Guests are often surprised at the structure of a Toastmasters meeting and the adherence to a set agenda, protocol and etiquette. Here is a brief guide to help you understand the protocols, procedures and roles that are a part of every Toastmasters meeting. It will take several meetings to become familiar with the protocols followed, but with practice it becomes second nature. Don’t feel you must memorize everything, especially as a guest!
- Acknowledging the Chairperson
- Addressing Meeting Leaders
- Dress Code at BTC
- Lectern Etiquette
The complete Meeting Roles and Protocol Manual which fully explains all meeting roles, is available to club members as a pdf or epub file. Visit our members only section to download.