Category Archives: News

Interview with our Club President Gareth Coghlan

  By William Killeen What does being Club President mean to you? Obviously, it’s a tremendous honour! I have a great sense of pride in the club, watching each of the members taking on new roles and developing with every speech they give, both in confidence and skills. Sitting at the top table in every… Read More »

Interview with our Past President, Karen O’Donnell

  By William Cotter   Interview with Dublin 18’s Past President, Karen O’Donnell on her achievement on winning the award for Toastmaster of the Year 2016 – District 71. Congratulations Karen on winning this award. How big a deal is this? This award is presented each year to one Toastmaster who has excelled and gone… Read More »

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 »

Toastmasters in Womens Prison – Dochas Centre, Dublin

Toastmasters in Prisons by Karen O’Donnell    I was presented with an invitation to take part in Speechcraft at the Dochas Centre, in Dublin. This speechcraft program allows experienced Toastmasters to present the fundamentals of public speaking.  Following on from the initial session where the various aspects of a Toastmasters meeting were explained to the… Read More »

How to write a speech in 10 minutes

 Ted Corcoran Workshop By Mairead Haugh and Andy Ellman CC This format is not just for a 5-7 minute speech, but can be used for a speech of any length –  the only thing that changes is the amount of content you choose! The Golden Rule – Pick something Simple, which will be Heard, Understood and Remembered! The… Read More »

Our D18 Tall Tales Competition, 27th January 2015

Hi all, Super meeting tonight. Big thanks to all who attended, organised and performed. As I suspected, there was a huge amount of humour from the speeches. (And the Topics) Andy was superb as Contest Chair and he is very close to receiving his CL award. Well done Andy, a really professional job. Mairead’s Topics… Read More »

Our D18 Toastmasters Meeting, January 13th 2015

Impressive turnout, especially considering the weather/traffic. Great to see you all. Gareth double jobbed, SAA and a speech about his grandad who was an army Captain during the Easter Rising. And it must be said, the story was told in his trademark enthusiastic style. Karina (Toastmaster) was superb, loved the theme and it created the… 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 »