As a twist on how things are normally carried out, have each Table Topics speaker come up and tell an amazing story about themselves. The twist, however, is that when it comes to voting, the other members then vote for each speaker by deciding if they told the truth or not with a show of hands. The Table Topics speaker, who fooled the most people either way, wins the Table Topics segment.
This Table Topics idea is great because as Toastmasters, we have to be able to speak on any topic, and be especially familiar with current affairs. So select a current affair from the news and have each Table Topics speaker discuss the topic.
Write down several professions on pieces of paper, then have your Table Topics speakers come up and explain why the job on the paper in front of them is the best job in the world (or the worst!)
If you have children, a good Table Topics idea is to collect several unique-looking pictures that your children have drawn, and ask your Table Topics speakers to discuss the significance and meaning of those pictures.
Everyone will receive an award at some point of time or another, and it would make good practice to try giving a speech for receiving that award. However, you can make it funny by creating a list of different accomplishments such as â€œFastest donut eaterâ€, â€œBest Powerpoint slide creatorâ€, â€œBest childrenâ€™s toy makerâ€, etc. Print these out on small pieces of paper, and have Toastmasters come up to â€œacceptâ€ these awards.
The whole idea of Table Topics is to get practice, and sometimes you are required to give a closing speech, so let your Toastmasters practice giving one! As the Table Topics Master, ask Table Topics participants to give the closing of a speech that you determine.
Surely everyone has their own favourite food â€“ so make a Table Topic session out of it! Try have table topics such as â€œMost memorable mealâ€, â€œLeast favourite foodâ€, â€œFavorite foodâ€ , â€œWorst mealâ€, â€œStrangest place ever eatenâ€, â€œStrangest food ever eatenâ€.