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 352,000 members in 141 countries, through its 16,400 member clubs.