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Online Presenters Toastmasters

Monday August 29, 2022

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.


Andrew Bern, DTM

VP of Education
David F. Carr, DTM

VP Membership
Kim Leaming

VP Public Relations
Dr Kyrin Hall, DTM, DTM

Natatia Vanellison, DTM

Sarra Idehen, DTM

Sgt. at Arms
Carolina Ramírez, SR5

Immediate Past President
Louis Brown, 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


1a: having an aristocratic quality or flavor : STYLISH
b: of or relating to the gentry or upper classa person of genteel upbringing
c: elegant or graceful in manner, appearance, or shape
Example: the genteel manners of an old southern gentleman

Member Inductions Ceremony

7:49 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Angela Heath, VC2
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
7:51 PM  Tip of the Day Rosena Duncanson, VC2
3-5 minutes for a tip about tech, technique, or leadership.
Timer Louis Brown, DTM

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

Ah Counter Sarra Idehen, DTM
Grammarian Marianne Grady, EC4
Watcher Jim Barber, PM1
Chat Monitor Adrienne Williams
Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez, SR5
7:56 PM  Speaker 1 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
"Look Ma I Got legs!" Presentation Mastery Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Evaluation and Feedback – Second Speech

green Green: 5 yellow Yellow: 6 red Red: 7

Speaker 2 Andrew Bern, DTM
Speaker 3 Graham Cairns, DTM
"Being a Team Player" Team Collaboration Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Writing a Speech with Purpose

green Green: 5 yellow Yellow: 6 red Red: 7


Toastmaster Graham Cairns has this week begun his 10th Toastmasters Path – this time, Team Collaboration. And today, his presentation will look at “What Makes a Team Player?”

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

8:23 PM  

Prospective Member Speeches

8:26 PM  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

8:38 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.

8:43 PM  General Evaluator Debra Carr, ACS, ALB
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
8:48 PM  Evaluator 1 David F. Carr, DTM
Evaluator 2 Richard Durling, DTM
Evaluator 3 Toru Maruyama, 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

8:57 PM  President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

8:59 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

9:00 PM  End