Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday September 7, 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 Emily Thompson, VC, DL, PI, EH
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer David F. Carr, DTM
Ah Counter Nkenge Warren-Swan, DTM
Grammarian Open
Watcher Antoinette Trim, MS5
Chat Monitor Open
Vote Counter Rosena Duncanson
7:53 PM  Speaker 1 Michael Alexander, DTM, EC5, QS

Dynamic Leadership Level 3 Increasing Knowledge

Introduction: To most of the rest of the world, the American Electoral College is a mistery.  To most Americans, it is not a mystery, it is something we understand incorrectly.  A History lesson is due to everyone.

Speaker 2 Lukas Calafell

"Learning has Changed" Strategic Relationships Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Ice Breaker
 Green: 4  Yellow: 5  Red: 6

Introduction: The way we discover and learn has certainly changed over time. If we reflect on our past, we can surely identify times when we wish we had the technology we have today. Our next speaker will reflect on one such time. Completing his ice breaker for his second path, strategic relationships, please welcome Lukas Calafell. 

Speaker 3 Graham Cairns, DTM

"More in sorrow than in anger" Innovative Planning Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Reflect on Your Path
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: Graham will be delivering the last speech project from the path Innovative Planning.

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 Open
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

New Member Induction: Angela Heath

8:32 PM  The Vice President of Membership leads this part of the meeting, which includes time for introducing new members and 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 Brian David Crawford, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Birgit Starmanns, DTM
Evaluator 2 Patricia O’Reilly, DTM
Evaluator 3 Jim Barber, ATMG, 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

8:57 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

The Theme is “Crossed Wires” and the word of the day is “Hilarity.”

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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, VC, DL, PI, EH
David F. Carr, DTM
Sgt. at Arms
Assyl Boizhanova, DTM
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin, DTM