The Official Toastmasters International Members Group on Facebook is always filled with conversations started by and for members. Tim Patmore, of Didcot Speakers Toastmasters Club in Oxford, England, asked this question:
“Anyone have tips for drumming up lots of guests for face-to-face meetings?”
One idea that’s worked well in my clubs: a new agenda role, the “guest master.” Their meeting duty is to bring one guest to the meeting and introduce them around.
Website, website, website. Even before the pandemic, the quality of the club website played a major role in bringing visitors to the club. Now, it’s even more important.
George Marshall, DTM
Currently we are putting up posters around town, marketing on Facebook groups, listings in local papers, and writing an article in one of the papers.
Sorrento, British Columbia, Canada
Bring in a guest speaker, make meetings fun, word of mouth can be a great advertisement.
Lisa Dodis, DTM
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Relevant theme meeting.
Fern Rashkover, DTM
Douglaston, New York