Toastmasters International

UK and Ireland, District 71

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders

United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

What is Toastmasters

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For nearly 100 years, Toastmasters International has helped millions of people become more confident communicators, public speakers, and leaders. The Toastmasters network of clubs open_in_new and its learn-by-doing program were created to help you gain the skills needed to achieve your personal and professional goals. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar when you can join a … Read more

District 71 Conference going on- line

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Due to Covid-19 restrictions the District 71 conference is to be held online. Dear fellow Toastmasters. Sadly, due to Covid-19, Toastmasters International have stated that all contests this year must be held online. The decision has been made to cancel the Solihull Conference 2021 and instead do an online Virtual Conference 2021. The Solihull Conference … Read more

Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

Many clubs experience a loss in membership at September renewals as existing members leave the club for lots of different reasons. This incentive rewards clubs which renew 80% or more of their membership base at 30th June 2021. Having a good base of experienced members is important to offer mentoring to new members and stability to the club. 

It’s a good idea to follow up with members who do not renew to help club officers to understand the reason for not renewing and to extend an invite to rejoin at a future stage. They may be happy to stay on the club’s email list with this in mind.

James Finnegan

James Finnegan, Public Relations Manager

Good PR attracts new guests, invites discussion and improves the reputation of the Club and Toastmasters generally.

Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

Many clubs experience a loss in membership at September renewals as existing members leave the club for lots of different reasons. Recruiting in the early months helps to maintain the membership based upon the number of members at 30 June.

Maintaining a healthy membership number (25+) gives the club a much better opportunity to hold quality meetings with enough members to avoid double roles. Quality club meetings attract new members. Healthy club growth is an important part of Club Success.