Who doesn't love a good story?
Storytelling is at the core of Toastmasters International, just as it is at the heart of humanity. The world leader in public speaking and communication invites you to be a part of its first-ever hybrid convention. Hear amazing tales and insight from speakers, honored guests, and fellow attendees. Learn with like-minded peers and professionals from around the globe. All who value the art, the skill, the science behind storytelling—join us and reshape your narrative!
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Bound. For greatness.
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Golden Gavel Honoree
Shirley Davis, PhD Global workforce expert, corporate executive, certified leadership coach, author
Leadership 2030 and Beyond: New Skill Sets, Mindsets, and Competencies We Will Need
Watch live from the convention stage as Toastmasters honors Shirley Davis, PhD, as the 2022 Golden Gavel Award recipient for her outstanding achievement in communication and leadership. In her session, she will highlight key demographic shifts and reveal how they will impact the marketplace. She will also introduce a framework of new competencies and strategies that every leader should adopt to evolve as a more inclusive leader. Attendees will learn practical tips to immediately apply back in their jobs and everyday lives.
Live Session from Professional Development Track
Kevin Cokley, PhDPsychologist, researcher, professor
The Phenomenon of Impostor Syndrome and Mental Health
Are you struggling with impostor syndrome? Do you ever doubt your success? Have negative self-talk? Come up with excuses for your success? Feel your failures define you? You are not alone. This is classic impostor syndrome at work, explains Kevin Cokley, who invites you to join him and learn how to conquer it. You are deserving of your success, he emphasizes.
Live Session from Personal Growth Track
Sam Horn Author, speaker, coach
It's ironic, isn't it? We're taught math, science, and history, but we're not taught how to deal with people who are being unfair or unkind. The good news is, you can learn how to keep your cool—even when other people aren't—and respond diplomatically in sensitive situations, relays Sam Horn in this session. She will teach you what to say, when you don't know what to say! Sam's relatable, real-life stories and instantly useful recommendations can reduce stress and improve your relationships—on and off the job.
Learn to improve your public speaking, leadership, and communication skills though 16 education sessions across four tracks.
Last Year's Attendees Pass the Inspiration Forward
“Sessions were both inspiring and transforming…a convention par excellence!”
“I will not be the same after this convention. Loving all the events and learning so much!”
The Golden Gavel presentation was “a very powerful and inspiring story.”
Convince your boss!
Need to justify the value and cost of the Toastmasters 2022 International Convention to your superior? We’ve crafted two letters of persuasion for you, one pertaining to the online-only experience and one pertaining to the in-person convention experience (which also includes online access). Choose one to download, modify, and convince with.