A typical Toastmasters meeting is divided into four sessions:
- Prepared Speech Session
- Evaluation Session
- Table Topics Session
- Business Session
Each meeting is supported by members who take turns serving in the roles necessary to conduct our meeting, including:
- Toastmaster - prepares and leads the overall program. Serves as MC and ringleader, as it were.
- Table Topics Master – leads the impromptu speaking segment by asking questions to those who do not have assigned speaking roles.
- General Evaluator – evaluates the meeting overall.
- Speech Evaluator – evaluates a particular speaker.
- Timer – simply put, keeps track of each speaker’s time and provides immediate feedback in the form of signals.
- Grammarian – listens for grammatical mistakes used during meetings. The Grammarian also provides the “Word of the Day”, a word members attempt to incorporate into the meeting when speaking.
- “Ah” Counter – keeps track of, um, crutch words and, … uh, you know, unsavory speaking habits used by, like, each member of the group… uh… yeah.