light will be flashed; at 2 minutes, the red light will be flashed. You have 30 secondsto round up your speech, upon which the bell will be sounded.”5) Call on the speakers at random. Remember- refrain from calling program participants.Avoid going round the room in the order in which people are sitting. You may alsoask people to volunteer eg “ Do we have any volunteers? If not , I shall volunteer you.” If no volunteers. quickly call on a speaker eg “ May I invite TM Robin Tan.”(try to prepare some targets to call on before your segment so you won’t be stumblingfor names at the lectern). After shaking hands with the Speaker, leave the lectern andtake your seat. When the Speaker has ended his speech and hand the lectern back toyou, walk to the lectern and shake the Speaker’s hands.6) Keep an eye on the time to ensure that you end your session on time. Even if your session started late, try to end on time to avoid the total meeting running overtime.7) At the end of the session, ask the Timer to report those eligible for the vote.8) Ask the audience to vote for the “Best Table Topics Speaker”. You may say “ FellowToastmasters and Guests… you’ve heard… X number of speakers who have bravelycome forward and spoke for 2 minutes. Now, would you please tear off the firstsegment of the white slip of paper on your table and vote for the best speaker. Judgingcriteria would be : Approach, organization of contents, delivery, language and overallstyle. The SAA will go around to collect your voting slips..9) To conclude your session, you may say..”Thank you, Toastmasters and Friends for your attention and participation. I shall now hand the lectern to the Toastmaster of the Evening.” Wait at the lectern for the Toastmaster of the Evening (TME), extendyour hand to the TME, shake his, then walk off confidently.GREETING DURING CHAPTER MEETING
(check with VPE or Pres if not sure about who’s who at the meeting)
“Mdm President, Area Governor, Honoured Guests, Fellow Toastmasters….”If we have another guest more senior than Area Governor, then use:“Mdm President, District Governor, Area Governor, Honoured Guests, fellowToastmasters….”If we have a number of guests from Area and District, then use:“Mdm President, District Officers (a general salutation), Honoured Guests, FellowToastmasters…”JUST REMEMBER… YOU MUST WAIT FOR EACH SPEAKER TO COME UP TOYOU, SHAKE YOUR HAND, BEFORE YOU CAN WALK AWAY. DO NOT LEAVETHE LECTERN VACANT.REMEMBER TO THANK EACH SPEAKER AFTER THEY HAVE MADE THEIR SPEECH.