Online Presenters Meeting

Monday June 26, 2023

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.


David F. Carr, DTM

VP of Education
Graham Cairns, DTM

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:

7:46 to 7:48 PM

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

7:48 to 7:50 PM

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

Meeting Theme

Word of the Day



Meaning: The word describes communication that is notably strong, clear and sharp.



Member Inductions Ceremony

7:50 to 7:52 PM
Toastmaster of the Day Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
7:52 to 7:57 PM
Tip of the Day
Timer Graham Cairns, DTM

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

Ah Counter Carolina Ramírez
Grammarian Marianne Grady
Watcher Andrew Bern, DTM
Chat Monitor Andrew Bern, DTM
Vote Counter David F. Carr, DTM
7:57 to 8:24 PM
Speaker Evie Hartman
5 – 7 minutes
Speaker 2 Andriy Smolenko
Engaging Humor Level 2 Learning Your Style – Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
5 – 7 minutes
What’s in it for me?


A story about Vaclav, the fat boy and the Bachata dancer.

Speaker 3
Backup Speaker

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

8:24 to 8:27 PM

Prospective Member Speeches

8:27 to 8:32 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.

8:32 to 8:44 PM
Topics Master Kim Leaming

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

8:44 to 8:49 PM
General Evaluator Carolina Ramírez
8:49 to 8:58 PM
Evaluator Jim Barber
Evaluator 2 Joni-Renee Laidlaw
Evaluator 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

8:58 to 9:00 PM

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

9:00 to 9:01 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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