Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday May 24, 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

Theme of the day: Dare to

Word of the Day: Embrace

Definition of Embrace


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”


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

7:49 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Lieceng Zhu, CC
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Elizanne Warren-Russell, LD3

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

Ah Counter Open
Grammarian Emily Thompson, PM2
Watcher Open
Chat Monitor Open
Vote Counter Open
7:55 PM  Speaker 1 Roxanne Hosein, PM2

"From Tahiti to My Plate" Leadership Development Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Evaluation and Feedback – Second Speech
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


This story tells how of how Breadfruit, a Jamaican breakfast staple made its way from Tahiti to my table.

Speaker 2 David F. Carr, DTM

"The New Design" Path Not Set Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals
Speaker 3 Tricia Smith, PM3

"My Lead Faculty Position" Presentation Mastery Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Lessons Learned
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Purpose: The purpose of this project is to apply the skills needed to successfully lead in a Educational Organization. This speech is based on a Leadership position at work.

Overview: Served in a leadership role in my work Educational Organization for 4 years in addition to Full Time Faculty Online Teacher role for years. My Leadership Team was asked to complete a 360° evaluation of your leadership skills. I have created a succession plan to aid in the transition after you leave your position of leadership. I will actually be continuing to serve currently in this role without plan to discontinue, I will deliver a 5- to 7-minute speech at a club meeting to reflect on my personal experience.


Backup Speaker 1 Andriy Smolenko, CC
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 Open
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 Open
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Graham Cairns, DTM
Evaluator 2 Marianne Grady, EC1
Evaluator 3 Richard Durling, 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

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