November 2022 Leader Letter

Club News


Let's Talk Holiday Talk Webinar — It's the end of the year; do you know where your party skills have been hiding? It's time for a holiday communication prep! For office, community, and family events, let our panel of experts help you through small talk, awkward conversations, toasting, and more. Join us (and invite others!) for a free webinar on November 15. Get details and register.

Round Two of Club Officer Training — To learn current best practices and to receive credit in the Distinguished Club Program, be sure that your club sends at least four officers to this round of officer training. For more information about club officer training, please contact the Program Quality Director for your District.

Inspiring Speakers: We Want You! — Do you have an amazing talent for capturing a crowd? Apply to be a presenter at an upcoming Toastmasters event! We welcome dynamic moderators, panelists, education speakers, keynotes, comedians, and more, who have experience addressing large international audiences, be it in person or online. Use this form to submit a video and be considered today.

Set Goals Now for Later Success — It might only be November, but why not take a few minutes to think about where you want your club to be in April or May with new officers, the Distinguished Club Program, and speech contests? It will be time well spent and will help your club avoid the last-minute scramble.

Help Prospective Members Visit Your Club — To ensure an excellent first impression for prospective members, update your club meeting schedule and activities on your club's website to help guide their participation in and around special events.

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Send in Your Semiannual Officer List — Does your club elect officers twice a year? If so, plan to hold your elections this month. Then, submit your new officer list online via Club Central, or download the Club Officer Information form and email it to by December 31 to receive Distinguished Club credit. Not sure how to host a club officer election? Refer to page 53 of the Club Leadership Handbook.

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New Videos to Share — We partnered with the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking, Ramona Smith, to create five information-packed public speaking tip videos. These videos are an excellent resource to share with potential members, and for current members to brush up on their basics!

Newly-translated Materials! —You can now download and use the Member Interest Survey and the Transform Your Talent flier in Spanish!

Connect with More Prospects; Gain More Members — This guide will walk you through how to maximize the tools already at your disposal for connecting with potential members. It also includes customizable templates to easily communicate with prospects and to keep track of your communications.

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Toastmasters in Practice — Negotiating the price while car shopping; coaching your kid's football team; training your new puppy; delivering a eulogy for your loved one. You practice your Toastmasters skills on a regular basis through most any communication challenge you encounter. Discover which Pathways projects can best prepare you for day-to-day life situations.

Meet the Winners of the 2022 World Championship of Public Speaking — The three finalists put their speaking skills to the test on the Toastmasters stage—both in person and online. Get to know the top three winners: Cyril Junior Dim, Alexandre Matte, and Mas Mahathir Bin Mohamad in this month's Toastmaster.

The Club Secretary: Organizer Extraordinaire — From maintaining records to keeping other officers on track, the Secretary is the glue that holds the club together. Toastmasters who have performed this role say it's an excellent place to start learning leadership and get a close-up view of how Toastmasters and the club work.

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The Online Store Is Open! — The Toastmasters Online Store has now re-opened! As a small token of thanks for your patience, we are offering a 15% discount on all orders placed between now and December 1, 2022. To enjoy 15% off your orders, please use the code LETSSHOP at checkout!

Distinguished Club Program Ribbons — Congratulations to all clubs that earned recognition within the Distinguished Club Program! If your club was honored as Distinguished or higher, your club's record was updated in Club Central located in Club Achievements. For the 2021—2022 program year, the ribbons will begin shipping in mid—November.