Toastmasters’ to Award Jia Jiang the 2019 Golden Gavel

In the world of public speaking, the Golden Gavel by Toastmasters is one of the most prestigious awards, only given to one recipient a year since 1959. Throughout Toastmasters International’s 15,900 clubs in 142 countries, they choose the most deserving speaker from the 345,000 members—one who best exemplifies leadership and communication. 

This year, Jia Jiang has been chosen to be 2019 Golden Gavel recipient for his powerful message about moving past rejection to better yourself. His speaking has reached millions of people, Toastmasters members and business teams throughout the corporate world through his popular TED talk and his keynote speaking, which is in high demand within Fortune 500 companies across the globe. 

Jiang is famous for his 100 Days of Rejection Challenge that set him on a quest to overcome his fear of rejection. Over 100 days, he set himself unusual tasks like asking a stranger to borrow $100. He then transformed the lessons he learned into Rejection Therapy, a website, game, and app (DareMe) that challenges you to move out of your comfort zone, face rejection, and grow from it. 

He will be sharing his keynote, which is one of the most-viewed TED talks, at the 88th Annual Toastmasters International Convention in Denver, Colorado on Friday, August 23 to honor his Golden Gavel Award. 

If you are interested in booking him for your next event to learn how you can free yourself from the crippling effects of rejection, contact BigSpeak at 

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