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2014-04-14 12:30:12

Ryan Avery will sign new book at his alma mater, Colorado State University, to raise money for college scholarships RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Ryan Avery, the 2012 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, will try to sign 5,000 copies of his new book in less than 10 hours in an attempt to break the current world record for the largest book signing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130222/MM64912LOGO The book signing will...

2014-01-21 23:01:38

Rand Group recognizes the achievements of one of their long-time managers, who received 2 separate awards during the regional Toastmasters Fall Conference. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Rand Group Manager Laurie Jimenez was recognized at the Toastmasters District 56 Fall Conference 2013 with 2 different awards. She received both the District Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year 2012-2013 award, as well as receiving her official designation of Distinguished Toastmaster. These...

2013-09-17 08:38:55

George Yen is first Taiwanese to lead global educational organization RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- George Yen of Taipei, Taiwan, is the new International President of Toastmasters International, the world's leading organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development. Yen assumed the one-year term during the organization's 82(nd) annual International Convention, held Aug. 21-24 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Access Yen's photo here. (Logo:...

2013-08-29 20:21:09

CINCINNATI, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan Cain received Toastmasters' 2013 Golden Gavel award Friday, August 23, at Toastmasters' annual International Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130829/NY71874) Cain is the author of the NY Times bestseller, Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Broadway Books, Jan. 2013). The award, presented annually to an individual distinguished in the fields of communication...

2013-08-24 16:20:15

Presiyan Vasilev, an immigrant from Bulgaria, rises above 30,000 participants to win world's largest speech contest RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With a humorous speech titled "Changed by a Tire," Presiyan Vasilev, a 30-year-old sales professional from Chicago, Illinois, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking on Saturday, Aug. 24. Vasilev, along with eight other final contestants, reached the championship level after several...

2013-04-15 08:25:38

Quiet author to receive organization's most prestigious award RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toastmasters International today announced Susan Cain as its 2013 Golden Gavel recipient. Cain is author of the New York Times best-seller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. She will accept the award at a dinner in her honor, held during Toastmasters' annual International Convention, Aug. 23 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The award,...

2013-02-20 08:25:25

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The art of oratory is gaining renewed respect as a result of the box office hit Lincoln. Honest Abe's timeless rhetoric reminds movie viewers that carefully selected words, spoken with confidence, can change the course of a nation. Public speaking remains a necessary skill today, as anyone needing to give a toast, speak at a business meeting or even interview for a job can testify. Toastmasters International offers a proven program...

2012-12-05 12:23:59

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holidays come parties, and with parties come opportunities to create good--or bad--impressions. The annual office party in particular presents a chance for employees to enhance their professional image by socializing with people they don't typically work with. Toastmasters International, a global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, offers strategies that can help anyone...

2012-10-09 07:24:36

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the very first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon in 1960, a candidate's debate performance, including facial expressions, gestures, vocal tone, clarity and ability to influence, have meant the difference between winning and losing voters' confidence. Toastmasters International, a global organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development, has taught millions of...

2012-09-19 02:25:36

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SPEAK, a documentary film released on DVD this week, follows six Toastmasters in their quest to win the coveted title of "World Champion of Public Speaking." The feature-length film was released in select theaters last month. Produced by Los Angeles-based Tumbleweed Entertainment, SPEAK chronicles the experience of competing in the world's largest public speaking contest. In 2008, directors Brian Weidling and Paul Galichia...