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How to Beat Club Officer Burnout

This article is from the April 2016 edition of the Toastmaster magazine, originally written by Maureen Zappala, DTM. It was 1997. The annual Cleveland Revco 10K race was days away. I thought "I’m going to enter. I think it will be fun! I’m not a runner, but how hard can it be? (If you’re a…
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Public Speaking and the Benefits of Being Bilingual

Public Speaking and the Benefits of Being Bilingual Developing bilingual skills is vital in today's multicultural world. Business is no exception where bilingual skills and public speaking are almost a given. Alejandro Saiz, Toastmasters Competent Communicator, grew up speaking Spanish like millions of Spaniards from his home country. Yet, given the demands of his current…
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The Toastmasters Journey

The Toastmasters Journey Since its origins, Toastmasters was formed as a group dedicated to helping each other become better communicators and leaders. Toastmasters began as a series of speaking clubs organized by Ralph C. Smedley during his time working for the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. As director of education…
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Why Join Toastmasters

Why Join Toastmasters Overcome Your Fears of Public Speaking and Change Your Destiny! The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only succeed, they must adequately communicate. By delivering regularly speeches, receiving feedback, managing teams, and leading others to accomplish their goals in a supportive…
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