Chance to get up close and personal with Toastmasters

Published 27/10/2015 | 00:00

Recipients of the Competent Communicator Award, back row, from left, Carmel Walsh (vice-president education), Emer Mulhall, Damian O'Carroll, Eamon Campion. From left, front row, Isabel Barros (president), Alan Smyth (area governor), Emma Reeves (secretary). Absent recipient Mike Quinn.
Recipients of the Competent Communicator Award, back row, from left, Carmel Walsh (vice-president education), Emer Mulhall, Damian O'Carroll, Eamon Campion. From left, front row, Isabel Barros (president), Alan Smyth (area governor), Emma Reeves (secretary). Absent recipient Mike Quinn.

Wexford Toastmasters Club are holding their open night at Greenacres Gallery in Wexford from 7.45 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 5.

The event is designed to showcase the club's activities and to attract new members. As is the case with every meeting, anyone who is interested in checking out the club is invited to attend free of charge. A Toastmasters meeting is essentially a fun and enjoyable learning-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their communication and leadership skills in a friendly no-pressure atmosphere.

Speech-making is only one aspect of the club's activities. By taking on various other tasks members learn skills such as motivation and leadership, effective and focused listening, critical thinking and impromptu speaking.

This year the club was proud to award seven members with the coveted Competent Communicator awards. Seeing other members reaching such milestones is a great achievement for the club as a whole. 'When you see how great these guys are and think that they too started with the "ice breaker" speech you see that Toastmasters really works,' said member Marion O'Neill.

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