Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Christmas Goose

Speakeasy toastmasters had their Christmas party night on Thursday 22nd December which was a very enjoyable night. With the food and decorations it created a very warm Christmas atmosphere.

The first talk was given by Bill Martin called solstice in which he outlined why we should celebrate at this time of year and plan the rest of the new year by drawing up our own mission statement and keep it that we can look it up every now and again to refresh ourselves. We should put in mood lifters in it to make it easier to keep. We should remember that there is always a path to go forward we should become inspired instead of being frightened.

The second speech was given by Mary Moynihan in which Mary acted out the story of the Christmas goose. In this she painted out very vivid pictures of being sent by a neighbor to buy a goose for Christmas we found out that it was not dishonest for country people to pull the wool over town people’s eyes and that people will go to any length to sell an old goose to someone innocent like Mary.

The third talk was given by Liam Flynn and its objective was to uplift the spirit which it did. In this talk Liam out lined all that toastmasters has done for him. He likened it to getting on a train and going into a carriage of people and going on a journey together they have all got different backgrounds but they are all going on the same journey only in toastmasters every one helps one another .This was a story from the heart how toastmasters gave him the confidence to speak his mind with confidence.

The final speech was given by Margaret O Regan; this was a very witty speech in which she outlined her big plans to write a great speech. Margaret outlined all the hurdles that you have to jump to get that speech.

The topics for the night were given by Mary Buckley and they ranged from men cooking to getting a gift for Mrs. Clause. The meeting was then addressed by Brendan Doherty area governor area 50 he was advertising the summer conference in Wexford next May entitled Words of Wisdom conference.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Nice and Easy meets Speak Easy

Speakeasy toastmasters had a very enjoyable meeting on Thursday 8th December. There were five speeches on the night; the first was from Tony O Regan. This speech told us of the joys of a skiing holiday and the drama involved when things go wrong. It was a very descriptive speech and we could see the pictures he was painting.
The second speaker was Helen Buckley from the nice and easy club in Cope, this was another very descriptive speech on a trip to Scotland we could imagine the views and shopping to be had in Scotland. The third speaker was Patrica Colman from the nice and easy club in Cope in this we were taken on another holiday this time to Spain. In this speech we heard how Patrica her sister and niece had a wonderful time in Spain. The fourth talk was given by Cait Murray this was a motivational speech in which Cait out lined how to cope with nerves and give a good speech. By setting a goal helps with anxiety, practise informally and imagine a good ending all help to give a good speech and we should live in the moment to help with shyness.
The fifth speech was given by Mary Buckley called what lies ahead. In which Mary tried to predict what would happen next year. It would be an interesting year if it all comes true.
The meeting was then addressed by Catherine Kelly Division Governor in which she outlined how she was a shy person until she joined toastmasters and Catherine never looked back since. After our tea and coffee break we had a very lively topics session from Liam Flynn with topics from celebrity chiefs to the seven dwarfs.
The next meeting is on 22nd December At 8pm in Hi Bi which is our Christmas party night it is open to everyone so if you have a chance come along for an enjoyable night


Sunday, December 04, 2011

Schools Contest

Schools contest
Speakeasy toastmasters held their annual schools contest on Wednesday 30th November. Six schools took part in the competition with two contestants from each school which gave a fantastic night of informative and entertaining speeches.
The schools and contestants were
Colaiste Treasa Kanturk, Orla Kelleher, Ginger Inequality
Aimee McCarthy, War is futile
Davis College Mallow Aidan James O Flynn, Ambition mankind’s propensity to begrudge
Eilis O Callaghan Visitors the universal code of customary procedures
Patrician Academy Mallow Jack Murphy, A close shave
John Linehan, A load of books that’s not my bag
Colaiste Mhuire Buttevant, Jenny Whyte, Super models the gods of our generation
Rian Jones, Irish youth do their fair share to help end poverty and hunger in the developing world
Scoil Mhuire Kanturk, Donal Finn, Negative words and incorrect descriptions
Edel Twohig, Take care of your mental health
St Mary’s Secondary school Mallow, Hazel Hennessy, Accents
Aisling Walsh, My guide to life.
On the night Hazel Hennessy came first, Eilis O Callaghan came second and Donal Finn came third.
The best schools were 1st Davis College, 2nd Patrician Academy,
3rd St Mary’s
The night was sponsored by Mallow Credit Union.