Online Presenters Meeting

Monday July 1, 2024 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT
 

If you have a password, sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

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.

See the Moments of Truth survey here.

Meeting Theme – Moments of Truth

Word of the Day – Impression

  1.  
    an idea, feeling, or opinion about something or someone, especially one formed without conscious thought or on the basis of little evidence.
    “his first impressions of Manchester were very positive”
     
  2. an imitation of a person or thing, done to entertain.
    “he did an impression of Shirley Bassey”

Moments of Truth Presentation

The Vice President of Education will have a Moments of Truth Discussion with the members, guests and past memebers of the club.

Toastmaster of the Day Joni-Renee Laidlaw, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Carolina Ramírez

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

Ah Counter Samuel Irwin
Grammarian Andrew Bern, DTM
Watcher Jim Barber
Chat Monitor Sunny Fridge, DTM
Vote Counter Not Available
Speaker 1 Lois Margolin (guest)
Speaker 2 Marianne Grady
Speaker 3 Open
Speaker 4 Joni-Renee Laidlaw, DTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.

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

Evaluator 1 Not Available
Evaluator 2 Sherry Blake
Evaluator 3 Open
Evaluator 4 Graham Cairns, DTM

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

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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