Open House

What is an Open House Meeting?

An Open House Meeting is a special event aimed at showcasing what Toastmasters can do to a large number of guests. The objective is to inspire these guests to become Toastmasters members.

It differs from a regular club meeting in a number of ways:

  • The meeting agenda is designed to encourage guests to take an active part in an energetic meeting
  • The table topics section will feature shorter table topics (1 min) and be run via cards filled by individual audience members.
  • At least one prepared speech will be a testimonial by a club member on her/his experience and the impact of Toastmasters on his/her life.
  • A larger number than normal will be present.
  • Longer breaks and more networking time.

What support is available from the District?

A successful Open House Meeting will require a fair amount of prior preparation. A big measure of success of an Open House is to have a large audience audience that’s highly engaged with the meeting itself so that it sees the benefits of Toastmasters first-hand.

It is recommended to begin the preparation of an Open House at least six weeks in advance and ideally two months beforehand. To support you with making your Open House a success, a lot of information is available:

Additionally, District 91 will provide material support clubs organising an Open House.

  • Clubs will receive a free box of marketing materials containing flyers, booklets, name badges, ribbons and other goodies.
  • Up to £100 of costs (venue, catering, marketing, etc.) can be reclaimed via Area Directors.

Interested?

To start organising your Open House please reach out to Helena Boden-Brewer D91 Club Growth Director.

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