Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Toastmaster of the Day Script - 7th Oct 2012 (Chennai Toastmasters Club)



Toastmaster of the Day Worksheet

    DATE: 7th Oct 2012 Word of the Day: consummation
    Theme: Miles to go before I sleep
          1.      Accept control from President and thank him/her for the introduction. 
          2.      Introduce theme of the day and word of the day. Encourage the speakers to use them during the meeting. Ask the audience to applaud when the Theme of the day and word of the day is used by the speakers.
Fellow toastmasters and guests! Good evening…
We are going to have a spectacular evening today. Completing your DTM is harder than climbing Mt. Everest.
For every 1000 people who attempt to climb Mt. Everest, only 165 people succeed.
For every 1000 people who attempt to complete their DTM, only 3 succeed.
Very few people have the perseverance to bring their DTM journey to completion.
That leads to our Word of the Day.
WOD: consummation - To bring to completion or fruition
Example: Kartik Srinivasan is going to consummate his DTM journey with his final speech today.
For those of you who are starting your journey…. All you need is extraordinary Determination, Toughness and Motivation… that will get you the DTM. Get started now, because there are miles to go before you sleep. That is our Theme of the day.
TOD: Miles to go before I sleep

         3.      Explain the flow of meeting and the 3 segments (Prepared speeches, Table Topics and Evaluation) for guests.
    Climbing Mt. Everest is done in 3 stages:
·         Climbing Mt. Everest requires lots of preparation, rehearsals, fine-tuning, and mentoring. In toastmasters, similarly we have “Prepared Speeches”. Members come prepared with their speeches according to the objectives given in a speech manual.  
·         When you do the climbing, you may run into situations that you might not have prepared for. For ex., falling rocks from the mountain top – how do you handle them? Similarly, in toastmasters, we have Table Topics. It provides an opportunity for members to sharpen their impromptu speaking skills. It trains them to handle the falling rocks.
·         Edmund Hillary was able to climb Mt. Everest successfully, because of the support from the Sherpas. Similarly, in toastmasters, we have Evaluators who help the speakers to identify their strengths and areas for improvement.

The Chief Sherpa in a toastmasters meeting is called the General Evaluator
         4.      Introduce the General Evaluator (based on the meeting theme) and ask the General Evaluator to introduce     his/her team:
    Introduction:
1) She is a software professional working for Amazon
2) Her hobbies include dancing
3) Her biggest achievement is becoming the state level badminton winner.

    Please join me in welcoming the General Evaluator for today    TM Manvi Mehta

         5.      Regain control from General Evaluator. 
         6.      Inform the audience that you are starting the prepared speeches segment.
         7.      Prepared Speeches
Speaker #1
Mamatha
Project Details
Manual:  CC
Project #:  #1
Project Title:  Ice Breaker
Speech Title:  Ice Breaker
Introduction of the speaker (based on the meeting theme)
1)  She is a home maker

2)  Her hobbies include reading and listening to music

3) She is actively preparing for her IAS exams.

Before I call ____________ Mamatha _________to the stage, may I request the evaluator of the speech TM Prasanna V. to read the project objectives?

Speaker #2
Unnikrishnan
Project Details
Manual:  CC
Project #:  #1
Project Title:  Ice Breaker
Speech Title:  Who am I?
Introduction of the speaker (based on the meeting theme)
1)  A software professional working at HCL Technologies.

2) He loves Chennai, but hates Chennai traffic

3) His biggest achievement is learning to speak in Tamil.

Before I call TM Unnikrishnan to the stage, may I request the evaluator of the speech TM Rajesh Natarajan to read the project objectives?

Speaker #3
Arumugam
Project Details
Manual: CC
Project #: 2
Project Title:  Organize your speech
Speech Title: 24 Hours
Introduction of the speaker (based on the meeting theme)
1)      He is a software professional working for HP

2)      His hobbies including reading self-development books

3)      His biggest achievement is receiving the Best Employee Award in his office

Before I call ____________Speaker #3_________to the stage, may I request the evaluator of the speech TM ______________________________ to read the project objectives?

Speaker #4
CT Thomas
Project Details
Manual:  Special Occasion Speeches
Project #: 5
Project Title:  After Dinner Speech
Speech Title: 
Introduction of the speaker (based on the meeting theme)
1)      He used to be a weather man

2)      He loves to eat and sleep

3)      His biggest achievement is celebrating his 89th birthday

Before I call CT Thomas to the stage, may I request the evaluator of the speech TM Ravi Baskaran to read the project objectives?


Speaker #5
TM Kartik Srinivasan
Project Details
Manual: Speaking to Inform
Project #:  10
Project Title:  An Abstract Concept
Speech Title:  Don’t Trust Me
Introduction of the speaker (based on the meeting theme)
1) Freelance trainer

2) He loves globe trotting

4)      His biggest achievement is producing his Son J

Before I call TM Kartik Srinivasan to the stage, may I request the evaluator of the speech TM Deepa Bharatkumar to read the project objectives?

         8.      Ask the timer if any of the speakers are disqualified due to time. Ask the audience to vote for the Best Prepared Speaker.

         9.      Introduce the Table Topics Master (based on the theme of the meeting):
    Introduction:
1) He is a software professional working for TCS
2) He loves to spend time in Facebook.
3) His biggest achievement is becoming the club level humorous speech contest winner

     Please join me in welcoming the Table Topics Master for today TM Pramodh G

        10.  Signal the Table Topics Master to end the session when the time limit is reached / exceeded.
        11.  Regain control from Table Topics Master.
        12.  Ask the timer if any of the speakers are disqualified due to time.  Announce eligibility. Ask the audience to     vote for the Best Table Topics Speaker
        13.  Invite the General Evaluator to conduct the evaluations segment
        14.  Regain control from General Evaluator.
        15.  Final remarks (try to end with a BANG). Not exceeding 1 minute.
This is indeed a special meeting. Was it remarkable? Rhetorical? Resonating?
We are so lucky to have 6 out of 10 DTMs from Tamilnadu (Nina, Aditya, Sastha, Oommen, Saro, & Kartik). Climbing Mt. Everest is difficult. But, if you have the Determination Toughness and Motivation, you can be a DTM too and reach the mountain top.
I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting and looking forward to the future meetings.
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