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17 May, 2017, 12:15 ET Toastmasters International Announces Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation as its 2017 Golden Gavel Recipient

Toastmasters International announced today that world-renowned speaker and educator Erin Gruwell is the recipient of the organization's 2017 Golden...


10 May, 2017, 08:24 ET Toastmasters International Lists 6 Memorable Commencement Speeches

With graduation season underway, commencement speakers are giving students one last lesson before entering the work force. The most effective...


15 Feb, 2017, 08:04 ET Toastmasters International Picks 5 Most Memorable Movie Speeches

Movies are full of powerful speeches, but some stand out above the rest. Whether it's a world leader encouraging his nation to fight back, a coach...


17 Oct, 2016, 08:05 ET Toastmasters International to Relocate Headquarters to Denver in 2018

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, announced today that it has...


27 Sep, 2016, 08:05 ET Millennials Excel in World's Largest Speech Contest

 At Toastmasters' 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking®, Darren Tay, Aaron Beverly and Josephine Lee provided clear evidence that...


07 Sep, 2016, 08:07 ET Toastmasters International Hits New Milestones

 Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, experienced its 22nd...


22 Aug, 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...


27 Jul, 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...


14 Jun, 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.,...


24 May, 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...


16 Mar, 2016, 18:24 ET Raise a Glass on St. Patrick's Day with these 10 Irish Toasts

 Each year on March 17, scores of people happily follow the tradition of wearing green, drinking green beverages and eating corned beef...


23 Feb, 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...


04 Feb, 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...


26 Jan, 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...


09 Dec, 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...


18 Nov, 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...


27 Oct, 2015, 08:05 ET 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...


21 Oct, 2015, 08:18 ET 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...


11 Feb, 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...


10 Dec, 2014, 08:14 ET 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...


01 Dec, 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...


06 Nov, 2014, 08:14 ET 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....


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

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


22 Oct, 2014, 14:00 ET 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...


26 Aug, 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...