Online Presenters Meeting

Monday March 27, 2023 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT

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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:

Meeting Theme


Word of the Day

Metamorphosis [ met-uh-mawr-fuh-sis ]

Part of Speech: Noun

Meaning: any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.

In a Sentence: The incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) into communication represents a metamorphosis, broadening our horizons and offering new insights and perspectives.

Member Inductions Ceremony

Toastmaster of the Day Joni-Renee Laidlaw
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Sunny Fridge, DTM

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

Ah Counter Louis Brown, DTM
Grammarian Open
Watcher Open
Chat Monitor Open
Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez, SR5
Speaker 1 Tricia Smith, PM5
"Humor me please-laughter is good medicine " Engaging Humor Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Deliver Your Message With Humor (evaluation form)

18-22 minutes


The purpose of this speech is to engage and entertain the audience, leaving them with something to think about. In attempt to use Humor to affectively  to hlep the audience to understand a new topic or thinking about the world in a new wa, to hopefully laugh, reaching beyond the laughter and creating a meaningful experience for both the speaker and the audience to build a positive memory for all.

Speaker 2 Kim Leaming
"Blondini returns to Online Presenters" Engaging Humor Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Evaluation and Feedback – First Speech (evaluation form)

5-7 minutes


Online Presenters was introduced to Blondini during Toastmaster Kim’s Ice Breaker speech.  Blondini is now returning for the first speech from the Engaging Humor Pathway. The purpose of this project is to present a speech, receive feedback, and then apply the feedback to a second speech. Toastmaster Kim and Blondini are looking forward to receiving feedback through tonight’s evaluation.  Please welcome Blondini back to the Online Presenters virtual stage as she continues her journey on the Engaging Humor pathway.

Speaker 3 Andrew Bern, DTM
"Do I need a mentor?" Pathways Mentor Program Level 1 Educational Program: Mentor Program: Mentoring (evaluation form)

5-7 minutes


The educational program in Toastmasters is dependent on experiential learning.  Therefore, who you have in the club is critical to your development.  Your efforts to follow the program and put the process into effect.

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 Graham Cairns, DTM
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 Jim Barber, PM1
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Andriy Smolenko, CC
Evaluator 2 Evie Hartman
Evaluator 3 Mike Woodall, 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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