What we're about
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.
Introduces each role, its purpose, and the person who will perform the role.
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.
Club members give the speeches that they've scheduled and prepared in advance using the guidelines from one of the Toastmasters International communication manuals.
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.
Club members provide helpful, supportive feedback to each of the scheduled speaker in a positive and friendly manner.
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 reports speaking times of all major speaking roles to encourage members learn to accomplish tasks within set time limits.
Toastmasters Closing Remarks
Ask for volunteers for roles and speeches for the next week.
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