Online Presenters Meeting

Monday October 4, 2021 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT

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:

Theme and Word of the Day

Why do we fail in love?

Word of the day: Forbearing

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day Carolina Ramírez
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Hector Cabrera Farjat

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

Ah Counter Richard Durling, DTM
Watcher Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Chat Monitor Lukas Calafell, IP5, SR2
Vote Counter Andriy Smolenko, CC
Speaker 1 Marianne Grady, EC1
"Just Be-Cause" Strategic Relationships Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Ice Breaker (evaluation form)
4 – 6 minutes

Introduction: Marianne Grady is beginning the Strategic Relationships path this evening. In her ice breaker, she will let us know about some of the benefits she has derived from becoming involved in causes that are personal to her while encouraging us to do the same. Please welcome, Marianne Grady with her speech, Just Be-Cause.

Speaker 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
"How America got in the way of the Second Coming" Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Creating Effective Visual Aids (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes

Introduction: This is a variation on a speech that Graham occasionally gives on cruise ships, where he delivers what are called ‘enrichment lectures

Speaker 3 Angela Heath, ATMB
Visionary Communication Level 2 Learning Your Style: Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring (evaluation form)
5 – 7 minutes

Introduction: Angela will be sharing her experience as a protege as part of this speech. You don’t have to be an expert mentor to make a difference for your protege.

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

Prospective Member Speeches

Topics Master Lieceng Zhu, CC
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

General Evaluator Kim Leaming
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Andrew Bern, DTM
Evaluator 2 Open
Evaluator 3 Louis Brown, 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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