Building and maintaining a club’s membership numbers isn’t always easy – but on Saturday, January 21, 2017, over 175 Toastmasters attended the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) to learn how using social media can help find new members boost club health.
Held at the Crowne Plaza in Independence, the program began at 8 am and ran until 3pm, with a lunch buffet. Program Quality Director, Tim Juda hosted the event and welcomed all attendees.
Using Social Media presenters and content included Anant Mathur with a keynote on why your club should use social media and a presentation on how to build and use FreeToastHost for your club’s website. District Public Relations Manager, Sue Woods gave Tips on Designing your Social Media presentations, Southern Division Director, Kim Krajci gave tips on using Meet-Up and Facebook to attract new members, Joe Cook gave us information on using PayPal.
More content was presented on using Speechcraft by Central Division – Area 13 Director, Ed Haller. Make It An Event! says Club Growth Director, Vicky Nann is the key to have a successful Open House and attract visitors. Club officer roles were also reviewed in breakout sessions. There was also an informative presentation on our upcoming program Pathways presented by District 10 Ambassador Deonna Taylor.
Tim Juda also explains the importance of Division and Area Director Roles. If you need to complete your district service requirements to obtain your DTM, you should consider signing up for one of these important roles soon. You will need one year of service to complete this requirement.
The District would also like to thank Doug Thiessen for building our new remote control timing lights that debuted at our Judge’s Training event hosted by District Director, Dave Wiley.
Want Copies of Presentations?
Below is a list of handouts and presentation files from the January TLI. All are in a PDF format and should be viewable on all devices and computers. Click here to login and access the downloads.
|Area Director & Division Director Roles and Opportunities -- Download available to members only|
Handout summarizing roles and responsibilities of Area and Division Directors for anyone interested in leadership opportunities in Toastmasters
|Collecting Dues Using Online Resources -- Download available to members only|
Learn the top new ways to collect member dues for your club, including using PayPal and mobile devices.
|D10 Design Handout -- Download available to members only|
A handy 3-page summary of design strategies for promoting Toastmasters on social media
|Facebook For Toastmasters -- Download available to members only|
Discover how to use Facebook to promote your members and your club.
|How to Build a Great Club Website -- Download available to members only|
Learn the benefits of using FreeToastHost to create a free website for your club!
|Officer Training: Secretary - Meeting Minutes Template -- Download available to members only|
Handy template any club Secretary can use for tracking details during club meetings
|Officer Training: Secretary - Roles and Responsibilities -- Download available to members only|
Overview of the major responsibilities of the club Secretary during club meetings and outside of club meetings.
|Officer Training: Treasurer - Outline of Job Responsibilities -- Download available to members only|
A summary of all the responsibilities of the club Treasurer, including a sample Treasurer's report, and information about conducting the annual club audit.
|Officer Training: Vice President of Education - Roles and Responsibilities -- Download available to members only|
Overview of the major responsibilities of the club Vice President of Education and how to be successful in the role.
|Officer Training: VP Public Relations & VP Membership -- Download available to members only|
Key points of responsibilities prior to club meetings, during meetings, and outside of club meetings.
|Open Houses - Strategies for Creating Successful Events -- Download available to members only|
Overview of ways to use Open Houses to expose people to your club, and how to make the Open House an exciting event for the attendees.
|Pathways - Overview of the new Toastmasters Education Program -- Download available to members only|
A summary of the new projects and levels in the new Toastmasters education program called Pathways. Includes the path to DTM and the 24 month transition process from the current program to the new program.
|Social Media Design Guide -- Download available to members only|
Strategies for designing social media promotions for your club.
|Speechcraft: An Option Worth Considering -- Download available to members only|
How to successfully use the Toastmasters Speechcraft program to teach public speaking and find new members for your club.
|Using Social Media to Promote Your Club -- Download available to members only|
Handout that outlines the numbers of people on social media and builds the case for getting your club out there.
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