Early & Awesome | Friday 7 a.m. | Coral Springs, FL
Author: David F. Carr
Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. Currently, as Editorial Director at Rimini Street, I oversee the development of blogs, executive thought leadership articles, and other content. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm.
Longtime member Bruce Pockey delivers an Icebreaker, the introductory speech which is the first speech every Toastmaster gives — and one that’s worth returning to because introducing ourselves to the world is something we do all the time.
Since Andrew Bern joined Toastmasters at Club Awesome in 2010, he has been a Club President, VP of Education, Area Director, Division Director and this year Club Growth Director for South Florida and The Bahamas. This speech draws on his decades of experience as an emergency room physician. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Bern (usually just “Andy” in our club) used this speech for a Storytelling project in the Toastmasters educational program based on the idea that one of the best ways to make a point or deliver a message is to make your speech revolve around a specific, human story. This speech is a great example of that principle in action.
Dr. Janice Brooks is a People Builder, building lives through her counseling, speaking, coaching and training. Her goal is to inspire and motivate, and to see lives transformed for a Purpose.
Dr. Brooks is a Doctor of Counseling, Author, Certified Temperament Counselor, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Speaker, Coach and Trainer, as welll as a Banker. She is a current Member of the John Maxwell Team – Speaker, Trainer and Coach, facilitating Lunch and Learn and Mastermind Groups sessions.
Author of the book Anchored by Purpose; Leader at Purpose Coach and Counseling, a coaching and counseling service dedicated to providing value and helping persons find and live with purpose; located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.