Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday September 28, 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

7:45 PM  Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day

7:47 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Nik Lakhani, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Louis Brown, DTM
Ah Counter Latosha Henderson, IP1
Grammarian Nkenge Warren-Swan, DTM
Watcher Carl Walsh, VC2
Chat Monitor Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
Vote Counter Amelia Woode, PM2
7:53 PM  Speaker 1 Antoinette Trim, PM4

"An invitation to a wedding!" Engaging Humor Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Connect with Storytelling
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: Most of us feel very special when invited to a wedding. In our region, many of us would go the extra mile to purchase a new dress or shoe, just to attend a wedding. However, this wedding did not turn out to be, what it supposed to be.

Speaker 2 Marianne Grady, CC, ALB

"Ever Evolving" Effective Coaching Level 2 Learning Your Style: Understanding Your Leadership Style
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: Marianne has been a member of online presenters since March of this year. She is a retired HR leader and is in the process of launching a new coaching business. Tonight she is delivering her L2, project 1 speech, discovering your leadership style. Please welcome Marianne. Her speech is titled ever evolving.

Speaker 3 Roxanne Hosein, VC1

"A Lesson in Motivation" Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Connect with Storytelling
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: The Story of David and Goliath is one of Judeo-Christian tradition which has been told for centuries. Many of us know it or know of it – but how well do we really know what drove David in his quest against Goliath? David’s motivation may be just like ours.

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 Angela Heath, ATMB
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 Inductions: Pamela Benjamin and Mahfuzur Rahman

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 Graham Cairns, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Brian David Crawford, DTM
Evaluator 2 Pamela Benjamin, DTM
Evaluator 3 Andriy Smolenko, CC
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 of the day is “Empty nest syndrome” Word of the day is “Parenting”

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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, DTM
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