Monday, August 28, 2017

Helsa Giles

Helsa Giles,incoming President Speakeasy Toastmasters Club.

Helsa Giles who resides in Castletownroche, has been installed as the new President of the Speakeasy Toastmasters Club. Helsa,who hails from Ballinadee in West Cork,will wear the chain of office for the Club's 25th Anniversary year.

Helsa joined Speakeasy Toastmasters in 2013 and has been a very committed member in various officer roles.Helsa found that Toastmasters gave her huge confidence.'If someone had told me  five years ago that I would be standing in front of an audience,delivering speeches I wouldn't have believed it!',comments Helsa.

'I also find the friendly atmosphere at meetings to be very encouraging.Toastmasters has given me huge confidence.I recommend it to anyone who wants learn communication skills or is looking for an entertaining night out'.

Helsa,who works in The Cope Foundation,lists some of her hobbies as cooking,mountaineering and hillwalking.She also points out that Speakeasy  members come from all walks of life and from all over the North Cork area,from Castletownroche to Kiskeam,from Rathpeacon to Rockchapel.'Guests are always welcome.Who knows?It could be a transformative experience like mine was!'

Speakeasy Toastmasters will hold their first meeting of the new season in The Hibernian Hotel,Mallow on Thursday 7th September at 8pm sharp.Guests are welcome and are never coerced to speak,unless they want to.

Speakeasy Toastmasters-An invitation

Speakeasy Toastmasters - An invitation.
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.
Other news.
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. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Speakeasy Toastmasters are back!

Speakeasy Toastmasters, Mallow, commence it's Meeting Season on Thursday, 7th September in The Hibernate Hotel, at 8.00 pm.
Now entering it's 25 year, Speakeasy continues to provide the opportunity for it's members to improve their communication and leadership skills.
Our meetings are always friendly and positive. Moreover, guests are always welcome and are never imposed on to speak, unless, of course, they wish to do so!
So,if you wish to gain the confidence to say some well chosen words on that special occasion, be it work or weddings, interviews or interpersonal communication skills, Speakeasy Toastmasters has something for you. Or, if you want an enjoyable night out, we provide that also!
Speakeasy members come from all sections of the community and from all over the North Cork area. Our members hail from Mallow to Millstreet, from Bweeing to Buttevant, from Cecilstown to Castletownroche. Our Meetings are held on alternate Thursday nights from September to June. So, if it's communication and craic you like,then you are more than welcome at our Meetings.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 7th September at 8.00 pm in The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow.
For further information, see our website or contact President, Helsa Giles 0838858848,or Pro, Pat Sexton 0861564567.