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Online Presenters Toastmasters

Monday June 13, 2022

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.

Specialty: Online Presenters focuses on the development of online speaking and presentation skills for those interested in conducting better webinars or online meetings.


Andrew Bern, DTM

VP of Education
David F. Carr, DTM

VP Membership
Kim Leaming

VP Public Relations
Dr Kyrin Hall, DTM, DTM

Natatia Vanellison, DTM

Sarra Idehen, DTM

Sgt. at Arms
Carolina Ramírez, SR5

Immediate Past President
Louis Brown, DTM

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.

Online Evaluation Forms can be found here:

7:45 PM  Sergeant at Arms opens the meeting, sets the protocols and hands over to the President/Presiding Officer

7:47 PM  Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day. Explains that we will be following a simplified agenda with fewer role players but more opportunities for speakers.

Theme and Word of the Day

Speakathon today

7:49 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Toru Maruyama, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
7:51 PM  Tip of the Day David F. Carr, DTM
3-5 minutes for a tech or leadership tip
Timer Antoinette Trim, EH5

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

Vote Counter Angela Heath, VC2
7:56 PM  Speaker 1 Andriy Smolenko, CC
"Golden Gavel Award for Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine" Innovative Planning Level 4 Building Skills: Manage Projects Successfully – First Speech

green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

Speaker 2 David F. Carr, DTM
"Stories from Web Data" Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Connect with Your Audience

green Green: 5 yellow Yellow: 6 red Red: 7

Introduction: David F. Carr is a writer, editor, and digital consultant who led Online Presenters to charter in 2017. He recently took a job as Senior Insights Manager at Similarweb telling stories based on web data and would like to share some of what he has learned — and learn what it is you would like to know that might make a good story.

Speaker 3 Joni Laidlaw (guest)
"Can You Guess the Club Support Role?" Leadership Development Level 4 Building Skills: Leading Your Team

green Green: 5 yellow Yellow: 6 red Red: 7

Speaker 4 Graham Cairns, DTM
"Designer Babies – Dream or Nightmare" Team Collaboration Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Evaluation and Feedback – Second Speech

green Green: 5 yellow Yellow: 6 red Red: 7

Introduction: In this presentation, Graham Cairns will take the role of Senator Graham Cairns, the leader of a small political party – the Balance Alliance – who has to vote on proposed laws that would prevent gene therapy on unborn children.This is the second version of this project – and his evaluator has been given a copy of his first evaluation.

Speaker 5 Open
Speaker 6 Open
Backup Speaker 1 Open
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

8:38 PM  General Evaluator Louis Brown, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
8:43 PM  Evaluator 1 Jim Barber, PM1
Evaluator 2 Graham Cairns, DTM
Evaluator 3 Richard Durling, DTM
Evaluator 4 Open
Evaluator 5 Marianne Grady, EC4
Evaluator 6 Open
Each evaluator green Green: 2 yellow Yellow: 2:30 red Red: 3

General Evaluator asks for the Timer’s Report & vote for the Best Evaluator of the Day.

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

9:01 PM  President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

9:03 PM   Meeting officially ends. Visitors Feedback

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

9:04 PM  End