Media Coverage

Having articles included in local publications or being interviewed on local radio or television is a wonderful way of getting the benefits of Toastmasters to our communities.  Please let me know if you get any media coverage and I will include it here.  Share on Facebook and tag @District 71 PR  – your message will be seen by many and I can then display it proudly on our District website.

District 71 PR Manager Laura Bruce (2nd from right) was interview by BBC Radio Scotland

BBC Radio Scotland interviewed District 71 PR Public Relations Manager Laura Bruce about public speaking and presentations for “Personal Best”. Some great tips for interviews, wedding speeches and presentations. Members of Toastmasters Inverness including some first-timers also interviewed! Have a listen:


Congratulations to Alex Knibbs who secured two pieces of media coverage of his newly-chartered club, Saffron Walden Speakers, in his local media.


Avril Stringer DTM, President of Linlithgow Speakers, was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland. The topic? Top tips for a successful speech. N.B. This episode of the Kaye Adams Show (Avril was interviewed in the last 30 minutes of the programme) is no longer available on BBC iPlayer.


District PR Manager, Karen O’Donnell, along with Sean Gahan and Ann Doyle, interviewed recently for the Farmers Journal (readership 235K)




Christine Rusk, member of Erne Speakers ‘Why every speech should be like a good three-course meal’

Click here to read more.   Published in 6 separate articles  (Total readership 300K)



Laura Ryan  member of EMC Ireland Toastmasters Club ‘Boost your sales, results in stepping out of your comfort zone’

Click here to read more. Published in 6 separate articles   ( Total Readership 36K) 


Essie Rewane of Eldergate Toastmasters Milton Keynes.  ‘Eight Ways to make a killer sales pitch’

Click here to read more (readership 46K)  The same article was also picked up by other media outlets.

Moira Beaton


Moira Beaton of Waverley Communicators, Division S had her article published ‘Public Speaking, From Good to Great’ – published with the assistance of Chantal Cooke.

Click here to read more.



Dave Linehan, Division M had his article published ‘How to connect with an audience when you speak’ – assistance through our external Publicist, Chantal Cooke.

Click here to read more.  (Readership 40K)




Simon Scriver, current District 71 International Speech Contest Champion 2016, had his articles published with the assistance of Chantal Cooke, our external Publicist.

Click here  to read more.  (Readership 47K)








October 2016 – written by Adrian Melia, Kildare Toastmasters, Area 28, Division D

The Kildare Nationalist (readership 15K)




Laura Bruce, Division S had her article ‘Share what you know and doors will open’ published with the assistance of our external publicist, Chantal Cooke.

Click here to read more.  (Readership 20K)





October 2016 – written by Michael Maunsell, Clonmel Toastmasters, Area 8, Division D

Tipperary Nationalist – (readership 10K)





September 2016 – written by Karen O’Donnell, District PRM

The Farmers Journal  (readership 235K)






Francis Cahill  has written and had published 4 articles with the assistance of our external publicist Chantal Cooke.  This article ‘Are you being heard’ can be see in here: wiltshirebusiness-2016-08-toastmasters  5  

5 Seperate articles (Total readership 910K)




August 2016 – written by Kathleen Boland, Plain Speakers Club, Area 26, Division M

Leinster Leader








Carmel Wynne of Engineers, Division M had articles published and also gave a radio interview

Click here to listen to her interview.


may-2016 May 2016 – written by Adrian Melia, Kildare Club, Area 28, Division D

The Kildare Nationalist  (readership 15K)
















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