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How to Help a New Member


You’ve welcomed a new member into your club—now what? With many clubs still meeting online or in a hybrid format, new Toastmasters might feel a little lost. Below is some basic information you can send to get them started. A short, friendly email can make a big difference—don’t forget, you were a new member once!

6 Quick Tips to Get Started

  1. Log in to to ensure that your username and password are correct.
  2. Enroll in Pathways—the Toastmasters education program.
  3. Review The Navigator—your guide to Toastmasters. Once you’ve logged in as a member, you have access to The Navigator.
  4. Sample your first Pathways project, the Ice Breaker.
  5. Ask your Vice President Education to pair you with a mentor, to help you along the way.
  6. Have new members fill out the New Member Profile Sheet. This is a great way to establish your goals, and then review them with your mentor or a club officer.

Explore Possibilities With Pathways

The foundation of the Toastmasters experience is the education program, Pathways, which is critical to your growth. Some benefits include:

  • Opportunity to develop many skills relevant to an evolving global marketplace
  • Frequent recognition of educational achievements
  • Online access to educational materials
  • Engaging videos that model the skills you are learning

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