Sunday, October 05, 2014

Divine Intervention

Speakeasy Toastmasters Competition Night
Noel O'Connor was acting president for this week's meeting . Tony O'Regan was our  contest chair for the  "Humorous Speech Contest" and "Impromptu Public Speaking" competition. Anne Buckley took the  role  of  chief  judge. It took two time keepers in  the  form of David Roche and Anne O'Donovan to watch the clock. 
Michael Cronin won the Humorous Speech Contest with a speech entitled "Divine Intervention". In his youth, Michael had a fondness for lighting the altar candles. Over enthusiasm resulted in a slightly blackened altar cloth and lack of  height obscured his beautiful hairstyle when reading from  the  pulpit . Michael's career as an Altar Boy was anything but dull.
Second place went to "Spot the  Difference" by Brendan  Foley which  compared the  dentist and  the NCT Centre. His description of the  dentist's drill would create a fear of  dental care in the  stoutest of  hearts. The NCT is similarly an exercise in  guilt  and fear for Brendan  who watches in  terror as  his  car  under  goes open  heart surgery.
Mary Moynihan delivered a speech entitled, "What Possessed Me?" This question was brought on  by  an outfit for a wedding.  A pair of  shoes which were too small and an altered dress were the  cause of this  self questioning. On  site dress alterations with a scissors resulted in 4 inch hole under her arm. All
Brendan Foley, Michael Cronin and Pat Sexton 
in  all a dramatic wedding.
Rona Coghlan shared her  experience of lunatics in  her speech on lunacy. The suitability of a pair of  pink fluffy singing slippers as a gift for a man, was in serious doubt according to this speaker.
"Samantha And The Lucky Fairy" was a cautionary  tale from Claire O'Connell.  Samantha was a gorgeous girl who decided to take up  fairy  hunting as  a hobby. Successful fairy hunting resulted in a new job  for  Beanie the  fairy and Samantha learning the  importance of giving very exact instructions to your  employees.
The "Impromptu Public Speaking Competition" was  won by  Michael Cronin on the  topic of "My Happiest Childhood Memories." Second place went to Pat Sexton. Check in next week to find out what they said!

The Area Final is in  Mitchelstown on  Tuesday 14 October. 

Next meeting -16 October. Speakeasy Toastmasters meet every second Thursday at the Hibernan Hotel at 8 PM sharp. Contact Marie Lyons on 087 9746947 or Liam Flynn on 0876380053 or go 

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