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Oct 27, 2020, 08:22 ET Fortune 500 Companies Count on Toastmasters to Develop Employees' Skills

With employers looking to develop and improve the soft skills of their employees, nearly 300 of the 2020 Fortune 500 companies now offer in-house...


Oct 01, 2020, 08:15 ET Toastmaster Magazine Wins Three Folio Awards

Toastmaster magazine, the exclusive monthly publication of Toastmasters International, recently won three 2020 Folio awards. "Fitting in as an...


Sep 09, 2020, 08:14 ET Seymour Project Manager named Toastmasters International President

Richard E. Peck, of Seymour, Conn., is the new International President of Toastmasters International, the world's leading organization devoted to...


Aug 31, 2020, 08:18 ET Austin Financial Analyst Wins Toastmasters' 2020 World Championship of Public Speaking®

With an inspiring speech titled, "The Librarian & Mrs. Montgomery," Mike Carr, a 53-year-old Financial Analyst from Austin, Texas, won the...


Aug 21, 2020, 08:21 ET Toastmasters Announces Speakers for 2020 Virtual Convention

Toastmasters International announced an exciting and diverse lineup of speakers for its 2020 International Convention, to be held virtually Aug....


Jul 23, 2020, 08:14 ET Toastmasters' 7 Tips for Efficient Communication Across Cultures

As platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Zoom enable us to connect and interact with people across the globe in a matter of seconds, we are better...


May 21, 2020, 08:22 ET Toastmasters' 10 Job Interview Preparation Tips

As unemployment numbers continue to rise in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have suddenly found themselves needing to...


Mar 26, 2020, 08:24 ET Toastmasters' 10 Tips for Successful Online Meetings

During this evolving and unprecedented time when personal and professional lives have been disrupted, many people are finding new and innovative ways ...


Mar 05, 2020, 08:12 ET Toastmasters Salutes Five Inspirational Females on International Women's Day

More than half of Toastmasters International's 358,000-plus members are females who joined Toastmasters to become more confident and competent...


Jan 07, 2020, 08:12 ET Toastmasters and Rotary partner to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their communities

Members of Toastmasters and Rotary will enhance their skills, broaden their networks and increase their positive impact in communities through a new...


Oct 15, 2019, 08:24 ET Harrison Ford and Julia Roberts Top List of Celebrities Who Found Success Despite a Fear of Public Speaking

From Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill and Mahatma Ghandi, some of the world's most important historical figures have overcome their fear of...


Sep 10, 2019, 08:12 ET New Delhi accountant named Toastmasters International President

Deepak Menon, of New Delhi, India, is the new International President of Toastmasters International, the world's leading organization devoted to...


Aug 26, 2019, 08:16 ET Philadelphia Resident Wins Toastmasters' 2019 World Championship of Public Speaking®

With a suspenseful and entertaining speech titled "An Unbelievable Story," Aaron Beverly, a 30-year-old JP Morgan project manager from Philadelphia...


Aug 20, 2019, 08:20 ET Toastmasters International Achieves Quarter-Century of Consecutive Membership Growth

Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has seen its membership increase...


Aug 06, 2019, 08:22 ET Toastmasters Announces Speakers and Competitors for 2019 Convention in Denver

Toastmasters International announced an exceptional lineup of speakers for its 2019 International Convention, to be held at the Gaylord Rockies...


Jul 10, 2019, 08:21 ET Toastmasters International Announces Jia Jiang as its 2019 Golden Gavel Recipient

Toastmasters International announces Jia Jiang, a specialist in "rejection therapy" and CEO of Wuju Learning, as the recipient of the organization's...


Jun 12, 2019, 08:12 ET Toastmasters Popularity Grows Among Fortune 500 Companies

Nearly 60 percent of all Fortune 500 companies now offer in-house Toastmasters clubs to help develop their employees' communication, leadership and...


May 15, 2019, 08:18 ET Toastmasters International Lists 5 Memorable Commencement Speeches in the Last 5 Years

With commencement season now in full swing, many politicians, executives and other prominent figures will serve as commencement speakers. The most...


Apr 30, 2019, 08:10 ET Verbal Communication and Leadership Top List of Skills Sought by Employers

It's college graduation season, and over the next two months thousands of former students will receive their diploma and take their technical...


Mar 12, 2019, 08:17 ET Toastmasters' Top Ten Irish Toasts

Whether it's wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage or drinking green beverages, people around the world celebrate the Irish heritage on March ...


Dec 18, 2018, 08:18 ET Toastmasters' 5 Tips for Making New Year's Resolutions Stick

Whether the goal is to get healthier, become a better person, or something a little more outside the box, this is the time of year when many of us...


Dec 05, 2018, 08:12 ET Toastmasters' 10 Holiday Toasts Do's and Don'ts

With the holiday season coming up, it's the time of year when you may be asked (or take it upon yourself) to give a toast in front of friends,...


Oct 23, 2018, 08:14 ET Toastmasters International Grows in Continental Europe

Young professionals across Continental Europe are joining Toastmasters International in record numbers to hone the skills required for career...


Sep 05, 2018, 08:12 ET Jonestown training team leader named Toastmasters International President

Lark Doley, of Jonestown, Texas, is the new International President of Toastmasters International, the world's leading organization devoted to...


Aug 27, 2018, 08:08 ET Houston high school teacher wins Toastmasters' 2018 World Championship of Public Speaking®

With a speech titled "Still Standing," Ramona J. Smith, a high school teacher from Houston, Texas, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public...