You Can Be An Awesome Toastmaster, Too

Celebrating 40 Years!

Since 1974, Club Awesome has been helping its members build public speaking and leadership skills, which foster self-confidence and personal growth.

Join Us! Fridays, 7-8:30 a.m.

Every Friday morning before work, the members of Toastmasters Club Awesome practice public speaking and leadership.

Some members come seeking to overcome a fear of public speaking. Others have jobs that require them to teach, lead, present, convince, or sell, and they want to do those things better.

We speak, we joke, we laugh, we inspire, we entertain, and we inform. We provide evaluations and encouragement.

Toastmasters builds professional skills ­— and friendships.

Attend free as a guest. Continental breakfast provided.

Cool New Location!

VP of Education Marilyn Brown calls a meeting to order on the ice.

VP of Education Marilyn Brown calls a meeting to order on the ice.

Come see us at Panthers Ice Den, 3299 Sportsplex Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065 (click link for map), entrance off Sample Road between Coral Ridge Drive and the Sawgrass Expressway (formerly known as Incredible Ice). No, you don’t need to bring your skates . We meet in a non-refrigerated meeting room on the second floor.

Our first meeting at the Iceplex

Our first meeting at the Iceplex

How to Begin

Guests are always welcome to attend, free of charge, and observe how Toastmasters works before making a commitment. You will have an opportunity to introduce yourself to the group, but will not be expected to do anything scary as a visitor. After you become a member, you can decide how quickly you want to proceed to giving your first speech (The Icebreaker) or participating in Table Topics, our impromptu speaking challenge. You can also learn our routine by filling supporting roles like Timer or Vote Counter.

From the Blog

Video: Bruce Goldfarb – Adventures in Real Estate (1st Place Area Contest)

We’re proud of our club’s humorous speech champion Bruce Goldfarb, who went on to win the Area 24 contest and placed third at the Division B contest (a very tough competition). The audio is a little faint, but the story is great.   (Read More)

Thought of the Day from Toastmasters International

Retweet this if you agree! "Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing" – Theodore Roosevelt @Toastmasters — Toastmasters (@Toastmasters) September 26, 2014 (Read More)

Toastmasters International on Impromptu Speaking

Check out this TI video on impromptu speaking techniques: (Read More)

Congrats to Shawn Walker on Earning His CC!

Congrats, Shawn! (Read More)

WordPress-based tools for Toastmasters offered to other clubs

The WordPress customizations that allow Club Awesome to manage meeting agendas on the same platform as its blog are now available for use by other clubs. See WordPress for Toastmasters. (Read More)

Posting to the Blog on

These instructions, adapted from material at, are intended primarily for club officers but other members can also help us post new and interesting content to the blog. This is a good way of letting website visitors and potential new members learn about our club. Most club members have “Contributor” rights on the website, which […] (Read More)

Club Awesome Featured in Coral Springs Parkland City News

Club Awesome Toastmasters is the current Coral Springs Parkland City News (page 73) featuring Marilyn Kiernan Brown and all our favorite puns about our unusual meeting location at the ice rink (Read More)

Video: Shawn Walker on “Why I Love Public Speaking”

Our Sgt. at Arms Shawn Walker made his speech #9 a tribute to what he has learned at Club Awesome Toastmasters. Like many of us, Shawn came to Toastmasters with a story he wanted to tell and a willingness to invest in learning to tell it more effectively. Among other things, he does youth coaching and training. (Read More)

Video: Diane Diamantis, The Coffee Campaign

At Club Awesome, we use video as a teaching tool, meaning we share links to the videos privately so members can evaluate their own performance and think how to do better next time. We also like to share some of our members’ best efforts publicly, like this speech from Diane Diamantes. (Read More)

Officers for 2014-2015

On Friday, Club Awesome members approved a new board of directors to take office July 1. President Marilyn Brown VP Education Lois Margolin VP Membership Dorrette Keen VP Public Relations – Edith Oliva Sgt. at Arms Sean Walker Secretary Diane Diamantes Treasurer Bruce Goldfarb Please congratulate them and thank them for agreeing to serve and give […] (Read More)