Online Presenters Meeting

Monday July 16, 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. We also do self introductions and an

Toastmaster of the Day:
Rod Moore
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Louis Brown, DTM
Timer:
Jim Dent, 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 Barber, ATMG, CL
Watcher:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)
Vote Counter:
Monica Tucker, DTM
Chat Monitor:
Elaine Nieberding
Assists the Toastmaster of the Day by monitoring the backchannel communications through the chat function of the online meetings platform
Speaker:
Norman Dowe, ACG, ALB
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Ben A. Ratje
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.
Backup Speaker:
Topics Master:
Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
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.
Evaluator:
David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator:
Dagmara Sitek
Evaluator:
Roger Fung, CC, CL

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

General Evaluator:
Graham Cairns, 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

Our theme for this meeting is National Get Out of Doghouse Day!

Celebrated on the third Monday in July, the day is for being sweet and kind to your partner with the ultimate goal of getting yourself back in their good graces. When you’re fighting with your partner, the days are just crappier, so we’re all agreeing to stop holding whatever grudge you have on this one beautiful day.

The Word of the Day is "Cliché"

noun | cli·ché | klē-ˈshā , ˈklē-ˌ , kli-ˈ

a trite phrase or expression; also : the idea expressed by it

Source: Merriam-Webster

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