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Using Your Website and Social Media to Drive Membership



April M. Williams
CyberLife Tutors
(414) 502-7745

District 30 Toastmasters Leadership Institute presents “Charting Your Course” for all members, officers and guests on June 18, 2011.

District 30 Toastmasters Leadership Institute “Charting Your Course” education sessions will feature author and executive coach April M. Williams. Her presentation “Using Your Website and Social Media To Drive Membership” in your club is back by popular request.

Attendees will learn ways to make the most out of their web presence including a website, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube and Twitter to build awareness for your club and boost membership numbers.

April will also be part of a panel of experts for the session “How to Be a World Class Club Coach.”

Education sessions will be held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on June 18h at the Hilton Rosemont 5550 N. River Road Rosemont, IL. 60018.

“Collaboration is one of the most powerful tools available to us. It begins when we share what we know, ” said Toastmasters Area Govenor Linda Eenigenburg. “Attending TLI educational sessions benefits the speaker by providing the opportunity to employ speaking and leadership skills. More importantly, it benefits the audience with the open exchange of thoughts, experience and ideas. Collaboration – it’s a powerful tool!”

With over 5,000 first level connection, April knows how to leverage LinkedIn and maximize the power of her network. Visit April’s LinkedIn profile to see her client, coworker and partner recommendations.

These sessions are offered to Toastmasters members and their guests at no charge. Register by online. For more information, contact Summer TLI Dean Brent Anderson at D30tli@yahoo.com.

April M. Williams, a nationally recognized speaker, author, coach and blogger actively leverages the power of social networking tools. April is President of CyberLife Tutors and shows clients how to leverage their strengths to enhance their business. April published a book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career” and has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, Project Management Institute, Savvy, Business Journal and Nations Restaurant News.

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Social Media to Promote Your Toastmasters Club


Contact: April M. Williams
Cyberlife Tutors
Phone: 414.502.7745
Facebook: Your Toastmasters Club PR Friend

Social Networking Connects Toastmasters Community

ALGONQUIN, IL, December 30, 2010 – Toastmasters clubs see the power of social networking as Facebook, Twitter and other popular tools gain popularity. Now Toastmasters clubs are using these tools to build their clubs, communicate and expand their reach.

Recognizing the need to connect with their members and potential members, more and more clubs are getting into social networking. April M. Williams, president of CyberLife Tutors http://www.cyberlifetutors.com wrote the book “Social Networking Throughout Out Your Career: What’s all the Buzz About”. She shares best practices with fellow Toastmasters at the Toastmasters Leadership Institute on January 15, 2011.

For more information or to register for the event, visit Toast of Chicago.

Topics will include:

  • How to get started with social networking for your club.
  • Why a social networking strategy is important to your marketing success.
  • How to engage your club and inspire action.

Social media is critical for today’s business – for profit and non-profit alike,” said Toastmasters Northwest (A) Division Governor Michelle Kabele. Toastmasters provides skill based training classes for members and on Saturday, Jan 15, Toastmasters will provide 36 sessions for members and guests including a session on Social Media, led by social media expert April M. Williams, to help our members increase their capabilities in this important area.


About CyberLife Tutors:

CyberLife Tutors, located in Algonquin, Illinois, specializes in integrating social networking with traditional marketing for McHenry County businesses. April’s book, Social Networking Throughout Your Career is available on Amazon.com.

More information on upcoming classes available at the following link: http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/calendar

EDITORS: If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with April M. Williams, please contact April at 847-207-7412 or email April.

Benefits of Volunteering

Talking to clients this week, I heard a common thread. They told me volunteering is the best form of in person networking. Two organization were recommended as the best places for business people to volunteer. These groups are Toastmasters International and the local Chamber of Commerce.

Toastmasters International with local chapters around the globe is a place where you can build your public speaking skills while you network with and get to know those in your neighborhood. I was at an event last night where 1 out of 3 of the attendees were Toastmasters. Leadership positions and mentoring positions are open at the chapter, district, regional and global level.

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Many cities and villages have a Chamber of Commerce to support their business owners. By stepping up to a leadership position, you have an opportunity to get to know your fellow members.

In both these groups, you have an opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills and build your network. Check out your local group to learn more.