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Role: Table Topics Speaker

What does the Table Topics Speaker do?

Taking on this role improves confidence and impromptu public speaking skills
Table Topics is a long-standing Toastmasters tradition intended to help members develop their ability to organize their thoughts quickly and respond to an impromptu question or topic.

The main responsibilities of the Table Topics Evaluator are:

  • Table Topics typically begins after the prepared speech presentations.
  • The Toastmaster will introduce the Topicsmaster, who will give a brief description of Table Topics and then call on respondents at random.
  • When asked to respond, stand next to your chair. Your response should last one to two minutes.


See other tips and tricks in our members tools to help with Table Topics.