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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.
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Mother, May I? – when to ask for permission. When to ask for forgiveness.
Word of the Day
Initiative (noun) readiness to take action.
Member Inductions Ceremony
Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches
5 – 7 minutes
Graham Cairns is a member of multiple Toastmasters clubs – and one of them is a club for DJs and Masters of Ceremonies – disk jockeys, trivia hosts, wedding celebrants and more.
Obviously, wedding preparation is an important issue for members of that club – and today, Graham will present the results of some research he’s been doing on the origin of wedding traditions, with a speech entitled “Wedding Traditions That Work For You!”
10 – 15 minutes
DTM Joni Laidlaw will be explaining the use of Artificial Intellence to reduce unnessary or in some cases otherwise unnessary tasks which have become just an acceptable part of the work experience.
Toastmaster asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Speaker of the Day
Prospective Member Speeches
Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day
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
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.
RSVP deadline is past