TOTAL IMPACT: WHY AND HOW?

Between what you have to say and what your audience perceives as your message, there is a significant variable that can help or hurt you – your style. How you present is much bigger than what you have to say. Close to 56% of the impact from an oral presentation is visual – facial expressions, […]

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TIMER

Toastmasters meetings are planned to maximize opportunities for communication using all different roles. The timer helps ensure that discussions stay anchored to the plan’s timeline, so we end the session on time. Timing Signals for Speeches: For a 5-7 minute speech: The green light at 5 min Yellow light at 6 min Red light at […]

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AH COUNTER

Ah-counter helps the group track ah’s, um’s, and other filler words such as like, so, and so, or any other word that might come across as a filler word. With our club, ah-counter clicks when they think a particular said word was a filler word. We don’t click during prepared speeches. We still keep track […]

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ROLE OF GRAMMARIAN

How do you cultivate credibility as a grammarian? Be a good listener. Monitor and record usage of the English language during the meeting: Grammatical errors AND Creative and compelling examples of language usage, specific words, and examples that impressed you Emphasize the positives as much as the negatives, if not more. Give a detailed report […]

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VOTE COUNTER

The vote counter collects votes for the best table topics, best speaker, and best evaluator awards, tally them and declares the winner. The vote counter holds their vote unless and until there is a tie: If there is a tie, the vote counter will cast their ballot to break it and not let anyone else […]

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ROLE OF TABLE TOPICS MASTER

The Table Topics master brings questions or prompts for impromptu speeches (table topics). Think about your theme or overall direction for your table topics session. Take time to explain what you are going to do. Explain the table topics process briefly: Time is 1-2 min with 30 seconds of ice time. Remind them to use […]

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ROLE OF TOASTMASTER

The Toastmaster for the meeting serves as an anchor and leader for the day. What does the Toastmaster for a meeting do? Plan the meeting. Communicate with different role players, budget time for different roles, and create a meeting plan. Run the meeting as per the plan, and make adjustments at the meeting as required. […]

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FINDING AND SELECTING A SPEECH TOPIC

Stir Up your Juices 🙂 What occupies your time? Why and how do you enjoy that? What are your hobbies? What do you enjoy doing together with your friends? What do you do at clubs, other voluntary initiatives, or activities? What kind of books and readings appeal to you, and why? What interests you more […]

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PREPARED SPEECH PRESENTATIONS

Click on the links below to learn more about the topics. > How do you select a speech topic? > How to prepare? Our Speech preparation tool and framework > Speech delivery – three techniques

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TOOL, FRAMEWORK TO PREPARE FOR A SPEECH

How do you prepare for your speech presentation? What can you do to have a clear direction for your message? A CLEAR IDEA: TWO OBJECTIVES This tool is organized with two objectives in mind: What is your main idea with this speech presentation? Make it clear to yourself. Once it is clear to you, your […]

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