Toastmasters Partners with Yoodli
Toastmasters International and Yoodli have entered into a strategic partnership that will give Toastmasters' more than 280,000 members free access to a Toastmasters version of the Yoodli public speaking platform
"We are very excited to partner with Yoodli and establish our foothold in the arena of artificial intelligence and speech pattern recognition," said Matt Kinsey, Toastmasters' 2022-23 international president, in a statement. "This collaboration adds tremendous value for our current members and prospective members. We are most thrilled that we can offer this pioneering speech preparation tool at no additional cost to our members."
Through Yoodli, Toastmasters members will be able to do the following:
- Practice, record, and store up to 60 minutes worth of speeches;
- Receive analytics showing their filler words, pacing, word choice, and more;
- View auto-generated transcripts of their speeches;
- Share speeches with others; and
- Play Yoodli-created word games.
"We unveiled the Yoodli platform to Toastmasters' members at the organization's international convention in August, and the feedback was incredible" said Varun Puri, co-founder of Yoodli, in a statement. "We envision a world where public speaking is fun, uplifting, and collaborative as opposed to something that induces anxiety. Partnering with Toastmasters, the world's expert in public speaking, will allow us to scale our platform across the globe."
Yoodli, a Seattle AI startup that helps professionals improve public speaking by analyzing speech, has completed a $6 million funding round.