Regular Toastmasters Meetings

Monday January 29, 2024 7:00 PM EST to 8:00 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 Sara Buffington-Johnson

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:

Word of the Day —calling

calling(noun)-a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence, the vocation or profession in which one customarily engages

 

Romans 11:29 (AMPC) For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable(He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.)

 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve….You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ “


7:13-7:14 -The General Evaluator

General Evaluator Karen Church

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 Lorie Lyons

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 Louella Jamerson

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 Dave Seager

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 Phil Portman

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 Lorie Lyons

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 Taylor Neeley
Presentation Mastery Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Ice Breaker (evaluation form)

4 – 6 minutes


7:27-7:28 – The Toastmaster summarizes the first speech, and introduces the second Speech Evaluator.
Evaluator 3 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 #2 before releasing the lectern to Speaker #2

7:28-7:35 – Speaker 2

Speaker 2 Open

Table Topics

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

7:36-7:51 – Table Topics

Table Topics SHEILA JOHNSON

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 Karen Church

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 Louella Jamerson

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

President Closes SHEILA JOHNSON
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