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Toastmasters International – District 31 – Eastern Massachusetts & Rhode... 72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118
Toastmasters International – District 31 – Eastern Massachusetts & Rhode Island
Sample Toastmasters Meeting at BU School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118
4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011
Welcome & Introduction – Yolanta Kovalko
Welcome all to the Toastmasters International Sample Meeting and introduce Toastmaster.
Toastmaster – Stefano McGhee
Introduce each role, its purpose, and the person who will perform the role. Explain how the sample
meeting is an abbreviated version of a regular Toastmasters meeting.
Humorist – Don Saracen
Start the meeting on a light-hearted note.
Word Master – Y.S. Kim
Encourage each of us to add a new word to our vocabularies. Challenge us to use the new word
spontaneously.
Speaker – Derek Perkins
Give a prepared speech.
Table Topics Master – Don Saracen
Demonstrate how Toastmasters helps people hone vital skills for impromptu speaking.
General Evaluator – Derek Perkins
Introduce evaluation team members and evaluate the evaluators and the meeting in general.
Evaluator – Stefano McGhee
Demonstrate the helpful, supportive feedback given in a positive and friendly manner.
Grammarian, “Word of the day” Counter, & “UM” Counter – Y.S. Kim
Report on how we used the English language in today’s sample meeting.
Timer – Y.S. Kim
Demonstrate how members learn to accomplish tasks within set time limits.
Q & A – Sample Meeting Team
What’s next? We would like to help you charter a club! Twenty members are required to charter a club.
Meet the Sample Meeting Team

Y.S. Kim, DTM, is currently serving as Lieutenant Governor Marketing, the District 31’s third ranking
officer. Her home Toastmasters club is Articulators in Marlborough, MA, which she joined in 2008. She
credits Toastmasters for her improved communication and leadership skills and also overcoming her
extreme shyness.

Stefano McGhee, ACS, ALS, is the District’s second ranking officer, the Lieutenant Governor Education
and Training. His home club is Network Voice Toastmasters in Weymouth, which he joined in 2005.
Because of Toastmasters, he was able to change jobs despite the economy. The hiring manager cited
Stefano’s presentation skills as the critical factor in the hiring decision. Now Stefano is training the
engineers at his new company to have excellent communication skills, too.

Derek Perkins, ACB, has been a Toastmaster since 2007. He served as Club Treasurer for two years and is
currently serving as Club President of Talk of the Town Toastmasters in Newton, MA. He has been a
winner of several Toastmasters Humorous and International Speech Contests at multiple levels. He joined
Toastmasters to take his communication skills to a higher level.

Don Saracen, ACG, has been a member of Toastmasters since 2002. He has helped start at least ten
clubs. He is the President and founder of SARACEN Sales & Marketing, a consulting firm specializing in
business development, market planning and the art of communications. He is a member of East Bay
Toastmasters and RI Advanced Toastmasters club. He uses his Toastmasters skills daily in his business. He
is also a Rotary member. Because of Toastmasters he has been able to leverage his expertise in sales,
marketing, and business to become a professional speaker, trainer, and coach. He is a board member of
the National Speakers Association-NE. He joins us from Bristol, RI.
Abbreviations
 CC/CTM – Competent Communicator/Competent Toastmaster – has finished the first 10 projects in the
TI Communication Program.
 CL – Competent Leader – has finished the first 10 projects in the TI Leadership Program.
 ACX (ATX) – Advanced Communicator (Advanced Toastmaster) Bronze, Silver, or Gold – has achieved
communication excellence beyond the Competent Communicator award, by completing 20 (Bronze), 30
(Silver), or 40 (Gold) projects in the TI Communication Program, leading workshops to help others
achieve Communication and Leadership success, mentoring new members, and more.
 ALX – Advanced Leader Bronze or Silver – has served as a club (Bronze) or District (Silver) officer, has
presented programs to help individuals and clubs improve, and more.
 DTM – Distinguished Toastmaster – the highest designation within Toastmasters, has completed both the
Communication and Leadership Programs.
Thank you very much for your participation today. Please feel free to contact Y.S. Kim at 508-309-9972 or
[email protected] if you have any questions. Have an awesome day!
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