Speakeasy Toastmasters Club invites you to attend our opening meeting of the new season in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Thursday,5th September at 8.00 PM.
It is that time of year again.The nights are closing in, there is an Autumnal feel in the air, the All-Ireland Finals have been lost and won. It is a time that we seek out meaningful pursuits to prise us away from that "box in the corner"and all the ballyhoo about Brexit and Trump.Adult education classes become popular. Speakeasy Toastmasters is adult education and personal development course rolled into one with a lot of entertainment attached.
|Committee Members at Officer training
Like all adult education classes, Speakeasy helps it's members acquire and develop a skill. Our focus is on effective communication.The skill of speaking with confidence is hugely beneficial in work related presentations,in sporting and other voluntary or community organisations and in interpersonal communication.
Members of Toastmasters come from all walks of life and have varying skill levels. Some have prior experience of speaking in front of an audience and wish to develop their skills further, others join as inexperienced beginners and over a period of time become adept at communicating their ideas.The Toastmasters programme is self- paced, members present speeches when they feel they are ready. And assistance is on hand to help members at every step of the way.
Now in our 27th year, Speakeasy draws it's membership from the large hinterland area of North Cork - from "the County bounds" with Kerry to the Tipperary border. Our members hail from Kiskeam to Kildorrery, from Cecilstown to Castletownroche, from Banteer to Buttevant as well as the Mallow area. Our meetings have been described as hotbeds of education, entertainment and "the occasional gush of hot air".
Our incoming President Theresa O'Reilly describes Speakeasy as "having a hugely positive impact on his life.Over a few short years,I became comfortable about speaking before an audience and give presentations at work. Toastmasters enables us to speak out". Theresa believes that the biggest gift that Toastmasters gives it's members is self-confidence. Youget better all the time.You believe that you can do it.And help and goodwill you get from other club members is inspiring". Theresa's aim over the coming season is to preside over " enjoyable and rewarding meetings where new members and guests will feel at home".
So,why not let Speakeasy be your night class and forthnighly workout.You are welcome to attend our first meeting in The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on the 5th September at 8.00 PM.Guests are always welcome to attend our forthrightly meetings and are never obliged to speak unless they wish to do so.You are guaranteed a night of education, entertainment, humour and refreshments. For further information on Toastmasters and it's benefits, please check out our website speakeasytoastmasters.com or on Facebook.