It’s confusing, especially for new members. We use 3 websites, they are all useful and they each serve a different purpose.
This is a short guide to the websites and how they serve the club and its members.
www.waverleycommunicators.org (you do not need login details for this site)
Think of this site, the one you are on now, as the club’s ‘home’.
This is Waverley Communicators own website, set up, managed and updated by the club’s Vice President Public Relations.
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 is also on the site.
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.
Members are encouraged to ‘follow’ the blog and have the posts delivered straight to their inbox when they are published. That way, you can keep up to date with news as it happens.
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http://waverleycommunicators.toastmasterclub.org (login details needed)
Think of this site as the club’s UK ‘admin office’.
It’s the website of Toastmasters District 71(encompassing some clubs in UK and all clubs in 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 and 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. Don’t forget to follow the instructions in the email and CLICK ON THE LINK to activate your new password.
District 71 (UK and Ireland)
www.d71toastmasters.org (no login required)
This is the outward-facing website for District 71. It’s a PR and Marketing website and members and the public can read the latest news and access useful resources.
www.toastmasters.org (login details needed)
Think of this site as the club’s Head Office.
This 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
- if you are a club officer, access details of the club
When you joined the club, Toastmasters International 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’.
If you are still confused by the different websites and need more information, contact the clubs’ webmaster, Moira Beaton at firstname.lastname@example.org