Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday March 1, 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

World Compliment Day. Word of the Day is INTELLIGENT.

7:49 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Sarra Idehen, EC5, MS3
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

Ah Counter Andriy Smolenko, CC
Grammarian Emily Thompson, EH5
Watcher Louis Brown, DTM
Chat Monitor Graham Cairns, DTM
Vote Counter Lieceng Zhu, CC
7:55 PM  Speaker 1 Carl Walsh, VC2

"Speaking In Tongues" Path Not Set Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals


In many cultures, particularly ancient and indigenous, people with handicaps were seen as having been touched by the divine.  They were respected and held in high esteem.  Not so much in the modern world.


This evening, Carl will be spotlighting a handicap that many people face, and about which, very little is generally known. 


This is not about how “bad” we are, but how we can use this and other attitudes in our world to make each of us just a little better and establish a better attitude.


Speaker 2 Mary Dilling, DTM

"Where it all begins" Innovative Planning Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Using Presentation Software
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: People are sicker than ever before. Children born today have shorter lifespans than their parents. Cancer rates are skyrocketing. At least over half of the world’s population has some type of chronic health condition. Where is this diseased state coming from? Is there a way to reverse it? Is it possible to break out of the monthly line up of ‘little brown bottles?’
Tonight, Maryruth Dilling, a Natural Health Professional, will share a tiny snippet from her ten week health series, Rebuilding the Temple from the Inside out. She hopes to give you a starting place if you, yourself, are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Please help me welcome Maryruth in ‘Where it all begins.’

Speaker 3 Michael Alexander, DTM

"Visual Aids Ain’t Just PowerPoint" Strategic Relationships Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Creating Effective Visual Aids
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Michael gave the first Nationwide presentation of Powerpoint at Windows World 1.  This has become a point of pride and a point of shame for him.  Today, when people talk about Visual Aids, they are stuck in the 2 dimentional world and particularly in PowerPoint.  Michael will open your mind to other 2 and even 3 dimentional visuals.

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 Speech

Kim Leaming

8:22 PM  Topics Master Pamela Benjamin, 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

Prospective Member Speeches

Kim Leaming

8:34 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.

8:39 PM  General Evaluator Lukas Calafell, IP4, SR2
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Marianne Grady, CC, ALB
Evaluator 2 Richard Durling, DTM
Evaluator 3 Surya Vangala, 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

8:59 PM  President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

9:01 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, EH5
David F. Carr, DTM
Sgt. at Arms
Andriy Smolenko, CC
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin, DTM