Toastmasters Lingo

Here are some terms that will be tossed around during the meeting!

These roles are basic.  Each club will have slightly different variations to suite their club.

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Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB): The award received when a member in good standing has a Competent Communicator and has completed two Advanced Communication Manuals.

Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG): The award received when a member in good standing has a Advanced Communicator Silver, completed two additional Advanced Communication Manuals and has conducted  a Success/Leadership program and coahced a new member with the first three speech projects.

Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS): The award received when a member in good standing has a Advanced Communicator Bronze, completed two additional Advanced Communication Manuals and has conducted two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series.

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB):  The award received when a member in good standing receives a Competent Leader award, Competent Communicator, served as a club officer for 6 months, participated in a district-sponsored club-officer training program, conducted two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series.

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS):  The award received when a member in good standing receives an Advanced Leader Bronze, serves a complete term as a district officer, completed High Performance Leadership program and served as a club sponsor or mentor.

Competent Communicator (CC):  The award received when a member in good standing completes the basic manual.

Competent Leader (CL):  The award received when a member in good standing has completed the Competent Leadership Manual.

Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM):  Acheived Advaned Communicator Gold and Advanced Leader Silver.

Evaluator:  Each Speaker is given an evaluator that goes through the manual's list of goals to see how the speaker did.  The Evaluator's job is to make sure that the Speaker understands what they did well and suggest improvements.  Their job is not to embarass or discourage the Speaker. 

General Evaluator:   This person evaluates the meeting.  They report on how the club was run, whether procedures where followed and comments on the speeches as well.

Grammarian:  During the meeting, everyone's "uhms", "Ahhs," and incorrect grammer is recorded.   They will typically present a word of the day as well.  The Grammarian will present a report to the club during the meeting. 

President:  An officer of the club.  An experienced toastmaster that was voted in by the club to respresent the club at higher levels of the organization.

Secretary:  An officer of the club.  Keeps a record of each meeting.

Sergant at Arms:   An officer of the club.  Sets up the meeting room and makes sure the club has everything they need to run a meeting.

Speaker:  The member of the club that is giving a speech.  They prepare a speech that will reach certain goals set by the manual they are working from. 

Table Topics Master:  Responsible for generating 3-4 questions.  The Table Topics Master asks the members during the meeting a question and requests volunteers to answer them.  They are designed to improve the members impromtu speaking skills. 

Timer:  Each speech has a minimum and maximum timelimit, as well as evaluations.  The Timer is responsible for recording the times and to let the speaker or evaluator know how much time has passed.  The Timer will present a report to the club during the meeting.

TMOD:  Toastmaster of the Day.   This person is in charge of the meeting.  They make sure that the agenda is followed and the meeting  is run according to plan.  They work with the VP of Education to set up each meeting.

Treasurer:  An officer of the club.  Collects money for dues and pays them on time.  Keeps a finacial record for the club.

Vice President of Education:  An officer of the club.  This person provides a positive environment, helps the members achieve theirs goals and helps sets up the meeting.  They delegate, monitor and coach. 

Vice President of Membership:  An officer of the club.  Helps builds membership.  Works with The VP of Education and VP of Public relations.

Vice President of Public Relations:  An officer of the club.  Gets the club noticed by advertising in newpapers, sending out flyers and maintaining the club's website.  Helps the VP of Membership.