Toastmasters - Bishopstown Toastmasters       
Bishopstown Toastmasters
Public url for this Club



 Remember me

I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE

easy-Speak Training

District 71 
District 91 

About Our Club

On 9 November 2019 we had yet another great meeting of Bishopstown Toastmasters.  The club President Anita Howard opened the meeting at 11 a.m. and handed it over to Toastmaster Anthony Griffin, who brought a thoughtful and encouraging approach to his first performance of the role.  Timekeeper Anita Howard was prepared to keep things running smoothly.


            The first prepared speech came from Ros Longwill, who delivered a reflective and often funny piece on what makes a good leader and left us all with much to think about.  Next our Immediate Past President John Keating gave an inspirational speech about the importance of turning nerves into excitement to conquer impostor syndrome.  Finally Ronan Donovan contributed a heartfelt reading from the closing scenes of Macbeth.


            Poetmaster Bríd Flynn delighted and impressed us with her reading of her own poem ‘Ode to the Hairdresser’.  She was followed by Topicsmaster Damian Loftus, who drew many spirited responses with questions such as ‘What was the best advice you ever got?’ and ‘What is your pet hate?’  Kevin Walsh began his role as General Evaluator with a careful and considered introduction, and evaluators Murt Ó Súilleabháin, Conor Donovan and Marie Broderick supported this with their helpful and structured feedback.  Grammarian Barry Lynch, carrying out the role for the first time, heard his Word of the Day ‘Amazing’ used 22 times, and provided a report that was both detailed and encouraging.  Pausemaster Marian O’Mahony followed this with a thorough and humorous report, backed up with helpful examples.


            All those who took on roles during the meeting carried them out excellently, and we particularly thank and commend those who took on roles for the first time or agreed to do so at short notice.  Thanks also to everyone who attended, and to the staff of Bishopstown Library for their wonderful and patient support.


            Our next meeting is on Saturday 16 November, at the usual time of 11 a.m.  If you can, please arrive a few minutes early.  As always, guests are cordially invited to attend.  Guests will not be called upon to deliver a speech or topic, but they are very welcome to participate in the Table Topics session by raising their hands.  Please note that the Library has asked the club not to enter the room before 10.45 a.m., and endeavour to abide by this request.


            See you all soon!

Twitter Account
Newest Pic

The Toastmasters Mission
A statement of shared values

Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission, clearly defined in the following mission statement:

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater selfconfidence and personal growth.

Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club's purpose, and the organization as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.


Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Gain the confidence to speak up?

You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders. 

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 345,000 members in over 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing programme are sure to help you improve.

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You'll learn how to:

  • Formulate and express your ideas effectively
  • Be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations
  • Improve your one-on-one dealings with others

Don't delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren't born that way. As you progress in Toastmasters, you'll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.

Visit our next meeting - guests are most welcome. You won't regret it!


Toastmaster Automation v2.20 - Powered by easy-Speak   © 2005-19 MalW

Terms and Conditions (Revised 2018-04-23)       Privacy Policy (Revised 2018-04-23 16:00)
The names Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International
This website is developed, supported and financed by Toastmaster members for use in their own clubs and is only available to Toastmaster clubs. It is not financed or supported by Toastmasters International in any way.