Toastmasters

Lucan East ETNS will be running a toastmasters night in January for all parents in conjunction with Clondalkin Toastmasters. Find out more about Clondalkin Toastmasters below.

 

Clondalkin Toastmasters, a branch of Toastmasters International, was set up in June 1998. The club serves the Clondalkin district and the surrounding area. Our Club is made up of people from all walks of life who come together to practise public speaking, evaluating and inpromtu speaking in a supportive, friendly environment.

Where: Club meetings are held in Bewley’s Hotel, Newlands Cross, Clondalkin.

When: Meetings for season 2012 /2013 season will commence on Tuesday 4th of September and every second Tuesday of the month until early June 2013.

Next Meeting: Clondalkin Toastmasters next meetings are taking place on Tuesday 4th of September at 8pm. Our meetings take place in the Joyce Room. (Through the bar and on the right on the way out to the toilets)

September Meeting Dates: 4th & 18th

October Meeting Dates: 2nd 16th and 30th. Our meeting on the 2nd is our Club Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest.

 Guests are always more than welcome. Please come along to see what toastmasters is all about,

Want more information? Contact padraic.knox@gmail.com or call Padraic on 086-6752889

Look at the agenda: http://clondalkintoastmasters.com/club-schedules

The purpose of the Club is to enable members to improve their speaking skills and to gain confidence to express their ideas clearly and assertively, something, which will stand to them for the rest of their lives. Members become better listeners, thinkers and speakers. Members can also develop leadership skills by serving on the committee and by motivating, managing and leading the club.

There are various roles assigned to members at each meeting, some major and some minor but all important. The highlight of any meeting is the prepared speeches by the members who have volunteered that evening. Every speaker is assigned an Evaluator who points out the speech’s strengths and offers suggestions for its improvement. In this way, speakers can monitor their own progress and improve their performance. Experienced Toastmasters are available to act as Mentors for new members.

At each of the meetings there is also an opportunity for “impromptu” speeches during the “Table Topics” session. Toastmaster meetings do not involve either classes or formal training. Members learn by using the Toastmaster educational material and by their active participation at each meeting.

By joining Clondalkin Toastmasters and participating in the Club meetings, you will be investing your time and effort in developing your confidence and your ability to speak in public.