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Online Presenters Toastmasters

Monday September 20, 2021

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.


Louis Brown, DTM

VP of Education
Andrew Bern, DTM

VP Membership
Marianne Grady, EC1

VP Public Relations
David F. Carr, DTM

Donna Knight

Pamela Benjamin, DTM

Sgt. at Arms
Angela Heath, ATMB

Immediate Past President
Nik Lakhani, DTM

If you have a password, 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:

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: Where are you from?

Word of the Day: Navigate

Member Inductions Ceremony

7:49 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Lukas Calafell, IP5, SR2
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 Marty Sandler, ATMS
Grammarian Surya Vangala, DTM
Watcher Angela Heath, ATMB
Chat Monitor Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Vote Counter Mary Dilling, DTM
7:55 PM  Speaker 1 Pamela Benjamin, DTM

"Creating a Fitness Group on Social Media" Visionary Communication Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Make Connections Through Networking
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7
Speaker 2 Tricia Smith, PM3

"My Experience as a Protege" Visionary Communication Level 2 Learning Your Style: Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: In this speech, I will speak about mentoring, the role of mentors, coaches, and Proteges, and my experiences. My focus is to emphasize my potential being a future Toastmasters Mentor. 

Speaker 3 David F. Carr, DTM

"How much do you hate passwords?" Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Persuasive Speaking
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7

Introduction: As a writer and editor who works in the technology industry, David F. Carr, DTM, knows why strong passwords are important. He doesn’t like it any more than you do.

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

8:22 PM  

Prospective Member Speeches

8:25 PM  Topics Master Kim Leaming
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

8:37 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.

8:42 PM  General Evaluator Carolina Ramírez
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
8:47 PM  Evaluator 1 Carl Walsh, VC2
Evaluator 2 Lieceng Zhu, CC
Evaluator 3 Marianne Grady, EC1
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

8:56 PM  President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

8:58 PM   Meeting officially ends. Visitors Feedback

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

8:59 PM  End