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Featured Role – General Evaluator

The General Evaluator is an evaluator of everything that takes place throughout the meeting. Before the meeting Check with the Toastmaster of the meeting to find out how the program will be conducted and if there are any planned deviations from the usual meeting format. Try to contact the speech evaluators and encourage them to find out the objectives of their speakers' projects (if it is availa...
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Featured Role – General Evaluator

The General Evaluator is an evaluator of everything that takes place throughout the meeting. Before the meeting Check with the Toastmaster of the meeting to find out how the programme will be conducted and if there are any planned deviations from the usual meeting format. Try to contact the speech evaluators and encourage them to find out the objectives of their speakers' projects (if it...
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Elevator Speech

If you have been in Toastmasters for a while, or if you have ever been in sales, you have heard that you should have an elevator speech.  This mode of promotion is named for the amount of time that you would typically have a captive audience as you ride with them in an elevator.  They can't escape and have nothing else to consider but the numbers above the door that indicate when they can escape f...
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I Didn’t Want To Be A Leader

By Division W Governor Bud Brown DTM I'm not a leader by choice. I feel I make a much better second in command. I like to be the one behind the scenes who lines everything up and hands the primed tool to the leader who can take all the glory (and the deal with the people in the cheap-seats taking pot-shots). When I joined Toastmasters, it wasn't because they had a leadership building path. It wa...
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