Online Presenters Meeting: Workshop on WordPress for Toastmasters

Monday May 15, 2017 7:30 PM EDT

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

The formal meeting starts on the hour. Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting.

Toastmaster of the Day Lois Margolin, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter Member not found
Timer Member not found
Grammarian Member not found
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Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)
Chat Monitor Member not found
Assists the Toastmaster of the Day by monitoring the backchannel communications through the chat function of the online meetings platform
Speaker David F. Carr, DTM
"Running a Club with WordPress for Toastmasters" TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS: 1. The Technical Briefing (evaluation form)

Introduction: David Carr is a freelance writer, editor, and digital marketing consultant. Today, he is presenting a tutorial on the software we use to organize our meetings with particular focus on what you need to know if you are an officer in a club that uses WordPress for Toastmasters.

The WordPress for Toastmasters project is David's other technology + Toastmasters obsession, in addition to Online Presenters.

WordPress is open source web software used by everyone from lone bloggers to major magazine and marketing websites. With a website design theme to support Toastmasters branding and plugins to add calendar and meeting role signup functions, the WordPress for Toastmasters software turns WordPress into a tool for marketing and managing a Toastmasters club.

David's purpose today is to show how to use it effectively and get your feedback on how to make it better.

Backup Speaker Open
Topics Master Graham Cairns, DTM
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. New members who need to give a speech before applying to join can do it during this time.
Each Table Topics Speaker  Green: 1  Yellow: 1:30  Red: 2
General Evaluator Member not found
Explains the importance of evaluations. Introduces Evaluators.
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Each evaluator  Green: 2  Yellow: 2:30  Red: 3

General Evaluator asks for reports from the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, and the Chat Monitor. Gives overall evaluation of the meeting. Each of these reports is limited to one minute.

President or presiding officer wraps up the meeting and asks for volunteers to fill open roles at the next meeting. Be sure to finish by 9 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: Freedom

Word of the Day

Freemium:a pricing strategy by which a product or service (typically a digital offering or application such as software, media, games or web services) is provided free of charge, but money (premium) is charged for proprietary features, functionality, or virtual goods.

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