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Buddies Online Toastmasters Club – Saturday May 14, 2022

We meet every Saturday 1PM UTC in Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/591440460)

Meeting Theme:

Theme: Servant Leadership

Word of the Day: Carpe Diem

Theme Question: If Toastmasters, in particular Buddies has helped you in some way, how can you pay your gratitude forward?

Quotation: There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.~ The Dali Lama

President: Denisse Echevarría

Sergeant At Arms: Mary Kosovich

Toastmaster of the Day Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM

 The Toastmaster of the Day (TMOD) opens the meeting with an inspirational message about the theme (2-3 min.), facilitates the meeting, calls on the votes for Best Speaker, provides closing remarks (1-2 min.) before transitioning back to President.

Audio, Video and Body Language Monitor Open

 The Audio, Video, and Body Language (AVBL) Monitor introduces the role when called forth by the TMOD (1 min.), and gives a observations report when called upon by the GE (1-2 min.).

Timer Denisse Echevarria

 The timer is key in our meetings! Your job is to time everyone: facilitators, evaluators, and speakers! You’ll introduce your role when called forth by the TMOD (1-2 min.), and gives a observations report when called upon by the GE (1-2 min.).

Grammarian Mary Kosovich

 As Grammarian, pay close attention to the use of language (the good, the bad, and the amazing!) Also provide the Word of the Day! You’ll introduce your role when called forth by the TMOD (1-2 min.), and gives a observations report when called upon by the GE (2-3 min.).

Ah Counter Karen Randels

 As Ah Counter, count the number of filler words and give visibility at the end of the meeting. You’ll introduce your role when called forth by the TMOD (1 min.), and gives a observations report when called upon by the GE (1-2 min.).


Evaluator 1 Raghav Umasankar
Evaluator 2 Nicole Lopez Torres
Evaluator 3 Kannan Sankara, DTM

 Each evaluator is to introduce speech objectives and title when called by the TMOD to introduce the speaker.


12:50 PM Speaker 1 Kannan Sankara, DTM
"Take up Leadership roles" Engaging Humor Level 3 Increasing Knowledge: Inspire Your Audience

5 – 7 minutes

Speaker 2 Om Lakhotiya
"The choices we make" Leadership Development Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals: Evaluation and Feedback – Second Speech

5-7 minutes

Speaker 3 Maurice Warburton
"Surviving Lockdown" Leadership Development Level 4 Building Skills: Building a Social Media Presence

5 – 7 minutes

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

Topics Master Park Jung Yeon (guest)

 The Table Topics Master (TTM) facilitates Table Topics! You’ll have 2-3 min. to introduce Table Topics and review rules, 14 min. to run the session, and 1 min. to call the vote for Best Table Topic.

General Evaluator Bruce Yu

 The General Evaluator (GE) calls upon the evaluators, facilitators, and the Table Topics Evaluator to give their reports, and then provides an evaluation for the entire meeting in 3-4 min. (TM.org has a checklist for this!). Before turning back to TMOD, call the vote for Best Facilitator.

Topics Evaluator Iza Sanchez

 The Table Topics Evaluator has 3-4 min. to evaluate the TTM and the impromptu speakers briefly.


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

1:12 PM End