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• [Don't be concerned if you don't see many RSVPs here... our members tend to RSVP via our members site at (] Please 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 continue until 10:45 am. When you enter Church of the Good Shepherd, walk downstairs and take a left. If you arrive late, just walk in and have a seat at any open spot. Please visit "Meeting Roles & Responsibilities" ( for more information about what to expect from a club meeting. Here's a sample agenda for our meeting: 9:00 AM Setting up/Networking 9:15 AM President's Greeting and Club announcements President opens meeting and welcomes guests Toastmaster's Welcome Introduces each role, its purpose, and the person who will perform the role. Humorist/Invocation Starts the meeting on a light-hearted note. Grammarian's Word of the Day Encourages each of us to add a new word to our vocabularies. Challenge us to use the new word spontaneously. 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. Grammarian's Report Grammarian reports on how many times speakers used the Word of the Day and how we used the English language. 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. General Evaluator's Report 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 10:45 AM President Adjourns Meeting We usually have a convivial lunch at The Red Lentil. Hang around after the meeting for details. (

Church of the Good Shepherd

9 Russell Ave, Corner of Mt. Auburn St. (note: not Russell Street) · Watertown, MA

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Need to give better presentations at work, or give the toast at a wedding? Toastmasters offers a friendly place to practice speaking, and a structured set of projects to help you improve your speaking and leadership skills.

Our Toastmasters Club meets on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month in Watertown, Massachusetts. Visit our club website at ( for more information.

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