Conquering the Cold Call

Toastmasters created a project dedicated to this very topic because it’s a real problem for many people. Including me. Picking up the phone and calling a business to pitch a new club always makes me pause — almost as much as when I was in high school and...

Photo Editing

Even though smartphones make it easy to take lots of great photos, sometimes those photos need to be cropped or touched up in order to make your district’s message shine when you use them for marketing purposes. Here are some options ranging from free to...

Online Storage for Districts

Districts have a lot of information to store: District Council minutes, contracts for conferences, district property inventories, District Success Plans, etc. These need to be passed on from year to year. Then there are those files which would be nice to store and...

Pre-Charter Tools for Clubs

You’ve had your demonstration meeting and you’re still a few members short of chartering. Until you charter, though, you don’t have access to tools like Free Toast Host which your home club uses extensively for meeting agendas, email lists,...
Email Blasts with MailChimp

Email Blasts with MailChimp

MailChimp is an excellent email blast tool for Toastmasters districts or, really, anyone. I use it for my personal business, I’ve signed clients up for it, and my home district uses it. There are links below to MailChimp and some online tutorials. If you have...