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The importance of planning ahead
Word of the Day
Improvised (adjective) Made or said without preparation
Member Inductions Ceremony
For the purpose of voting, please see Timer’s Notes below on expected duration of the different speeches
5 – 7 minutes
David runs the Toastmost.org club website hosting service and has been working on a more concise description of its value. Here is the 5-7 minutes version.
5 – 7 minutes
Graham Cairns is today presenting from his Persuasive Influence path – the level 2 project, introduction to mentoring.
Speaker, Trainer, Co-Founder of The Alpha Dogs Consulting Group and Co-Host of the Oval Table podcast, Carl’s first taste of business was starting a Theatre Company after graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He found that he loved the business of it.
This led to 28 years in the corporate world, including companies such as The Walt Disney Company, building and maintaining high performance teams. Since then, he has spoken across the country helping small business professionals boost their businesses.
His belief is that Clarity of Vision and Alignment of Purpose determines whether people, teams and companies succeed or not.
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.
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