Online Presenters Meeting

Monday September 26, 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.


Graham Cairns, DTM

VP of Education
Evie Hartman

VP Membership
Kim Leaming

VP Public Relations
Andriy Smolenko

Andrew Bern, DTM

Sarra Idehen, DTM

Sgt. at Arms
Joni-Renee Laidlaw

Immediate Past President
Andrew Bern, DTM

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 to 7:47 PM

Sergeant at Arms opens the meeting, sets the protocols and hands over to the President/Presiding Officer

7:47 to 7:49 PM

Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day

Meeting Theme

Favorite Sports

Word of the Day

Sportsmanship (noun): conduct (such as fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport

Member Inductions Ceremony

We have new members to welcome!

7:49 to 7:51 PM
Toastmaster of the Day Rosena Duncanson, DTM
7:51 to 7:56 PM
Tip of the Day David F. Carr, DTM
Timer David F. Carr, DTM

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

Ah Counter
Grammarian Kim Leaming
Chat Monitor Jim Barber
Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
7:56 to 8:23 PM
Speaker Carl Walsh
Motivational Strategies Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals – Ice Breaker
4 – 6 minutes
Why Elizabeth II Mattered – A Study in Leadership


Carl Walsh is a Professional member of the National Speakers Association and is one of very few Americans to have graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.


He spent 20 years on stage as an Actor/Director/Writer, then found business to be a greater challenge with greater rewards.  He spent 28 years in corporate America, with such companies as Wherehouse Music, C&R Clothiers, The Walt Disney Company and Smart & Final Stores.  He has since helped people from all walks, express their ideas effectively.


He was one of ten finalists for the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in 2009 and was featured in Toastmasters Magazine for his use of theatre games to express his points.


He now acts as a consultant and speaker on business management to professionals and MBA schools, especially on the topic of drawing out the problem-solving creativity locked up within the workforce, and is co-host of “The Oval Table”, the podcast for small business.


Today, Carl will be delivering an Icebreaker from the Motivational Strategies path.  He hopes to tell you a little about himself by giving you a look at what he considers to be one of the most important elements of leadership.



Speaker 2 Tricia Smith
Visionary Communication Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise – Lessons Learned
5 – 7 minutes
CPR: Communication-Problem Solving-Results

This speech summarizes my lessons learned from an ongoing online ‘Circle’ group work project involving co-leading monthly meetings focused on Quarter Instructional topics that facilitate discussion, create new ideas to implement, incorporate practices and used to evaluate results of student performance.

Backup Speaker

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

8:23 to 8:26 PM

Prospective Member Speeches

VP of Membership Kim Learning will introduce new and prospective members to our club.

8:26 to 8:38 PM
Topics Master Graham Cairns, DTM

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

8:38 to 8:43 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 to 8:48 PM
General Evaluator Sunny Fridge, DTM
8:48 to 8:57 PM
Evaluator Toru Maruyama, DTM
Evaluator 2 Richard Durling, DTM

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 to 8:59 PM

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

8:59 to 9:00 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.

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