90 Leadership and Communication Tips from 90 years


For 90 years, Toastmasters International has helped members around the world build communication and leadership skills. In celebration, we’ve compiled a few quick tips for use in and outside of clubs.

  • Visualize your success. Imagine yourself giving a speech: Your voice is loud, clear and confident. Imagine hearing the audience’s applause—it will boost your confidence.
  • Use humor when things go wrong. If something goes wrong during your speech, tell a quick joke to put you and your audience at ease. For example, if the lights go out, a good joke might be: “Who forgot to pay the electric bill?”
  • Share a startling fact. Everyone loves an interesting piece of information. Be sure to share something that will inspire the audience.

For a full list of tips and 90th anniversary resources, visit toastmasters.org/90thAnniversary.

A version of this article appeared in the March 2015 issue of the Toastmaster magazine.

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