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Buddies Online Toastmasters Club – Saturday May 20, 2023

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

Meeting Theme:

Meeting Theme: Social Awareness strategies

Instead of looking inward to learn about understanding yourself, social awareness is looking outward to learn about and appreciate others. 

Word of the Day:


President: Nicole Torres

Sergeant At Arms: Lucile Bationo

Toastmaster of the Day Begnadehi Bationo

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

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 Päivi Kero

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 Denisse Echevarria

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 Maurice Warburton

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.).


12:50 to 12:58 PM
Speaker Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Innovative Planning Level 3 Increasing Knowledge – Present a Proposal
5 – 7 minutes
Making Buddies More Visible
Speaker 2 Bruce Yu
Visionary Communication Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise – Reflect on Your Path
10 – 12 minutes
Keep learning, keep going!

Speakers have reserved 19 minutes out of 7 planned

Backup Speaker

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Marina Marin

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.

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


General Evaluator Nicole Lopez Torres

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.

Evaluator Pinto Herman, DTM
Evaluator 2 Nicole Lopez Torres

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

Backup Evaluator

(GE: Request Best Evaluator Poll)

Topics Evaluator Lucile Bationo

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

(GE: Request Best Facilitator Poll)


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