The Online Presenters Toastmasters Club caters to those who give online presentations professionally, or aspire to do so, whether that means public webcasts and live video or internal company video conferences and screen sharing sessions. We welcome experienced Toastmasters with an interest in learning those skills, as well as future Toastmasters with relevant experience (how to join).

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Monday September 24, 2018 7:30 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT

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A moment for applause!

In this online club, the medium really is the message (or at least a big part of it). Online Toastmasters clubs are a new phenomenon, and other clubs are using the medium to make the Toastmasters experience available to people who can’t attend location-based reasons for reasons related to timing, geography, or a disability. We recognize the value of that approach, but this club will be dedicated to understanding how the online medium is different and how we can communicate effectively with technology in between us and  our audience.

Questions? Write to op-query@toastmost.org

See founding President David Carr’s article on Forbes.com, Improving Skills for Webinars, Online Meetings.

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Monday September 24, 2018 7:30 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

The formal meeting starts on the hour. Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions and an

Contest Master:
Carol Prahinski, DTM
Welcomes the contestants and audience. Introduces the Chief Judge
Chief Judge:
David F. Carr, DTM
Explains the rules
Roger Fung, SR5
Ballot Counter:
Angela Smucker
Chat Monitor:
Dagmara Sitek
Assists the contestants with monitoring questions received via Q&A. Alerts the contest master and chief judge to any issues reported via chat.

Contest Speech Format: Speakers will be allowed 6-8 minutes. It is up to the speaker to decide how much of that time to spend responding to audience questions, but they will get points for audience engagement. Time spent on Q&A is included within the 6-8 minute time limit.

Contestants who speak for less than 5 minutes, 30 seconds, or more than 8 minutes, 30 seconds, will be disqualified. The Timer should interrupt any speaker who goes past 9 minutes to keep the event as a whole on time.

Sunny Fridge, ACS, ALB
Norman Dowe, PM1, ACG, ALB
Ryan Demchuk
Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Ben A. Ratje, ACB
Backup Speaker:
Jim Key, 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking, will be our celebrity guest judge.

We ask our guest judge for general feedback on the quality of the webinar presentations and the contest as a whole (5-7 minutes).

President or presiding officer wraps up the meeting and asks for volunteers to fill open roles at the next meeting. Be sure to finish by 9 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

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