- Icebreaker Speech
Don’t have your membership pack yet? download and print Project 1 from the Competent Communicator manual to prepare your first speech as a toastmaster
- Speech Objectives Booklet A4
Overview of the different projects in the educational track of Toastmasters Internaitonal. Covers Competent Communicator, Leader and Advanced manuals
- Use of Humour in Speaking
Good tips on how to incorporate humour in your speech and some pitfalls to avoid
- Toastmasters Agenda Template
The Terrace@12 meeting Agenda Template. Use this whenever you are chairing a meeting. It is designed to work in a 1h slot and can be adjusted for different speech lengths
- Chairperson Checklist
A check list based on the template provided by the Spinnaker Toastmasters club. Adjusted to suit a 1h weekly Wednesday meeting. Read this check list if you know that you will be chairing a meeting soon.
- General Evaluator and attendance form
Template for the Terrace@12 club for use by the General Evaluator. Names must be checked against the current contact list
- Timekeeper Report
Sample report template for more elaborate time keeping. In most cases we just scribble the time next to the agenda item and keep the timer’s report to a minimum. But feel free to go the full nine yards with the above template!
- Personal Evaluation Checklist
Good check list to pick out items you wish to commend or recommend. Very complete! best choose only the items which stand out during the speech to include in your verbal evaluation.
- General Evaluator Checklist
For very thorough evaluations. Covers all possible meeting roles over 4 pages with space for commendations and recommendations. No need to use them all.
- General Evaluation by George Mulligan
Not your run of the mill evaluation. I won’t give away any spoilers. You’ll have to read it to see for your self!
- Educational Evaluation Form
If a member of the club is giving an educational and you are asked to evaluate them, use this template.
- Memory Master Report
Memory Master is a fun way to practice listening skills in the meeting. Sometimes we have a spare slot and one member takes on the Memory Master role whose responsibility it is to fish out interesting facts from the different speeches and find out at the end who can remember them.
- Grammarian Report Form
Simple form which the Grammarian can use to record the word of the day, its definition, and track the use of the word and other linguistic feats during the meeting. The Ah-count section is rather holistic. Feel free to personalise with pointing out exactly who had the most ah-ahm-oh moments. And who had the least!
- Table Topics Master Worksheet
Basic sheet allowing the TT Master to record the Name of the speaker against a given topic. Inlcudes tips on coming up with good topics and how to conduct the Table Topics session
- Table Topics Evaluation Form
Sheet to keep track of Table Topics Speakers. Includes tips at the bottom for things to look out for when evaluating TT speakers. Remember, each speech is on average just over one minute in length. Focus on a few criteria and nail them instead of trying to cover all aspects.
- Evaluation Contest
Use this form during evaluation contests in the club. Explains the eligibility requirements and the judging criteria
- Evaluation Contest Judge Form
The judges of an evaluation contest use this form to record their marks for each evaluation. Tip! 15% of the mark is attributed for the summary. Don’t skip a good summary.
Club & Leadership Resources
- Competent Leader Matrix
The leadership completion form in the manual is not the easiest to decipher. This matrix is a useful tool to keep track of the progress you are making in the competent leadership manual
- Mentoring Form
Helps the Mentor keep track of the Mentee’s progress. Very basic. keep in your Toastmasters binder for review.
- Exciting Meetings
Ideas from the educational at Nelson Conference November 2003 on how to pep up a meeting. Always a good read and re-read. If you think we can improve our meeting with a suggestion found in the notes above, mention it at the next meeting!
- How to run meetings properly
Educational on how to conduct a structured meeting. This is a good read for committee members who sit in committee meetings with structured agendas. Not to be used for Toastmaster meetings.
- From Speaker to Trainer
TMI Educational which gives an overview of the similar skill sets used when being a speaker and being a trainer. Outlines the need for more visual aids when engaged in training.