You Can Be An Awesome Toastmaster, Too

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 Saveology Iceplex, 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

Club Awesome Featured in Coral Springs Parkland City News

Club Awesome Toastmasters is the current Coral Springs Parkland City News http://issuu.com/csp_citynews/docs/csp_0814_web (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)

Video: Contest-Winning Speeches by Marilyn Brown and Freddie Barber

Congratulations to the winners of our Club Awesome speech contest, Marilyn Brown 1st prize and Freddie Barber, 2nd prize. Marilyn Brown: Love is in the Air Freddie Barber: Pebbles in My Pocket (Read More)

Social Collaboration for Dummies author David F. Carr, library book talks Feb. 26 and March 18

Social Collaboration for Dummies author David F. Carr will be speaking about how to use social networks for collaboration within teams and businesses. The book will be available for sale and signing. February 26,  6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Northwest Regional Library March 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m., North Regional/Broward College Library David is a former President and VP […] (Read More)

Video: Guest speaker Scott J. Brook, “Living Your Life Fully”

Thanks to Scott J. Brook for visiting our club and for agreeing to the publication of this video. (Read More)

Congatulations Shawn Walker, Table Topics Winner

Shawn Walker was the winner of Club Awesome’s Table Topics impromptu speaking contest and will go on to represent our club at the Area Contest. (Read More)

Help Promote Club Awesome on Facebook (Tutorial)

You can help us use Facebook more effectively by reaching out to your Facebook contacts. People will be more likely to think about attending if they hear about it from you, rather than someone they don’t know. There may be people in your network who have never thought of joining Toastmasters but will consider it […] (Read More)

Why our Toastmasters club meets at 7 a.m. (at an ice rink!)

It’s true: friends and spouses think we’re crazy. Why would the members of Club Awesome Toastmasters meet at 7 a.m. to practice public speaking? Adding to the puzzle: why would we choose to do it at an ice rink? If the members of Club Awesome are crazy, it’s a good kind of crazy. We get […] (Read More)