New Year invitation to try something new
‘ The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step’ - Buddha
IT’S that time of the year again when we reflect on our lives and we make resolutions. Usually, we decide to ‘ lose’ something, be it some weight or a bad habit. However, far more can be achieved by trying to ‘gain’ something, to acquire a good habit or a new and valuable skill.
January is also a time when we consider adult education classes for our personal development. If you haven’t done so already, have you ever considered acquiring or developing your communication skills?
The ability to communicate with clarity and confidence is an invaluable life skill which can transform your life. There are many reasons why people wish to learn communication skills - to help improve their self-confidence; to help in job interviews and work presentations; to improve their leaderships skills and to enhance their social and conversational skills.
Sometimes, gaining a new competency can be both satisfying and fun!
Speakeasy Toastmasters has been to the forefront in providing communication training in the North Cork and Duhallow area for 26 years. Since October 1992, when the first meeting was held in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Speakeasy has enabled its members to flourish.
We don’t just train, we entertain. Our motto is - “we learn most in moments of enjoyment”. Though our meetings appear formal, fun can be had. And, on many occasions, we have wit-nessed the “shy” and “introverted” members find their voices and soar with confidence.
But, we are not just about speaking. We also listen. One of the most fascinating aspect of our meetings is the diversity of subjects discussed by various speakers. From the sublime to the ridiculous, from the profound to the preposterous, speeches presented at our forthrightly meetings are a constant source of fascination and enlightenment.
So, if you are interested in gaining a new and vital skill why not pay us a visit? Indeed, one member, Liam Flynn of Millstreet, attended his first meeting in early January 2007, having read newspaper articles about our meetings and having his curiosity aroused. He took the first step, describing it as one of the best decisions of his life and the source of many enjoyable nights.
So, make a resolution and make that first step by coming along to our first meeting of 2019. It takes place in The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Thursday, January 10 at 8pm.
As always, guests are welcome and will not be obliged to speak unless they choose to do so.
For more information, please check out our website speakeasytoastmas[email protected] or follow us on Facebook. Alternatively, contact Helsa Giles 083-8858848.