Social Media & Toastmasters Presented by Andrew Pallant CC / CL
Agenda1. What is Social Media2. How to use Social Media for Toastmasters3. Tools for Social Media4. Getting your club involved
What is Social MediaMethod of Communication Platform for NetworkingSharing of Information Daily Time Waster?
How to Use Social Media Recruiting Advertise your weekly meetings Share learning experiences Talk about upcoming events ( open houses ) Share benefits of the club – engage in conversations
How to Use Social Media Community Building Engage in conversations Share speaking tips Share evaluation tips Ask questions Learn about other clubs Invite other clubs to join the conversations
How to Use Social Media Sharing Ideas Find/share ideas for Table Topics Find/share ideas for speeches Share ideas for club growth Share experiences
Social Media Tools Twitter URL: http://www.twitter.com Each message has a limit of 140 characters Follow other Toastmasters Clubs Categorize your tweets (message) by using hashtags(#) example: #toastmasters Share links and engage in conversations Keep It Simple! Toastmasters Internation: https://twitter.com/Toastmasters
Social Media Tools Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com Build Facebook group/page for your club Share your club news Share your club agenda Photos and Video easily shared Engage your club on a social level
Social Media Tools LinkedIn URL: http://www.LinkedIn.com Business and Professional Networks Less Social, more business Create a club group ( LinkedIn Group ) Toastmasters International: www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=98449
Social Media Tools YouTube URL: www.youtube.com ( Google company ) Privately or publicly share videos Get permission first from people in the video Great place to see speech examples from other Toastmasters
Social Media Tools Blogging Many services ( Tumbler, Blogger, Wordpress ) Think of it like an electronic magazine Research topics, share ideas Great way to do newsletters
Involve Your Club Write articles for a club blog Share ideas and experiences Volunteer to have speeches recorded Practice writing skills
Pros & ConsPros Cons Helps with search Need some writing engine optimization skills Builds a community Takes time Free Advertising Takes time Helps keep everyone Takes time informed
Take Aways Technology such as Social Media helps recruit younger generations Don’t have to be young to use it Easy and Free Lots of options, pick what is best for your club You do not have to do it all yourself, ask for help! Do not be afraid
Questions Any TimeAndrew PallantEmail: email@example.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/madprogrammerLinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/andrewpallantWebsite: www.andrewpallant.com
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