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International Speech Competition: Held 21st February 2017

Congratulations to all those who took part in the South Dublin Toastmasters International Speech Competition held on Tuesday 21st February. Winner of the International Speech Competition was Killian Doyle and second place runner up Neil Keegan pictured below. Certifications were presented by competition Chairperson Eoin O’Brien. The Evaluation Competition was won by Margaret O’Halloran and runner up was Sheila O’Driscoll. Certifications were presented by competition Chairperson Eoin O’Brien. Thank you to all those who competed including Eugene Creegan, and Michael Kenny also pictured below.

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December 2016: Meeting on Tuesday 6th December – TALL TALES COMPETITION

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Our next meeting is on Tuesday 6th December at 7:45pm at our usual venue the Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown.

The nest meeting is a special Tall Tale competition which is great fun to watch. This is a competition and judging will take place.

The room is located on the minus one level. Car Parking is €2 and paid at reception with your ticket, mention Toastmasters when paying.

We have an exciting lineup of speeches and we welcome any guests looking to attend this meeting.

November 2016 – Update

1st November 2016 – John Kelly awarded Toastmaster of the year. On what has been a very successful year for John on his Toastmaster journey, he was earlier in the year awarded his DTM. Congratulations John from all your colleagues at Dublin South Toastmasters.

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April 2016: John Kelly, Club Founder celebrates achieving Distinguished Toastmasters Award

Dublin South Toastmasters celebrated another great event in April. John Kelly the founder of the Dublin South Toastmasters club received his Distinguished Toastmaster award.

Toastmasters is a worldwide organisation with over 300,000 members. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Speaking in public, is consistently ranked as number 1 of the most frightening things to do. It’s an irrational fear that affects most people in many situations – best Man speeches, work presentations or if you’re required to chair a committee. However irrational it might be, it is a very real fear.
It was apt that John received the highest award the Toastmasters organisation bestows at the Leopardstown club he started 5 years ago. The evening was a special night and Dublin South Toastmasters hosted a packed event. John’s friends, family and fellow Toastmasters celebrated John’s many achievements including delivering over 40 speeches, mentoring and leading at club and Dublin area level.
Dublin South Toastmasters has gained a reputation as a very successful and extremely friendly club, its members range in age from 20’s to 60’s and visitors are always welcome to attend any meeting. As they say ‘Visitors are not expected to speak, so just turn up, sit back and enjoy the meeting’ . Dublin South Toastmasters provides a supportive environment where members gain the skills and confidence needed to comfortably stand up in front of an audience. There is a tried and tested programme, but it’s flexible. You progress at your own pace, advancing when you’re ready to take the next challenge. Each meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor and members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure

Anybody wishing to find out more about the Dublin South Toastmasters can go to the contact section of this website!

Dublin South Toastmaster Club!
Dublin South Toastmaster Club!
John Kelly, family and friends
John Kelly, family and friends
John Kelly and fellow DTMs
John Kelly and fellow DTMs
John Kelly and Dublin South Toastmasters committee
John Kelly and Dublin South Toastmasters committee

Note: South Toastmasters meet on the 1st and 3 rd of each month at the Clayton Hotel,