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,...
Project Management with Freedcamp

Project Management with Freedcamp

Freedcamp is a free online project management tool designed for use by teams. It is similar to Basecamp. Note: At the bottom of this article are links to Freecamp and tutorials for getting started. There are paid options for Freecamp, but the free version should work...

Membership Building

Membership building is a year-round process for Toastmasters clubs. The three membership building contests – Smedley Award in August and September, Talk Up Toastmasters in February and March, and Beat the Clock in May and June – are a great time to focus...

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...