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Own a Piece of Toastmasters History

Celebrate 100 years of Toastmasters International with this special centennial book.

By Staff

Blue book cover of Confident Voices with inside page showing Dr. Ralph C. Smedley

Confident Voices: The Story of Toastmasters is a beautifully designed coffee table book that describes and illustrates the first century of Toastmasters International. In 1924, founder Dr. Ralph C. Smedley launched his visionary idea to help individuals develop speaking skills and nurture their self-confidence. Learn how his simple concept—to teach people communication and leadership skills in an experiential learning setting—grew from a single club into the global communication powerhouse that it is today.

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Confident Voices explores the people, events, and stories that shaped Toastmasters International in this decade-by-decade analysis. The book features 454 pages, 500+ images, vintage Toastmaster magazine images, matte hardcover, ribbon bookmark, and more.

Highlights include:

  • How the education program evolved from a simple pamphlet to a robust digital learning program
  • The enduring spirit of prisoner-of-war clubs in WWII and the Vietnam War
  • How one magazine article ignited growth around the world
  • The explosion of club growth in Asia

Discover the remarkable achievements and universal spirit that bind Toastmasters members across diverse cultures and continents. You can preorder your copy in the Toastmasters Online Store today.


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