Additional Social Media

Besides Facebook, there are other social media platforms you can leverage to attract new guests and keep current members updated. 

Meetup

Attract guests and prospective members with Meetup. This is a paid service, but District 47 has a subscription all clubs can use. This saves your club $179.88 per year in subscription fees. Meetups have proven invaluable in getting the word out about Toastmasters and attracting visitors.

Requesting Editing Privileges

  1. Sign up for a free Meetup account. It doesn't matter whether you use a personal account or you create one with your club's name. Just go to meetup.com, click Sign Up and follow the instructions there.

  2. Join the right group for the division your club is in.

  3. Use the form below to request editing privileges.

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Creating an Event

First, you need to set up a one-time event in Meetup.

  1. Click “Schedule a New Meetup” under the welcome message

  2. Under “What Should We Do,” title your meetup. This should include your club name and welcoming text.

  3. Under “More Details,” tell a little about your Toastmasters club and the benefits of joining Toastmasters. Make this unique to your specific club. Be sure to include a link to your club’s website. Guests often have no idea how to contact you or how to learn more about your club when they visit your Meetup page, and any messages they send through Meetup go to the webmaster. That’s why it’s so important to link to your website.

  4. Under “When,” select the date of your next club meeting (instructions for setting up recurring meetings is further below)

  5. Under “Where,” select a place. You’ll need to click on “Find a Place” to add your club’s location.

  6. Click on “Schedule This Meetup”

Creating Recurring Events

Since your club meets regularly, you’ll want to edit your first event and set it to repeat.

  1. Find your first event by clicking on the Upcoming Meetups link on the left-hand side. Scroll down to find your posting. Hover your mouse over the header and click on the pencil that appears on the right-hand side of it.

  2. The system will ask if you wish to edit only this meetup or all of them. For this step, click on all of them

  3. When you set up your initial event, it may not have logged a start and end time. Be sure to fill both of these out on this page

  4. Fill out the “How to Find Us” sections with details on where to park and what door to use for your club’s meetings

  5. Click on the section for “Automatically repeat this Meetup.” Set it up for your club’s schedule.

  6. Leave the default settings on for “Charging for This Meetup,” “RSVP Settings,” “Email Settings,” and “Ask Questions”

  7. Click on the red “Change Details” box at the bottom of the page to make your changes

Editing Your Meetup

This is great to do if you’ll have a guest speaker at your meeting or for contests.

  1. Find the event date you wish to change by clicking on the “Upcoming Meetups” link on the left-hand side. Scroll down to find your posting. Hover your mouse over the header and click on the pencil that appears on the right-hand side of it.

  2. The system will ask if you wish to edit only this meetup or all of them. For this step, edit only this meetup

  3. Change the title and description as needed for your special event.

  4. Click on the red “Change Details” box at the bottom of the page to make your changes

If you need further assistance, contact the D47 webmaster at web@toastmastersd47.org.

Eventbrite

Attract guests and prospective members with Eventbrite. This is a free service. Set up you recurring event after creating an account here.

Instagram

Keep members updated on Instagram. This is a free service. Sign up for an account here.

Twitter

Keep members updated on Twitter. This is a free service. Sign up for an account here.

Maintaining Social Media Accounts

For all accounts, remember to keep the login username and password in a safe place and to share it with anyone in the club who is responsible for updating social media. It's important to transition the login credentials to those who will serve in your role in the future.

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