Tuesday, September 04, 2018

New Season Begins!

Speakeasy Toastmasters begins it's new season of meetings in The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Thursday,6th September at 8.00PM.

At a time when many organisations fade away after a 10 year existence, Speakeasy is now in it's 26th year, continuing to achieve it's aims of enabling and empowering our members to communicate with confidence.

In an era when digital media is omnipotent,the need for oral communication skills has never been greater.The value of one on one communication, strong presentation skills and " good old fashioned" public speaking ability are at a premium - at work,at home and in the community.

Speakeasy Toastmasters, through it's communication and leadership programme enables it's members to master all of the necessary skills. January is usually the time for resolutions to change or "improve". September may well be a more appropriate time.You get a three months headstart and you overcome the post Christmas slump.

Many people cite fear when challenged with speaking in public.In Toastmasters we learn by doing, with the assistance and encouragement of fellow club members.We embody the words of the American philosopher,Ralph Waldo Emerson- "Once you do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain".

We meet on a fortnightly basis,from September to June.Guests are always welcome at our meetings and are never coerced to speak, unless they wish to do so. If you wish to learn a valuable life-skill , perhaps curious about our meetings or even looking for a good night's entertainment, why not pay us a visit?

In other news, Past President,Helsa Giles has been appointed Area 17 Director for 2018-2019.
Helsa Giles, Area 17 Director with her immediate predecessor, Liam Flynn.
A resident of Castletownroche,Helsa has been a member of Speakeasy since 2013."I have really enjoyed the experience of being in Toastmasters.Every meeting is entertaining and the atmosphere is so friendly",comments Helsa on her time in Toastmasters.Her role is to oversee and co-ordinate the activities of the Failte,Fermoy and Speakeasy Club's.We wish her every success in her new role.

In the meantime, the room is ready,the speeches are prepared as we wait for the starter's pistol for our first meeting of the Season on Thursday,6th September. Come along and witness the entertainment.

For more information about our Club, please check out our website speakeasytoastmasters.com.or on Facebook.Alternatively, contact President, Sean Corcoran - 086-6054784.

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