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Buddies Online Toastmasters Club – Saturday December 9, 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:

Invest in yourself.

Word of the Day:

Network (verb): interact with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Ex: “It is so important to network when starting a new Toastmasters club.”


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day Lilian Monari

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 Not Available

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 Daniel Sun (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 Not Available

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 Karen Randels
Team Collaboration Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals – Writing a Speech with Purpose
5 – 7 minutes
Back to the Basics
Speaker 2 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Effective Coaching Level 4 Building Skills – Managing a Difficult Audience
10 – 15 minutes
Say Merry Christmas, Not Happy Holidays!
Speaker 3

Speakers have reserved 22 minutes out of 7 planned

Backup Speaker

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)


Topics Master Päivi Kero

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 Vivek Dixit

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 John Kertesz
Evaluator 2 William Davison
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 Davida Ademuyiwa

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.