WUSTL Speaks member Rosalind Early took third place at the 2015 District 8 Humorous Speech Contest. It was the same speech she used to win the Staff Day Speech Showcase in May. She went on to present and win the area and division contests to get to the district competition. “I think I’ll retire the Read more ➡
The university will receive a corporate recognition award from Toastmasters International on November 12, 2015 at 10 am in Olin Library. Read on for more details about this award.
Henry Biggs spoke about swimming around the island of Manhattan to raise money for mentoring programs in the Ferguson, MO area. Watch the video
District 8 is hosting a membership drive that lasts through October 31. The club must add at least 3 new members. The three clubs in the district that have the greatest net growth during this time will win prizes. 1st place $100 gift certificate to Toastmasters International Plaque or trophy for club 2nd place $50 Read more ➡
Our club is in the middle of a membership drive and we’re trying to win the coveted Smedley Award. We must recruit FIVE new members by the end of September to win. We’ve already got one! Can we get four more? Free Lunch The club also set a goal to earn 100 points during the two month Read more ➡
Step up and be a mentor! Rosalind and Josh were recently asked to mentor a new gavel club that is part of Connections to Success. Connections to Success is a nonprofit that helps people find jobs. It is especially focused on helping the long-term unemployed, recently released convicts, and those experiencing multi-generational poverty. Check out Read more ➡
In the final days of her tenure as our first club president, Jackie looks back on the first year of WUSTL Speaks.
By Marcia Mannen On June 10 we held elections for club officers. There were speeches, laughter, and the passing of the gavel. Here the new officers share some of their darkest secrets, reasons they joined Toastmasters, and their plans for the club. Josh Lawrence, President Josh once sang a speed metal song in a band competition Read more ➡
By Chris Presley After spending eight days in Seoul, South Korea, as part of the Global Diversity Overseas Seminar Program, I not only have a better appreciation for South Korean culture, but have also gained a closer relationship with five other WUSTL staff members who traveled with me. Months of reading and discussing Korean culture Read more ➡
By Anna Eggemeyer This summer’s District 8 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI), was a smashing success. Hosted by WUSTL Speaks, it attracted more than 200 attendees to Seigle Hall on Saturday, June 20. Many attendees remarked how organized the day was. The conference, chaired by Rosalind Early, featured keynote speaker Steve Malter from the Olin Business School, Read more ➡