District 4's monthly television program, Toastmasters Bay to Bay is available for viewing online.
Bay to Bay is produced at the Media Center in Palo Alto with most tapings ocurring on the second Mondays of the month. The producers are Birgit Starmanns, Denet Lewis and Stan Ng.
Members interested in being an audience member can register for the the upcoming month's taping by emailing email@example.com. All Toastmasters are invited to participate.
Episode 56: 2013 May
We depart from our usual format to bring you a talk show! Five Toastmasters
work on projects from the "Communicating on Television" Advanced
Communication Manual. Stan Ng interviews Elizabeth Barton on her
transformation from a Hunter/Killer to Healer. Ben Cardenas offers thoughts
on "An Insidious Disease." Dhwani Shah interviews Ram Kowshika on his keen
interest in Indian music and poetry.
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Episode 55: 2013 April
Elisabeth Hamon speaks of her acquired appreciation for the immigrant's
experience in "Freedom of Choice". In "Mindset", Denet Lewis reflects on
some life's disappointments--and how he has dealt with them. Tony DeLeon
and Caspar Horne evaluate the speeches, and Bernard Arias hosts.
Episode 54: 2013 March
Time for Tall Tales! Christopher Lipp and Robert Tang tell us some doozies. Then, Maren Otieno vents some frustration in parenting, in "Teach and Learn". Adriana Baca evaluates Maren's speech. Our featured club is Next Step Toastmasters. Melissa Frick hosts.
Episode 53: 2013 February
Becky Shafi talks Dogs and Cats in "Going to the Dogs". Dan Beck tells us about the three essential elements of "A Career that's Right For You". Bernard Arias and Sharon Corgile evaluate, and Roy Terry hosts.
Episode 52: 2013 January
Both prepared and impromptu speeches are featured in this episode!
Elaine Young tells us a dog story in "Waste of Time?" with Sharon Corgile
giving her feedback on the speech. Robert Tang leads us in Table Topics
with Katherine Pratt, Bob McComb, Juanita Dion, Jenny Cai and Birgit
Starmanns giving their impromptu speeches. Tony DeLeon hosts.
Episode 51: 2012 December
Have you ever wondered what another speech evaluator might
have said about a speech? Here's your chance! We've got 6 evaluators
delivering feedback, "Round Robbin" style! John McKnight tells us about
interesting members of the animal kingdom in "My Favorite Creatures", and
is evaluated by other members of the Evening Stars, including Dmitiriy
Krasnov, Scott Goering, Joel Goyette, Kristyn Fredericks, Tony Saccardi and
Rajiv Prabhakar. Then, Birgit Starmanns tells a Tall Tale in "All Aboard!".
Svetlana Danilova hosts.
Episode 50: 2012 November
In our Youth Leadership themed show, 7th grader Kiran helps us to remember to "Live your life well: help others".
Casper Horne tells us about his experience with the Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program in "Reach Out and Touch Someone".
Sharon Corgile evaluates both speeches; Ed Balocating hosts.
Episode 49: 2012 October
Setha Yim makes the case for starting on the road to improved public
speaking in "Taking the Plunge". Rob McComb critiques those ubiquitous
bumper stickers in "Rebuttal". Tony DeLeon and Mali Dahl evaluate the
speeches. Our video featurette is a profile of 2005 World Champion of
Public Speaking, Lance Miller. Katherine Pratt hosts.
Episode 48: 2012 September
Vaishali Sirkay tells us about the
importance of voting in "A Civics Lesson from my Parents", and Adriana Baca
evaluates her speech. We hear speaking tips from Rajiv Prabhakar, Mark
Stivings and Birgit Starmanns explaining Vocal Variety, Eye Contact and
Filler Words. Our feature video shows us a remote meeting at Cisco. Stan Ng
Episode 47: 2012 August
Maria Leone takes us from "Panic to Power" and Svetlana
Danilova tells us how to "Open a Door to Your Trading Room". Brian Lee and
Geoff Wing evaluate, and our featured club is ProMasters. Ben Cardenas
Episode 46: 2012 July
A Dance-themed show! Birgit Starmanns shows off her shoes, because you
know: "You Can Never Have Enough Shoes", especially when you're dancing.
Kristyn Fredericks asks, Salsa, Ballet, Swing? Tango? How do you find your
perfect dance? Elaine Lung and Tony DeLeon evaluate the speeches, and
suitably enough we have a musical interlude with Robert Van Horne singing
his ode to Toastmasters, "Here's to the People." Chris Pon hosts.
Episode 45: 2012 June
Henry Miller tells us about dreamcatchers in "Tomorrow". Maria Leone tells us exactly why we should
"Eat for Health", a subject with very personal implications. Evaluators were Marty Hyland and
Eric Lomori. In our external videos segment, we highlight the District's
three best club-produced videos, from San Francisco Toastmasters, Next
Step Toastmasters, and Golden Gate Toastmasters. Jim Carrillo hosts.
Episode 44: 2012 May
Kevin Ferguson bridges the eras of his life via Facebook, in "Looking
Forward to the Hiccups?" and Roy Terry reflects on meeting with a "Dear
Expert" over dinner. Vaishali Sirkay and Harsha Vyas evaluate the speeches,
and our featured club is SAP Toastmasters. Ben Cardenas hosts.
Episode 43: 2012 April
In our Youth Leadership Program episode, Madison pleads for us to remember
the plight of foster children who suddenly "age out" of the foster care
system. Kimberly argues the case against factory farmed meat, and for
organic foods. Anusha and Sandra evaluate the speeches. Sharon Corgile
hosts, and Ulla Gustafsson talks about Toastmaster's Youth Leadership
Episode 42: 2012 March
Kathleen Maxwell shares personal life choices in "Who Will You Love
Today?". Praveen Rao discusses an initiation ritual. Elizabeth
Maynard-Archambault and Mary Ann Teixeira evaluate the speeches, and
Cynthia Beck hosts. All speakers are from Promasters, in San Mateo!
Episode 41: 2012 February
Aaron McDaniel reflects on the challenges facing the millenial generation
upon entering the workforce in "The First Step to Being a Young
Professional". Anthony Hogan challenges us to consider more than geography
in considering the concept of "Home". Chris Pon and Dhwani Shah evaluate
the speeches. We visit professional speaker Rory Vaden, and Birgit
Episode 40: 2012 January
Andy Keates takes us on adventures in grocery shopping in "Shopping"; Ben
Cardenas awakens our finer senses in "Art - It's Just Something You Hang on
the Wall". Yulia Smirnova and Henry Miller evaluate the speeches. Our
featured club is HP Hilltop Speakers, and Vish Pattanashetty hosts.
Episode 39: 2011 December
Cynthia Beck tells us her "3 P's" of speaking, and Bumyong Choi evaluates.
Then our Magic Banner (who looks a lot like Katherine Pratt) is the Table
Topics Master. Table Topic speakers were Setha Yim, Elliotte Mao, Soloman
Salimi, Robert Tang and Birgit Starmanns. The featured club is Next Step
Toastmasters, and Tony DeLeon hosts.
Episode 38: 2011 November
Ken Mann tells us a parable in God's Perfection and Henry Miller imparts
wisdom in Love and Marriage. Cynthia Beck and Ben Cardenas evaluate the
speeches. In our external video, we chat with 2005 World Champion of Public
Speaking, Lance Miller. Rishi Nakara hosts.
Episode 37: 2011 October
Birgit Starmanns tells a story that goes deeper than its title, "Good
Hair Days." Robert Van Horne sings and accompanies himself on piano,
performing his salute to Toastmasters, "Here's to the People." Tony De Leon
evaluates Birgit's speech, and our featured club is Redwood City Orators.
Sherrie Osborne hosts.
Episode 36: 2011 September
Dhwani Shah asks "How Much Time Do You Have?" and Roy Terry evaluates his
speech. We had 4 table topics speakers: Lin Chao, Jennifer Tsai, Paula Brown
and Atul Nayak answered topics posed by our Toastmaster, Rajiv Prabhakar.
The featured video is a chat with Sheryl Roush.
Episode 35: 2011 August
Dan Moirao shares tips on speaking techniques in "Three Myths about Public
Speaking" and Denet Lewis tells us what's wrong with our food system in
"Corned". Sharon Corgile and Melisa Frick evaluate their speeches. Our
featured club is Promasters. Stan Ng hosts.
Episode 34: 2011 July
This episode sees Howard Miller presenting "The Manager Trap" and
Sarita Agrawal discussing "Social Media Marketing." Evaluators are Tony
DeLeon and Birgit Starmanns. Elliote Mao hosts. And in a Bay to Bay first,
our musical interlude is provided by Robert Van Horne, who performs his
composition "Here's to the People."
Episode 33: 2011 June
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.
Episode 32: 2011 May
John Fenwick tells us how he got into his professional life in "Ten
Little Engineers" and Kevin Ferguson tells us about his brush with fame in
"My Hollywood Moment". Jennifer Richardson and Mali Dahl evaluate their
speeches. We chat with Rory Vaden, who was first runner-up TWICE at the
World Championship of public speaking at 23 and 24 years of age. Denet Lewis
Episode 31: 2011 April
Emmanuel Mayssat presents his speech, "One Million Lights" and Robert Tang
tells us, "I want to Kick Like Bruce Lee!." Miriam Kojnok and Sharon Corgile
evaluate their speeches. Our featured club is Promasters, and Chris Pon
hosts the show.
Episode 30: 2011 March
We take a look at different speaking styles, illustrated by
speakers Darrell Batchelder, Linda Shively, Tasha Ford and Tony DeLeon.
Panelists Jack Gilbert, Birgit Starmanns and Tony DeLeon discuss the
different styles and aspects of speaking, between the speeches. Jack Gilbert
hosts this informative show.
Episode 29: 2011 February
Andrew Marshall tells us his "Chamonix Adventure" and his
speech is evaluated by Aaron Brookes. Kristyn Fredericks gives tips on
impromptu speaking in "How to Completely Rock Table Topics". Our featured
club is Hilltop Speakers. Rich Gierman Hosts.
Episode 28: 2011 January
Mark Stiving tells lessons learned from childhood hero Woody Hayes in
"You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover". David Kohls relates Peace Corps
memories in "Travel with Me". Robert Van Horne and Nick Rose evaluate the
speeches. Our featured club is Wry Toastmasters. Birgit Starmanns hosts.
Episode 27: 2010 December
Oksana Walton reveals face-saving tactics in telling us "How to Apologize
like a Celebrity". David Song talks about past romances in "My Dating
Story". Carlos Puig and Nikhil Setlur evaluate the speeches. Our featured
club is Promasters in Foster City. Stan Ng hosts.
Episode 26: 2010 November
Jean-Francois Roy gives a humorous first-hand account of his travails at the local gym in "My First Hour of 24-Hour". Vish Pattanashetty delves into weighty matters in "What is Reality". Heather Cowan and Stan Ng are our evaluators, and our featured club is Next Step Toastmasters. Ken Mann hosts.
Episode 25: 2010 October
In our Halloween extravaganza, Lisa Stapleton spins a yarn about childhood zucchinis, cats and explosives in The Monsters Are Closer Than We Think, and is evaluated by Mali Dahl. Tony "the Toastmaster" DeLeon is our host and leads us in Halloween themed Table Topics fielded by Linda Shively, Jennifer Chan, Jack Gilbert and Birgit Starmanns. Our featured club is Redwood City Orators.
Episode 24: 2010 August
Mary Ann Teixeira hosts this episode which features Rita Barber on "Job Search Lessons from the Grocery Store" and Earl Wong on "Public Speaking - Where I Started and Where I am Now". Chris Pon and David Kohls evaluate, and our feature is an interview with distinguished Toastmaster Sheryl Roush.
Episode 23: 2010 July
Rishi Nakra challenges us to keep the really important things in perspective, to "Be Bigger Than You Really Are". Margaret Winterburn told us about her first trip to America in "My Journey to America". Lynn Bruno and Bill Copeland evaluated the speeches. The featured club is HP Hilltop Speakers. Becky Divinski hosts.
Episode 22: Special Edition
A full-up Toastmaster meeting! In this episode we present all components of a typical Toastmaster meeting, including speeches, Table Topics, Evaluations, and other evaluation roles--Timer, Ah Counter, Grammarian...and we reveal the Word of the Day. Featuring Art Maurice as the Toastmaster; Robin Pomerance as Humorist; Scott Goering and Mark Stiving as speakers; Richard Bannin and Niels Teunis as evaluators; Birgit Starmanns as Table Topics Master, with Table Topics participants Nii Mensah, Oksansa Walton, Elaine Lung and Kristyn Fredericks; Denet Lewis as General Evaluator; Mike Barsul as Ah-Counter; Miriam Kojnok as Timer; and Stan Ng as Grammarian.
Episode 21: 2010 June
Host Will Dinkel leads a Table Topic Session themed on summer vacations. Table Topic Speakers are Darren Penfield, Sherry Snow, Ayu Bor, Doug Weller and Marika O'Baire-Kark. Pieter Kark tells a fish story featuring his 89 year old father in "Salmon Fishing". ;Hanh Chau evaluates Pieter's speech.
Episode 20: 2010 May
Allen Hwang hosts. Shilpa Vir urges us to "Keep on Stepping" and Akkana Peck asks the pointed question "Do You Own Your Stuff?". Evaluators are Pallavi Padala and Atol Nayak. Our featured club is Cisco Speaks, who held a joint meeting with their counterparts in Singapore, using Cisco's Telepresence technology.
Episode 19: 2010 April
Episode 19 taped on April 12, 2010. Niels Teunis tells us about "The Promissory Note" which has yet to be redeemed, made obvious when he became an American citizen. Chandra Manubothu, in "100% Guarantee", tells how his Toastmaster experience has helped him in other areas of his life. Jim Ogren and Joe Madley are our speech evaluators. The feature video is an interview with Gary Schmidt, the current President of Toastmasters International. Robin Pomerance hosts.
Episode 18: 2010 March
Episode 18 taped on March 8, 2010. Sherrie Osborne talks about "My Suicidal Palm Pilot" and Kristyn Fredericks asks us to "Think Pink". Dhwani Shah and Pallavi Padala evaluate the speeches, and Nick Rose presides over the meeting. Our featured club is Cisco Speaks Toastmasters, who held a virtual joint meeting with a Cisco Singapore club via their "Telepresence" rooms.
Episode 17: 2010 February
Episode 17 taped on Monday, February 8, 2010. Mario Herger leads a Table Topics session, with 4 speakers. Then, Mark Stiving talks about a "California Guy". His speech is evaluated by Wada Nadiwada. Our featured club is Redwood City Orators. Gopi Kallayil hosts.
Episode 16: 2010 January
Episode 16 taped on January 11, 2010. Tonya Holloway spoke about "The Agony and Ecstasy" -- of childbirth. Carl Nail was her evaluator. Then, Birgit Starmanns tap-danced to emphasize the trials and tribulations of travel in "Life in the Black Lane". Michael Jacobs evaluated her speech. Donna Vigil was our host.
Episode 15: 2009 December
Episode 15 taped on December 7, 2009. Galina Fedorova recounts a perfect ski day in "There are no Friends on a Powder Day". Denet Lewis evaluates her speech. Then, Mohan Aswathanarayan chalks up a first for Toastmasters Bay to Bay: He reprises his Icebreaker speech for us, "My Uncle's Truck". His speech is evaluated by Ken Mann. The featured video is an interview with Sheryl Roush, Distinguised Toastmaster and professional speaker. Art Maurice hosts with gusto
Episode 14: 2009 November
Garret Brummer tells us what happened in My First Encounter with a Raccoon and Manish Garg Evaluates. Table Topics Master Vishwanand Pattanashetty leads us in Table Topics, calling on Christine Lim, Tony DeLeon, Suresh Bhat and Ashok Handigol. Henry Miller presents a brand-new "Bay to Bay" Toastmasters Banner to Public Relations Officer Birgit Starmanns. Pankaj Amin hosts.
Episode 13: 2009 October
Episode 13 taped on Monday October 5, 2009. Shelli Strand tackles the question "Should I be a Consultant?" Then Anthony Hogan talks about the DC representation conundrum in "Taxation without Representation". Dhwani Shah and Bill Copeland evaluate the speeches, and Jennifer Stephenson hosts. Featured short video is an interview with 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking, Lance Miller.
Episode 12: 2009 September
Episode 12 taped on Monday September 14, 2009. Scott Moffatt speaks on Integrity and Doug Miyaki on An Interesting, Entertaining and Valuable Weekend. Vincent Lowe and Lynn Bruno evaluate the speeches. Our featured club is Vox Toastmasters, who conducted their Humorous Speech Contest as we visited. Hari Candadai hosts.
Episode 11: 2009 August
August 10, 2009. This episode features Table Topics! Table Topics are short (1-2min) impromptu speeches, on a topic not known until the moment of the speech; Table Topics host was Michael Barnaba. Jack Sramek, as featured speaker, was evaluated by Hongtau Ma. Featured club was Next Step Toastmasters. Denet Lewis hosts.
Episode 10: 2009 July
Episode 10 taped on 2009 July 20. This episode features past winner of the District International Speech Contest, Paul Herbert, evaluated by Susan Schwarz. The second half of the show is a special presentation by Steven Dellaporta who presents his talk on leadership.
Episode 9: 2009 June
Episode 9 taped on Monday June 15, 2009. Alex Hughes presented "A Million Miles from Mayberry" and Amitabh Mishra presented "In Praise of Stu". Terry Joyce and Denet Lewis evaluated, and Birgit Starmanns hosted. The featured club was
Episode 8: 2009 May
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.
Episode 7: 2009 April
This episode was taped at The Media Center on April 13, 2009. David Richer was our host. Vincent Lowe presented his speech "Tool or Toy" and was evaluated by David Katsumoto. Henry Miller was the Educational Speaker, telling us about preparing for the International Speech Contest.
Episode 6: 2009 March
This episode features a speech by Richard Waldman, which was evaluated by Frank Young. Joe Madley presented the topic of preparing for speech contests, and Diane Vaughn speaks about walking the talk through hard times. The show host was Henry Kruk.
Episode 5: 2009 February
Garylene Javier hosts. The speaker, Sushna Khosla, was evaluated by Sunil Tomar. The featured video highlighted District leadership training. Shelly Horwitz then provided an educational session on judging speech contests.
Episode 4: 2008 December
The winners of the Fall Conference Humor and Evaluation speech contests, David Richer and Michael Dart, speak on this episode, along with educational speaker Michael Chojnacki. Our Feature segment has Lance Miller, 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking, talking about how Toastmasters has affected his outlook on life. Michael Barnaba hosts.
Episode 3: 20008 November
Episode 3 taped on November 10, 2008. Garylene Javier was our host, with speaker Didi Gu-Chiang and evaluator Becky Divinski. The featured club is Public Speakeasy, which held an open house.
Do you have a non-native accent? We had an Education topic for the second half of the show--Bud Everts gave some basic tips on American accent acquisition.
Episode 2: 2008 October
Episode 2 taped on Monday 10/20/2008, was hosted by Ellyson Barnes. Speakers were Robert Tang and Hari Candadai; Evaluators were David Richer and Garylene Javier. The featured club this month was Early Risers Toastmasters.
Episode 1: 2008 September
The first episode featured Carl Thormeyer as host, with Connie Dimmitt and Gopi Kallayil as speakers. Jennifer Stephenson and James Griffin evaluated. The featured club was Lee Emerson Bassett Club.
2011 WAVE Finalist
Episode 28, filmed in January 2010, was a finalist (one of the top three
entries) in the 2011 WAVE (Western Access Video Excellence) Awards! The
category was Educational - Community Producer; producers are Birgit
Starmanns, Stan Ng and Denet Lewis. The awards are sponsored by the
Alliance for Community Media, Western Region. Many
thanks to the speakers and the crew on this episode!