Despite your best intentions, members will leave. Members leave Toastmasters for a variety of reasons; it’s important to find out why.
Here are some of the most common reasons members leave their clubs, along with suggestions for how to encourage them to stay:
- Too many other commitments
Suggest a break to take care of commitments. Check back with them in a few months to see if they are able to come back.
- Inconvenient meeting time
This might also be the case for other members. Take a poll to find out if another time works better. If not, suggest the web page reports.toastmasters.org/findaclub to find a club with a more convenient meeting time.
- Pressure to work too quickly
Remember that Toastmasters programs are self-paced. It is important to encourage members while allowing them to work at their own pace.
When members move away, wish them well and suggest they visit reports.toastmasters.org/findaclub to look for clubs close to their new homes.
The aim is to fulfill members’ needs. When members know how to succeed within their club or district, membership retention increases.