Workshop: How to Do Hybrid Right

Monday October 24, 2022 7:45 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT

Join us for a workshop on hybrid Toastmasters meetings, contests, and events that succeed both technically and as an engaging experience for all involved, in-person and online.

Register now to attend as a guest.

Guest Speaker: Alexandre Matte, 2nd Place Winner in the 2022 World Championship of Public Speaking

“Think Inside the Box – how to reach your audience online, even when you don’t see them!” Alexandre Matte finished second in the World Championship of Public Speaking as a virtual competitor against others who were in person at the Toastmasters International Convention in Nashville.

Join us to learn how he did it. If you haven’t seen his speech, we’ve embedded it here. along with some commentary.

Register now to attend as a guest.

We’ll also hear from Cam Krook, the District 69 PRM, other hybrid event experts, and members of the audience who wish to share their own experiences.

Event Chair:
Graham Cairns

Graham is a radio presenter, travel writer, speaker, trainer, voice-artist and consultant based in Brisbane, Australia. He was a charter member of Online Presenters and has been a leader of multiple online and hybrid clubs.

About the Workshop

Running a good hybrid meeting or event (such as a contest) isn’t as easy as just bringing a webcam and a big screen into the meeting room.

For many Toastmasters, ‘Hybrid’ meetings are seen as the worst of both worlds – lacking the ‘vitality’ of face-to-face meetings, and plagued with technical issues.

But done right, Hybrid meetings can energise a club, providing speaking and training opportunities that can’t be matched by in-room or on-zoom only gatherings.

This session will look at how to use the virtual space effectively as a speaker. You will also learn what the most common tech issues are with hybrid meetings – and get some inexpensive, simple solutions to those problems.

Hear from experts in 4 continents, who have faced those challenges and embraced the opportunities they present.

Nobody knows who first said “You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and still be in business tomorrow” … but it remains true for all of us, so this workshop will give you some specific ideas on “How to do hybrid right.” 

Register now to attend as a guest.

Members can find the online meetings details here (password protected).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting. We also do self introductions during this time. The meeting and workshop will officially start at 7:45 pm.

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