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Dec 06, 2017, 08:06 ET Toastmasters' Tips for Surviving Awkward Holiday Party Talk

It's the time of year when many people become anxious about upcoming holiday gatherings and the awkward conversations that might...


Sep 06, 2017, 08:08 ET Sri Lanka executive named Toastmasters International President

Balraj Arunasalam, of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, is the new International President of Toastmasters International, the world's leading...


Aug 28, 2017, 08:08 ET Singapore management consultant wins Toastmasters' 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking®

With a speech titled "Pull Less, Bend More," Manoj Vasudevan, a leadership coach and management consultant from Singapore, won the Toastmasters...


Aug 23, 2017, 08:10 ET Toastmasters International Sees Consistent Club and Membership Growth

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, experienced its 23rd consecutive...


Aug 09, 2017, 08:11 ET Fortune 500 Companies Develop Employees Through Toastmasters

More than half of all Fortune 500 companies now offer in-house Toastmasters clubs to help employees become better communicators and leaders....


Jun 14, 2017, 11:14 ET Toastmasters Announces Speakers for 2017 Convention in Vancouver, Canada

Toastmasters announced an exceptional lineup of speakers for its 2017 International Convention, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Aug....


May 17, 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...


May 10, 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...


Feb 15, 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...


Oct 17, 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...


Sep 27, 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...


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

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


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...


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...


Mar 16, 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...


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...


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...


Oct 27, 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...


Oct 21, 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...


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...