Online Presenters Meeting

Monday April 1, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Online Meeting Link:

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.

Informal meet and greet / technical troubleshooting time.

Self introductions

Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day

Toastmaster of the Day:
Magda van Rooyen, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.

Ah Counter:
Debra Carr, ACS, ALB

Peggy Clowser, ACG, ALB
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.

Graham Cairns, DTM

Nik Lakhani, CC ALB Pathways PM3 MS2
Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)

Vote Counter:
David F. Carr, DTM

Chat Monitor:
Assyl Boizhanova, MS2
Assists the Toastmaster of the Day by monitoring the backchannel communications through the chat function of the online meetings platform

Nicole Dorsin
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Therese Quaranta, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Jacinta D. Watkins-Lamontagne, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Backup Speaker:

Topics Master:
Monica Tucker, 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.

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

John Quick, DTM
Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Jason Mazier, LD2

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 closing remarks. Be sure to finish by 9 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

Meeting officially ends.

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Theme: Prevailing unscientific ideas

WOD: Meticulous: adjective: meticulous

showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.

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