Last Thursday was the last day in April and hence the last day of spring, so hopefully we will get the good summer we have been waiting for.
In Speak Easy Toastmasters, we do not particularly mind what the seasons are, nor what kind of weather we get, as we look forward to our fortnightly meetings.
Last Thursday night it was also our last meeting of April and what a fantastic meeting it was.
We had four brilliant speeches, and the club were delighted to welcome Toastmasters from two other clubs who were on the programme.
After a welcome from President, Ray Ryan, Toastmaster for the evening, Jerry Mulcahy got the programme rolling by introducing the first of our speakers to the lectern, Declan Curtis.
Declan’s speech was entitled, “Show Consideration, Please” and was a tale of a journey from Derry to Cork and his humorous observation of various characters he met on the way.
Mary Buckley delivered a Storytelling project entitled, “The Fight at Burgishe House”, is which she told of an incident from the War of Independence.
Following Mary was Michael Buckley from The Crusaders Toastmasters Club in Cork City with his speech, “A Jewel in the Debris” which was the story of our planet, Earth.
Finally it was the turn of another visiting toastmaster, Sean Roche, from The Galtees Toastmasters Club with his speech, “You have to see it to believe it”, in which he explained and demonstrated the science of kinesiology.
After a most enjoyable table topics session with Topicsmaster, Jean Sayers, General Evaluator, Marie Fitzpatrick conducted the evaluation part of the meeting. This is where the speakers receive feedback from other members on how their speeches were received and how they could improve for the future.
During the AOB, President Ray Ryan congratulated Tony O’Regan and Pat Sexton on their recent performance in the Division Finals, Tony was placed 3rd in the evaluation contest.. Ray also congratulated Sean Corcoran on being awarded the Paul G Murphy Award (Toastmaster of the Year) for Division A (Cork, Kerry and West Limerick).
Toastmaster from all over Ireland and the UK will be making their way to The Cotswolds over the weekend of May 8-10th and Speak Easy Toastmasters send their best wishes to, Stanley Knott of Glanmire Toastmasters and Liam Cunningham of Carrigline Toastmasters who are representing Division A in the International Speech and Evaluation Contests, respectively.
If you would like to become comfortable speaking in public and to do so in an atmosphere of fun and friendship, why not come along to a Speak Easy Toastmasters meeting?
We meet in The Hibernian Hotel on alternate Thursdays, September to May from 8-10pm.
You can come along as our guest to any of our meetings. Guests are never asked to speak at a toastmasters meeting and you can come as many times as you wish.
Our next meeting is on Thursday May 14th with the final meeting before our summer break on May 28th.
Further information on Speak Easy Toastmasters can be had by visiting our website at www.speakeasytoastmasters.com or contact our Club PRO, Seán on 086 6054784