Online Presenters Meeting

Monday July 30, 2018 7:30 PM 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:
Jimmy Dent, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.

Ah Counter:
Rachel Brueggen, EC1

Roger Fung, 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.


Mike Woodall (guest)
Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)

Vote Counter:
Jim Barber, ATMG, CL

Chat Monitor:
Assists the Toastmaster of the Day by monitoring the backchannel communications through the chat function of the online meetings platform

Carol Prahinski, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
John Quick, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Backup Speaker:

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.

Lois Margolin, DTM
Dagmara Sitek, CC
Elaine Nieberding, DL1

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

General Evaluator:
Adrienne Williams, ACS, ALB
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 Lasagna Day!

Lasagna refers to the wide, flat, long noodles that are commonly used to make a dish of lasagna. However, the term for multiple lasagna noodles is lasagne, so perhaps the dish should actually be called Lasagne! Whatever the spelling, this delicious dish was first created in Italy, with the credit usually being given to the city of Naples, otherwise known as Campania. It was there that the book Liber de Coquina was found, and within it the recipe for Lasagna from the Middle Ages.

The Word of the Day is Bona Fides.

noun | bo·na fi·des | bō-nə-ˈfī-ˌdēz | bō-nə-ˌfīdz

Definition: good faith, the fact of being genuine, evidence of one's good faith or genuineness.

Source: Merriam-Webster

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