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Buddies Online Toastmasters Club – Saturday July 22, 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:

People are looking for a leader, and change begins with the leader.

Change is the price we pay for growth.

All change does not represent progress, but if we do not change there will be no progress.

Word of the Day:

Mentor (n): an experienced and trusted adviser.

“he was her friend and mentor until he died in 1915”

President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

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 Hodan Hilmi

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 Christa Bonnet (guest)

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

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 Kannan Sankara, DTM
Strategic Relationships Level 2 Learning Your Style – Understanding Your Leadership Style
5 – 7 minutes
Importance of Club Success Plan
Speaker 2 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Other Manual or Non Manual Speech – Custom Speech 13 to 15 minutes
13 to 15 min
Creating The Best Club Environment (Successful Club Series)
Speaker 3

Speakers have reserved 22 minutes out of 7 planned

Backup Speaker

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Alice Hong, DL4, IP1 (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.

(TTM: Request Best Table Topic Speaker Poll)


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.

Evaluator Askander Mirza, DTM (guest)
Evaluator 2 Not Available
Evaluator 3

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

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.