Category Archives: Club Building

Big Distraction Meeting

Fun Meeting Ideas By Keith Maderer, Club Growth Director The Big Distraction Meeting While most toastmasters meetings are orderly and welcoming, in real life, speaking to groups can be more challenging. Dinner meetings, meetings with children in the audience, meetings … Continue reading

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Toastmasters Volunteerism

Toastmasters and Volunteerism by Sam Metha, DTM, PDG It is said that “if you can’t stand the heat, leave the kitchen.” A great majority of club and district officers take their job-responsibility seriously and execute them responsibly. I applaud them. … Continue reading

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Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes! By Keith Maderer, Club Growth Director For many of us, our toastmasters journey started with fear, anxiety, dry mouth and sweaty palms. We knew we needed help, we knew we were uncomfortable in our own skin and … Continue reading

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PlaNetworker

Become a PlaNETWORKER at the Fall Conference by Carina Paton Have you challenged yourself to push past your safety net and graduate from a safety networker to a cabinetworker? At my club meeting this past week, one of my fellow … Continue reading

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Club – Harris Spacetalkers

Club Spotlight: Harris Spacetalkers Officers by Keith Maderer, Club Growth Director We are always looking for clubs that are building better, stronger and larger clubs. This month we met with the club officers of Harris Spacetalkers to discuss how they … Continue reading

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Mingling Open House

Mastering Mingling at an Open House By Carina Paton Yet another wonderful opportunity to practice your mingling skills is nigh. That’s right, it’s Open House season again! As a club member, you have one of the most crucial roles at … Continue reading

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Speaker-Evaluator-Table Topics Exchange

The Speaker-Evaluator-Table Topics Exchange Meeting Fun Meeting Ideas – Sept. 2017 A great way to encourage club members to grow is to arrange for a Speaker, Evaluator and Table Topics master exchange program with one or more of your nearby … Continue reading

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Clueless in Vancouver

Clueless in Vancouver by Keith Maderer, DTM, Club Growth Director Ellen, Lillian and I spent 8 days in Vancouver representing our district in officer training, interviewing international officer candidates, working the International Speech Contests and voting during the TI annual … Continue reading

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Club Meeting Roles Cheat Sheets

Club Meeting Role Cheat Sheets by Keith Maderer, DTM – Club Growth Director Every club has their own New Member Orientation program. When I was a new toastmaster, I remember being anxious about stepping up for meeting roles. My mentor, … Continue reading

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Push Past Your Safety Net

Push Past Your Safety Net by Carina Paton Most people are afraid to initiate conversation with strangers. In fact, even those who appear to you to be comfortable are often terrified on the inside! Many of us join Toastmasters to … Continue reading

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