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!