I've heard rumblings that Toastmasters Int'l isn't all that thrilled about it, in part because it gives a very disjointed view of the organization and its mission. Not to mention that it doesn't conform to branding, and in the worst cases, potentially illegally puts people online that don't want to be.
On the plus side, it's still publicity, and as a mosaic, shows people at all ends of the Toastmasters spectrum. TI isn't anti-YouTube, by the way - you can actually watch the last business meeting online, if you're so inclined.
Below are some examples of Toastmasters speeches online.
What do you think? Should Toastmasters do this? Or should we leave it up to TI to create slick marketing videos? Should individuals have the right to post their Toastmasters speeches?
Part of me wonders if they realize how many views they are getting, and how they'd feel (except for my pal John Zimmer) knowing I can just grab their videos and put 'em here on my blog.
Regardless - kudos for people taking initiative, using video to critique themselves, and promoting the cause. Seeing is believing, right?