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2014-10-22 16:25:05

The organization's mission of empowering speakers and leaders remains as relevant today as in 1924 RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toastmasters International has come a long way since its humble beginnings 90 years ago. Since October 22, 1924, when Toastmasters' founder Ralph C. Smedley held the first meeting in the basement of a YMCA in Santa Ana, Calif., more than 4 million men and women have become more confident speakers and leaders through the...

2014-10-13 23:07:47

Paul R. Yagelski recognized as a Distinguished Toastmaster for participation in the Toastmaster International Education Program Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Rothman Gordon attorney Paul R. Yagelski has been recognized as a Distinguished Toastmaster for participation in the Toastmaster International Education Program. Distinguished Toastmaster recognition is the greatest honor that can be earned by a member of the Toastmasters organization. Only a few of more than...

2014-07-01 08:35:49

Toastmasters' best practices for honoring newlyweds RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the time of year when happy couples walk down the aisle in front of their families and friends and begin their lives together. Wedding season is also a time when people close to the couple are expected to give a meaningful toast to celebrate the occasion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130222/MM64912LOGO Toastmasters International, the global organization devoted to...

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...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.