Online Presenters Meeting

Monday August 3, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

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).

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:

Toastmaster of the Day Tiger Mcandie, ACG, ALB
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Graham Cairns, DTM
Ah Counter Antoinette Trim, PM5
Grammarian Emily Thompson, PM3
Watcher Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
Chat Monitor Andriy Smolenko, CC
Vote Counter Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
Speaker 1 David F. Carr, DTM
"The Documentation Project" Visionary Communication Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Develop Your Vision – First Speech (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes


One of the contributions to the Toastmasters world that David is proud of is his work on the WordPress for Toastmasters project. However, one aspect he continues to struggle with is the quality of the documentation for that project. In this speech, he outlines his vision for what needs to change.

Speaker 2 Member not found
"DTM Project Speech 1" Other Manual or Non Manual Speech: Custom Speech 5 to 7 minutes (evaluation form)
5 to 7 minutes


John is embarking on a new DTM project that involves video creation. He will briefly introduce the project today and revisit the project in a future speech.  

Speaker 3 Saikishore Raju, ACG, ALB
"TBA" Dynamic Leadership Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Evaluation and Feedback – First Speech (evaluation form)
5-7 minutes
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

Topics Master Marianne Grady, EC1
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

Member Inductions and Prospective Member Speeches

Angela Heath will present a prospective member speech

Chany Ockert will be inducted as a new member.

General Evaluator Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Mike Woodall, DTM
Evaluator 2 Carl Walsh, VC2
Evaluator 3 Michael Alexander, 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

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: The Dogs days of August

Word of the Day: sweltering

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