Club Growth Opportunities
Are you looking for ways to support club growth? Either within your club, another club, or a new club? Check out how you can do this AND work towards your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award at the same time. For more information or to offer your services to the District, fill out the Leadership Opportunities Interest Form or contact the Club Growth Director.
Start A New Club
Could your colleagues at work benefit from Toastmasters? What about your neighbors? Would you love to have a Toastmasters club focused on a special interest? Why not start a new club at your work, in your community, or around a special interest? To learn more, check out the Toastmasters Start a Club page and contact the Club Growth Director for guidance. You can grow your leadership skills while earning credit as a Club Sponsor that counts towards your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award. you can also reach out if you would like to help someone else start a new club as each club can have up to 2 sponsors.
Help Rebuild a Struggling Club
Would you like to help a small club to find new members and improve their club quality in order to grow the club and its members? If so, check out more information on the Club Coaching program.
Recruit New Members with Speechcraft
Are you looking for a new way to recruit members to your club? Do you want to help share your speech expertise with others? Why not conduct a Speechcraft program? Through your club, as an experienced Toastmaster, you can coordinate a series of sessions to teach non-Toastmasters the basics of public speaking while introducing them to the benefits of Toastmasters. At the end of the program, invite your participants to join your club to keep practicing and growing their skills. Coordinating a Speechcraft also helps you improve your public speaking and leadership skills while also earning you credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award.
If you are planning a Speechcraft, please notify the Club Growth Director for awareness, promotional support, and/or to request guidance from someone who has conducted one in the past.
Support a New Club
Whenever a new Toastmasters club charters, it is an exciting time for those 20+ members. But if all of the members are brand new to Toastmasters, it can be challenging for them to their excitement into establishing quality meetings that enable them to get the most out of the Toastmasters experience. Having an experienced Toastmaster act as their Club Mentor for the first 6 months (or more) can help the club establish practices that will serve it well for years to come and enable it to be a strong sustainable club that consistently fulfills the club mission. Filling the Club Mentor role offers you the opportunity to learn new leadership skills while also earning you credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award. If you would be interested in learning more about becoming a Club Mentor, contact the Club Growth Director.
Train the Next Generation
Do you want to help young students improve their public speaking and leadership skills? Why not conduct a Youth Leadership Program (YLP)? Through your club, as an experienced Toastmaster, you can coordinate a series of sessions to teach youth under the age of 18 the basics of public speaking and leadership through a series of workshops fashioned around the standard Toastmasters meeting format. Not only will the participants gain valuable skills, you too will be able to grow your own communication and leadership skills while earning you credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award. You also might be able to recruit some of the parents to join your club as members once they see the benefits gained by their child. If you would like to learn more or are planning a Youth Leadership Program (YLP), please notify the YLP Support Team. You can also reach out if you know of any youth that would be interested in attending a YLP.