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Episode 33 - 2011 June

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Episode 33 taped on June 13, 2011.
In this Table Topics Episode, Host Bill Copeland poses topics for our Table Topic Speakers Sri Govindarajan, Fred Wallace, Justin Wang, Rishi Nakra, and Jennifer Richardson. Then, Ulla Gustafsson presents her Entertaining speech, "Terrorists. What Terrorists?" and Rajiv Prabhakar evaluates her speech.

Rundown Timing

28:30 0:30 Show Introduction
28:00 1:00 Welcoming Comments by Host, Bill Copeland
27:00 1:00 Opening Comments on Table Topics segment by Host 
26:00 10:00 Table Topics Session,  featuring 3-4 speakers, nominally 1.0-2.0 minutes each. We have 5 speakers lined up; past experience shows that 4 are common, and the last is an alternates. If less than 17 minutes remain, skip speaker 4. If we run over time, we may need to extend this segment and eliminate the Roll-in.
16:00 :30 Intro of Roll-in by Host


3:00 Rollin - Cisco Speaks, Telepresence Meeting
12:30 0:30

Host Introduces Objectives for Speaker 2

12:00 6:30

Speaker 2, Ulla Gustafsson "Terrorists. What terrorists?"

5:30 1:00 Host Interviews Speaker2
4:30 0:30 Host Introduces Evaluator2, (Rajiv Prabhakar)  
4:00 2:30 Evaluation of Speech 
1:30 1:30 Wrapup (incl. URLs, email, etc.).
0:30 0:30 Credit Roll
0 -- BLACK


SAP Toastmasters will staff the Table Topics segment

List of Graphics

  • Tag - Bill Copeland / Host
  • Tag - Sri Govindarajan / Table Topic Speaker 
  • Tag - Fred Wallace /Table Topic Speaker
  • Tag - Justin Wang / Table Topic Speaker 
  • Tag - Rishi Nakra / Table Topic Speaker 
  • Tag - Jennifer Richardson / Table Topic Speaker  
  • Tag - Ulla Gustafsson / "Terrorists. What terrorists?"
  • Tag - Rajiv Prabhakar / Speech Evaluator
  • lower 3d - District 4 Toastmasters, D4TM.org
  • lower 3d - Toastmasters International, www.Toastmasters.org
  • Credit Roll 
  • Objectives for Speaker

The Entertaining Speaker

•  Entertain the audience by relating a personal experience

•  Organize an entertaining speech for maximum impact



  • Producer - Birgit/Denet/Stan
  • Director - David (confirmed)
  • Switcher - Bill (confirmed)
  • Sound - Steve (confirmed)
  • Graphics -  Marty (confirmed)
  • Floor Director - Stan (confirmed)
  • Camera - Cheryl (confirmed)
  • Camera - Denet (confirmed)
  • Camera - Audrey (confirmed)
  • "Cisco Speaks Telepresence" segment produced by Stan Ng 


Not available: Doug, Lisa, Stacey, Fred, Dean


Taping Timeline - Monday, June 13, 2010 5:30pm

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

6:30 : (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 right) 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.

To move things along, please be prompt and willing to take direction to speed things along. We'd like 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 Birgit or Stan know immediately.


Please be prompt and willing to take direction to speed things along. It will help if all questions are asked and answered early in the evening before we start taping!



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