- Begins the meeting with opening remarks and welcomes guests. If President is not present, then next highest presiding officer opens the meeting.
- Requests members to introduce themselves, providing name and a short notable or relevant fact about themselves.
- Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day.
Toastmaster of the Day
- Begins the educational portion of the meeting.
- Delivers a 2-minute speech related to evening’s theme or a “Manual Moment” based on some aspect of one of the speech or leadership manuals.
- Calls upon the designated person to read the quote for the day (optional).
- Invites the General Evaluator to introduce the evaluation team and asks each to briefly describe their role — individual Evaluators, Timer, and Grammarian/Ah-Counter (Grammarian also introduces the word of the day).
- Introduces the Table Topics Master.
Table Topics Master
- Conducts the Table Topics (extemporaneous speaking) portion of the meeting.
- Describes Table Topics and how it works. Guest participation is optional, members are expected to participate.
- Recaps participants and Table Topics. Asks members to take a moment to vote for best Table Topics speaker.
- Returns control of the meeting back to the Toastmaster of the Day.
Toastmaster of the Day (resumes the meeting)
- Introduces each speaker. At the conclusion of each speech, a moment of silence is granted for members to compose written comments for the speaker.
- After the last speaker, a recap of speakers and speech titles is given and the audience is provided a moment of silence to vote for Best Speaker.
- Introduces the General Evaluator for the evaluation portion of the meeting.
- Introduces each individual speech evaluator to present comments (in speech order).
- After the last evaluation, the audience is provided a moment of silence to vote for Best Evaluator.
- Asks for the Timer and Grammarian/Ah-Counter reports.
- Provides a brief evaluation of the meeting and provides the Toastmaster tips for the evening.
- Returns control back to the Toastmaster of the Day.
Toastmaster of the Day concludes the educational portion of the meeting and returns control to the President.
- Asks Sergeant of Arms for the vote winners and hands out the award ribbons.
- Requests any guest comments and gives closing remarks.
- Presents any business to discuss and asks for brief officer reports.
- Adjourns the meeting.