Regular Toastmasters Meetings

Monday January 22, 2024 7:00 PM EST to 8:20 PM EST
 

7:00-7:08 – President: Call to Order

President Call to Order SHEILA JOHNSON

The President or Presiding Officer extends greetings to members and guests and shares the Mission Statement for our club and for Toastmasters. The President then leads the audience in a time of self-introduction and response to an ice-breaker question. A maximum of 30 seconds is allowed, per person.

The President or Presiding Officer introduces tonight’s Toastmaster and releases lectern to Toastmaster.


7:08-7:13 – Toastmaster of the Day

Toastmaster of the Day Debra Loader

The Toastmaster of the day sets the meeting theme and tone while introducing the evening’s program. Our Toastmaster will present the Word of the Day and examples of that word in common usage, a quote and the educational focus for the evening.

Meeting Theme, Word of the Day, Definition, and Quotes:

Theme – Nurturing Growth: Body, Mind, and Spirit

 

Word of the Day – Flourish 

 

Flourish (verb):

·      To grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as part of a thriving ecosystem.

·      To thrive or prosper; to achieve success or prominence.

·      To be in a state of activity or production; to blossom.

 

Quotes

“Every setback is a setup for a comeback. Embrace challenges, grow through adversity, and let your resilience help you flourish.” – Joel Osteen

 

 “Life is not merely to be alive but to be well and to flourish.” – Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor who ruled from 161 to 180 AD

 

“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it. Flourish where you are planted.” – Anonymous

 

 

 


7:13-7:14 -The General Evaluator

General Evaluator SHEILA JOHNSON

The General Evaluator leads the evaluation team and ensures the evaluation roles are covered. They evaluate everything that takes place during the meeting.

The General Evaluator Introduces the rest of the evaluation team.


The Evaluation Team

7:14-7:15 – Speech Evaluators

Evaluator SHEILA JOHNSON

The Speech Evaluator evaluates one of the speeches in tonight’s meeting, explaining what they will be looking for in the speech and the feedback they will give at the end of the night.

7:15-7:16 – Ah Counter

Ah Counter Sara Buffington-Johnson

The Ah Counter explains the value of identifying filler words and hesitations that were used in our speech tonight.

They count and record filler words such as “ah”, “er”, and “um”. At the end of the night, the Ah Counter reports on our filler word usage at the end of meeting.

7:16-7:17 – Grammarian

Grammarian Taylor Neeley

The Grammarian identifies proper use of the English language and recognizes the use of the word of the day.

7:17-7:18 – Timer

Timer Lorie Lyons

The Timer times each person’s presentation to ensure accurate use of the allotted times.


Speeches

7:19-7:20 – Toastmaster introduces the first speech evaluator
Evaluator 2 Open

The Speech Evaluator will discuss the purpose and objectives for the first speech, as well as the length of the speech.

The Toastmaster reads the prepared introduction for Speech #1 before releasing the lectern to Speaker #1.

7:20-7:27 – Speaker 1

Speaker Open

7:27-7:28 – The Toastmaster summarizes the first speech, and introduces the second Speech Evaluator.
Evaluator 3 SHEILA JOHNSON

The Speech Evaluator will discuss the purpose and objectives for the first speech, as well as the length of the speech.

The Toastmaster reads the prepared introduction for Speech #2 before releasing the lectern to Speaker #2

7:28-7:35 – Speaker 2

Speaker 2 Kimberly Eddy
"When and Why Website Owners Should Embrace Change" Visionary Communication Level 4 Building Skills: Communicate Change (evaluation form)

5 – 7 minutes


Table Topics

7:35-7:36 – Toastmaster Introduces the Topics Master

7:36-7:51 – Table Topics

Table Topics Lorie Lyons

Table Topics provides an opportunity for others to practice impromptu speaking, with creative questions. Once Table Topics is complete, the Topics Master returns the lectern to the Toastmaster.


7:51-8:04 – Evaluations

Evaluation Team SHEILA JOHNSON

The Toastmaster summarizes the speech portion of the meeting, and introduces the General Evaluator.

General Evaluator and the Evaluation Team

Each speech evaluator discusses the speech, with its strengths, areas for improvement (Glow and Grow), followed by evaluations by the rest of the Evaluation Team:

  • The Ah Counter details the improper use of filler words.
  • Our Grammarian will evaluate our use of the English language and the Word of the Day.
  • The Timer will give their report on how well we kept to the allotted times.

The General Evaluate will present an overall review before returning the lectern to the Toastmaster.

The Toastmaster makes closing comments before turning the lectern over to the President or Presiding Officer.

8:04-8:15 – Closing

The VP of Education seeks to fill roles for upcoming meetings.

VP Fills Roles for Next Debra Loader

The President invites input from our guests, summarizes upcoming events, and deals with any club business.

President Closes SHEILA JOHNSON
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