It’s great giving speeches at Toastmasters. You have the support of members performing meeting roles like the Timekeeper and Evaluator. and more! They like to give speeches too and they need people to do these roles when it is their turn to give a speech.
The Ten Promises of Toastmasters encourages us to perform roles in the meetings. You can volunteer through EasySpeak which helps meeting planners organise the meeting. Meeting roles tend to fall into two groups: 1. Feedback roles involving listening and giving evaluations and 2. Administrative roles which keep the meeting functioning. Below are plain English explanations with links to Toastmasters International if you need further help.
Try to build up your roles. Start with the easy ones like Sergeant at Arms and Timekeeper, then build up to Ah Counter and Grammarian, next do an Evaluator role and then aim to be Toastmaster. Don’t worry about any of these. Speak to an experienced member beforehand. If you are in the middle of the role on the night and hit an issue – ask the Toastmaster at a suitable moment.