Toastmasters International (TI) is a US headquartered nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, and public speaking and
leadership skills. It was founded by Ralph C. Smedley on October 22, 1924, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, United States.

Throughout its history, Toastmasters has served over four million people, and today the organization serves over 358,000 members in 143 countries, through its 16,800 member clubs.

Toastmasters International Mission

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Toastmasters International Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Excellence

Toastmasters International Envisioned Future

To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.