Welcome to Innisfree Toastmasters Club

Do you have a fear of speaking in public?

Do you want to overcome that fear?Fear Of Public Speaking

Then you will find that Innisfree Toastmasters will be just the solution for you!

Most people have a fear of speaking in public, and do absolutely nothing about it. Innisfree Toastmasters offers you a chance to step up and face that fear. Almost everyone here at Innisfree Toastmasters once had that same a fear. Some of us have now overcome it and are at different stages on their journeys, thanks to the supportive friendly and social environment here at the club.

Innisfree Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International; an organisation dedicated to improving people’s public speaking skills and dispelling those nerves everyone experiences as a public speaker.

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The association’s membership is 313,000 strong. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Benefits of joining Innisfree Toastmasters Club

Here is a selection of what our members answered when they were asked why they joined our club:

  • Gaining self-confidence and learning useful communication skills
  • Discovering unexpected talents for public speaking and leadership
  • Enjoying live entertainment and listening to a variety of speakers
  • Sharing knowledge, opinions and stories on a wide range of subjects
  • Following a structured learning programme at your own pace
  • Benefiting from a supportive and positive learning environment
  • Getting to know a friendly group of people from all walks of life
  • Losing my fear of public speaking and finding it can be fun
  • Becoming a better listener and feeling confident to exchange constructive feedback
  • Learning useful leadership skills and putting them into practice
  • Watching, supporting and mentoring others becoming successful
  • Having fun in a lively atmosphere on Wednesday evenings at the Sligo Park Hotel

 

News

Until next time…
Our final meeting of the 2016/2017 year took place on Wednesday 7th June in the Sligo Park Hotel. It was another very enjoyable meeting and we also had our AGM on the night where we elected members to fill the various committee roles for the coming year.

Our first meeting back for the 2017/2018 year will be on Wednesday 6th of September commencing at 8pm sharp in the Sligo Park Hotel.

If you wish to make contact with Innisfree Toastmasters at any stage you may contact our Club President Ronnie Gillanders on 087-9893067.
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Open Night
An Open Night was held by Innisfree Toastmasters on Wednesday 15th February in the Sligo Park Hotel.
A number of guests came along on the night to see how the club works and how anyone can benefit from the skills we develop as Toastmasters,
Skills such as communication and leadership are learned by all members as they go through their Toastmasters journey.
Guests are welcome at all of our meetings.
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And we’re back…
Our first meeting of 2017 was held on Wed 4th Jan and it was a fun filled night of speaking and indeed some reminiscing as Joss gave us a wonderful talk about “The song that takes you back” and we were treated to the song in question.
I look forward to this becoming a regular feature at our meetings as I am quite sure that all members will have a favourite song which takes them back.
Your Club President, Brian Fallon
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Happy New Year
Happy New Year and welcome fellow Toastmasters to a brand new year. I hope this year brings all that you hope for.
The start of a new year can often be a time for goal setting and a nice quote that I read recently and which you might follow throughout the year is:
“Eat when you are hungry,
Drink when you are thirsty,
And sing and dance as often as you can”
I look forward to seeing you all again this year and to lots more exciting meetings.
Your Club President, Brian Fallon
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Club Competition:
We had our club contest night on Wednesday 5th October. The contests which took place on the night were the Humorous Speech & Table Topics.
Winners on the night were Owen Greene, Tony Monaghan and Eddie McGurrin. We wish them all the best for the next stage of the competition.
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Open Night:
We had a wonderful open night on Wednesday 21st September. All of our guests on the night got an opportunity to come and see a meeting in progress.
Guests are welcome to come to any meeting of Innisfree Toastmasters including our competition nights, bring a friend and chat to us over a cup of tea at the break.
All our meetings commence at 8pm in the Sligo Park Hotel on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month. We always welcome guests to our meetings, no need to let us know you are coming, just show up and enjoy!
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Club Meetings

Innisfree Toastmasters meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from September through to June of each year at the Sligo Park Hotel from 8pm to 10pm.

Our upcoming meetings for 2017/2018:

September – 6th & 20th
October – 4th & 18th
November – 1st & 15th
December – 6th & 20th
January – 3rd & 17th
February – 7th & 21st
March – 7th & 21st
April – 4th & 18th
May – 2nd & 16th
June – 6th & 20th

Guests are always more than welcome.

Please come along to see what Innisfree Toastmasters is all about. Free to first time visitors.