A staple auxiliary for the man who must preside on the podium indicates the duties of the toastmaster, suggests the handling of speakers- hecklers or guests, outlines a typical banquet program, but for the most part equips him with a variety of welcomes, salvos, toasts, speech brighteners, anecdotes, etc. for every and any special occasion. If each of these is not ""essentially a sparkling and polished gem"" -- (""The turkey is luckier than we are. It isn't stuffed with chestnuts until it is dead."" -- old chestnuts?), still- there are probably many people who will find this thesaurus of remarks, rejoinders and jokes serviceable, for the type of community function, fraternal or business group Mr. Friedman has in mind.