Table Topics Master – Description of Meeting Roles

This post lists recommendations for one role. For other roles, see the crossroads.

  • First pick members who don’t have any role at the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting highlight on agenda all members who are present and don’t have a role.If there are some guests, either ask them before the meeting if they want to give a TT speech or just ask during the TT Session if any of guests want to answer your TT ‘question/ topic’.
  • Ask clear and, if possible, simple questions and always say the question twice!
  • Shake hands with the TT Speaker before as well as after their speech.
  • After the last TT Speaker finishes their speech, ask all the TT Speakers to stand up as you read their names. Don’t write their names on the whiteboard – most of the members can’t see them anyway and as they see TT Speakers standing up, they better remember what they were speaking about.

Check in the CL (Competent Leadership) manual if this role fulfills any of the projects of the manual. If it does, don’t forget to bring your CL manual to the meeting and before the meeting ask someone to evaluate you in that role.