The Toastmaster hosts the meeting, guiding members and guests through the agenda. They introduce all speakers and functionary roles. The Toastmaster often chooses a theme for the meeting to add some interest and fun.
Key Skills: Facilitation, Organisation, Time Management
- Contact all speakers in advance of the meeting and find out if there’s anything they would like including in your introduction of their speech.
- Make sure the other people taking on functionary roles know what they are doing.
- Work closely with the timekeeper to ensure the meeting runs on time.
- Comment on what each person on the stage has said to show you were listening.