News from toastmasters international A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Aug 26, 2014, 08:10 ET
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Sri Lankan wins Toastmasters' 2014 World Championship of Public Speaking

With a humorous speech titled "I See Something," a human resource development (HRD) specialist from Colombo, Sri Lanka, won the Toastmasters World...

Aug 05, 2014, 08:17 ET
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Toastmasters International Achieves Record Growth

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, announced record growth over the...

Jul 16, 2014, 08:10 ET
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Toastmasters Reveals 2014 International Convention Speakers

 Toastmasters announced the featured speakers for its upcoming 2014 International Convention. The lineup of presenters is highlighted by former...

Jul 01, 2014, 08:10 ET
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10 Tips for the Perfect Wedding Toast

 It's the time of year when happy couples walk down the aisle in front of their families and friends and begin their lives together. Wedding...

Jun 18, 2014, 08:10 ET
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Astro's CEO Receives Toastmasters' Golden Gavel Award

 Toastmasters International will honor noted Malaysian media CEO Rohana Rozhan as the recipient of its prestigious Golden Gavel award. The...

May 27, 2014, 08:11 ET
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Five Tips for Commencement Speeches

 Graduation season is officially underway, and notable celebrities such as Sean Combs, Katie Couric and Peyton Manning have been serving...

Apr 14, 2014, 10:30 ET
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Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking Attempts World Record for Book Signing

On Wednesday, Ryan Avery, the 2012 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, will try to sign 5,000 copies of his new book in less than 10...

Dec 30, 2013, 07:13 ET
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Toastmasters International names 7 buzzworthy speeches of 2013

 What makes a speech so interesting that thousands listen in and are moved enough to share? Beyond compelling content and delivery, it's an...

Nov 26, 2013, 07:11 ET
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Tips for heartfelt Thanksgiving toasts

We all want to express appreciation for family, friends and blessings at Thanksgiving, but the challenge is finding the right words and the best...

Oct 24, 2013, 08:07 ET
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Toastmasters International: 20 straight years of growth

 Toastmasters International, a global leader in communication and leadership skills development, continues its consistent growth, announcing...

Sep 17, 2013, 08:11 ET
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Taipei business leader named Toastmasters International President

 George Yen of Taipei, Taiwan, is the new International President of Toastmasters International, the world's leading organization devoted to...

Sep 09, 2013, 08:11 ET
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Toastmasters International seeks presenters to speak in Kuala Lumpur

WHO: Toastmasters International, a global leader in communication and leadership skills development. WHAT: Toastmasters...

Aug 24, 2013, 15:58 ET
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Chicago resident wins Toastmasters' 2013 World Championship of Public Speaking

 With a humorous speech titled "Changed by a Tire," Presiyan Vasilev, a 30-year-old sales professional from Chicago, Illinois, won the...

Jul 10, 2013, 08:11 ET
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In the world's largest speech contest, 88 Toastmasters advance to semifinals

 The results are in: 88 contestants from a pool of more than 30,000 participants in 116 countries have earned their chance to compete in the...

Jul 01, 2013, 07:48 ET
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Tips for Perfect Wedding Toasts from Toastmasters

 Summer is wedding season, and with weddings come opportunities for the best man and others to honor the happy couple with a traditional...

Jun 18, 2013, 08:11 ET
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Toastmasters plays role in grads securing jobs

College graduates entering the job market need more than strong academic credentials and internships: They need communication and leadership...

Apr 15, 2013, 08:11 ET
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Toastmasters International honors introvert expert Susan Cain with its Golden Gavel award

 Toastmasters International today announced Susan Cain as its 2013 Golden Gavel recipient. Cain is author of the New York Times best-seller...

Feb 20, 2013, 07:37 ET

Box office hit Lincoln shines spotlight on timeless Toastmasters skills

 The art of oratory is gaining renewed respect as a result of the box office hit Lincoln. Honest Abe's timeless rhetoric reminds movie viewers...

Feb 04, 2013, 08:11 ET

Toastmasters kicks off world's largest speech contest

The Toastmasters International Speech Contest season has begun. With more than 30,000 contestants in 116 countries, it is the world's largest...

Dec 05, 2012, 13:09 ET

Toastmasters tips for mastering party talk

 With the holidays come parties, and with parties come opportunities to create good—or bad—impressions. The annual office...