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Evaluation Maven Manifesto (EMM) Project
For Individual Members and Clubs
A thoughtful, insightful speech evaluation - with specific, actionable and encouraging suggestions - has the power to transform the speaker and the speech.
The Evaluation Maven Manifesto (EMM) 2.0 provides all the insights, knowledge, tips, tools and techniques you will need to become an evaluation maven.
You can get the EMM 2.0 and Evaluation Worksheets HERE
How to Create, Promote and Deliver - Fair, Fun
and Well Run Contests
For Club, Area, Division and District
a Contest Chair is challenging and rewarding - stretching both
your leadership and communication skills.
have spent many hours crafting their speeches or developing
their impromptu speaking skills. As Contest Chair you - and
your team - can provide a contest environment that is
enjoyable for the competitors and the audience.
page has all the resources you will need to build a
team and create fun, fair and well run
You can get step-by-step scripts
for all five contests HERE
Ten Tips for Making Videos
For Individual Members
Anyone with a smartphone or video camera has the
technology needed to make a video. Videotaping speeches, and
other speaking activities for later review is a great way to
use video to deepen your knowledge and
However, if you want to produce a more
professional (entertaining, thought provoking, educational)
video - there is more to do than point-and-shoot.
maker and fellow Toastmaster - Brian Hebb - provides
ten tips on how to produce a professional looking
You can get the 'Ten Video Tips' HERE
How to Win a Speech Evaluation
short answer – Be the best! A somewhat longer answer –
"Be the best! – on that day – for that speech – as
determined by the judges in that audience – out of all the
speech evaluators at that competition".
If you can do that
four times (Club, Area, Division, District) you earn the right
to call yourself the District Speech Evaluation champion for
that year. No small feat!
This eBook will help you
prepare to - Be at your best!
You can get the
'How to Win the Toastmasters Speech Evaluation Contest'
Toastmasters Magazine Articles on Speech Evaluation
For Individual Members
A selection of articles on evaluating speeches (published in the Toastmaster Magazine over the past few years) are available HERE
How to Build or Rebuild Club
back to the first club you joined. You probably joined because
it felt like the 'right fit'.
That feeling is what I
call Club Strength. When Club Strength is high it's because
members are contributing to the production of dynamic,
informative and entertaining meetings - that keep members
engaged and wanting more.
This guide looks at how to
build - or rebuild - Club Strength by raising membership
levels AND ensuring that each members overall club experience
is valuable. The miniMentor program - introduced here - is a
way of assisting clubs in rebuilding Club Strength when a Club
Coach is not available.
You can get 'A Guide to
Building or Rebuilding Club Strength' HERE
How to Maintain Club
For Maintaining Strong
health - or strength - can deteriorate in small decrements
that are not noticed until the change is significant. One of
the most valuable services you can perform - as a club leader
- is to ask club members if the club is meeting their
expectations and helping them reach their leadership and
Toastmasters recommends that
every club do the Moments of Truth module once a
year. However, sometimes clubs feel they are doing just fine
or that Moments of Truth takes too much time and effort. When
this happens I've used a survey that takes only 15 minutes and
yields the insights you need to assess the health of your club
- so the club can take action in the areas that need
You can get the survey, spreadsheet and
How to Provide Online Club Officer
For District Level Club Officer
Officers in remote clubs are sometimes unable to attend
training because of the significant time, cost and in some
cases weather danger associated with travelling to in-person
In 2009 a group of us in District 21 (British
Columbia, Canada) decided to increase the number of club
officers receiving training - by providing an online training
option. Since 2009 a few hundred club officers have been
trained - that would otherwise have not received
NOTE: Prior to each training period
the District has asked for - and received - permission from
the TI Board to have this - online - training count towards
the clubs DCP points.
A step-by-step guide that
contains all the information needed to set up and deliver
online club officer training.
You can get 'How to
Provide Online Club Officer Training to Remote Clubs' HERE
How to Create and Deliver Large Events
For Areas, Division and District Level
Simply put - WOW events are intended to get
attendees to say 'WOW! I didn't realize there was so much to
Over the past few years a number of us
in District 21 (British Columbia, Canada) have created and
delivered large WOW events to a couple hundred people at a
time. Typically a single WOW event helps a couple dozen clubs
build membership and club strength - and generally create a
greater awareness of Toastmasters.
You can get 'How
to Create and Deliver Large WOW Events' HERE
How to Get to SOLD
For Promoting District
Experiencing a SOLD OUT conference is energizing
for the attendees - and gratifying for the team of people it
took to create and deliver it!
Over the past few years
I've helped a number of conference teams create and deliver
SOLD OUT conferences. This eBook contains all the plans and
email content that we created to successfully promote a District Conference - that reached SOLD OUT and
had a waiting list!
You can get 'How to Get to SOLD
OUT: Promoting Your District Conference' HERE