Over the next few months, I am interested in visiting with more of the clubs that use the WordPress for Toastmasters software to share tips on using it more effectively, answer questions, gather requests and suggestions, and perhaps recruit volunteers to help with aspects such as documentation and training.
If you would like to invite me into district events, that would be great, too.
In addition to talking about WordPress for Toastmasters, I can share my experience leading an online club to charter and some of the takeaways from a recent workshop I organized on hybrid clubs.
If you’re interested, write back with dates and times (including timezone) when I can join you via Zoom (or similar) and let me know whether you want me for a 5-7 minute speech or a longer session with Q&A.
David F. Carr, DTM, is founder of the WordPress for Toastmasters open source software project and the operator of the related Toastmost.org service. The goal of these projects is to help clubs market themselves better (by providing access to professional grade digital marketing tools) and manage their membership and agendas.
Best known as a writer and editor, David joined Toastmasters in 2010 to sharpen his speaking skills. He is the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and has been a main stage speaker at technology conferences internationally. David was formerly an editor at InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World magazine and has published articles in in Forbes, CIO Magazine, and many other publications. He currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and digital consultant through Carr Communications Inc.
In 2017, David led Online Presenters Toastmasters to charter as its first President. He is a two-time past president of Club Awesome Toastmasters in Coral Springs, Florida and his WordPress extensions for Toastmasters were originally developed to make his own home club more productive. More recently, he has been adding features specifically for clubs meeting and doing business online.