Member profile

Written by Jane Atkinson on . Posted in Documentation

Basic Information

Essential items

You need to include your name and your primary email address. All else is optional.

Your name can include your educational qualifications. When you achieve a new award, add it after your name.

If you have no email address, you'll see an "address" starting with "noemail"
Please leave this alone, unless, of course, you have just acquired an email address and wish to add it.

If you share an email address, for example with a spouse or partner, only one of you can use this address on the website. The other person will be regarded as having no email address.

If you enter a second email address, you can then use either address to send emails to the club mailing list. Tick the box shown if you want to receive emails at both addresses. This could be useful if you regularly use two email addresses e.g. work and home.

Basic profile details

 

Telephone number

Telephone number is visible only to other members, unless you are a club contact and have agreed to make your telephone number available.

 

Make profile public

If you make your profile public, your name, officer role (if any), photo, social media links (if any), and bio will show up in the Meet our Members page.

Meet our Members profile listing

Your email address and phone number will NOT appear.

 

Allow admin to edit profile

This is on by default. (See circled box in image above.) It allows the site admin to help you if you're not sure how to change or add things to your profile.

Uncheck the box if you don't want the admin to be able to do this. He or she will still be able to see the content but not change it.

 

Member since

Enter the date that you joined the club. That information appears in some of the membership reports that club officers may use. It may also appear on membership badges, depending on how they have been set up - and if your club uses them.

 

Toastmasters Int'l Member ID

Enter your Toastmasters International membership ID

This will be used in future to allow speech reports to be compiled from your activity in more than one club which uses FreeToastHost.

 Join date and TM ID

 

Mentors

This allows you to see and select your mentors.

Select mentors

Select your mentor(s) from the multichoice menu.

Before you select anyone, make sure that they know. Also, check with your VP Ed that the club doesn't have another way of assigning mentors.

 

Email Settings

Club officer email address

If you are a club officer, an email alias will have been created for you (see http://support.toastmastersclubs.org/doc/item/email-lists-and-aliases for further details).

You can choose NOT to create an officer email alias for yourself by checking the arrowed box.

Do not create officer email

However, if you are going to do this, please let your site admin know. (Otherwise, he/she may think that something is wrong with the website settings.)

 

Role change notifications, agenda notifications

 You can choose not to receive emails from the agenda system, or notifications about changes of meeting roles, if you have problems with receiving too much email.

Enabled notifications

Before you change these settings, please check first with your club exec officers that this won't be causing any problems.

 

Use MAILTO Links in Agenda Emails

Enable this if your club is using Confirm buttons and Yes / No links in the agenda emails. Then you should be able to respond by clicking on the links in the agenda, without needing to provide your website password.

MAILTO links setting

Some email clients aren't easily set up to handle MAILTO links. If this happens to you, leave the box unchecked and you'll get a simplified login screen instead. You'll need to provide your password.

 

Exclude from emails

This allows you to avoid having emails sent to you between the dates entered in the fields.

Use the calendar popup to choose the dates.

Exclude from emails

 

It can be used, for example, as a vacation setting.

Note that, unlike the usual "Out of Office" feature, it does NOT let the sender know that you've turned your emails off. Please let members know beforehand.

 

Custom email groups

You can see which custom groups you belong to, if your club has set them up.

You can remove yourself from a custom group, but you can't add yourself to one. If you think that you should be a member of a custom group, you'll need to ask your admin to add you.

Custom groups and login messages

 

Member login messages

You can leave messages for yourself, perhaps to remind you to do something when you next sign in. They are displayed when you login.


The admin can also add messages in your member profile, which you'll see the next time you login. You then have the choice of leaving them there or deleting them.

If you've allowed the admin to edit your profile, you will get a message any time that he or she makes a change to your profile.

This function may be extended later to allow you to reply to the admin and to send messages to other members.

 

Social Links

This section is optional. Leave it blank if you wish.

Add your social media links in the fields provided.

 Social media links

 

If you have additional social media accounts, you can add them here. One account, and its logo if necessary, should be on one line. Separate account location and logo location with a comma:

E.g. http://newsocialsite.com/mypage, http://newsocialsite.com/images/icon.png

 

Member Bio/Photo

 This section is also optional. You can use it to let your fellow members, and the public if you wish, know a bit about yourself.

Member bio settings

The bio field is plain text only (no formatting). You have about 100 words to describe who you are.

You can also upload a photo which will be used in "Meet our Members" and also on the agenda if your club has this feature available. Your photo will be resized and cropped to 100x100 px.

If this isn't working well, you can edit the photo first to the right size. If all else fails, ask your admin for help.