Speakeasy Toastmasters extend an invitation to the local community to our first meeting of the new season in The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Thursday 7th September at 8pm.
What is it all about?
Can you always say you really mean? Do you wish to have the confidence to say a few well chosen words on special occasions? If you feel apprehensive about speaking before an audience, take consolation. You are in good company! In various surveys, almost half the respondents listed speaking in public as their number one anxiety, outranking the fear of death or divorce by a two to one margin!
What can Toastmasters offer?
Toastmasters is devoted to showing it's members how to express their thoughts, ideas and opinions through an enjoyable, yet professional educational experience. 'Learning by doing' is the best way to learn and that is how Toastmasters works.
But I've never spoken before an audience!
The experience gained in Toastmasters will help you overcome the nervousness everyone experiences when speaking before an audience. It will help you to get your 'butterflies to fly in formation'. You will acquire the confidence and communication skills to address an audience.
How will I know how I'm doing?
To assist each member, the Toastmasters programme includes evaluation. Each member's speaking performance is evaluated by fellow members in a constructive and helpful fashion. Each meeting also has a Topics Session which gives members the opportunity to think on their feet and express their views on various issues, some quite serious, others humorous.
How can I use these speaking skills?
Your improved speaking skills will give you the confidence to communicate effectively at business meetings, job interviews, in community organisations and, of course, in conversation with friends.
So, if you wish to improve your communication skills in an atmosphere of fun and friendship, Toastmasters is the Club for you. Looking forward to seeing you in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on 7th September at 8 pm. Further information from Helsa Giles 083-885848. Pat Sexton, 086-1564567.
The First Anniversary of the sad passing of Tom O Connor occurs around this time. Tom was a very enthusiastic and entertaining member of our club who regaled us with his wonderful speeches and poetry. His hilarious recollections of his time in the Patrician Academy will live long in the memories of those who heard them. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.