Learn about the advantages of a Toastmasters website based on WordPress, the world’s most popular web publishing platform, with Toastmasters-specific extensions for managing agendas and club business. Register now!
David F. Carr, DTM, operator of the Toastmost network of club and district websites and leader of the WordPress for Toastmasters open source software project, will provide a briefing on the basics of managing a WordPress website and agenda content. He will be joined by Toastmasters leaders who will share their perspectives on what it has taken for them to become productive with WordPress, what they like about the WordPress for Toastmasters solution, and their ideas about how it can be improved. Eloise Young and Arlene Prudhomme are Toastmost users, while Loni Huff runs independent club websites that use the software.
We will cover:
- WordPress editing basics for both marketing content and editing your agenda.
- How to use your website to organize meetings, sign people up for roles, and promote special events.
- Recent updates to the software, including an improved email newsletter tool.
- Answers to your questions.
Since retiring in 2020, Eloise Young has been helping a few very small nonprofits raise badly-needed funds. Feeling comfortable speaking in public, especially off-the-cuff, is an important part of that process. She joined Toastmasters in November of 2020 to help her do just that.
Arlene Preudhomme is the current VP of Education of West Pines Toastmasters Club in Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA. She currently also serves as the Finance Manager for District 47. She was previously Club President in 2020-2021 (the year the website was completed) and VP of Education in 2019-2020 (the year work on her club’s website began). She joined Toastmasters International in June 2018. Not having a strong IT background, she served as Web Editor of District 47’s WordPress website in 2020-2021 to gain knowledge of a WordPress website before diving into completing her club’s website.
Loni Huff joined Toastmasters in 2019, after realizing her fear of public speaking was holding her back professionally. She enjoys leveraging her background in front-end software development to enhance the tech experience of her club members. Loni was President of the Year for District 56 in 2020.
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