Toastmaster-ul
Evaluator-ul
Evaluatorul General
Evaluator specializat – Gramaticianul
Evaluator specializat – Contorul de Ah-uri
Cronometrul (Timer-ul)
Topicsmaster
Vote Counter
Quizmaster
Sargent at Arms

TOASTMASTER SCRIPT

1. INTRODUCTION:

Good afternoon fellow Toastmasters and guests. I want to thank our Club President _____________________ for that wonderful introduction.

Do we have any guests today? Please introduce yourselves and tell us how you learned about Toastmasters Iasi Club.

2. EXPLAIN PROGRAM:

We have a very exciting meeting planned for you today. We have prepared speech(s) on the agenda, but before introducing our speaker, I will explain how today program will works to our guests in the audience.

Our Toastmaster programs consist of three major parts:

A. During the first segment we will hear speeches that have been prepared according to the guidelines found in either the Basic Communication and Leadership Manual or the Advanced Toastmaster’s Manual.

Time frames for the speeches range from 5 to 7 minutes or may go up to 10 minutes depending on the speaker’s project and the manual being used.

B. The second segment of the program, called Table Topics, gives all of us an opportunity to do some impromptu speaking. The Table Topics Master will give us an interesting topic that we will talk about from one to two minutes. By the way, I encourage all of our guests to participate.

C. In part three of the meeting, each prepared speech will be evaluated by a fellow Toastmaster. The General Evaluator for today’s program will give you more specific information later. Also during this portion, our Grammarian will make note of any grammatical errors for us to improve upon and the Timer will let us know if the prepared speeches, the impromptu talks and the evaluations met the required time frames.

 

Any questions from our guests?

3. EXPLAIN TIMING:

The green card will be shown at ________ minutes, which means that the speaker has fulfilled his/her timing requirement.

The yellow card will be shown at ________ minutes, and the red card will be shown at __________ minutes.

After the red card, the speaker has a maximum of 30 seconds to complete the talk.

Ask each scheduled speaker for specific timing requirements for his/her prepared speech.

4. PREPARED SPEAKER INTRODUCTIONS:

First Speaker:

Our first speaker for Today is working on his/her ________ project from the Communication & Leadership Manual. Her/his speech is entitled ?

Please join me in welcoming _________________________________Title and Name to the lectern. Title examples: Toastmaster; Competent Toastmaster;

TIMING: The green card will show at _______ minutes, which means that the speaker has fulfilled her/his timing requirement.

The yellow card will be shown at minutes and the red card will be shown at minutes.

After the red card, the speaker has a maximum of 30 seconds to complete the talk.

Introduce additional speakers in similar fashion.

 

5. INTRODUCE TABLE TOPICS

The second part of today’s program is the “Impromptu Speaking,” or Table Topics, portion. This is where a few lucky individuals in the audience get the opportunity to think-and speak-on their feet. The Table Topics Master will present a subject, and all meeting participants have the opportunity to give a short talk about the topic, without prior preparation. Although you have up to two minutes to present your ideas, you only have to speak for a minute.

 

TIMING: The green card will show at 1 minute; the yellow card at 1.5 minutes and the red card will show at 2 minutes. After the red card, the speaker has a maximum of 30 seconds to complete the talk.

Fellow Toastmasters and guests, please join me in welcoming Table Topics Master

_________________________________ to the lectern.

6. AFTER TABLE TOPICS:

Let’s give a warm round of thanks to for those inspiring topics and to all those who accepted the challenge and spoke on their feet today.

7. INTRODUCE EVALUATION:

The third and last part of the program is where we hear evaluations of today’s prepared speeches. Our General Evaluator (GE) will handle this segment of the meeting. Please join me in welcoming today’s General Evaluator to the lectern.

NOTE: The General Evaluator:

1. Asks individual evaluators to come to the lectern to present their comments to the prepared speaker, and the audience.

2. Asks for the Timer and Grammarian reports. After giving an overall evaluation of the meeting, the GE returns leadership of the meeting to the Toastmaster of the Day.

 

8. AFTER EVALUATION:

  • • Thank General Evaluator ______________________________ for handling the evaluation portion of today’s meeting.
  • • Thank (GENERALLY) all prepared speakers, Table Topics Master and all Table Topics participants, the General Evaluator, today’s evaluators, the grammarian and timer.
  • • Above all, thanks to all the Toastmasters and guests present today. Without their presence, interest and support, this successful meeting would not have been possible.

9. TURN MEETING OVER TO CLUB PRESIDENT.

Materiale Ajutatoare: Exemplu Agenda Intalnire

EVALUATOR SCRIPT

Good Morning, Fellow Toastmasters and especially SPEAKER’S NAME. [Look at the speaker.]

I would like to use sandwich technique to evaluate your speech. First, I’ll talk about 3 things I like about your speech; then 2 areas you can improve upon; and 1 thing I will never forget about your speech.

3 things I like about your speech.

· A1: ___________________________________________________________

· A2: ___________________________________________________________

· A3: ___________________________________________________________

2 areas you can improve upon.

· B1: ___________________________________________________________

· B2: ___________________________________________________________

(Note: 1. Use the examples to explain why you don’t like a particular aspect of the speech

2. Give the speaker suggestions how to improve)

1 thing I will never forget about your speech is

· C1: ___________________________________________________________

In summary, I liked A1, A2, and A3 about your speech. To make this a greater speech next time, try to B1, B2 and I’ll never forget C1.

Mister/Madam General Evaluator!

 

Comments

It’s the 3: 2: 1 evaluation method where you tell the speaker:

· 3 things you like about his/her speech (you might like a million things about the speaker/speech but you want to put the spotlight on the top 3; besides 3 is usually a good number when you are giving lists or points in a speech – anything more than 3 and the audience tends to forget 1 or more of what you said.)

· 2 areas you think the speaker can improve upon (as with the above, you might find a thousand things wrong with the speech but since we are all in Toastmasters to encourage and support one another, you want to bring up just 2. You want the encouragement (3 things you liked) to be stronger than the suggestions for improvement (hence just 2). Besides, limiting the areas of improvement to only 2 helps the speaker be better able to focus on fixing them.)

· 1 thing that you will never forget about the speech (this is another opportunity to make the speaker shine and also encourage him/her. This might be a personal lesson you are taking away from the speech or something you think every member of the club should emulate. This is also a means of wrapping up your overall evaluation of the speech.)

At the end of it all, remember to summarize all the points you made again, like: “In summary, I liked (1), (2), (3) about your speech. To make this a greater speech next time, try to (1), (2) and

I’ll never forget (1).”

GENERAL EVALUATOR SCRIPT

Mr. Toastmaster, Fellow Toastmasters, Our Welcome Guests.

I am serving as the General Evaluator for today’s meeting. In that capacity, I am asked to evaluate anything and everything that takes place throughout the meeting. I am responsible for calling the evaluators to the lectern, for getting reports from our timer and our grammarian, and for evaluating the entire meeting.

For the benefit of our guests, I want to briefly describe the purpose, techniques, and benefits of evaluation:

The evaluation of a speaker is designed to be a positive learning experience that can help each speaker overcome any bad habits and add strength to existing good habits. While the evaluation is to be objective, it also should provide specific positive suggestions that can help the speaker become less self-conscious and improve his or her delivery. As Toastmasters, we are here to help our friends learn through practice.

EVALUATION:

Now we will move on to the evaluation of today’s prepared speech (es). Just like todays speaker, the evaluator also has a limited time in which to speak. The minimum time needed for an evaluation is two minutes. The evaluator will be shown the “Green” card indicating two minutes have gone by. The yellow card will be shown at 2 minutes and the red card will be displayed when the evaluator has spoken for three minutes. At this time, the evaluator has an additional 30 seconds in which to end the talk.

1. Our first evaluator for today is ________________________________________, who will be evaluating ____________________________________ speech. Please join me in welcoming ______________________________________ to the podium.

SHAKE HANDS WITH THE EVALUATOR & STAY NEAR THE PODIUM.

SHAKE HANDS AGAIN AFTER THE EVALUATION AND THANK THE SPEAKER.

 

2. Our second evaluator for today is _________________________________ ____, who will be evaluating ____________________________________speech. Please join me in welcoming __________________________________ to the podium.

SHAKE HANDS WITH THE EVALUATOR & STAY NEAR THE PODIUM.

SHAKE HANDS AGAIN AFTER THE EVALUATION AND THANK THE SPEAKER.

 

TIMER:

Let’s check with our Timer ________________________________ to see how everyone did today.

GRAMMARIAN:

______________________________ is our grammarian today. The grammarian is expected to not only point out whether or not we were correctly using the English language, but also to note words that are used as a “crutch” or “pause,” sounds such as “Ahh” or “Umm, or inappropriate interjections such as “you know!!”

EVALUATION OF TODAY’S MEETING:

Now for my evaluation of today’s meeting:

GENERAL EVALUATOR CHECKLIST:

1. Meeting started: _______________ on time? Yes /No

2. Were all guests asked to introduce themselves? Yes/ No

Guest(s) names:

3. Was There a Business Segment? Yes /No

Topics:

4. Prepared Speeches Good? Yes /No

5. Table Topics Effective? Yes /No

Topic Theme:

6. Meeting well organized? Yes /No

7. Agendas available? Yes/ No

8. Were evaluations upbeat, positive & helpful? Yes/ No

9. Did we have Fun?? Yes/ No

Turn the meeting back to our Toastmaster of the Day: _____________

Mr. Toastmaster

TABLE TOPICS MASTER SCRIPT

Introduction:

Thank You Mister/Madam Toastmaster, Fellow Toast Masters and Honored Guests!

Right now you’re going to have an opportunity to participate in one of the most interesting and exciting portions of a Toastmasters Meeting: The Table Topics session.

Toastmasters have a tradition of getting as many people to speak in a meeting as possible. The Table Topics session tries to uphold this tradition – so get ready to speak!

Purpose:

The purpose of Table Topics is to have members practice thinking and speaking on their feet. To help you practice today, I have prepared a few topics that hopefully will help you meet this goal.

Timing:

Table Topics are fairly short. A Table Topic presentation should last from 1 to 2 minutes.

Participants:

NOTE: The Table Topics Master can call on members or ask for volunteers.

Since the purpose of Table Topics is to have meeting participants practice thinking and speaking on their feet,” I encourage everyone – members and guests – to give it a try. To ensure that this happens, I may call on anyone to participate. Now let’s begin today’s table topics.

Today’s Table Topic Theme:

NOTE: Ideally, the Table Topics Master should have a theme for the day’s table topics. The individual topics normally relate to the theme. However, a theme is not required.

Today’s theme is: __________________________________.

Does anyone want to be the first volunteer?

Conclusion:

Thank you all very much for participating in today’s Table Topics segment. I really enjoyed your talks and I’m very proud of you for taking charge of improving your speaking ability.

Return the meeting to the Toastmaster of the Day – Mister/Madam Toastmaster. Shake hands and return to your seat

GRAMMARIAN SCRIPT

Introduction:

As the Grammarian, I have two responsibilities.

My first duty is to introduce the “Word of the Day.”

THE WORD OF THE DAY IS. (Display the word, pronounce the word, give a definition, use in sentence, repeat word).

During the meeting I will make a list of everyone who uses this word. At the end of the meeting I will report those speakers who did use the word.

(NOTE: BEFORE THE MEETING please select a word that can easily be included in everyday conversations, but which is different from the way we usually express ourselves. Write/type it on a piece of paper large enough to be seen anywhere in the room. Underneath it, write the definition (in smaller type). Prepare a sentence as an example of how to use your word.)

 

My second duty is to comment on the use of English during the course of the meeting.

During the meeting, I will listen to everyone’s word usage for any awkward or misuse of the English language. This can be incomplete sentences, sentences that change direction in midstream, incorrect grammar, or the like. I will report these occasions at the end of the meeting. I will also offer some constructive suggestions for correct usage.

Materiale Ajutatoare: Formular Gramatician

TIME KEEPER SCRIPT

One of the lessons of Toastmasters is to learn to express your thoughts clearly and concisely, within a specific time. I will be responsible for keeping track of your time, and for reminding you when you are getting towards the end of your speech.

I will display the GREEN SIGNAL when you reach your minimum time. The YELLOW SIGNAL will display when you reach the time mid-way between your minimum and maximum time. I will show the RED SIGNAL when you reach the maximum time for your speech. You will have 30 seconds after the RED SIGNAL is displayed to complete your thoughts. Table Topics speakers must speak at least 1 minute.

All other presenters must speak at least 30 seconds BEFORE the minimum scheduled time. At the end of each session, I will report the actual time that each speaker took and who qualifies for voting for “best presenter.”

Materiale Ajutatoare: Formular Timer

AH COUNTER SCRIPT

The purpose of the “AH COUNTER” is to note words and sounds that are used as a “crutch” or “pause filler” by anyone who speaks. During the meeting I will listen for words AND COUNT that may be inappropriate expressions such as “well, so, you know.”

Sounds may be “ah, um, er.” I will also note when a speaker repeats a word or phrase, such as “I, I” or “This means, this means.” This is known as a “double clutch.” At the end of the meeting, I will report the number of times that each speaker used these expressions.

Materiale Ajutatoare: Formular Ah-Counter

VOTE COUNTER SCRIPT

As Vote Counter, I will collect the ballots for “best performance” after the Speeches, Table Topics and Evaluations. I will report the winners at the end of the meeting.

The Vote Counter does NOT VOTE, except to break a tie. The ballots are found at the bottom of the ballot sheets distributed to each attendee. Visitors may also vote.

QUIZMASTER SCRIPT

 

BEGGINING OF MEETING

“Mr/Madam Toastmaster, the role of the quizmaster is to test everyone’s listening skills.  At the end of the meeting I will be asking you all a series of question which will pertain to any of the matters discussed in our meeting tonight.” (keep notes during meeting so you can ask 3-5 questions to test listening skills) Mr/Madam Toastmaster.”

END OF MEETING

“Mr/Madam General Evaluator, I have the following ___ of questions. (ask the questions and the audience will shout out the answers. When done, turn control back to General Evaluator). Mr/Madam General Evaluator.”

 

SARGENT AT ARMS SCRIPT

 

BEFORE THE MEETING

(Ask guest(s) to complete Guest Information Sheet, and ask a member sitting beside the guest to introduce him/her, when called upon.)

 

BEGINNING OF MEETING

“Good evening everyone, welcome to Toastmasters Iasi Club. My name is ______________ and I am the Sargent-At-Arms for this evening. I would like to introduce our Toastmaster for this evening, ______________.”

Mr/Madam Toastmaster, we have ____ guest(s) today. I will call upon _________ to introduce our 1st guest. (have the member sitting beside the guest, introduce the guest).