On this page, you can view the schedule for our meetings. If you scroll down, you can view a standard agenda and read more about the different roles that members can take on during a meeting. If you visit us the first time, you will probably be asked to serve as Timekeeper, which is as it sounds the responsibility to time for example all the speeches during the meeting.
We meet odd weeks alternating between Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 18.00 – 20.00. The location for all meetings are at Apotekaregatan 14 (Sensus) in room Elsa. The remaining meetings during the spring are listed below:
Members can log into the Toastmasters Club portal to view the calendar for the club by clicking here.
Sample Meeting Agenda
18.00 Toastmaster opens the meeting
18.15 Word of the Day and 30 seconds speeches
18.25 Prepared Speeches
19.15 Table Topics, impromptu speeches
19.30 Evaluation, prepared evaluators give their recommendations
19.45 Timers, Ah-counter/Grammarian and General Evaluator deliver their reports
20.00 Toastmaster closes the meeting
“Linköping Toastmasters is a living organism where we share things that matter with people that matters to us in a very special environment who believe in each other and our dreams and therefore making each other very involved, wanting to take more and more responsibility.
Our purpose is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which participants are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in a greater self-confidence and personal growth.”
You will get a personal mentor from the club who will help you on your way forward and meetings where you will get a chance to develop your many talents practicing different roles, all roles leading towards your dreams.
As Toastmaster you’re actually the project leader of the meeting project and you should be able to handle a large variety of roles in this single role. The Toastmaster role is an excellent way to learn to manage those roles, in due time, but also be humble and dare to ask for help WHEN you need. You should learn to use the supportive platform we set up including your mentor.
“It isn’t about being the boss; it is about being the leader lifting people, and yourself, up”.
As prepared speaker your holding a speech, often 5-7 minutes long and you also have some objectives your speech should fulfill. That’s the formal part but the team of the speech is your choice, use your passion.
Each prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator to provide more thorough feedback to allow them to learn from their performance, usually involving a minute of recommendations on issues to improve sandwiched in between two minutes of reinforcement of strengths
Table Topics Master
The table topic master’s job is to get people thinking on their feet. They do this by calling upon volunteers to stand up for a minute and a half and speak on a surprise topic, question, theme or scenario.
The timer helps everyone stick to their allocated time, a vital skill in all forms of public speaking and communication. They do this by signaling with different colored papers or light bulbs to let each person know how much time they have left.
The grammarian is the wordsmith, introducing a Word of the Day which people can try to fluently work into their performances. Their main job is to listen to people’s use of language and comment on how they deploy it to spice up their act.
The general evaluator is much the Toastmasters WINGMAN/WOMEN who looks at the whole meeting and evaluates all the functionaries. The GE-role is not only to evaluate the meeting orally but also to write a summary report and place it on the web for others to see.
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