Online Presenters Meeting

Monday December 9, 2019 7:15 PM EST

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:

Self introductions / informal meet and greet / technical troubleshooting time

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

Toastmaster of the Day:
John Quick, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.

Nik Lakhani, MS5 PM3 VC2 EH1

Ah Counter:
Mike Walsh


Elaine Nieberding, DL3

Chat Monitor:

Vote Counter:

Antoinette Trim, PM2
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Assyl Boizhanova, DTM
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.
Backup Speaker:

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

Topics Master:
Tiger Mcandie, ACG, ALB
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

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

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

Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
Lois Margolin, DTM
AnneMarie Diaz

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

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

Meeting officially ends.

Visitors Feedback

Theme and Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Someday is an adverb meaning “at an indefinite future time.” For example, “Someday, I’ll wash the dishes.”

Theme: Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

Pretend to be someone from a different time period who is attending their first online meeting.

Here are some ideas and examples:

  • A Person from the Past
    • Become obsessed with one trivial aspect of technology, like automatic grocery doors. Stay there for hours playing with it.
    • Act generally terrified of modern people.
  • Utopian Future
    • Refer to things that don’t yet exist or haven’t existed for a long time.
    • Show extreme ignorance in operating regular technology.
  • Dystopian Future
    • Walk up to random people and say “WHAT YEAR IS THIS?” and when they tell you, say “Then there’s still time!” and run off.
    • Stand in front of a statue (any statue, really), fall to your knees, and yell “NOOOOOOOOO”
    • Stare at newspaper headlines and look astonished.
    • Take some trinket with you, hand it to some stranger, along with a phone number and say “In thirty years dial this number. You’ll know what to do after that.”
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