Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday April 14, 2022 8:00 PM EDT



Presiding Officer Joseph Esler, DTM
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description


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2. Jay Karthik won our division Evaluation Contest and is representing us at the district level on Monday, May 9th, at 6:30pm EDT. Register here:

3. Joseph Esler is giving a presentation on the “The Secret Sauce to the Runaway Success of Tragicomedy Toastmasters” at CLCON 2022 on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7:30pm EDT. Register here:

First-time guest(s):

1. Frank Fletcher

2. Himanshu Goyal

3. Yanran Ding

Newest member(s):

Ade Oyairo

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Jay Karthik, DTM
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


Continuous Learning

Timer Lisa Wheeler

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Body Language Monitor Kunal Vaishnav

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Denzel Nakoma

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Frank Fletcher (guest)

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Lindsay Biren

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Open

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

Prepared Presentations (e.g., speeches, stand-up comedy routines, films, etc.)

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Ava Vona
Presenter 2 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

Table Topics (e.g., impromptu speaking, improv comedy games, etc.)

Toastmaster turns meeting over to Table Topicsmaster.
Table Topicsmaster introduces Table Topics Participant(s).

Table Topics Participant 1 Lisa Wheeler
Table Topics Participant 2 Denzel Nakoma
Table Topics Participant 3 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 4 Om Telang (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Ritika Kumar  (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Open

Table Topics Participant Role Description

Volunteer ahead of time to participate in Table Topics by signing up above!


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Jay Karthik, DTM
Evaluator 2 Joseph Esler, DTM

Evaluator Role Description


Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Body Language Monitor
General Evaluator


Toastmaster makes closing remarks and turns meeting over to Presiding Officer.

Presiding Officer asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback and adjourns meeting.

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