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Meeting roles explained

Toastmaster of the Morning

The Toastmaster of the morning is the meeting's director and host. A member typically will not be assigned this role until they are thoroughly familiar with the club and its procedures. Through this role you can experience organizing a meeting and practice acting as the emcee.

One of the skills Toastmasters practice is expressing a thought within a specific time. The timer is responsible for monitoring time for each meeting segment and each speaker. 

Vote Counter
The vote counter collect ballots from the meeting participants online and picks up the best speaker, best evaluator and best Table Topics speaker.

Word of the Morning
Word of the morning is introduced to help meeting participants increase their vocabulary. The meeting participants are encouraged to use Word of the Morning as much as possible.


The Grammarian helps club members improve their grammar and vocabulary.

Ah counter

The purpose of the Ah-Counter is to note any overused words or filler sounds.

Table Topics master
The Topicsmaster delivers the Table Topics® portion of the meeting, which helps train members to quickly organize and express their thoughts in an impromptu setting.

Prepared speaker
Every speaker is a role model, and club members learn from one another's speeches. As a prepared speaker, you prepare, rehearse and present a speech during the club meeting.

Evaluation is the heart of the Toastmasters educational program. You observe the speeches and leadership roles of your fellow club members and offer evaluations of their efforts, and they do the same for you. 

General Evaluator

The General Evaluator evaluates everything that takes place during the club meeting.

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