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Monday May 1, 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

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
"Wedding Traditions That Work For You!" Persuasive Influence Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Researching and Presenting (evaluation form)

5 – 7 minutes

Introduction:

Graham Cairns is a member of multiple Toastmasters clubs – and one of them is a club for DJs and Masters of Ceremonies – disk jockeys, trivia hosts, wedding celebrants and more.

Obviously, wedding preparation is an important issue for members of that club – and today, Graham will present the results of some research he’s been doing on the origin of wedding traditions, with a speech entitled “Wedding Traditions That Work For You!”

Speaker 2 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
"Busy Work" Presentation Mastery Level 4 Building Skills: Managing a Difficult Audience (evaluation form)

10 – 15 minutes

Introduction:

DTM Joni Laidlaw will be explaining the use of Artificial Intellence to reduce unnessary or in some cases otherwise unnessary tasks which have become just an acceptable part of the work experience.

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.
Each Table Topics Speaker green Green: 1 yellow Yellow: 1:30 red Red: 2

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
Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

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 May 1, 2023

    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 Sunny Fridge, DTM
    Webinar Contest Speaker 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
    Webinar Contest Speaker 3 Andriy Smolenko
    Webinar Contest Speaker 4 Jim Barber
    Webinar Contest Speaker 5 Toru Maruyama, DTM
    Webinar Contest Speaker 6 Open

    RSVP deadline is past

    Posted by David F. Carr on May 1, 2023

    Monday May 15, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 8:45 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

    The importance of planning ahead

    Word of the Day

    Improvised (adjective) Made or said without preparation

    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 Jim Barber (guest)

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

    Ah Counter Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    Grammarian Open
    Watcher Jim Guld (guest)
    Chat Monitor Open
    Vote Counter David F. Carr, DTM
    Speaker 1 David F. Carr, DTM
    "The Toastmost Advantage" Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Connect with Your Audience (evaluation form)

    5 – 7 minutes

    Introduction:

    David runs the Toastmost.org club website hosting service and has been working on a more concise description of its value. Here is the 5-7 minutes version.

    Speaker 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
    "Mentoring without meaning to." Persuasive Influence Level 2 Learning Your Style: Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring (evaluation form)

    5 – 7 minutes

    Introduction:

    Graham Cairns is today presenting from his Persuasive Influence path – the level 2 project, introduction to mentoring.

    Speaker 3 Carl Walsh
    "Why Good Companies Make Bad Decisions" Path Not Set Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals (evaluation form)

    Introduction:

     

    Speaker, Trainer, Co-Founder of The Alpha Dogs Consulting Group and Co-Host of the Oval Table podcast, Carl’s first taste of business was starting a Theatre Company after graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  He found that he loved the business of it. 

     

    This led to 28 years in the corporate world, including companies such as The Walt Disney Company, building and maintaining high performance teams.  Since then, he has spoken across the country helping small business professionals boost their businesses.

     

    His belief is that Clarity of Vision and Alignment of Purpose determines whether people, teams and companies succeed or not.

    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 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.
    Each Table Topics Speaker green Green: 1 yellow Yellow: 1:30 red Red: 2

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

    General Evaluator Andriy Smolenko
    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 Graham Cairns, DTM
    Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

    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 May 14, 2023

    Monday May 22, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT
     
    Contest Master Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Delivers opening remarks
    Chief Judge David F. Carr, DTM
    Explains the rules. Asks the timers to demonstrate the timing lights.
    Timer Antoinette Trim
    Ballot Counter Open
    Humorous Contest Speaker 1 Andriy Smolenko
    Humorous Contest Speaker 2 Jim Barber
    Humorous Contest Speaker 3 Kim Leaming
    Humorous Contest Speaker 4 Toru Maruyama, DTM
    Humorous Contest Speaker 5 Open
    Humorous Contest Speaker 6 Open

    RSVP deadline is past

    Event Types:

    Posted by David F. Carr on May 18, 2023

    Monday May 29, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 8:45 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

    Sacrifice

    Word of the Day

    valor (noun) boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage;

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day David F. Carr, DTM
    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 Open
    Grammarian Open
    Watcher Open
    Chat Monitor Carolina Ramírez
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    "”Enjoy the show”" Presentation Mastery Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Reflect on Your Path (evaluation form)

    10 – 12 minutes

    Speaker 2 Antoinette Trim
    "One and half-hours in a Submarine" Visionary Communication Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Connect with Storytelling (evaluation form)

    5 – 7 minutes

    Introduction:

    Toastmasters continues to provide us with countless opportunites to improve –  not only on our leadership and presentation skills, but also on other skills necessary for our personal lives.  

    The more you do something the easier it gets. Don’t expect it to get easier, if you’re not putting in the time and energy to make that happen. — Akiroq Brost.  

    How true is that statement – so if you find that I am in your face – don’t get angry with me – am just trying to be proficient.  

    Speaker 3 Evie Hartman
    Path Not Set Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals (evaluation form)
    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.
    Each Table Topics Speaker green Green: 1 yellow Yellow: 1:30 red Red: 2

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

    General Evaluator Toru Maruyama, DTM
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    Evaluator 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
    Evaluator 3 Jim Barber
    Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

    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 May 29, 2023

    Monday June 5, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 8:45 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

    Management of Change

    Embed

    Eg:

    Embed Changes Within Company Culture and Practices

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Carolina Ramírez
    Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
    Tip of the Day Carolina Ramírez
    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 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Grammarian Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Watcher Open
    Chat Monitor Evie Hartman
    Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Speaker 1 Andrew Bern, DTM
    Path Not Set Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals (evaluation form)
    Speaker 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
    "The Sydney Ducks" Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Researching and Presenting (evaluation form)

    5 – 7 minutes

    Introduction:

    Today, another snippet from history – but despite the title, npthing to do with Australia – well, sort of!

    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.
    Each Table Topics Speaker green Green: 1 yellow Yellow: 1:30 red Red: 2

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

    General Evaluator David F. Carr, DTM
    General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
    Evaluator 1 Jim Barber
    Evaluator 2 Andriy Smolenko
    Evaluator 3 Open
    Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

    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 June 3, 2023

    Monday June 12, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 9:15 PM EDT
     

    For this special meeting, we are inviting Toastmasters from outside of Online Presenters to compete in a contest we are hosting to showcase excellence in speeches designed specifically to be delivered online. To attend as a guest, complete the form at the bottom of this page.

    Contest Master Jim Barber
    Delivers opening remarks
    Chief Judge David F. Carr, DTM
    Explains the rules. Asks the timers to demonstrate the timing lights.
    Timer Jim Guld (guest)
    Chat Monitor Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Assists the speakers with tracking comments and questions posted in the ch
    Ballot Counter Carolina Ramírez

    RSVP deadline is past

    Posted by David F. Carr on June 10, 2023

    Monday June 19, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 8:45 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

    SUBLIMINAL ADVERTISING / SUBLIMINAL MESSAGING

    Word of the Day

    SUBCONSCIOUS

    adjective
     1.  existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness:
          the subconscious self.

    2.  imperfectly or not wholly conscious:
         subconscious motivations.

    noun
    3.  the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware;
         unreportable mental activities.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day Kim Leaming
    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 David F. Carr, DTM
    Vote Counter David F. Carr, DTM
    Speaker 1 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    "Logical Logistics Tech 4 TM – Ideas💡 in Action – Yoodli" Leadership Development Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: DTM Project Speech 2 (evaluation form)

    8 – 10 minutes

    Introduction:

    DTM Joni Laidlaw will be doing her second speech of her Distinguished Toastmaster project. She has created a plan gained a guidance committee as well as a project implementation team. She has given her first speech and will now give a speech to educate what she achieved.

    Speaker 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
    "Hip Pocket Speeches" Engaging Humor Level 4 Building Skills: The Power of Humor in an Impromptu Speech (evaluation form)

    8 – 10 minutes

    Introduction:

    One of the most valuable tools a speaker can have is a set of ‘hip pocket speeches’ – presentations that are sitting in the back pocket, ready to be brought out at a moment’s notice.

    In this presentation, Graham Cairns will use a tool that Toastmnasters provides in the Egnaging Humour path – and demosnstrate how that resource gives ust a place to store and develop thos speeches.

    Then, he will ask you to select two of 16 speeches – and he will deliver them as impromptu presentations.

    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.
    Each Table Topics Speaker green Green: 1 yellow Yellow: 1:30 red Red: 2

    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 Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
    Evaluator 2 Andriy Smolenko
    Evaluator 3 Open
    Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

    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 June 19, 2023

    Monday June 26, 2023 7:46 PM EDT to 8:46 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

    Word of the Day

    Trenchant

     

    Meaning: The word describes communication that is notably strong, clear and sharp.

     

     

    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 Graham Cairns, DTM

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

    Ah Counter Carolina Ramírez
    Grammarian Marianne Grady
    Watcher Andrew Bern, DTM
    Chat Monitor Andrew Bern, DTM
    Vote Counter David F. Carr, DTM
    Speaker 1 Evie Hartman
    Path Not Set Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals (evaluation form)
    Speaker 2 Andriy Smolenko
    "What’s in it for me?" Engaging Humor Level 2 Learning Your Style: Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring (evaluation form)

    5 – 7 minutes

    Introduction:

     

    A story about Vaclav, the fat boy and the Bachata dancer.

    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 Kim Leaming
    Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.
    Each Table Topics Speaker green Green: 1 yellow Yellow: 1:30 red Red: 2

    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 Jim Barber
    Evaluator 2 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Evaluator 3 Open
    Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

    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 July 10, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 9:15 PM EDT
     

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    Meeting Theme

    When the Heat is On

    Word of the Day

    Sojourn (noun): A temporary stay or vacation, often taken during the summer months to relax or explore new places.

    Member Inductions Ceremony

    Toastmaster of the Day David F. Carr, DTM
    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 Sarra Idehen, DTM

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

    Ah Counter Evie Hartman
    Grammarian Evie Hartman
    Watcher Mike Woodall, DTM
    Chat Monitor Kim Leaming
    Vote Counter Andrew Bern, DTM
    Speaker 1 Anupama Kinatukara (guest)
    "The Power of Mentoring" Engaging Humor Level 2 Learning Your Style: Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring (evaluation form)

    5 – 7 minutes

    Speaker 2 Luiz Bravin (guest)
    Path Not Set Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals (evaluation form)
    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 Jim Barber
    Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.
    Each Table Topics Speaker green Green: 1 yellow Yellow: 1:30 red Red: 2

    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 Toru Maruyama, DTM
    Evaluator 2 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
    Evaluator 3 Open
    Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

    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 July 5, 2023