Online Presenters Meeting
Monday May 1, 2023
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: https://op.toastmost.org/eval-forms
Sergeant at Arms opens the meeting, sets the protocols and hands over to the President/Presiding Officer
Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day
Mother, May I? – when to ask for permission. When to ask for forgiveness.
Initiative (noun) readiness to take action.
Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches
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!”
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
Topics Master asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Topics Speaker of the Day
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.
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
President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm
Meeting officially ends. Visitors Feedback
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.