Online Presenters Meeting

Monday July 5, 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: Whatever it Takes

WOD: Persistence

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day Mary Dilling, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Richard Durling, DTM

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

Ah Counter Lukas Calafell, IP5, SR2
Grammarian Marty Sandler, ATMS
Watcher Ginette François, DTM
Vote Counter Donna Knight
Speaker 1 Elaine Nieberding, VC1
"Rise to Choose: Helping VTMCON attendees find great Breakout Experiences" Visionary Communication Level 4 Building Skills: Public Relations Strategies (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes

Introduction:  Elaine Nieberding, has been  Team Lead  coordinating the Breakout Workshops for 12 Sponsoring online clubs for VTMCON  – the Virtual Toastmasters Conference held recently, June 26-27.  Hear what was involved in getting attendees – even perhaps you – engaged to attend some of the Breakout Sessions.  Please welcome Elaine, giving her Level 4 eVisionary Communications Public Relations elective speech – Rise to Choose — Helping VTMCON Attendees find great Breakout Experiences.

Speaker 2 Natatia Vanellison, DTM
"A Diamond in the Rough: A Toastmaster’s Pursuit to Polish and Shine Brightly!" Innovative Planning Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Ice Breaker (evaluation form)
4 – 6 minutes

Introduction: What does the idiom ‘A Diamond in the Rough’ have to do with an ice breaker and Toastmasters? Tonight, is Natatia’s first debut speech as an online presenters advanced member, and thought it befitting, since this is a New Toastmasters Year and New Exec. Committee. New Beginnings, and breaking the ice. Her Pathway is Innovative Planning, which she desires to focus on developing a strong connection with audience members when she presents, speech writing and speech delivery. A Diamond in the Rough who is using resilience, perseverance, and a growth mindset to shine brightly as the diamond she knows she can be with proper skills and feedback as a member and leader in Toastmasters. Do you like to polish your diamonds? Please welcome, DTM Natatia VanEllison – “A Diamond in the Rough: A Toastmaster’s Pursuit to Polish and Shine Brightly”

Speaker 3 Graham Cairns, DTM
"To be advised by the Toastmaster" Presentation Mastery Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Leading in Your Volunteer Organization (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes

Introduction: Graham Cairns is trying to develop the skills of a professional speaker – and recognises that sometimes he will be called upon with little or no notice to deliver a presentation on behalf of clients. To train himself in this skill, Graham is completing the Presentation Mastery path with all projects being ‘impromptu’.While he knows the general intent of each project (in this case, to discuss ‘Leading in a Volunteer Organisation’) he does not know the specific title or theme, which he has asked the Toastmaster to give him before the meeting begins. So, with a speech entitled (to be advised), Graham Cairns …

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 David F. Carr, 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

General Evaluator Antoinette Trim, PM5
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Roxanne Hosein, PM2
Evaluator 2 Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Evaluator 3 Carolina Ramírez
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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