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Monday January 8, 2024 7:45 PM EST to 8:45 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.

Meeting Theme

Seasons of Change

Word of the Day

Whimsy – behaviour or attitudes that are unusual, playful, and unpredictable rather than having serious reasons or purposes behind them. 

“It was a sudden burst of whimsy to fly to Bali – and the joy it brought his partner was obvious on her face.”

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day Graham Cairns, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Tip of the Day Open
3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
Timer Jim Barber

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

Ah Counter Andriy Smolenko
Grammarian Kim Leaming
Watcher Andrew Bern, DTM
Chat Monitor Angela Heath
Vote Counter David F. Carr, DTM
Speaker 1 Open
Speaker 2 Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
Speaker 3 Open
Backup Speaker 1 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 Sunny Fridge, DTM
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 Marianne Grady
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator 2 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
Evaluator 3 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 deadline is past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on December 18, 2023

    Monday January 15, 2024 7:45 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
     

    The webinar contest is an unofficial Toastmasters contest format that celebrates excellence in online presentations — speeches specifically crafted to be delivered online. This edition of the contest will feature 6 speakers, including both members of Online Presenters and contestants from other clubs (the deadline to enter is now past).

    All the judges will be drawn from outside of the club, with the exception of the Chief Judge (who does not vote on the winners).

    General Meeting Info

    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.

    Contest Master Graham Cairns, DTM
    Delivers opening remarks
    Chief Judge David F. Carr, DTM
    Explains the rules. Asks the timers to demonstrate the timing lights.
    Timer 1 Andrew Bern, DTM
    Timer 2 Open
    Chat Monitor Jim Barber
    Ballot Counter Marianne Grady
    Webinar Contest Speaker 1 Andriy Smolenko
    Webinar Contest Speaker 2 Jessica Breitenfeld (guest)
    Webinar Contest Speaker 3 Mansur Hasib (guest)
    Webinar Contest Speaker 4 Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Webinar Contest Speaker 5 Gregory Bundschoks
    Webinar Contest Speaker 6 Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

    RSVP deadline is past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on January 13, 2024

    Monday January 22, 2024 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.

    Meeting Theme

    World as a Stage

    Speak confidently as the world as a stage and all men and women are players.

     

    Word of the Day

    Extemporize

     

    Meaning: Speak, perform, or produce without preparation

    Usage 1: He can extemporize on any of a number of subjects.

    Usage 2: If you extemporize you can get much closer to your audience. 

    Other forms: extempore, extemporaneous, extemporized, extemporizing 

     

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day Open
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Carolina Ramírez

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

    Ah Counter Open
    Grammarian Kim Leaming
    Watcher Jim Barber
    Chat Monitor Carolina Ramírez
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Speaker 2 Andrew Bern, DTM
    Speaker 3 Open
    Backup Speaker 1 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 David F. Carr, DTM
    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 Gregory Bundschoks
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Elena (guest)
    Evaluator 2 Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Evaluator 3 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 deadline is past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on January 21, 2024

    Monday January 29, 2024 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.

    Meeting Theme

    Contribution

    Word of the Day

    grit (as a personality trait, noun): firmness of mind or spirit : unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Gregory Bundschoks
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day David F. Carr, DTM
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Sarra Idehen, DTM

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

    Ah Counter Open
    Grammarian Open
    Watcher Kim Leaming
    Chat Monitor David F. Carr, DTM
    Vote Counter David F. Carr, DTM
    Speaker 1 Andrew Bern, DTM
    Speaker 2 Elena (guest)
    Speaker 3 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Backup Speaker 1 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 Carolina Ramírez
    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 Graham Cairns, DTM
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Jim Barber
    Evaluator 2 Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Evaluator 3 Andriy Smolenko

    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 deadline is past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on January 29, 2024

    Monday February 5, 2024 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.

    New Beginnings

    “The beginning is always today.”

    Jettisoning

    • discard
    • dismiss
    • reject
    • scrap
    • throw away
    • throw out

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Carolina Ramírez
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day Open
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Sarra Idehen, DTM

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

    Ah Counter Open
    Grammarian Marianne Grady
    Watcher Andrew Bern, DTM
    Chat Monitor Open
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 David F. Carr, DTM
    Speaker 2 Gregory Bundschoks
    Speaker 3 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Backup Speaker 1 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 Andriy Smolenko
    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 Jim Barber
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Evaluator 2 Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Evaluator 3 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 deadline is past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on February 5, 2024

    Monday February 12, 2024 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.

    Valentines Day

    Let’s feel the love for Online Presenters! Wear red, use a festiveg background and don’t forget to smile!

    Infatuation

    in·fat·u·a·tion
    [inˌfaCHəˈwāSHən]

     
    NOUN
    1. an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something:
      “he had developed an infatuation with the girl” · “the thrill of infatuation”

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Marianne Grady
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day Open
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Joni-Renee Laidlaw

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

    Ah Counter Open
    Grammarian David F. Carr, DTM
    Watcher Angela Heath
    Chat Monitor Andrew Bern, DTM
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    Speaker 2 Vaidehi Chitnis (guest)
    Speaker 3 Open
    Backup Speaker 1 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 Sunny Fridge, DTM
    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 Carolina Ramírez
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 David F. Carr, DTM
    Evaluator 2 Jim Barber
    Evaluator 3 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 deadline is past

    Event Types:

    Posted by backupadmin on February 5, 2024

    Monday February 19, 2024 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.

    Meeting Theme

    Forgiveness

    Word of the Day

    “Wipe the slate clean”

    Meaning: to forget all the things that have happened or been done and start doing something again : to start again from the very beginning

     

    An example: She wishes she could wipe the slate clean and start over in a different career.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Andriy Smolenko
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day David F. Carr, DTM
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Open

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

    Ah Counter Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Grammarian Open
    Watcher Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Chat Monitor Open
    Vote Counter Open
    Speaker 1 Andrew Bern, DTM
    Speaker 2 Ruth-Ellen Danquah
    Speaker 3 Jaison Wilson (guest)
    Backup Speaker 1 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 Carolina Ramírez
    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 Graham Cairns, DTM
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 David F. Carr, DTM
    Evaluator 2 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Evaluator 3 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 deadline is past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on February 19, 2024

    Monday February 26, 2024 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.

    Meeting Theme

    CHOCOLATE

    Word of the Day

    CONFECTION:
    Noun.
    1.  A sweet preparation of fruit or the like, as a preserve or candy.

    2.  The process of compounding, preparing, or making something.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day:
    Kim Leaming
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day:
    Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer:
    David F. Carr, DTM

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

    Ah Counter:
    Open
    Grammarian:
    Carolina Ramírez
    Watcher:
    Open
    Chat Monitor:
    Open
    Vote Counter:
    Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker:
    Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
    Speaker:
    Jim Barber
    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

    Karry Kong will present her Prospective Member Speech

    Topics Master:
    Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    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:
    Sunny Fridge, DTM
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator:
    Ruth-Ellen Danquah
    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

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on February 13, 2024

    Monday March 4, 2024 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.

    Meeting Theme

    Word of the Day

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day:
    David F. Carr, DTM
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day:
    Open
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer:
    Kirthikka Devi Venkataram

    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:
    Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    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:
    Marianne Grady
    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.

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    Monday March 11, 2024 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT
     

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    Meeting Theme

    Word of the Day

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day:
    Open
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day:
    Open
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    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:
    Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    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.

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    Event Types:

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