Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday May 17, 2021

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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:

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

  1. 1.
    the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
    “the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions”
  2. 2.
    the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
    “nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience”
    Theme of the day: Campaigns–Lincolon “And this too shall pass away- Never Fear”

Member Inductions Ceremony

7:49 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Andrew Bern, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Antoinette Trim, PM5

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

Grammarian Marianne Grady, EC1
Watcher David F. Carr, DTM
Chat Monitor Lukas Calafell, SR2
Vote Counter Richard Durling, DTM
7:55 PM  Speaker 1 Carol Prahinski, DTM, PID

"Introducing Carol" Visionary Communication Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Ice Breaker
 Green: 4  Yellow: 5  Red: 6


Today, our sponsor and charter member will re-introduce herself with an ice breaker speech. Our speaker continues to use and upgrade her original ice-breaker speech in her classroom at Michigan State University each semester. Yet, her students don’t provide the thorough feedback that she knows our evaluator will provide. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Carol Prahinski.

Speaker 2 Hector Cabrera Farjat

"How Did I Get Here?" Motivational Strategies Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals


Our next speaker joined OLP on May 3rd. We have seen him show up as a guest in a few minutes and perhaps you might now he is from Mexico. How did a boy from a tiny town in Mexico ended up in Evansville IN and in OLP? Let’s find out! Please help me welcome Hector to the screen.

Speaker 3 Emily Thompson, PM2

"Strawberry Science" Presentation Mastery Level 2 Learning Your Style: Effective Body Language
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Dr. Emily Thompson teaches a number of Biology courses at a community college in the United States. She loves lab so much she found a way for YOU to perform a common molecular biology technique at home, even during the pandemic.  Get ready for the fun and easy “DNA Extraction from Strawberries” lab!  If doing this with children, be sure to supervise them throughout.  Help me welcome Emily Thompson!

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

8:22 PM  Topics Master Graham Cairns, 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

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 Angela Heath, ATMB
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Andriy Smolenko, CC
Evaluator 2 Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Evaluator 3 Lieceng Zhu, CC
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

9:02 PM  End

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, PM2
David F. Carr, DTM
Sgt. at Arms
Andriy Smolenko, CC
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin, DTM