Watertown Saturday Toastmasters club meeting

We all should arrive at 9:00 am. From 9 to 9:15 am, we set up the meeting and network. We start the meeting at 9:15 am, and it continues until 10:45 am. When you enter Church of the Good Shepherd, walk downstairs and take a left. Even if you arrive late, just walk in and have a seat at any open spot.

Please visit the "Meeting Roles & Responsibilities" page on our club website for more information about what to expect from a club meeting.

 

The following is a breakdown of the meeting agenda:

Setting up/Networking (15 minutes, 9-9:15 AM)

President's Greeting and Club announcements (1-2 minutes)

Welcome all to the First Watertown Saturday club.

Toastmaster's Welcome (1-2 minutes)

Introduces each role, its purpose, and the person who will perform the role.

Humorist/Invocation (1-2 minutes)

Starts the meeting on a light-hearted note.

Grammarian's Word of the Day (1-2 minutes)

Encourages each of us to add a new word to our vocabularies. Challenge us to use the new word spontaneously.

Scheduled Speeches #1 - 4 (~5-7 minutes each)

1-4 club members give the speeches that they've scheduled and prepared in advance using the guidelines from one of the Toastmasters International communication manuals.

Table Topics (1-2 minutes per topic speaker)

Our meeting's Topicsmaster provides our members and guests with an opportunity for demonstrating and honing their skills for impromptu speaking.

General Evaluator's Introduction

Introduces evaluation team members and evaluate the evaluators and the meeting in general.

Speech Evaluators #1-4 (2-3 minutes each)

1-4 club members provide helpful, supportive feedback to each of the scheduled speaker in a positive and friendly manner.

Grammarian's Report (1 minute)

Grammarian reports on how many times speakers used the Word of the Day and how we used the English language.

Ah-Counter's Report (1 minute)

Ah-counter reports how many filler-words and false starts were used by each participant, to raise speakers' awareness of these instances and to encourage improvement.

Timer's Report (1 minute)

Timer reports speaking times of all major speaking roles to encourage members learn to accomplish tasks within set time limits.

General Evaluator's Report (1-2 minutes)

General evaluator provides a review of the meeting, what went well, and areas for improvement to encourage continual growth and an optimal quality of our meetings.

Toastmaster's Closing Remarks (1-2 minutes)

President Adjourns Meeting (10:45 AM)

After-meeting Q&A Session/Club Business/Networking


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