Online Presenters Meeting

Monday June 21, 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

Theme: Hot Fun in the Summertime

Word of the Day: Convivial (adj.): 1) friendly; agreeable; 2) fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial; 3) of or befitting a feast; festive.

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day Natatia Vanellison, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Rosena Duncanson, VC1

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

Ah Counter Mary Dilling, DTM
Grammarian Emily Thompson, PM3
Watcher Carolina Ramírez
Chat Monitor Laura De Anda, DTM
Vote Counter Sarra Idehen, MS4
"Your Adventure Awaits in Virginia" Presentation Mastery Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Researching and Presenting (evaluation form)
5-7 minutes

Introduction: Wondering where to travel this summer?  April has the answer for you.  Today she is sharing what adventures awaits us in Virginia.   

Speaker 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
"Shotguns and Snipers" Presentation Mastery Level 4 Building Skills: Write a Compelling Blog (evaluation form)
5-7 minutes

Introduction: When you are writing a blog, which is the better approach … lots of subjects, and lots of posts – or a carefully curated collection of articles aimed a specific, niche market?Graham Cairns will discuss that today, as he nears the end of his Presentation Mastery path.

Speaker 3 Marianne Grady, EC1
"Unlocking Potential" Effective Coaching Level 4 Building Skills (evaluation form)

Introduction: Tonight, Marianne Grady will be giving A L4 speech. She will talk about a time when she coached someone and the impact it had on both her and the individual. Please welcome Marianne with her speech UNLOCKING POTENTIAL.

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 Tricia Smith, PM3
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 Angela Heath, ATMB
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Lois Margolin, DTM
Evaluator 2 Roxanne Hosein, PM2
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

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.

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