Category Archives: General

Letter from the Editor: Newsletter, December 2016

  December 2016   2016 has been another great year for Dublin 18. There were plenty of notable achievements the most significant of which was the awarding of Distinguished Toastmaster to three of our members, Colm Roe, Brendan Haughton and Karen O’Donnell.   Both Karen and Colm were awarded President’s Distinguished Awards for excelling in their… Read More »

The Belfast Experience

By Mairead Haugh After two false starts I finally arrived in Carrickmines, where my lift awaited me. Larry Power had kindly offered to give me a lift to Toastmasters International District 71 conference in Belfast on 7-9 November 2014. We hurried up the M1 at great speed, my capable companion and driver wasted no time… Read More »

December Newsletter

Letter from the Editor It is a privilege to write the editorial for the inception Christmas 2014 D18 newsletter. I joined Dublin South Toastmasters about two years ago, without any real preconceived idea of what the organisation was and how it might benefit me, or indeed the enjoyment it might bring. The journey has not been an arduous one, and I strongly believe that the… Read More »

Our D18 Toastmasters Meeting, 9th December 2014

To Dublin 18 Toastmasters Hi all, I really enjoyed that meeting. Everyone performed well. James (and Karen) excelled at counting our ems…funny! I particularly enjoyed ‘Larry Clause’ demanding 20 mins and General Evaluator Andy reminding him that TM Gareth calls the shots! Paula telling James to put the camera away…I’ve a personal story to tell that links… Read More »

Dublin 18’s first President in the spotlight

 An Interview with Colm Roe By Andy Ellman CC  When did you join TM and why? I attended the first meeting of Dublin South TM in 2011. Why? On a fear of public speaking scale of 1-10 I would have been nudging the upper limit. I gave an appalling Best Man speech when I was… Read More »

TM Gravitational pull

By William Killeen CC Most Toastmasters crave improvement in their skill levels, and in time, a reluctant though inevitable advancement to more challenging arenas of public speaking. I found that early stages of the competent communicator manual were a great start. However, the biggest increments to personal bests in public speaking happened for me through… Read More »

Our D18 Toastmasters Meeting, 25th Nov 2014

Our D18 Toastmasters Meeting, 25th Nov 2014 Hi all, Hope you all enjoyed the meeting as much as I did. Apologies for going over time with my Educational segment. And thanks again for your attendance; 16 out of 19 members attended (sadly Luke and Alberto are abroad so cannot attend). That’s quite a statement about… Read More »

Karen O’Donnell describes our Halloween Meeting, 29th Oct 2014

Quite a different meeting last night. We experimented with a different format – we placed Topics before the speeches, and the speech evaluations came directly after each speech. Andy Elman was our Toastmaster of the evening with a meeting theme of ‘winning’.  Visiting District 71 Governor, Luanne Kent, attended and presented our President Colm Roe with his… Read More »