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Monday March 6, 2023 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

Meeting Theme

The March of Progress

Word of the Day

Betterment (noun) The act or process of improving; an improvement that goes beyond mere repair

Member Inductions Ceremony

Evie Hartman Member Induction Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day Evie Hartman
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Tip of the Day Open
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 Carolina Ramírez
Grammarian Open
Watcher Open
Chat Monitor David F. Carr, DTM
Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
Speaker 1 Antoinette Trim
Speaker 2 Andriy Smolenko
Speaker 3 Prapairat (Petra) Choradol
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 Calvin Dorsey, 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 Sarra Idehen, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Sunny Fridge, DTM
Evaluator 2 Jim Barber
Evaluator 3 Andrew Bern, 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 past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on March 2, 2023

    Monday March 13, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 9:15 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

    Meeting Theme

    Entrepreneurship

    Word of the Day

    Strive (verb) to exert oneself vigorously — try really hard.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Carolina Ramírez
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.

    Tip of the Day Guest Speaker on Mobeus Airglass

    Timer Sunny Fridge, 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 Sarra Idehen, DTM
    Speaker 1 Graham Cairns, DTM
    Speaker 2 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 Evie Hartman
    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 Mike Woodall, DTM
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Jim Barber
    Evaluator 2 David F. Carr, 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 past

    Posted by David F. Carr on March 13, 2023

    Monday March 20, 2023 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

    Meeting Theme

    Pride

    Word of the Day

    braggadocio (noun) empty boasting

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Mike Woodall, DTM
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day Open
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Toru Maruyama, DTM

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

    Ah Counter Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Grammarian Sarra Idehen, DTM
    Watcher David F. Carr, DTM
    Chat Monitor Donna Knight
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Andriy Smolenko
    Speaker 2 Graham Cairns, 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 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 Evie Hartman
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Sean Forrester, DTM (guest)
    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 David F. Carr on March 19, 2023

    Monday March 27, 2023 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

    Meeting Theme

    Experimentation!

    Word of the Day

    Metamorphosis [ met-uh-mawr-fuh-sis ]

    Part of Speech: Noun

    Meaning: any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.

    In a Sentence: The incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) into communication represents a metamorphosis, broadening our horizons and offering new insights and perspectives.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Timer Sunny Fridge, DTM

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

    Ah Counter Louis Brown, DTM
    Grammarian Open
    Watcher Open
    Chat Monitor Open
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Tricia Smith
    Speaker 2 Kim Leaming
    Speaker 3 Andrew Bern, DTM
    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 Graham Cairns, 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 Jim Barber
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Andriy Smolenko
    Evaluator 2 Evie Hartman
    Evaluator 3 Mike Woodall, 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 past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on March 26, 2023

    Monday April 3, 2023 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

    Meeting Theme

    April Fools

    Word of the Day

    Bamboozle
    Transitive Verb
     
    1. To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
    2. To confuse; bewilder.
    3. To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to hoax; to mystify; to humbug.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Kim Leaming
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day Andrew Bern, DTM
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Evie Hartman

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

    Ah Counter Louis Brown, DTM
    Grammarian Graham Cairns, DTM
    Watcher Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Chat Monitor Sarra Idehen, DTM
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Toru Maruyama, DTM
    Speaker 2 Marianne Grady
    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 Andrew Bern, 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 Carl Walsh
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Jim Barber
    Evaluator 2 David F. Carr, 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 March 31, 2023

    Monday April 10, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 9:15 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

    Meeting Theme

    Our meeting theme is “hats off to success” and all members are encouraged to show off their favorite headgear (hat, cap, bowler, sombrero, beanie, bonnet…).

    Word of the Day

    Since we are celebrating HAT DAY, the word of the day is “pinnacle”! It’s a noun indicating the most successful point; the culmination, as in “he had reached the pinnacle of his career”.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Jim Barber
    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 Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Grammarian Open
    Watcher Open
    Chat Monitor Carolina Ramírez
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Graham Cairns, DTM
    Speaker 2 Open
    Speaker 3 Kim Leaming
    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 Andrew Bern, 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 Open
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Open
    Evaluator 2 David F. Carr, DTM
    Evaluator 3 Evie Hartman

    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

    Posted by David F. Carr on April 9, 2023

    Monday April 17, 2023 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

    Meeting Theme

    April showers 

    Word of the Day

    verdant (adj) green with vegetation. lush and growing

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Evie Hartman
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day Sunny Fridge, DTM
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Andrew Bern, DTM

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

    Ah Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Grammarian Andriy Smolenko
    Watcher Open
    Chat Monitor Open
    Vote Counter Graham Cairns, DTM
    Speaker 1 David F. Carr, DTM
    Speaker 2 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    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 Marianne Grady
    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 Toru Maruyama, 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 April 12, 2023

    Monday April 24, 2023 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

    Avatar

    Today at Online Presenters the Avatars will be in charge. Come represent with your Avatar.

    Word of the Day Animate

    verb
    /ˈanɪmeɪt/
    1. 1.
      bring to life.
      “Prometheus stole fire from heaven to animate his clay men”
       
    2. 2.
      give (a film or character) the appearance of movement using animation techniques.
      “much-loved characters have been animated in this Franco-Canadian co-production”
    OR
     
    adjective
    /ˈanɪmət/
    1. alive or having life.
      “gods in a wide variety of forms, both animate and inanimate”

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day Andrew Bern, DTM
    3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
    Timer Louis Brown, DTM

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

    Ah Counter Antoinette Trim
    Grammarian Andriy Smolenko
    Watcher Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Chat Monitor Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Vote Counter Graham Cairns, DTM
    Speaker 1 Andriy Smolenko
    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 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 Jim Barber
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Evie Hartman
    Evaluator 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
    Evaluator 3 Open
    Evaluator 4 Kim Leaming
    Evaluator # 4 will evaluate Joni as Toastmaster of the Day

    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 May 1, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT
     

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

    Meeting Theme

    Mother, May I? – when to ask for permission. When to ask for forgiveness.

    Word of the Day

    Initiative (noun) readiness to take action.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Kirthikka Devi Venkataram

    Toastmaster of the Day Carolina Ramírez
    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 Andriy Smolenko

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

    Ah Counter Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Grammarian Andrew Bern, DTM
    Watcher Jim Barber
    Chat Monitor Open
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Graham Cairns, DTM
    Speaker 2 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    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 Marianne Grady
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Evaluator 2 Kim Leaming
    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.

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    Monday May 8, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 9:15 PM EDT
     
    Contest Master David F. Carr, DTM
    Delivers opening remarks
    Chief Judge Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Explains the rules. Asks the timers to demonstrate the timing lights.
    Timer Assigned by Chief Judge (guest)
    Ballot Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Chat Monitor Angela Heath
    Webinar Contest Speaker 1 Open
    Webinar Contest Speaker 2 Open
    Webinar Contest Speaker 3 Open
    Webinar Contest Speaker 4 Open
    Webinar Contest Speaker 5 Open
    Webinar Contest Speaker 6 Open

    RSVP deadline is past

    Posted by David F. Carr on May 1, 2023