Schedule your speech well in advance. To do this, go to EasySpeak and click Request a Speech (under My Participation in the menu on the left side). Fill in whatever details you can, including your preferred dates.
The VPE checks the requested speeches often.
Prepare for your speech by reading the assignment carefully and following the instructions in your manual. Remember: Planning and rehearsing your speech pays off!
Tip: Our meeting room has a projector that you can use. Instructions.
Before the meeting, give your manual to your assigned evaluator and let her know if there is anything special that you would like her to provide feedback on or be aware of.
When it is time for your speech, wait for your introduction and then proceed to the front. Shake the hand of the Toastmaster of the Evening before and after your speech.
Another tip: Did you know that you can get credit for speeches presented to non-Toastmasters audiences? Here’s how.