The Association of the UK School

of Professional Toastmasters

Banquets, Formal Dinners and Luncheons

Events where perhaps you'd most expect to see a Toastmaster. There are many touches he or she will add to every event and these include:

  • Receiving guests and directing them to the main reception
  • Receiving and directing VIPs to the President’s reception or equivalent
  • Announcing the meal and helping guests locate their places
  • Announcing and leading in procession the top table
  • Saying or announcing any prayers before the meal
  • Proposing or announcing the Loyal Toast
  • Announcing toasts and speeches
  • Assisting with presentations
  • Closing the formal proceedings and conducting out the Top Table

Of course, there's no limit to the ceremonial tasks a capable Toastmaster will undertake. And, when he or she is an expert, they will use the correct form of words at the most appropriate time.

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