What To Expect

Battlefords Toastmasters Calendar at a Glance

Jan - First meeting back after break - 1st Wed in Jan after stat- Rm 108
Mar - International Speech and Evaluation Club Contest - Rm 108
Apr - Area 40 and Division E Contests - location tbd
May - Spring District Convention and Contests- location tbd
Jun - Summer Awards Night - 2nd Wed in June - location tbd
Jul - Sunshine Club meeting - 1st Wed in July - location tbd
Aug - Sunshine Club meeting - 1st Wed in Aug - location tbd
Sep - First meeting back after break - 1st Wed in Sep after stat - Rm 108
Sep - Humourous Speech and Table Topics Club Contest - Rm 108
Oct - Area 40 and Division E Contests - location tbd
Nov - Fall District Conference and Contests - location tbd
Dec - Christmas Dinner and Celebration - 2nd Wed in Dec - location tbd

How can Toastmasters help?

What are your needs and how can Battlefords Toastmasters help you meet them? We have specific segments of the Toastmasters program that can  help fulfill your goals for personal and professional growth. Here are  some needs matched up with Toastmasters solutions:

Need:

Solution:

Impromptu Speaking

Table Topics™ portion of the meeting

Conducting Meetings

Toastmaster meeting role, Chairman role

Personnel reviews

Evaluator role during meeting

Management skills

Club Officer role

Leadership Development

Leadership Program

Speaking in front of a group

Communication Program

Perfect place to practice and polish your presentation skills

Presentation skills are crucial to success in the workplace. Many people pay high fees for seminars to gain the skill and confidence necessary to face an  audience. Toastmasters provides an option that is less expensive and  held in high regard in business circles. Toastmasters International has been around for more than 90 years and 35 years in the Battlefords. We offer a proven and enjoyable way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills.

You will...

  • Learn to communicate more effectively
  • Become a better listener
  • Improve your presentation skills
  • Increase your leadership potential
  • Become more successful in your career
  • Build your ability to motivate and persuade
  • Reach your professional and personal goals.
  • Increase your self confidence.

How you do it...

  • Build speaking and leadership skills with time-tested methods
  • Focus on areas of interest in our self-paced curriculum
  • Receive suggestions for improvement through constructive evaluations

Toastmasters programs are...

  • Inexpensive
  • Interactive
  • Convenient
  • Friendly
  • Supportive

What to Expect when you join

After joining, you will receive 2 workbooks, the Competent Communication manual and the Competent Leader manual. Also, the Toastmaster Magazine will start arrivng once a month to your mail box.

Battlefords Toastmasters Meeting Format

At 7:00, the Sergeant at Arms calls meeting to order and introduces the Chairman for the evening. The Chairman verifies any program/agenda changes and then introduces the Wordmaster for word of the day.  Wordmaster chooses and introduces vocabulary word. After explaining the role, the Wordmaster returns meeting to the Chairman. Chairman then poses a question for introductions. Members introduce themselves and answer question posed. Chairman then introduces the member for Invocation/Thought of the day. Member presents a quote, invocation, or thought for the day. Chairman introduces member proposing the Toast.  Chairman introduces the Toastmaster for the evening.

Impromptu Speaking

The Toastmaster gives opening comments and explanation of program.  Then he introduces the Table Topics Master. The Table Topics Master explains Table Topics, timing and ballots, and conducts Table Topics. Table Topics Master calls for the Timers Report and calls for vote.  Toastmaster introduces Table Topics Evaluator. Table Topics Evaluator evaluates table topics giving members positive feedback and suggestions for improvement. Toastmaster introduces the Jokemaster. Jokemaster tells an appropriate joke, avoids reading notes. Toastmaster returns meeting to Chairman for Business meeting.

The Business Meeting

Chairman conducts business meeting. Chairman calls on Parliamentarian for report (see Chairman’s Guidelines under Helpful Link page).  Parliamentarian gives Parliamentary Report. Chairman asks Timer to set time for 10 minute coffee break. Chairman brings meeting back to order.  Thanks member for bringing the snack and returns meeting to the Toastmaster.

After the Break

Toastmaster introduces formal speaking portion of our program. Toastmaster introduces each speaker, speech objectives, timing and title of speech. We have time here for up to 3 members to present a speech from their manuals. After the speeches are completed, the Toastmaster introduces the General Evaluator. General Evaluator calls for Timer’s Report. General Evaluator then calls for a 2.5 minute evaluation break for members to vote for best speaker and to write notes and comments to each speaker. General Evaluator then introduces each Speech Evaluator. If more time is needed for the evaluators, the General Evaluator can conduct part or all of the general evaluation. Each Speech Evaluator evaluates the speech, offering positive feedback and suggestions for improvement. General Evaluator calls for final Timer's Report and calls members to vote for Best Evaluator. General Evaluator calls on Wordmaster for final report. Wordmaster reports on use of the word of the day, effective use of grammar and errors. General Evaluator completes general evaluation and returns meeting to Toastmaster.

The Wrap-up

Toastmaster introduces the 2-minute Toastmaster. The 2-minute Toastmaster presents short educational session pertaining to Toastmasters. Toastmaster introduces Balloteer. Balloteer tallies votes and presents awards. Toastmaster calls upon Quizmaster. Quizmaster asks questions to test listening skills. Toastmaster calls upon Ah Counter. Ah Counter reports on use of Ahs, Ums and other fillers. Toastmaster returns meeting to Chairman. The Chairman then calls on the Mystery Greeter, fills in next weeks agenda, asks for guest comments, asks for any announcements for the "Betterment of Toastmasters". At 9:00, the Chairman adjourns the meeting.

Battlefords Toastmasters