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Speaker, Leader, Champion: Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking, featuring the prize-winning speeches of Toastmasters World Champions by Ryan Avery, Jeremey Donovan

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FOREWORD

Since it was founded in 1924, Toastmasters has provided a supportive and positive learning experience for its members. In a Toastmasters club, individuals are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills and gain self-confidence. The secret to our success is the experiential nature of club meetings, peer feedback, and skilled facilitation by passionate, local volunteers.

In our ongoing effort to create a “first-choice” development program, we recently completed an inventory of the skills members learn as they go through the Toastmasters program. When we grouped the hundreds and hundreds of items, we identified five core competencies: (1) public speaking, (2) interpersonal communication, (3) building confidence, (4) leading ...

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