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What is Toastmasters International?

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

At Toastmasters, we strive to help you:

  1. Improve your public speaking skills
  2. Build Leadership qualities
  3. Enjoy unlimited personal growth
  4. Work on networking in a small and supportive environment
  5. Practice writing speeches and present them in a group setting
  6. Get competitive advantage in a workplace
  7. Build self-confidence and self-awareness

Know more about Toastmasters at https://www.toastmasters.org/

What is District 120?

The constant growth of Toastmasters in Tamil Nadu has led to the formation of a brand new Toastmasters’ district, District 120, which was established on July 1, 2020. District 120 serves the Indian state of Tamil Nadu starting from Chennai to Kanyakumari. District 120 spreads across 10 cities with 8 Divisions and 38 Areas and has a membership of over 3237 in 185 clubs. Clubs are present in the cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Vellore, Salem, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli, Hosur, and Nagercoil in India. This district is part of Region 13 of Toastmasters International. It was part of District 82 since 2008 which has been ranked as one of the top 5 districts in the world.

Know more about District 120 at https://www.district120.org/

Want to be a part of us?

Everything in Toastmasters revolves around the club. With a global network of clubs, you are sure to find one near you! Most clubs have around 20 members and meet once a week for an hour. For a preview of what the club experience is like, watch this video.

The Toastmasters Club Experience

Each club features a unique culture, so there’s no pressure to join the first club you visit! Attending club meetings as a guest is free, so visit as many as you like until you find a club that fits your personality.

Find a club for yourself at https://www.toastmasters.org/find-a-club

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That’s a wrap! All you’ve got to do now is wait for a mail from us consisting details of whether or not your story is accepted.

The owners of this publication can accept, reject or suggest edits to your draft if required.

Things to ask yourself before submission!

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Does it provide a new or personal insight or perspective beyond conventional wisdom?

Is the story well-formatted with a clear beginning, middle, and end? Is the language clear and concise, with a mobile audience in mind?

Is it well-written, easy to follow, narratively compelling, properly punctuated, and free of typos or grammatical errors?

In Toastmasters, all members are guided by a set of essential core values: integrity, respect, service, and excellence. These values enable member achievement through club excellence.

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Happy writing and Happy Toastmastering!

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