Pathways to Professionalism | Toastmaster magazine, August 2015 | by Craig Harrison, DTM

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In professional speaking, it’s said that “success leaves footprints.” Over the decades, thousands of Toastmasters have migrated into the professional ranks to earn a living as a speaker, trainer, facilitator, consultant or coach, or a blend of these occupations. Toastmasters World Champions of Public Speaking as far back as Cavett Robert (1942), the founder of the National Speakers Association, have made this journey, as have other Toastmasters, and you can too.

Yet to succeed in this arena, many lessons must be learned, as the assembled Toastmasters voices in this article can attest.

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi: Expert In His Domain

Rory Vaden: Expand Your Options

Marquesa Pettway: Become a Speakerpreneur

Mark Hunter: Make Your Mark in the Big Game

Allison M. Shapira: Leading Through Speaking

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