meetupMeetup: Create an Event 

The goal of Meetup is to encourage getting together with real people in real life because it makes powerful things happen. Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities. People can select what they're interested in and find like-minded connections.

District 4 Toastmasters has a Meetup account in which clubs can submit their recurring meetings or special events to our calendar. Follow the steps below to make this happen. If you're interested in creating a separate account for your club, see pricing here

  1. We recommend that all members of your club join the D4TM Meetup. These individuals will be able to RSVP for their club events and you should have at least 3 people RSVP to any event to ensure posting.
  2. All club VPPR's are invited to request event organizer access to create, edit, and publish their club meetings and events on the D4TM Meetup group with the understanding that only club VPPR's will be allowed to have event organizer access and they must limit their use of the site to posting Meetups for their club events and meetings only. Any other communications through the D4TM Meetup group will require prior approval by the District PRM by emailing pr@d4tm.org first.
  3. To request VPPR access as an event organizer, please fill and submit this form: https://forms.gle/yFoUmo5eFdb9ak5K9. If you still have questions after reviewing the form, please email: pr@d4tm.org.
  4. See below for a checklist of what to include in your Meetup postings. Recurring meetings at the same time can be setup and will appear in the D4TM Meetup calendar.
    • Meetup Name - Name your Meetup in a way that's succinct, explains the purpose of the Meetup, and most importantly, compels people to show up. Most clubs have something like "XYZ Club Weekly meeting."
    • When? - Choose a date and start & end time. If you want this Meetup to be a recurring series, select from the menu how often you'd like the Meetup to happen. (Every Tuesday, 1st and 3rd Wed, etc.)
    • Where? - Include the full location address and any special instructions to access the meeting space.
    • Meetup Details - A short blurb about your club. Website URL &/or contact email.
    • Photos - this is optional but can really make your Meetup post pop if you upload a fun photo of your club.
    • Preview and then Publish your Meetup to post it.
    • Send the link of your Meetup post to your club and invite members to RSVP
  5. The District PR Manager will periodically review postings to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of postings to the group.

 FB

Facebook: How to Start a Page

Facebook Pages are for businesses, brands, organizations and public figures to share their stories and connect with people. Like profiles, Pages can be customized with stories, events and more. People who like or follow a Page can get updates in News Feed.

To create a Page:

  1. Go to facebook.com/pages/create.
  2. Click to choose a Page type.
  3. Fill out the required information.
  4. Click Get Started and follow the on-screen instructions.

 yelpYelp: How to Start a Business Page

The purpose of Yelp is to connect people with great local businesses. Yelp had a monthly average of 32 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via the Yelp app and 72 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via mobile web in Q2 2018. In addition to reviews, you can use Yelp to find eventslists and to talk with other Yelpers.

If you're a business owner and would like to add your business to Yelp:

  1. Search for your business to make sure it's not already listed
  2. If your business is not yet listed, click Add your business to Yelp
  3. Enter your business information in the provided fields. Please note that you will need to confirm the email address you provide to complete your business submission. 
  4. Click Add business

If you are not a business owner, and you would like to add a business to Yelp:

  1. Go to the Add a Business form
  2. Enter the business information in the provided fields
  3. Click Add Business​

 redditReddit: Contribute to the Community

Reddit is a massive collection of forums, where people can share news and content or comment on other people’s posts. Reddit is broken up into over a million communities known as “subreddits,” each covering a different topic. The name of a subreddit begins with /r/, which is part of the URLs that Reddit uses.

To visit the Toastmasters subreddit, click here.