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Meeting roles explained

Toastmaster of the Morning
Toastmaster of the Morning (TMOM) acts as a genial host and conducts the entire program, including introducing participants and managing time limits. It is a good practice for managing a meeting effectively as well as introducing speakers in a way that excites the audience and motivates them to listen.

Timer
Timer is responsible for keeping track of time for each segment of the meeting (table topics, prepared speeches and evaluation). This way the program participants will practice expressing their thoughts within a specific time.

Vote Counter
The vote counter collects ballots at each segment of the meeting, counts them and reports to the TMOE who was voted as the best speakers and evaluators.

Word of the Morning
This role taker introduces Word of the Morninga word that will help members increase their vocabulary.

Ah-Counter / Grammarian
The ah-counter counts the number of unnecessary “filler” words, such as ums and ahs, and reports the number before the meeting ends. The grammarian reports any grammatical errors or outstanding uses of words in English and Japanese.

News of the Week
This is a short speech session original to Tokyo Metropolitan TMC.The role taker picks up one news that caught his or her attention within the week, hopefully one with specific pros and cons. Then he or she presents the news summary and share his or her viewpoints.

Table Topics Master
The purpose of Table Topics is to give members the opportunity to speak on their feet. The Table Topics Master asks questions and picks someone participating in the program; the person called upon makes a short impromptu speech.

Prepared Speaker
The purpose of Table Topics is to give members the opportunity to speak on their feet. The Table Topics Master asks questions and picks someone participating in the program; the person called upon makes a short impromptu speech.

Evaluator
At every prepared speech, the speaker receives an evaluation. Each evaluator helps the prepared speaker become less self-conscious and become a better speaker by offering positive yet useful feedback.

General Evaluator
The General Evaluator evaluates individual evaluators as described above, and gives feedback to anything else that has taken place throughout the meeting.