The club were delighted to see two of our members who joined in
September, delivering their first speeches. The ice-breaker speech
aims to discover speaking skills you already have and to give you your
first experience of public speaking. Marrian Oviawe spoke on her
upbringing and her dream of becoming a makeup artist who inspires
confidence in her clients. Paul McCarthy shared details of his mother’s
unique motivating skills and his love of extreme sports. He also
confessed to losing his grip on a hurley and accidentally knocking out a
team mate with the airborne implement. Hopefully the effects of the
concussion have worn off by now.
Tony O’Regan a former president of the club, gave us a very clear eyed
view of the effect of Common Agricultural Policy reforms. The
abolishing of milk quotas will have far reaching effects on local and
global markets. Mallow as one of the homes of Dairy Gold was a very
fitting placed to deliver this speech.
Nicola Waterman convinced us of the importance of being occupied. As
an occupational therapist she is well qualified to talk on this topic.
She explained how little changes can make the world of difference to
Bill Martin was a fantastic toastmaster bringing his original and
unique style to the role. The “Name Game” created some panic among
members but thankfully we all managed to play along.
Our Topicsmaster for the night was Helsa Giles. Her topics had us all
talking, with everything from “the Ebola virus” to “your dream car”
covered. “Is food the way to a man’s heart?” Ray Ryan won best topic
with his reply, which I can simply summarise as a resounding yes!
Our president Liam O’Flynn has returned from his visit to the Number
One Toastmasters Club in America where he received a warm welcome.
Michael Cronin was General Evaluator with Michael Boyle as time keeper.
Speakeasy Toastmasters Club, Mallow, at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow,
at 8 p.m. October 30th. We meet alternate Thursdays. For more
information go to www.speakeasytoastmasters.com
6380053 or Marie 087-9746947