What to expect at a Greater Davison Area Toastmasters meeting
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Our weekly Toastmasters meetings are on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:15 P.M.
We meet each Monday except Memorial Day, Labor Day, the Monday before Thanksgiving, and the last two Mondays in December.
Since the Covid-19 problem, we meet using either online or using a hybrid (on-line with a face-to-face meeting).
Our meetings are currently conducted over Zoom.
When visiting our Toastmasters meeting, you are invited to participate in our opening discussion question of the day and Table Topics. However, if you don’t feel comfortable at this time, you may decline.
The mission of Toastmasters
The Toastmasters International organization began in Santa Ana, California in 1924.
Since its inception, millions of men and women have benefitted from the Toastmasters communication and leadership programs.
Today, more than 352,000 members (16,400 clubs in 141 countries) attend Toastmasters meetings. We welcome you to the world’s largest organization devoted to communication excellence.
We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
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We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.
Greater Davison Area Toastmasters Mission Statement
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
Our Toastmasters meeting agenda
Every meeting is a little different, but we follow the same basic agenda each week.
While we are meeting over Zoom, we ask that you kindly keep your microphone muted unless called upon to speak, to help eliminate unnecessary distractions.
Greetings and Introductions
Our toastmasters meeting starts with the president of our club greeting us and opening with a brief introductory question for each member and guest. We take one minute each to answer this question. As always, guests are invited to participate, but not required.
Next up, this evening’s Toastmaster will introduce tonight’s theme, the word of the day, and the quote of the day.
We try to use that word or phrase throughout the rest of the evening. Whenever someone uses the word of the day in any of the speeches or evaluations throughout the rest of the evening, you’ll see us nodding our fists to acknowledge the word of the day.
The Toastmaster will introduce our General Evaluator for the evening, and he or she will introduce the rest of the evaluation team.
The Evaluation Team
The General Evaluator – Evaluates everything that takes place during the club meeting.
The Speech Evaluator – Provide verbal and written feedback to meeting speakers.
Grammarian – Helps club members improve their grammar and vocabulary.
Ah Counter – Note any overused words or filler sounds.
Timer – Times the speeches and helps speakers stay on schedule.
Each meeting, 1-2 members plan to give speeches they have prepared and practiced. These speeches are based on their chosen pathways path each member completing.
The table topics master gives questions to each member (and guests, if they want to participate) to help us grow in our impromptu speaking skills. Each table topics speech will be 1-2 minutes long.
After speeches are complete, the evaluation team will present their evaluations for the evening, letting us know how we did with speeches, grammar, filler words, and time.
You may be invited to tell us what you thought of the meeting. We love hearing the insights of our visitors.
Thank you for visiting. Please let us know how we can help you reach your communication and leadership goals.
For more information, please refer to our membership page here and the benefits of Toastmasters here.