Video: 9 Steps to Successfully Coaching a Toastmasters Club

Club Coaching can be incredibly rewarding or terribly frustrating.  It all depends on your attitude and the club officer attitudes.  If you have officer support, then you are on your way to successfully coaching a club to achieving Distinguished status or higher in the Distinguished Club Program.  

In this speech I mention some Toastmaster International resources you can use to successfully coach a club.  It would be helpful if before your initial meeting with the officers you download the “Club Coach Troubleshooting Guide” .   Consider having a meeting with the club officers and let them complete the short survey.  This puts everyone on the same page.

Be sure you understand the Distinguished Club program and review the “Club Coach FAQ“.  I especially like the detail of a club coach’s responsibilities.

Most importantly, have fun coaching your club and ask questions of other coaches.  Enjoy building a brand that brings distinction to your club.  


Author: Lois Margolin

Lois Margolin, DTM  is a CPA and President of Lois Margolin, LLC a Concierge Accounting firm specializing in accounting and part time Chief Financial Officer for small to mid-size companies.   Lois has been an officer in at least one of her club’s since she joined in 2012.  She is currently a member of 3 brick and mortar clubs and 2 online club.  She is the founder of CSCCR Chamber Voices, Past President of Online Presenters club which she helped charter a few years ago, the Treasurer of Outspoken Toastmasters and Mentor of Digital Communicators.  She has been Vice President of Membership over 10 times and has sponsored in excess of 100 people.   Lois was also the District Finance Manager (3 times) the immediate past District Contest Chair for Florida, Technical Support Co-Chair and Division B Director.      Lois is currently the District 47 Club Growth Director.     Lois loves Toastmaster’s because it provides her the opportunity to mentor people and help them discover their inner light.  She believes there is nothing more rewarding than helping people find their confidence and voice. Master Privacy Policy