Black Swan Newsletter

The Black Swan is District 17's monthly newsletter to members.

Sent to all financial members.

Black Swan Newsletter Guidelines for Authors


  • Articles must be relevant or of clear interest to Toastmasters International District 17 members.
  • Articles must reflect the TI core values; integrity, respect, service and excellence.
  • Articles must reflect the education and communication programs and goals of TI.

Document Format

  • Please supply as an MS Word or PDF document
  • Preferred length 300-400 words. Articles must not exceed 500 words without prior agreement.

Image format

  • Please supply images as JPEG format, with the best picture quality available
  • Please supply images separately to the document
  • Please save images as YourName.ArticleTitle_pic1; YourName.ArticleTitle_pic2 etc
  • In the text:
    • indicate where to insert eg Insert Picture 1 about here
    • state image title
    • supply names of people shown
  • Please supply an up-to-date profile picture of yourself
    • profile pictures can be natural and informal but appropriate for use
    • please supply the highest quality picture available


  • The Black Swan Editor reserves the right to edit articles for conciseness, clarity and correctness.