A Step by Step Guide to Setting Up Your New Toastmasters Club Website
Welcome to the getting started guide for FreeToastHost 2.0 -- the new hosting platform for Toastmasters Clubs all over the world
The document will show you how to setup your new club website, whether you are starting a club website for the first time, or moving from your FreeToastHost 1.0 website. The whole process should take less than an hour.
Confidence. The ability to communicate, persuade and lead. The skill to tell one’s story, shape better tomorrows and point others in the same direction. These are the attributes of leaders, and not all leaders are born with talent. They learn it, one experience at a time, and so can you.
For nearly a century, Toastmasters International has been helping women and men of every background, education level and economic standing develop the competency they need to become effective communicators and, ultimately, inspired leaders. That proud tradition continues to this day, bolstered by a reaffirmation of purpose and a new aesthetic vibrancy that includes our logo, colors, fonts and educational materials. Our organization is growing like never before; Toastmasters International now comprises more than 13,000 clubs in 116 countries around the world, from Myanmar to Mexico, China to the Netherlands. Our new look and feel represents a realization of this truth and a tireless commitment to it going forward.
This is an exciting time in Toastmasters history; more than ever we are prepared to equip a new generation of success-oriented people with the practical communication and leadership skills necessary to improve their confidence and achieve their goals. Whether you’re a college student, stay-at-home mom, small business owner or CEO, we invite you to join Toastmasters International—where leaders are made.
RANCHOSANTAMARGARITA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time in 70 years, Toastmasters International, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to teaching communication and leadership skills, is updating its brand. The organization unveiled its new brand identity at its International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, today. As part of the rebranding effort, the organization has updated its logo, colors, fonts, imagery and messaging to make Toastmasters’ identity clearer, increase awareness of its impact around the world and focus more on leadership.
“Despite the fact that Toastmasters International is a global organization, we have suffered from an inconsistent understanding of what we do and how members benefit,” says Pat Johnson, Toastmasters International President. “For many people, Toastmasters is synonymous with public speaking, but we are much more than that. We are not your grandfather’s Toastmasters.”
The Toastmasters members of today are culturally and ethnically diverse, representing all ages and professions, meeting in communities and corporations in 116 countries.
While more than a quarter of a million members attend approximately 13,000 club meetings each week, how they experience those meetings and describe their experiences vary widely from member to member and club to club. It’s important to note that the brand refresh does not affect or alter the organization’s core programs of communication and leadership skill-building; rather, it provides potential members with a clearer picture of what to expect when visiting any club in the world.
“The refreshed brand reflects the organization’s evolution while honoring its heritage,” says Johnson. “It allows us to unite and grow in exciting new ways."