Buddies Online Toastmasters Club

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Saturday October 14, 2023 12:50 PM to 2:30 PM
 

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Meeting Theme:

Thanksgiving

Word of the Day:

Gratitude


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor Open
Timer Bruce Yu
Grammarian Ibrahim Savadogo
Ah Counter Vivek Dixit

Speaker 1 Solo (guest)
Speaker 2 Hodan Hilmi
Speaker 3 Open
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Backup Speaker Open

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Bruce Yu

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator Karen Randels
Evaluator 1 Open
Evaluator 2 John Kertesz
Evaluator 3 Open
Backup Evaluator Open

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator Karen Randels

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


RSVP deadline is past

Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on October 8, 2023

Saturday October 21, 2023 12:50 PM to 2:30 PM
 

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Meeting Theme:

Word of the Day: Postmeridian

Postmeridian:  Occuring afternoon : of or relating to the afternoon

My favorite time to sit, relax and enjoy my cup of tea is in the postmeridian hours of the day

I often hit a postmeridian lull in my momentum 


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day Ibrahim Savadogo
Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor Open
Timer John Kertesz
Grammarian Karen Randels
Ah Counter Lucile Bationo

Speaker 1 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Speaker 2 Open
Speaker 3 Open
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Backup Speaker Open

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Open

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator Bruce Yu
Evaluator 1 Open
Evaluator 2 Open
Evaluator 3 Open
Backup Evaluator Open

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator Marina Marin

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


RSVP deadline is past

Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on October 20, 2023

Saturday October 28, 2023 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!

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Reminder: In a Speech-A-Thon, evaluators only provide written evaluations. Because there are no verbal evaluations, there is no best evaluator poll during Speech-A-Thons.


Meeting Theme

Falling into Change

Word of the Day:

harvest
/ˈhärvəst/
noun
  1. the process or period of gathering in crops.
    “helping with the harvest”


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day Nicole Lopez Torres
Audio, Video u0026amp; Body Language Monitor Open
Timer Open
Grammarian Mary Kosovich
Ah Counter Denisse Echevarria

Joke Master John Kertesz
Speaker 1 Nicole Lopez Torres
Speaker 2 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Speaker 3 Open
Speaker 4 Open
Speaker 5 Open
Speaker 6 Open
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Marina Marin

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator Ibrahim Savadogo
Evaluator 1 Karen Randels
Evaluator 2 Open
Evaluator 3 Open
Evaluator 4 Open
Evaluator 5 Open
Evaluator 6 Open

Reminder: In a Speech-A-Thon, evaluators only provide written evaluations. Because there are no verbal evaluations, there is no best evaluator poll during Speech-A-Thons.

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


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

RSVP deadline is past

Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on October 28, 2023

Saturday November 4, 2023 12:50 PM to 2:30 PM
 

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Meeting Theme: Perserverance

persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Word of the Day:


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day Karen Randels
Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor Open
Timer Open
Grammarian Open
Ah Counter Lucile Bationo

Speaker 1 John Kertesz
Speaker 2 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Speaker 3 Open
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Backup Speaker Open

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator Open
Evaluator 1 Karen Randels
Evaluator 2 Open
Evaluator 3 Open
Backup Evaluator Open

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator Open

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


RSVP deadline is past

Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on November 3, 2023

Saturday November 11, 2023 12:50 PM to 2:30 PM
 

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Meeting Theme: REMEMBERANCE

Remembrance/Veterans Day

Word of the Day: DEDICATION

the quality of being devoted or committed to a task or purpose.
“His dedication to his duties allowed him to succeed.”


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor Not Available
Timer Lilian Monari
Grammarian William Davison
Ah Counter To Be Announced

Speaker 1 Open
Speaker 2 Karen Randels
Speaker 3 Lilian Monari
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Backup Speaker Open

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator Lucile Bationo
Evaluator 1 Open
Evaluator 2 Marina Marin
Evaluator 3 John Kertesz
Backup Evaluator Open

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator John Kertesz

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


RSVP deadline is past

Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on November 11, 2023

Saturday November 18, 2023 12:50 PM to 2:30 PM
 

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Meeting Theme: The Importance of the Holiday Season

As we approach the hoiday season (at least in the west) it can be a time of joy and a time of stress.  Let’s explore how the holidays (such as Thanksgiving and Christmas) can affect us.  What are some of our favorite traditions?  What do the holiday’s signify to us?  Food for thought.

Word of the Day: JUBILANT

feeling or expressing great joy

The children were so jubilant on Christmas morning when they awoke to all the presents under the tree.


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day John Kertesz
Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor Not Available
Timer Begnadehi Bationo
Grammarian Karen Randels
Ah Counter Not Available

Speaker 1 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Speaker 2 William Davison
Speaker 3 Vivek Dixit
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Backup Speaker Open

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Hodan Hilmi

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator Marina Marin
Evaluator 1 Marina Marin
Evaluator 2 Pinto Herman, DTM
Evaluator 3 Bruce Yu
Backup Evaluator Open

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator Lucile Bationo

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


RSVP deadline is past

Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on November 14, 2023

Saturday November 25, 2023 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!

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Reminder: In a Speech-A-Thon, evaluators only provide written evaluations. Because there are no verbal evaluations, there is no best evaluator poll during Speech-A-Thons.


Meeting Theme

Meet people with a smile.

Word of the Day:

Astute means “having or showing an ability to notice and understand things clearly”—in other words, “being mentally sharp or clever.”

// The coach has proven to be an astute judge of talent during his career.

“In her new memoir, ‘Both/And,’ … [Huma Abedin] may be one of the most politically astute and well-traveled women in the world, but she portrays herself as far from worldly, at least in affairs of the heart.” — Susan Dominus¸ The New York Times, 21 Nov. 2021


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day Pinto Herman, DTM
Audio, Video u0026amp; Body Language Monitor Open
Timer Open
Grammarian Vivek Dixit
Ah Counter Open

Joke Master Hodan Hilmi
Speaker 1 William Davison
Speaker 2 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Speaker 3 Lilian Monari
Speaker 4 Vivek Dixit
Speaker 5 Open
Speaker 6 Open
We have six speakers in the meeting to give a prepared speech from one of the many Toastmasters manuals

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator Hodan Hilmi
Evaluator 1 Lilian Monari
Evaluator 2 Vivek Dixit
Evaluator 3 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Evaluator 4 John Kertesz
Evaluator 5 Karen Randels
Evaluator 6 Open

Reminder: In a Speech-A-Thon, evaluators only provide written evaluations. Because there are no verbal evaluations, there is no best evaluator poll during Speech-A-Thons.

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


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

RSVP deadline is past

Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on November 25, 2023

Saturday December 2, 2023 12:50 PM to 2:30 PM
 

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Meeting Theme:

Families

Word of the Day:

Devotion


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day:
Vivek Dixit
Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor:
Not Available
Timer:
Open
Grammarian:
Mary Kosovich
Ah Counter:
Not Available

Speaker:
Pinto Herman, DTM
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Speaker:
Hodan Hilmi
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Speaker:
William Davison
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Backup Speaker:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master:
Lilian Monari

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Evaluator:
Begnadehi Bationo
Evaluator:
Davida Ademuyiwa
Evaluator:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Backup Evaluator:
Open

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator:
Lucile Bationo

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on November 28, 2023

Saturday December 9, 2023 12:50 PM to 2:30 PM
 

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Meeting Theme:

Word of the Day:


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day:
Open
Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor:
Not Available
Timer:
Open
Grammarian:
Open
Ah Counter:
Not Available

Speaker:
Karen Randels
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Speaker:
Open
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Speaker:
Open
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Backup Speaker:
Open

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master:
Open

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Backup Evaluator:
Open

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator:
Open

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on July 19, 2023

Saturday December 16, 2023 12:50 PM to 2:30 PM
 

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom. Guests: to join our meeting, please email buddiestmi@gmail.com for meeting room information.

Meeting Theme:

Word of the Day:


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day:
Open
Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor:
Open
Timer:
Open
Grammarian:
Open
Ah Counter:
Open

Speaker:
Open
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Speaker:
Open
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Speaker:
Open
Please use the Introduction field to express any expectations from your evaluator. Thank you for your cooperation!
Backup Speaker:
Open

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master:
Open

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Evaluator:
Open
Evaluator:
Open
Backup Evaluator:
Open

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator:
Open

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


Event Types:

Posted by Bruce Yu on July 19, 2023

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