Table Topics helps develop your ability to organise your thoughts quickly and respond to impromptu questions or topics. The Table Topics section of the meeting comes after the introduction of the officers and before the prepared speeches. The Toastmaster of the meeting introduces the Topicsmaster, who gives a brief description of the purpose of Table Topics.

The Topicsmaster states the question or topic briefly and then calls on a member or guest at random to respond. Each Table Topics speaker receives a different topic or question.

When chosen as a Table Topics speaker, you should move to the lectern to give your response. As the initial speaker you will have up to two minutes to speak. Aa an add-on speaker you have up to one minute.