Cleaning up Hybrid Meetings
Presented by Tom Carlson, DTM
Club Coaching Seminar, December 4th 2022
This session will cover all aspects of how to conduct effective Hybrid Meetings. Tom Carlson and David Kocol will conduct this session. The first 30 minutes will be devoted to instructions and the last 30 minutes to open discussion and Q&A. Tom Carlson, DTM is the Vision Leader for a Strong District 35. David Kocol, ACB, ALB has a strong background in Zoom technology. The session begins with the premise that in-person attendance must remain the core of club meetings, but that Zoom will take Toastmasters into the New Future for Toastmasters if conducted professionally. District 35 is not there yet, but with professionally run Hybrid Meetings, we can and must get there quickly with little or no cost.
About the presenter:
Tom Carlson, DTM
Tom joined Toastmasters at the age of 46 and is now in his 44th year of membership. He believes that because of Toastmasters, a whole new life was opened to him. He likens his Toastmasters journey as living in a Field of Gems. His personal mission is to inspire others to put a value on Toastmasters second only to their source for moral values. On top of COVID-19 in 2020, Tom was broadsided with a rare disease in September 2021 He lost all his strength and was totally unable to help himself. Had he not recovered and COVID-19 mandates remained, Tom’s Toastmasters years would have been over. But thanks to Zoom, his Toastmasters career continues.
Tom now belongs to three clubs, and frequently visits other clubs, often as a featured speaker.