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Travel Back to the Past With the Toastmaster

Do stories stand the test of time?

By Shannon Dewey


When future readers look back at the Toastmaster of 2020 and 2021, they’re going to see a shift in the narrative of the content and photos that were published. Topics these days are focused on online meetings and conferences, and how to look your best on camera. Do you think Toastmasters International founder Dr. Ralph C. Smedley ever thought he’d be writing about Zoom etiquette and virtually visiting clubs around the world?

When you flip through past issues of the magazine, the topics are similar, but provide varying advice depending on the time. A September 1940 article offers tips on how to treat a new member; in February 1958, an author chronicles his experience of giving speeches in Saudi Arabia; a January 1977 article guides members on how to find great speech topics.

Now it’s your turn! Take a journey through nearly nine decades of content in the Toastmasters Gallery.

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