Toastmasters Table Topics Questions

Toastmasters Table Topics

Stumped? Can't think of a theme for your next Table Topics? The answer might be right under your nose. Why not do a Toastmasters Table Topics? Yes, that's right, a Table Topics themed about Toastmasters International!

This is a great idea for any Toastmasters club meeting because a common thread of everyone at the meeting is that you decided to become a Toastmaster, or you decided to attend as a guest. Something must have motivated you to come to a meeting, or better yet, impacted you to stay a member for many years. So why not share your experiences with the club. Toastmasters Table Topics may unveil motivations on why people look to improve their public speaking and leadership.

Toastmasters Table Topics Ideas:

  • When was the first time you heard of Toastmasters?
  • What motivated you to come to your first Toastmasters meeting?
  • What motivated you to come to tonight's meeting?
  • How has Toastmasters helped your career?
  • How has Toastmasters helped your personal, home or family life?
  • Give us a two-minute Icebreaker! Tell us about yourself.
  • How would you describe your public speaking acumen?
  • How would you describe your leadership acumen?



  • Are you a good leader?
  • Are you a good public speaker?
  • Who is your favorite public speaker?
  • Who is your favorite leader?
  • In your opinion, what is the most important quality in a public speaker?
  • In your opinion, what is the most important quality in a leader?
  • What is your favorite Toastmaster role?



  • What is your least favorite Toastmaster role?
  • What personal goals do you have in which Toastmasters is helping? Be specific.
  • Do you like the use of an ah-counter bell?
  • Do a speech on today's Word of the Day!
  • What is something you would change about our Toastmasters meeting?
  • If you could change the handshake with the Toastmaster, what would you do in its place?



  • Name someone famous, a celebrity, a politician, etc, that you think could benefit from membership inToastmasters International.
  • What's your favorite word?
  • Do you tend to speak too much or too little?
  • Do you have good grammar? Do you find bad grammar a nuisance or a huge problem?
  • Some say some ah's and um's make a speaker relatable. Are ah's and um's good or bad for a speech?



For longtime Toastmasters International members:

  • Why do you still come to Toastmasters after so many months/years?
  • What Toastmasters project was the most challenging?
  • What Toastmasters project was the most fun?
  • Have you competed in a contest? If so, tell us about your experience and takeaways.
  • What is something you have learned in Toastmasters that was unexpected?
  • Which other Toastmaster do you most admire?
  • What have you learned from your fellow Toastmasters members?
  • How do you formulate a speech?



  • What is the best advice regarding public speaking you have received?
  • What is the best advice regarding leadership you have received?
  • If you could do one speech over, why would you?
  • How much have you improved as a speaker since joining Toastmasters?
  • How much better a speaker can you be?
  • Tell us about a time where your Toastmasters skills have helped you in your job.
  • What skill do you find the most challenging in public speaking?

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