New World Champion of Public Speaking!
In Manoj Vasudevan’s winning speech, “Pull Less, Bend More,” he talks about problems he’s had in relationships and shares his strategy on how to overcome them. Of his wife he says, “Even when we argue, we still hold hands.”
Members Say Pathways is “A Breath of Fresh Air” in New Testimonial Video
Watch members share their experiences with Pathways – Toastmasters’ new education program. Available online and in printed materials, it offers flexibility and dynamic projects that teach real-world, transferable skills.
New Translated Materials
A Toastmaster Wears many Hats (Item 1167) has been translated into all eight languages! This essential booklet covers important information about club meeting roles. Download the digital copy from the Resource Library under the categories of A Toastmaster Wears Many Hats and Translations.Go To Library
Corporate Clubs on the Rise
Did you know more than half of all Fortune 500 companies, including Google, Bank of America and Harley-Davidson, now offer in-house Toastmasters clubs to help employees become better communicators and leaders? During the past year, nearly 700 new corporate Toastmasters clubs were chartered. If you think your company could benefit from an onsite club, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn More
New Online Photo Gallery Shows Members Having Fun
Member Connections, the Toastmaster magazine’s new online photo gallery, was recently launched to rave reviews. It features club and member photos capturing fun moments and memories.View Gallery
Toastmasters Podcast #138: 2018 International Convention Preview
In this first of a two part series, Greg, Ryan and Bo speak with four of the presenters who will grace the stage at the 2018 International Convention, August 22–25, in Chicago, Illinois:
Steve Gilliland: Follow Me (Keynote)
Lars Sudmann: The Innovative Toastmaster: Spice up your leadership and communication skills with practical innovation strategies
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez: Think Like a Negotiator – Ways to Create Win-Win Results
Michelle Tillis Lederman: How to Get What You Want: Influencing Others Into Action
Register for the convention today by visiting 2018 International Convention - Registration Options
Toastmasters Podcast #137: Pat Johnson, DTM PIP — Confessions from an International Convention Chair
In this episode, Greg speaks with Toastmasters Past International President Pat Johnson, DTM. In 2017, Johnson held the honor of host district convention chair for the International Convention in Vancouver, Canada.
Johnson, a coach and Toastmaster since 1983, shares her experience about the role as chair and why she said yes to taking on such major endeavor; what was involved and her experience putting together and working with such an incredible team. We learn about her leadership journey, what she learned, the skills she used, and hear advice for people thinking of taking on a major leadership role. Johnson happily reminisces about her first convention (Chicago 1989) and offers an insight on how leadership as a conference chair differs from International President.
Toastmasters Podcast #136: Marc Williams, ACS, ALB — Creating a Positive Impact
Marc Williams, ACS, ALB, witnessed an unspeakable tragedy at three years old, when two intruders broke into his home, and murdered his thought-to-be-father. The son of an illiterate, single mother who could not help him with his homework, Marc rose above his struggles, and went on to earn a master’s degree in speech communication from New York University. He left a job as an assistant principal at Brooklyn Technical High School to become the principal and turn around an underserved school in danger of closing. Today, as a speaker, mentor, and education consultant, he remains committed to helping all those he encounters realize their potential.
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