Online Presenters Meeting

Monday February 19, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST

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:
Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.

Ah Counter:
Mike Walsh

George Marshall, 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.

Carol Prahinski, DTM

Jimmy Dent, DTM
Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)

Vote Counter:
Monica Tucker, DTM

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

Norman Dowe, VC1
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
David F. Carr, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Scott Johnston, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Backup Speaker:

Topics Master:
Krishn Ramchurn, SR5
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.

Roger Fung, DTM
Adrienne Williams, ACS, ALB
Lois Margolin, DTM

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

Theme:  US Presidents' Day

WOD:  Steward
Verb (or noun): to manage or look after someone else's properties

Whether we are talking about Presidents of countries, or companies, or clubs, we tend to think about serving the Presidents.  This general attitude is the same in most countries.  Yet, Presidents are elected or appointed to SERVE their countries & people.  They are to be stewards, to manage the resources entrusted into their hands.

On this Presidents' Day, let us pounder on the resources that have been entrusted in OUR hands.  Have we been good STEWARDS?


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