The Toastmaster is the evening’s host.
What’s great about this role:
The Toastmaster is the one who runs the show by introducing and motivating program participants, informing the audience what’s next, and keeping the evening rolling!
As a more advanced role, performing as Toastmaster helps you develop skills for running meetings, and hosting events.
- Review the agenda on the D71 site and if applicable, check with the Vice President of Education to confirm the evening’s theme.
- Contact each speaker several days before the meeting to confirm their attendance, manual project, and speech title.
- Prepare introductions for each speaker containing:
- speech title,
- manual project,
- manual project’s objective.
- Prepare remarks to bridge the gap in between each program segment. This will help you to avoid awkward silences!
During the meeting:
- Check out this sample Toastmaster’s Guide for ideas of what to cover.
- Project sincerity, decisiveness, and enthusiasm. You’re in charge!
- Lead the applause.