SPEAK EASY TOASTMASTERS.
The Ryder Cup was not the only prime happening that was affected by the tail end of Hurricane Gordon last week. Speakeasy Toastmasters held their open meeting where the public were welcome to experience
The Meeting first hand and see that it is great fun as well as, learning skills that will always be an asset. The meeting despite the wet stormy weather kicked off with an attendance of thirty three people.
Eleven of those were guests, who told us they liked what they saw and would be back again - great news. It is in the interest of the future of any club to attract a percentage of new members each year.
President Mary Buckley opened the meeting and gave all a ‘cead mile failte’ . Then Pat Duggan took over as Toast Master.
The speeches took off with a great start. Kieran Butler gave a very entertaining speech on his trip to Rome. It was a very well constructed and well delivered speech, and was both informative and humorous.
He was followed by Helen O’Sullivean who told us a fairy tale and then posed the question what was the moral of the story.? Very cleverly done. She had our undivided attention and she was well received by all.
Next came Mike Cronin who needs no introduction. A couple of weeks ago he delivered a short story on 103 FM and got such a response that he took the floor again last week with a witty speech on speed dating and had the audience in stitches.
Then it was Jerry O’Callaghan’s turn. Jerry needs no introduction as a toastmaster. He has gone one step farther than Mike – he once appeared on Television on A Speakeasy Toastmasters Club programme televised in Mallow . His speech was about his first date. He is a brilliant story teller and had everyone in hysterics.
Finally Angela Sheehan gave a stage from the storytelling manual. She told us about the Kerryman Tom Crean who went on an expedition to the South Pole. Angela recalled his experiences in great detail, and revived our memories of him and many other explorers whose courage and bravery we sit at the comfort of our firesides and admire.
Our next meeting is on 5th October, and promises to be as entertaining because it is a Humorous Speech Competition. Come along and enjoy the fun. We will meet you and greet you at the Hibernian Hotel at 7.5O p.m and in the meantime if you have any questions ‘phone our PRO Loretto at 087 4118132 and she will be delighted to help or try our up to date web site at www.speakeasytoastmasters .com