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.

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...

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...