Evaluation Contest Meeting – September 29, 2020

In attendance: Derek, Dick, Brandon, Peter, Aimee, Nick, Greg F. Rhonda, and Jeanine
Guest: Amber Kelly from FAU Toastmasters.

We held our Evaluation Speech Contest

Amber Kelly was our Test Speaker for the day and she spoke on “COVID Scare.”

Jeanine Kinsey and Rhonda Sternberg were our contestants.

While the contestants were writing their evaluations, Greg led Table Topics.

Derek spoke about Aaliyah Mysterio
Aimee spoke about the Presidential Debate
Nick spoke about “What did you binge watch during quarantine that you would rather we didn’t know about?”

Our winners for the Evaluation Contest are:
Jeanine Kinsey – 1st
Rhonda Sternberg – 2nd

The Area contest is at 1pm on October 10th and Jeanine will represent us for the Evaluation Contest and Peter Palmer will represent us for the Humorous Speech Contest.

September 15, 2020 Humorous Speech Contest

Today we held our annual Humorous Speech Contest.

In attendance were Brandon Kinsey, Lois Margolin, Jeanine Kinsey, Andrew Bern, Greg Fuchs, Peter Palmer, Derek Rolle, Dick Linehan, Rhonda Sternberg, Benjamin Yen, Ching Mei-Yu

Contestants were:

Andy Bern “The Phone Call”
Greg Fuchs “Cats (not the musical)
Peter Palmer “Honey, Look What I Bought…”

Rhonda and Benjamin answered Table Topics Questions about their memories of 9/11.

And the winners are…

First Place – Peter Palmer
Second Place – Andrew Bern
Third Place – Greg Fuchs

Our Club Evaluation Contest is September 29th.

Our Area Contest is October 10th at 2pm

Weekly Meeting Minutes – July 14, 2020

In attendance today: Brandon Kinsey, Lois Margolin, Dick Linehan, Benjamin Yen, Jeanine Kinsey, Andrew Bern, Matt Kinsey, Nicholas Delfino, Greg Fuchs, Aimee Roger, Derek Rolle.

Today, we welcomed a new member to the club. Derek Rolle was voted in and is official now.

Andy spoke on Humor and Lois talked about communication in her organization.

Nick led us in Table Topics and encouraged our members to “color your world” with creative topics. Brandon won for convincing a blind lady why she should buy a Midway Blue Car.

Jeanine and Nick provided evaluations for our speakers.

Brandon reminded everyone that the District is holding a TLI on August 15th and everyone should attend if possible. We discussed the International Convention which will be free and held August 24th-29th, and we discussed assigning the club proxy for the International Business Meeting. Brandon and Jeanine can carry the proxies as the President and Secretary, but the club has agreed to assign the proxy to Matt Kinsey, DTM.

Please remember to sign up for next week’s meeting at http://outspokentoastmasters.org/rsvpmaker/toastmasters-meeting-2020-07-21/

July 7, 2020 Meeting Minutes

In Attendance:

Jeanine Kinsey, Brandon Kinsey, Dick Linehan, Sonali Ravindrakumar, Andrew Bern, Aimee Roger, Nicholas Delfino, Rhonda Sternberg,

Word of the day: Cantankerous

We had 1 prepared speaker today:

Brandon Kinsey provided his vision for the new year.

Focus on Member Incentives to keep our membership up as a club since that has been the primary reason we have missed being Distinguished over the years.

Education goals – getting at least 4 members to Levels 1 and 2, 2 members to level 3 and 2 members to Levels 4, 5 or DTM.

Jeanine provided Table Topics.  We learned about 5 unique degrees that we could earn and used pennies to pick 4 years to have members talk about a year.  Everyone got a chance to play today, including Jeanine.

Lois evaluated Brandon and gave him so great feedback on his speech today.

The International Convention is August 24-27 and will be completely free and online.

https://www.toastmasters.org/events/2020-international-convention/agenda

Be sure to sign up for next week’s meeting at www.outspokentoastmasters.org

Outspoken Toastmasters finishes 2019-2020 with a bang!

June 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM, we will hold a special workshop on “The Characteristics of Effective Leaders” to help one of our members complete their Advanced Communicator Gold. It will be held via Zoom and everyone is welcome.

June 30, 2020 marks 10 years to the day since Outspoken Toastmasters was chartered. 

We hope to have a big party later this year when we are able to come together in person, but this coming Tuesday, we are going to celebrate virtually, and we would love to have you join us.

Our meeting starts promptly at 12:00 noon, so please join us a few minutes early to visit, and we finish promptly at 1:00 PM, although I hope my club will forgive me if we run a little long this one time!

If you would like to join us for either of these events and need the Zoom link, please contact Jeanine Kinsey at 954-778-0599.

May 12th Club Officer Election Results

Outspoken Toastmasters held it’s annual officer election today.

The following officers will take over on July 1, 2020:

President – Brandon Kinsey, DTM
Vice-President Education – Peter Palmer
Vice-President Membership – Sonali Ravidrakumar
Vice-President Public Relations – Aimee Roger
Secretary – Jeanine Kinsey, DTM
Treasurer – Lois Margolin, DTM
Sgt. at Arms – Benjamin Yen

Our Area Director, Janelle Calnick was present to induct our new officers.

May 21, 2019 Club Meeting Minutes and Election Results

The club held it’s official elections for the 2019-2020 Toastmasters Year today.

The nominating committee was chaired by Immediate Past President, Lois Margolin.

The slate was presented as:

President: Jeanine Kinsey
Vice President Education: Ashley Baillio
Vice President Membership: Sonali Ravindrakumar
Vice President Public Relations: Yara Damiati
Secretary: Jasmine Greene
Treasurer: Lois Margolin
Sergeant at Arms: Benjamin Yen

The vote was unanimous and the officers will take over on July 1, 2019.

Meeting Minutes for January 22, 2019

We had a very full house today with 5 guests!

Matt Kinsey spoke from the Dynamic Leadership Level 4 Building Skills Manage Change. His title was “Change, Change, Everywhere there’s Change” and he was evaluated by Lois Margolin.

Greg Fuchs spoke from the Presentation Mastery Level 2 Learning Your Style Understanding Your Communication Style. His title was “Greg’s Communication Style” and he was evaluated by Rhonda Sternberg.

Brandon Kinsey spoke from the Visionary Communication Level 5 Demonstrating Expertise Develop Your Vision. His title was “Visions of a Path: and he was evaluated by Sonali Ravindrakumar .

Donnette was our Table Topics Master and she called on 2 speakers today.
Dick spoke on his Favorite Song and Jeanine spoke on her Worst Job.

Our winners today were:
Best Speaker: Greg
Best Table Topics: Dick
Best Evaluator: Lois

We had 5 guests today.
John returned for another week.
Adam, Yara, Janice and Kastle were all first time visitors and it sounds like we might see them all again next week.

Don’t forget to register for TLI if you want to learn more about being a Toastmaster:
Miami is 1/26 – https://toastmastersd47.regfox.com/2019-winter-tli-miami
Broward is 2/2 – https://toastmastersd47.regfox.com/2019-winter-tli-broward
West Palm Beach is 2/16 – https://toastmastersd47.regfox.com/2019-winter-tli-west-palm

Our Table Topics Contest is February 5th and our International Speech Contest is February 19th. Sign up to compete or help with a role as soon as possible.

Have a great week!

January 15, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Great meeting today!

Aimee Hoalt have a speech on “Turning Cold Calling into Warm Calling” from the Persuasive Speaking Manual – Conquering the Cold Call Project.  She was evaluated by Matt Kinsey.

Brent Baillie gave his Ice Breaker today titled “My Chicken Story.”  He was evaluated by Jeanine Kinsey.

We had three Table Topics speakers:
Aarin talked about candy as a healthy food choice, Alex talked about famous people he met and Donnette talked about what career she would have if she had the requisite talent.

Our winners today were Aarin for Table Topics and Matt for Evaluator.

We had 3 guests today: Greg, Tangi and John.  John will be visiting us the next couple of weeks while he is here from New York.

Don’t forget to sign up for TLI on 1/26, 2/2 or 2/16 and learn more about being a Toastmasters Officer and lots of other fun subjects.

Our Club Table Topics Contest is February 5th and our International Speech Contest is February 19th.  Let Brandon know if you plan to compete, or can help out in one of the supporting roles on those days.

December 18, 2018 Meeting Minutes

We had a very full meeting for our last meeting of the year.  Thank you to all who signed up so that our meeting was full before we arrived and ran smoothly today.

We had three speakers today.

We had a very full meeting for our last meeting of the year.  Thank you to all who signed up so that our meeting was full before we arrived and ran smoothly today.

We had three speakers today.

Aimee spoke from the Persuasive Speaking manual, Effective Salesperson Project.  Her title was “Why Choose Aimee Hoalt.”  She spoke about why she should be selected for a position over everyone else who applied.  She was evalualated by Sonali.

Dick spoke from the Storytelling manual, the Moral of the Story project.  His title was “JFK Jr.s Last Flight.”  He was evaluated by Lois.

Peter spoke from the Speaking to Inform manual, the Demonstration Talk project.  His title was “Saving a LIfe” and he shared the basics of CPR and using and AED.  He was evaluated by Andy Bern.

Alex was our only Table Topics speaker and shared what he liked most about the Holidays.

We had 2 visitors today.  Sarah found us on the internet, and Sonali’s mother was visiting from India.

Aimee handed out instructions for the White Elephant exchange at the Holiday Party, and reminded everyone that the maximum price if you purchase a gift is $10.

The TLI dates have been announced and the Broward TLI is February 2nd at the Coral Springs Charter School.  All members are encouraged to attend, and officers need to attend one of the TLIs.

Brandon recognized Matt for completing Level 3 and Brandon for completing Level 4.  We will be recognizing all education awards for the year to date at the Holiday party.

Benjamin and Brandon were presented with their new name badges today as well.

In the new year, we will begin using the TI Voting ballots and recognizing not only Table Topics, but also Best Speaker and Best Evaluator.

Happy Holidays to all, and we will see you all at our next meeting on January 8th!