November 2018

Let's Get Social

Featured Article

Let’s Get Social

Learn how building a social network can aid your club or district.

Shared News

Wanted: 2019 Convention Presenters

Would you like to speak in front of a large audience? Apply to present at the 88th Annual Toastmasters International Convention, scheduled for August 21-24, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Tell us about your talent addressing international audiences of 1,000 people or more and submit your video and application by December 31, 2018.

Apply Now

Share Your Story With #MyWhy

Last month, Toastmasters launched the #MyWhy social media campaign. Take some time to record a video sharing your story and help inspire others!

Learn More

Video Mistakes to Avoid

Video can be a great way to promote your club or district. However, poorly made videos can deter prospective members from attending a club meeting. For tips on how to avoid common mistakes when making a video, check out this helpful video.

Watch Video

Join the Conversation

Are you a member of The Official Toastmasters International Members Group on Facebook? All active members are welcome to join the group. It can be a helpful place to keep up with the latest news, ask questions and connect with Toastmasters from around the world.

Join Group

You May Have Impostor Syndrome

Do you devalue your success because of self-doubt? Are you worried about taking on challenges because you might fail? Toastmasters can experience the impostor syndrome, which is often triggered by stepping into a new, unfamiliar assignment. Read how to overcome your insecurity and match your confidence to your competence with four helpful strategies.

Read Article

Recognize Their Role

Recognize your club officers! Visit the Toastmasters Online Store and use code OFFICERS to save 10% on a Club Officer Pin Set! Offer valid November 1-30, 2018. Not valid with any other offer.

Shop Now

Club News

Make Your Club Extraordinary!

Ensure your club delivers a high-quality member experience by sending your officers to district-sponsored training twice a year. These sessions feature activities and instruction to help officers grow as leaders. Your club can achieve Goal 9 in the Distinguished Club Program if at least four officers are trained during both semi-annual sessions. The next training will be held between December 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Please visit your district website for more information.

Review Program Goals

Leaving a Lasting First Impression

First impressions are important, and there is much to consider when it comes to making a good first impression on guests at meetings. Does your club designate a specific individual to greet guests? Do you introduce them? Who follows up with guests at the end of the meeting? If your club has a unique practice you think would transfer well to other clubs, we’d love to hear about it. Email and tell us how you deliver a quality experience for visitors of your club!

Submit Tips

Send in Your Semiannual Officer List

If your club elects officers twice a year, arrange to hold your elections this month and notify World Headquarters of the results once they’re available. Download the Club Officer Information form and submit your new officer list online via Club Central or email it to by December 31 to receive Distinguished Club credit.

Submit Officer List

District News

Earn Distinguished Area Program Credit

To qualify for the Distinguished Area Program, area directors must submit an Area Director’s Club Visit Report for first-round visits for at least 75 percent of their clubs by November 30. Please submit your reports online through District Central.

Submit Reports

Turn in Your Club Officer Training Report

For clubs to receive club officer training credit in the Distinguished Club Program, it must be recorded online through District Central by November 30. If there are any changes to the June–August club officer training, please email

Record Report

Tips for Nominating New District Leaders

The time of year to nominate district leaders is upon us. The District Leadership Committee webpage and Protocol 9.0 are helpful resources as you navigate this process. Please email your district leadership committee roster, which should include names and member numbers, to no later than November 30.

Visit Committee Webpage

Plan for Club Alignment

District directors: it’s time to prepare for club alignment for the 2019–2020 program year. Please direct your alignment committee to review the information on the alignment webpage, and then provide them with a current club directory. Email for questions about alignment plans.

Review Alignment Webpage