Imagine being able to stand on your feet without prior preparation and speak without looking like a complete idiot on any topic - possibly even on something you know nothing about.
At Toastmasters each meeting has a session called Table Topics where a table topics master provides a subject to each person in turn and invites them to speak for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
Table Topics is often seen by some as merely an interesting sideline of the Toastmasters meeting. In reality, success in Table Topics can translate to more confidence at work and in social situations. There are strategies for avoiding “dry mouth” and “blank brain” when called on for Table Topics – or when faced with unsettling questions from a boss, a significant other, or even a Tax auditor!
Each member gets rostered to be the table topics master, and the choice of subjects can be virtually anything.