Good communication skills are as relevant as ever.

Image Toastmasters International – now with approximately 200,000 members in 10,000 clubs in 90 countries – celebrated its 80th anniversary during October 2004 with clubs worldwide conducting various special events in their communities.

Toastmasters International – a nonprofit, educational organization – has helped more than four million men and women become better speakers and leaders. Toastmasters groups can be found in domestic and international government organizations, in state and local agencies, in Fortune 500 companies and in many educational institutions, as well as in a variety of community organizations, military bases, hospitals, prisons and churches.

Toastmasters offers a “learn-by-doing” education program in which members hone their skills in a supportive club atmosphere. A typical group has 20 members who meet weekly to learn and practice public speaking techniques. There is no instructor; instead, members evaluate each other's presentations. The effectiveness of this simple learning formula is evidenced by the approximately 5,000 corporations that sponsor in-house Toastmasters groups as communication training for employees.

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Warwick J Fahy is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with speaking awards including First Place in the 2002 National Public Speaking Championship with Toastmasters (District 67). He won the International Taped Speech Contest in 2005.

"I just came out of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest and heard that you won first place for the non-region portion of the contest! Good for you. What a great accomplishment. I was hoping to see you up on stage so I can meet you and thank you for sending so many members to Year To Success. Be proud of your accomplishment!"

- Mr Bo Bennett, CEO, Boston Datacenters, Inc.


He has also been awarded the "High Performance Leadership" award, "Advanced Leader" and "Competent Leader".

He founded three Toastmasters Clubs in Shanghai and aims to help set up 20 clubs by 2008. See more about Toastmasters in Mandarin here.

Warwick John Fahy is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and has sponsored three Toastmasters clubs, including the first Mandarin speaking Toastmasters club in Shanghai. He won the Toastmasters International Taped Speech Contest in 2005 and a District Impromptu speech contest in 2002. Warwick is active in building a network of community leaders to build the number of Toastmasters clubs to 20 in Shanghai by 2008.Warwick is the creator of TEAMSWORK, a system that helps teams grow, and is built on the motto "You get what you give" by putting back to the community