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International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest 25th February 2016

Save the date!

Dublin Toastmasters Club will be having its International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest 2016. 
Speech contests are a fundamental part of the Toastmasters educational programme. They provide a fantastic opportunity for Toastmasters to gain public speaking experience, as well as an opportunity to learn from proficient speakers. Please come along and support our amazing contestants who will be competing to progress towards area level contests.
All members and guests are very welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

4th February 2016 - Toastmasters joint meeting!

Save the date! Dublin Toastmasters joint meeting on the 4th February 2016! The Dublin club and the Eblana club will be having a joint meeting, it will be held at 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 at our usual time of 7.45pm. People learn more in moments of enjoyment - so come along and enjoy the meeting while you learn presentation skills, listening skills, how to both give and take constructive evaluation and answer a table topic or two! Visitors and new members are always welcome to join us, no prior registration is required. TIME: 7.45pm to 9.45pm.

Our first meeting after the Christmas break is this Thursday 7th January 2016

We hope all of you had a nice relaxing time over Christmas and the New Year. We will be back for our first meeting after the Christmas break this Thursday 7th January 2016 from 7:45pm. All guests are very welcome to attend. Guests’ admission fee is just €5 for the night. Just show up on the night and sign in at the door. No prior registration or booking is required. Hope to see you all there!

A Weekend of Toastmasters by Gillian Davidson

Europa Hotel Belfase

The Belfast Titanic Conference 7 – 9 November was the first full District Conference that I have attended. And it really was a full weekend. Friday began with a workshop from Bob Ferguson www.bobferguson.co.uk on “Competition – the driver for speaking excellence”. A few tips and many more on his website: Word count divided by 120 = time in minutes. Aim at 4.8 characters per word. Collect material all the time and never throw away a speech or speech draft material.

The Early History of Dublin Toastmasters (2601) by Ted Corcoran

District 18 Governor, Ian D. McIntyre from Scotland, presented charter #2601 to Paddy Cunningham, President of Dublin Toastmasters club, at a Charter Dinner in the Royal Hibernian Hotel, attended by over 70 guests, on 12th April, 1958. Among the guests were the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor James Carroll and the American Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Scott McLeod. The Dublin club thus became the first club chartered in Ireland.

This is how the story unfolded...

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