Online Presenters Meeting

Monday February 26, 2024

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.

Officers

President
David F. Carr, DTM

VP of Education
Graham Cairns, DTM

VP Membership
Kim Leaming

VP Public Relations
Andriy Smolenko

Secretary
Andrew Bern, DTM

Treasurer
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.

7:45 to 7:47 PM

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

7:47 to 7:49 PM

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

Meeting Theme

CHOCOLATE

Word of the Day

CONFECTION:
Noun.
1.  A sweet preparation of fruit or the like, as a preserve or candy.

2.  The process of compounding, preparing, or making something.

Member Inductions Ceremony

7:49 to 7:51 PM
Toastmaster of the Day Kim Leaming
7:51 to 7:56 PM
Tip of the Day Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
Timer David F. Carr, DTM

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

Ah Counter
Grammarian Carolina Ramírez
Watcher
Chat Monitor
Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
7:56 to 8:23 PM
Speaker Kirthikka Devi Venkataram
5 – 7 minutes
Speaker 2 Jim Barber
5 – 7 minutes
Speaker 3
Backup Speaker

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

8:23 to 8:26 PM

Prospective Member Speeches

Karry Kong will present her Prospective Member Speech

8:26 to 8:31 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.

8:31 to 8:43 PM
Topics Master Joni-Renee Laidlaw

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

8:43 to 8:48 PM
General Evaluator
8:48 to 8:57 PM
Evaluator Ruth-Ellen Danquah
Evaluator 2
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

8:57 to 8:59 PM

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

8:59 to 9:00 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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