Welcome to WordPress for Toastmasters

WordPress for Toastmasters allows a Toastmasters club to take advantage of everything the WordPress blogging community has created for an easy-to-use yet powerful platform for marketing and social networking, along with Toastmasters-specific functions like managing meeting agendas and member role signups.

Saturday May 25, 2019 1:00 PM EDT
 

Users of the WordPress for Toastmasters software will gather for a meetup to exchange tips about how to use your website more effectively, both for club marketing and meeting management. This meeting was set up to be more convenient for Toastmasters in the UK, EU and other regions in approximately the same timezone (6 pm London Time / 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT – see all timezone conversions here).

Online meeting details will be displayed once you register (below), and those details will also be emailed to you.

Software creator David F. Carr will be on hand to demo the core features and a few recent additions, but we will also have participation from other Toastmasters leaders who have been using the software successfully.

For active users, this is your chance to share what’s working well for your club, what you would like to see improved, and contribute creative ideas about web and social media marketing of Toastmasters with your peers. If you are just learning or evaluating the software, you will be able to hear multiple perspectives on why it’s worth learning (for one, the base software is something you can use to market your own business and nonprofit activities).

Confirmed panelists:

  • Nik Lakhani has been active in Toastmasters since October 2016 and is President of Warrington Toastmasters, where he previously served as VPE. In the coming year, he will be in an Area Director. He’s also a member of 4 advanced clubs: Ablaze, Firebirds Collective, Global Trainers Online and Online Presenters.
  • Kip Meacham has been a Toastmaster since March 2014, is an ACB, and is the VPPR of Precision Speakers in Salt Lake City, UT. Kip is vice president of marketing for BitRange Technologies and has over 20 years of high-tech marketing experience combining communications, analytics and a pinch of non-evil behavioral science to inform and assist established and potential markets.

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Upgrade to
WordPress for Toastmasters
free at toastmost.org

If you are a club officer, this is a tool that can help save you time and bring in new members. You will find yourself doing less manual work in spreadsheets and back-of-the-envelope calculations of how members are progressing through the Toastmasters educational program.

Site styling and role signup

I have been a Toastmasters for over 4 years, and one of the biggest headaches of running a club is managing the meetings. Toastmost.org and “WordPress for Toastmasters” are some fantastic tools to help you run your toastmasters club efficiently.  I have setup now for 3 Toastmasters clubs in London using toastmost, and the clubs love it.  Whilst you do need to put some effort in to learn how to setup meetings / run the club, compared to easy-Speak this is much easier to learn.

Mark Wiltshire

For a club that wants to attract new members, you get the advantage of access to a professional quality web publishing and marketing platform. With a little imagination, you can also dramatize what makes your club special and tell those learning about Toastmasters for the first time why they should visit and join.

You can sign up for a site on the Toastmost.org service (which will have a web address like myclub.toastmost.org). Test it and decide whether it makes sense for your club. If you like it, you can keep it — for free — as long as you don’t mind a little advertising in the margins of the page.

The other catch is that you should plan to publish your toastmost.org site within 60 days (otherwise, it will be archived and eventually deleted).

New: Affordable club websites at your domain.

Or you can create your own website using the same software on any web hosting service that supports WordPress.

You can do some basic testing of the member experience at demo.toastmost.org by clicking on one of the Weekly Meeting or Contest links and logging in as:

user: member
password: member

For background on how this project started, see The Origin Story (no radioactive spiders involved).