As the grammarian your job is to listen for and highlight brilliant use of metaphor, grammatical eloquence from everyone in the meeting. You also listen for and highlight out grammatical mis-use, improper syntax as well as. You help encourage great use of the english language and help people identify where they could improve.
Your job as the Grammarian is simply to explain your role (state what’s written above) when the Toastmaster of the Meeting (MT) calls upon you to do so, and to give your report on what you noticed when the General Evaluator (GE) calls upon you do to do. The grammarian is also required to announce the word of the day and the number of times it was used.
Feel free to mention the names of the people who did a great job.
- When the MT introduces you as the Grammarian at the start of the meeting, stand and give the proper salutation “Master Toastmaster (or Toastmaster of the meeting), Members of the Executive, Very Welcome Guests and Fellow Toastmasters. As the Grammarian I have three tasks. The first is to listen for and highlight brilliant use of metaphor, grammatical eloquence, diction and vocabulary. The second is to listen for and highlight any grammatical mis-use, improper syntax and vocabulary etc. My third job is to keep track of the number of times the word of the day was used during the meeting. Today the word of the day is …. It means …. (give an example of proper usage). I will give my report on our performance in these three areas when the General Evaluator calls upon me to do so during the evaluation portion of the meeting.”
- When the GE calls you during the evaluation portion of the meeting stand and only address the GE (you already gave salutations to everyone else) and report on what you noticed as well as the number of times the word of the day was used.
- When finished end by saying “Mr (or Madame) General Evaluator” and sit down.
- At the end of the meeting take your Competent Leader manual to the GE to be filled out.
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