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Social Media and Toastmasters Clubs


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Presentation on what social media is and how to use it within your Toastmasters club.

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Social Media and Toastmasters Clubs

  1. 1. Social Media & Toastmasters Presented by Andrew Pallant CC / CL
  2. 2. Agenda1. What is Social Media2. How to use Social Media for Toastmasters3. Tools for Social Media4. Getting your club involved
  3. 3. What is Social MediaMethod of Communication Platform for NetworkingSharing of Information Daily Time Waster?
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Social Media Tools Twitter  URL:  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:
  8. 8. Social Media Tools Facebook  URL:  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
  9. 9. Social Media Tools LinkedIn  URL:  Business and Professional Networks  Less Social, more business  Create a club group ( LinkedIn Group )  Toastmasters International:
  10. 10. Social Media Tools YouTube  URL: ( Google company )  Privately or publicly share videos  Get permission first from people in the video  Great place to see speech examples from other Toastmasters
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Involve Your Club Write articles for a club blog Share ideas and experiences Volunteer to have speeches recorded Practice writing skills
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Questions Any TimeAndrew PallantEmail: andrewpallant@gmail.comTwitter: