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.

Feb 04, 2016, 08:07 ET
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Toastmasters Kicks Off World's Largest Speech Contest

 The world's largest speech competition recently launched with more than 30,000 contestants in 135 countries vying for the title of World...

Jan 26, 2016, 08:12 ET
2015 Accredited Speaker, Ellie Kay

Toastmasters' Accredited Speakers Offer Top Five Tips for Public Speaking Skills

 Toastmasters International's Accredited Speaker Program recognizes professional speakers who combine expert knowledge in a particular subject...

Dec 09, 2015, 08:14 ET
Viola Davis wins the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. ((C) LUCY NICHOLSON/Reuters/Corbis)

Toastmasters International Lists 7 Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

Whether it was David Letterman signing off on the Late Show for the final time or Caitlyn Jenner accepting an award recognizing her courage, the...

Nov 18, 2015, 08:18 ET
Holiday Toasts Do's and Don'ts

10 Holiday Toasts Do's and Don'ts

Whether it's during the Thanksgiving turkey feast or just after midnight at New Year's, you may be asked (or take it upon yourself) to give a toast...

Oct 27, 2015, 08:05 ET
2015 Accredited Speaker, Ellie Kay

Palmdale resident finds success as Accredited Speaker

Ellie Kay of Palmdale, Calif., didn't join Toastmasters because she feared public speaking. A professional speaker, she joined to practice her new...

Oct 21, 2015, 08:18 ET
Toastmaster and former NBA player, Mark Eaton

Five Public Speaking Myths Debunked

  Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, is a common social phobia, with an estimated 75 percent of the population experiencing some...

Aug 26, 2015, 08:14 ET
Toastmasters International President Jim Kokocki

Canadian entrepreneur named Toastmasters International President

 Jim Kokocki of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, is the new International President of Toastmasters International, the world's leading...

Aug 17, 2015, 08:08 ET
Mohammed Qahtani, 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking

Saudi Arabian engineer wins Toastmasters' 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

 With a humorous speech titled "The Power of Words," Mohammed Qahtani, a security engineer from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, won the...

Aug 05, 2015, 08:16 ET
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Toastmasters International Reaches Growth Milestones

 Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has grown its membership by 57...

Jul 28, 2015, 08:14 ET
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In World's Largest Speech Contest, 96 Toastmasters Advance to Semifinals

 The results are in: 96 contestants have risen from a pool of 30,000 participants from 126 countries to earn their spot in the Toastmasters...

Jun 23, 2015, 08:12 ET
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Fortune 500 Companies Develop and Enhance Talent Through Toastmasters

 Nearly one-third of all Fortune 500 companies now offer in-house Toastmasters clubs to help employees become better communicators and leaders....

Jun 18, 2015, 08:13 ET
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Toastmasters Announces Speakers for 2015 Convention in Las Vegas

 Toastmasters announced an impressive lineup of speakers for its 2015 International Convention, held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Aug. 12-15....

May 27, 2015, 08:11 ET
Toastmasters tips for the perfect wedding toast.

Don't Burn Your Wedding Toast

 With wedding season approaching, happy couples from around the world are preparing to walk down the aisle and begin their lives together....

May 06, 2015, 08:17 ET
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Toastmasters International Announces Muhammad Yunus as its 2015 Golden Gavel Recipient

 Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned economics professor, founder of Grameen Bank and humanitarian Muhammad Yunus is...

Feb 18, 2015, 08:11 ET
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Toastmasters International Picks 6 Most Memorable Oscar® Speeches

Aside from the winners and the glitz and glamour of all that's Hollywood, the most memorable part of the Academy Awards® is the acceptance...

Feb 11, 2015, 08:13 ET
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Toastmasters Kicks Off World's Largest Speech Contest

 The world's largest speech competition has launched with more than 30,000 contestants in 126 countries vying for the title of World Champion...

Dec 10, 2014, 08:14 ET
Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, Toastmasters' 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking

Toastmasters International Lists 7 Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2014

What is the secret to giving a speech that is viewed and shared by millions of people? A successful speech resonates with interesting content and a...

Dec 01, 2014, 11:53 ET

Toastmasters Unveils Redesigned Website

 Ninety years after holding its first meeting in the basement of a YMCA, Toastmasters International continues to upgrade its brand, most...

Nov 06, 2014, 08:14 ET
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Toastmasters Experience Benefits those Seeking Public Office

From Abraham Lincoln to the Roosevelts to John F. Kennedy, some of the United States' most celebrated presidents were also masters of the oratory....

Nov 03, 2014, 08:09 ET
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Toastmasters Seeks Videos of Holiday Toasts

 Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, will recognize the art of...