Try and arrive at 6.45 so that you can meet and be introduced to other members before the meeting begins. This will help you to feel welcome and know someone else in the room. To understand meeting roles see this summary
 
The Sergeant At Arms announces when the meeting is due to start, and this is your cue to find a seat. You will generally be seated alongside an experienced member, who will guide you through the program and answer any questions.
 

A typical meeting includes:

The Toastmaster: The Toastmaster chairs the overall meeting and sets the tone and pace of the evening. The Toastmaster often follows a particular theme, for example ‘’Love is in the Air’’ for Valentine’s Day or ‘’Strange Australian Customs’’. A printed program guides the Toastmaster and members through the planned segments. See a sample program

Warm- Ups: Warm-Ups loosen up vocal cords and reduce nerves. Each person has the opportunity deliver a sentence in reply to a topic. There is no pressure on guests to participate.

Table Topics: Table Topics is an impromptu speaking segment. Guests are not expected to contribute to this segment, unless they expressly wish to be included.

Evaluations: Evaluators help speakers improve their speaking skills by encouraging strengths and offering suggestions for improvements.

Timekeeping: A Timekeeper records the time of each segment. Keeping to time is an important skill that is encouraged at Toastmasters.

Speeches: Prepared Speeches are presented by members working their way through their Communication Manual or Advanced Manuals. Each speech has specific objectives and a time limit. These speeches usually last between 5-7 minutes and you can choose any topic to share with your fellow Toastmasters.

.

 

1_ClubMeetings

13_ClubMeetings