Online Presenters Meeting

Monday February 1, 2021 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:

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: African Heritage & Health Word of the Day: audacious

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day Sara Gao, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Graham Cairns, DTM

For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches

Ah Counter Antoinette Trim, PM5
Grammarian Lieceng Zhu, CC
Watcher Ginette François, DTM
Chat Monitor Mahfuzur Rahman, PM2
Vote Counter Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
Speaker 1 Pamela Benjamin, DTM
"Finding My Message" Visionary Communication Level 4 Building Skills: Building a Social Media Presence (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes
Speaker 2 Calvin Dorsey, DTM
"The Fisherman" Effective Coaching Level 4 Building Skills: Improvement Through Positive Coaching (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes

Introduction: Calvin is looking forward to connecting with each of us today.

Speaker 3 Andriy Smolenko, CC
"Community Power" Innovative Planning Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Researching and Presenting (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes

Introduction: How building a digital community could help you create more value for people, test your ideas and bring more paying clients to your business

Backup Speaker 1 Andrew Bern, DTM
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 Sarra Idehen, MS5
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 Speeches

General Evaluator Emily Thompson, PM3
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator 2 Angela Heath, ATMB
Evaluator 3 Roger Fung, 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

Timer’s Notes

  • Only Prepared Speeches with duration of more than four (4) minutes 30 seconds or less than seven (7) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Table Topics speeches with duration of more than one (1) minute or less than two (2) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.
  • Only Evaluation Speeches of more than one (1) minute 30 seconds or less than three (3) minutes 30 seconds are eligible for voting.

Timing will begin with the contestant’s first definite verbal or nonverbal communication with the audience. This usually will be the first word uttered by the contestant, but would include any other communication such as sound effects, a staged act by another person, etc.

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