Online Presenters Meeting

Tuesday November 29, 2022 7:45 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

If you have a password, 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).

Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

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.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Theme and Word of the Day

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Open
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Open

For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches

Ah Counter:
Open
Grammarian:
Open
Watcher:
Open
Chat Monitor:
Open
Vote Counter:
Open
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Prospective Member Speeches

Topics Master:
Open
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
Open
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Timer’s Notes

  • Only Prepared Speeches with duration of more than four (4) minutes 30 seconds or less than seven (7) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Table Topics speeches with duration of more than one (1) minute or less than two (2) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Evaluation Speeches of more than one (1) minute 30 seconds or less than three (3) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.

Timing will begin with the contestant’s first definite verbal or nonverbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects, a staged act by another person, etc.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

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Videos: Andriy Smolenko, Angela Heath, Imtinan Mohsin – Monday November 22, 2021

Andriy Smolenko: 30 seconds, Project: Present a Proposal Monday November 22, 2021

Angela Heath: Don’t be offended … Monday November 22, 2021

Imtinan Mohsin: Project: Ice Breaker Monday November 22, 2021

Monday November 22, 2021

Video policy: Online Presenters routinely records the video of its meetings. As announced at the beginning of each week’s meeting, by participating in our club as a member or guest, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to use these video recordings in our educational and public relations programs.

Online Presenters Meeting

Tuesday November 22, 2022 7:45 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

If you have a password, 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).

Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

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.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Theme and Word of the Day

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Open
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Open

For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches

Ah Counter:
Open
Grammarian:
Open
Watcher:
Open
Chat Monitor:
Open
Vote Counter:
Open
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Prospective Member Speeches

Topics Master:
Open
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
Open
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Timer’s Notes

  • Only Prepared Speeches with duration of more than four (4) minutes 30 seconds or less than seven (7) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Table Topics speeches with duration of more than one (1) minute or less than two (2) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Evaluation Speeches of more than one (1) minute 30 seconds or less than three (3) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.

Timing will begin with the contestant’s first definite verbal or nonverbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects, a staged act by another person, etc.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

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Videos: Andrew Bern, Tricia Smith, David F. Carr – Monday November 15, 2021

Andrew Bern: Make the right choice, Project: Creating Effective Visual Aids Monday November 15, 2021

Tricia Smith: Good Communication requires a plan, Project: Develop a Communication Plan Monday November 15, 2021

David F. Carr: Why you should be afraid of public speaking, Project: Using Descriptive Language Monday November 15, 2021

Monday November 15, 2021

Video policy: Online Presenters routinely records the video of its meetings. As announced at the beginning of each week’s meeting, by participating in our club as a member or guest, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to use these video recordings in our educational and public relations programs.

Zoom Tip: Keep the Timer Visible to Everyone

Here is a tip for making sure all speakers will be able to see the Timer in a meeting or contest conducted on Zoom. This is an action that must be taken by the meeting Host (not a Co-host) that benefits all participants.

Placing the Timer in the upper right hand corner, using Follow Host’s Video Order

In Zoom Toastmasters meetings, the person playing the role of Timer typically shows green, yellow, and red signals background images as “timing lights” to let speakers know when they are running out of time. This use of the Zoom virtual background feature fairly well, except when the speaker loses track of the timer — which can be easy to do because of the way Zoom automatically reorders thumbnail video images according to some weird AI logic. People often get flustered when they get called for Table Topics and realize they can’t see the Timer.

I used to tell individual participants to go into gallery view, then drag-and-drop the image of the Timer into the upper right hand corner of the screen. This keeps the Timer visible in the same position in Gallery view throughout the meeting. Also, in full screen view, or when the speaker shares their screen, the Timer will still be at the beginning of the smaller film strip view that Zoom shows of other participants.

This self-service method works, but it puts the burden on each member (or guest) to rearrange their screen.

Instead, the Host can rearrange the video order for everyone by dragging and dropping the Timer into the upper left corner, and then selecting the Follow Host’s Video Order option on the View menu. That’s the same menu in the upper right corner of the screen that you use to toggle between Speaker view and Gallery view. However, the Follow Host’s Video Order option is only displayed to the Host.

This method sets everyone’s gallery view order to match the the Host’s choices. The Timer will stay locked in the upper right hand corner, and any people who join after the order was set will go to the end of the list. About the only thing that will mess this up is if the Timer gets disconnected and has to rejoin the meeting.

Caveat: You should turn this on before using other Zoom features that dictate the audience’s view, like Spotlight, because the Follow Host menu option is not visible when that’s active. (Thanks to Steve Crews for pointing that out in a discussion on TI Official Members group).

Although I’d heard something like this was possible, it took me a while to figure out how to do it because I often join meetings as a Co-host. For the most part, Co-hosts can perform all the same actions as Hosts, but this feature turns out to be one of the few exceptions.

Setting the video order is a small thing we can do to make participating in a Toastmasters meeting easier on everyone.

Online Presenters Meeting

Tuesday November 8, 2022 7:45 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

If you have a password, 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).

Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

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.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Theme and Word of the Day

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Open
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Open

For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches

Ah Counter:
Open
Grammarian:
Open
Watcher:
Open
Chat Monitor:
Open
Vote Counter:
Open
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Prospective Member Speeches

Topics Master:
Open
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
Open
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Timer’s Notes

  • Only Prepared Speeches with duration of more than four (4) minutes 30 seconds or less than seven (7) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Table Topics speeches with duration of more than one (1) minute or less than two (2) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Evaluation Speeches of more than one (1) minute 30 seconds or less than three (3) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.

Timing will begin with the contestant’s first definite verbal or nonverbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects, a staged act by another person, etc.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

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Videos: Lieceng Zhu, Andriy Smolenko, Angela Heath – Monday November 1, 2021

Lieceng Zhu: Project: Ice Breaker 2021-11-01 19:45:00

Andriy Smolenko: Project: Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring 2021-11-01 19:45:00

Angela Heath: Project: Deliver Social Speeches – First Speech 2021-11-01 19:45:00

Monday November 1, 2021

Video policy: Online Presenters routinely records the video of its meetings. As announced at the beginning of each week’s meeting, by participating in our club as a member or guest, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to use these video recordings in our educational and public relations programs.

Online Presenters Meeting

Monday October 31, 2022 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT
 

If you have a password, 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).

Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

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.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Theme and Word of the Day

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Open
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Open

For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches

Ah Counter:
Open
Grammarian:
Open
Watcher:
Open
Chat Monitor:
Open
Vote Counter:
Open
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Prospective Member Speeches

Topics Master:
Open
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
Open
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Timer’s Notes

  • Only Prepared Speeches with duration of more than four (4) minutes 30 seconds or less than seven (7) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Table Topics speeches with duration of more than one (1) minute or less than two (2) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Evaluation Speeches of more than one (1) minute 30 seconds or less than three (3) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.

Timing will begin with the contestant’s first definite verbal or nonverbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects, a staged act by another person, etc.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

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Online Presenters Meeting

Monday October 24, 2022 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT
 

If you have a password, 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).

Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

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.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Theme and Word of the Day

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Open
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Open

For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches

Ah Counter:
Open
Grammarian:
Open
Watcher:
Open
Chat Monitor:
Open
Vote Counter:
Open
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Prospective Member Speeches

Topics Master:
Open
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
Open
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Timer’s Notes

  • Only Prepared Speeches with duration of more than four (4) minutes 30 seconds or less than seven (7) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Table Topics speeches with duration of more than one (1) minute or less than two (2) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Evaluation Speeches of more than one (1) minute 30 seconds or less than three (3) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.

Timing will begin with the contestant’s first definite verbal or nonverbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects, a staged act by another person, etc.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

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Online Presenters Meeting

Monday October 17, 2022 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT
 

If you have a password, 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).

Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

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.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Theme and Word of the Day

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Open
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Open

For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches

Ah Counter:
Open
Grammarian:
Open
Watcher:
Open
Chat Monitor:
Open
Vote Counter:
Open
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

Prospective Member Speeches

Topics Master:
Open
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator:
Open
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

Timer’s Notes

  • Only Prepared Speeches with duration of more than four (4) minutes 30 seconds or less than seven (7) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Table Topics speeches with duration of more than one (1) minute or less than two (2) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Evaluation Speeches of more than one (1) minute 30 seconds or less than three (3) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.

Timing will begin with the contestant’s first definite verbal or nonverbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects, a staged act by another person, etc.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP Now!

Event Types: