Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday May 14, 2018

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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.

7:30 PM  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. We also do self introductions and an

7:40 PM  Self introductions

7:55 PM  Educational Minute (organized by VPE)

8:00 PM  Sgt. at Arms calls the meeting to order. Introduces the President or Presiding Officer.

8:02 PM  President or Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day

8:07 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Roger Fung, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
Timer Andrew Bern, 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 Jim Guld, IP2
Watcher Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)
Vote Counter Elaine Nieberding, VC1
Chat Monitor David F. Carr, DTM
Assists the Toastmaster of the Day by monitoring the backchannel communications through the chat function of the online meetings platform
8:11 PM  Speaker 1 Chris Guld, PM4

"I love diving, as long as I don’t die" STORYTELLING: 2. Let’s Get Personal
 Green: 6  Yellow: 7  Red: 8

Introduction: Chris Guld has been scuba diving since 1982. It is a passion she shares with her family – her mother and her husband. In this speech she tells the story of a dive that was the exception to the rule.

Speaker 2 Monica Tucker, DTM

"Are You Prepared?" COMPETENT COMMUNICATION: 9. Persuade with Power
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: Monica Tucker has been in Toastmasters since April 2016. She is working toward her DTM to be completed this year. In addition to her passion for Toastmasters, Monica found she had passion for helping others.

As a professional organizer she is able to help others prepare themselves for natural disasters and preparations.

Speaker 3 Graham Cairns, DTM

"The Hero of your own Story?" Innovative Planning Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Understanding Vocal Variety
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: Graham today will be delivering a speech from Level 3 of his path Innovative Planning – the Vocal Variety speech.

The purpose of this project is for Graham to practice using vocal variety to enhance a speech.

For today’s speech, Graham will be examining a recent incident in his life, and asking whether it is possible to always be “The hero of your own story.”

As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
8:36 PM  Topics Master David F. Carr, DTM
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. New members who need to give a speech before applying to join can do it during this time.
Each Table Topics Speaker  Green: 1  Yellow: 1:30  Red: 2
8:43 PM  Evaluator 1 Lois Margolin, DTM
Evaluator 2 Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Evaluator 3 Member not found
Each evaluator  Green: 2  Yellow: 2:30  Red: 3

8:51 PM  Toastmaster of the Day asks for reports from the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, the Chat Monitor, and the Timer.

General Evaluator Member not found
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.

8:55 PM  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 of the day: Star Wars, in honor of George Lucas Birthday!

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

Club Mission: We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Specialty: Online Presenters focuses on the development of online speaking and presentation skills for those interested in conducting better webinars or online meetings.


Nik Lakhani, EH4
VP of Education
Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
VP Membership
Louis Brown, DTM
VP Public Relations
Elaine Nieberding, VC1
Emily Thompson, EH5
David F. Carr, DTM
Sgt. at Arms
Andriy Smolenko, CC
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin, DTM