Weekly Meeting

Monday February 25, 2019 7:30 PM to 1:26 AM 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 during this time.

Toastmaster of the Day:
Lois Margolin, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.

Ah Counter:
Open

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:
Peggy Clowser, PM2

Watcher:
Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)

Vote Counter:
Scott Johnston, DTM

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

Speaker:
Dagmara Sitek, CC
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Therese Quaranta, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Magda van Rooyen, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Backup Speaker:
Open

Topics Master:
Elaine Nieberding, DL4
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.

General Evaluator:
Open
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.

Evaluator:
Nik Lakhani, EH4
Evaluator:
Norman Dowe, VC2
Evaluator:
Debra Carr, ACS, ALB

General Evaluator continues with the functionary reports (the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor (1 minute each)).

General Evaluator rounds out this portion of the meeting by giving an overall evaluation, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim ONLY to add any new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

Presiding Officer:
Jimmy Dent, DTM
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

National Chocolate Covered Nut Day

scrumptious- (adjective) – delightful, excellent and especially delicious

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