Monday, October 10, 2016

contest night!

This week’s meeting was the humorous speech and table topics contest night.
 Kieran Butler was Contestant Chair for the night.    He was a natural choice for this role as he won this competition last year.  He thanked Liam Flynn of Duhallow Landscaping for generously sponsoring the prizes on the night.      Five contestants participated in the Speech competition and three contestants participated in the Table Topics contest.

First was our President Marie Fitzpatrick with a speech entitled “Don’t Labour The  Point.”   Marie related very funny comments and incidents of her days as a Midwife.  In fact Marie said she could write a book of her experiences of working in the labour ward.   

Next we heard from Margaret O’ Regan with a speech titled “The Irish Mammy.”   Margaret recounted her efforts to send a parcel abroad to one of her children.   However half of what she was sending was not allowed go in the post and despite her efforts on two occasions to wrap and unwrap the parcel she left out one important item that was allowed.    

Brendan Foley was the next contestant with a speech titled “We Will Contact You.”    Brendan had us amused with the things you should say at an interview  and  what you really would like to say at an Interview.   

Next Sean Corcoran took to the Lectern with a speech titled “Blood, Sweat, Steam.”     Sean stated that he sees no purpose in watching or participating in “Operation Transformation.”   It is far better to attend a Gym or swimming pool and interact with like minded people there.  

Claire O’Connell was next up.  Claire took us on a culinary adventure stalking her domestic goddess who turned out to have feet of clay.

After tea break the Table Topics Contest commenced.  Brendan Foley, Sean Corcoran, Pat Sexton and Claire O’Connell had us enthralled with their reply to the topic  “If you could write a letter to your 10 year old self what would you say?”Dermot Kennedy was Topicsmaster for the night and had us on our toes with topics “If you were invisible for a day what would you do?”

Well done to all the Contestants who entertained us thoroughly.  Sean Corcoran and Brendan Foley will now go on to compete in the Area Final in Mitchelstown on 18th October in the Humorous Speech Contest.Pat Sexton and Brendan Foley will compete in the Table Topics Contest on the same night. 

Our next Meeting is on Thursday 20th October at 8 p.m. Sharp  in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow.  All are welcome.   Guests are never asked to speak.
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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