What can I expect to happen when I join?
This page describes what you should expect after you join a club; click each item for more information.
This varies from club to club, but you will usually be asked to confirm you understood the “Toastmasters promise” section of the application form, and that you will live up to it. In return, the club is often asked to pledge support for you.
Booklets on the basics of meeting roles and public speaking are free to download from here. There is also a useful one on using your voice. Again, some clubs will already have given you these links.
While you could find everything in the Toastmasters Resource Library, there is much more there than you need right now. Until you have worked out who your mentor (some clubs call this person your “buddy”) will be, the Vice President of Education knows everything – but you can ask anyone else as well.
You’ve already read the formal mission of a Toastmasters club – the whole idea is that we help each other learn what they need. Please remember, though – no-one can answer a question they haven’t been asked.
A “path” is the set of speech projects that best gives you what you joined Toastmasters to achieve. For that reason, the choice will be different for each member – and can change as your experience grows.
The first step is to go to the Toastmasters International website, choose “Pathways”, then “Learn more”. Explore this page, then ask your mentor (or your VP Education) to talk you through it.
You’ve already read about the Icebreaker if you’ve followed the steps on this page. Its your mentor’s role to help you prepare for this, your first speech in front of the club.