Helpful resources for you to achieve virtual victories.
A Toastmasters club provides its members with a safe and supportive environment to become better communicators, leaders, and public speakers. For many, their club gives them a sense of belonging. In light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many clubs are no longer able to meet in person and are now meeting online to protect the safety and well-being of its members.
By transitioning to online meetings, clubs allow their members to continue pursuing their goals and provide human interaction that they might not otherwise get. While many aspects of personal and professional lives have been disrupted, we hope Toastmasters clubs can meet online and provide a sense of normalcy to our members.
Should your club feel the need to allow online attendance as a temporary measure, a club membership vote will need to be conducted. When the club no longer needs to allow online attendance, the club members will vote again to remove this option from their Addendum of Standard Club Options. The club may only allow online attendance for as long as their Addendum of Standard Club Options indicates this is in effect for the club.
To help clubs who have struggled to adapt to online meetings, we have created several helpful resources, which can be found below. We also encourage club officers to share their success stories and help clubs in their area who might need it.
Online Meetings Infographic
This infographic features helpful tips to feel confident during an online meeting. Share this digital file on your club, District, and/or personal social media channels to help others feel confident in online meetings and to help encourage them to learn more about Toastmasters.
Online Meeting Tips for Club Officers
Follow these tips to lead successful online meetings.
Online Club Meeting Software Comparison
Compare free software your club may use for online meetings.
Online Prospect Flier
Fill-in your online club information and reach out virtually to prospective members with this digital document.
Online Member Flier
Utilize this invite to increase your online meeting attendance.
Timer Zoom Backgrounds
When you are the Timer for an online club meeting, switch between these backgrounds to indicate how much time the speaker has remaining!
Club members can have fun and take pride virtually as the recipient of Best Speaker, Best Table Topics, and Best Evaluator through these two digital award options.
Facebook Camera Frame
You can add a Toastmasters frame to a picture on Facebook to proudly display your Best Speaker, Best Evaluator, and Best Table Topics ribbons.
Core Values Zoom Backgrounds
Use a background featuring Toastmasters’ Core Values during your online meeting to show your Toastmasters spirit!
Zoom Virtual Backgrounds
Use these branded backgrounds on Zoom for your club's meetings.
Zoom Registration Page Banners and Logo
Add some color to your club's Zoom page with these banners and logo.
Best Practices for Online Speech Contests
Find tips and information for the logistics of your contest.
Club Officers: Keep Your Club on Track with Online Meetings
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has had a major impact on Toastmasters clubs that meet in person. Club officers should help ensure their club can still meet by transitioning the club to online meetings. In this video, you will find helpful tips for a smooth transition.
Organizing a Successful Online Event
Discover six tips to help make your next virtual conference a victory.
Disruptive Members or Overzealous Hosts?
How to determine online meeting decorum ahead of time and maintain orderly meetings.
Prepare Your Technology Like a Pro
Take steps to avoid last-minute mishaps and meltdowns.
Creating Inclusivity in Online Meetings
Help members of all abilities actively participate in your club.
A Global Online Experience
How connecting with clubs around the world led to camaraderie and cultural diversity.
Quarantainment From the Toastmaster Magazine
Discover articles that will both inspire you and help stave off boredom.
Present With Executive Presence Online
Learn how to convey confidence in a virtual setting with these five key elements.
Development On Demand
Take advantage of the extra time and virtual opportunities to learn new skills and connect with people.
Virtually Visit Clubs Around the Globe
No need to pack your suitcase. Enjoy your “traveling!”
Staying Connected While Apart
Hold on to your humanity and find a sense of belonging during COVID-19.
Online Speech Contest Tips From a World Champ
2019 winner Aaron Beverly shares his top techniques in a two-part video series.
Toastmasters Send Messages of Support to Wuhan, China
Members offer their blessings and best wishes in a meaningful video.
Optimize Your Video Conferences
Learn 6 steps to reduce technical glitches and enhance your online meetings.
It’s Time to Meet Online!
Read tips and tricks to hold a successful online club meeting in this Toastmaster article.
How to Appear Your Best Online
Consider your setting, appearance, and delivery for an effective online speech.