The Origin Story

These WordPress customizations for Toastmasters have been used by my home club, Club Awesome in Coral Springs, FL, since early 2012. I’m David F. Carr, a writer, editor, and web consultant, former club President, VPE, Area Governor, and District 47 social media chair. I hope to enlist the support of other web developers and designers who are active in Toastmasters as this project becomes more widely known.

Blog post promoting a conference presentation.

When I first became a VP of Education at Club Awesome, I was frustrated by the limitations of the default web publishing solution used by most clubs. So I created something that worked exactly the way our club wanted it to work.

The version you see here has been generalized for use by other clubs, with some additional effort into making it usable by non-techies. Recent enhancements include member and club performance tracking features developed at the request of other Toastmasters leaders. Having led Online Presenters Toastmasters to charter, serving as its first president, I have been adding features to support the needs of clubs that meet online or allow remote attendance.

This video covers some of the thinking that went into this software project, as well as other ways you can promote your club and the Toastmasters experience online.