A good speech…..
Toastmasters flourishes only because everyone is so generous with their time, efforts and creative energies, bringing a wonderful array of witty, inclusive and thought provoking speeches delivered with aplomb. A good speech must say something worth saying, be free from verbal bluff of any kind, and make its points with facility and directness. For the subject of your speech, you have the whole wide world to roam in and are only bound by the rules of good taste. Originality is vital, so stamping your personality is a must to make memorable and interesting speeches. A good structure, quotes and listening to the positive feedback from evaluators will insure one can climb higher next time.
|Kieran Butler about to take questions|
The second meeting of the season got off to a timely start with PresIdent Marie Lynes welcoming 11 guests, and also the usual suspect . Toastmaster for the evening was Margaret O’Regan making it all look easy as she unflappably sailed through a full program with ease. Jerry O’Callaghan was a diligent Timekeeper. Liam Flynn as Topicsmaster, gave us a great array of topics to get our teeth into, with Don McSweeny taking away best topic.
We had 5 delightful speeches, the first was served up by Marie Lynes who it seems moon lights for the British tourist board (I jest). She spoke of her fascinating trip to Oxford with its wealth of history, and her disappointment at not meeting Inspector Morse. Threasa O’Reilly, with a speech in titled “the ultimate challenge “ is obviously not just fit, but also well able to explain all the gear and transitional phases of a triathalon. She took away best speaker award for her effective use of visual aid. Ann O’Donovan is definitely no stranger to organising reunions, as she gave a confident presentation from start to finish on a very enjoyable trip down memory lane. ”Assessing the point “ was the title of Michael Boyle’s speech, delivered with an optimistic flourish, in an effective and interesting presentation. Kerin Butler is always a joy to listen to because he never shies away from intricate subject matters, giving us an oration on “Continental evolution, Creating a more perfect union”, with a question and answer session. Well done to all the speakers, who contributed greatly to a very enjoyable evening.
|Liam Flynn;Topicsmaster, Marie Lynes;President|
and Margaret O'Regan; Toastmaster
All aspects of the meeting were evaluated, and Ray Ryan acted as quality control, entertaining us in his role of general evaluator , awarding Pat Sexton a wel l deserved best evaluator. The 8th of October heralds the much anticipated Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest, guaranteed to be well worth coming along to. A very special night in the toastmaster calendar, and a great evening to come along to as a guest.
Competition can bring out the best, most compelling talent of the club. So to know more about an evening of sparkling entertainment and conviviality,
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