TIMING: Refer to C & L Manual
As a speaker you should help to prepare a worthy introduction for yourself.
Work with the Toastmaster to ensure he receives the background for your presentation (objectives, why you are speaking about the chosen topic).
If there is a special reason you are presenting the speech (eg. it is relevant to your work, sporting interests) tell the Toastmaster so he can include in the introduction. Contact your evaluator before the meeting and talk about the manual speech you are giving.
Discuss the objectives of the assignment and if you would like the evaluator to pay particular attention to any area of your presentation.
Remember to bring your manual to the meeting so a written evaluation can be given.
Additional hints can be found in your C & L manual.