Using Your Website and Social Media to Drive Club Membership

Would you like to use your club website and social media tools to drive Toastmasters or other club membership? These free tools work both for individuals and club leaders.

I am speaking on this topic at the District 30 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI). For those who cannot attend, you can download a copy of my presentation

Using Your Website and Social Media to Drive Club Membership.

How is you club or group using social media to get the word out?

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Using Your Website and Social Media to Drive Membership

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CONTACT:

April M. Williams
CyberLife Tutors
(414) 502-7745
http://www.cyberlifetutors.com
USING YOUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO DRIVE MEMBERSHIP

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

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ALGONQUIN, ILLINOIS – June 7, 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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ABOUT CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

Visit our CyberLife Tutors events calendar for information on upcoming events.

Facebook Your Toastmasters Club PR Friend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:

April M. Williams
CyberLife Tutors
(414) 502-7745
http://www.cyberlifetutors.com
FACEBOOK YOUR TOASTMASTERS CLUB PR FRIEND

David Reed and Oak Brook, Illinois Toastmasters club hosts a presentation with speaker, author, blogger and coach April M. Williams on February 22, 2011.
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ALGONQIUN, ILLINOIS – February 16, 2011
The Oak Brook, Illinois Serious Speakers Toastmasters club will feature April M. Williams and her presentation on “Facebook Your Toastmasters Club PR Friend” to build membership and your career. Attendees will see how their club can harness the power of these tools to recruit new members and retain current members.

David Reed, MIM(MBA) is Toastmaster of the Day for this event from 5:30 to 6:00 pm at the Republic Bank in Oak Brook (2221 Camden Court).

“All are invited to hear this wonderful and educational speaker,” David said.

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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ABOUT the CyberLife Tutors – Serving McHenry County, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas to promote business through low cost, high impact marketing, building relationships and driving results.

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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.

Winner Ignite Your Passion Book

Announcing the winner of the Ignite Your Passion book.

My birthday is in April and I celebrated throughout the entire month with a contest for my blog readers. Anyone who contributed a comment to my blog was entered to win the prize and each comment was another chance to win. Readers could submit entries anytime during the month of April 2010.

Congratulations to our winner of the April 2010 “Ignite Your Passion” contest, Scott D. Irwin, of Expressive Tech. Scott is a fellow Toastmaster. He received a copy of the anthology in which 17 authors sharing their unique stories of passion:

  • What they are passionate about
  • How they found their passion
  • How you can find your passion
Ignite Your Passion Book
17 authors stories in “Ignite Your Passion” book

Scott, Thank you for entering the contest and enjoy reading your book. Please feel free to share your thoughts about the stories or comment on the ones that had the greatest impact on you.

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