Online Presenters Meeting

Monday May 24, 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: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme of the day: Dare

Word of the Day: Embrace

Definition of Embrace

verb

1. hold (someone) closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection.

“Aunt Sophie embraced her warmly”

2. accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically.

“besides traditional methods, artists are embracing new technology”

noun

1. an act of holding someone closely in one’s arms.

“they were locked in an embrace”

2. an act of accepting or supporting something willingly or enthusiastically.

“their eager embrace of foreign influences”

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day:
Lieceng Zhu, CC
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer:
Pamela Benjamin, DTM

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

Ah Counter:
Antoinette Trim, PM5
Grammarian:
Emily Thompson, PM2
Watcher:
Louis Brown, DTM
Chat Monitor:
Ginette François, DTM
Vote Counter:
Donna Knight
Speaker:
Roxanne Hosein, PM2
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
David F. Carr, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Speaker:
Tricia Smith, PM3
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
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:
Carol Prahinski, DTM, PID
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

Prospective Member Speeches

General Evaluator:
Andriy Smolenko, CC
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator:
Graham Cairns, DTM
Evaluator:
Marianne Grady, EC1
Evaluator:
Richard Durling, DTM

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 pastMon, 24 May 2021 21:15:00 -0400:Sun, 20 Jun 2021 00:46:04 -0400

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