Sunday, August 18, 2019

New Committee

Speakeasy Toastmasters Committee 2019 - 2020

Back row-Don McSweeney, Membership; Ann Nyhan, Secretary; Claire O'Connell, Hospitality; Marie Fitzpatrick, Treasurer; Pat Sexton, PRO;
Front row-Verna Byrne, Hospitality Theresa O'Reilly, President; Rachel Liston, Education; Susan Hegarty, Hospitality. 

Subject: Speakeasy Toastmasters
The gift of confident communication can be yours.

Can you always say what you really mean? Are you confident about speaking in public?Do you need to speak a few well chosen words on special occasions? If you find that you are apprehensive about speaking before an audience take consolation.You are good company! In various surveys, almost half the people questioned listed speaking in public as their number one fear,outranking even the fear of death.

This is where Speakeasy Toastmasters comes in. We are based in Mallow and serve the North Cork area from Western Duhallow to the Tipperary border. The Club is devoted to assisting our members to overcome their nervousness and to express their thoughts,ideas and opinions through an enjoyable,yet professional educational programme."Learning by doing" is the most effective and satisfying of learning, and this is how Toastmasters works. You will start speaking and just get better and better.

The Toastmasters programme will help you overcome the initial nervousness everyone experiences when speaking before an audience.It will show you how to make "your butterflies fly in formation". The first speech a new member delivers is called "the ice breaker", an opportunity to introduce yourself to your audience.From then on you work at a pace that suits you.You will practice techniques on constructing a speech and grabbing the audience's attention.You will gain valuable experience in vocal variety and the use of body gestures.

To assist each member, the Toastmasters programme includes evaluation.Every speech delivered is evaluated by another member, providing helpful and positive feedback, enabling the speaker to grow in confidence and competence

Thinking "on the spot" is another skill you will acquire in Toastmasters.Each meeting has an impromptu segment known as the"Topics Session" where you respond to topic and give your opinions.Speaking "off the cuff"in this fashion hones your inter-personal communication skills which are essential in job interviews, social,home and workplace situations.

All of this takes place within the format of a meeting which is always varied, educational, entertaining and friendly.The motto of Speakeasy Toastmasters is -"We learn most in moments of enjoyment".Since our establishment in 1993, Speakeasy Toastmasters has assisted hundreds of members to speak out in style and confidence and to acquire valuable leadership skills. If you wish to acquire or improve your communication skills why not pay us a visit? Toastmasters is a low cost any highly rewarding communications and personal development course.

The first meeting of the new Speakeasy Toastmasters season is on Thursday,5th of September in The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow at 8.00PM sharp.Guests are always welcome to attend and are never cajoled into speaking unless they wish to do so.We look forward to seeing you at this or at any of our forthrightly meetings thereafter.

For further information on Toastmasters, please check out our website, or on Facebook.Alternatively, you can contact President Threesa O'Reilly 087-6699156.