As you have no doubt guessed by now, quite a few things are different for a lot of people, businesses and organizations right now. At Big "D" Toastmasters we've had to adjust like everyone else. As a result you can now attend our Toastmasters meetings online!
Join us every Thursday at 6:30 pm Central time and see how Toastmasters can help you become a better speaker, even while we meet online.
What You Need
To join the Big "D" Toastmasters meetings online you will need to have Zoom installed on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. If you are on a desktop or laptop, head over to Zoom and download the Zoom for Meetings Client. If you are on a mobile device, then go to your App store and download Zoom.
How to Join the Meeting
Joining the meeting is simple. Simply visit https://bigdtm.com/meeting and you'll be taken directly to the Zoom meeting room.
If you are a member: We ask that you join the meeting by 6:25 pm.
If you are a guest: We ask that you join the meeting by 6:20 pm.
I'm a Guest. Can I Join?
Yes! We encourage guests to join us on our meeting. In a way this is a much easier way to check out meetings, and find out if Toastmasters is right for you. Please make sure you register in advance.
Never used Zoom?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set up a test meeting for you so that you can test out the software, and be ready to go before the meeting.
If you've never attended an online meeting, then please take a moment to review these tips.
- Find a quiet place - It will be easier for you to hear what's going on, and easier for everyone to hear you if you find a quiet place for the meeting.
- Learn how to mute/unmute - Laptop microphones tend to pickup a LOT of background noise. Due to the way microphones work, any random noises tend to come through to the rest of the meeting pretty loud. Please place yourself on mute when you are not speaking.
- Zoom has keyboard shortcuts to help you unmute/mute quickly.
- Pay Attention - Attending a 2 hour meeting isn't as easy as it sounds. You will need to remind yourself you aren't at 'home' but you are at your weekly Toastmasters meeting. Remember that the camera is always on. Don't do anything silly.