December 8, 2022
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Toastmasters International is the undoubtedly the world’s most renowned public speaking and leadership training organization. In their 98 years of existence, Toastmasters has helped millions of people overcome their fear of public speaking. Today, Toastmasters is launching artificial intelligence powered speech coaching, powered by Yoodli, to its ~300,000 members in 149 countries.
With Yoodli, members will be able to receive private and judgment free feedback on their use of filler words, eye contact, pacing, body language, and much else. Yoodli is meant to augment, not replace, the Toastmasters in person club experience. Members can use Yoodli to prepare for upcoming speeches, get live feedback during club meetings, and upload speeches after the fact and view analytics. Yoodli also makes it easy for members to asynchronously collaborate and give each other timestamped feedback.
With the launch, Toastmasters members will be able to access a bespoke version of the Yoodli platform, uniquely tailored for the Toastmasters experience. The platform includes Toastmasters’ beloved table topics (impromptu speaking games), grading rubric, sample best practice speeches, and custom content that will only be accessible to members.
Yoodli’s coach advisory board includes multiple Toastmasters World Champions of Public Speaking including Craig Valentine (1999), Ed Tate (2000), Mark Brown (2005), Verity Price (2021), among others. The public version of Yoodli is free of cost and available at www.yoodli.ai. The Toastmasters specific version is only accessible to Toastmasters members after they log into their member login portal.
If you’re looking to improve your public speaking, sign up for a Toastmasters club meeting or give Yoodli a try!