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District 36Toastmasters Leadership Institute          Winter 2012
Upgrading Your Club WebsiteYour Club Website    Beth Stinson, DTM     Beth Stinson, DTM
Tonight’s AgendaWelcome and House KeepingIcebreakerClub Website Best PracticesFreeToastHost 1.0 and 2.0Cloud Resource...
Thanks for being here!                 Cell phones off pleaseFill out paperwork toget credit and makeTLI better
Ice BreakerHow many of you are club webmasters?How many of you are using FTH?How many of you have a Facebook page?How many...
Best Practices for Webmasters
Class Best Practice List
FreeToastHost 1.0 to FreeToastHost 2.0 Deadline February 17, 2012 Request a FTH 2.0 site to upgrade Quick Start and Adm...
Let’s Go Live to FTH 2.0http://www.toastmastersclubs.org/welcome/
What Features Are LostNo semi-annual dues invoicingNo email aliasesNo member goalsNo club goalsNo forumsNo reportsN...
What Features Are GainedBetter securityTMI branding includedMore modern look and feelAdding images easierFile manager...
Upgrade ChecklistSave all your content from FTH 1.0http://[yourprefix].freetoasthost.[ext]/images/
Upgrade ChecklistGet a Gmail account for your club
Upgrade ChecklistAdmin settings – pick theme
Upgrade ChecklistAdd your members
Upgrade ChecklistSet up default pages and forms
Upgrade ChecklistBuild custom pagesCreate social networking linksAdd files to file managerHide any items you don’t want
Upgrade ChecklistBuild your agenda
Cloud & Social Network ResourcesFlickr - 200 free photosTwitterYouTubeFacebookGoogle Docs
AlternativesWordPressGoogleSites
Questions
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  • Today’s session is about upgrading your club’s website. We are going to be talking a lot about FreeToastHost, but there are other best practices that apply to all club web resources, regardless of your website host. We are also going to talk about creating club cloud resources and social media resources.
  • PasswordsBackupEducating your usersTesting everything before you go live – copy editing, proofreadingCurrent info at Toastmasters InternationalCorrect informationNew contentGraphics and textBranding
  • Has anyone seen FTH 2.0? Anyone working in it yet?Highlight all the help resources.I am not going to provide set-by-step training for upgrading. We don’t have time today and this is not the right forum. Rather I want to show you around a little, show you help, and tell you what’s different.
  • Images:http://[yourprefix].freetoasthost.[ext]/images/Files:http://[yourprefix].freetoasthost.[ext]/files/Members files:http://[yourprefix].freetoasthost.[ext]/members/files/you can right click "Save As" it will go faster
  • Everything you want to do going forward from using Google Analytics to blogging, tweeting, saving club photos and linking to Facebook depends on this address.Write down the address and the password.
  • Picking your theme
  • If you want to get started right away, you can skip the option of creating your own template agenda, and use one of the several default agenda provided. Here is how this works:Virtually all clubs have their own agenda and way of running the meeting. But these template agenda make for a good starting point for most clubs. The idea is to select a template that most resembles your meeting, them modify/customize it from there. But when you create your own template, there is no modification needed each time you use your default agenda as the template.This can be very tricky. Follow all the instructions at FTH and go slowly. Alternatively, you can use a word doc that you save in the file manager. Essentially, this is a very clunky form builder. The key is to add the time to you first item and all the rest will follow.
  • Remember thatgmail account you made at the beginning? Well now you are ready to use it to create cloud resources and social media resources for your club. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google docs, Google sites and WordPress all use gmail to authenticate against. Once you have a gmail account, you can create and then log in to all these things!
  • Instructions are in the TMI Branding doc
  • Resources will be on the D36 website
  • Transcript of "Upgrade Your Toastmasters Club Website"

    1. 1. District 36Toastmasters Leadership Institute Winter 2012
    2. 2. Upgrading Your Club WebsiteYour Club Website Beth Stinson, DTM Beth Stinson, DTM
    3. 3. Tonight’s AgendaWelcome and House KeepingIcebreakerClub Website Best PracticesFreeToastHost 1.0 and 2.0Cloud ResourcesWordPress and GoogleSites
    4. 4. Thanks for being here! Cell phones off pleaseFill out paperwork toget credit and makeTLI better
    5. 5. Ice BreakerHow many of you are club webmasters?How many of you are using FTH?How many of you have a Facebook page?How many of you use Twitter?How many of you have an embarrassingtechnology story?
    6. 6. Best Practices for Webmasters
    7. 7. Class Best Practice List
    8. 8. FreeToastHost 1.0 to FreeToastHost 2.0 Deadline February 17, 2012 Request a FTH 2.0 site to upgrade Quick Start and Admin Guide Watch the movie Save all the files from your 1.0 site
    9. 9. Let’s Go Live to FTH 2.0http://www.toastmastersclubs.org/welcome/
    10. 10. What Features Are LostNo semi-annual dues invoicingNo email aliasesNo member goalsNo club goalsNo forumsNo reportsNo FAQs
    11. 11. What Features Are GainedBetter securityTMI branding includedMore modern look and feelAdding images easierFile managerWeb analyticsEasier member management
    12. 12. Upgrade ChecklistSave all your content from FTH 1.0http://[yourprefix].freetoasthost.[ext]/images/
    13. 13. Upgrade ChecklistGet a Gmail account for your club
    14. 14. Upgrade ChecklistAdmin settings – pick theme
    15. 15. Upgrade ChecklistAdd your members
    16. 16. Upgrade ChecklistSet up default pages and forms
    17. 17. Upgrade ChecklistBuild custom pagesCreate social networking linksAdd files to file managerHide any items you don’t want
    18. 18. Upgrade ChecklistBuild your agenda
    19. 19. Cloud & Social Network ResourcesFlickr - 200 free photosTwitterYouTubeFacebookGoogle Docs
    20. 20. AlternativesWordPressGoogleSites
    21. 21. Questions
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