Vegan Toastmasters…What the heck?

Have you ever heard of Toastmasters?  What about Vegan Toastmasters?  Yeah, I hadn’t either, but was pleasantly surprised and intrigued to learn about it.  I love learning about new ways to get the message out about the plant-based lifestyle and all the reasons why it is better for the animals, the planet, and our health!

So what is Toastmasters?  Well, here is the description from their website:

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is more than 332,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

Sounds pretty cool.  And interesting. was lucky enough to attend a recent Toastmasters competition, where a fellow vegan was competing.  Did she win?  You’ll have to watch the video to find out.  It is super inspiring, so I urge you to take a look!