Sunday, September 25, 2016

Meeting 2

An entertaining and informative night was had by all at this week’s Toastmaster’s Meeting.    President, Marie Fitzpatrick welcomed all members and guests to the Meeting . Toastmaster for the night was Anne Buckley.
 First speech was from John Sherlock, a visiting Speaker from the Fermoy Toastmasters Club, with a speech entitled “I Want To Live Forever.”   John emphasised that we can live forever in people’s memories.   He gave us a list of ideas of how you can make an effort of passing on information of your life to those coming after you.    Older generations never wrote about their lives or related how they had lived their lives.   So he pointed out that by writing a basic autobiography that can be passed on to the next generation to give them an idea of what your life experiences were and let them see what major changes have happened since you were growing up.    Don McSweeney evaluated John’s Speech.
Next up was Ray Ryan with a speech entitled “Only Connect.”   This quiz programme goes out on BBC 2 every Monday night from 8.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  It is a quiz show that the viewer can get fully involved in and it increases your mental power and speed of thought.  So we must tune in on Monday nights to see if is as beneficial to us as Ray stated.    Pat Sexton evaluated the speech.
Marie Lynes gave an informative speech about Islam.   This is the second largest religion in the world with over 1.5 billion followers.   John Brennan evaluated Maire’s  speech  and thanked her for all the information on this religion which is in the media on a daily basis.
Next to the lectern was Michael Cronin with a speech entitled “Be Not Afraid.”   Michael was encouraging all present to have a plan to do a certain amount of speeches every year. Find something that interests you and be always be on the look out for ideas for a speech.  Liam Flynn evaluated Michael’s speech.
Mary Moynihan was Topicsmaster for the evening with topics ranging from “Tattoos”  to “It is not the years in your life but the life in your years.”
Our next Toastmasters Meeting is on Thursday 6th October  at 8pm and all are welcome.  This is the Humorous Speech and Tabletopics Contest Night.   So lots of laughter is guaranteed.  Guests are never asked to speak, so check us out.
Further information on Speakeasy Toastmasters can be had by visiting our website at or contacting Marie Fitzpatrick, President (086)8548389 or Helsa Giles, E.V.P. (086)0762015

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