Monday, October 24, 2016

Last of October

President Maire Fitzpatrick welcomed the large attendance to the fourth Meeting of the season on Thursday night last.   Toastmaster for the evening was Brendan Foley.   Don McSweeney, Topicmaster for the evening commenced the meeting with interesting topics  - Does song writing count as literature? Could you live without your Television or your Mobile Phone?

First Speaker was Theresa O’Reilly with a speech titled “Laws of Attraction.”Theresa outlined the principles of the Laws  of Attraction and informed us that Conor McGregor and Oprah Winfrey are two people who live by this principle being Positively, Feeling and Visualization.  Ronan Condon evaluated Theresa’s Speech.

John Brennan gave an informative Speech titled “The Internet of Things.”  He explained how through the internet Things can talk to Things example being you can use your mobile phone to turn your heating on or off. This is a new phase in the evolution of the internet and it is a case of science fiction is becoming science fact.  Bobby Buckley evaluated John’s speech and thanked him for his thought provoking speech.

Next to the Lectern was Jason Fitzgerald with his Icebreaker Speech titled “Starting West Moving North.”    Marie Lynes evaluated Jason’s Speech and welcomed him to the Club and congratulated him on a superb speech.

Pat Sexton was next up with a Speech titled “How to Eat an Elephant.” Pat outlined how you can undertake any task or write any speech by doing a little at a time by following the guidelines of ROPE that is Repetition, Observation, Presence and enthusiasm.  Claire O’Connell evaluated Pat’s Speech.
Mary Buckley was General Evaluator for the Meeting.

Sean Corcoran and Pat Sexton qualified from the Area Final of the Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest in Mitchelstown on Tuesday 18th October and competed in the Divisional Final of the Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick on Sunday last. They came third in their categories.  Well done to both of them.

Our next Meeting is on Thursday 3rd November 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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