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Karen O’Donnell Awarded Toastmaster of the Year, 2014

  Toastmaster of the Year – Karen O’Donnell At our meeting of 16th December (a joint Dublin South and D18 Toastmasters Event), Karen O’Donnell, CC, ALB was awarded ‘Toastmaster of the Year’ for Dublin South Toastmasters, to celebrate her amazing efforts in getting our new club up and running in 2014. (We recently posted one of… 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 »

Colm Roe Presented with Outstanding Toastmaster Award

  Dublin 18 Toastmasters Club President, Colm Roe,  was presented with an Outstanding Toastmaster award by Luanne Kent, Current District Governor of Toastmasters District 71. This was in part related to the conferral of Distinguished Club status on Dublin South Toastmasters, where Colm was formerly Club President. Well done to him. He adds this award to his Competent Communicator (CC) and Competent… Read More »

William Killeen wins Division M Competition

We asked Dublin 18 Toastmasters Competition Winner, William Killeen, about his recent success in the 2014 Division M Humorous Speech contest, and his subsequent participation in the Ireland/UK District final. 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… Read More »

Best of luck William

Best of luck from all at D18 William. We are all so proud of you. And regardless of what happens on Saturday just remember this…to compete at a District final after only 18 months in Toastmasters is quite a thing. In fact it’s more than just a thing…it’s meteoric! Your genuine modesty impresses me still.… Read More »

Ted Corcoran and Luanne Kent Visit D18 Toastmasters

Ted Corcoran, DTM and former President of Toastmaster International  gave an enlightening workshop on how to write a speech in 10 minutes. His advice on delivering the impromptu speech went down very well with members and guests at D18 Toastmasters. Ted was joined on the evening by Luanne Kent, District 71 Governor. We would like to thank… Read More »