Table Topics Speaker

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.

  • 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.

  

Table Topics Resources

Think Fast Table Topics Handbook

This booklet features six easy-to-remember outlines you can follow. 

A Toastmaster Wears Many Hats

An essential booklet for anyone working toward a Competent Leader award or fulfilling a club meeting role.

Competent Communication

The 10 speech projects in this manual will help you develop your speaking skills one step at a time.

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