Category Archives: Observations

Membership Building and PR ideas for Toastmasters Corporate Clubs

Ask Human Resources to include a flyer about the club in the new employee orientation packet. Ask Human Resources to insert a flyer about the club with the payroll checks. Ask Human Resources for an appointment to give a 20-minute … Continue reading

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Running a Webinar for Toastmasters using GotoWebinar

A great blog post from Marketo about how to promote your webinar http://blog.marketo.com/2011/05/how-to-manage-successful-webinars-a-checklist.html Manual Checklist for GotoWebinar http://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar Schedule a test call with your co-presenters before your live event. (at least one, if the co-presenter is having difficulties or seems very uncomfortable, … Continue reading

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Virtual Meetings and Toastmasters

Photo courtesy of DodgertonSkillhause In August 2015, Toastmasters International approved clubs having a virtual meeting attendance, (https://www.toastmasters.org/Membership/Club-Experience/virtual-attendance) and with some stipulations about use, i.e. for clubs: Vote to approve the allowance. Update their Addendum of Standard Club Options to reflect … Continue reading

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Leveraging Past Issues of Toastmasters Magazine to help market your Toastmasters Club

Did you know you can use all those past issues of TM magazine that you keep and can’t bear to throw out, but may probably never reread, to help advertise your club? Ask all of your members to donate any … Continue reading

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Facebook Personal Pages or Business Pages for Toastmasters Clubs?

I’ve been seeing this quite a bit, a personal Facebook profile set up for a Toastmasters club. For new clubs that are thinking about doing this, be aware that technically using a personal profile to promote something is against their … Continue reading

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Why Toastmasters is invaluable for Managers

I had someone ask me something interesting yesterday while visiting my husband for lunch at the company he works at. The gentleman had asked why I was up in the area, and I explained we had done a Toastmasters demo … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Planning Tips and Emergency Tips for Toastmasters

PowerPoint Emergency Planning Tips: Plan for the worst and have a backup plan. Be prepared to give the presentation sans slides. Save multiple copies of the presentation: on your laptop, on a zip drive and email it to yourself. Save … Continue reading

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