Table Topics Master

General Guidelines and Responsibilities:

  • Choose a suitable table topics subject.

  • Briefly explain to the audience what you require of them

  • Choose a challenging subject which can fit in with the meeting theme.

  • Use your imagination but stay away from politics and religion

  • Use props if necessary

  • Choose members who haven’t had a major role if possible.

  • Ask guests if they would like to speak but don’t try and persuade them

  • Explain to the audience what you want them to do.

  • Give the Timer the time – usually two minutes.

  • Move the lectern away from the speaking area.

  • Resume your seat and leave the floor to the speaker

  • After each speaker has finished thank them but don’t do a mini evaluation.

  • After four speakers ask the Timer if there is time for more.

  • Hand back to the Toastmaster.