You have taken up the challenge to drive the next meeting and now is the day to perform THE role of TOASTMASTERS OF THE DAY. Audience is looking forward to a great time. How can you help them? Here are few tips to enchant them
- TIME MANAGEMENT: Help Begin, Carry and Close the meeting on Time.
- Meet, Greet and Shake hands with members and Guests. Connect to make them comfortable and confident.
- GUEST INTRODUCTION: If the guests are not recognized by the presiding officer, take it upon yourself to recognize the guests and give them a brief on what is expected from the meeting. At the end of the meeting ask them for their FEEDBACK.
- TMOD: The best TMOD is the one you don’t remember. He invests energy in making participants look great and feel appreciated.
- THEME: Give a theme to your meeting and be consistent with it from the beginning till the end.
- APPLAUSE: Lead the applause when a speaker comes or leaves the podium.
- LEAD: Lead the charge to making the meeting exciting. Get everyone pumped up and keep them up during the meeting. While the speakers are the stars of the show, you are the lead cheerleader.
- STAY IN TOUCH: Get in touch with every role play and brief him what is expected and find if the role player needs any help or special considerations.
- BACKUP PLAN: Avoid delay in meeting because a role play has not turned up on Time. If a member with a role is late – even if you’re still expecting them – get a backup for the role in case they don’t make it.
- CONTENT: Find interesting facts, quotes, trivia related to the meeting theme to interject throughout the meeting.
- Me Me and Me: Avoid loads of personal anecdotes.
- STARS: Your speakers, evaluators and Table Topics participants are the stars to make the meeting memorable. Your job is to make sure they feel comfortable, confident and connected when come to the podium.
- INTRODUCTION: There are three things you must include in the introduction: Presenter name and TM title, Project manual and name, Title of the speech.
- OBSERVE: Finally strictly observe members and guests before and during the meeting. Identify one good thing or initiative taken up by a new member or guest and recognize him during the meeting. For example if a new member extends a helping hand in setting up the room or a guest helps distribute the agenda.
- FEEDBACK: Finally request written feedback from your audience on your role play. reward every feedback with a small token of appreciation. ( It could be any stationery items such as a pen, stick on or others)
Good Luck for your next TMOD role play