Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Is Toastmasters Right for You?

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Along your journey, you will work through Toastmasters’ proven program to help you reach your goals. You’ll receive supportive feedback and recognition from club members as you progress through the program.

The education program is an important part of every Toastmaster's journey and is a critical aspect of every club meeting around the world. The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables you to develop your communication and leadership skills one step at a time.
Speakeasy Members; Pat Sexton,
 Rona Coghlan, Helsa Giles
The program is built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
  • Experiential Learning–we learn by doing; by giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, we practice and improve
  • Self-paced Program–we learn best at our own pace and comfort level
  • Peer Feedback–through honest and supportive peer evaluation, we grow and improve
  • Mentoring–experienced members encourage, guide and support us in our goals and help us to achieve more than we thought possible
David O'Sullivan, Eilis Aherne, Rona Coghlan,
 Trisha Delahunty Cllr Tim Lombard.
The program comprises two tracks: Communication and Leadership. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive; you may participate in both at the same time, if you wish. You progress through each track by completing a series of manuals that contain projects and evaluation guides. There are many opportunities for awards and recognition along the way.

Congratulations to Speak Easy member Rona Coghlan who won the All Ireland Debating Final last week along with her team mates Eilis Aherne, David O’Sullivan and Trisha Delahunty.
Why not come along to our next meeting at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Thursday  April 16th  8.00 p.m. This will be a special food themed night with speeches from our resident chef and our food loving members! For more information go to
 or contact Liam on 087 6380053 or Marie 087-9746947

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