What happens after you join?

You should meet with your mentor. Mentors can help answer questions, and they can help you as you prepare your speeches.

You should participate in club meetings. There are many learning opportunities in a Toastmasters meeting -- even if you're not giving a prepared speech. All of the meeting roles are speaking roles, so you can practice your speaking skills, as well as develop other communication skills. (The Timer role is a good place to start.)

Table Topics is another great opportunity to practice speaking.

You should choose a path in Pathways educational program that you would like to work on and prepare for your Ice Breaker speech. Start by reading through the project. You should also read through the project's speech evaluation form, to better understand what the evaluator will focus on. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to your mentor.

You should schedule your Ice Breaker speech. This gives you a target to work towards.

You're now on your way!

Sometimes starting a new venture can be confusing. The transition from guest to active member can be a little unnerving. A roadmap can provide structure as you take those next steps on your Toastmasters journey. You do not have to follow these steps in order, but you should do all of them.

You should receive a welcome email from toastmasters.org to create an account online to the email id you have provided during membership signup.

Once you create an account, you can visit the 'Membership' tab to find the resources to get to started. There you can find info on educational programs, club experience, roles and facts for first timers.

You should reach out to the VP Education to discuss your goals, and to get a mentor assigned.

Your Toastmasters journey begins with selecting a Pathway, which will focus on developing specific communication skills through guided projects. Learn more about the different Pathways by clicking on the image above.