I like to think we have two teams running our Club.

The Meeting Team

The membership of this team changes every meeting, and all members are encouraged to join in taking roles for this as soon as they become members. Obviously, some roles need more knowledge and experience to take part in than others, but there are roles any member can take part in, and all of them also give you a chance to learn how the meeting runs and most include a short speech, so there is ‘stage time’ included. Toastmasters is very keen that you learn public speaking AND leadership skills, and these roles will help you with both.

So, if you are a new member, or thinking about joining, what roles can you take on from day one?

TimeKeeper – Keeping track of all the speeches and their timings means being alert the whole meeting, but it is an important role and I promise you that squeezing that Frog to stop somebody going overtime in the warm-up is quite empowering 😉
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Videographer – Making sure all the main speeches and evaluation are recorded may seem a simple task, but for many members, the ability to watch themselves back later is a key part of their development.
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Ballot Counter – Don’t be fooled, however many times you can win a ribbon, you are always wanting to win another. The Evaluations are great, but we all like a little friendly competition.
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Warm-up – This is a great challenge for new members. Just think of a subject and then ask everyone to talk about that, or answer the question you set in 20 seconds. Nothing complicated, but you hold the stage and take control of the meeting for maybe 5 minutes!
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The Committee Team

Your committee will also take on meeting roles just like any other club member, including speeches and evalautions.