Serban Morea joined Toastmasters because he was afraid to speak in public. However, after just one speech, he quit, unable to conquer his fear. Fortunately for all of us, Serban gave Toastmasters another chance, this time with a new attitude and a determination to succeed. And succeed he did! From fearful to fantastic, listen as Serban shares his success story.

(Recorded September 18, 2021)

Dr. Steve Broe has been active in Toastmasters for thirty-one years and is an author, college instructor, and amateur musician. In this episode Steve shares his philosophy of learning and explains why he's stayed in Toastmasters for over three decades. 

(Recorded September 10, 2021)

Antonio Valles shares lessons from his twenty-six years as a Toastmaster member, including his love of speech contests, his role as a speech coach, and his current involvement in the District 3 Speakers Bureau. Tony’s advice to beginners and veterans alike? Be proactive!

(Recorded September 1, 2021)

Meet Lauren Riley, member of Old Town Toastmasters in Scottsdale, Arizona, District 3 Area Director, and member of the District Speakers Bureau. Lauren joined Toastmasters to gain the skills necessary to deliver an important message about perseverance in the face of obstacles. Lauren works everyday to overcome the effects of cerebral palsy and strives to become a professional speaker, encouraging people to reach for their goals and not take “no” for an answer!

Grand Canyon Echoes welcomes Karen Hewitt, DTM, the 2021-2022 District 3 Program Quality Director. In this episode, Karen explains her current role in the district, her involvement with the District Speakers Bureau, and the reasons she joined Walkie Talkies and S.L.E.E.K Toastmasters. Karen is passionate about mentoring and leverages her Toastmasters skills to reach audiences with her compelling story of adversity and triumph.


[Recorded August 17, 2021]

Our guest is Randy Casarez, an eleven-year Toastmaster from Tucson. Randy is an active member in multiple clubs and organizer of the upcoming district-sponsored Impact Events. He likes participating in speech contests and recently joined the District 3 Speakers Bureau to receive expert advice and tips that enhance his presentations. Randy advises all members to keep speaking, keep learning, and keep improving your skill set.

[Recorded on Zoom August 15, 2021]

Stephanie Angelo is an actress, Toastmaster, and professional speaker specializing in helping organizations create a great company culture. In this interview, we learn how Stephanie got started as a professional speaker, how Toastmasters helps her in her work, and some fun stories about her acting career! [Recorded September 2, 2021]



Our podcast guest is Travis Hardin, a Toastmaster and member of the District 3 Speakers Bureau. Travis was a professional speaker before joining Toastmasters but admits that he’s learned from his time as a member and especially from his association with the Speakers Bureau. In his professional speaking, Travis’s target audience is anyone in need of hope, encouragement, and love! (Recorded August 9. 2021 via WebEx)

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Eza Israel is a member of Elite Toastmasters and presents on leadership, financial planning, marketing, and motivation. In this episode, Eza discusses how he got started in Toastmasters and the benefits of being a member. He also shares his experiences as a member of the District 3 Speakers Bureau. Contact Eza at or by phone at (347) 543-5333.

(Recorded August 13, 2021)

Today's guest is Steve Feld, Distinguished Toastmaster and manager of the 2021-2022 District 3 Speakers Bureau. In addition to explaining the new and improved Speakers Bureau, Steve shares how Toastmasters helped him develop the confidence and self assurance needed to be successful in his career as a business coach and professional speaker. We also learn great tips to help clubs transform visitors into members. (Recorded August 14, 2021) 

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