hybrid meeting

How do we hold a hybrid Open House that looks effortless?

Open House Season is upon us, District 96!

Many of you are wondering, "How do we hold a hybrid Open House that looks effortless?" The Hybrid Committee is here to help! In this blog post, we list a few best practices for both the In-person and online experiences to make your hybrid Open House sparkle!

Let's compare the duties of the in-person and online Sergeants-At-Arm/Zoom Masters.

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Meeting Length
2 Hours

PMI Vancouver Toastmasters, is 11 years old, we are planning our next meeting on October 28th, 2021.

Our next meeting is scheduled to be a Hybrid meeting, allowing people to participate both online and in-person (for a limited group).

This meeting is planned to be a normal Toastmasters meeting, with a Feature presentation presented by Markus Van Aardt who is currently affiliated with Ryerson University as a Communication Skills Instructor in the Raymond G Chang business school

will be presenting a 15 minute presentation called "Relationship building through compelling conversations”.

The in-person portion of the meeting will be limited attendance, but online meetings are unlimited.

See our website to learn more about the PMI Vancouver Toastmasters Club:



For the in-person portion of the meeting we will be following the current guidelines for health and safety as directed by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (CDC) requirements for social distancing, masks, and vaccine status for public events.


  • Mask’s are required
  • Must be fully vaccinated (2 Doses) mandatory
  • Vaccination Card & Photo ID mandatory
  • Temperature check mandatory


All attendee’s for this meeting will be required to fill in a self assessment form and  provide basic contact information  for contact tracing in the unlikely event a Covid19 outbreak occurs.

I know this seems a little over the top for a simple Toastmaster’s meeting, but this is the new norm going forward.

Directions to the in-person meeting location will be provided with the confirmation email from the Eventbrite link below.


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