Online Presenters Meeting

Monday April 30, 2018 7:30 PM EDT 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).

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.

The formal meeting starts on the hour. Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting.

Toastmaster of the Day:
Monica Tucker, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Timer:
David F. Carr, DTM
The Timer tracks the time for each portion of the meeting and signals the speakers and functionaries so they know when their time is up. For green/yellow/red visual cues, please use an object as big as your head or a similarly prominent webcam effect. For an audible cue, tapping a pencil or a knife against a glass produces a chime that is not too distracting.
Grammarian:
Michael Friedlander
Watcher:
Jim Dent, DTM
Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)
Vote Counter:
Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Chat Monitor:
Louis Brown, DTM
Assists the Toastmaster of the Day by monitoring the backchannel communications through the chat function of the online meetings platform
Speaker:
Roger Fung, CC, CL
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Scott Johnston, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Evaluator:
Krishn Ramchurn, EC
Evaluator:
Samuel H. Moran, CC

Toastmaster of the Day asks for reports from the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, the Chat Monitor, and the Timer.

General Evaluator:
Jim Dent, DTM
General Evaluator gives an overall evaluation of the meeting, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim to add new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

President or presiding officer wraps up the meeting and asks for volunteers to fill open roles at the next meeting. Be sure to finish by 9 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme-National Bugs Bunny Day

Word of the day:

abide verb uh-BYDE

Definition

1 a : to bear patiently : tolerate

b : to endure without yielding : withstand

2 : to wait for : await

3 : to accept without objection

4 : to remain stable or fixed in a state

5 : to continue in a place : sojourn

EXAMPLE: Abide may sound rather old-fashioned these days. The word has been around since before the 12th century, but it is a bit rare now, except in certain specialized uses.

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