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Episode 8 - 2009 May

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Episode 8 taped on May 11, 2009. Mark Stiving spoke about self assessment ("Self Honesty") and Shilpa Vir talked about friendship ("The Ship and the Lifeboat"). Robert van Horne and Harsha Vyas evaluated their speeches. Henry Miller hosts.



Rundown Timing

28:30 0:30 Show Introduction
28:00 1:00 Welcoming Comments by Henry Miller
27:00 0:30 Henry Intros Objectives Speaker (Mark Stiving)
26:30 6:00

Speech - Speaker 1 Mark Stiving, "Self Honesty"

20:30 1:00 Host Interviews Speaker


Host Introduces Evaluator (Robert van Horne)

19:00 2:30 Evaluation - Robert van Horne
16:30 0:30 Henry intros Rollin
16:00 3:00 Rollin: LEB Toastmasters
13:00 0:30

Henry Intros Speaker #2, Shilpa Vir

12:30 6:00

 Speaker #2, Shilpa Vir, "The Ship and the Lifeboat"

6:30 1:00 Host Interviews Speaker 
5:30 0:30

Host Introduces Evaluator Harsha Vyas

5:00 2:30 Evaluation-Harsha 
2:30 2:00 Wrapup (incl. URLs, email, etc).
0:30 0:30 Credit Roll
0 -- BLACK


List of Graphics

  • Tag - Henry Miller, Host
  • Tag - Mark Stiving, "Self-Honesty"
  • Tag - Robert Van Horne, Speech Evaluator
  • Tag - Shilpa Vir, "The Ship and the Lifeboat"
  • Tag - Harsha Vyas, Speech Evaluator
  • lower 3d - District 4 Toastmasters, D4TM.org
  • lower 3d - Toastmasters International, www.Toastmasters.Org
  • lower 3d - Comments? Suggestions? Email us at TV@D4TM.org
  • Title
  • Credit Roll 



  • Producer - Henry/Stan
  • Director - Scott [ confirmed ]
  • Switcher - Loren [ confirmed ]
  • Sound - Steve [ confirmed ]
  • Graphics - Bill [ confirmed ]
  • Floor Director - Rick [ confirmed ]
  • Camera - Lisa [ confirmed ]
  • Camera - Michael [ confirmed ]
  • Camera - Cathy [ confirmed ]

Not available: Marty, Fred, Dan

Taping Timeline - Monday, May 11, 2008 5:30pm

5:30 : General Crew Call. Dinner time! We'll set up Studio, and have Dinner in shifts while setup continues.

6:00 :  (cast) please be present so we can go over details, questions, etc, and familiarize yourself with the studio. If you have not already done so, please review past episodes (see the sidebar on the righ) to get an idea of what we're after.

7:00 : Audience please be seated in the studio no later than this time. You're welcome to come earlier and hang out at the lobby but you won't be admitted into the studio (lots of hubbub!) until sometime after 7.

We must finish by 8:00 PM as there is another show taping right after ours. Accordingly, please be prompt and willing to take direction to speed things along. We have to roll tape no later than 7:20, it will help if all questions are asked and answered early in the evening before we start taping!

Cast and Crew: If you can't make it please let Henry or Stan know immediately.



  • Both speakers and both evaluators were great. Very effective.
  • Lighting was off. There was a dark spot right in front of lectern so speakers were coming into and out of light throughout the show. Do an side-to-side light check next time. Also forgot to turn off house lights so shadow from light grid showed on curtain.
  • Time management issues. Both speakers ended early, causing us to be ahead of time. TM needs to have time cue at end to know how best to fill time. TM needs to have a strategy for end wrap for various times--whether the end pad is 3 minutes or 30 seconds (or zero).
  • We knew we were 1 min ahead during the break. The Timer should know about this and pad the time allotment to 7 minutes (instead of 6) if we're that much ahead of time.


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