Protocol

Addressing the audience at the beginning of a speech:

First, address the person who introduced you, for instance:

    Mr./Madam President
    Mr./Madam Toastmaster of the Day, or
    Mr./Madam Head Coach

Then, follow the organizational chart using names of people in the audience:

a. District Governor (if present)
b. Division Governor (if present)
c. Area Governor (if present)
d. Madam or Mr. President
e. Distinguished Toastmaster _____ (name of DTM) (if present)
f. Fellow Toastmasters
g. Honored Guests (or Welcome Guests)
h. Especially Toastmaster ________________ (when you are coaching)

Typical Examples of Protocol at Davie Toastmasters:

For Prepared Speeches:

Mr./Madam Toastmaster of the Day
Mr./Madam President
Distinguished Toastmaster _______ (name of DTM) (if present)
Fellow Toastmasters
Honored Guests (or Welcome Guests)

For Coaching:
(known in other clubs as Evaluating)

Mr./Madam Head Coach
Mr./Madam President
Distinguished Toastmaster _________ (name of DTM) (if present)
Fellow Toastmasters
Honored (or Welcome) Guests (if present)
And especially Toastmaster __________ (name of speaker)

For Table Topics:

Mr./Madam Table Topicsmaster
Mr./Madam President
Distinguished Toastmaster (name of DTM) (if present)
Fellow Toastmasters
Honored (or Welcome) Guests (if present)


(Thanks to our former Area Governor, Tennyson Tse, for the Protocol sequence information.)

 
 

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