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: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms
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
For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches
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.
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.
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!
Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day
Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day
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.
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.
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.
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.