Table Topics Master Cheat Sheet

Power Speakers Toastmasters

Club 1575030 – Area 24 – Division B – District 47

LECTERN CHEAT SHEETTABLE TOPICS MASTER

  1. STATE THE PURPOSE OF THE TABLE TOPICS (as follows):

The purpose of Table Topics is to give members an opportunity:

  1. To practice the skill of speaking spontaneously and unexpectedly.
  2. To think, to organize thoughts and
  3. To speak within a specified (short) time frame.
  4. To practice good listening, so The Question Will Not Be Repeated – everyone should be listening
  1. REQUEST TIMING REQUIREMENTS (as follows):
    1. Mr(s) Timer may we have the timing requirements for the Table Topics?

  2. PRESIDE OVER TABLE TOPICS:
    1. Ask a concise question.
    2. Select a participant from the agenda or the attendance.
    3. Thank each participant after their speech.
    4. Monitor remaining time by checking with Toastmaster.
  3. REQUEST TIMING REPORT AFTER LAST SPEECH (as follows):

Mr(s) Timer may we have the timing report, please?

  1. REMIND AUDIENCE TO VOTE (as follows):

Please vote for the “Best Table Topic” and pass your ballots to the Vote Counter.

  1. RETURN LECTERN CONTROL TO TOASTMASTER (as follows):

Having completed my duties as Table Topics Master, I now return control of the lectern to our Toastmaster of the evening: (name).

 

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