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Buddies Online Toastmasters Club – Saturday March 9, 2024

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

Meeting Theme: Spring Is In The Air

Spring Is In The Air

Word of the Day:


President: Patrick M. Guilfoyle

Sergeant At Arms: Paivi S. Kero

Toastmaster of the Day Bruce Yu

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.

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 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM

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.).

12:50 to 12:58 PM
Speaker 1 Valeriy Savinov
Team Collaboration Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals – Researching and Presenting
5 – 7 minutes
Time to change your car?
Speaker 2 Hodan Hilmi
Leadership Development Level 4 Building Skills – Managing a Difficult Audience
10 – 15 minutes
“Writing Your Story: Five Reasons to Embrace Journaling”
Speaker 3 Karen Randels
Presentation Mastery Level 3 Increasing Knowledge – Connect with Storytelling
5 – 7 minutes
Women Can Be Such Biotches — What I’ve Learned From Chickens

Speakers have reserved 29 minutes out of 7 planned

Backup Speaker

(TMOD: Request Best Speaker Poll)

Topics Master Mary Kosovich

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 Daniel Sun (guest)

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. ( has a checklist for this!). Before turning back to TMOD, call the vote for Best Facilitator.

Evaluator 1 Patrick Guilfoyle, DTM
Evaluator 2
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.