The club had its first meeting of 2014 last Thursday night. There was a great crowd in attendance with up to thirty people present, six of whom were very welcome guests. There were four prepared speeches on the night and also a very interesting topics session which was chaired by Claire O’Connell. When the meeting concluded two of the guests decided to join the club and one of which will give her first speech at the next meeting.
Sean Corcoran returned to the club after a break and his vast experience in toastmasters could be seen in the way he chaired the meeting.
The first speech of the evening was given by Rona Coughlan. It was a very informative speech on how we should watch our language when we speak to people who are autistic. Bill Martin gave a concise and motivating evaluation on Rona’s speech. Pat Sexton followed with a speech titled ’Winners and Losers’. His speech told us as a result of the Celtic tiger the country has lost a great number of local newspapers and this is a big loss for local communities. Marie Lyons gave Pat a very helpful evaluation of his speech.
The clubs next meeting will take place on this Thursday the 23rd January. Everybody is welcome to attend. The meeting will begin at 8pm and finish at 10pm in the Hibernian Hotel and guests present will not be asked to speak. For more information on toastmasters check us out on our website www.speakeasytoastmasters .com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.