What happens during a meeting? How does it work and what are all the roles?
In Toastmasters, we have a “Meeting Agenda”. In this agenda, we practice presentation techniques in the first period and leadership in the second period. This is because there are different methods in developing presentation and leadership skills and both emphasize on different skill sets. For example, you could help a college grow by providing the correct feedback. But it can also mean that you are suddenly at your workplace and running un-prepared presentations.
We, as members have chosen to develop our skills even more and is part of Toastmasters international. This means that, whether I as a person visiting a club in Sweden, India or the united States, I am welcomed as a member of the toastmasters club.
The different roles that we find have a common thread, but for those who wants to know more before your first meeting, you can take a closer look at these.
“The leader of this evening’s meeting”
Chair, Leadership manager
The toastmaster is the person who runs the meeting of the evening. The role of the toastmaster is to introduce the speakers according to the agenda and to ensure everyone feels excited throughout the meeting.
Sergeant At Arms
“Neat and tidy”
Ensures that all information is in place for the meeting to begin on time. It is the responsibility of the SAA to ensure the room is accessible and the facilities at the meeting venue including the washrooms and the fire escapes.