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.

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
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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
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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...

Oct 22, 2014, 14:00 ET
Toastmaster Amanvir Sudan gives a speech about the pros and cons of arranged marriage at the oldest Toastmasters club in existence. Smedley No. 1 club held its 90th anniversary celebration last night. "In Smedley Chapter One, we strive to honor Ralph Smedley's heritage and vision," says Club President Austin Hatch. "We have a diverse group of members from all walks of life, working together to improve and grow."

Toastmasters International Turns 90

 Toastmasters International has come a long way since its humble beginnings 90 years ago. Since October 22, 1924, when Toastmasters' founder...

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...