Cover of A Toastmasters Wears Many Hats Pamphlet

If you are new to Toastmasters, or just want to review, Take a look at this resource, A Toastmaster Wears Many Hats. It describes the meeting roles and gives you guidelines on how to prepare for and execute them.

You can also find role descriptions on the Toastmasters International website.

Meeting Roles Toolkit

Click “Get Form” under your role to access a fillable spreadsheet for your records.


* Great first role!

The Timer is responsible for timing items in the meeting, and signaling at appropriate points.

One of the skills in speech training is expressing oneself within a specific time. The Timer helps those at the meeting practice this.

General Evaluator

Great for a skilled member

The General Evaluator leads the Speech Evaluators but is also an evaluator of everything that takes place throughout the meeting.


Great for a skilled member

Being Grammarian is an exercise in improving your listening skills.
You have two basic responsibilities:
1. to comment on the positive and negative uses of English during the meeting;
2. to introduce a new word and explain the correct use of it;

All of these are designed to help your fellow members improve their use of language.


* Great first role!

The main duty of the Ah Counter is to note words and sounds used as a ‘crutch’ or pause filler by anyone who speaks during the meeting.


Great for an Intermediate member

Being Quizmaster is an exercise in improving your listening and critical thinking skills.
You have two basic responsibilities:
1. to create a pool of questions about the speeches we heard;
2. to moderate a quiz session before the other reports;

This role is designed to improve your critical thinking and the active listening skills of all club members in a fun and supportive way.