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The Korea Toastmasters Fall National Conference 2011 will convene on Nov. 5 at Seoul Women’s Plaza in Dongjak-gu.

The conference will feature speech contests, educational workshops and the executive meeting for Toastmasters’ Korea District.

More than 300 people are expected to attend the 2011 Fall Conference.

Cathrine Hatcher, a professional speaker and image communications expert based in Texas, will attend the conference to deliver the keynote speech, which will focus on non-verbal communication.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization through which people can develop communication and leadership skills. Founded in 1924, Toastmasters has grown to have nearly 270,000 members in more than 13,000 clubs in 116 countries.

Korea Toastmasters became a territorial council last year. Of 33 chartered clubs in Korea, 16 belong to Seoul. There are another 13 unchartered clubs aiming to be chartered.

Two Korean-language Toastmasters were opened in Daejeon (Sejong Masters) and Seoul (Mashinan). A Korean-English bilingual club also been chartered, and a Japanese-English club is expected to be approved soon.

Since the Korea clubs formed a territorial council last year, they are required to hold two conferences every year. The spring conference was held in May in Busan.

To register for the national conference or find more information, visit http://www.koreatm.org/

By Paul Kerry (paulkerry@heraldcorp.com)

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