We are a jovial, driven, and fun club. We pride ourselves on being a semi-casual club, we like to have well organized structured meetings where members feel the drive to continue growing but at the same time, we are relaxed enough that we know how to have a good time.
Everybody is invited visit our meetings and anyone with an interest on improving his or her personal and professional growth is welcome to join.
At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Toastmasters is a self-paced, practice-by-doing learning environment run entirely by volunteers. At Art of Speaking we like to encourage all members and inspire them to become the best they can be.
Our club meets every Thursday from 12 Noon until 1:30pm.
What do you get when you join Art of Speaking? Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to:
- Practice conduction of meetings
- Give impromptu speeches
- Present prepared speeches
- Offer constructive evaluations to fellow members
- Learn speak in front of a group
- Leadership development
- Management skill
Come join us as we take our public speaking and leadership skills from good to great!! Our Toastmasters club is a safe and fun place to try out your presentations and get feedback on being a more effective speaker. Learn and grow by doing. Find your voice by speaking.
We meet every Thursday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at:
*ATTENTION: Due to Covid-19, we are meeting online via zoom until further notice. While we are doing a simplified version of our usual meetings, we still hold onto our values to give members and guests a place to feel welcome, positive, and learn about speaking and leading.
Please join us on Thursdays using this link to our online meeting room:
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Hollywood Beach Community Center
1301 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019
(SE corner of S Ocean Drive and Azalea Rd.)
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE, Get Parking Permit from front desk and display it on dashboard!
Directions: Heading south on Ocean Drive the Center will be on your left (just after Hollywood Blvd ramp ends into Ocean). Heading north on Ocean Drive the Center will be on your right (just south of Hollywood Bld).
Ray Smith, Vice President of Membership (786) 295-9738 (call preferred)
The proven way to help you speak and lead.
Congratulations – you’re on your way to becoming a better communicator and leader! Toastmasters International, founded in 1924, is a proven product, regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. As a member, you will gain all the tools, resources and support you need.
Through its worldwide network of clubs, Toastmasters International helps people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar or class when you can join a Toastmasters club for a fraction of the cost and have fun in the process?
What’s in it for you?
Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow – both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you’re an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You’ll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings – and participating in them – more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.
How does it work?
The environment in a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive. Everyone at a Toastmasters meeting feels welcome and valued – from complete beginners to advanced speakers. In a club meeting, you practice giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: The Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace.
Constructive evaluation is central to the Toastmasters philosophy. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths as well as suggest improvements. Receiving – and giving – such feedback is a great learning experience. In Toastmasters, encouragement and improvement go hand-in-hand.
Good leaders are good communicators
Anyone who is a strong leader has to first be an effective communicator. In Toastmasters you will hone your speaking skills, and you will develop leadership abilities – through evaluations, listening, mentoring, serving as club officers and filling roles in club meetings. You will take those leadership skills out into the world, running businesses, mentoring youths, organizing fund-raisers, coaching teams and heading up families.