toastmasters meeting, and everyone who does not have a major speaking role at the meeting usually participates in “table …

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