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Chairman 1

Purpose   Tick  You are the MC (master of ceremonies) for the first part of the meeting. You introduce each speaker, up to and including the Table Topics Master. This includes Welcome to Guests, Toast, Read or Recite, and other minor assignments in this section.  
Before the meeting begins   Tick  Find out what each of your speakers is going to be talking about.  
Tick Suggest to speakers that they move to the front of the room before you introduce them. This will improve the flow of your section of the meeting.
What to do during your assignment   Tick  The President will introduce you. 
Tick  You stand, acknowledge the President, and give a brief (1-2 minute) talk on the theme. 
Tick  Introduce each speaker, giving the title of their talk, eg "Next we have Michael Said with his inspirational entitled 'On the shoulders of Giants' ". 
Tick Lead the applause and sit down once the speaker has reached the lectern.
Tick  When introducing a toast, remind everyone to have something in their glasses.  
Tick  When each speaker finishes, thank them, but avoid commenting too much on their content or their performance. That's the job of the General Evaluator. 
Tick  When you have thanked the last speaker in this section, (usually the Table Topics Master), you hand back to the President.  
  That is the end of your assignment. You will be evaluated by the General Evaluator 
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