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Monday February 1, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
 

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).

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

Theme: African Heritage & Health Word of the Day: audacious

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Sara Gao, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Graham Cairns, DTM

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

Ah Counter:
Antoinette Trim, PM4
Grammarian:
Lieceng Zhu, CC
Watcher:
Ginette François
Chat Monitor:
Mahfuzur Rahman, PM1
Vote Counter:
Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
Speaker:
Pamela Benjamin, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Calvin Dorsey
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Andriy Smolenko, CC
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Andrew Bern, DTM
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

Topics Master:
Sarra Idehen, EC5, MS3
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

Prospective Member Speeches

General Evaluator:
Emily Thompson, EH5
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator:
Angela Heath, ATMB
Evaluator:
Roger Fung, DTM

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 pastMon, 01 Feb 2021 21:15:00 -0500:Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:09:12 -0500

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on August 1, 2020

Monday February 8, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
 

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).

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

Love

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Ginette François
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Elaine Nieberding, VC1

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

Ah Counter:
Louis Brown, DTM
Grammarian:
Angela Heath, ATMB
Watcher:
Lieceng Zhu, CC
Chat Monitor:
Sarra Idehen, EC5, MS3
Vote Counter:
Viviana Widjaja, EC1, ACS
Speaker:
David F. Carr, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Calvin Dorsey
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Elizanne Warren-Russell
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

Topics Master:
Marianne Grady, CC, ALB
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

Prospective Member Speeches

General Evaluator:
Graham Cairns, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Evaluator:
Patricia O’Reilly, DTM
Evaluator:
Tricia Smith

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 pastMon, 08 Feb 2021 21:15:00 -0500:Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:09:12 -0500

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on August 8, 2020

Monday February 15, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
 

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).

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

WOD – Accomplish, Accomplishment THEME – Getting Things Done

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Marianne Grady, CC, ALB
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
David F. Carr, DTM

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

Vote Counter:
Elaine Nieberding, VC1
Speaker:
Elizanne Warren-Russell
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Tricia Smith
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Lieceng Zhu, CC
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Assyl Boizhanova, DTM
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:
Angela Heath, ATMB
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

General Evaluator:
Donna Knight
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Graham Cairns, DTM
Evaluator:
Richard Durling, DTM
Evaluator:
Ginette François
Evaluator:
Andriy Smolenko, CC
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Patricia O’Reilly, DTM

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 pastMon, 15 Feb 2021 21:15:00 -0500:Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:09:12 -0500

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on February 12, 2021

Monday February 22, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
 

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).

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 panel discussion will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

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

Speaker:
Lukas Calafell, IP4, SR2
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
David F. Carr, DTM

Please check with the Panel Moderator for which moments they require timing lights during the panel discussion.

Chat Monitor:
Donna Knight

The Chat Monitor will manage member/guest questions for the Q&A.

Panelist:
Sandi Huffman Hansen, DTM (guest)
Panelist:
Graham Cairns, DTM
Panelist:
CeCe Espeut, DTM (guest)
Panelist:
Brian David Crawford, DTM

Topics Master:
Andrew Bern, DTM
General Evaluator:
Marianne Grady, CC, ALB

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

RSVP deadline is pastMon, 22 Feb 2021 21:15:00 -0500:Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:09:12 -0500

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on February 22, 2021

Saturday February 27, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:40 AM EST
 

Fursey Gotuaco‘s interactive workshop (replay below) was one of the highlights at the inagural VTM CON virtual conference this past December 5th.

His style was so engaging – we’ve invited him back to Online Presenters for Saturday, February 27th, 10 am Eastern for you to have a dynamic learning experience. The online meeting room will open at 9:30 for an informal meet-and-greet.

You’ll learn and practice tips to make your storytelling more vibrant, authentic and engaging in this 1.5 hour workshop.

RSVP your intention to participate in the form below. Online Presenters members – skip the Toastmaster history section. Simply say “OP Member” in the notes area.

To get the most out of this interactive coaching session by Fursey — bring a one to two minute story you’d love to be impactful and memorable.

See you there!

VTM CON 2020 Interactive Workshop with Fursey Gotuaco – DEC 5, 2020.

Event date is past

Posted by Krishn on February 24, 2021

Monday March 1, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
 

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).

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

World Compliment Day. Word of the Day is INTELLIGENT.

Member Inductions Ceremony

Kim Leaming

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:
Tricia Smith
Chat Monitor:
Graham Cairns, DTM
Vote Counter:
Lieceng Zhu, CC
Speaker:
Carl Walsh, VC2
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Mary Dilling, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Michael Alexander, DTM
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

Topics Master:
Pamela Benjamin, 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

Prospective Member Speeches

Kim Leaming

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

Posted by David F. Carr on August 29, 2020

Monday March 8, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
 

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).

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:
Patricia O’Reilly, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Andriy Smolenko, CC
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Graham Cairns, DTM
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

Topics Master:
Tricia Smith
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

Prospective Member Speeches

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:

Posted by David F. Carr on September 8, 2020

Monday March 15, 2021 7:15 PM 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).

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:
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:
Open
Watcher:
Open
Chat Monitor:
Open
Vote Counter:
Open
Speaker:
Andriy Smolenko, CC
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Tricia Smith
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Pamela Benjamin, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Roxanne Hosein, VC1
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

Topics Master:
Marianne Grady, CC, ALB
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

Prospective Member Speeches

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:

Posted by David F. Carr on September 15, 2020

Monday March 22, 2021 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
 

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:
Open
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Chief Judge:
Open
Timer:
Open
a) The green signal will be displayed at five (5) minutes and remain displayed fornone (1) minute.nb) The yellow signal will be displayed at six (6) minutes and remain displayed fornone (1) minute.nc) The red signal will be displayed at seven (7) minutes and will remain on until thenconclusion of the speech.
Timer:
Open
a) The green signal will be displayed at five (5) minutes and remain displayed fornone (1) minute.nb) The yellow signal will be displayed at six (6) minutes and remain displayed fornone (1) minute.nc) The red signal will be displayed at seven (7) minutes and will remain on until thenconclusion of the speech.
Ballot Counter:
Open
Ballot Counter:
Open
Speaker:
Open
Speaker:
Elizanne Warren-Russell
Speaker:
Open
Speaker:
Open
Speaker:
Open
Speaker:
Open
Backup Speaker:
Open

RSVP Now!

Event Types:

Posted by David F. Carr on February 23, 2021

Monday March 29, 2021 7:15 PM 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).

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

Membership Open House

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Sarra Idehen, EC5, MS3
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:
To Be Announced
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Lieceng Zhu, CC
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
To Be Announced
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
To Be Announced
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

Topics Master:
Louis Brown, 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

Prospective Member Speeches

General Evaluator:
Andrew Bern, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
To Be Announced
Evaluator:
To Be Announced
Evaluator:
To Be Announced

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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Posted by David F. Carr on February 23, 2021