Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday September 16, 2019

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.

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 Member not found
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Nik Lakhani, DTM
Ah Counter Louis Brown, DTM
Grammarian Member not found
Watcher Jacinta D. Watkins-Lamontagne, DTM, DTM
Chat Monitor Member not found
Vote Counter Member not found
7:53 PM  Speaker 1 Open
Speaker 2 Member not found

"My Life, My Dreams, My Legacy" Effective Coaching Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Ice Breaker
 Green: 4  Yellow: 5  Red: 6

Introduction: Patti has been in Toastmasters since May 2000. May 2019 marks her 19th year anniversary with Toastmasters International. Sit back and relax as Patti takes you on a journey with her speech titled: My Life, My Dreams, My Legacy. Please welcome Patti Adams.

Speaker 3 Elaine Nieberding, VC1

"OP treasures in view (so come on, renew!)" Dynamic Leadership Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Using Presentation Software
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: Elaine Nieberding, our VP of Membership, will be using screen share tonite in her Dynamic Leadership level 3 project engagement with you. It’s September… time to review *your progress* in Online Presenters… and RENEW your commitment to skill building and Toastmaster fellowship —there’s much treasure in OP! Discover some new things about the OP website, and get inspired to dig for treasure for yourself afterwards. Give a warm welcome for Elaine Nieberding with “ OP Treasures in view (so come on-renew)”…. OP Treasures in view (so come on, renew!) …. Elaine Nieberding

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 Tiger Mcandie, ACG, ALB
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 Member not found
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Open
Evaluator 2 Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Evaluator 3 John Callaghan, ACB, CL
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.

Visitors Feedback

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: Malaysia Day

Malaysia Day is held on 16 September every year to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. It marked the joining together of the existing states of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia. But then Singapore was expelled on 9 August 1965, after two years being a part of Malaysia.

Words of the Day: Baba, Nyonya

Peranakans are an ethnic group descended from Chinese settlers from the southern provinces who came to the Malay archipelago… between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Peranakan commonly refer to themselves as Baba-Nonya. The term Baba is an honorific for Straits Chinese men. Nyonya is a Malay and Indonesian honorific used to refer to a foreign married lady.

Usage: Refer to the males in the meeting as Babas and the females as Nyonyas. They are both nouns.

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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, DTM
VP of Education
Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
VP Membership
Louis Brown, DTM
VP Public Relations
Elaine Nieberding, VC1
Emily Thompson, EH5
David F. Carr, DTM
Sgt. at Arms
Andriy Smolenko, CC
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin, DTM