This workshop on how clubs used to meeting in person can go online was led by Lois Margolin, DTM, President of Online Presenters Toastmasters, and a District 47 leader. The program included participation from other Online Presenters members from District 47 and throughout the world.
The club was founded by District 47 Webmaster David F. Carr, DTM, who provided some of the technical how-to content. See also David’s blog post which includes specific tips on lighting, sound, and meeting organization.
Online Presenters invites guest visitors to attend its Monday night meetings to get a better understanding of how an online Toastmasters meeting works in practice. Register to visit as a guest at https://op.toastmost.org
100 people crowded into the Zoom video conference used for the event, while more watched on Facebook Live.
Watch for follow up guidance on how to conduct contests online, as many areas and divisions are now planning to do.
Additional resource: meeting chat
David F. Carr, DTM, is the District Webmaster for 2019-2020, a Past President and VPE of Club Awesome in Coral Springs, FL, the Charter President and current Treasurer of Online Presenters Toastmasters, and the organizer of the WordPress for Toastmasters open source software project.
He is a writer and editor with years of experience at technology trade publications such as Internet World, Baseline Magazine, and Information Week. He wrote the book Social Collaboration for Dummies and has keynoted at technology conferences internationally. See davidfcarr.com