Typical Meeting

  • Sergeant At Arms Opens The Meeting At 7:45 pm
  • President Addresses The Meeting
  • Toastmaster Of The Day Chairs The Meeting
  • Poetmaster
  • Grammarian
  • Timer
  • Prepared Speaker No. 1
  • Prepared Speaker No. 2
  • Prepared Speaker No. 3
  • Prepared Speaker No. 4
  • Impromptu Speaking: Table Topics
  • Refreshments at 8.50 pm
  • VP Education Announcements
  • Speech Evaluations & Reports
  • General Evaluation
  • Closing Of Meeting By Club President
  • Adjourn To The Bar At 10 pm

Mission Statement:

Every Toastmasters club share the same mission statement.The mission of Dublin South Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

A Structured Program

Dublin South Toastmasters use the tried and tested programme from Toastmasters International. This works both for the most nervous beginner as well as those more experienced. On joining, you will receive two key manuals:

Competent Communicator manual: This manual walks you through 10 short speech projects that you can take at your own pace. You will learn how to organise a speech, how to use gestures, how to speak with conviction and sincerity and how to motivate your audience.

Competent Leader manual: This manual provides 10 different projects that test your ability to listen, to provide feedback, to facilitate, to motivate and mentor.  Again this can be taken at a pace that makes sense for you.

Together these form the basis for conquering your main fears and learning the key skills. Later on, there are fifteen more advanced manuals that you may want to think about to develop your skills even further.

Helpful Feedback

The quality of comments that you get from other members is of utmost importance. We have all seen people’s confidence destroyed by insensitive criticism.

At Dublin South Toastmasters we use a system that encourages only the most helpful feedback.

Regular Meetings To Test All The Main Skills

Our meetings typically last just two hours. The opportunities to speak fall into three main categories:

  1. Speeches and Evaluations
  2. Table Topics
  3. Club roles such as Grammarian, Poetmaster and Timekeeper etc

Impromptu Speaking

An experienced member poses prepared questions and calls on members of the audience.