Implement a Membership Building Program

Conduct a Membership Drive

  • Hold a membership-building contest. Participate in Toastmasters’ annual contests outlined on the Membership-Building Contests page or create a contest of your own.
  • One of the easiest ways to build membership is by hosting an Open House Meeting.
  • Conduct Speechcraft. This short, seminar-style program is a great way to attract new members. Potential members learn basic speaking and evaluating skills.
  • 25 ideas for company clubs and 25 ideas for community clubs: Growth and Retention


Recruit Members from All Available Resources

  • Hand out promotional materials at community organizations.
  • Give short talks about Toastmasters at company seminars on related subjects.

Publicize Your Club

  • Distribute fliers with your club information to local businesses, and display posters in strategic locations.
  • Send news releases announcing your club’s time and meeting location to local newspapers. For more ideas, go to the Club Management Publicity page.
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