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Speaking out with confidence

Malahide Toastmasters open night

Malahide Toastmasters showed what they are all about at a recent open night where they invited all-comers to come and have a look at what the public speaking club does and maybe learn to be a more confident speaker.

There was a strong attendance from both club members and new guests. The evening was a great success resulting in visitors signing up for new membership on the night.

Guest speaker on the night was Gerry French (Fingal Toastmasters) who kindly supported the Open Night and entertained the audience with a fantastic humorous speech.

Club President, Joanna McGurrin, opened the event and Ciara Hogan presided as Toastmaster for the evening.

A spokesperson fro the group said: 'We enjoyed a great table topics session where everyone had the opportunity to practice impromptu speaking. Following our usual Club meeting format, there was a poem recital, a selected word for the evening, two excellent speeches delivered by members, a grammarian review, time-keeping recording, speech evaluations and a general review of the evening.'

Malahide Toastmasters Club was formed on February 1, 1981 as part of the Toastmasters International Association. The Open Night event is traditionally held to offer the public the opportunity to attend a club meeting and experience how a Toastmasters Club meeting runs. This is a very friendly, welcoming club which meets fortnightly on a Wednesday evening at 8pm to 10pm from September to May in The Grand Hotel, Malahide.

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