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Aug 22, 2016, 08:02 ET Lawyer from Singapore wins Toastmasters' 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking®

 With a humorous speech titled "Outsmart; Outlast," Darren Tay, a 27-year-old newly minted lawyer from Singapore, won the Toastmasters...


Aug 10, 2016, 08:45 ET Toastmasters International bestows highest award on three Oregon Toastmasters

District 7 Toastmasters announces that Carrie Henderson, Allison Bennett, and Chapin Zakrzewski were awarded Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)...


Jul 27, 2016, 08:00 ET 98 Toastmasters Advance to Semifinals of World's Largest Speech Contest

 After six months of rigorous competition, 98 contestants have risen from a pool of more than 30,000 participants from 135 countries to earn...


Jun 14, 2016, 08:12 ET Toastmasters Announces Speakers for 2016 Convention in Washington, D.C.

Toastmasters announced an impressive lineup of speakers for its 2016 International Convention, to be held at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.,...


May 24, 2016, 08:12 ET Toastmasters Helps College Graduates Prepare for Job Market

 As this year's college graduates prepare to land their first "real" job, many believe they are leaving school equipped with the degree and...


May 12, 2016, 13:39 ET Toastmasters International Announces Tony Buzan as its 2016 Golden Gavel Recipient

Toastmasters International announced today that Mind Mapping creator Tony Buzan is the recipient of the organization's 2016 Golden Gavel award. The...


Apr 13, 2016, 08:16 ET Improving Communication a Key to Closing Millennials' Workplace Skills Gap

 Despite being highly educated and armed with technical skills, many millennials lack the soft skills to compete in the workplace. A survey by...


Mar 02, 2016, 08:14 ET Toastmasters Honors Successful Women on International Women's Day

 In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, Toastmasters International salutes women around the world. More than half of the...


Feb 23, 2016, 12:31 ET Toastmasters Picks 7 Most Memorable Oscar® Quotes from the Last 20 Years

 Once the Academy Awards® winners have been revealed, the buzz from Sunday's Oscars will focus on who was wearing what and what they said...


Feb 04, 2016, 08:07 ET 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 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 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...


Dec 09, 2015, 08:14 ET 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 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...


Aug 26, 2015, 08:14 ET 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 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 Toastmasters International Reaches Growth Milestones

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


Jun 23, 2015, 08:12 ET 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 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 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 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 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 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...


Aug 26, 2014, 08:10 ET 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 Toastmasters International Achieves Record Growth

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