While toastmasters is an excellent way of improving a persons communication and leadership skills there is also a great social side to being a toastmaster. The meetings are run on time so that we can all have ample time in the bar afterwards so as to carry on the fun and banter that may have begun at the meeting. Also during the year we would have a number of nights out. On previous occasions we have gone mystery tours, meals out and visits to see a show.
As there are so many toastmasters clubs in the area, it provides a great opportunity to visit their meetings and meet others that are involved in toastmasters. The Speakeasy club shares an area with the clubs in Fermoy, the Failte club in Charleville and the Galtee’s in Mitchelstown. There is also a club in Blarney and a number of clubs in Cork city.
In both May and November of each year there are District conferences held. On these weekends members from clubs in both Ireland and the United Kingdom come together for a number of days. These are great social events as there are hundreds of people present and they are all out for a good time. The last conference took place in York and the next one will be held in Sligo.
The Speakeasy clubs next meeting will take place on this Thursday 21st of January. The meeting will begin at 8pm and finish at 10pm and takes place in the Hibernian Hotel. Everybody is welcome and guests will not be asked to speak.