What A Night!
The great thing about a Toastmasters meeting is you never know what will be treated to. Tonight’s program had a great mixture between new speakers and experienced speakers. New member Paul McCarthy gave his second speech entitled, “The aerodynamics of flying.” Anne Buckley evaluated his speech. Bridie O’Connell, a great favourite with our club, gave a speech entitled, “A memoir of Maeve Binchy” which Michael Cronin evaluated. Margaret O’Regan, former club chair, gave a much anticipated speech entitled, “Instinctive or learned behaviour,” which was evaluated by Ray Ryan. Pat Sexton delivered another distinctive speech, “Behind closed doors,” which was evaluated by Marie Fitzpatrick. Brendan Foley rounded out the evening nicely with his speech, “Visualize a new you,” which was evaluated by local poet Tom O’Connor.
Anne O’Donovan made the role of Toastmaster her own, with David Frawley as her timekeeper. Tony O’Regan as topicsmaster provided a varied and interesting impromptu public speaking session. Angela Sheehan, who herself is an experienced toastmaster, dispensed words of wisdom, advice and praise as General Evaluator. She awarded the prizes to Jerry O'Callaghan, (best table topic), Margaret O'Regan (best speech) and Anne Buckley (best evaluation.)