An Open House event is an opportunity to not just attract new members, but an opportunity for members to step out of their comfort zone, to put their leadership skills to work and shine. The first step is understanding the way you need to market this event. To help market to potential members, we’re rebranding […]
Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and make membership goals on time. “Beat the Clock” is about finishing the year on schedule – with a bang! Here’s a wonderful new club goal: Earn the “Beat the Clock” award! Plan a contest in your club to motivate every member to […]
Start your journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program. Pathways features online learning, cutting-edge content, interactive tools, strong mentoring and evaluation components, and a multitude of options.
Plenty of club and member incentives are in play for the 2017-2018 year. Awards include umbrellas, messenger bags, power banks, laser pens. and more. Check out what it takes to get your hands on these prizes.
D58 started 2018 TLI’s with a one-room concept. Everyone received taste of every officer role. This helps prep members when considering a role for the next Toastmasters year. Enjoy these photos courtesy of Diana Hardy.
Calling all aspiring hollywood actors and directors! Create a video to promote your club. Entries will be shown at the Spring Conference. Also, you’ll have a video to help drive visitors in your door. Post it to your FreeToastHost club website and club FB page.
David Premo was one of the speakers for TEDx Hilton Head. With the theme of the event being Resilience, presenters shared their experiences and how they overcame obstacles and bounced back.
Serve as a district leader encouraging members and help the district achieve Distinguished recognition. Submission deadline is Dec 15, 2017.
Relive your favorite moments from the 2017 Fall Conference. Freely share with your friends and family. These photos thoughtfully captured by Diana Hardy and Sherrie Bishop.
Mark your calendar for our Spring Conference on April 20-22, 2018. It’ll be held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in North Charleston. We’ll have Mark Brown, the 1995 World Champion of Public Speaking, as our keynote speaker. The conference will include educational sessions, district elections and the always energetic speech contests.
Continue your journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program! As the foundation of your Toastmasters experience, Pathways is designed to help you build the competencies you need to communicate and lead.
The Fall Conference agenda has been released. We’ve got volunteers working overtime ensuring all those final details are buttoned up. This is sure to be a terrific event on Saturday, Oct 21st. There’s still time to register and come join the fun.
The afternoon of Saturday, September 23rd, was the first ever Toastmasters networking event at Coastal Coffee Roasters in Summerville, South Carolina. Hosted by the Lowcountry Council, the purpose of the event was to provide the opportunity to network with other leaders in the Lowcountry and create a bigger sense of community. While enjoying some […]
A Toastmaster prison club encourages inmates to discover their voice while developing leadership skills. This experience gives them the tools they need to be successful when they leave prison. The best part is that studies show that offenders tend not to re-offend after completing the Toastmaster’s educational programs, which contributes to a drastically lower recidivism […]
Encourage your club members to invite others with this handout. Reasons to visit are detailed in simple talking points. Flyer is conveniently setup in a 2-up format and prints neatly in color or black and white.
Our District Summer TLI’s are scheduled for July 22. They’ll be held in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. Division organizers are working to finalize event details. Registration will open soon.
In her new book, “Presence,” Amy Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you. Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. Source: Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy […]
As we transfer skills from Toastmasters to the outside world, public criticism can come our way. Maybe we misspeak or make an innocent error. Maybe we hold a controversial view. Or maybe we offend someone. What we say next can shape the way people see us and determine the outcome. Sometimes a good mea culpa […]
Giving a presentation or leading in a meeting online requires many of the same skills as speaking, presenting and leading offline — except for all the ways that it is different. One mistake is to let the technology of webinars and online meetings can easily get in the way of the […] Source: Improving Skills for […]
Determined Area Director mentors a struggling corporate club back to success. Step-1: Secure buy-in commitment from corporate leadership…
Barack Obama gave a big, thoughtful speech about serious things. The words, the structure, the delivery, the gestures, and the personalization all came together in his final speech to the nation. Source: Barack Obama’s Final Speech: Five Valuable Lessons For Communicators
This episode features an interview with John Kerwin, host of The John Kerwin Show, a late-night show on DIRECTV. Listen as he shares about his experience as a new Toastmaster and offers his ideas on how new members can make an impact and how clubs can reduce their turnover rate. John Kerwin hosts The John Kerwin […]
Laugh and enjoy the 2016 Fall Conference Humorous speech finalists. Learn what worked in their presentations and apply these lessons to your speeches.
Lessons from the masters on competing and preparing winnable speeches.
Everything you wanted to know about competing in a speech contest but was afraid to ask.
Club Officer training, also known as SUPER TLI, is coming to Columbia on Saturday January 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Columbia College Campus. All club officers are encouraged to attend, as well as members. The New Member Tract is returning to Columbia with presentations by Jatika Manigault: Toastmasters 101 Nail Your […]
Twice per year Dolphin Toastmasters meet outside in a park. Keeping it fresh and exciting for their members.
Results of the Summer 2015 TLI survey condensed into a friendly graphical form.
Follow the progress of district contest participants.
To jump-start our year, we are offering a free Fall Conference for the following: Members Any District 58 Toastmaster member who successfully charters a club by September 30 will get a free Fall Conference registration. If there are two sponsors, and both wish to attend the Fall Conference, each will receive a 50% discount. Area […]