All About The Timer Role

All About The Timer Role

The Timer role is an excellent role for a beginner; in fact, it was my first meeting role. Luckily, Toastmasters International not only supplies a script and useful log for the Timer role, but there’s also an excellent supplement: Megan Preston Meyer’s The...
All About The Invocation Role

All About The Invocation Role

As stated previously, the Club Meeting Roles page doesn’t cover all possible roles. One role that your club may have is Invocation. (No, I have no idea why it’s called Invocation, and not Invocation Speaker or something similar.) The member who performs...
Your First Toastmaster Meeting Role

Your First Toastmaster Meeting Role

You’ve just joined Toastmasters, and have decided to take a meeting role. Great! You’ve decided that you don’t want to be a Speaker yet, perhaps because of one of the reasons described in Why Take A Role Other Than Speaker?. Here are some guidelines...
Listen Up! Learn About The Listener Role

Listen Up! Learn About The Listener Role

While the Club Member Roles page mentions the vast majority of possible meeting roles, you may find that your club offers additional roles. For example, you may have an Invocation Speaker or a Joke Master. Some clubs also have a Word Master, who announces a Word of...
Why Take A Role Other Than Speaker?

Why Take A Role Other Than Speaker?

Why take a role other than Speaker? There’s an excellent chance that you joined Toastmasters to enhance your public speaking abilities. That’s not the only benefit you’ll get from Toastmasters, however. Other benefits include: Improving leadership...
Meeting Roles: Where To Start?

Meeting Roles: Where To Start?

OK, so you’ve now joined Toastmasters. Congratulations! You’d like to sign up for a meeting role, but you’re not sure what to do. You’ve shown up for a few meetings, and have seen a few agendas. You know that there are some roles such as Timer,...