Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday February 15, 2021

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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  Sergeant at Arms opens the meeting, sets the protocols and hands over to the President/Presiding Officer

7:47 PM  Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day

Theme and Word of the Day

WOD – Accomplish, Accomplishment THEME – Getting Things Done

Member Inductions Ceremony

7:49 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Marianne Grady, EC1
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer David F. Carr, DTM

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

Vote Counter Elaine Nieberding, VC1
7:55 PM  Speaker 1 Elizanne Warren-Russell, LD3

"Double the Trouble! Double The Fun!!!" Leadership Development Level 2 Learning Your Style: Understanding Your Leadership Style
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Things are always better in pears. As Elizanne assessed her leadership style, she identified some Double Trouble and Double Fun. I’ll let her tell you more about it.

Speaker 2 Tricia Smith, PM3

"Let Me Tell you a Story" Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Connect with Storytelling
 Green: 6  Yellow: 7  Red: 8


We are all a part of the environment. Our world has a natural carbon cycle process that is vital to sustaining life. This story starts with the carbon cycle, how it originated as the true history of natural environmentalism. The story continues with significant historians that cared for our planet, and promotes a call to action to make this a daily lifestyle priority for everyone. 

Speaker 3 Lieceng Zhu, CC

"What is mentoring? Lesson learned" Presentation Mastery Level 2 Learning Your Style: Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

Introduction: What is mentoring? Why it is important? In this speech, I will share with you a few lessons I have learned about mentoring.

Speaker 4 Assyl Boizhanova, DTM

"Recalculation" Visionary Communication Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Know Your Sense of Humor
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Are you giving up to do something? Recalculate yourself and stay focused.  

Speaker 5 Open
Speaker 6 Angela Heath, ATMB

"My Leadership Style" Visionary Communication Level 2 Learning Your Style: Understanding Your Leadership Style
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7
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

Prospective Member Speeches

8:38 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.

8:43 PM  General Evaluator Donna Knight
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Graham Cairns, DTM
Evaluator 2 Richard Durling, DTM
Evaluator 3 Ginette François, DTM
Evaluator 4 Andriy Smolenko, CC
Evaluator 5 Open
Evaluator 6 Patricia O’Reilly, 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

9:03 PM  President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

9:05 PM   Meeting officially ends.

Visitors Feedback

Timer’s Notes

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.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

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, PM1
David F. Carr, DTM
Sgt. at Arms
Andriy Smolenko, CC
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin, DTM