Accredited Speaker Candidate Presentations at Convention
The Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker Program is an elite, multi-level test of candidates' professional-caliber speaking skills. To date, only 63 Toastmasters have earned the Accredited Speaker designation. See this year's two candidates present at the final level of the Accredited Speaker Program on Friday, August 17. Results will be announced Saturday, August 18, during the World Championship of Public Speaking. For more details, see the 2012 Convention Schedule of Events.
International Speech Contest Semifinalists
Do you know who is representing your district at the International Speech Contest Semifinals at the convention? Click here to see the names of all 86 semifinalists.
Enjoy the Convention Wherever You Are
Many popular convention events will be available online via live streaming video. Watch the Board Briefing for free on August 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Experience the World Championship of Public Speaking on August 18 at 8 a.m. EDT to find out which of the nine contenders will be the 2012 World Champion (check website for pricing). You can also watch the Opening Ceremonies and the International Speech Contest Semifinals for a fee. Visit www.toastmasters.org/convention for details.
The Latest Buzz About Convention
Visit Toastmasters' social media pages for convention updates and general Toastmasters news. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter for quick updates, and search #TIConv12 for convention-related tweets.
Updated Brand Manual
Have you seen the Toastmasters Brand Manual lately? New updates are featured throughout, and, in response to member requests, the manual now has a white background for easy printing. Please see the newly added, free alternatives to Toastmasters fonts (pages 43-47). New audience messaging is also included to help when speaking with potential members (pages 12-26). Consider using logo lockups when creating Toastmasters materials. They are now available on the website for your convenience. Please email email@example.com if you have questions.
2013-2014 Region Advisor Application Process Now Open
Are you interested in becoming a region advisor? Or is there someone you'd like to encourage to apply for this volunteer position? Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 program year.
It's Time for the Smedley Contest
Help your clubs prepare for this year's round of the original membership-building contest named in honor of Toastmasters' founder, Ralph C. Smedley. The Smedley Award competition started August 1 and ends September 30. For more information and contest rules, visit www.toastmasters.org/membershipcontests.
Across the Map
Two Toastmasters districts re-formed on July 1! Welcome District 48 in Southwest Florida and District 89 in China. They split from districts 47 and 85, respectively.
Toastmasters Is Bigger and Better!
The results are in, and our membership has grown! With more than 280,000 members in over 13,500 clubs in 116 countries, Toastmasters International is helping more people than ever to become more confident speakers and leaders.
We're Here to Help
Can't find the answer you need on Toastmasters Internationals' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage? The World Headquarters staff is here to assist you. The Email Contacts webpage will point you to the right team to answer your question.
The Toastmaster Digital Edition
Bookmark www.toastmasters.org/magazine to flip through the digital edition. You can customize your view and share articles with friends. You can read past issues or log in to see the current edition. If you prefer to read your magazine online and do not wish to receive the magazine by mail, simply email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.