Register Now for the Broward TLI Training Event on July 28, 2018!

The Broward Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training event has been announced for Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Broward College (Davie).

Register in advance online for a discounted price of $10 at https://tinyurl.com/Broward-TLI. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased at the door for $15.

This event is for all Toastmasters and the most convenient location for members of Division B. Professional development topics include the Pathways program and technology assistance, club development, humorous speaking, and quality evaluation techniques, among others.

In addition, club officers should attend for training credit that counts towards your personal leadership awards and your club’s annual Distinguished Club Program (DCP) status.

Last Chance: Connect and Grow Workshop July 7, 2018

Join us for the Connect and Grow Workshop on July 7, 2018. The event will take place at the Coral Springs Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All Toastmasters and guests are invited. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

In this workshop, we will talk about a few of those tools you can use in any story, the process of writing the story and the process of editing and structuring a punchlines around the inherent cadence of the story.

This is an educational workshop presented by Casey Casperson of Sick Puppies Comedy. Casey Casperson graduated with a degree in Theater Management in 2001 from the University of Evansville. A Standup Comedian and Improviser of nearly 20 years, Casperson now owns and runs the famous Sick Puppies Comedy company in Boca Raton. Casey will be sure to teach, coach and entertain us.

Get Tickets: Connect and Grow Workshop July 7, 2018

Join us for the Connect and Grow Workshop on July 7, 2018. The event will take place at the Coral Springs Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All Toastmasters and guests are invited. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

In this workshop, we will talk about a few of those tools you can use in any story, the process of writing the story and the process of editing and structuring a punchlines around the inherent cadence of the story.

This is an educational workshop presented by Casey Casperson of Sick Puppies Comedy. Casey Casperson graduated with a degree in Theater Management in 2001 from the University of Evansville. A Standup Comedian and Improviser of nearly 20 years, Casperson now owns and runs the famous Sick Puppies Comedy company in Boca Raton. Casey will be sure to teach, coach and entertain us.

Coming Soon: Connect and Grow Workshop 2018

Join us for the Connect and Grow Workshop on July 7, 2018. The event will take place at the Coral Springs Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All Toastmasters and guests are invited. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

In this workshop, we will talk about a few of those tools you can use in any story, the process of writing the story and the process of editing and structuring a punchlines around the inherent cadence of the story.

This is an educational workshop presented by Casey Casperson of Sick Puppies Comedy. Casey Casperson graduated with a degree in Theater Management in 2001 from the University of Evansville. A Standup Comedian and Improviser of nearly 20 years, Casperson now owns and runs the famous Sick Puppies Comedy company in Boca Raton. Casey will be sure to teach, coach and entertain us.

Event: Connect and Grow Workshop July 7, 2018

Join us for the Connect and Grow Workshop on July 7, 2018. The event will take place at the Coral Springs Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All Toastmasters and guests are invited. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

In this workshop, we will talk about a few of those tools you can use in any story, the process of writing the story and the process of editing and structuring a punchlines around the inherent cadence of the story.

This is an educational workshop presented by Casey Casperson of Sick Puppies Comedy. Casey Casperson graduated with a degree in Theater Management in 2001 from the University of Evansville. A Standup Comedian and Improviser of nearly 20 years, Casperson now owns and runs the famous Sick Puppies Comedy company in Boca Raton. Casey will be sure to teach, coach and entertain us.

Announcement: Connect and Grow Workshop July 7, 2018

Join us for the Connect and Grow Workshop on July 7, 2018. The event will take place at the Coral Springs Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All Toastmasters and guests are invited. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

In this workshop, we will talk about a few of those tools you can use in any story, the process of writing the story and the process of editing and structuring a punchlines around the inherent cadence of the story.

This is an educational workshop presented by Casey Casperson of Sick Puppies Comedy. Casey Casperson graduated with a degree in Theater Management in 2001 from the University of Evansville. A Standup Comedian and Improviser of nearly 20 years, Casperson now owns and runs the famous Sick Puppies Comedy company in Boca Raton. Casey will be sure to teach, coach and entertain us.

Join us for the Connect and Grow Workshop on July 7, 2018

Join us for the Connect and Grow Workshop on July 7, 2018. The event will take place at the Coral Springs Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All Toastmasters and guests are invited. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

In this workshop, we will talk about a few of those tools you can use in any story, the process of writing the story and the process of editing and structuring a punchlines around the inherent cadence of the story.

This is an educational workshop presented by Casey Casperson of Sick Puppies Comedy. Casey Casperson graduated with a degree in Theater Management in 2001 from the University of Evansville. A Standup Comedian and Improviser of nearly 20 years, Casperson now owns and runs the famous Sick Puppies Comedy company in Boca Raton. Casey will be sure to teach, coach and entertain us.

Club Awesome Visits Toastmasters in Malaysia

In February 2018, District 47 Toastmasters from Coral Springs, Florida met with members from District 51 in Penang, Malaysia.

In this picture, John M. Quick (Club Awesome) and Zarraz L. Quick (Outspoken Toastmasters) pose with Khoo Boo Yeang (Great2B Toastmasters Club) outside the famous Khoo Kongsi Temple. Also featured are a copy of Toastmaster magazine and a Pathways club kit, a collection of materials provided to every club to help kickoff the new education program.

We are thankful for our gracious Malaysian hosts, who provided us with gifts and encouragement regarding the launch of the upcoming Pathways education program.

Toastmasters is truly an international community.

Welcome to Presenting the Community: A Year-Long Celebration of District 47 Toastmasters

Over the summer of 2017, I set out on a mission to help spread the word about Toastmasters throughout South Florida and The Bahamas.

Presenting the Community is a High Performance Leadership (HPL) project designed to engage existing Toastmasters in District 47 and attract new people to our clubs by sharing our speaking expertise and personal experiences.

This journey took me to several training events across South Florida and put me in touch with numerous Toastmasters from District 47. I met with a broad spectrum of people, including brand new members, people starting up corporate clubs for the first time, members with decades of experience, club officers, and district directors.

I am grateful to those 38 members who shared their speaking expertise and personal experiences on video. The 50+ videos they helped to create represent 30+ clubs, which is about 20% of all clubs from District 47.

The project officially kicks off on Friday, December 8, 2017. In total, over 50 videos are scheduled to be released on a weekly basis. You can follow along with the entire series on YouTube. In the meantime, learn more about the project, see some sneak previews, and consider how you can contribute with this welcome video.

In addition, I appreciate the support of my committee, which includes Lydia Harris, Lois Margolin, and David Carr.  Furthermore, you’ll see Zarraz Quick helping to spread the word about this project on social media as the project’s Online Marketing Director.

As you see videos posted to the official YouTube playlist, Club Awesome blog, District 47 Facebook pages, and other social media, please share them through your personal networks as well. By doing so, we are amplify the Toastmasters message to those potential members all around us who we warmly welcome to visit our clubs.

Lastly, I hope you’ll be inspired to put together videos to share your own experiences and advertise your clubs. If you do so, get in touch with me, so I can help you share them online.

Visit http://johnmquick.com/hpl and connect with John M. Quick to learn more about Presenting the Community.

Presenting the Community is a High Performance Leadership (HPL) project by John M. Quick. Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International. The content of this project is the opinion of the creator and is independent of Toastmasters International. It is not authorized by, endorsed by, sponsored by, affiliated with, or otherwise approved by Toastmasters International.

Awesome Scenes from the District 47 Fall Conference 2017

Club Awesome was well-represented at this year’s District 47 fall conference. Here are a few photos from a jam-packed Saturday that featured contests, workshops, meetings, and more.

All eyes were on Marilyn Brown as she competed in the finals of the humorous speech contest.

Here’s Marilyn posing with her third-place trophy alongside the other contestants.

Finally, my personal favorite shot of the weekend came when several of our members gathered together. Fortunately for the cameras, this photo opportunity took place in the scenic, well-lit lobby of the conference venue.

The occasion for the gathering was to further congratulate Marilyn on her Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation, the highest award earned through the Toastmasters education program.

It was an Awesome weekend for our club. We are already looking forward to the spring conference in 2018. In the meantime, come join the fun in our weekly meetings.