Notes to Role Takers (Speech-a-thon)

President/Chair
– Before the meeting: Agenda adjustment with VPE and Secretary, networking, tech issues support. (10 minutes min.)
– At the start of the meeting: Introduce guests and the Toastmaster of the Day.
– At the end of the meeting:          
          – Thank guests for attending;
          – Ask for their comments and invite them to join;
          – Announce the next meeting and business.

Sergeant at Arms
– Before the meeting: Prepare the meeting room, adjust breakout room and poll settings, networking (10 minutes min.)
– At the start of the meeting: Welcome attendees, announce online meeting etiquette and disclaimer (mtg will be recorded and shared among members only), hand the meeting over to the President/Chair, and ask Zoom Master/Chairperson to start recording (1 minute)
– During the meeting: Facilitate the meeting procedures and aid Zoom Master.
– At the end of the meeting: Show the certificates with VPE or the President/Chair. 
Sample script and tips

Toastmaster  of  the Day
At the start of the meeting: Provide a 1-2 minute inspirational speech and introduce the meeting theme. Ask Zoom-master, Timer, and Grammarian and Ah-Counter to explain their roles. 
– During the meeting: Transition each section. In the Prepared Speech section, announce the speakers’ names and speech titles twice. In the Table Topics section, introduce the Topics Master. In the Evaluation section, introduce the General Evaluator. After each section, call all attendees to vote for the Best Speaker and the Best Table Topics Speaker.
– At the end of the meeting: Offer a 1-2 minute closing remark and hand it over to the President/Chair.
Sample script and tips

Zoom-Master
– At the start of the meeting: Explain your role when introduced by the Toastmaster of the Day. (1 minute)
– During the meeting: Spotlight the Timer for a few seconds when s/he signals time. Mute anyone not speaking (Tip: Use gallery view). Record and stop recording the meeting upon request by the President/SAA. Do polls upon request.
Sample script and tips

Body Language Monitor
– At the start of the meeting: Explain your role when called by the Toastmaster of the Day. (1 minute) 
– During the meeting:  Note everyone’s use of body language in ALL segments of the meeting. 
– At the end of the meeting: Condense your findings in a two to three minute report.
Sample script and tips

Chat Monitor
The chat monitor is responsible for moderating Zoom’s chat box during the meeting. He or she needs to make sure that the right message goes to the right person at the right time. Perfect role to take if you think you’re yet too shy to speak and have attention/responsibility deficit. 😉

Timer
– At the start of the meeting:  Explain your role when called by the Toastmaster of the Day. (1 minute)
– During the meeting: Keep a time-log and indicate the time for each prepared speaker, Table Topic speaker, and evaluator. 
– At the end of the meeting: Report the results.
Sample script and tips

Grammarian
– At the start of the meeting:  Explain your role and introduce the Word of the Day in both oral and written forms when called by the Toastmaster of the Day. (1-2 minutes)
– During the meeting: Count the usage of the WoD. Note unique/colorful expressions and good English usage in speeches. 
– At the end of the meeting: Give a 1-2 minute report of your findings.
Sample script and tips

Ah-counter
– At the start of the meeting: Explain your role when called by the Toastmaster of the Day. (1 minute)
– During the meeting: Count repetitions crutch and filler words like ah, um, like, and so in prepared speeches, Table Topics speeches, and evaluations.
– At the end of the meeting: Report your findings and announce the King/Queen of Ah (1-2 minutes).
Sample script and tips

Topics Master
– During the meeting: Conduct the Impromptu Speaking Session. Call upon members/guests to deliver a 1-2 minute talk on a topic. Check time with Toastmaster of the Day after 3 speakers.
Sample script and tips

General Evaluator
Run the Evaluation and Reporting session at the end of the meeting.
– Call for Timer’s Report;
– Call for Grammarian’s, Ah-Counter’s and Body Language Monitor’s Reports;
– Give a comprehensive evaluation of the entire meeting (2-3 minutes). 
If the time is pressed, mention a few highlights and later email a more detailed written evaluation.
Sample script and tips

Evaluator x6
– Listen to the speech carefully and take notes when needed. (1 minute)
– Fill out the corresponding evaluation form after the meeting and (optional) make a 2-3 minute evalution video and send it to the speaker.
Sample script and tips

Speaker x6
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals.