What Happens at a Hamwic Speakers Meeting?
Hamwic Speakers meetings are motivating, inspiring, and fun! Speaking in front of an audience can be nerve-wracking, but we encourage each other to have a good time and enjoy ourselves.
Following a fairly typical Toastmasters meeting agenda, Hamwic Speakers meetings are approximately 2 hours long.
Our meetings include a variety of standard Toastmasters roles, which give you lots of opportunities to develop different skills. Find out more about specific meeting roles at Hamwic Speakers.
Typical meeting format:
- Meeting introduction and opening
- Sergeant at Arms – Opens meeting
- Toastmaster – Describes program
- Timekeeper – Explains role
- Grammarian & Ah Counter – Explains role
- Warm up
- Prepared speeches
- Interval and Refreshments
- Prepared speech evaluations
- Table Topics – impromptu speaking
- Table Topics evaluations
- Grammarian & Ah Counter
- General Evaluator
- Club Business and Awards
Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings, whether you’re new to Toastmasters or visiting from a different club! We encourage you to please get in touch with us ahead of time so we can be sure to accommodate you.
We are a community club with members of all backgrounds, and we are proud of our supportive, inclusive, and welcoming environment!
There are only two ‘golden rules’ at Hamwic Speakers:
- No one is obliged to speak
- Anyone who does speak when they are invited to do so (however nervous they may feel) will receive warm and generous applause from everyone!
We encourage meeting attendees to:
- Clap before and after each speaker to show our support,
- Motivate each other positively and constructively,
- Be mindful of the content of your speech (if you are uncertain, speak to a committee member or your mentor beforehand),
- Arrive early to help set up the room, and stay to help re-organise the room after the meeting finishes,
- Have a good time!
We hope to see you at our next meeting!