BRAY TOASTMASTERS CELEBRATE THEIR 35TH ANNIVERSARY
BRAY Toastmasters celebrated 35 years of public speaking at an event last Saturday night in the Esplanade Hotel.
Past members mingled with new members and everyone reminisced and danced the night away. Members of neighbouring clubs came along to congratulate Bray on their anniversary, and there were a host of past presidents there on the night. The group meets at the Esplanade Hotel every Monday evening at 8 p.m. and new members are always welcome. Anyone paying a visit to find out more would not be expected to speak. Part of the Toastmasters International organisation, they work together to provide a friendly, supportive environment, where people can learn to develop their speaking skills.
Of their membership of around 25 people, some are very experienced Toastmasters, who provide valuable critique for newer members.
New members always bring with them new ideas for speeches and more enhanced level of technical skills. This guarantees that the meetings are informative, up to date and interactive. Most importantly the meetings are about having fun, whilst developing speaking skills.
New members work through a programme of 10 speeches, starting with a short speech, the Ice Breaker Speech, for just 4 minutes. Working your way through power point presentations, speeches to persuade and speeches to inspire your audience.
Eddie Dunphy, Tessa Bond, Tony Bond and Phillip Devonport.
Committee members Laura Costello, Karl Hewitt, President Lynda Mooney,
Claire and Tom Foley.
Colin King and Brendan Haughton, Wicklow Toastmasters.
Paddy Lavelle and Annemarie Cooke.