Online Presenters Meeting

Monday April 8, 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.


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.

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

Overcome Fear

Word of the Day


Member Inductions Ceremony

New Member Inductions:

Elena Sandoval
Samuel Irwin
Karry Kong

7:49 to 7:51 PM
Toastmaster of the Day Carolina Ramírez
7:51 to 7:56 PM
Tip of the Day

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

Ah Counter Joni-Renee Laidlaw
Chat Monitor Kim Leaming
Vote Counter Carolina Ramírez
7:56 to 8:23 PM
Speaker Elena Sandoval (guest)
Innovative Planning Level 3 Increasing Knowledge – Using Presentation Software
5 – 7 minutes
Who is Elena ?

I am going to give my Icebreaker speech using presentation software. The aim is to present my story using presentation software. The project will help me understand best practices for designing engaging and informative visuals, creating clear, concise, and visually pleasing slides, and demonstrating the ability to present using presentation software as a tool.

Speaker 2 David F. Carr, DTM
Other Manual or Non Manual Speech – Custom Speech 5 to 7 minutes
5 to 7 minutes
Create eye catching events layouts with RSVPMaker and WordPress

Club President David Carr is the creator of the RSVPMaker plugin for WordPress, and he is using this speech to practice showing off some of the latest event listing layout effects it makes possible.

Speaker 3 Graham Cairns, DTM
Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge – Understanding Vocal Variety
5 – 7 minutes
To Be Allocated by Toastmaster of the meeting

Graham is currently working through the Presentation Mastery path – but this time, all his presentations are ‘impromptu’.

The Toastmaster of the Meeting will advise Graham of the title or theme at the start of the meeting, giving him just a few minutes to prepare a five-to-seven minute impromptu presentation.

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

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 Traca Savadogo

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 Sunny Fridge, DTM
8:48 to 8:57 PM
Evaluator Marianne Grady
Evaluator 2 Jim Barber
Evaluator 3 Andriy Smolenko

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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