An impressive way to make a huge impact on visitors involves providing guests with a guest packet. Include the following in your guest packets and convert guests into members quickly:
- Testimonials from club members from those that have just started to those who are advanced.
- Brochures from Toastmasters International.
- Contact information of all Club Officers, URLs for the Toastmasters International, District 30 website, and Club website.
- Calendar dates which display future meetings at a glance including special events and topics.
- Success stories from members of the club.
Have visitors sign-in using a guest book to capture names, phone numbers and email addresses. Add a column that asks why they are inquiring about the Toastmasters program. Consider a raffle ticket for the signed-in guests to win a prize at the end of the meeting. The prize can be a packet of literature to further inform them on the benefits of Toastmasters International.
Develop a team of club members who greet and welcome guest warmly. Relying on just one person (e.g. VPM, VPPR) to greet can be enhanced greatly by several friendly smiling faces that can offer information, another perspective and answer questions.