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Why the Toastmasters International Convention?

In Holland, they’re known as broodroasters. In France, toasts are made with an egg while in The States they come in a packet and are called pop-tarts and in Wales, they contain a rarebit. Sorry, wrong Toastmasters International Convention.

Toastmasters, it seems aren’t people who are particularly good at heating bread but are expert public speakers with excellent leadership qualities who want to share their secret with you at this year’s event - the 86th Annual Toastmasters International Convention in one of the most forward-looking, multi-cultural and scenic cities in North America - Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver Convention Centre might be located in the harbour, right On The Waterfront but you won't be repeating Marlon Brando's "I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody!" because these hands-on mentors will turn you from a worrier into a warrior! 

Who are the Toastmasters and what do they want?

Toastmasters International is an American nonprofit that operates clubs all around the world for the purpose of helping members improve their communication and leadership skills through standing on a stage in front of hundreds of strangers, but trust me - it works!

Founded in 1924 by the author of The Great Peacemaker and all-round jolly good egg, Ralph C. Smedley, Toastmasters’ motto "Where Leaders Are Made” can be heard by over 345,000 members in over 15,900 clubs spanning 142 countries. As well as the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking, this year’s conference will see keynotes and speeches from Peak Performance Expert Delatorro McNeal II, Mount Everest climber Shailee Basnet, World Champion of Public Speaking Mark Hunter and authors Kindra Hall and David Dye. These business beastmasters, entrepreneurs and übertalents all have one shared motive - mentoring you to become a winner.

If that’s not enough to butter your bread, there’s a thrilling opening ceremony, enriching education sessions, the first-ever Smedley 5K Fun Run/Walk (Walk? Come on, you’re leaders!) the Scenic Vancouver City Bus Tour and much, much more!

In short:

  • Visit stunning Vancouver in British Columbia.
  • Hands-on mentoring to help improve confidence
  • Join almost 350,000 new friends around the world
  • Become a contender with class at the Toastmasters International Convention!
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