Sunday, February 18, 2018

25 years a growing

This unique occasion will commencemorate our existence in the way we know best - through speeches. Since the first demonstration Toastmasters meeting was held in Mallow in October 1992,a whopping total of over 2,000 speeches have been delivered at Speakeasy Toastmasters. Each speech was an achievement for the speaker who delivered it, another milestone on the journey towards  excellent communication which is speaking with ease and confidence. Every speech was a story told, an opinion shared and a useful outpouring of ideas. 

So fluent were the members of Speakeasy that two collections of speeches were published. In 1995, "Unaccustomed as I am" became a local best seller. In 1999,it's sequel "Sin ScĂ©al Eile" proved to be equally popular. 

Down through the years, there were several guests at meetings  who said - "I could never do that". Yet, a short time later they found themselves delivering speeches with the skills of a professional. The ethos of Speakeasy Toastmasters is to encourage and motivate each member to be the best they can be. With a friendly, yet formal atmosphere, and an emphasis on quality evaluation we have helped our members to acquire communicating excellence. 

Our Celebration Night will feature an array of speakers, both former and current members who will entertain, enlighten and give us cause for reflection. Among the speakers will be well-known personalities like Matt Lawlee.
Matt is synonymous with humour and represented Speakeasy in the Irish and English District Final on two occasions, emerging triumphant in 1995.

He will be joined by Michael Cronin, another speaker who is renowned for his humour.
Michael was a District winner in 2008. Several other speakers are remembered for powerful presentations that live long in the memory of all those who witnessed them.Kieran Butler will deliver his very enjoyable ode to the single life. Bobby Buckley will regale the attendance with his tales of a Mallow childhood  Other speakers  include Kieran Buckley, Vivien Buckley, Joan Linehan and Deirdre Linehan.

This "Greatest Hits" package is guaranteed to entertain and enthrall or to borrow a phrase from Gay Byrne will have "something for everyone in the audience". Food and beverages will also be available on the night.

We wish to invite all our friends and followers to join us in our celebrations. If you have never been to Speakeasy before, this is an ideal opportunity to sample us at our best. Guests will not be cajoled into speaking unless they really want to! So, remember the date :Friday 2nd March at 8.00PM in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow. 

Meanwhile, our next meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd February at 8.00 PM. in the Hibernian Hotel. As always, a fine selection of speakers is on the menu. We look forward to seeing you there. 
For further information on our Celebration Night or on Toastmasters in general, please check out Facebook or contact Helsa Giles, President at 0838858848. 

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