Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday July 29, 2019

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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.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 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. The meeting will officially starts at 7:45 pm.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here:

7:15 PM  Self introductions / informal meet and greet / technical troubleshooting time

7:40 PM  Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day

7:45 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Debra Spears
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Dagmara Sitek, CC
Ah Counter John Callaghan, ACB, CL
Grammarian Tiger Mcandie, ACG, ALB
Watcher Diane M. Rubino, DTM
Chat Monitor David F. Carr, DTM
Vote Counter Louis Brown, DTM
7:53 PM  Speaker 1 Norman Dowe, VC2

"The Key to Being Heard" Visionary Communication Level 2 Learning Your Style: Understanding Your Communication Style
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: Norman Dowe is a direct communicator. In this speech, he will talk about the key to being heard, a very important skill for direct communicators.

Speaker 2 John Quick, DTM

"The Mystery of the Missing Hot Dogs" Visionary Communication Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Know Your Sense of Humor
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: John M. Quick is working on Level 3 of the Visionary Communication path. His elective project is Know Your Sense of Humor. John will share an infamous workplace tale known as the Mystery of the Missing Hot Dogs.

Speaker 3 Graham Cairns, DTM

Select Manual/Path
Backup Speaker 1 Open
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day

8:20 PM  Topics Master Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.
Each Table Topics Speaker  Green: 1  Yellow: 1:30  Red: 2

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

8:32 PM  General Evaluator Roger Fung, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Therese Quaranta, DTM
Evaluator 2 Lois Margolin, DTM
Evaluator 3 Nik Lakhani, ACB ALB and Pathways MS5, PM4, VC4, EH4
Each evaluator  Green: 2  Yellow: 2:30  Red: 3

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day

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.

General Evaluator asks Vote Counter to reveal the winners of the meeting

8:52 PM  President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

8:54 PM   Meeting officially ends.

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Theme and Word of the Day

Theme – Health – research shows that there may be a relationship between some forms of social anxiety and physical health.

Word of the Day – Glossophobia (noun) – fear of public speaking.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

Club Mission: We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Specialty: Online Presenters focuses on the development of online speaking and presentation skills for those interested in conducting better webinars or online meetings.


Nik Lakhani, ACB ALB and Pathways MS5, PM4, VC4, EH4
VP of Education
Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
VP Membership
Louis Brown, DTM
VP Public Relations
Elaine Nieberding, DL5
Emily Thompson, EH3
David F. Carr, DTM
Sgt. at Arms
Assyl Boizhanova, DTM
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin, DTM