Toastmasters Regular Meeting

Saturday November 23, 2019 12:50 PM to 2:05 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:

Timer:

Grammarian:
Allecia Harley

Ah Counter:
Jamieann Wells-Fletcher


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

Backup Evaluator:

Each evaluator is to introduce speech objectives and title when called by the Toastmaster of the Day in the prepared speech section.


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.

To change or sign up a role, Please visit the agenda on Buddies’ website.

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!

Speech-A-Thon

Saturday August 29, 2020 12:50 PM
 

This is the Buddies way of providing newcomers with more speaking opportunities at the end of each month.  There are six prepared speech slots to take instead of three. To make time for this, the speeches will only be only evaluated in writing after the meeting. Each evaluator is expected to watch the speech to be evaluated and complete the corresponding evaluation form after the meeting. 
Thanks for being our Buddy!

Meeting Theme

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President/Chairperson:
Sergeant at Arms:
Toastmaster of the Day:
Audio, Video u0026 Body Language Monitor:
Timer:
Grammarian:
Ah Counter:

Evaluator:
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Evaluator:
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Evaluator:

Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals

Topics Master:
General Evaluator:

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

To change or sign up a role, Please visit the agenda on Buddies’ website.

Event Types:

Speech-A-Thon

Saturday September 26, 2020 12:50 PM
 

This is the Buddies way of providing newcomers with more speaking opportunities at the end of each month.  There are six prepared speech slots to take instead of three. To make time for this, the speeches will only be only evaluated in writing after the meeting. Each evaluator is expected to watch the speech to be evaluated and complete the corresponding evaluation form after the meeting. 
Thanks for being our Buddy!

Meeting Theme

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President/Chairperson:
Sergeant at Arms:
Toastmaster of the Day:
Audio, Video u0026 Body Language Monitor:
Timer:
Grammarian:
Ah Counter:

Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals

Topics Master:
General Evaluator:

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

To change or sign up a role, Please visit the agenda on Buddies’ website.

Event Types:

Speech-A-Thon

Saturday February 29, 2020 12:50 PM
 

This is the Buddies way of providing newcomers with more speaking opportunities at the end of each month.  There are six prepared speech slots to take instead of three. To make time for this, the speeches will only be only evaluated in writing after the meeting. Each evaluator is expected to watch the speech to be evaluated and complete the corresponding evaluation form after the meeting. 
Thanks for being our Buddy!

Meeting Theme

Not set

President/Chairperson:
Sergeant at Arms:
Toastmaster of the Day:
Audio, Video u0026 Body Language Monitor:
Timer:
Grammarian:
Ah Counter:

Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:
Evaluator:

Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals
Speaker:
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals

Topics Master:
General Evaluator:

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

To change or sign up a role, Please visit the agenda on Buddies’ website.

Event Types: