Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday June 22, 2020

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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 David F. Carr, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Elaine Nieberding, DL5
Ah Counter Sara Gao, DTM
Grammarian Andriy Smolenko
Watcher Sarra Idehen, EC5, MS1
Chat Monitor Marianne Grady, CC, ALB
Vote Counter Ana Avila
7:53 PM  Speaker 1 Emily Thompson, EH3

"Taking Our Bricks and Mortar Club Online" Engaging Humor Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Lessons Learned
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Emily Thompson is a member of Online Presenters and President of Washtenaw Toastmasters, her local Club.  She is a professor at a community college and she joined Online Presenters in January of this year because she believes the future of education is online.  When the pandemic shut down the club meeting space and the residents of her state were ordered to sequester at home, Emily and the other officers of Washtenaw Toastmasters took the club online.  Emily claims that the most important thing she learned in her Lessons Learned meeting was to advertise the meeting will last 15 minutes and there will be a party afterwards!

Speaker 2 Antoinette Trim, MS5

"Uniforms – Respec the Uniform" Engaging Humor Level 2 Learning Your Style: Connect with Your Audience
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


I work in a financial institution and many of us wear our uniforms with pride but for some of my colleagues. it appears that – they just do not care.  Here are some of the atrocious deeds my co-workers did whilst they were clothed in Republic Bank’s uniform. 

Speaker 3 Birgit Starmanns, DTM

"My Journey to Buy a Bathing Suit" Engaging Humor Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Engage Your Audience with Humor
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


As part of the humorous path, my goal is to use storytelling and humor to approach a topic that normally does not lend itself to humor.  

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 Brian David Crawford, 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 give a 3-5 minute address, 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 Michael Alexander, DTM, EC5, QS
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Carol Prahinski, DTM
Evaluator 2 Tricia Smith
Evaluator 3 Tiger Mcandie, ACG, ALB
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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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