D95 Coronavirus Implications

News and Updates

Dear Members,
the current worldwide situation about the spreading of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 and the caused disease covid-19 has impacts on TM business.

Please check toastmasters.org/covid-19 for the latest TI Headquarter official recommendations news.

This page will summarize the District 95 specific recommendations and a collection of helpful material how to succeed online.
Please see below for up to date blog posts as new information is provided by authorities and D95 Core Team.

Find also the most commonly requested information in the toggles below.


Webinars and Tools for Online Meetings




Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘easySPEAK : a new location – the virtual meeting’ by Francesco Fedele – March 20, 2020 – D109
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘Become a PRO  – Werde in PRO with ZOOM PRO’ by Elizabeth Smith and Lorenzo Gios – March 24, 2020 – D95+D109
Page / Join / Recording / Material  – ‘Tips for Online Contestants’ by Aaron Leung – March 22, 2020 – D89
Page / Join / Recording / Material  – ‘Learn how to use Zoom video for teachers’ by Mike Domitrz – NoTM
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘Zoom Meetings Online’ – Webinar Series by John Drinkwater – D91 Transcriptions V1.1 by Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson – D59
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘How to organize online Toastmasters Meetings’ – March 15, 2020 – D108
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘Conduct effective TM Meeting Online’ – March 15, 2020 – D109
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘R10 Contest Facilitators Training’ by Aaron Leung – March 15, 2020 – D109/D89
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘Global Contest Facilitators training’ by Aaron Leung – March 20, 2020 – D89
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘Online Meetings Q&A’ – March 13, 2020 – D91

Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘Become a PRO  – Werde in PRO with ZOOM PRO’ by Elizabeth Smith and Lorenzo Gios – March 24, 2020 – D95+D109
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ‘Vorlesung oder Meeting über Zoom beitreten’ von Alexander F. Kufner – D95
Page / Join / Recording / Material – ”Zeitnehmer mit Zoom – virtueller Hintergrund für einen entspannten Toastmasters Abend” von Alexander F. Kufner – D95

Online Timing with Zoom – Virtual Background ~ SlidesD95 Background FilesTM Background Files

How to prevent Jerks from ruining your zoom meetings – by David Murphy – Blogarticle
Online Guide for Beginners – D52 – PDF
Using Zoom Participants Cheat Sheet – by Larry Miller D57 – PDF
Tips for Successful Online Club Meetings – V1.2 March 19, 2020 – D95 – PDF
Suggestions for Running Online Contests – V1.1 March 17, 2020 – D95 – PDF
Online Contest SOP (Mindmap) – D88 – PDF
Online Contest Q&A – D118 – PDF
Online Contest Chief Judge Easy Handbook – D118 – PDF
Online Contest Chair Easy Handbook – D118 – PDF

Tipps für erfolgreiche virtuelle TM Clubtreffen mit Zoom – V1.0 März 19, 2020 – D95 – PDF

Online Taskforce – TM Digitalisation – D2 – Webpage


How to do online meetings?

Toastmasters International has allowed and encourages you to meet online.
All rules restricting online meetings have been removed until further notice.
These exceptions are effective immediately.
All projects and speeches are counting for credits as if the were held in-person.

These are some ressources where you can learn more about doing online meetings.

– TI Online Club Page
TI Online Club List
TI Attendance and Online Speech Contest Exception for all Clubs

If you want to share your experience and learn from others
TM – Online Meeting Practice – Facebook Group sharing fest practices for online meetings
TM Clubs with Online Attendance Community (Project Infinity) – Facebook Group
Online Toastmasters Clubs – Facebook Page sharing Online Meetings of TM clubs

What are the current official risk areas?

Please ask all members and guests to have traveled to the following risk areas to self-quarantine as recommended

Updated: March 25th, 2020

  • Austria – Bundesland Tirol
  • Egypt
  • France – Region Grand Est (Elsass, Lothringen, and Champagne-Ardenne)
  • Germany – Landkreis Heinsberg (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • South Korea – Daegue and Province Gyeongsangbuk-do (North-Gyeongsang)
  • Spain – Region Madrid, Navarra, La Rioja and Pais Vasco
  • USA – States Califorina, Washington, and New York
What does Toastmasters International recommend?
Where you can find reliable information?

It’s important that you review and check the official statements daily.
Please be aware: different recommendations may apply to your local city or administrative area.

OFFICIAL WEBSITES with reliable information:


Johns Hopkins University Interactive Dashboard
Hamburger Abendblatt Coronavirus Monitor 

Factbased blogpost Act today or People will die
Mathematical Background Exponential Growth and Epidemics

Coronavirus-Update Science Podcast / Scripts (in GERMAN)
Campbellteaching Covid-19 insights – Dr. John Campbell


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