Online Presenters Meeting

Monday January 31, 2022 7:45 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST

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

This day in the US honors everything backward with “National Backward Day”. The day provides an opportunity to reverse our ways, our direction, or simply our shirt.

Word of the Day REVERSE

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day Dr Kyrin Hall, DTM, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Tip of the Day Pamela Benjamin, DTM
3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
Timer Hector Cabrera Farjat, PI5

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

Ah Counter Graham Cairns, DTM
Watcher Louis Brown, DTM
Chat Monitor Rosena Duncanson, DTM
Vote Counter Maryruth Dilling, DTM
Speaker 1 Ervlyn Young, CC, CL
Presentation Mastery Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals (evaluation form)
Speaker 2 Lukas Calafell, IP5
"New to Networking" Strategic Relationships Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Make Connections Through Networking (evaluation form)

5 – 7 minutes

Introduction: Networking whether you are new or a seasoned networker takes work. Our second speaker will speak about his networking experience and what he took away from the experience. Please welcome, Lukas Calafell! 

Speaker 3 Tricia Smith, PM5
"Collaborative Connection Circles" Visionary Communication Level 4 Building Skills: Manage Projects Successfully – First Speech (evaluation form)

2 – 3 minutes

Introduction: The path to managing a successful project begins with the enthusiasm, knowledge, and leadership of a project manager. Project managers take responsibility for the accomplishment of an idea, plan, or assignment, and guide a team through each task while working to meet deadlines. Though every project is unique, project management skills apply in every setting. This is the first 2-3 min. speech to discuss a project’s plan. A 2nd speech will be at another meeting time for 5-7 min. to discuss the results of the project and what was learned.

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 Andriy Smolenko, CC
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.
Each Table Topics Speaker green Green: 1 yellow Yellow: 1:30 red Red: 2

Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day

General Evaluator Marianne Grady, EC4
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Jim Barber, PM1
Evaluator 2 David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator 3 Calvin Dorsey, DTM
Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red 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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