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Come to Toastmasters which is a safe place to practice practice your public speaking. Guests to meetings are welcome. To give a scheduled speech guests would need to join Toastmasters. We will announce various places at MIT where you can attend Toastmasters. 

Please view the Pages section for the meeting times and information of the various Toastmasters meetings.  

Here's a sample agenda for our meeting (most of Toastmasters at MIT follow similar agendas):

6:15 PM Setting up/Networking

6:30 PM President's Greeting and Club announcements

Welcome all to the MIT Tuesday Toastmasters.

Toastmaster's Welcome 

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

Humorist/Joke

Starts the meeting on a light-hearted note.

Word of the Day

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

Thought of Day

Club member gives short thought of the day.

Scheduled Speeches 

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

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 Evaluations 

Club members provide helpful, supportive feedback to each of the scheduled speaker in a positive and friendly manner.

Ah-Counter's Report

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

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

Toastmasters Closing Remarks

President

Ask for volunteers for roles and speeches for the next week.

Please visit our website for more information.

http://web.mit.edu/personnel/toastmasters/


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