Online Presenters Toastmasters – Monday August 24, 2020

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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:

7:15 PM  Self introductions / informal meet and greet / technical troubleshooting time

7:40 PM  Presiding Officer gives a brief orientation and overview of the club mission. Introduces the Toastmaster of the Day

7:45 PM  Toastmaster of the Day Viviana Widjaja, EC1
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Timer Carl Walsh, ACS, CL
Ah Counter Rosena Duncanson
Grammarian Open
Watcher John Quick, DTM
Chat Monitor Jim Barber, ATMG, CL
Vote Counter Lukas Calafell
7:53 PM  Speaker 1 Brian David Crawford, DTM

"To Be the Best Part II" Visionary Communication Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise: Develop Your Vision – Second Speech
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Did you know that BDC is a professional video game streamer? That’s right, people watch him play video games on the internet and he gets paid to do it. Here to tell you about his journey is Brian David Crawford

Speaker 2 Sarra Idehen, EC5, MS2

"A Hand in the Dark: Mentoring" Motivational Strategies Level 2 Learning Your Style: Mentoring
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


Mentoring is a cornerstone in the Toastmasters experience.  Sometimes, even when you may not know it, you may be mentoring someone or someone may be mentoring you — in the general sense of the word.  But what is mentoring?  How does Toastmasters envision mentoring?  In her speech today, Sarra will answer those questions and also give you a personal experience of being a protege.  Please help me welcome Sarra with her speech entitled, “A Hand in the Dark:  Mentoring.”

Speaker 3 Roxanne Hosein

"Not Until I Do the Research" Visionary Communication Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Researching and Presenting
 Green: 5  Yellow: 6  Red: 7


A Ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet. In 2018, it was most searched question of trending health-related questions on GOOGLE. The idea is that getting most of your calories from fat forces your body to use different energy pathways. Instead of carbs for energy, the body burns fat, entering a state called “ketosis”.

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

8:20 PM  Topics Master Antoinette Trim, MS5
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. Priority toward members not performing any roles.
Each Table Topics Speaker  Green: 1  Yellow: 1:30  Red: 2

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

Member Inductions and Prospective Member Speeches

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.

8:37 PM  General Evaluator Graham Cairns, DTM
General Evaluator leads the evaluation portion of the meeting, starting with the prepared speech evaluations.
Evaluator 1 Carol Prahinski, DTM
Evaluator 2 Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
Evaluator 3 Sara Gao, DTM
Each evaluator  Green: 2  Yellow: 2:30  Red: 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 PM  President/Presiding Officer closing remarks. Be sure to wrap up meeting by 9 pm

8:59 PM   Meeting officially ends.

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Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: Cultural Communication

Word of the day: converse (verb)

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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.


Nik Lakhani, ACB ALB and Pathways MS5, PM4, VC4, EH4
VP of Education
Krishn Ramchurn, DTM
VP Membership
Louis Brown, DTM
VP Public Relations
Elaine Nieberding, DL5
Emily Thompson, VC, DL, PI, EH
David F. Carr, DTM
Sgt. at Arms
Assyl Boizhanova, DTM
Immediate Past President
Lois Margolin, DTM