Claire comes up trumps in Toastmasters competition

MEMBERS from the Tullamore Toastmasters club enjoyed an excellent night of topics followed by an inspiring speech from guest speaker Mark Bastow at last Thursdays meeting.

MEMBERS from the Tullamore Toastmasters club enjoyed an excellent night of topics followed by an inspiring speech from guest speaker Mark Bastow at last Thursdays meeting.

Mark’s speech entitled ‘A Recipe’ consisted of fascinating observations and tips on how to manage our time more effectively.

Topics master Kathleen Power tested Toastmasters members’ cinematic knowledge with various ‘movie titles’ featuring in the topics.

The main focus of the night was the speech evaluation competition with contenders Phil Newton, Claire O’Brien and Ciara Kinnarney.

All contenders did a great job evaluating Mark Bastow’s speech. Claire O’Brien won the competition giving a clear and encouraging well-articulated evaluation.

Claire will be representing Tullamore Toastmasters club in the Area competition which will be held on April 15 in the Tullamore Court Hotel at 3pm.

The next Toastmasters meeting takes place in the Tullamore Court Hotel this Thursday, April 5 at 8.30pm. As always the Tullamore Toastmasters club welcomes new members.

You can enjoy your first Toastmasters meeting as a spectator and there’s no pressure to speak so come along or bring a friend for support.

Tullamore Toastmasters can be emailed at tullamoretoastmasters@gmail.com or can be found at www.tullamoretoastmasters.org and on Facebook.