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Event Speakers

District, corporate, and community events are more fun and informative when they feature a quality speaker who people can get excited about! Toastmasters has plenty of resources available to support you. You could invite a World Champion of Public Speaking or review a list of Toastmasters members who have earned the Accredited Speaker designation. You could also promote the Rotary/Toastmasters alliance by inviting a local Rotarian as a guest speaker. Additionally, there are some guidelines to help you when selecting educational speakers.

Club Excellence Webinar

In case you missed it, watch this candid conversation about achieving excellence in clubs, hosted by International President-Elect Matt Kinsey, DTM. In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies to help your club add members and ensure it provides quality meetings.

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The Toastmasters Podcast Contest Winner

Last month, The Toastmasters Podcast celebrated its 200th episode with a contest! Tune in to this special episode with Pitch Us Your Podcast contest winner Rashmi Ketha from Ledgewood, New Jersey. Once you’ve listened to the podcast, make sure to read the article to learn more about The Toastmasters Podcast.


Toastmaster Magazine—Online Extras

In the April Toastmaster, listen to a podcast for inspiration on speaking in another language, learn how to say anything to anyone with helpful techniques from 2021 Virtual Convention speaker Shari Harley, and watch a video with basic tips on how to give feedback.

Articles Added to Level 2

Looking for more reading to support your Toastmasters learning? New articles have been added in Level 2 of Base Camp. Check your Suggested Learning box on the Base Camp home page for a list of articles that complement topics covered in Level 2 or look for the Supplemental Reading subject on the Tutorials and Resources page.

New Member Experience Survey

Are you providing new members with the best possible experience? And if you’re a new member, is your voice being heard? Make sure to use the New Member Experience Survey, which should ideally be filled out 30 days after new members have joined a club. This feedback can help club officers understand new members’ goals and improve the process of welcoming new members to your club.


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Openly Recruit

Help your club’s marketing efforts by using the Open House Flier! Invite prospective members to attend a club meeting by hanging up the flier at work or in coffee shops, or posting on social media. You can then download the Open House PowerPoint to give prospective members a better idea of what they can gain from Toastmasters and what to expect in a club meeting.

International Officer and Director Candidates Nominated

The Toastmasters International Leadership Committee has nominated International Officer candidates for the 2022–2023 Board of Directors and International Director candidates for the 2022–2024 term. Voting will take place at the Annual Business Meeting in August 2022. Find out more about the nominated candidates by visiting the International Candidates webpage.

Level Completions

Make 2022 a year of growth and empowerment. Challenge yourself to complete a path or start a new level in Pathways. Club officers can learn how to view and track members’ progress by watching this helpful tutorial.


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