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The main duty of the Toastmaster is to act as a genial host and conduct the entire program, including introducing participants. The Toastmaster prepares the meeting agenda and ensures the meeting runs smoothly. 

General Evaluator

The General Evaluator evaluates the meeting in general. The General Evaluator comments on the quality of the evaluations given by the evaluators of the prepared speeches and table topics. 

Time Keeper

One of the lessons to be practised in speech training is that of expressing a thought within a specific time. Prepared speeches, Table Topics and Evaluations are all timed by the Timer. At the end of the meeting, the Timer will report the times of each participant. This will let the members know if they delivered their presentation within the allotted time frame. 


The Grammarian selects a ‘Word for the Day’. It should be a word that can be incorporated easily into everyday conversation but is different from the way people usually express themselves. 


 During the meeting, the Grammarian listens to everyone's word usage and writes down any awkward use or misuse of the language (incomplete sentences, sentences that change direction 

Ah Counter

The purpose of the Ah Counter is to note words and sounds used as a ‘crutch’ or ‘pause filler’ by anyone who speaks during the meeting. Words may be inappropriate interjections such as ‘and, well, but, so, you know.’ Sounds may be ‘ah, um, er’. The Ah Counter also notes when a speaker repeats a word or phrase such as ‘I, I’ or ‘This means, this means’ or ‘like.’ 

Table Topics Master

The Table Topics portion of the meeting is conducted by the Table Topics Master. The Table Topics Master announces a topic and calls on participants, one at a time, to give impromptu one- to two-minute talks on the topic. Or the Table Topics Master may assign subjects individually. Topics will be realistic and useful to participants; they may address current events or issues.

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