Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday May 25, 2020

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Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

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 Assyl Boizhanova, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Graham Cairns, DTM
Ah Counter Roxanne Hosein, VC1
Grammarian Tiger Mcandie, ACG, ALB
Watcher Antoinette Trim, PM4
Chat Monitor Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Vote Counter Birgit Starmanns, DTM
7:53 PM  Speaker 1 Elaine Nieberding, VC1

"With a laugh, a smile and a song" Dynamic Leadership Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Reflect on Your Path
 Green: 10  Yellow: 11  Red: 12


Two years ago, our VPM Elaine Nieberding joined Online Presenters, never having been a Toastmaster, ready to share enthusiasm and skills she’d gained hosting livestream video events and leading health and wellness programs.  Today she’ll reflect on completing the Dynamic Leadership Pathway, daring not to dial down her energy or enthusiasm for being in the fine company of Online Presenters for this journey.  Here’s Elaine Nieberding… “With a laugh, a smile and a song…”

Speaker 2 Carol Prahinski, DTM, PID

THE ENTERTAINING SPEAKER: 1. The Entertaining Speech
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Our lives take twists and turns. Are you ready for it? Do you cultivate opportunities? Today, one of our charter members will guide us on how to take the unexpected directions that our life may take. Please join me in welcoming Carol Prahinski.

Speaker 3 Open
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 Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
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

Prospective Member Speech

Taiana Melo will help us get to know her in a 3-5 minute Prospective Member Speech, introduced by VPM Elaine Nieberding.

8:32 PM  This time is reserved for speeches by prospective members. A prospective member who does not meet our default requirement for Toastmasters experience (more than 6 Toastmasters speeches) has the option of making a 3-5 minute speech about why that requirement should be waived.

8:37 PM  General Evaluator Patricia O’Reilly, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Brian David Crawford, DTM
Evaluator 2 Richard Durling, DTM
Evaluator 3 Lois Margolin, DTM
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

8:57 PM  President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

8:59 PM   Meeting officially ends.

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Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: Unforgettable Mentors

Word of the Day: Value

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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, EH4
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