Which Website Do I Use? Demystifying The Toastmaster Websites

A comment on the recent members’ survey indicated that members are sometimes confused by the different  Toastmaster websites they are being asked to use.

So, I thought I would explain what they are; how to access them; and why they are useful.

The comment also stated that the member was becoming confused with ‘all the login details’ and can’t there be just one username and password for all?’

Only two of the sites are password protected, and you cannot use the same login as they are  generated from different places and are not connected.

www.toastmasters.org (login details needed)

Think of this site as the club’s Head Office.

This site is the World Headquarters of Toastmasters International in the USA from where your manuals, awards and Toastmaster magazine are sent..

Here you can find information about the Toastmasters organisation; find resources for public speaking and leadership; change your contact details; buy Toastmaster items from the online shop; access back copies of the Toastmaster magazine; and, if you are a club officer access details of the club.

When you joined Toastmasters International, they emailed you a username and password. If you have forgotten either, go to the site, click ‘log in’ then either ‘reset/retrieve your username’ or ‘reset your password’.

www.D71.org (login details needed)

Think of this site as the club’s UK ‘admin office’.

It’s the website of Toastmasters District 71(encompassing all the clubs in UK and Ireland). Waverley Communicators is part of District 71.

When you join Waverley Communicators, the VPM will register you with the site. The site will email you with your username and password.

We advise members to log in, click on ‘Profile’ and change your password; make sure your details are correct; check your visibility settings.

Here you can find out information about meetings, see the agenda, accept/decline roles and speech slots,; confirm your attendance/non attendance at the next meeting; set your communication and leadership goals; view your speech and/or leadership progress; send emails to other members of your club; send emails to anyone who is a member of a club in District 71; find out about other Toastmasters clubs and events in the UK and Ireland.

If you have forgotten either your password or username, click on ‘login’, then you can either ‘search for your username’ or click on ‘I have forgotten my password’ and a new one will be sent to you from the site.

www.waverleycommunicators.org (you do not need login details for this site)

Think of this site as the club’s ‘home’.

This is Waverley Communicators own website, set up, managed and updated by the club’s VPPR.

It’s also the club’s ‘shop window’ with information about the club, the committee, directions to the meetings, and information about the Toastmasters organisation in general and Waverley Communicators, in particular.

The club’s blog (this blog) is also on the site and is aimed at the members.

It’s like an online newsletter and updates members with news about the club; upcoming events’ recent events; useful information (like this post!); interviews with members; speaking tips; and anything else that may be of interest to members or is useful for your progress through Toastmasters.

I encourage members to ‘follow’ the blog and have the posts delivered straight to your inbox when they are published. That way, you can keep up to date with news as it happens.

These are the 3 main Toastmaster sites that the members use.

Post written by Moira Beaton DTM, VPPR

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