A typical Munich Prostmasters meeting consists of three main parts, a warm-up section, then two to four prepared speeches delivered by members, and finally the “bread-and-butter” of any Toastmasters meeting … the evaluations.
The Warm Up
In this first section we warm up our vocal chords with a few exercises:
- Introduction by the Toastmaster of the Evening
- Joke -or- Word of the Day -or- both!
- Table Topics – The Table Topics Master picks topics and asks members to come on stage and deliver improvised 1-2 minute speeches. As a guest you do not have to participate – though you can
if you like to!
Members deliver their prepared speeches during this part of the meeting. Each member is working through an educational program and each speech is a step in this program. Only members can deliver speeches. So, if you’re not a member yet …
At the end of the “Prepared Speeches” section, we take a 10 minute break for refreshments and socializing.
The part of any Toastmasters meeting where we really learn and grow… All in a positive and friendly atmosphere.
- Subjective Evaluations – For each member who delivers a prepared speech, another member gives a detailed evaluation of that speech. Pointing out what he/she liked and illustrating what can be improved.
- Objective Evaluations – The Ah Counter, Grammarian, and the Timer all give their thoughts on what they heard or timed.
- The General Evaluation – Here the General Evaluator gives his/her evaluation of the meeting itself, and how it was conducted in general.