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Toastmasters - Knowledge Base
Using This Site
Information about using this website.
    easy-Speak: application overview  The 'helicopter view' of what this system does. - (22nd September 18, 19:26)
    An overview of system features from a user point-of-view.  What you need to know to get the best from this system. - (19th September 18, 00:32)
    Using Links from your Club website  Example links to easy-Speak from your club's website. - (12th September 13, 20:10)
    Data Protection Issues  Retaining and securing personal data for your club members.. - (25th June 07, 21:46)
    My PC won't log me in automatically  What to do if your PC won't remember the 'Log me on automatically each visit' setting. - (22nd September 18, 19:29)
    Video Training clips  Short video showing the actual screens with commentary explaining their use.. - (17th October 11, 13:19)
    Setting up your club in a language other than English  Read this if you would prefer to use easy-Speak in a language other than English. - (21st March 15, 18:36)
    easy-Speak: What's available at the District, Division or Area level  An overview of the features that are relevant here.. - (4th July 19, 17:08)
Club Management
How to use the application to get the best for your club.
    In what circumstances can a member volunteer for a role on-line?  Description of how the system may be configured for your club. - (1st January 07, 08:29)
    How to create a Poll  Creating a posting in your club discussion forum that contains a 'poll' allowing members to vote on a subject.. - (1st January 07, 08:29)
    Changing or correcting user data  How to correct telephone numbers, schedule a speech or upload a photograph for your members.. - (3rd May 08, 21:36)
    Create a New User  How to create a new user on the system as a member of your Club. - (17th August 16, 10:19)
    Add an existing easy-Speak user as a member of your club  How to add an existing easy-Speak user to your club.. - (26th September 13, 11:21)
    Running a Membership Campaign  How easy-Speak can help you to keep track of new members. - (1st January 07, 08:30)
    Recording an external speech  How to record a speech that one of your members made outside the club. - (23rd February 12, 19:43)
    E-mail to all your members  How to send an e-mail to all your members or to certain status of members. - (10th June 11, 09:54)
    Changing the officers for your club.  How to change the person assigned to each officer position in your club (or Area/Division/District). - (10th August 11, 18:27)
    Tracking Leadership Awards  How to use the system to keep track of members' progress for CL and AL awards. - (22nd August 13, 11:59)
    Different Layouts for the printed agenda  An explanation and examples of the Agenda layout. - (23rd May 17, 14:39)
    Outstanding Toastmaster  Use easy-Speak to manage the Outstanding Toastmaster award in your club. - (29th May 11, 19:11)
    Member Survey  Use easy-Speak to manage a survey of your members.. - (29th May 11, 19:14)
    Managing the website for your Club  How to edit the pages of your website and add new pages. - (6th April 12, 17:24)
   Club Control Panel
Details on the settings in the Club Control Panel:
      The Club Control Panel  Explanation of overall settings for your club in the Control Panel. - (13th September 13, 16:00)
      The Club Officers Control Panel  Explanation of the settings for your club officers in the Control Panel. - (13th July 08, 21:13)
      Meeting Roles  An explanation of the standard 'meeting roles' and their maintenance in the Club Control Panel. - (14th September 17, 11:50)
      Locations  An explanation of the use of locations and their maintenance in the Club Control Panel. - (12th December 14, 00:29)
      Membership Status  An explanation of membership status and their maintenance in the Club Control Panel. - (20th August 10, 11:06)
   Running the Meeting
Information on creating a meeting, advising members about it by e-mail, creating the agenda, allocating members to roles and finally recording what actually happened
      The agenda e-mail system  How to use the agenda e-mail routine. - (9th February 13, 11:25)
      Creating a Meeting  Information about creating a meeting to show in the calendar.. - (13th July 08, 21:21)
      Assigning Members to Roles  Assigning Members to Roles. - (13th April 09, 15:46)
      An overview of Creating and Running a Meeting  An overview of how to create and run a meeting on easy-Speak. - (11th January 19, 18:41)
      Editing the Agenda  Changing the Agenda to suit a particular meeting. - (24th November 16, 15:55)
      Recording what actually happened  How to use the 'Actual' screen to record actual attendance and roles.. - (15th February 12, 18:46)
      Assigning Speeches for the meeting  How to assign the speakers and identify which speech they will make.. - (1st June 17, 20:40)
      Adding a Guest Speaker  How to add a guest speaker to the agenda. - (11th November 16, 10:35)
      How the Automatic Role Assignment Works  A technical explanation of the role assignment engine and the settings it uses.. - (1st January 07, 08:43)
      Club Officer Training  How to use the easy-Speak system for your Club or District Officer Training. - (16th December 12, 13:54)
      Managing meeting attendance outside the Club level  Attendance and roles for Area|Division|District events. - (21st September 18, 11:57)
   Getting Started
Getting your club started on easy-Speak.
      Importing Member details from a spreadsheet  How to import Member names, user-id, telephone numbers etc from a spreadsheet. - (1st October 18, 19:23)
      Getting Started  How to get your club running on easy-Speak. - (13th January 18, 11:33)
      Importing Members Speeches from a Spreadsheet  How to get your members' history up-to-date by uploading past speeches. - (14th April 17, 14:57)
      Adding CL History  How to get your club's Leadership history Loaded. - (13th January 18, 11:36)
District Management
Descriptions of features used outside the club level are kept here
    Email all, or a selected type, of District and Club Officers  This document explains how to use the mass e-mail system to send an e-mail to all officers of a selected 'type' (for example all Club Presidents). - (25th March 07, 12:49)
    Candidates Corner  A review of the way that the Candidates Corner works. - (25th March 07, 12:50)
User Information
Hints and tips for individual members to help you get the best from this program.
    How do I get back after selecting 'Print Agenda'?  How to navigate back to the system. - (1st January 07, 08:44)
    How do I upload a picture to the Photo Gallery?  Help on uploading photographs to the club photo gallery. - (1st January 07, 08:44)
    How can I say that I will [will not] attend a meeting and accept [reject] a role?  Using the agenda screen or responding to a meeting e-mail from your VPE. - (15th February 12, 19:22)
    How do I book a speech for a future meeting?  How to enter the details of a speech that you would like to make.. - (22nd September 18, 19:33)
    The Club 'Member Charts'  How to understand and get the best from the information presented in the ten charts. - (15th February 12, 19:03)
    Watch for updates  How to 'watch' an agenda or discussion topic for changes. - (15th February 12, 19:48)
    How do I join the Word of the Day contributors and what does it involve?  An explanation of what is needed in a Word of the Day entry.. - (24th March 07, 19:48)
Quality Clubs resource
What makes a Quality Club?
Efficient Organisation
Articles and tools to help with the administrative aspects of running a Quality Club. Includes explanations of the Club and District officer roles.
    Downloadable files  Download the planning calendar, Quality Club presentations and template forms. - (17th September 11, 13:06)
    Registering Club Officers  Step-by-step procedure for online registration. - (12th September 13, 15:36)
    Insurance  Cover for clubs. - (20th August 11, 10:22)
    Club's Mailing Address  How to get World Headquarters mailings to the address you want. - (16th June 11, 18:32)
    Club Sponsors, Mentors and Coaches  Helpers for new and struggling clubs. - (10th September 13, 10:28)
    Freebies  Free items from TI. - (19th June 10, 16:00)
    Dual, reinstated and transfer members  How to register them. - (1st June 12, 16:53)
    How to navigate the Toastmasters International and District 71 Websites and Marketing our Future  How to use these resources. - (23rd January 08, 15:43)
    Election of club officers  Annual General Meeting. - (20th August 11, 10:04)
    District 71 Travel Expenses  District 71 Travel Expenses - policy and downloadable forms. - (6th August 11, 12:05)
    Contest Forms  Contest and Judging forms (provided only while TI are making new forms available for free download. - (11th August 11, 10:33)
   Toastmaster Officers
A description of the roles and responsibilities of the Club Officers.
      Club President  The role and responsibilities of the Club President. - (28th August 11, 13:37)
      Vice President of Education  The role and responsibilities of the Vice President of Education. - (19th August 11, 19:55)
      Vice President of Membership  The role and responsibilities of the Vice President of Membership. - (14th September 11, 21:35)
      Vice President Public Relations  The role and responsibilities of the Vice President Public Relations. - (19th February 12, 13:51)
      Secretary  The role and responsibilities of the Club Secretary. - (22nd June 10, 15:07)
      Treasurer  The role and responsibilities of the Club Treasurer. - (7th February 19, 14:26)
      Sergeant at Arms  The role and responsibilities of the Club Sergeant at Arms. - (12th November 09, 21:45)
      Immediate Past President  The role and responsibilities of the Immediate Past President. - (9th September 13, 10:54)
      Club Officer Roles  Overall description. - (17th August 13, 11:16)
      District Division and Area Officers
Descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of the District, Division and Area Officers.
        District Officer roles  Mission/purpose and qualifications. - (19th June 10, 17:40)
        District bodies  District Leadership Team, District Executive Committee, District Council, Division Council, Area Council. - (2nd February 12, 17:26)
   Starting a New Club
Instructions and all the forms you need to start a new club.
      Starting a Club - Tips  by Robin Chawner, founder of Solent Speakers. - (3rd July 10, 22:26)
      Charter documents  The forms that you need to charter a new club. - (27th October 11, 22:48)
      Process for starting a new club  Steps to be undertaken by the initiator of a club, usually the founding President. - (27th October 11, 22:38)
      New Club Material
New club PR material and ideas
        Links page  Page of links to be copied into other articles. - (22nd October 09, 14:47)
        Posters for Club Start-up  Tips and Examples of Posters for New Clubs. - (9th February 07, 18:11)
        Brochures for Club Start-up  Tips and Examples of Brochures for New Clubs. - (10th February 07, 13:49)
        Presentations to Deliver at Club Start-up  Tips and Examples of Presentations to use at Demo/Publicity meetings. - (9th February 07, 19:16)
        Press Releases for Club Start-up  Tips and Examples of Press Releases for New Clubs. - (11th February 07, 21:36)
        Guest Information for Club Start-up  Tips and Examples of Guest Information for Club Start-up. - (10th February 07, 14:12)
        How Dublin South Toastmasters Club Was Successfully Launched  steps on how to set up a new club. - (11th April 12, 17:46)
Educational & Enjoyable Meetings
Articles and tools to help with preparing and conducting Quality Club meetings. Includes explanations of the meeting roles.
    Speaker Evaluator  Athenians Club Evaluator Notes. - (6th July 13, 10:28)
   Toastmaster Roles
Information about the roles at Toastmaster, suggestions and training.
      Progression of new members  An example plan. - (18th June 10, 14:40)
      Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance  What does this role involve?. - (1st November 09, 19:45)
      Ballot Counter  What does the Ballot Counter do at a meeting?. - (1st November 09, 20:10)
      Jokemaster  Information about the Jokemaster. - (1st November 09, 19:47)
      Harkmaster  Art of listening. - (1st November 09, 19:42)
      Meeting Roles  A brief description of the common roles. - (4th November 16, 17:52)
      Warm Down  A gentle 'thought to take away' method of rounding off a meeting. - (13th September 11, 08:23)
Information on the role of Toastmaster for the Meeting
        Toastmaster  What the Toastmaster role involves. - (18th June 10, 18:06)
        Toastmaster  Athenians Club Toasmaster Notes. - (20th June 13, 11:48)
        Chairperson  Athenians Club Chairperson Notes. - (20th June 13, 11:43)
        Cheltenham speakers toastmaster role  Cheltenham speakers toastmaster role. - (13th March 18, 13:10)
      General Evaluator
Information about the General Evaluator Role
        General Evaluator  What does the General Evaluator do at a meeting?. - (18th June 10, 18:31)
        General Evaluator  Athenians Club General Evaluator Notes. - (20th June 13, 11:45)
        Cheltenham Speakers – General Evaluator Guidance  Cheltenham Speakers – General Evaluator Guidance. - (13th March 18, 13:18)
      Sergeant at Arms
Information on the role of Sergeant at Arms.
        Sergeant at Arms  What do I have to do?. - (12th November 09, 21:46)
        Cheltenham Speakers – Sergeant at Arms Guidance  Cheltenham Speakers – Sergeant at Arms Guidance. - (13th March 18, 13:16)
Information about the Timekeeper role
        Timekeeper  What does this role involve?. - (17th October 14, 11:00)
        Timekeeper  Athenians Club Timekeeper Notes. - (20th June 13, 11:48)
        Cheltenham Speakers – Timekeeper Guidance  Cheltenham Speakers – Timekeeper Guidance. - (13th March 18, 13:13)
      Grammarian & Ah Counter
Information on the roles of Grammarian and Ah Counter
        Grammarian  The What?. - (20th August 11, 12:28)
        Ah Counter  What does the Ah Counter do at a meeting?. - (12th November 09, 22:23)
        Grammarian  Athenians Club Grammarian Notes. - (20th June 13, 11:46)
        Cheltenham Speakers – Um Counter Guidance  Cheltenham Speakers – Um Counter Guidance. - (13th March 18, 13:12)
        Cheltenham Speakers – Grammarian Guidance  Cheltenham Speakers – Grammarian Guidance. - (13th March 18, 13:18)
      Topics Master
Information on the role of Topics Master.
        Topicsmaster  What does this role involve?. - (31st January 11, 15:24)
        Table Topics Master  Athenians Club Table Topics Master Notes. - (20th June 13, 11:47)
        Cheltenham Speakers – Table Topics Master Guidance  Cheltenham Speakers – Table Topics Master Guidance. - (13th March 18, 13:14)
Information on the role of Evaluator or Topics Evaluator.
        Evaluator  What do I have to do?. - (18th June 10, 18:13)
        Downloadable files on Evaluation  Articles, links to other sources and downloadable files about Evaluation. - (12th September 16, 23:16)
        Speech Evaluator  Athenians Club Speech Evaluator Notes. - (14th March 18, 18:15)
        Table Topics Evaluator  Athenians Club Table Topics Evaluator Notes. - (20th June 13, 11:47)
        Cheltenham Speakers – Table Topics Evaluator Guidance  Cheltenham Speakers – Table Topics Evaluator Guidance. - (13th March 18, 13:16)
        Cheltenham Speakers – Speech Evaluator Guidance  Cheltenham Speakers – Speech Evaluator Guidance. - (13th March 18, 13:19)
      Warm Up
Information about the 'Warm Up' role.
        Warm Up  What do I have to do?. - (12th November 09, 22:27)
      Reserve Speaker
Information about the role of reserve speaker.
        About the 'Reserve Speaker' role  A desription of what may be asked of you in this role.. - (9th September 06, 21:46)
This category covers various aspects of preparing and improving your speech.
        Prepared Speaker  Overview. - (7th September 19, 12:25)
        Useful resources when preparing a speech  Useful resources for quotes and ideas when preparing a speech. - (20th March 07, 00:09)
        Ten Top Tips for Terrific Table Topics  Suggestions for excellence in Table Topics. - (4th March 07, 16:12)
        Table Topics for the Terrified  Powerpoint presentation for training and handout "Table Topics for the Terrified". - (1st February 13, 16:49)
        Speaker  Athenians Club Speaker Notes. - (20th June 13, 11:46)
Information about taking the role of 'hospitality' at a club meeting.
        Hospitality  What is expected from you when you take the hospitality role for a meeting?. - (1st November 09, 19:41)
        Greeter  Athenians Club Greeter Notes. - (13th July 13, 11:15)
        The Hospitality role  Hospitality role (authored by Cheltenham speakers). - (4th August 18, 11:23)
   Meeting Ideas
Ideas for More Exciting Meetings.
      Table Topics  Add variety to your Table Topics. - (8th September 13, 10:49)
      Articles and downloadable files on Meetings  Articles, links and downloadable files with sample meeting agenda etc.. - (14th August 06, 21:14)
      Better than TV!  An audience-orientated approach to club meetings. - (10th September 06, 16:27)
      Silly Games  Fun items for inclusion in meetings. - (17th August 06, 16:03)
   Toastmaster Manuals
A summary of the content in each of the Toastmaster Manuals.
      The Successful Club Series  Description of modules from the Successful Club Series. - (5th November 11, 21:41)
      The Leadership Excellence Series  Description of modules from the Leadership Excellence Series. - (20th December 11, 22:50)
      Advanced Communication manuals  Full list of projects. - (3rd June 10, 10:28)
      The Better Speaker Series  Description of modules from the Better Speaker Series. - (30th September 11, 21:25)
Information on roles at a contest and organising a contest.
      Judges and Tiebreaking Judge  Checklist for Judges other than Chief Judge. - (29th September 11, 20:40)
      Contests - An Overview  Includes a description of each type of Contest. - (29th September 11, 21:10)
      Contest Chair  Checklist for the Contest Chair. - (20th September 16, 17:54)
      Chief Judge  Checklist for the Chief Judge. - (13th October 11, 15:54)
      Contests - Guide for Area/Division Governors  Checklist. - (28th September 11, 11:11)
      District 71 Contest Directive  Directive for the number of contestants. - (10th December 12, 15:23)
      Sample Contest Agenda  Downloadable template for the Autumn & Spring Contests. - (16th January 07, 10:46)
      Club Contests  Checklist for Clubs. - (25th September 11, 11:06)
      What Makes a Winning Speech?  An explanation of the judging criteria. - (3rd August 07, 19:33)
      The Dos and Donts of Contest Judging  The Dos and Donts of Contest Judging, Compliments of Ted Corcoran DTM PIP. - (13th March 10, 21:17)
      Contest Forms  Rigmarole. - (3rd September 12, 11:45)
      International Speech Contest Final - Winning Speech  Video. - (14th September 11, 20:13)
      Judging Workshop  Judging Workshop with downloadable files. - (31st January 12, 20:54)
Maximum Achievements
Articles and tools to help the club achieve goals and awards. Includes explanation of the Distinguished Club Programme.
    Other Programmes  Success/Leadership, Success/Communication, Youth Leadership and Accredited Speaker. - (18th June 10, 22:34)
    Distinguished Club Programme  DCP - summary and training aids. - (12th February 13, 16:27)
    Distinguished Area Programme  Explanation. - (5th July 12, 11:12)
    Distinguished Division Programme  Explanation. - (2nd July 12, 12:33)
    Repeating educational awards  Rules for doing an award for a subsequent time. - (18th June 10, 19:47)
Articles on Building a Mentoring Program in Your Club.
      Mentoring  Supporting a new or existing member. - (21st May 06, 11:12)
      Links and Documents on Mentoring  Links and documents that may be downloaded. - (4th March 07, 17:30)
   Competent Leadership
Information about the competent leadership track
      Competent Leadership manual  Link. - (17th November 06, 10:19)
Promoting Toastmasters and your Club
    Promotional Presentations  Presentations about promoting your club. - (17th May 09, 23:50)
    PR Never Sleeps  PR suggestions for all the year. - (13th April 09, 15:56)
    Publicising Contests  Have you considered the excellent PR opportunities of Club, Area and Division Speech and Topics Contests ?. - (28th November 06, 20:23)
    Press Releases - Useful Tips  Guidance on "Press Releases" - and specifically with respect to Contests. - (28th November 06, 20:25)
    Club Open Nights  Promoting with Open Evenings. - (28th November 06, 20:28)
    How do you use the Web to promote your Club?  Using Community and Club Websites - and of course the District Website. - (29th June 10, 22:06)
    Additional Online PR  making the most of online publicity opportunities. - (27th August 11, 09:16)
    Open Nights Material  Shannon Toastmasters - Feel Free to re-use. - (23rd July 13, 11:39)
   Marketing and Membership Building
Promoting and Marketing Your Club.
      Links to Other Resources  Links to Marketing resources on other web-sites. - (23rd January 08, 00:57)
      Club Growth  Links to Articles on Club Growth. - (15th January 09, 21:21)
      Radio and TV Interviews  Recordings of broadcasts in District 71. - (19th August 14, 09:30)
      Posters and Flyers  Example leaflets from our clubs. - (1st January 07, 08:19)
      Recognising Membership Building  Clubs getting recognition for the hard work they put in each year to gain new members. - (23rd October 09, 22:18)
      PR Toolbox and other useful files  Files from the BBC 'Speaker' publicity campaign and other PR files. - (23rd October 09, 21:15)
      Newspaper articles  Links to Toastmaster publicity in newspaper articles are stored here. - (11th October 12, 21:40)
   Press Releases
Press releases from the District and from Clubs are stored here
      Irish inspiration wins world number 4 ranking  District 71 - number four in the world. - (1st January 07, 08:21)
      Handling Local Media  Tips and templates for writing your own Press Releases. contacting local media and gettign it published. - (10th March 12, 18:43)
   Social Media
Using Social Media to promote your Club
      Social Media - information on webinar series  Topics and links to the sessions and replays. - (6th November 11, 18:28)
      District 71 PR Webinars  Links to PR webinars conducted Oct 11 - Feb 12. - (10th March 12, 18:32)
Other Information
Other information about Toastmasters and using this site.
    Links to other resources  Links to sources of information, discussion and reference. - (1st March 09, 15:57)
    Contacts at Toastmasters International  Useful email addresses at World Headquarters. - (15th September 06, 11:10)
    Toastmaster blogs  Links to blogs by Toastmaster clubs. - (10th December 08, 22:57)
    District officer qualifications  Prerequisites for taking on the roles. - (19th August 11, 11:58)
    Famous Speeches  Listen and read speeches which changed the world. - (23rd April 07, 09:17)
Information about the Toastmasters organisation.
    How and where did Toastmasters Start?  History and background. - (26th October 09, 19:15)
    Toastmasters International - organisation and structure  A basic guide. - (22nd August 11, 10:18)
    Rules of Order  Suggested rules for business meetings. - (28th August 11, 15:33)
    Getting started in a Toastmaster Club  Information for a guest or new member. - (16th October 09, 20:52)
District Newsletters and articles that you may use when preparing your own newletter
    Newsletters from District 71 Clubs and Areas  Club newsletters from Britain and Ireland. - (16th June 08, 19:05)
   Newsletter Articles
This section includes articles that are of general interest to Toastmasters and may be re-used in newsletters by other clubs, districts and divisions. Please acknowledge the original author when you use an article from here and contribute new ones.
      - Snippets  Snippets of information that you may include in your newsletter to help members get more from easy-Speak. - (19th April 06, 00:59)
      Tips for Successful Speaking  Tips for Successful Speaking (1). - (23rd March 06, 18:03)
      Tips for Successful Speaking  Tips for Successful Speaking (2). - (23rd March 06, 18:04)
      Structuring Effective Presentations  Structuring Effective Presentations. - (23rd March 06, 18:06)
      How to make better Conference Presentations  How to make better Conference Presentations. - (23rd March 06, 18:06)
      How to Have a Laugh  How to Have a Laugh. - (23rd March 06, 18:07)
      Have Fun!  Have Fun!. - (23rd March 06, 18:08)
      How to Plan Your Speech or Presentation  How to Plan Your Speech or Presentation. - (23rd March 06, 18:14)
      How to Get Started  How to Get Started. - (23rd March 06, 18:09)
      Listen and Learn  Listen and Learn. - (23rd March 06, 18:10)
      How Am I Doing?  How Am I Doing?. - (23rd March 06, 18:10)
      Death By PowerPoint  Death By PowerPoint. - (23rd March 06, 18:12)
      Presenting your business  Newsletter article from Chantal with tips from Toastmaster training. - (29th April 06, 21:07)

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