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What Does A Toastmasters Agenda Look Like?

Some of you want to know what a typical Toastmasters meeting looks like.

Here’s a sample Toastmasters agenda (it assumes a 12:05pm start with a roughly 1pm close (total of 55 minutes for the meeting)).

  • 12:05pm: Opening Remarks by Toastmaster (including mention of who Timer & Gramarrian are)
  • 12:10pm: Speaker 1: [fill in their name, topic and number of minutes planned for speech]
  • 12:17pm: Speaker #2 [fill in their name, topic and number of minutes planned for speech]
  • 12:24pm: Table-Topics Leader introduces themselves & calls upon a handful of people to give 1 to 2 minute table-topic speeches
  • 12:43pm: Master Evaluator introduces themselves & the speech evaluators:
  • 12:45pm: #1 Evaluator introduces themselves and evaluates Speaker #1
  • 12:48pm: #2 Evaluator introduces themselves and evaluates Speaker #2
  • 12:51pm:  Timer does their report (recording the time of each speaker)
  • 12:52pm: Grammarian does their report (reporting on the Uhs, Ahs, Likes, Ya-Knows, etc. that each spekaer made)
  • 12:54pm:  Master Evaluator/ Closing/ Announcements

For more on Toastmasters basics, check out My First Experience With Toastmasters.

9 Comments

  • James Mielnik

    Interesting. I like how your meetings are short and to the point. In Nova Scotia (where I live) the meetings are generally 2 hours which can be long…

    The main difference being a 15 minute business meeting section. This is where the club executive will share reports and we vote on any issues within the club.

    If there are no reports we will create hypothetical business meeting situations which gives the club a chance to practice Robert's Rules of Order.

  • James Mielnik

    Interesting. I like how your meetings are short and to the point. In Nova Scotia (where I live) the meetings are generally 2 hours which can be long…

    The main difference being a 15 minute business meeting section. This is where the club executive will share reports and we vote on any issues within the club.

    If there are no reports we will create hypothetical business meeting situations which gives the club a chance to practice Robert’s Rules of Order.

  • James Mielnik

    Interesting. I like how your meetings are short and to the point. In Nova Scotia (where I live) the meetings are generally 2 hours which can be long…

    The main difference being a 15 minute business meeting section. This is where the club executive will share reports and we vote on any issues within the club.

    If there are no reports we will create hypothetical business meeting situations which gives the club a chance to practice Robert’s Rules of Order.

  • robkelly

    Thanks for sharing the different approach, James. Our Toastmasters team has
    a tough time getting people to show up for just the hour…you must put on a
    great meeting in Nova Scotia to get people to show up for 2 hours!

  • http://www.robdkelly.com Rob Kelly

    Thanks for sharing the different approach, James. Our Toastmasters team has a tough time getting people to show up for just the hour…you must put on a great meeting in Nova Scotia to get people to show up for 2 hours!

  • http://www.robdkelly.com Rob Kelly

    Thanks for sharing the different approach, James. Our Toastmasters team has a tough time getting people to show up for just the hour…you must put on a great meeting in Nova Scotia to get people to show up for 2 hours!

  • robkelly

    Thanks for sharing the different approach, James. Our Toastmasters team has a tough time getting people to show up for just the hour…you must put on a great meeting in Nova Scotia to get people to show up for 2 hours!

  • http://www.robdkelly.com Rob Kelly

    Our Toastmasters agenda got much tighter once we started putting it up on a mini-white board for everyone to see each meeting (we keep the times in place and mostly just change the names of the people as they switch roles each week).

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