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...

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,...

Charter a College Club in Six Weeks

A sure fire way to build a club is to find a need and solve it. This approach has solved a need – and chartered a club – several times. Here is a need that you can create a new club to solve: As a group, engineers often have difficulty speaking. College...

New Lead Generation

When my District Director year was over half over, I got one of the best club building tips I’ve ever heard. I pass this tip on every chance I get. Who knows the members and businesses in the locals areas of your district? Your Area Directors, of course. Ask...

Corporate Skills Learned in Toastmasters

When building corporate clubs, a common question is, “Other than speaking and leadership, what will my employees learn?” I have a standard answer. These notes can be downloaded as a Microsoft Word document below or copied right from this page.   Skills Learned as...