easy-Speak: Help Desk

Helping Toastmasters with club management!

easy-Speak Help Desk Webinars, Slides, Quick Sheets and Pre-recorded Tutorials

Workshop Series 2017


Live Workshop for new users of easy-Speak

easy-Speak for Club Officers
Monday 31 July 2017 at 7:00 PM AEST
Check your time zone here!


Details will be published in Events for the easy-Speak Toastmasters Community Facebook Group. This session will be scheduled in Zoom software, check the Zoom Support page for help.

Recording will be published here.


New Quicksheets!

A new feature for print based resources include Quicksheets, short instructional pages for specific tasks in easy-Speak:

These are available as Files for download in the easy-Speak Toastmasters Community Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/easy.speak.community/files/

and in this Google Drive folder:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2lc3WCF9GwGSl9CeUVwakR3Ync

  • Member Mark Attendance and Sign up for a Role
  • Control Panel Basics for Club Officers
  • Tracking Progress in easy-Speak
  • Updating Portal Page


Pre-recorded online tutorials on demand:


Category 1: easy-Speak for Club Members

These short videos will help new users with easy-Speak to:


  • Access easy-Speak and Login
  • Self-select attendance at meetings
  • Check meeting role assignments
  • Accept or decline assignments

Contribution from Christchurch Toastmasters: https://youtu.be/zyLdZaIiw6o

  • Request a speech

Contribution from Redmond Toasters: https://youtu.be/xwS7OSF1t4I

  • Tracking Communication and Leadership
Contribution from Lake Harris of Leesburg Toastmasters: https://youtu.be/nvLr0dblu18


Category 2: easy-Speak for Club Officers

These short videos will help new club officers use easy-Speak to:


  • Assign speaker and amend the agenda

Contribution from Redmond Toasters: https://youtu.be/8je0GKoqT8M


  • VPE Agenda Assignments

Contribution from Coach Carole: https://youtu.be/cwtXwULk-yg




Seeking presenters who have short videos on any of these topics and more!


If you are interested in discussions about these sessions and other easy-speak issues, please join the easy-speak Toastmasters Community.

Self-paced Online Course

If you are an easy-Speak user and need some help straight away, please self-enrol in the easy-Speak Made Easy course (use the password easyspeak to login as a guest)


You will have access to the fictitious club site for King Arthur's Playground - who said you can't have fun while learning easy-Speak?

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easy-Speak Training Videos

Latest series of video webinars now available - live or on-demand from District 39.

Join or watch Jill Fay and Victor Irving Jenkins in their series of webinars at
http://easy-speak.cravethespotlight.com/


There are new 'How To' Videos for VPEs available in YouTube for those who prefer to learn visually. Access the videos in the easy-Speak Support Team channel.


What about easy-Speak videos for club members? Yes, new ones of these coming online frequently. Access the latest videos from Docklands Toastmasters playlist


Check out these recent additions to YouTube from the Redmond Toasters Channel.

Workshop Recordings 2016

Workshop Series 2016


Instructional webinars are provided to help new club officers with easy-speak.

1. Thursday July 14 at 20:00 GMT +10 Agenda Basics
Slides here. Short Video Tutorial

2. Thursday July 28 at 20:00 GMT +10 Control Panel Basics

Slides here. Short Video Tutorial

3. Thursday August 11 at 12:00 GMT +10 Manage Members, Charts & User Lists

Slides here. Short Video Tutorial

4. Thursday September 8 Schedule Meetings, Speeches and Roles

Slides here. Short Video Tutorial

5. Thursday October 13 Club Startup Process

Slides here. Short Video Tutorial

6. Start of a new series of pre-recorded videos:

Introduction to the easy-Speak Help Desk

Pre-Recorded Sessions

Introduction to easy-Speak Help Desk

Short Videos on each of the Base Camp tutorials linked above.


New Recording Software is being explored for ease of Pre-recorded sessions for your convenience, and will be accessible at any time.

Workshop Recordings from 2015

Workshop Series 2015


Are you currently using easy-speak at your Toastmaster club(s)? Need some help?


July 6 Webinar: Focus on VPE - Recording Link


July 13 Webinar: Focus on Agendas - Recording Link


July 20 Agenda: Focus on Helping Other easy-Speak Users - Recording Link


July 27 Agenda: Focus on Creating an easy-Speak Culture - Recording Link


Join the easy-Speak Toastmasters Community at Facebook, and add your suggestions for future Webinars to be held in a virtual meeting room.


Please RSVP to easyspeakchampion@gmail.com


If you are first time user of Blackboard Collaborate web conference tool,
check here for helpful advice.

If you are a first time user of GoToMeeting web conferencing tool, check here for helpful advice.

Print Based Materials

If you are planning on supporting other easy-Speak users in your clubs you may need some instructional designed learner guides.


A print based resource: the 'easy-Speak User Manual' has been developed by another champion and is available here. Thanks to D69 Champion Simon Cornwill. This is a project under construction.


Many useful slide decks are also available from Slideshare here - feel free to download and amend to suit your needs.


A new feature for print based resources include Quicksheets, short instructional pages for specific tasks in easy-Speak:

These are available as Files for download in the easy-Speak Toastmasters Community Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/easy.speak.community/files/

and in this Google Drive folder:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2lc3WCF9GwGSl9CeUVwakR3Ync

  • Member Mark Attendance and Sign up for a Role
  • Control Panel Basics for Club Officers
  • Tracking Progress in easy-Speak
  • Updating Portal Page

Coach Carole

easy-Speak Leader: Training Resources Team

District 73: Online Training Committee

SAA: Indigo Valley Speakers
Secretary: Wangaratta TM
Charter Member: Toastmasters Without Borders; Firebirds Collective and Online Presenters (online clubs)

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easy-Speak Testimonial

"After using a spreadsheet for many years, moving to Easy-Speak was not only an enormous time saver, but it also provided so much more information at the click of the mouse. Being a web based tool, easy-Speak makes it easy for others to fill in for the VPE as required. This is the only “complete club management system for TM clubs on the planet”.


easy-Speak:


  • Saves time - lots of it:
  • create and complete an agenda in less than 15 minutes
  • quickly track member progress and attendance on built in charts
  • schedule speeches and assign roles in a flash
  • Improves members' education - by ensuring an even distribution of assignments
  • Proves to be an amazing system - a must have for every club."


Webmaster - Hills District Toastmasters Club

More Testimonials

Do you know, as a PR member I am getting into the power of the blog and it's alternative the discussion board. Having now linked it to our clubs FB group and run the RSS feed through our website, I can get my members to join in the online PR of our club without thinking about it!


Members can elect to fill the role(s) they want on the night. We need to leave a few gaps for visitors that feel confident to take on Ah Counter or Jokester.


I love the history saving feature on when our members completed their speeches and roles. When we need to submit awards, we just need to go to Communication or Leadership Progress of the member. How can that be beaten by any other planning system?


Another wonderful feature is the 'paid to' info. My club offers members the option of paying for a year at a savings of $5. During this dues renewal, any officer can see who has paid and who we need to ask to pay. Love this feature.


I use the Club Charts to monitor the progress of speeches and completion of leadership tasks before assigning the roles and scheduling the speeches. I could not do that efficiently as a VPE without it. I work with the VPM to check that members know how to set their OWN goals in easy-Speak and empower them to take charge of their education pathways.