Dear Table Topics Speaker,

the following guidelines will help you prepare for your role:

You will answer the question during the Table Topics session.

The purpose of this role is to practise impromptu speaking, in other words – ‘think and speak on your feet’ (without preparation).

You might be asked a TT question, so:

PRIOR TO THE MEETING

You could

  • check the theme of the meeting so that you can prepare some ideas beforehand,
  • study the TT template.

DURING THE MEETING

You should

  • be ready to answer the Table Topics question when called by the TT Master,
  • remember about the time limits,
  • greet the audience,
  • try to remember that your answer is like a short speech,
  • try to use the ‘Word of the Day’ if it has been announced,
  • remember you do not have to tell the truth.