Online Presenters Meeting

Monday April 12, 2021 7:15 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT

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

“Take it easy”.

WOD: “Alleviate” – to make something bad such as pain or problems less severe:

The drugs did nothing to alleviate her pain/suffering.

Member Inductions Ceremony

Laura De Anda

Toastmaster of the Day Andriy Smolenko, CC
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Louis Brown, DTM

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

Ah Counter Angela Heath, ATMB
Grammarian Mary Dilling, DTM
Watcher Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Chat Monitor Ginette François, DTM
Vote Counter Carl Walsh, VC2
Speaker 1 Open
Speaker 2 Tricia Smith, PM3
"Positive vs Negative Listening " Presentation Mastery Level 4 Building Skills: Managing a Difficult Audience (evaluation form)
10 – 15 minutes


Positive active listening skills builds trust and respect between the speaker and audience. Positive noverbal listening skills are important for receiving and understanding verbal communication presented.

Speaker 3 Richard Durling, DTM
"Wake me if you see something you don’t like" Dynamic Leadership Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Evaluation and Feedback – Second Speech (evaluation form)
5-7 minutes



Rik joined Toastmasters in 2013 and has a thirst for learning and adventure.

Rik has started his third path Dynamic Leadership and is delivering the second speech for the Evaluation and Feedback project.

This speech is focused on the learning adventure Rik and his wife Carol shared sailing a 50 foot ketch thru the busy shipping channel between St Johns and St Croix, at night.

Let’s welcome Rik Durling, Wake me if you see something you don’t like, Rik Durling


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 Lieceng Zhu, CC
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 Marianne Grady, EC1
Evaluator 2 Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
Evaluator 3 Graham Cairns, 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.

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

RSVP deadline is past

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