Meeting Formats

Our meetings alternate between two formats: Standing/Dinner and Sitting/Boardroom. 

The Standing/Dinner format helps us practice from a standing position, such as on stage or an after-dinner speech. The Sitting/Boardroom format simulates a more formal corporate environment.

The table below outlines the different protocols for each format.




Position of

Stands at front of room to speak, then sits at table.

Sits at front of room, then moves to side of table for speakers. Stands only to introduce speakers.


Applause is encouraged for all assigned roles and meeting participants.

No applause except for: 
- welcoming guests
- introducing speakers
- conclusion of speeches

Role Etiquette (speeches exempt)

 Standing for all roles.

Seated for all roles, except Speakers.

Table Topics Etiquette




Acceptable, but discouraged except in special situations.



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Meetings held every Tuesday 12:15-1:30 PM

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