Toastmasters Regular Meeting

Saturday May 16, 2020 12:50 PM
 

Please do not take multiple roles in one meeting unless called upon.
No speaking slots should be taken for two or more consecutive meetings.
Please cancel your role as soon as you find yourself unable to attend the meeting. 
Thanks for being our Buddy!

Meeting Theme

Facing the Future

President/Chairperson:
Bruce Yu

Sergeant at Arms:
Open

Toastmaster of the Day:
Jamieann Wells-Fletcher

Audio, Video u0026amp; Body Language Monitor:
Ingeborg Sint Jago

Timer:
Khadija Gharbia

Grammarian:
Tricia Grow, DTM

Ah Counter:
Nicole Lopez Torres


Evaluator:
Allecia Harley, SR2, DL2
Evaluator:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Evaluator:
Tricia Grow, DTM

Backup Evaluator:
Open


Speaker:
Vitaly Parnas
Speaker:
Nicolas Brown, ACG, ALB
Speaker:
Not Available

Backup Speaker:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
This speaking slot is especially reserved for new members and members who haven’t spoken for over a month. Please contact a club officer to unlock it!


Round Robin:
Jing Hu

General Evaluator:
Denisse Echevarria Silva


Please read notes to role takers carefully  if  you  are  not  familiar  with Toastmasters  meetings.

Meet us every Saturday at 1PM UTC: https://zoom.us/j/591440460.

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Toastmasters Regular Meeting

Saturday May 23, 2020 12:50 PM
 

Please do not take multiple roles in one meeting unless called upon.
No speaking slots should be taken for two or more consecutive meetings.
Please cancel your role as soon as you find yourself unable to attend the meeting. 
Thanks for being our Buddy!

Meeting Theme

Memorial Day (Thinking about Veterans)

President/Chairperson:
Open
Sergeant at Arms:
Open
Toastmaster of the Day:
Kannan Sankara, DTM
Audio, Video & Body Language Monitor:
Open
Timer:
Allecia Harley, SR2, DL2
Grammarian:
Bruce Yu
Ah Counter:
Khadija Gharbia

Evaluator:
Denisse Echevarria Silva
Evaluator:
Jing Hu
Evaluator:
Noreen Dertinger, ACB, ALB
Backup Evaluator:
Open

Speaker:
Anusorn Swasdee, DTM
Speaker:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Speaker:
Brian Dodd, DTM
Backup Speaker:
Kannan Sankara, DTM
This speaking slot is especially reserved for new members and members who haven’t spoken for over a month. Please contact a club officer to unlock it!

Joke Master:
Allecia Harley, SR2, DL2
Topics Master:
Nicole Lopez Torres
Topics Evaluator:
Vitaly Parnas
General Evaluator:
Nicolas Brown, ACG, ALB

Please read notes to role takers carefully  if  you  are  not  familiar  with Toastmasters  meetings.

Meet us every Saturday at 1PM UTC: https://zoom.us/j/591440460.

Event Types:

International Speech Contest

Saturday March 7, 2020 12:45 PM
 
Presiding Officer:
Bruce Yu
Contest Chair:
Open
Sergeant at Arms:
Jing Hu
Timer:
Abhijit Gupta
Backup Timer:
Open
Zoom-Master:
Jing Hu
Zoom-Master Helper:
Open
Ballot Counter:
Allecia Harley, SR2, DL2
Ballot Counter:
Irfan Ghaffar
Contestant:
Ingeborg Sint Jago
Contestant:
Anusorn Swasdee, DTM
Contestant:
Ranjit Souri
Contestant:
Open
Contestant:
Rahul Shaw
Contestant:
Open

For contest forms and more details, please see the Notes to Contest Role Players.

Toastmasters Regular Meeting

Saturday November 23, 2019 12:50 PM to 2:00 PM
 

Please do not take multiple roles in one meeting unless called upon.
No speaking slots should be taken for two or more consecutive meetings.
Please cancel your role as soon as you find yourself unable to attend the meeting. 
Thanks for being our Buddy!

Meeting Theme

Gratitude

President/Chairperson:
Bruce Yu
Sergeant at Arms:
Vivek Dixit
Toastmaster of the Day:
Yinyin Wu
Audio, Video u0026 Body Language Monitor:
Open
Timer:
Open
Grammarian:
Allecia Harley, SR2, DL2
Ah Counter:
Jamieann Wells-Fletcher

Evaluator:
Vitaly Parnas
Evaluator:
Irfan Ghaffar
Evaluator:
Ingeborg Sint Jago
Backup Evaluator:
Open

Speaker:
Rahul Shaw
Speaker:
Francesco Vecchie
Speaker:
Khadija Gharbia
Backup Speaker:
Vivek Dixit
This speaking slot is especially reserved for new members and members who haven’t spoken for over a month. Please contact a club officer to unlock it!

Topics Master:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
General Evaluator:
Bruce Yu

Please read notes to role takers carefully  if  you  are  not  familiar  with Toastmasters  meetings.

Meet us every Saturday at 1PM UTC: https://zoom.us/j/591440460.

Event Types:

Grow with Your Club

My first Table Topics speech, I remember, only lasted 48 seconds without me knowing what I had said. Now I can take a deep breath, think for a little while before I start to speak, and try hard to squeeze everything into two and a half minutes. Very often I still lose my train of thought and mumble nonsense. Most of the time I think of a much better way to deliver the topic only after, well, I’ve delivered it. But the torch of my wish to grow has never been brighter.

I used to think that my own personal progress would be the single-mounted engine used to fuel my passion for growth, which, after all, is a personal issue. Not until I was elected Vice-President of Education in Buddies Online Toastmasters Club did I realize that I was partially, if not completely, wrong.

Why do you want to grow? If you randomly pick people you meet on the street and ask the question, you will likely get a thousand different answers. But if you do that across the Toastmasters landscape, you will most likely receive one answer or a few variations of it. For me, growth in the Toastmasters community means more confidence in speaking, better communication skills, and greater power as a leader. How I found these things relevant to my life is a long story I’d rather not disclose here, but they are universally essential to personal value as a function of success.

Over the past 22 months, I have made some progress in those areas – from a shy woman whose heart would race faster than a bullet train when she greeted her neighbors, to a club-level speech contest winner, and then to online club leadership. Indeed, I should feel proud of myself. I really do. But what makes me feel even prouder is when I see in our club another shy Muslim girl whose first Table Topics speech also failed to make to one minute, now speak with great confidence as Secretary in less than two months. Or that Chinese man who fidgeted and scratched his head when he first came to Buddies, now presides over the club with charisma and integrity. Or Mr. Monotone who used to have great trouble raising or lowering his voice, now delivers a speech with as much vividness as that of Christopher Walken acting out lines in Hamlet. Their notable achievements have filled in me with more joy and warmth than my own. They have become one of the reasons that I wish to go further on the journey of self-enhancement.

In a recent discussion with the other club officers, I proposed the concept of Three E’s:, Encouragement, Engagement and Empowerment. Individually as members, we wish to be encouraged, engaged, and empowered to reach whatever goal we set for ourselves on different paths. Of course we need an environment for personal growth. But it doesn’t stop there. It’s nothing personal when we join a positive community. Every one of us has the power to encourage, engage, and empower other fellow members by laying milestones for ourselves. The effect is compound. The environment makes us, and we make the environment.

So, it is important to grow yourself because, when you do that, the world will grow with you.

A few tips:

  1. Let the club officers know your needs and concerns;
  2. Focus on your goals;
  3. Be open-minded to new possibilities and opportunities for growth;
  4. Say to yourself “Yes I can” three times when you feel you’re losing confidence;
  5. Remember the Three E’s when you communicate with new Toastmasters and you may get a surprise from them.

Let’s practice these in Buddies!  Be there or be square!