Is your club organising an open night? John Russell from Plain Speakers wanted to promote his club’s open night, and contacted the local radio station.
Kildare FM invited him in for a live interview in the studio, and John gave an excellent introduction for visitors ahead of their event.
Here is a link to the interview, starting at about 24 minutes in. Enjoy!
It’s time to Talk up Toastmasters and win some prizes for your club!
Add and pay for 5, 7 or 10 or more New, Dual or Reinstated Members between the 1st February to 31st March 2018 and win TI shop prizes to the value of $20, $40 and $75. In addition Toastmasters International will award the “Talk Up Toastmasters” ribbon for your banner, plus give you a 10% discount on TI shop purchases.
Club Growth Director
We’ve launched our new hashtag campaign! Please help us by getting involved. Post photos of your club members — a group photo is ideal — and tag the post #WeAreToastmasters. Let’s take this message around the world!
Region 11 Advisor Aletta Rochat (seated, centre) helped us as #WeAreToastmasters launched formally at District Officer Training in Manchester on Sunday (28 Jan 2018). Photo by Martin Mansell.
We have been delighted to host Region 11 Advisor Aletta Rochat in District 71 for the past week. Division Directors Robert Brooke and Daniel Sandars in Divisions G and H created a jam-packed itinerary. In total, Aletta attended nearly than a dozen District 71 events! At the majority of these, Aletta led a workshop, so she’s been very busy to say the least!
Sharing a laugh at Milton Keynes Executive Action
While we’re only at the halfway point of the Toastmasters year, the end of December marks the end of the calendar year.
It’s a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, and also to reflect on the year that has been.
Whether this is your first year or your thirtieth, I hope you feel that this year in Toastmasters has given you not just new skills and confidence but also the joy of camaraderie, new friendships, and a feeling of being a part of something positive.
Looking ahead, I hope you will continue to find benefit in your involvement in Toastmasters, and continue to grow and develop both your public speaking as well as your leadership skills.
On behalf of the entire District Leadership Team, I wish you a very merry Christmas, and a healthy, happy and successful 2018.
District 71 Director
Adrian Melia was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Toastmasters by President Balraj Arunasalam
Popular photographer Adrian Melia was honoured in a very special way at his Toastmaster home club in Kildare town on Tuesday 24th October. In a break with normal proceedings, Toastmaster David Clinton interrupted the scheduled agenda for a few minutes with an important announcement. Read More
David Clinton from Athy Toastmasters won the 2017 Table Topics contest.
Guy Doza from Cambridge Speakers is the 2017 Humourous Speech champion
Congratulations to David Clinton and Guy Doza, winners of the autumn D71 Speech Contests in Sheffield.
Both these fellas use drama to make an impression, and it paid off big style! Read More
Toastmaster of the Year, Sharon O’Neill from Division A, and Safe Haven 2018 Conference Chair.
The D71 Steel City Conference announced the Hall of Fame recipients. Immediate Past District Director Michael Collins announced the Toastmaster of the Year – Sharon O’Neill of Blarney Toastmasters, Cork.