Online Presenters Meeting

Monday November 30, 2020 7:15 PM EST

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 Saikishore Raju, ACG, ALB
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Louis Brown, DTM
Ah Counter Lukas Calafell, IP5, SR2
Grammarian Graham Cairns, DTM
Watcher Open
Chat Monitor Natatia Vanellison, DTM
Vote Counter David F. Carr, DTM
Speaker 1 Pamela Benjamin, DTM
Visionary Communication Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Creating Effective Visual Aids (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes
Speaker 2 Emily Thompson, PM3
"Sabbatical Presentation" Presentation Mastery Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals (evaluation form)


Dr. Emily Thompson is on the faculty at a community college in Michigan in the USA.  She was recently granted a sabbatical, which is a one-semester break from teaching that can be used to pursue educational or professional goals.  This is her report to the Board of Trustees on what she accomplished during her sabbatical during the COVID pandemic.

Speaker 3 Marianne Grady, EC1
"Oh What a Year!" Effective Coaching Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Focus on the Positive (evaluation form)
or 5 -7



Please welcome Marianne Grady. Tonight, in her speech, OH WHAT A YEAR, Marianne will endeavor to have you look at 2020 through the lens of gratitude and optimism. With all that is going on in the world, this is no easy feat. Introducing, Marianne Grady with her speech, OH WHAT A YEAR.

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 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

Member Inductions and Prospective Member Speeches

Note to TM: new member inductions are conducted at the beginning of the meeting. Prospective member speeches are conducted after the last member speech. Prospective Member Speech: Sony Vasandani

General Evaluator Member not found
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Andriy Smolenko, CC
Evaluator 2 Elizanne Warren-Russell, LD3
Evaluator 3 Angela Heath, ATMB
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: Unity in Diversity Word of the day: Unanimity

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