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Time is Precious

As Club members gain in experience, they may volunteer to take on specific roles at our meetings. On this page, you will find descriptions of the formal roles that members adopt at meetings of Worthing Speakers Club. By volunteering for these roles, members broaden their experience to include positions of leadership. Not only does this make our meetings run more smoothly, it also saves precious time ....
The Warm-up Master
The Table Topics Master
The Speech Maker
The Speech Evaluator
The Table Topics  Evaluator
The Grammarian
The Timekeeper
The General Evaluator
As the Sergeant-at-Arms, you will be responsible for the orderly conduct of the meeting. For example, remind the audience to switch off mobile phones and inform them about facilities at the meeting venue. Click here to download a detailed description of the role.  
The Warm-up Master will present the audience with a lively topic for discussion. All members of the audience will be free to join in and offer a very brief personal view on the subject. Click here to download a detailed description of the role.
The Table Topics Master will propose a topic for discussion. Selected members of the audience will then be invited to speak on the subject for 2 minutes. Click here to download a detailed description of the role.
Selected members of the audience will be invited to speak on subject of their choosing for a period of between 5 to 7 minutes. Click here to download a detailed description of this role.
In order to develop their public speaking skills, members need constructive feedback. The role of the Speech Evaluator will be to engage with a Speech Maker  in order to understand her/his objectives for the speech. The Evaluator will listen carefully to the speech and provide all-important feedback to the speaker. Click here to download a detailed description of the this role.
The Table Topics Evaluator provides feedback to all of the Table Topics Speakers to help them become more confident and effective impromptu speakers. Click here to download a detailed description of this role.
As the Grammarian, you will need to be a very good listener. You must listen carefully to everything that is said during the course of the meeting and make notes on interesting (or incorrect) use of grammar and language. Click here to download a detailed description of this role.
As the meeting Timekeeper, you will need to time each and every introduction, speech or evaluation. Good time-keeping discipline is essential to the orderly progress of the meeting. Members do like to go home by 9:30 pm !! Click here to download a detailed description of this role.
In this role, you will be the ‘master evaluator’, so you will need to be a very good listener. Your task will be to provide feedback on all the aspects of the meeting that have not already been covered by both the Table Topics and Speech evaluations. Click here to download a detailed description of this role.  
As the Toastmaster for the evening, you will be the genial host. It will be your privilege and responsibility to conduct the entire meeting's programme. Click here to download a detailed description of the role.
The Sergeant-at-Arms
The Welcomer
Yours will be the first voice to be heard, so give a warm and friendly welcome to the assembled audience. You must ensure that everyone is seated in good time, that the meeting begins promptly, and restarts at the scheduled time after the break.  Click here to download a detailed description of the role.
The Toastmaster