Video: 15-Minute Overview of WordPress for Toastmasters

I delivered this overview as a guest speaker at The Choice Toastmasters of Charleston, SC. It covers the origins of the open source software project and the toastmost.org service. See examples from my home club, Club Awesome, and Online Presenters Toastmasters.

  • Marketing / recruiting advantages of a club website using WordPress based on WordPress.
  • Why you might consider using WordPress even though Toastmasters offers a free default option, Free Toast Host.
  • Demo of the agenda management tools.
  • How to use the online speech evaluation forms. Toastmasters makes evaluation forms available as PDFs, but web-based forms can be more convenient than emailing PDFs back and forth. This is an example of rethinking how a club should function when it meets online.
  • Volunteer opportunities: how you can help make the documentation and training materials or the software itself better.