Quick Start Guide to Moving Your Toastmasters Club Meeting Online
Video 1: How to Start Meeting Online in 5 to 7 Minutes
Update on 3/17/2020: Good News! Zoom has waived the 40-min limit for the free account during this flu season.
Video 2: Zoom.us – Key Features to Successful Toastmasters Meetings
(audio, video, chat, screen name, speaker/gallery view)
(mute/unmute audio, host/co-host, mute/unmute video)
Bonus Tip–Check out this short blog post from Coach Carole, on planning your first online club meeting: Toastmasters: Plan your Meetings in Zoom
Video 3: Tools & Supplies to Enhance Your Online Toastmasters Meetings
No Green Screen Option: Splitcam Tutorial (no green screen)
Timer Tips: Online Meeting Tips for Timers
Video 4: Advance Zoom Features for Your Toastmasters Meetings
Spotlight vs Pin Videos in Zoom.us Meetings:
Video 5: Becoming a Pro at Online Toastmasters Meetings
Read more on Wikipedia
Lighting & Virtual Background Resources–
Studio Lighting Kit: Click Here
Portable Green Screen: Click Here
5b–Video Quality — Color Saturation:
Video Quality App for Windows: Click to Download
5c–Create Graphics for Virtual Backgrounds with PowerPoint:
Timing Colors Virtual Backgrounds: Click to Download
Bonus–Timer Color Images for Your Profile: Click to Download
Video 6: Online Toastmasters Meeting Role Holders Explained
One of our online only clubs, the Online Presenters, has created a wonderful Role Holder Guide on their website.
Online Meeting Roles Explained: Click Here
It is quite comprehensive. Your club may run things a little differently. Use their guide as a starting point, and adjust the details accordingly.
Video 7: Toastmasters Online Speech Contest Tips
My friend David Carr from the Online Presenters Toastmasters Club has created a wonderful tool to make managing speech contest much easier. Once set up, judges can even vote from their phones. Even in-person speech contests can use this tool to speed up the process. He is very generous in making this FREE to Toastmasters clubs. Go to the link below, and I guarantee it will save you hours of labor.
Free Toastmasters Contest Judging Tool: Click Here
Bonus–Sample Contest Scripts: Click to Download (**Note: make sure you contextualize them to fit your club/area/division)
If you want to see other tutorials, comments, or suggestions, please email me at Roger@tipathways.com.