Toastmasters 101

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Toastmaster’s Earth Speaks Club : 

Toastmaster’s Earth Speaks Club TM Educational Program

Toastmaster’s Two Tracks : 

Toastmaster’s Two Tracks Communication Track Leadership Track Each has its own manual Can (and should) go through both tracks simultaneously

Communication Track : 

Communication Track Competent Communicator (CC) Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)

Advanced Communicator Manuals : 

Advanced Communicator Manuals The Entertaining Speaker Speaking to Inform Public Relations Facilitating Discussion Specialty Speeches Speeches by Management The Professional Speaker Technical Presentations Persuasive Speaking Communicating on Television Storytelling Interpretive Reading Interpersonal Communication Special Occasion Speeches Humorously Speaking

Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) : 

Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) Achieve Competent Communicator award Complete two Advanced Communication Manuals

Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) : 

Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) Achieve Advanced Communicator Bronze award Complete two additional Advanced Communication Manuals Conduct any two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series

Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) : 

Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) Achieve Advanced Communicator Silver award Complete two additional Advanced Communication Manuals (completing 6 total manuals) Conduct a Successful Leadership program, a Successful Communication Program or a Youth Leadership Program. Mentor a new member through their first three speeches.

Leadership Track : 

Leadership Track Competent Leader (CL) Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)

Competent Leaders (CL) : 

Competent Leaders (CL) This manual has 10 projects, for which you must serve in several meeting roles. These are the roles we fill during club meetings: Toastmaster, Speaker, Evaluator, Table Topics Master, Table Topics Speaker, Grammarian/Ah Counter (combined), Timer and General Evaluator.

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) : 

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) Achieve Competent Leader award Achieve Competent Communicator award Serve at least 6 months as a club officer Help prepare Club Success Plan Participate in a district-sponsored club officer training program Conduct any two programs from The Successful Club Series or the Leadership Excellence Series

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) : 

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) Achieve Advanced Leader Bronze award Serve a complete term as a district officer Complete the High Performance Leadership Program Serve successfully as a club mentor

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) : 

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Advanced Communicator Gold Advanced Leader Silver

Meeting Roles : 

Meeting Roles At each meeting, members can all play a part and make meetings a success! Please sign up for roles on our website: http://www.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=earthspeaks Please always use the password: EPA Review your Leadership Manual and select the roles you want to fill based on the Projects you are trying to complete.

Toastmaster : 

Toastmaster Runs the show! You select the theme for the meeting. You create the agenda. There are TWO different meeting agendas: First Monday is a voting meeting Third Monday is a non-voting meeting Review the website to fill in the meeting roles on the agenda. What Leadership Project do you want to be evaluated on? This role is included in Projects 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10. Bring your manual to the meeting and find someone to evaluate you.

Speaker : 

Speaker You’re the main event! Plan your speech around your next project in your Competent Communicator Manual. Send your project number and speech name to the Toastmaster and your Evaluator. What Leadership Project do you want to be evaluated on? This role is included in Projects 4 and 5. Bring BOTH your manuals to the meeting. Give your Communicator manual to your evaluator. Find someone to evaluate you on your Leadership role. After the meeting, don’t forget to have the VP Education sign off on your manual AND complete the chart.

Evaluator : 

Evaluator Helps the speakers improve! Contact the speaker you are evaluating to find out what speech project they are completing. Read about that speech in your own Communicator manual. What Leadership Project do you want to be evaluated on? This role is included in Projects 1, 2, 3 and 8. Bring your manual to the meeting and find someone to evaluate you. Make sure you get your speaker’s manual to complete their evaluation.

General Evaluator : 

General Evaluator Improves our meetings! What Leadership Project do you want to be evaluated on? This role is included in Projects 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10. Bring your manual to the meeting and find someone to evaluate you.

Table Topics Master : 

Table Topics Master Gets everyone to participate! Create Table Topics questions according to the theme. What Leadership Project do you want to be evaluated on? This role is included in Projects 4, 5 and 7. Bring your manual to the meeting and find someone to evaluate you.

Table Topics Speaker : 

Table Topics Speaker Practice your improvisation skills! You can be evaluated as a Table Topics Speaker as part of Project 1. If you want to be evaluated for this role, be sure to let the Table Topics Master know to call on you first. Bring your manual to the meeting and find someone to evaluate you.

Grammarian : 

Grammarian Helps us talk real good! Come up with a word of the day based on the theme. What Leadership Project do you want to be evaluated on? This role is included in Projects 1, 2, 3 and 4. Bring your manual to the meeting and find someone to evaluate you. Write the word of the day on the flipchart at the beginning of the meeting.

Timer : 

Timer Keeps us on time! You can be evaluated as the Timer as part of Project 4. Bring your manual to the meeting and find someone to evaluate you. Sit in the back of the room directly facing the speakers so they can easily see the timer placards.

Joke/Inspiration of the Day : 

Joke/Inspiration of the Day Starts us off right! Come up with a joke or an inspiration and give it at the beginning of the meeting. This role does not fulfill any Leadership Projects, but its great to do anyway!

Mentoring : 

Mentoring Work with your mentor. Mentors should be contacting you before any meeting you have a role in. If you can’t get in touch with your mentor, feel free to call one of the officers. If you’re ready to be a mentor, let one of the officers know.

A Toastmaster’s Promise : 

A Toastmaster’s Promise As a member of Toastmaster’s International and my club, I promise: To attend club meetings regularly To prepare all of my speeches and leadership assignments to the best of my ability To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations

A Toastmaster’s Promise : 

A Toastmaster’s Promise To help the club maintain a positive, friendly environment To serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so To treat my fellow club members with respect and courtesy To bring guests to club meetings To maintain honest and ethical standards during all Toastmaster’s activities

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