Throughout history it is the visionary artist who has expressed the essence of the human experience. Early man's paintings found inside cave walls depicted man's strife, struggle and survival, told the story, and taught us our history. As we evolved, so did our forms of artistic expression. With advances in technology, we now have the ability to capture these artistic expressions and share them with other curious individuals. Within each artist's mode or media of expression lies a story about the artist, his or her culture and life experience. If we read the writings of Homer, Woolf, Shakespeare, study the paintings of Raphael, Da Vinci, and Picasso or observe the sculptures of Donatello, Michelangelo, or Rodin we are taken on a journey into the creative essence of those artists. For centuries, the power of the written word has proved to be something incontrovertibly sublime. The written word has saved lives, circulated powerful ideas, preserved traditions and memories, and so much more. '101 Artistic Toastmasters' is a compilation that joins the world in artistic expression through multi-cultural, multi-diverse and multi-dimensional individuals whose common ground was joining an organisation that gave them the opportunity to voice and share their individual stories with their local club and through this media - their global Toastmasters International family. May this book assist you in recognising and releasing your own inner artist and ignite the human spirit within, to express and share your true essence with the world. Join us in this journey of discovering the artist behind the mask, or in this case, the name badge. We hope you enjoy '101 Artistic Toastmasters'.