Weekly Online Meeting

Friday September 15, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM



Word of the Month

Cadence, noun; a modulation or inflection of the voice. Example:  “His measured cadences never convey the character’s underlying passion.”

Similar: rhythm; tempo; meter; measure; rise and fall; beat; pulse; rhythmical flow/pattern;swing;lilt; cadency; intonation; modulation; inflection; speech pattern

A sequence of notes or chords comprising the close of a musical phrase. Example: “The final cadences of the Prelude”

Toastmaster of the Day Sarra Idehen, DTM
Leads the meeting. Checks that functionary roles are filled. Then calls for introduction of speakers and objectives.
Educational Moment Rose Kirland, DTM (guest)
Speaker 1 Vijay Chinnasamy
Speaker 2 Emily Lamoreaux
After each speech, Toastmaster calls for introduction of next speaker and objectives.
Topics Master Janine Donald
Elevator Speech / Expression of Gratitude Lesli Shooter
Speaker chosen by Table Topics Master to give a 40-second presentation. There will be a 30-second evaluation of this speech during speech evaluation section.
General Evaluator Don Que Collard, DTM
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces speech evaluators and continues with report of functionary roles: Ah counter, grammarian, timer, etc. Gives overall evaluations of the meeting.
Evaluation of the Elevator Speech Open
Presents a 30-second evaluation of the Elevator Speech.
Speech Evaluator 1 Max Rohr
Speech Evaluator 2 Lathisha Ramanayaka, DTM
Gives feedback to the speaker on the objectives and presentation of his/her speech.
Grammarian/Ah Counter Open
Checks for grammar use and Word of the Month use. Also checks for audible pauses and filler words.
Watcher / Chat Monitor Open
Notices all meeting participants and provide feedback for improvement. Watches and facilitates the chat communication.
Listener Matthew Bainsmith
Makes notes on the speeches and table topics and asks questions to see how well attendees listened during the meeting.
Thought/Joke/Quote Open
Presents a joke or memorable quote.
Timer Karen J. Bradakis
Keeps time for speeches, table topics and other roles throughout the meeting.
President or Presiding Officer Matthew Bainsmith
Calls for any club business. Wraps up meeting.
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Backup Speaker Open

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