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Irish Talkers

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From Toastmasters in Cork Ireland, "The Talk Show for Talkers" is hosted by Toastmasters Ted Mellamphy, Moira O'Brien DTM & Paul O'Mahony together with guests. All about Communications, Confidence, Leadership and Public Speaking - the Toastmasters International Way.

628 Episodes | 2017 - 2021

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September 27th, 2021

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Episode 4

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September 26th, 2021

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September 25th, 2021

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Intro: & " "

September 24th, 2021

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Intro text:

The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including:

Thought for the week:

And Word of the week:

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Could you make an impromptu speech?

September 20th, 2021

14:56

If you were asked, would you be able to give an impromptu 5-7 minute speech on a subject which you were given a few minutes before?

Build back stronger

September 19th, 2021

12:26

Paul will enlighten us on what  “Build back stronger” means in relation to Toastmasters. Inspired by International President, Margaret Page, in the …

Positivity: The Power of Choice

September 18th, 2021

11:27

Samantha Rea talks about how optimism can be a choice, and that it is not always an easy one. (Link to YouTube).

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Intro: DELIRIUM & "What goes around..."

September 17th, 2021

12:08

The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including:

Thought for the week: "What goes around, comes around" - proverb.

And Word of the week: DELIRIOUS

Poetry in Toastmasters

September 13th, 2021

13:28

We continue the conversation with Aine O'Neill who is the official District 71 Poet in Residence - the first time this has post been made.

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Time to change to the Best Type of Public Relations?

September 12th, 2021

12:43

Paul turns his attention this week to Public Relations and talks about what he considers to be the best type of PR.

Interview with Aine O'Neill

September 11th, 2021

12:10

Our interview guest this week is Aine O'Neill, a member of Irish Life corporate club and also Viking Voicer, and who is also the very first Poet in Residence for District 71.

Intro: GARGANTUAN & "You aren't learning..."

September 10th, 2021

12:21

The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including:

Thought for the week: GARGANTUAN

And Word of the week: "You aren't learning anything when you are talking"  - Lyndon B Johnson

The power of Speechcraft

September 6th, 2021

15:03

Ted, Moira and our guest Therese Kinehan discuss the important and benefits of the Speechcraft programme both to the organisers/mentors etc as well as the Speechcrafters themselves.

The most useful project on Pathways

September 5th, 2021

13:50

This week Paul turns his attention to Pathways and looks at a project which he considers to be the most useful to the greatest number of Toastmasters.

Interview with Thérèse Kinahan

September 4th, 2021

17:11

Our interview guest this week is a well known Toastmaster in District 71, Thérèse Kinahan. She is a member of Clondalkin & Loughrea Toastmasters …

Intro: PROFANITY & "Working hard for something ..."

September 3rd, 2021

11:58

The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including:

Thought for the week: "Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion". Simon Sinek.

The 2021 International Convention

August 23rd, 2021

15:07

As the 2021 International Convention commences today, the panel discuss what happens at the convention, why it is important and why you should attend …

When clubs stop allowing online attendance there are big consequences

August 22nd, 2021

12:39

Paul turns his attention to a topic that is being considered by many clubs today and that is whether to continue online, go totally onsite, or go …

Les Brown "It's Not Over Until you win" Part 3

August 21st, 2021

12:47

Continuing from the last two weeks, this is the final excerpt from Les Brown's speech "It's Not OVER Until You Win! Your Dream is Possible" given at the stage at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Intro: GRAVITAS & "What is important is..."

August 20th, 2021

11:30

The introductory episode of this week’s four podcasts including:

Thought for the week: "What is important is seldom urgent, & what is urgent is seldom important" Dwight E

And Word of the week: GRAVITAS

A President’s Path Around the World

August 16th, 2021

14:02

Paul and Ted discuss some of the matters that arose out of International President Richard Peck's extraordinary virtual travels around the world, …

Your Club is a Brand

August 15th, 2021

15:07

Paul takes a sideways look at branding, arguing that your club is a brand and should be used as such in your publicity.

Les Brown "It's Not Over Until you win" Part 2

August 14th, 2021

13:36

Continuing from last week, this is the second exerpt fro Les Brown's speech "It's Not OVER Until You Win! Your Dream is Possible" given at the stage at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Intro: EXTRAVAGANZA & "To attain knowledge..."

August 13th, 2021

10:13

The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including:

Thought for the week: "To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day." Lao Tzu

And Word of the week: EXTRAVAGANZA

A look back at 8 weeks of Speechcraft

August 9th, 2021

14:45

The panel discuss the latest speechcraft sessions that have been taking place in Division A in District 71.

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The Trouble With Speech Contests

August 8th, 2021

13:07

Paul muses on the issues that can arise as a result of holding speech contests.

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Les Brown - "It's not OVER until you win"

August 7th, 2021

14:30

Les Brown is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the US. Here he is in the first part of a speech entitled "It's Not OVER Until You Win! Your Dream is Possible" given at the stage at the Georgia Dome …

Intro: INDEFATIGABLE & "Leadership is a process....."

August 6th, 2021

10:43

The introductory episode of this week’s four shows including:

Thought for the week:  "Leadership is a process, not a position" - Ryan Holiday. 

And …

More from Gearoid Murphy

July 26th, 2021

15:51

Ted, Paul and Moira put more questions to Gearoid, continuing the conversation on copyright as well as looking at Gearoid's activities outside of …

Do not infringe copyright

July 25th, 2021

9:37

Paul discusses how we can get into serious financial trouble by using copyright material.

Interview with Gearoid Murphy

July 24th, 2021

15:31

This week's guest is Gearoid Murphy

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Intro: INCULCATE & "The supreme quality..."

July 23rd, 2021

12:43

The introductory episode to this week's series of podcasts including:

""The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is in a toastmaster …

The Grand Finale

July 19th, 2021

15:08

Moira discusses various ways to end your speech, prompted by this article "The Grand Finale: 12 ways to end your speech" from West Side Toastmasters.

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Interview with Michael Sexton

July 17th, 2021

15:45

Our guest this week is Michael Sexton DTM, immediate past president and currently VP Public Relations for McAfee Toastmasters in Cork city.

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Installation of new officers

July 16th, 2021

13:06

This week Paul turns his attention to the installation ceremony that Toastmasters International recommends for all new officers, both club, area, …

Intro: RESPLENDENT & "Life is short, break the rules...""

July 16th, 2021

11:12

The introductory episode to this week's series of podcasts including:

"Life is short, break the rules. forgive quickly, kiss slowly., love truly, …

So what does the President have to do?

July 12th, 2021

12:28

Ted Mellamphy is the new president of his club, Blarney Toastmasters. Moira O'Brien is the outgoing President. Ted introduces conversation on what …

Questions for the New Toastmasters Year

July 11th, 2021

10:56

Paul discusses questions that should be asked for the new Toastmasters year that has just begun this month.

How to Start a Speech

July 10th, 2021

13:26

This week our guest spot is devoted to a recoding from Conor Neill - How to start a speech.

Conor is a sought-after keynote speaker on leadership. As an entrepreneur, he has founded 4 companies, selling 16 private jets …

Intro: CLINCH & "Difficulties are meant to rouse..."

July 9th, 2021

11:56

The introductory episode to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the week: "Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The …

Further thoughts from Kyle Murtagh

July 5th, 2021

15:23

Paul draws out our guest of the week Kyle Murtagh to discover more about his life in and out of Toastmasters. Kyle has published a book called "The …

Will you attend: District-wide Club Officer Training & our International Convention?

July 4th, 2021

15:12

With the imminent start of Club Officer Training and the upcoming International Convention, Paul opens the discussion by asking if you will be …

Interview with Kyle Murtagh

July 4th, 2021

12:45

Our interview guest this week is the winner of the District 71 and Region 10 International Speech Contests, Kyle Murtagh. Kyle is a member of  Central Toastmasters in Glasgow. 

Intro: IMPERVIOUS & "Ever tried. Ever failed...."

July 2nd, 2021

11:40

The introductory episode to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the week: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett. And

Word of the week: IMPERVIOUS

Belonging to 5 clubs? Why?

June 28th, 2021

16:39

Our guest this week, Andrew Bennett, tells us about the various clubs that he belongs to and why he joined them, as well as his thought on some other aspects of Toastmasters.

The New Training for Area Directors

June 27th, 2021

15:59

Paul turns his attention to some new training ideas for both area directors and for club officers.

Interview with Andrew Bennett

June 26th, 2021

15:19

This week's guest is Toastmaster Andrew Bennett who is a member of 5 clubs! Berkeley Square Speakers is his first club, and he is also a member of Excalibur Advanced Speakers, Experience French Toastmasters, Firebirds …

Intro: PROTRUDING & "If you get out of Toastmasters.."

June 25th, 2021

10:45

The introductory episode of this week's series of Podcasts including:

Thought for the week: "If you get out of Toastmasters everything you should get …

Achievement Recognitions and Aspirations

June 21st, 2021

11:09

Paul and Ted discuss the recognition of achievements and aspirations for the future.

Celebrate the Positives

June 20th, 2021

12:01

 "Celebrate the Positives of the Past Year!"  by our International President

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Oprah Winfrey commencement speech

June 19th, 2021

14:03

Oprah Winfrey commencement speech at Spelman College.

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Intro: INDIGENT & "The only skill..."

June 18th, 2021

11:56

The introductory session to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the week: INDIGENT, and

Word of the week: "The only skill that will be important in the 21st century is the skill of learning new skills. …

More from our guest Marie Rose Calder

June 14th, 2021

15:23

In the last episode from this week's podcasts, Marie Rose Calder, our interview guest this week, talks about life and Toastmasters.

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It's time to celebrate Clubs and Individuals

June 13th, 2021

12:39

As we come to the end of the Toastmasters year and a change in Leadership, it's the time to celebrate the achievements of both individuals and their clubs.

Interview with Rose Marie Starkey-Calder

June 12th, 2021

11:27

Rose Marie Starkey-Calder, from Luton Communicators, Luton Speakers and Women's Voices clubs, is our interview guest this week.

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Intro: PRIVILEGE & "Only three things happen naturally..."

June 11th, 2021

14:09

The introductory session to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the week: PRIVILEGE, and

Word of the week: "Only three things happen naturally in organisations: friction, confusion and …

Ben Sloyan on Digital Business and more

June 7th, 2021

13:53

Our interview guest this week, Ben Sloyan the current District 91 champion, shares more information about himself and talks about Digital Business and much more.

Vocal Variety and the best kept secret

June 6th, 2021

13:05

Paul O'Mahony turns his attention this week to the subject of vocal variety. He also discloses what he considers to be the best kept secret.

Interview with Ben Sloyan

June 5th, 2021

16:43

Our interview guest this week is the winner of the District 91 International Speech Contest, Ben Sloyan. Ben is a member of Casterbridge Speakers, Hamwic Speakers - Southampton, and Pegasus Speakers Advanced.

Intro: WINCE & "Fearlessness is like a...

June 4th, 2021

10:27

The introductory episode of this week's series of podcasts from The Talk Show for Talkers including:

Thought for the week: "Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more …

How to ruin a speech

May 31st, 2021

10:22

Moira talks about ways in which you can completely ruin a speech.

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How to set up a new club - quickly

May 30th, 2021

11:56

Paul demonstrates how it is possible to set up a club in a very short space of time. Recently he set up Toastmasters for Golf in the space of a few …

Should we learn debating skills

May 29th, 2021

14:42

Should we?

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Intro: GRAFT & "Do not fear to be eccentric..."

May 28th, 2021

12:11

The introductory episode to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

More from Gemma Nevers

May 24th, 2021

12:39

Gemma Nevers, our interview guest this week, talks about the relevance of Toastmasters to her outside life, the pandemic and the international aspect of Toastmasters.

Inter-Club Collaborations

May 23rd, 2021

12:08

Paul discusses how clubs can co-operate and collaborate.

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Interview with Gemma Nevers

May 22nd, 2021

12:15

Our interviewee this week is toastmaster Gemma Nevers, incoming president of Northavon TM and a member of Bristol Central Speakers. 

Intro: IMPUDENT & "What is important, is seldom..."

May 21st, 2021

10:50

The introductory episode to this week's series of The Talk Show for Talkers including:

Thought for the week: "What is important, is seldom urgent & what is urgent is seldom important" - Dwight D Eisenhower

Word of …

VTMCon - What the blankety blank is that?

May 17th, 2021

12:12

Have you heard of VTMCon? No? Well listen in and you will find out all about this amazing innovative conference, independently organised by a number of international Toastmasters clubs around the world.

Beat the Clock - incentive for your club

May 16th, 2021

14:13

This week Paul turns his attention to how Toastmasters International incentives clubs with financial and other incentives to meet certain targets etc …

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

May 15th, 2021

12:24

Luvvie Ajayi Jones isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," …

Intro: ACCLAIM & "Between stimulus & response...."

May 14th, 2021

11:12

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

Thoughts on Design and Club Growth

May 10th, 2021

15:57

Our guest Diane Richardson was recently elected as the incoming Club Growth Director for District 91 in the southern UK. She talks with Ted and Paul …

About the Whova Conference App

May 9th, 2021

14:30

Toastmasters District 71 is going to use the Whova conferencing app to deliver the District Conference and the is already a huge amount of …

Interview with Diane Richardson

May 8th, 2021

14:38

Diane Richardson, Director of Area 34 in District 91, is our interview guest this week Diane is a member of Chiltern Speakers where she is Immediate Past President.

Intro: CRASS & "Success is a few simple...."

May 7th, 2021

10:21

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

From Guest to Member

May 3rd, 2021

13:41

Inspired by this article in the Toastmasters Magazine, we talk about how to convert the guests who come to our meetings to willing members.

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Our District Conference coming soon

May 2nd, 2021

15:12

Our District conference here in District 71 is approaching rapidly. Paul takes a look at the agenda and Moira looks what is happening behind the …

Simon Sinek on Empathy in Leadership

May 1st, 2021

15:43

Simon Sinek is no stranger to this podcast, we have featured many of his audio pieces before but this is one of the most interesting (in the view of the writer). Here he is talking about empathy in leadership.

Intro: SEMINAL & “Life is better when..."

April 30th, 2021

8:56

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

Intro: AMICABLE & "It's been said that laughter..."

April 30th, 2021

12:25

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

Kelly Swanson on Storytelling

April 19th, 2021

19:01

Our interview guest this week, Kelly Swanson, talks about storytelling. Not to be missed!

Kelly can be seen again at the District 71 conference in May where she is a Keynote speaker.

How to make your Speech Contest More Attractive by Holding a Conference

April 18th, 2021

9:08

Paul, as a Divisional Director (Division A in District 71) has much experience in holding speech contests. How can we make them more appealing to a …

Interview with Kelly Swanson

April 17th, 2021

12:58

Our interview guest this week is Kelly Swanson, an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion Hero television show airing on Amazon Prime. She …

Effective Communication with Gavin Meikle

April 12th, 2021

17:38

Our interview guest this week, Gavin Meikle, expands on his view of communication and especially effective communication.

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Leading a Team of Judges for Area, Division & District Speech Contests

April 11th, 2021

12:43

Paul continues with discussion around the contest season, this week concentrating on leadership in the area of judging - notably the Chief Judge.

Interview with Gavin Meikle

April 10th, 2021

13:03

Our interview this week is with Gavin Meikle from Solent Speakers and Spinnaker Speakers in District 91 where he is Vice President Education in both …

Intro: ASTRONOMICAL & "I hear & forget..."

April 9th, 2021

11:33

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

How Toastmasters can lead to a second career

April 5th, 2021

15:42

Our guests Cathy Shelbourne talks about how Toastmasters was instrumental in her second career, as well as talking about other promotional ideas for your club.

How Toastmasters Vote

April 4th, 2021

14:05

As we are coming up to the season of Area, Division and District elections, Paul takes a look at how the voting systems work.

Interview with Cathy Shelbourne

April 3rd, 2021

14:28

This month's winner of the VPPR of the month is our Interviewee today: Cathy Shelbourne, from Ipswitch Electrifiers

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Intro: SUPERCILIOUS & "Success is a few...."

April 2nd, 2021

11:36

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

How software engineering underpins everything!

March 29th, 2021

14:25

We continue the conversation with Christian Collinson, who just happens to be a software engineer working for a company with the Royal Navy in …

Designing and Directing a Conference

March 28th, 2021

13:50

Paul discusses the myriad of issues surrounding the staging of an online conference.

Interview with Christian Collinson

March 27th, 2021

11:24

This week's interview guest is Christian Collinson, Sergeant at Arms at Shilling Speakers & deputy VPE at Spinnaker Speakers.

Intro: HULLABALLOO & "I've learned that I still have...."

March 26th, 2021

10:53

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

Contests & the Pandemic - pandemonium on stage?

March 22nd, 2021

13:01

Together with our guest Marian Brennan, we discuss how the contests have developed from on-site to online, and the challenges and opportunities that this has generated.  

Watch Your Language - when should you swear?

March 21st, 2021

11:33

Paul discusses the tricky subject of good and bad language.

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Interview with Marian Brennan

March 20th, 2021

15:03

This week's interview guest is Marian Brennan, a life coach and a member of Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters. Currently Division Director for Division C (NW Ireland).

Intro: MODERNITY & "The meaning of life is...."

March 19th, 2021

10:22

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts in which Ted and Paul discuss a thought for the week and a word of the week:

Thought for …

Continuing the conversation with Pat Caslin about poetry

March 15th, 2021

13:23

We continue the conversation with Pat Caslin on poetry within Toastmasters. UNESCO World Poetry Day falls on March 21st this year.

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Poets help Toastmasters

March 14th, 2021

14:05

Paul looks at how poets and poetry can be incorporated into Toastmasters. Why have poetry at a meeting? Inspired by an article in this month's

Interview with Pat Caslin

March 13th, 2021

14:08

Our interviewee this week is toastmaster Pat Caslin, a member of Dún Laoghaire Toastmasters where he is VP Membership. He is also past Area Director for D71 Area 5.

Intro: LURCH & "There's that fine line...."

March 12th, 2021

11:18

The opening segment of this week's series of Podcasts including:

Thought for the week from Prakshi Gupta   - "There's that fine line between confidence and overconfidence. You set the world afire by one, and yourself …

Julian Cereceda - continuing the conversation

March 8th, 2021

10:59

Continuing the conversation with Julian on Toastmasters.

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Renewing Your Membership

March 7th, 2021

12:38

With membership renewals coming up this month Paul looks at the whole subject of renewal - both in Toastmasters and more generally.

Interview with Julian Cereceda

March 6th, 2021

16:30

Julian Cereceda is a member of Manchester Communicators and Advanced Orators. He is currently Area Director for Area N48 in District 71.

Intro: FACILE & "If you think you are too small...."

March 5th, 2021

12:35

The opening segment of this week's series of Podcasts including:

Thought for the week from Anita Roddick - "If you think you’re too small to have an impact try going to bed with a mosquito in the room." and

Word of the …

The new online Speechcraft programme

March 1st, 2021

25:44

Ted introduces a discussion on the recently published online version of the Speechcraft programme which he has been running for the past few weeks.

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Teamworking on a Club Committee

February 28th, 2021

12:50

Paul discusses how teamworking works in a club committee and he proposes a recommendation.

Happying with Derren Brown

February 27th, 2021

24:17

What happens when someone who is obsessed with human behaviour, instead of becoming a psychologist, chooses a career in entertainment? Mentalist and …

Intro: EXULTANT & "Don't count the days..."

February 26th, 2021

13:13

The opening section of this week's series of Podcasts including:

Thought for the week: "Don't count the days, make the days count" - Muhammad Ali

Word of the week: EXULTANT

"YOU" is the Personal Story

February 22nd, 2021

9:57

Paul looks at how your stories can be personalised and made more impactful.

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Your District Needs You

February 21st, 2021

11:38

The time is approaching when nominations for District Leadership roles are closing. Paul discusses the various roles and why you should apply.

Top 10 Rules from Warren Buffett

February 20th, 2021

13:21

Warren Buffett is the most successful investor today. Here is a compilation of audio giving his top ten rules.

Intro: GAMUT & "The meaning of life is..."

February 19th, 2021

10:43

The opening section of this week's series of Podcasts including:

Thought for the week: "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso

Word of the week: GAMUT

Talking Networking and Comedy

February 15th, 2021

18:22

Ted and Paul continue the conversation with comedian Beatrice Freeman.

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How to charter a new club in six to eight weeks

February 14th, 2021

13:47

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Interview with Beatrice Freeman

February 13th, 2021

15:27

Our interviewee this week is Beatrice Freeman. Beatrice is a member of Moody's London and Wharf Speakers but she has visited over 30 clubs in Districts 91 & 71 in the little over the one year that she has been in …

Intro: BRAVURA & "All life is...."

February 12th, 2021

10:17

The introduction to this week's series of podcast episodes including:

Work of the Week: BRAVURA and

Thought for the Week: "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better" - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The role of the VPPR

February 8th, 2021

15:32

Ted talks with James Finnegan on the role of the VP Public Relations.

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What is your District Mission?

February 7th, 2021

12:48

Paul delves into what is the mission of your district?

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Interview with James Finnegan

February 6th, 2021

12:41

The February winner of the District 71 Vice President of Public Relations draw is James Finnegan from Tralee Toastmasters.

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Intro: QUIRK & "Whatever you can do or dream..."

February 5th, 2021

11:13

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the week: "Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. Boldness …

How to bring your audience into your story

February 1st, 2021

14:02

Storytelling is one of the most important aspects of public speaking. Paul looks at how to bring your audience into your story.

The Name of your Club is Important

January 31st, 2021

12:41

I guess this is something that your club hasn't really thought about..... Paul delves into what it means to name your club in a particular way.

Simon Sinek on leadership

January 30th, 2021

15:37

One of Simon Sinek's best presentations on leadership - Leadership and being a Leader.

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Interview with Rachael McDonald

January 30th, 2021

0:43

December's winner of the draw for the District 71 Vice President of Public relations goes to Rachael McDonald from Dunfermline Toastmasters in Scotland.

Intro: UP & "To go fast...."

January 29th, 2021

12:04

This is the introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts with our usual mix of:

A thought for the week: "To go fast, go alone, to go far, …

Is There A Podcast in your Future

January 25th, 2021

14:42

Ted discusses how podcasting can be a great way of extending your public speaking experience.

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Break Away From the Ordinary at Meetings

January 24th, 2021

10:11

Paul discusses the ways in which meetings can be enhanced by breaking away from the ordinary routine, following on from International President

Why good leaders make you feel safe

January 23rd, 2021

13:04

From TED in 2014 - What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — …

Intro: SUBSIDE & "We lay down our arms..."

January 22nd, 2021

10:50

This is the introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

The word for this week: SUBSIDE and

The thought for the week: Amanda Gorman - "We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one …

Pat Johnson on Speechmaking and Membership Growth

January 18th, 2021

17:23

In the final episode with our distinguished guest Past International President Pat Johnson, she talks about her thoughts on speechmaking and on how to grow membership in these online times.

Pat Johnson on Regional Advisers

January 17th, 2021

13:38

Continuing the conversation with Pat Johnson, Pat goes into detail about the role of the Regional Adviser.

Interview with Pat Johnson

January 16th, 2021

16:38

Canadian born Pat Johnson became International President of Toastmasters in 2010/11. Currently she is regional adviser for Region 10 and she talks with Ted Mellamphy.

Intro: DUENDE & "To write a great book..."

January 15th, 2021

15:29

This is the introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

The word for this week: DUENDE and

The thought for the week: Naval Ravikant -  "To write a great book, you must first become the book" 

EXAGGERATING YOUR SPEECH

January 11th, 2021

12:01

Paul looks at how effective it is to exaggerate during certain types of speeches.

Starting into the Second Half of the Year

January 10th, 2021

12:02

Six months have passed - another six months to go.  The Toastmasters year runs from 1 July - 30 June. Clubs have already made progress towards …

How to Build Self Confidence

January 9th, 2021

15:08

Simon Sinek talks about self-confidence and how to build self-confidence. If you want to be a leader, you must have a leadership mindset and confidence to take risks.

Intro: DRIVEL & "Darkness is merely..."

January 8th, 2021

10:47

The Talk Show for Talkers would like to wish all our listeners a very happy (and safe) New Year.

This is the introductory segment to this week's …

Interview with Mohammed Qahtani

January 4th, 2021

13:14

During the two weeks of the holiday period, we are re-publishing some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past 5 years.

Today we are …

Interview Phillip Khan-Panni

January 3rd, 2021

13:46

During the two weeks of the holiday period, we are re-publishing some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past 5 years.

Today we are …

Interview with Michael Collins

January 2nd, 2021

10:32

During the two weeks of the holiday period, we are re-publishing some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past 5 years.

Today we are …

Interview with Ted Corcoran

January 1st, 2021

12:57

During the two weeks of the holiday period, we are re-publishing some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past 5 years.

Today we are …

Interview with Dan Rex

December 28th, 2020

13:20

During the two weeks of the holiday period, we are re-publishing some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past 5 years.

Today we are …

Interview with Danajaya Hettiarachchi

December 27th, 2020

14:12

During the two weeks of the holiday period, we are re-publishing some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past 5 years.

Today we are …

Interview with James McGinty

December 26th, 2020

14:44

During the two weeks of the holiday period, we are re-publishing some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past 5 years.

Today we are …

Interview with Craig Valentine

December 25th, 2020

14:47

During the two weeks of the holiday period, we are re-publishing some of the best interviews we have conducted over the past 5 years.

Today we are …

A Retrospective

December 21st, 2020

14:34

Moira takes a look back at what she covered during the past year.

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This is part 4 from Programme 22 of 2020/21 season - published on December …

A Festive Message to All Toastmasters

December 20th, 2020

6:22

Paul gives a holiday message to all our Toastmasters friends and colleagues all over the world

A Christmas Party Piece

December 19th, 2020

12:21

Settle down and listen to the Twelve Days of Christmas....... (letters of complaint the ombudsman only lol)

Intro: KINDRED & “If you don't like something...."

December 18th, 2020

11:52

The introductory segment to this week's series of Podcasts and this week there is a definite Christmassy feeling to the series!

Thought for the Week: Maya Angelou - “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't …

The Toastmasters Promise

December 14th, 2020

12:22

This week Moira concentrates on what the Toastmasters Promise means in practice.

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Audience Size at Club Meetings

December 13th, 2020

12:35

Paul discusses audience size at club meetings - what’s the ideal size?

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How to Make an Impact - Simon Sinek

December 12th, 2020

15:53

We are pleased to bring you a great interview with Simon Sinek which was published as a resource for students, but it is equally appropriate for us …

Intro: BLUNT & ""It is better to create ...."

December 11th, 2020

12:04

The introductory segment to this week's series of Podcasts including:

Thought for the week: " " and

Word of the week: BLUNT

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This is part 1 from …

The Importance of Language

December 7th, 2020

14:53

This week Moira looks at the importance of the language that we use in our speeches and how we can use language to make our speeches great.

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A Division Hall of Fame?

December 6th, 2020

14:08

This week Paul discusses a suggestion that Divisions, or indeed Areas, might have their own Hall of Fame, and what achievements might be recognised.

Interview with Dennis McCarthy

December 5th, 2020

15:12

This week, Ted interviews the winner of the District 71 Division A humorous speech contest, Dennis McCarthy from Cork Toastmasters Club.

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Intro: INERT & “You’ll never know how much light..."

December 4th, 2020

13:01

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the week: “You’ll never know how much light you have within until you try to shine it for others.” and

5 Top Tips for a Great Speech

November 30th, 2020

13:14

Moira lays out her five top tips for presenting a great speech.

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This is part 4 from Programme 19 of 2020/21 season - published on November 30th with …

Speech Contests: which is more important - Content or Performance?

November 29th, 2020

13:50

Paul takes a look at how speech contests are judged.

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This is part 3 from …

Interview with Kevin O'Donovan

November 28th, 2020

13:41

Our interviewee this week is the winner of the Table Topic contest in our local Division (Div A, District 71), Kevin O'Donovan.

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Intro: GINGERLY & "Show me a successful person....."

November 27th, 2020

11:16

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the Week:  Richard Denny - "Show me a successful person and I'll …

An Impromptu Episode

November 23rd, 2020

14:19

Moira examines alternatives to the standard Table Topic segment in Toastmasters.

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This is part 4 from Programme 18 of 2020/21 season - published on …

Toastmasters in Lebanon

November 22nd, 2020

14:42

Our guest, Marie-Joe Chahine, tells us about the issues that face Toastmaster and Toastmaster clubs in Lebanon.

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This is part 3 from Programme 18 of …

Interview with Marie-Joe Chahine

November 21st, 2020

11:23

Interview with Marie-Joe Chahine

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This is part 1 from Programme 18 of 2020/21 season - published on November 21st with Ted Mellamphy, Moira O'Brien …

Intro: CLARION & "Wherever you are...."

November 20th, 2020

13:21

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the Week: Jim Rohn - "Wherever you are, be there" and

Word of the Week: CLARION.

Why an advanced club?

November 16th, 2020

10:07

Moira poses the question - why should there be advanced clubs and why should we consider joining one?

Toastmasters Clubs are Connecting in ways we never imagined

November 15th, 2020

10:18

Paul O'Mahony takes a look at how Toastmasters clubs all around the world are connecting with other clubs.

How to be a leader

November 14th, 2020

12:52

A short compilation from Simon Sinek on "How to be a Leader".

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This is part 2 from Programme 17 of 2020/21 season - published on November 14th with …

Intro: CUMULATIVE & "You are the hero of...."

November 13th, 2020

10:10

The introductory segment for this week's series of four Podcasts including:

Thought for the week from Joseph Campbell "You are the hero of your own story"  and

The Word for the week - CUMULATIVE.

Dynamic Dialogue

November 9th, 2020

11:15

Moira tackles the subject of dialogue in speeches and how to be more effective in using dialogue and not just narrative.

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A Hall of Fame

November 8th, 2020

13:03

Paul discusses how A Hall of Fame can energise the recipients as well as providing a celebration of excellence for your members.

A Mother's Promise - Barack's Biography

November 7th, 2020

13:02

A biography of Barack Obama that played at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, prior to Barack's acceptance speech.

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This is part 2 from …

Intro: INCANDESCENT & "The right word may be effective..."

November 6th, 2020

12:53

The introductory segment for this week's series of four Podcasts including:

Thought for the week from Mark Twain "The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause."  and

The …

Continuing the Basics

November 2nd, 2020

16:00

Following on from last week's episode, Moira goes further into the basics.

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Serving clubs visits

November 1st, 2020

15:20

Paul discusses how Area Director's club visits serve the club.

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This is part 3 …

How to be confident in any situation

October 31st, 2020

12:52

This is the audio from this video from the Charisma University.

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This is part 2 from Programme 15 of 2020/21 season - published on October 31st with …

Intro: GRAVITATE & "The price of greatness..."

October 30th, 2020

11:04

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Thought for the Week: Winston Churchill - "The price of greatness is responsibility." and

Work of the Week: GRAVITATE

Back to Basics

October 26th, 2020

15:48

Over the past many episodes Moira has been talking about advanced techniques in public speaking. Now she goes back to the beginning - the very basics of Toastmasters with Public Speaking 101.

You are not locked down - thanks to Toastmasters International

October 25th, 2020

11:56

Paul O'Mahony discusses how being a member of Toastmasters International has helped to make the pandemic lockdowns more bearable.

Interview with Tom Hebbert

October 24th, 2020

14:11

Our interview guest is Tom Hebbert, VPPR of Spa Speakers in Leamington Spa, England. He is the first VPPR from the 200 plus clubs in District 71 to …

Intro: ACCLAIM & "Whatever your grade or position...."

October 23rd, 2020

11:22

The introductory segment to this week's series of shows including:

A birthday greeting for  Toastmaters'  96th birthday

Thought for the week from Ralph Smedley - "Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and …

Topical Tips for Terrific Table Topics

October 19th, 2020

12:30

With Table Topic contests taking place all over the world, Moira turns her attention to the best tips for smashing your contest entry.

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Quality Assurance Today - Throughout this Year

October 18th, 2020

12:03

Paul discusses the topic of quality assurance.

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This is part 3 from Programme …

2018 Mark Twain Prize Acceptance Speech

October 17th, 2020

14:22

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was the recipient of the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 21, 2018. The Prize is named to honour one of …

Intro: SCINTILLATING & "The only person you should try to be better than, is..."

October 16th, 2020

11:27

The introductory segment to this week's seriees of podcasts including"

Word of the Week: SCINTILLATING and

Thought for the Week: Matty Mullins - "The …

Body language in the digital age

October 12th, 2020

13:52

With so much conversation - let alone speech-making - online, Moira looks at some of the things we should look out for in body language online.

5 ways to rebuild your club membership

October 11th, 2020

14:00

With membership of Toastmasters club falling due to the pandemic, Paul gives us five ways that we can rebuild membership.

10 Ways to have a better conversation

October 10th, 2020

16:28

Celeste Headlee's TED talk gives us strategies to be able to hold better conversations.

Intro: PAROXYSM & "And now we go our ways..."

October 9th, 2020

11:39

The introductory segment to this week's series of four podcasts including:

Word of the Week: PAROXYSM and

Thought for the Week: 

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This is part 1 from …

How to learn your speech

October 5th, 2020

13:24

With the Humourous Speech contest season well underway, Moira discusses tips for getting your speech firmly embedded in your consciousness.

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Speech Contest Leadership - three top tips

October 4th, 2020

13:59

Paul talks about leadership in the time of Toastmasters' contests as we are thick in the contest season. He gives us three great tips.

Simon Sinek - How to be a Leader

October 3rd, 2020

14:25

Simon Sinek is one of the leading inspirational speakers of today. Here he talks about leadership.

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This is part 2 from Programme 10 of 2020/21 …

Intro: INTRANSIGENT & "There is still a lot to learn....."

October 2nd, 2020

13:16

The introductory segment to this week's series of four podcasts including:

Word of the Week: INTRANSIGENT and

Thought for the Week: Robin Williams - " There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out …

Online Contest Challenges

September 28th, 2020

18:10

With the contest season well upon us already, Moira talks about the challenges and solutions from the Zoom point of view for holding a successful …

The latest author from District 71

September 27th, 2020

13:26

Paul talks about some of the published authors in our district and abroad, and especially one who is just published.

Guest Interview Antonia Harrison

September 26th, 2020

20:13

Our guest interviewee this week is Antonia Harrison, Division Director for Division DivA in District 91 (UK).

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This is part 2 from Programme 10 of …

Intro: SALIENT & "It's fine to celebrate success...."

September 25th, 2020

15:05

The introductory segment to this week's series of four podcasts, including:

Word of the Week: SALIENT and

Thought for the Week: Bill Gates - "It's fine to celebrate success, but more important to heed the lessons of …

Confidence from a psychologist's perspective

September 21st, 2020

13:53

Prompted by this article by Dr. Susan Biali Haas in psychologytoday.com, Moira discusses her take on the psychological aspects of confidence.

Renewing Your Membership

September 20th, 2020

9:43

In this time of renewing your membership of Toastmasters, Paul O'Mahony takes a sideways view of what it means to Renew your Membership.

Lindy-Marie Miller - "Pretending Not to Know"

September 19th, 2020

12:19

We are delighted to bring you the audio from the second placed winner in this year's World Championship of Public Speaking, Lindy-Marie Miller with her speech “Pretending Not to Know".

Intro: BENIGN & "Either write something...."

September 18th, 2020

13:10

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Word of the Week: BENIGN and

Thought for the Week: Benjamin Franklin - "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing"

Screen presence

September 14th, 2020

13:30

Moira takes apart Mike Carr's body language and movement on screen to illustrate how he used these for maximum effect in his screen presence.

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You have no idea what you’re getting into

September 13th, 2020

12:36

Paul talks about what happens when, as a new member of a Toastmaster club you discover that it is not just about public speaking.

Mike Carr - the Winning Speech

September 12th, 2020

11:05

The winner of the World Championship of Public Speaking, Mike Carr, with his speech "The Librarian & Mrs Montgomery".

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Intro: ABJECT and "optimism is the most important quality...."

September 11th, 2020

17:38

The introductory segment to this week's show includes:

Word of the week: ABJECT and

Thought for the week:  "Martin Seligman, the Happiness Professor, has revealed that optimism is the most important quality you can …

More rhetorical devices

August 17th, 2020

13:45

In part 2 of our series on rhetorical devices, Moira covers: 

epistrophe, epizeuxis, exemplum, hypallage, hyperbaton, hyperbole, hypophora, litotes, …

Depak Menon says "Today we are strong"

August 16th, 2020

11:51

Paul dips into the Toastmasters magazine for August and discusses a statement by Deepak Menon, outgoing International President, that "today we are …

Jeff Bezos - Passion and Success

August 15th, 2020

16:51

We listen here to a collage of speeches by Jeff Bezos, boss of Amazon and the world's richest man, talking about passion and business success, …

Intro: STUPENDOUS & "Morning is the rudder...."

August 14th, 2020

14:25

The introductory segment to this week's series of four podcasts including:

Word of the Week: STUPENDOUS and

Thought for the Week:  Stiofáin Ó Máille - "Morning is the rudder of your day".

All about Rhetorical Devices part 1

August 10th, 2020

12:40

Moira introduces rhetorical devices and goes through a list of some her favourite ones.

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This is part 4 from Programme 6 of 2020/21 season - …

The Power of the Club

August 9th, 2020

13:40

Paul introduces the subject of how much power does the individual Toastmaster Club have and how much power do the Area, Division etc.... up to …

Interview Eugenio Jaramillo

August 8th, 2020

15:09

Our interviewee this week is Eugenio Jaramillo, author of "The Purple Squirrel Speaks", born in Columbia,  now resident in Florida and a member of …

Intro: INCIPIENT & "I've learned that people will forget..."

August 7th, 2020

13:38

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including the word of the week "INCIPIENT" and a thought for the week from Maya Angelou - "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will …

More thoughts on Hybrid meetings

August 3rd, 2020

15:02

We talked a few weeks ago about the equipment needed to hold a successful hybrid meeting  and in the meantime some of our clubs have held hybrid …

The International Convention in your Home

August 2nd, 2020

11:47

This year the International Convention is being held entirely online - and most importantly, it is going to be free for everyone! Get registering

Interview with Elizabeth Jordan

August 1st, 2020

16:14

Our interviewee this week is Elizabeth Jordan, the new Public Relations Officer for District 71 - UK and Ireland.  Elizabeth is a member of Cornerstone Communicators and Hertfordshire clubs as well as Presentation Zen …

Intro: EXPANSIVE & "‘If you want to change your life..."

July 31st, 2020

10:42

The introductory segment to this week's podcasts, as always including:

Word of the Week: EXPANSIVE and

Thought for the Week:  Admiral William H McRaven - ‘If you want to change your life and maybe the world start off by …

The Importance of Sound

July 27th, 2020

13:03

Sound, in speechmaking, both online and onsite, is of great importance. Moira discusses ways in which we can avoid falling into sound pitfalls.

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Toastmasters Leadership Institute - what is it?

July 26th, 2020

12:25

In the past few months, here in districts 71 and 91 we have been introduced to a new term - TLI. Paul goes into detail as to what exactly is it and …

Simon Sinek - "The Most Honest 10 Minute Speech"

July 25th, 2020

16:34

Simon Sinek is a philosopher, a thought leader, an author of five books and a great motivational speaker.  In this short talk, he talks about being …

Intro: GREGARIOUS & "Don't join an easy crowd"

July 24th, 2020

14:06

 The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Word of the Week: GREGARIOUS and

Thought for the Week: Jim Rohn - "Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the …

Overcome your Weaknesses

July 20th, 2020

12:14

Moira talks about identifying and then overcoming your weaknesses.

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Collaboration in Adversity

July 19th, 2020

10:36

Paul talks about the current situation in the world where adversity has given rise to a large amount of collaboration.

Candy Chang - "Before I die I want to...."

July 18th, 2020

13:10

In her New Orleans neighbourhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: "Before I die I want to ___." Her neighbours' answers -- …

Intro: INTEGRITY & "Happiness is not something...."

July 17th, 2020

13:23

The introductory segment to this week's podcasts including:

Word of the Week: INTEGRITY and

Thought for the Week: Jim Rohn - "Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it's something you develop for the …

More Ways to Enhance your Speech

July 13th, 2020

12:02

Moira continues the series of ways that you can improve your speeches by looking at 5 more ways you can enhance your speech.

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Do You Have Pride in Your Club?

July 12th, 2020

14:10

Paul poses the question - or rather a series of questions - which may help you to be able to take pride in your club.

Bill Gates - Teachers need real feedback

July 11th, 2020

15:02

Justin Barriso presents this TED talk from Bill Gates as a good example of a well presented speech. In his website he describes the various techniques used with explanations.

Intro: PROTEAN & "A winner is a dreamer...."

July 10th, 2020

14:38

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Word of the week: PROTEAN and

Thought for the week: Nelson Mandela - "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up."

More Ways to Ruin Your Speech

July 6th, 2020

11:36

Continuing from last week's final segment, Moira delves further into Craig Valentine's list of things that can ruin your speech.

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This is part 4 from …

High Performance Leadership from a District Director

July 5th, 2020

11:37

Following  an innovation from the incoming District 71 Director, Paul turns his attention to what is in fact high performance leadership,

Interview with Nik Lakhani

July 4th, 2020

12:37

Our interviewee this week is a toastmaster who has become well known in Districts 71 & 91 as well as a number of overseas districts due to his ability to organise the digital logistics of Zoom contests and District …

Intro: SANCTION & "The most important thing in the Olympic Games...."

July 3rd, 2020

15:36

The introduction to this week's series of Podcasts including:

Word of the Week: SANCTION and

Thought for the Week: Pierre de Coubertin - "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, …

How to Ruin Your Speech

June 29th, 2020

11:27

Following one of Craig Valentine's posts this week entitled "20 Ways to Ruin a Speech" Moira takes some of the headlines and puts her own view on …

The Role of the Division Director

June 28th, 2020

11:15

Paul, as incoming director for Division A in District 71, discusses the role of the Division Director.

Interview with Gaia Cilento

June 27th, 2020

16:53

Our interview guest this week is Toastmaster and incoming Area Director Gaia Cilento who made a big impression for her performance as host at the District 71 Contest finals recently, Gaia is a member of TI Toastmaters …

Intro: DISTINGUISH & "Before you are a leader...."

June 26th, 2020

12:30

This is the introductory segment to this week's series of Podcasts including:

The Word of the Week: DISTINGUISH and

Thought for the Week:  Jack Welch - "Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. …

Prepare your Club for Hybrid Meetings

June 22nd, 2020

18:07

In the not too distant future we will be returning to onsite Toastmaster meetings but in the past few months we have become used to being able to attend meetings all over the world, almost at a whim. Do we want to lose …

Online Club Officer Training

June 21st, 2020

12:06

Given the times that we are in, Club Officer training, like everything in Toastmasters, has to come of digital age. Paul addresses the subject.

Barak Obama's Berlin Speech

June 20th, 2020

12:07

In 2008 as part of his election campaign, Barak Obama gave a speech in Berlin. This is a 10 minute condensed version of the 27 minute speech.

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Intro: LEVERAGE & "There can be no keener revelation..."

June 19th, 2020

12:10

The introduction to this week's series of four podcasts including:

Word of the Week: LEVERAGE

Thought for the Week: Nelson Mandela - "There can be no …

Vocal Variety

June 15th, 2020

14:59

Moira goes into detail on the subject of vocal variety in all it's different forms and how this can transform your presentations.

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The Character of your Toastmaster Club

June 14th, 2020

14:44

Paul introduces a discussion on the character of your Toastmaster club.

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The Mental Health Benefits of Storytelling for Health Care Workers YouTube Link

June 13th, 2020

11:38

Health care workers are under more stress than ever before. How can they protect their mental health while handling new and complex pressures? TED Fellow Laurel Braitman shows how writing and sharing personal stories …

Intro: IRE & "The way to get started ..."

June 12th, 2020

13:00

The introductory segment to this week's series of Podcasts including:

Word of the Week: IRE and

Thought for the Week: Walt Disney - "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing".

Body Language Online

June 8th, 2020

12:35

Body Language Online

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This is part 4 from Programme 40 of 2019/20 season - …

Win extra points in the month of June

June 7th, 2020

12:20

Paul tells us how we can earn extra point in this, the last month of the Toastmaster year.

2 questions to uncover your passion — and turn it into a career

June 6th, 2020

12:50

What's your passion? Social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo reflects on her  work helping out-of-school young people in Uganda turn their passions  into …

Intro: ECSTACY &"Make your life a masterpiece....."

June 5th, 2020

11:56

The introductory segment to this week's set of Podcasts including:

Word of the Week: ECSTACY

Thought for the Week: Brian Tracy - "Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do" .

Perfect your Presentation

June 1st, 2020

16:30

Would you like to lift your presentation skills to another level? Would you like to become a more persuasive speaker? Moira gives you some tools to …

Our Incoming District Leadership Team

May 31st, 2020

12:43

With the District 71 elections completed last weekend, Paul delves into the hierarchy and structure of the leadership team in our Toastmaster …

Interview with Krystal Long

May 30th, 2020

11:44

This week we are delighted to bring you an interview with the District 71, Division A, Toastmaster of the Year Krystal Long.

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Intro: MERCURIAL & "Intelligence without ambitition......"

May 29th, 2020

11:55

The introductory segment to this week's series of podcasts including:

Word of the Week: MERCURIAL and

Thought for the Week by Salvador Dali - "Intelligence without ambitition is like a bird without wings"

Storytelling - Don't get ready, stay ready

May 25th, 2020

13:12

Moira continues on the theme of storytelling on how you can build up and develop your library of stories over time.

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Don’t cringe: simply have several Icebreakers in your knapsack

May 24th, 2020

12:58

Paul discusses the subject of Icebreakers and how you should have many Icebreakers in your backpack that you can bring out at the relevant moment in …

7 Zoom Meeting Tips Every User Should Know

May 23rd, 2020

14:05

In this day and age of Zoom meetings, Scott Friesen gives us  7 Zoom Meeting Tips Every User Should Know. We recommend that you have a dummy Zoom …

Intro: CRINGE & "Choice, not chance......"

May 22nd, 2020

14:54

The introductory segment to this weeks series of podcasts including:

Word of the Week: CRINGE and

Thought for the Week: Montaigne - "Choice, not chance, determines destiny."

Together with some chat about the D71 DivA …

Presenting from your Home Office

May 18th, 2020

11:51

With the probably permanent move to working from home in many businesses, Moira turns her attention to the problems and challenges of making business presentations from your home office.

Frequently Asked Questions by Business People

May 17th, 2020

16:33

Paul turns his attention to the questions that business people who know little or nothing about Toastmasters might ask.

The Museum of 4 in the Morning

May 16th, 2020

15:13

American poet Rives has a strange obsession. At TED he explained in "The Museum of 4 in the Morning".

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Intro: CALLOW & "Why should we feel anger....."

May 15th, 2020

12:24

The introduction to this week's series of podcasts including:

Word of the Week: CALLOW and

Thought for the week: Euripides -  "Why should we feel …

How to Boost Your Online Charisma

May 11th, 2020

16:42

Back on the topic of online meetings, Moira discusses ways in which you can boost your charisma when speaking online.

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Recruiting new members in Region 10

May 10th, 2020

15:03

With the uncertainties caused by the advent of the Corona Virus Covid-19, Paul takes a look at how Toastmasters can succeed in recruiting new members …

David Meltzer - Find your Frequency

May 9th, 2020

11:38

This week's delve into TED/YouTube produced this interesting talk from David Meltzer, who is CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, 2X best-selling author, and a top keynote speaker. He speaks about how, by capturing content and …

Intro: CURT & "Everything begins with...."

May 8th, 2020

12:35

The introductory segment to this week's series of shows including:

Word of the Week: CURT and

Thought for the Week: Earl Nightingale - "Everything begins with an idea"

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Ideas for your speech

May 3rd, 2020

13:35

When you first started out in Toastmasters did you wonder how on earth you were going to find subjects for all those speeches you will have to give? …

The Podcasting Elective

May 3rd, 2020

11:11

Paul discusses the Podcasting elective and how it might benefit you, your club, your Area etc.

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Lucas Rockwood - "Change your breath, change your life"

May 2nd, 2020

13:24

In what you might call "a breath of fresh air" Lucas Rockwood tells us how to "Change your breath, change your life" in this interesting talk.

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Intro: ASSIDUOUS & "Grant me the serenity to......."

May 1st, 2020

12:00

The introductory segment to this week's series of shows including:

Word of the Week: ASSIDUOUS and

Thought for the week: Reinhold Niebuhr - "Grant me …

How to win your Evaluation contest.

April 27th, 2020

16:47

As we are still in Contest mode, and following Moira's performance at her Area Contest where she qualified but in 2nd place, she looks at ways in …

The Value of Teamworking within Toastmasters

April 26th, 2020

11:48

Paul looks this week at how Toastmasters can help with developing teamworking skills.

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Why some of us don't have one true calling

April 25th, 2020

13:46

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind …

Intro: KIBBITZ & "After climbing a great hill...."

April 24th, 2020

10:39

The introductory segment to this week;s series of podcasts including:

Word of the Week: KIBITZ and

Thought for the Week: Nelson Mandela - "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to …

How to Nail Every Presentation

April 20th, 2020

13:04

Inspired by this article by Briar Goldberg, the TED Director of speaking coaching, Moira gives 6 tips on how to nail every presentation.

It's Time for Elections

April 19th, 2020

14:14

Toastmasters, both at club level and at the higher levels, needs officers to run the clubs and the organisation.

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Lizzie Velasquez - A 10 minute speech that changes life in so many ways

April 18th, 2020

14:46

A 10-minute speech that changes life in so many ways - Elizabeth Velasquez

Elizabeth Anne Velásquez ( born March 13, 1989) is an American motivational speaker, activist, author, and YouTuber. She was born with an …

Intro: PANDEMONIUM &"It is not enough to have great qualities...."

April 17th, 2020

1:05

The introduction to this weeks series of episodes including:

Word of the Week: PANDEMONIUM and

Thought for the Week: François La Rochefoucauld - "It …

How to persuade - Ethos, Pathos & Logos.

April 13th, 2020

13:42

If you wish to be persuasive then you need to master the three areas of Ethos, Pathos and Logos. Moira discusses all three with some examples.

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How to be very attractive online

April 12th, 2020

13:25

Paul introduces the topic of how you present yourself online to make the right/best impression.

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Daniel Amen - The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans

April 11th, 2020

16:11

From TEDxOrangeCoast we are bringing you Daniel Amen's presentation entitled "The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans". You can watch the video on YouTube here.

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Intro: INNUENDO & "I don't like work, who does...."

April 10th, 2020

12:17

The introduction to this week's series of shows including:

Message from Deepak Menon

Word of the week: INNUENDO and

Thought for the week from Joseph Conrad - "I don't like work, who does-  but I like what is in the …

Make Small Changes

April 6th, 2020

12:52

Continuing looking at speechmaking, Moira takes a look at aspects of the content of good speeches. Comments from Paul and from D71 PQD Ger Mannix.

History of Online Meetings

April 5th, 2020

13:29

Paul discusses how online clubs came into being and how online meetings are changing the fact of Toastmasters in this time of worldwide lockdown.

Interview with Ger Mannix

April 4th, 2020

15:30

Our guest this week is Gerard Mannix, Programme Quality Director in District 71 and candidate for District Director for the 20/21 Toastmaster year.

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This is part 2 from …

Intro: KERFUFFLE & "Myth becomes myth not in..."

April 3rd, 2020

11:45

The introduction to this week's podcasts including:

Word of the Week: KERFUFFLE and

Thought for the Week: David Maraness - "Myth becomes myth not in the living but in the retelling"

Using Props

March 30th, 2020

13:31

Moira talks about best practices when using props in our speechmaking.

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This is part 4 from Programme 30 of 2019/20 season - published on March 30th with Moira O'Brien & …

Is it good that TI is forced to go online?

March 29th, 2020

12:50

Paul talks about how Toastmasters International has been forced by circumstances to go almost totally online. Is this a good thing? 

Patricia Fripp -

March 28th, 2020

16:23

Patricia Fripp gave the Keynote speech at the 2009 Toastmasters International Convention. Here is a short extract introduced by Patricia and entitled "How to Be a Great Public Speaker" (YouTube Link).

Intro: INFERNO & "When the story of these times gets written....."

March 27th, 2020

12:39

The introduction to this week's series including:

Word of the week: INFERNO and

Thought for the week from Bono - "When the story of these times gets …

What you will need for a hybrid club meeting

March 23rd, 2020

17:50

While many clubs will be going online only, there will be some clubs who are able still to have "bricks and mortar" meetings, with due precautions taken, yet will wish to facilitate online access for members who will …

Best practice for clubs during the crisis: a 6 point plan

March 22nd, 2020

13:59

Given the time that is in it, with the COVID-19 virus spreading throughout the world, and social gatherings being decried, more and more clubs are …

St Patrick's Day Speech - Leo Varadkar

March 21st, 2020

13:45

On St Patrick's Day, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland Leo Varadkar gave this inspiring speech to the nation. Leo is not known for oratory, but he excelled himself here.

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Intro: SOCIAL-DISTANCING & "The only way to keep your health....."

March 20th, 2020

14:26

The introduction to this week's series of podcasts including:

Word of the Week: SOCIAL-DISTANCING

Thought for the Week:  Mark Twain - "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't …

Discussion on Online Meetings

March 16th, 2020

16:29

Following our previous podcast on how to hold an online meeting, Paul and Moira discuss various matters arising.

How to hold an online meeting

March 15th, 2020

24:12

Given the time and circumstances that prevail in the world today Paul has prepared a detailed instructional audio on how to prepare and run an online …

Santosh Bhanot- Nurturing Circles: The Power of Care

March 14th, 2020

15:03

Santosh is Founder & Chair of the newly created Asian Circle working in partnership with Oxfam. The Asian Circle supports vulnerable women in …

Intro: VOLUPTUOUS & "I would teach peace rather than...."

March 13th, 2020

11:19

The introduction to this week's series of podcasts:

Word of the Week: VOLUPTUOUS and

Thought for the week: Albert Einstein - "I would teach peace …

Ideas for your speech

March 9th, 2020

13:41

In the final part of this week's podcasts, Moira O'Brien discusses ideas for speeches.

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This is part 4 from Programme 27 of 2019/20 season - published on March 9th with Ted …

Should contest judges be anonymous?

March 8th, 2020

12:32

Paul O'Manhony discusses whether contest judges be anonymous - before, during & after speech contests.

How to sound Powerful and Confident

March 7th, 2020

13:45

From Dr Aziz Gazipura, Confident Public Speaking - how to sound Powerful and Confident.

Learn powerful confidence secrets from social confidence …

Intro: NERVURE & ""Never give up. Great things....."

March 6th, 2020

10:43

The introduction to this weeks Podcasts including:

Word of the Week: NERVURE

Thought for the week: "Never give up. Great things take time. Be patient"

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This is part 1 from …

Ralph C Smedley on Speechcraft

March 2nd, 2020

16:25

In this episode Sharon O'Neill looks at Dr Smedley's views on speechcraft.

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This is part 2 from Programme 26 of 2019/20 season - published on March 1st with Sharon O’Neill, …

Ralph C Smedley on Leadership

March 1st, 2020

11:22

In this episode Sharon O'Neill looks at Dr Smedley's writings on leadership.

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This is part 2 from Programme 26 of 2019/20 season - published on March 1st with Sharon O’Neill, …

An Interview with Ralph C Smedley

February 29th, 2020

10:54

Ok, so this is clickbait, but in this episode Sharon O'Neill speculates on how Dr Smedley would have responded to our five interview questions.

Ralph C Smedley - a history

February 28th, 2020

13:00

This week is a special show all about Ralph C Smedley and the history of Toastmasters. In this section we look at the life of Dr Smedley and the birth of Toastmasters.

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This …

5 Minutes before you go on Stage

February 24th, 2020

9:59

Following on from last weeks segment on "Controlling those Nerves", Moira talks about what you should do in the five minutes before you go on stage …

Being a Volunteer is Good for your Health

February 23rd, 2020

12:44

Following from this article in the Toastmaster Magazine for February, Paul discusses how volunteering can help keep older people mentally healthy.

Mel Robbins - The 5 Second Rule

February 22nd, 2020

12:35

Mel Robbins says it only takes 5 seconds to change your life. In this interview after her now famous TED talk that's been viewed millions of times, Robbins breaks down how simple and effective this simple system can be.

Intro: FLUID & "The crucial disadvantage of aggression, ........."

February 21st, 2020

12:01

The introduction to this weeks series of shows including:

Word of the Week; FLUID and

Thought for the Week: Margaret Halsey:  "The crucial disadvantage of aggression, competitiveness, & scepticism as national …

Controlling those nerves

February 17th, 2020

13:08

A few tips from Moira for controlling your nerves before going on stage.

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Club Leadership, Education and Excellence

February 16th, 2020

15:49

Paul introduces the subject of Club Leadership, Education and Excellence.

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This is part 1 from Programme …

Don't Allow Your Life To Be Controlled By These 5 Things

February 15th, 2020

13:48

A motivational speech from "Fearless Soul"  on YouTube Don't Allow Your Life To Be Controlled By These 5 Things

Intro: BLACKGUARD & "As we are liberated from our own fear...."

February 14th, 2020

14:32

The introduction to this week's series of shows including:

Word of the Week: BLACKGUARD or BLAGGARD

Thought for the week: Marianne Williamson - "As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically …

Mentoring

February 10th, 2020

12:52

Moira discusses the subject of mentoring for new members - from their appointment to what the mentor should cover, and ongoing mentoring.

Area Councils

February 9th, 2020

14:24

Paul O'Mahony discusses the role of the Area Council, its purpose, members and elections.

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Interview with Grant March

February 8th, 2020

13:26

Grant March, originally from South Africa but resident in Ireland for a couple of decades, has been a Toastmaster for quite a few years in a number of different clubs but now settled in West Cork Toastmasters, a vibrant …

Intro: QUINTESSENTIAL & "Be strong, but not rude; Be....."

February 7th, 2020

11:23

The introduction to this week's show including:

Word of the Week: QUINTESSENTIAL and

Thought for the Week - Jim Rohn: Be strong, but not rude; Be …

Online Clubs

February 3rd, 2020

9:54

Moira talks about the emergence of online clubs, advantages and disadvantages as well as online attendance at bricks and mortar clubs.

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How do we welcome guests?

February 2nd, 2020

11:07

Guests are an important part of evert Toastmasters meeting and how we welcome them can be the reason they join the club or the reason they don't.

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This is part 3 from …

Communication in the 21st Century: Is It What You Say, Not How You Say It?

February 1st, 2020

14:13

Nonverbal behaviours have historically been regarded as more important in communication than verbal behaviours. This talk will argue how and why verbal behaviours, rather than nonverbal behaviours, are most critical in …

Intro APLOMB & "We aim above the mark..."

January 31st, 2020

14:22

The introduction to this week's episodes including:

Word of the Week: APLOMB and

Thought for the Week: Ralph Waldo Emerson - "We aim above the mark to hit the mark".

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This is …

Tips for effective public speaking

January 27th, 2020

10:24

Here are some of Moira's top tips for effective public speaking - Know your Audience, have clear objectives, get feedback & use your voice.

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Finding new leaders

January 26th, 2020

14:15

With the time fast approaching when clubs, areas, divisions and districts within Toastmasters needing to find the next generation of leaders, Paul …

Anthony Hopkins - The Meaning of Life

January 25th, 2020

12:27

A compilation of a number of interviews given over the past years, this is Sir Anthony Hopkin's views on the meaning of life. If you want to see the video here is the YouTube link.

Intro: ALLEGORY & "A pessimist sees the difficulty....."

January 24th, 2020

13:15

The introduction to this week's show including:

Word of the Week: ALLEGORY

Thought for the Week: Winston Churchill - "A pessimist sees the difficulty …

Stagetime, stagetime, stagetime

January 20th, 2020

12:01

Moira talks about the importance of taking every opportunity to stand up and speak in public in order to become a better speaker.

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Why the Toastmaster brand matters

January 19th, 2020

15:47

Paul discusses issues around the Toastmaster brand and why it matters.

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Schwarzenegger - Gym Motivation Speech

January 18th, 2020

11:17

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a very well know figure and has many motivational speeches. Here is his Gym motivation speech which has meaning in many …

Intro: NONCHALANCE & "If you want to turn your life around...."

January 17th, 2020

14:22

The introduction segment to this week's shows including:

Word of the Week:  NONCHALANCE

Thought for the Week: Gerald Good: "If you want to turn your …

How to Hook Your Audience in 60 Seconds

January 13th, 2020

13:45

From an episode first published in December 2018 Moira introduces the subject of how to hook your audience in 60 seconds.

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This is part 4 from Programme 19 of 2019/20 season - …

How to Focus on Your Audience

January 12th, 2020

14:00

From an episode first broadcast in January 2019 Paul introduces the subject of how to focus on your audience.

Interview with PIP Ted Corcoran

January 11th, 2020

13:07

From the episode first broadcast in December 2016 here is the Interview the Tom Hebel conducted duroing the District 71 Conference in Dublin with the only Irish past International President of Toastmasters, Ted …

Intro: PUERILE & "The biggest single problem...."

January 10th, 2020

12:15

In a second week of looking back at past episodes, we are bringing you today the introduction from the show first broadcast in April 2018 with:

Word of the Week: PEURILE and

Thought for the Week: George Bernard Shaw: …

Body Language

January 6th, 2020

12:28

From a show first broadcast in February 2018 Moira talks about body language and it's importance, with assistance from Ted and Paul.

Reignite your Passion

January 5th, 2020

15:44

Continuing our look back at some of our archives, from June 2018 Paul talks about reigniting your passion after past International President Balraj …

Craig Valentine on The Secrets to Telling Great Stories & The Callback

January 4th, 2020

12:20

One of the show's favourites among the world champions of public speaking is Craig Valentine who had a large repertoire of free training materials on YouTube and on his website. Here Moira presents two of his sessions …

Intro: MELLOW and "A leader is a dealer..."

January 3rd, 2020

12:40

As this is the holiday period, and we are on a bit of a break, we are looking back at some of our archive.  This is the introduction to the show we …

How to make better videos

December 23rd, 2019

13:44

With video production now being available to everyone, Moira discusses a few tips to be able to make better videos. Check out the Toastmasters International video here.

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Should Toastmasters Celebrate Christmas

December 22nd, 2019

11:44

 With the diversity of ethnicities and religions within the Toastmasters family, Paul delves into the subject of celebrating religious festivals …

Mark Hunter - "A Sink Full of Green Tomatoes"

December 21st, 2019

12:00

Mark Hunter was the 2009 World Champion of Public Speaking.  Here is his winning speech "A Sink Full of Green Tomatoes". Paul and Moira discuss this …

Intro: BENIGN and "Try to be a rainbow....."

December 20th, 2019

14:44

The introduction to this week's shows including as usual:

The  word of the week - BENIGN and

Thought for the week from Maya Angelou - "Try to be a rainbow in someone's life"

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The Challenges of Public Speaking

December 16th, 2019

13:21

Inspired by this article by Steve Keating, Moira discusses his challenges and gives her perspective on them.

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Putting the Toastmasters Website to Work

December 15th, 2019

12:39

Paul takes a look at the Toastmasters website following his small survey of local Toastmasters to find out how much use they make of it.

Matthew George - "Mistakes Make the Man"

December 14th, 2019

12:58

The winning 2019 Humourous Speech in District 114 (E Africa) - Matthew George: "Mistakes Make the Man". 

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Intro: COROLLARY & "Give a little love to a child......"

December 13th, 2019

11:58

The introduction to this weeks show including:

Word of the Week: COROLLARY

Thought for the Week: John Ruskin - "Give a little love to a child and you get a great deal back", which Moira rewrote to say "Give a little …

The Training of District Officers

December 9th, 2019

9:08

Following on from comments made off-air during our interview with District 71 Director John Cox, Paul discusses the training, or lack of it, of …

We have to talk about an injustice - Bryan Stevenson - Part 2

December 8th, 2019

15:45

Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting …

We have to talk about an injustice - Bryan Stevenson - Part 1

December 7th, 2019

15:55

Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting …

Intro: MAUNDER & "There is no passion to be found playing small......"

December 6th, 2019

10:24

This is the introductory segment of this weeks shows and includes:

The Word of the Week: MAUNDER and

The Thought for the Week: Nelson Mandela - "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life …

Final part of the conversation with D71 Director John Cox

December 2nd, 2019

11:13

We continue the conversation with John Cox, the current District 71 director.

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Further conversation with D71 Director John Cox

December 1st, 2019

13:11

We continue the conversation with John Cox, the current District 71 director.

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This is part 3 from Programme 14 of 2019/20 season - published on December 1st presented by Ted …

Interview with D71 Director John Cox

November 30th, 2019

13:10

The District 71 Director for this year, John Cox, visited Cork city as the District representative at the Division A contests. We had the opportunity for a long interview session with him of which this is the first …

Intro: EXCELLENCE and "The brave man is not he who does not......"

November 29th, 2019

13:42

The introduction to this week's show including:

Word of the Week: EXCELLENCE

Thought for the week: Nelson Mandela - "The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear".

And of course the …

The Role of Toastmaster of the Meeting

November 25th, 2019

11:01

Following her stint as Toastmaster of the Meeting at her last club meeting, Moira discusses a number of points which the role holder might address in …

The Ethics of Judging Speech Contests

November 24th, 2019

13:09

Given that we are now in the throes of the Autumn speech contests, Paul considered it was worthwhile discussing the ethics of being a judge at these …

John Zimmer - "Graduation Day"

November 23rd, 2019

15:52

This is the speech given at TEDx Lausanne in 2014 by John Zimmer who, apart from running a successful speaking business is also the co-inventor with …

Intro: CHUTZPAH and "As we express our gratitude, we must......."

November 22nd, 2019

14:44

The introduction to this weeks series of shows including:

Word of the Week: CHUTZPAH and

Thought for the Week: John F Kennedy -  "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to …

Bilingual Clubs in Ireland?

November 18th, 2019

14:04

Prompted by  this article in Toastmaster magazine the discussion centres around bilingual clubs in Ireland. 
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Is Toastmasters International becoming Corporatized?

November 17th, 2019

13:18

Paul introduces a discussion on the subject of whether Toastmasters International is becoming Corporatized?

Denzel Washington Commencement Speech to Pennsylvania University

November 16th, 2019

9:37

An inspirational speech from actor Denzel Washington given at the commencement for Pennsylvania University in 2011

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Intro: PELL-MELL and "Nobody who achieves success...."

November 15th, 2019

12:42

The introduction to this weeks show including:

Thought for the week: Alfred North Whitehead - "No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise & the confident acknowledge this with …

The Do's and Don'ts of being funny

November 11th, 2019

9:46

Inspired by this article in the Toastmaster magazine,  the lads talk about the do's and don'ts of being funny.

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This is part 4 from Programme 10 of 2019/20 season - published …

Latest Advice from Our International President

November 10th, 2019

13:00

Paul introduces advice from Depak Menon, this year's International President of Toastmasters International.

Amy Purdy - "Living Beyond Limits"

November 9th, 2019

18:18

When she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee. And now ... she's a pro snowboarder (and a killer competitor on "Dancing with the …

Intro: RHETORIC and "If you lose the power to laugh....."

November 8th, 2019

16:33

The introduction to this week's series of Podcasts including:

Word of the week: RHETORIC

Thought for the week: Clarence Darrow  - "If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think".

Aspects of Interviews

November 4th, 2019

17:44

Paul introduces the subject of interview and interview skills but the conversation strays towards leaders in the Toastmasters organisation.

Do people join Toastmasters to become better leaders?

November 3rd, 2019

15:03

Paul introduces the subject of why people join Toastmasters and whether they ever consider it to be a way to improve their leadership skills.

Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globe Speech

November 2nd, 2019

19:45

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This is part 2 from Programme 9 of 2019/20 season - published on November 2nd presented by Ted Mellamphy …

Intro: PIVOT & "Empathy and the ability to...."

November 1st, 2019

12:39

The introduction to this week's series of shows including:

The Thought for the Week from Emma Watson: "Empathy and the ability to use your …

Questions on Speechcraft

October 28th, 2019

8:41

From the archives of February 2017 Moira deals with a question from a listener about Speechcraft.

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This is part 4 from Programme 8 of 2019/20 season - published on October …

Continuing the conversation with Eric Fitzpatrick

October 27th, 2019

13:31

From the archives of February 2017 we talk more with Eric Fitzpatrick covering speech practice, Eric's business ARK Speaking & Training which is about presentation training and sales training, his book "Persuade on …

Interview with Eric Fitzpatrick

October 26th, 2019

13:33

In February 2017 we had the pleasure of the company of Eric Fitzpatrick from ARK Speaking & Training who was a very active Toastmaster in Dublin over the years and is now a professional speaker.

Intro: Parelogize and The Toastmasters Promise

October 25th, 2019

9:03

In another look back at our archive from February 2017, Moira joins Ted with the Introduction including:

Word of the Week: PARELOGIZE

Thought for the week:  The Toastmasters Promise

Presentation skills and your career

October 21st, 2019

13:19

In this episode Moira talks about how presentation skills can help you career, promoted by this article gleaned from The Public Speaking Weekly.

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The Toastmaster Magazine and Table Topics

October 20th, 2019

14:34

What has the Toastmaster Magazine got to do with Table Topics? Well, according to Toastmaster William Fitzgerald, everything! Paul recalls the …

3rd Place in WCPS 2019 Kwong Yue Yang

October 19th, 2019

18:13

The third-place winner in this year's World Championship of Public Speaking was Kwong Yue Yang with his speech entitled "Less and More", followed by …

Intro: JIBE & "Age is a case of........"

October 18th, 2019

13:49

The introduction to this week's show including:

Word of the Week: JIBE or GIBE or even GYBE

Thought for the week: Satchel Paige - "Age is a case of mind over matter - if you don't mind, it don't matter!"

Managing your Time

October 14th, 2019

10:36

From the Toastmasters International 90 Top Tips - nos 79 "Managing your Time"  as discussed by us in March 2016.

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This is part 4 from Programme 6 of 2019/20 season - first …

Journey to the World Championship Final

October 13th, 2019

11:57

Continuing our conversation with Mohammed Qahtani from March 2016, he talks about how he progressed from club contest to the finals.

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This is part 3 from Programme 6 of …

Interview with a World Champion

October 12th, 2019

13:01

In this delve into our archives from March 2016 we interview the 2015 World Champion, Mohamnmed Qahtani.

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This is part 2 from Programme 6 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast …

Intro: ZING and The greatest thing that you will ever accomplish......

October 11th, 2019

13:01

Another show from our archives, this one from March 2016. This is the introduction to the show and has the usual:

Work of the Week: ZING

Thought for …

From the first TSFT ever - The Toastmasters Meeting

October 7th, 2019

11:02

From the very first ever Talk Show for Talkers, broadcast on Irish Radio International on November 12th 2014, Ted and Sharon talk about what to expect from a Toastmaster's meeting.

From the first TSFT ever - Interview with a New Toastmaster

October 6th, 2019

13:09

In part 3 of the very first ever Talk Show for Talkers, Moira was persuaded to come out from behind the sound desk and be interviewed by Ted and Sharon as a very new Toastmaster having joined only 2 months before the …

From the first TSFT ever - Ralph C Smedley's Vision and Ted's Toastmasters Experience

October 5th, 2019

10:38

This is part two of the very first Talk Show for Talkers broadcast on Irish Radio International on November 12th 2014 with Ted Mellamphy and Sharon O'Neill. In this part, Sharon talks about Ralph C Smedley's vision when …

The first ever Talk Show for Talkers - Intro

October 4th, 2019

13:00

On 12th November 2014 the very first Talk Show for Talkers aired on Irish Radio International with Ted Mellamphy and Sharon O'Neill, with Moira …

What, When, Why, How.....

September 30th, 2019

13:37

Evaluations are a key part of the Toastmasters' experience and where much of our learning takes place. Moira looks at a technique for delivering effective evaluations every time with special emphasis on "what, when, why …

How well known is Toastmasters?

September 29th, 2019

14:41

A common question in the clubs that we go to is - How well known is Toastmasters? The general answer is - not very well. Paul introduces some …

Luisa Montalvo's 2nd Place Speech, 2019 WCPS

September 28th, 2019

10:52

The 2nd place winner in the 2019 World Championship of Public Speaking is Luisa Montalvo. Here is her speech "First Impressions"  (YouTube Link) …

Intro: "If you don't like something....." and CAPRICIOUS

September 27th, 2019

13:16

Introduction to this week's segments including:

Word of the week: CAPRICIOUS and

Thought for the week: Maya Angelou - "If you don't like something …

Tips for Table Topics

September 23rd, 2019

15:51

Moira brings some helpful tips for those thinking of entering the Table Topics contests.

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This is part 4 …

Accidental Humour

September 22nd, 2019

11:34

Inspired by W Mitchell (author of It's Not What Happens to You, It's What You Do About It - Paul talks about how to deal with  "accidents" by using …

Aaron Beverly's World Championship winning speech

September 21st, 2019

15:19

This year's World Champion of Public Speaking - Aaron Beverly - with his speech "An Unbelievable Story" followed by discussion.

Intro: WRY & "I'm always doing that which I cannot do....."

September 20th, 2019

13:03

The introduction to this week's show featuring:

Word of the Week: WRY

Quote of the Week: Pablo Picasso - "I'm always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it"

and, of course, the usual …

Pacing and Pauses

September 16th, 2019

13:44

Moira introduces John Bercow's resignation speech to the UK Parliament and discusses his pacing and pauses.  Text of the speech. YouTube link.

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This is part 4 from Programme 1 …

Misapprehensions about Toastmasters Contests

September 15th, 2019

12:59

Paul discusses his perceived misapprehensions about Toastmasters Contests.

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This is part 3 from Programme …

Denzel Washington's Commencement speeches

September 14th, 2019

17:25

A compilation of Denzel Washington's Commencement speeches.

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This is part 2 from Programme 1 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast on September 14th, presented by Ted Mellamphy, …

Intro: CANT and "You must do the things you think ...."

September 13th, 2019

14:00

The introduction to this weeks show featuring:

Word of the Week: CANT (no, not can't!)

Quote of the WeekL Eleanor Roosevelt - "You must do the things you think you cannot do".

and of course the usual discussion.

Engaging Public Speaking Tips from Female Speakers

September 9th, 2019

16:45

Moira came across this article by Stephanie Burns - "5 Engaging Public Speaking Tips from Today's Most Influential Female Speakers" - and opens a discussion on the five points put forward by Stephanie.

Helping Mature People

September 8th, 2019

12:55

Inspired by the living history article in the August edition of Toastmaster magazine, Paul talks about how we can help elderly people and what we can …

Jia Jiang - What I learned from 100 days of rejection

September 7th, 2019

16:41

Jia Jiang was the recipient of the 2019 Golden Gavel given by Toastmasters International to a speaker of outstanding merit. This is his TED talk and …

Intro: PRESCIENCE and Don't judge each day by.....

September 6th, 2019

13:12

The introduction to this week's show including:

Word of the Week: PRESCIENCE and

Thought for the week: Robert Louis Stevenson - "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant"

SPLASH! A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking.

September 2nd, 2019

13:24

This article by Chris Brady appeared in The Public Speaking Weekly (see link at the foot of this page) recently. Moira introduces a discussion around the topic:

Say something that matters.
Prepare the speaker, not just …

Pathways 101

September 1st, 2019

14:20

Prompted by an article in the August edition of Toastmasters magazine, Paul talks about Pathways 101.

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Graham Chapmans funeral speech eulogy

August 31st, 2019

13:50

 At the memorial service for Monty Python's Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Eric Idle contributed to this hilarious video, followed by …

Intro: IRASCIBLE and "It is a cliche that......"

August 30th, 2019

12:44

The introduction to this week's show including:

Word of the week: IRASCIBLE

Quote of the week: Stephen Fry: "It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then, like most cliches, that cliche is untrue".

Grabbing Attention and Silence

August 26th, 2019

13:47

Prompted by two articles in the July edition of Toastmaster magazine, Moira discusses how to grab attention at the beginning of a speech and the uses …

The International Convention and Changes to the Speech Contest

August 25th, 2019

12:15

Paul discusses the changes to the International Convention, currently being held in Denver, Colorado - and the changes made to the International …

Kevin Hart's 3 Secrets to Hilarious Storytelling

August 24th, 2019

15:28

From the Charisma on Comman YouTube channel, here is Kevin Hart's 3 Secrets to Hilarious Storytelling - YouTube link.

Kevin Hart is one of the funniest men alive.  Whether in interviews with Ellen Degeneres or George …

Intro: COPIOUS and "Science & technology revolutionise our lives...."

August 23rd, 2019

13:14

The introduction to this week's show including:

Work of the week: COPIOUS

Thought for the week: Arthur Schlesinger - Science and technology …

How to Become a Better Storyteller

August 12th, 2019

11:57

Prompted by this article by Armani Chowdhury, gleaned from the newspaper in www.irishtalkers.com, Moira tackles the subject of improving your storytelling techniques. 

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This …

Toastmasters as a Global Organisation

August 11th, 2019

11:25

 Paul talks about the benefits to the member of being a global organisation.

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This is part 3 from …

Nelson Mandela's Inauguration Speech

August 10th, 2019

14:14

 YouTube link to the video.

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This is part x from Programme 36 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on …

Intro: EGREGIOUS & "It is wise to persuade people....."

August 9th, 2019

11:50

The introduction to this week's show including:

Quote of the Week: Nelson Mandela - "It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea." 

and

Word of the Week: EGREGIOUS 

Ted Corcoran's "9 Points of every Speech (The Aural Signposts)."

July 29th, 2019

13:53

 At the District 71 conference in Cork in 2018 "Safe Haven", past international president Ted Corcoran gave a workshop entitled "How to Write a Speech in 10 Minutes Workshop" and an integral part of this was his chart …

Storytelling in the age of the Video

July 28th, 2019

14:20

Prompted by this article in the June 2019 issue of the Toastmaster Magazine, Ted and Moira discuss the how's and why's  and do's of producing short videos for social media. 

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Rick Rigsby - "Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout".

July 27th, 2019

13:18

Dr Rick Rigsby, a minister, motivational speaker, author, and former college professor,  gave the commencement speech at the California State …

Intro: SALUBRIOIUS & "Be thankful for what you have...."

July 26th, 2019

12:07

Intoduction to this week's show including:

Work of the week: SALUBRIOUS and

Thought for the week:  Oprah Winfrey: "Be thankful for what you have, …

TED's advice for Potential TEDx Speakers

July 22nd, 2019

14:22

TED is ALL about Public Speaking - well, their content is not, but the delivery most certainly IS. TED has given us some advice for potential TEDx or even TED speakers. 

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This …

Club Officer Training

July 21st, 2019

13:13

As it is now the season for Club Officer Training, which comes around twice a year from June - August, and December - February. Moira goes through some of the resources that are available on Toastmasters.org to support …

Interview with Łukasz Madrzak

July 20th, 2019

16:32

This week's interviewee is Łukasz Madrzak who started out in Toastmasters with Bishopstown TM (who meet on a Saturday morning in the Bishopstown Library, Cork) but is now a very active member of Blarney Toastmasters, …

Intro: Extrapolate & "It is better to travel 10,000 miles....."

July 19th, 2019

12:41

 The introduction segment to this week's show including:

Thought for the week from Mahatma Ghandi - "It is better to travel 10,000 miles than to read 10,000 books" and

Work of the week: EXTRAPOLATE.

Phrases to Guide you to Greatness in Speaking

July 15th, 2019

13:11

Prompted by an email from Craig Valentine, Moira talks about some "phrases to guide you to greatness in speaking".  The full list has 35 phrases but …

Prescription for Productive Meetings

July 14th, 2019

12:57

Paul introduces the subject of a Prescription for Productive Meetings prompted by this article in the July edition of the Toastmaster Magazine.

Jim Carrey - Motivational Speech

July 13th, 2019

11:35

Actor Jim Carrey provided the inspiring, funny, and enlightening commencement speech for the Maharishi University of Management’s class of 2014. He encouraged the students to think big and to choose love rather than …

Intro: Virulent & "He is a wise man who does not grieve........."

July 12th, 2019

16:26

 The introduction to this week's show including:

Thought for the week: Epictetus - "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has."

Work of the week: VIRULENT

How to hook your audience in seconds

July 8th, 2019

14:31

Prompted by this article Moira leads discussion on various methods of hooking your audience in a very short number of seconds. 

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This is part 4 from Programme 32 of 2018/19 …

Recognition by Toastmasters of The Talk Show for Talkers

July 7th, 2019

13:58

For the past four years The Talk Show for Talkers has been recognised by Toastmasters District 71 for it's contribution to the organisation. Special thanks are therefore in order to the past district directors:

Luanne …

Wentworth Miller - "The Speech that will make you Cry"

July 6th, 2019

15:57

From YouTube this is a speech by actor Wentworth Miller which is entitled "The Speech that will make you Cry". Don't let the title put you off - this is a really good speech with some very good techniques. We recommend …

Intro: VELOCITY & "Things work out best for those......."

July 5th, 2019

13:27

The introduction to this week\'s show including:

Thought for the week: John Wooden - “Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.”

Work of the week: Velocity

Words of wisdom from Five of the Best Public Speakers

July 1st, 2019

13:19

Prompted by an article in a recent edition of The Public Speaking Weekly, Moira talks about the advice given to public speakers by some of the best public speakers in the world today.

Toastmasters in Italy

July 1st, 2019

13:05

Hot from his trip to Italy for his son's wedding, Paul talks about his experience of Toastmasters abroad. 

Interview with Ingeborg Aune

June 29th, 2019

12:53

 Our interviewee this week is Toastmasters Ingeborg Aune from McAfee Toastmasters in Cork and the incoming VPE of Blarney Toastmaster.

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This is part 2 from Programme 31 of …

Intro: ASININE & ""Every day may not be good ......."

June 28th, 2019

11:37

The introduction to this weeks show including:

Thought for the week: Alice Morse Earle - "Every day may not be good but there is good in every day".

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This is part 1 from …

The Winston Churchill Guide to Public Speaking

June 24th, 2019

13:58

Moira delves into Irish Talkers' Newspaper to find an article with the wisdom on public speaking by Sir Winston Churchill, arguably one of the great orators of our time if not of all time.

What's in the June Toastmaster Magazine

June 23rd, 2019

12:51

Ted and Moira discuss the various articles that catch their eyes in the June edition of Toastmaster magazine.

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This is part 3 from Programme 30 of 2018/19 season - first …

Al Pacino's motivational speech from the film "On Any given Sunday".

June 22nd, 2019

9:14

This week we bring you an motivational offering taken from the film  "On Any given Sunday" starring Al Pacino, followed by a discussion. …

INTRO: Gratitude is a currency ....... and JOCKEY

June 21st, 2019

14:03

The Introduction to this week's show with:

Thought for the Week:  Fred De Witt Van Amburgh - "Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourself and spend without fear of bankruptcy".

Word of the Week: JOCKEY

With the …

7 Irresistable Hooks for Public Speakers

June 10th, 2019

14:43

Craig Valentine, World Champion of Public Speaking for 1999, has a large amount of free material on his website. Inspired by this article Moira introduces discussion on Craig's list :). 

How to start a father of the groom speech

June 9th, 2019

13:25

Paul O'Mahony is shortly to be giving a father of the groom speech - here we discuss various ways of starting such a speech. 

9 Life Lessons - Tim Minchin

June 8th, 2019

14:49

Tim Minchin, the former UWA Arts student described as "sublimely talented, witty, smart and unabashedly offensive" in a musical career that has taken the world by storm, is awarded an honorary doctorate by The …

Intro: "Success is the ability......." and SLUMP

June 7th, 2019

13:43

Introduction to this week's show including:

Quote of the week: Winston Churchill  "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without any loss of enthusiasm". 

Word of the week: Slump

From Monologue to Dialogue

June 3rd, 2019

11:20

Prompted by this May 2019 article in the Toastmaster magazine, Paul and Ted discuss From Monologue to Dialogue.

A Toastmasters Diary

June 2nd, 2019

11:25

 Paul introduces discussion on a Toastmasters Diary.

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This is part 2 from Programme 29 of 2018/19 season …

Denzil Washington - Morning Motivation

June 1st, 2019

13:13

Morning Motivation from Denzil Washington  - "One of the Best Morning Motivational Videos - END LAZINESS & Wake up early" - from Be Inspired on YouTube. 

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This is part 2 …

Intro: If we did the things we are capable of......... & SALUBRIOUS

May 31st, 2019

11:41

Introduction to this week's show with:

Thomas Edison - "If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves" 

Work of the week: …

How to convince a skeptical audience.

May 27th, 2019

15:54

Moira introduces the topic of how to get a skeptical audience on your side and convinced by what you are saying. 

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This is part 4 from Programme 28 of 2018/19 season - first …

The Role of the Grammarian

May 26th, 2019

14:46

Paul introduces discussion on the very important role of the Grammarian in Toastmasters meetings. 

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This …

Danish Dhamani - How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking

May 25th, 2019

14:32

Danish Dhamani - How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking, given at TEDxKids@SMU 

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This is part 2 from Programme 28 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 25th, presented …

Mahatma Gandhi - "In your own gentle way........" and ADVENT

May 24th, 2019

13:55

Introduction to this week's show with:

Thought for the week: Mahatma Gandhi - "In your own gentle way, you can shake the world".

Work of the week: Advent 

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This is part 1 from …

Pathways Resources

May 20th, 2019

11:51

Moira introduces details of various Pathways resources prompted by Coach Carole's Blog post "What's New in Pathways Resources". 

Toastmasters & Business

May 19th, 2019

12:38

Paul discusses how Toastmasters can help everyone in business both as an employee and a manager. 

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This …

Seven Keys to Good Storytelling

May 18th, 2019

14:17

The Seven Keys to Good Storytelling - a speech by Josh Campbell given at TEDxMemphis . 

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This is part 2 from Programme 27 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 18th, …

Intro: "Storytelling reveals meaning ......." and CURT

May 17th, 2019

12:27

The introduction to this week's show featuring:

Word of the Week: Curt

Thought for the week: Hannah Arendt: "Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it".  Hannah is a German historian and …

Pathways new path: Engaging Humour

May 13th, 2019

13:34

Pathways is not standing still. There is a new path published recently and another in development. Here are details of the first new path, Engaging Humour. 

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This is part 4 …

The Club Quality Checklist

May 12th, 2019

14:06

Following on from an article in the Toastmasters magazine in January, Paul discusses how clubs can self assess their effectiveness using the Club …

Finding Humour

May 11th, 2019

14:03

Finding humour: Sareen Akarjalian at TEDxBeirut, followed by a discussion. 

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This is part 2 from …

Intro: "Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across..." and TERSE

May 10th, 2019

13:30

The introduction to this week's show featuring:

Word of the Week: TERSE

Thought for the week: "Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message …

5 Easy Tips for Crafting a Speech

May 6th, 2019

12:07

Prompted by this article in the April issue of Toastmaster, Paul and Ted discuss the 5 Easy Tips for Crafting a Speech. 

Toastmasters Elections for 2019-20

May 5th, 2019

15:07

Paul and Ted discuss the elections for club offices, and Area, Division & District directors. 

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This …

Daniel Kilov - Memory Athletics

May 4th, 2019

14:32

Daniel Kilov is a Memory Athlete. He is capable of memorising a shuffled deck of cards in less than two minutes, and over 100 random digits in five minutes.  He is the #2 memory athlete in Australia; second only to his …

Intro: "Humour is mankind's greatest blessing" & Shtum

May 3rd, 2019

12:47

The introduction to this week's show featuring:

Word of the Week: Shtum

Thought for the week: Mark Twain - "Humour is mankind's greatest blessing".

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This is part 1 from …

What WE can gain from Public Speaking

April 22nd, 2019

16:31

Moira introduces discussion prompted by an Instagram Post by Florian Mueck about what we can gain personally from Public Speaking. 

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This is part 4 from Programme 24 of 2018/19 …

The Role of the President

April 21st, 2019

14:46

Paul talks about the role of the club president and how many presidents are unaware of the importance of their role . 

Florian Mueck - Tips for Public Speakers

April 20th, 2019

15:17

Keynote Speaker (District 71 Conference, Sheffield, November 2017), coach and trainer, Florian Mueck is an enthusiastic and charismatic speaker. Here are five snippets from his YouTube channel covering:

The Power of …

Intro: "First they ignore you, then........" and Conflate

April 19th, 2019

13:11

Introduction:

Thought for the Week: Mahatma Ghandi - "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win." 

Word of the Week:  Conflate

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This …

Developing your speech

April 15th, 2019

17:44

Moira talks about how a speech can develop over time with repetition and listener feedback - with examples from a current contest speech.

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This is part x from Programme 23 of …

How to persuade others

April 14th, 2019

13:57

 Paul takes on the task of persuading you to learn how to persuade others!

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This is part 3 from Programme …

Presentation Skills from Craig Valentine

April 13th, 2019

14:54

Craig Valentine is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking and has since carved a successful career as a public speaker, keynote speaker and …

Intro: Finesse & Good leadership consists of showing average people....

April 12th, 2019

15:19

Introduction to Episode 23:

Thought for the week: John D Rockefeller - "Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people".

Word of the Week: Finesse

The final date for the early …

Choosing Topics for your Speech

April 8th, 2019

13:00

Moira introduces the subject of how to find topics for your Toastmaster speeches. 
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This is part 4 from Programme 22 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 8th presented …

What it is like to deliver a test speech

April 7th, 2019

13:22

As we are in Contest season, and in particular the Evaluation Contest, Paul talks about his experience in giving a Test speech for a contest. 

A habit you simply must develop - Bob Proctor

April 6th, 2019

14:05

Ontario born Bob Proctor is a motivational speaker and author of a 1985 book "You were born rich". He is the recipient of the 1988 Toastmasters– Communication and Leadership Award . This is a YouTube presentation from …

Intro: "Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue" and MORASS

April 5th, 2019

11:14

Introduction:

Thought for the week from Cicero - "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others".

Word of the Week: MORASS 

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This is part 1 from …

Preparing for your International Speech Contest

April 1st, 2019

15:16

Moira goes through some of the steps that you can use to prepare for giving your International Speech Contest speech. 

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This is part 4 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - …

5 things not to do in Evaluations

March 31st, 2019

13:27

Paul talks about five things that one should not do when giving evaluations. 

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This is part 3 from …

How to Give a Great Speech Evaluation

March 30th, 2019

14:00

 Jonathan Peng is the 2018 District 85 Evaluation Champion. Here are his top tips for making the best evaluations.

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This is part 2 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first …

Interstitial and "Aim for the moon...."

March 29th, 2019

13:25

Introduction:

Thought for the week: W Clement Stone  -"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."

Word of the Week: Interstitial

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This is part 1 from Programme 21 of …

How your Club can Use the Internet

March 25th, 2019

16:17

Moira introduces a discussion on how clubs can make use of the internet. 

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This is part 4 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 25th and presented by …

The Art of the Pause

March 24th, 2019

13:29

Paul talks about when and how to use the pause and when not to use it. 

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This is part 3 from Programme 20 …

How to start a speech

March 23rd, 2019

13:59

Conor Neill - How to Start a Speech - a YouTube speech. Here are five examples from well known speakers of speech beginnings. 

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This is part 2 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 …

Intro: Our Greatest Weakness.... and BENIGN

March 22nd, 2019

13:34

Introduction:

Thought for the week: Thomas A Edison: Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. 

Work of the Week: Benign

Myths about Presenting

March 18th, 2019

16:02

Prompted by this article in entreprene.com by Shawn Doyle, Moira discusses Shawn's five myths about presenting. 

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This is part 4 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 season - first …

Talking about yourself

March 17th, 2019

13:34

Paul introduces the subject of talking about yourself! 

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This is part 3 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 …

'The Sound' - Kim Kaufman

March 16th, 2019

15:40

Moira introduces a 3rd place semi-final speech from the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking by Kim Kaufman entitled "The Sound". 

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This is part 2 from Programme 19 of …

Intro: Be the change that you wish to see..... and SEARS

March 15th, 2019

13:38

Introduction:

Thought for the Week: Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 

Word of the Week: Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 

The Power of Three and The Hero's Journey

March 11th, 2019

12:34

Moira talks about the power of "threes" but the subsequent conversation turns to the subject of Hero's Journey, very apposite in this time of the International Speech contests.

How Toastmasters International changes the World

March 10th, 2019

13:07

Paul talks about how individual Toastmasters, as a result of their learning with Toastmasters, have gone outside of the organisation to undertake …

Amy Purdy - "Living beyond Limits"

March 9th, 2019

14:43

Amy Purdy - "Living beyond Limits" - and inspirational TEDx talk from 2011.

TEDX Orange Coast 

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This is part 2 from Programme 18 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March …

Intro: "Audacious" and "We must do the think that we cannot do"

March 8th, 2019

15:42

 Introduction:

Word of the Week: Audacious

Thought for the Week:  Eleanor Roosevelt: "We must do the thing that we cannot do".

with the usual light hearted discussion

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This is …

How to Ensure that your meeting runs smoothly

March 4th, 2019

13:06

Inspired by the Members Handbook developed by Blarney Toastmasters (especial thanks to Sharon O'Neill DTM for the original version of this handbook), …

Crutches.......

March 3rd, 2019

14:47

Paul introduces the subject of the verbal crutches that we not only use in Toastmasters but in the outside world as well - ad nauseam!

--- Send in …

Mark Brown Winning Speech 1995

March 2nd, 2019

14:07

The winning speech from the 1995 World Championship of Public Speaking by Mark Brown. 

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This is part 2 from Programme 17 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 2nd and …

Intro: "Good, better, best. Never let it rest.........." and "Crapulent"

March 1st, 2019

13:40

Introduction:

Word of the week: Crapulent

Quote of the week: St Jerome - "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your …

The Navigator

February 25th, 2019

9:13

Ted looks at The Navigator - an important document for introducing members to the Pathways educational programme. 

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This is part 4 from Programme 16 of 2018/19 season - first …

How to Dress at Toastmasters

February 24th, 2019

13:30

Paul introduces the subject of how to dress at a Toastmaster meeting in different circumstances - and it is not as straightforward as you might …

Tips on Changing the Way you Feel

February 23rd, 2019

14:35

An interview on Good Day New York with Tony Robbins with tips on changing the way you feel.

"Most people want to be happy but their habit is to be worried or frustrated or stressed," says motivational speaker Tony …

Intro: "Good, better, best. Never let it rest.........." and "Metanoia"

February 22nd, 2019

12:14

Introduction:

Word of the week: Metanoia

Quote of the week: Robert Brault - "Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and find they were …

Visiting other clubs - or joining another club?

February 4th, 2019

13:26

Have you ever visited a club other than your own? or many other clubs? or perhaps you are a member of more than one club? Moira introduces the topic for a lively discussion.

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Sounds in Speeches

February 3rd, 2019

13:32

Paul talks about the best aural rhetorical devices to use in your speeches:

    Consonance

    Assonance

    Alliteration

JK Rowling "The Fringe Benefits of Failure" - Part 2

February 2nd, 2019

11:37

In June 2008 JK Rowling gave this speech to Harvard University

The text of this speech can be found here:

Intro: "The well balanced, intelligent speaker ...." and "Blatherskite"

February 1st, 2019

13:21

Quote of the week: Ralph C Smedley - ""The well balanced, intelligent speaker is the natural leader in any group of which he/she is part"

Word of the week: Blatherskite 

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This …

Introvert or extrovert? & why we need to know

January 21st, 2019

14:14

Moira introduces the subject of personality profiles and why you need to know what your profile is as well as your audience.

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This is part 4 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 …

How much fun is your club?

January 20th, 2019

12:41

Paul introduces the subject of fun in your club prompted by the article in the January 2019 edition of The Toastmaster entitled "What's the Scoop on …

JK Rowling "the Fringe Benefits of Failure" - Part 1

January 20th, 2019

14:08

In June 2008 JK Rowling gave this speech to Harvard University

The text of this speech can be found here:

Intro: "Little strokes, fell great oaks" and "Perspicuous"

January 18th, 2019

14:18

Quote of the week:  Benjamin Franklin - "Little strokes, fell great oaks".

Work of the week: Perspicuous

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Part 4: Getting started in Pathways

January 14th, 2019

13:18

Moira talks about how you can get started in Pathways if you need that little push to get you going.

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Part 3: Focus on Your Audience

January 13th, 2019

14:56

 Prompted by this article in the January edition of the Toastmaster magazine, Paul talks about how you can focus on your audience.

Part 2: Interview with Aaron Leung

January 12th, 2019

17:19

Interview with Toastmaster Aaron Leung, member of online clubs Diversity and Competitive Communicators (President) as well as Lohas Toastmasters in Shenzhen, China.

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Intro: "Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive" and Expiate

January 11th, 2019

13:18

 Quote of the week: Matt Cameron: "Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive"

Work of the week: Expiate

How to hook your audience

December 24th, 2018

12:59

Moira introduces the subject of how to hook your audience in the first 60 seconds.

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Quality clubs

December 23rd, 2018

12:55

Following the visit of Dan Rex to Dublin and a workshop he gave, Paul introduces the subject of what is a quality club.

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Donovan Livingston's graduation speech

December 22nd, 2018

10:11

 Donovan Livingston's graduation speech to Harvard class of 2016, followed by a discussion on the speech.

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Intro - Pablo Picasso "Action is....." & Ghosting

December 21st, 2018

13:38

 Quote of the week: Pablo Picasso - "Action is the foundational key to all success"

Work of the week: Ghosting

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Props and how to use them

December 17th, 2018

13:24

Moira introduces the subject of Props and how to use them inspired by this article by Vinette Hoffman-Jackson https://bit.ly/2QV5f6s
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Visitor to Toastmaster Meetings

December 16th, 2018

12:32

Paul introduces the subject of visitors to Toastmaster Meetings -who can come, what is their experience, how does the club treat them etc.

Interview with Eddie O'Mahony

December 15th, 2018

14:03

Ted interviews Eddie O'Mahony, currently president of Blarney Toastmasters in Co Cork, Ireland. We last spoke with Eddie in our second ever programme in November 2014 (episode available in Mixcloud -

Introduction: Extrapolate and Ralph Waldo Emerson "Kindness..........."

December 14th, 2018

7:15

The thought for the week:
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Word of the week:

Impromptu Speaking Techniques

December 10th, 2018

11:49

Moira discusses various techniques for giving impromptu speeches.
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Online Meetings

December 9th, 2018

12:55

Paul brings up the subject of attendance at online meetings and the things that one has to think of to make the experience good for both you and the …

Our second chat with TI CEO Dan Rex

December 8th, 2018

13:50

After the formal interview with the CEO of Toastmasters International two weeks ago, Ted Mellamphy continues with a more general chat with Dan Rex.
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Booty and Mark Twain on preparing for good impromptu speech

December 7th, 2018

14:39

Thought for the Week: Mark Twain - "It usually takes me three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech".
Word of the Week: "Booty"
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Projects: Using Descriptive Language, Using Presentation Software & Write a Compelling Blog

November 26th, 2018

14:05

Moira introduces the final three projects from Pathways:

(1) Using Descriptive Language
(2) Using Presentation Software
(3) Write a Compelling Blog

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What if you invented Toastmasters today?

November 25th, 2018

13:55

Paul introduces a speculation as to what you would do if Toastmasters didn't exist today and you invented it.......

Interview with CEO Dan Rex

November 24th, 2018

12:36

Ted interviews the Chief Executive Officer of Toastmasters International Dan Rex during his short visit to Dublin on November 16th-17th.
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Ideation & May you never forget what is worth........

November 23rd, 2018

12:00

Word of the Week - Ideation
Thought for the Week - " May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten" an Irish blessing.
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Projects: Understanding - Vocal Variety, - your Communication Style, - your Leadership Style

November 19th, 2018

12:21

Moira talks through the latest three Pathways projects, covering:

(1) Understanding Vocal Variety
(2) Understanding your Communication Style
(3)Understanding your Leadership Style

A Toastmasters Club in Prison?

November 18th, 2018

12:37

Paul introduces the rather unusual subject of whether there are any Toastmasters clubs in prisons and should there be clubs in Irish prisons.

Terri Trespico: Stop searching for your passion.

November 17th, 2018

11:32

Ted introduces the TEDxKC talk given by branding strategist and coach Terri Trespico at the event in Kansas City in 2015.
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Badass & "Learn to be thankful for what you already have......"

November 16th, 2018

13:23

Ted, Paul and Moira discuss Ted's Thought for the Week from Jim Rohn: "Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you …

Projects: Team Building, Understanding Conflict Resolution & Understanding Emotional Intelligence

November 12th, 2018

11:40

You hear about three Pathways projects:
(1) Team Building (Level 5 Elective for all paths)
(2) Understanding Conflict Resolution (Level 3 Required for …

How can we can connect emotionally online

November 11th, 2018

13:01

Paul O'Mahony muses about how can we can connect emotionally online.
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Simon Sinek TED Talk: Why good leaders make you feel safe.

November 10th, 2018

0:50

Ted Mellamphy introduces the TED Talk given by Simon Sinek in 2014 entitled "Why good leaders make you feel safe:.
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Plaudit & "No one who achieves success does so....."

November 9th, 2018

12:14

Word of the Week: Plaudit
Quote of the week from Alfred North Whitehead: "No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise & confident acknowledge this help with gratitude"

Pathways Projects: Reflect on your Path, Researching & Presenting, Successful Collaboration

November 5th, 2018

12:49

You hear about three Pathways projects:
(1) Reflect on your Path (Level 5)
(2) Researching & Presenting (Level 1)
(3) Successful Collaboration …

Toastmasters worldwide

November 4th, 2018

13:06

You hear how Toastmasters is represented worldwide. This episode is prompted by a report in the October 2018 edition of Toastmaster Magazine.
Plenty of statistics in this episode.
The huge surprise for us is the % of …

10 Ways to have a better conversation

November 3rd, 2018

12:25

You hear Celeste Headlee present "10 ways to have a better conversation" - a TED Talk
(1) Don't multitask - be present - in that moment
(2) Don't …

Brouhaha and If we have the attitude.....

November 2nd, 2018

12:00

Introduced by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien:

Word of the Week: Brouhaha.
Thought for the week: Catherine Pulsifier - "If we have the …

Education: Public Relations Strategies, Question-and-Answer Session & Reaching Consensus.

October 24th, 2018

8:10

The new Toastmasters Education Programme (Pathways) gives people opportunities to learn how to
(1) Public Relations Strategies
(2) Question-and-Answer Session
(3) Reaching Consensus.

Moira O'Brien introduces the Projects.

The Toastmaster Magazine

October 23rd, 2018

10:48

Paul talks about the publication from Toastmasters International, The Toastmaster Magazine.
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Lynchpin & The art of communication is ........

October 23rd, 2018

15:48

Word of the Week: Lynchpin.
Thought for the week: James Humes - "The art of communication is the language of leadership".
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Education: Prepare for an Interview, Prepare to Speak Professionally, Present a Proposal.

October 22nd, 2018

13:28

The new Toastmasters Education Programme (Pathways) gives people opportunities to learn how to
(1) Prepare for an Interview
(2)Prepare to Speak Professionally
(3)Present a Proposal.

Moira O'Brien introduces the Projects.

The Golden Gavel Award in a local club

October 21st, 2018

12:27

Paul talks about the Golden Gavel in Blarney Toastmasters.
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Pat Johnson, past president of Toastmasters International

October 20th, 2018

12:30

An interview with the past international President Pat Johnson from the Toastmasters Podcast.
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2018/19 episode 4 part 2 first published on September 28th

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Hangry & No one who achieves success does so without.......

October 19th, 2018

14:52

Hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien
Quote of the week: Alfred North Whitehead - "No one who achieves success does so without the …

The Pathways Mentor Program

October 13th, 2018

12:43

Moira introduces the Pathways Mentor Program and discusses the four projects that it includes.
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2018/19 episode 3 part 4 first published on September 21st
Hosted by Ted …

Your Pathways Icebreaker

October 12th, 2018

13:07

Paul introduces the subject of the Pathways Icebreaker and what we might include in it.
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Keith Ferrazzi - "What holds us back from success in the workplace."

October 11th, 2018

10:20

Ted introduces Keith Ferrazzi, the recipient of the Golden Gavel award from Toastmasters International for 2018, with "What holds us back from …

It is not happy people who are thankful plus SCRUNCH (Word of the Week)

October 10th, 2018

12:04

Ted Mellamphy introduces a quotation from that famous author "Unknown" -
"It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are …

Projects: Managing a Difficult Audience, Managing Time & Moderate a Panel Discussion

October 9th, 2018

11:21

Moira continues looking at the Pathways projects, this week covering:
Managing a Difficult Audience
Managing Time
Moderate a Panel Discussion

Evaluating the World Champion

October 8th, 2018

12:56

Paul and Moira talk about a special meeting held by Par Excellence Toastmasters where the five speeches all came from the finals of the World …

Achieving Distinguished Toastmaster

October 7th, 2018

12:35

Paul talks to Moira about her achieving DTM - Distinguished Toastmaster.
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Smarmy & "Your best teacher is your last mistake."

October 6th, 2018

12:34

Paul and Moira talk about the quote for the week - "Your best teacher is your last mistake" from Ralph Nader - and the word of the week "Smarmy".

Projects: Negotiate the Best Outcome, Persuasive Speaking and Planning & Implementing

October 5th, 2018

12:10

Moira continues working through the Pathways Projects and covers:
Negotiate the Best Outcome
Persuasive Speaking
Planning & Implementing
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Toastmasters International Member Support

October 4th, 2018

13:23

Paul tells us his experience of using the Member Support Service from Toastmasters International.
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2018/19 …

Ramona J Smith's winning World Championship Speech

October 3rd, 2018

10:01

2018/19 programme 1, first published on September 7th.
Ramona J Smith from Cleveland Ohio and now living in Houston, Texas won the World Championship of Public Speaking at the recent International Convention in Chicago. …

Intro from the first programme of the 2018/19 season

October 2nd, 2018

10:57

2018/19 Episode 1 was first published on September 7th.
Thought for the week: Anon: "Gratitude turns what we have into enough"
Word of the Week: Surrepticious.

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Effective Evaluations

October 1st, 2018

10:08

Part 4 season 2017/18 programme 43 first published August 31st.
Ted discusses how to evlauate effectively

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How to Delegate and be a Better Leader

September 30th, 2018

12:24

Part 3 from season 2017/18 programme 43 first published August 31st.
Paul takes a look at delegation and becoming an excellent leader

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Chris Nowinski's TED Talk "Can I have your Brain"

September 29th, 2018

13:18

Part 2 from season 2107/18 programme 43 first published on August 31st.

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Part 1 from programme 43 of the 2017/18 season

September 28th, 2018

10:35

Thought for the week: Marcus Tulius Cicero: "Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parents of all others."Thought for the week: Marcus …

Manage Projects Successfully, Manage Successful Events & Motivate Others

September 27th, 2018

12:21

Part 4 from season 2017/18 programme 42.
Moira covers the Pathways Projects:
Manage Projects Successfully
Manage Successful Events
Motivate Others

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Interview with Lorraine Taylor

September 25th, 2018

12:05

Lorraine Taylor (Distinguished Toastmaster), from hybrid club "Be Bold for Change" in Dubai (first hybrid club in the region) & the online club …

Interview with Distinguished Toastmaster

September 25th, 2018

12:05

Lorraine Taylor (Distinguished Toastmaster), from hybrid club "Be Bold for Change" in Dubai (first hybrid club in the region) & the online club …

Programme 42 Introduction

September 24th, 2018

12:21

Word of the Week: Virile.
Thought for the week: Steve Jobs - "Be a yardstick for quality - some people aren't used to ab environment where excellence is expected."

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Steve Jobs on "Quality" + VIRILE

September 24th, 2018

12:21

"Be a yardstick for quality - some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
(Steve Jobs) - introduced by Moira O'Brien

Projects Make Connections through Networking, Manage Change & Manage Online Meetings

September 23rd, 2018

13:30

Part 4 from episode 41 from 2017/18 season.
Moira talks about the Pathways projects:
Make Connections through Networking
Manage Change
Manage Online Meetings

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Education: Make Connections through Networking + Manage Change + Manage Online Meetings

September 23rd, 2018

13:30

The new Toastmasters Education Programme (Pathways) gives people opportunities to learn how to
(1) Make Connections through Networking
(2)Manage Change
(3)Manage Online Meetings.

Moira O'Brien introduces the Projects.

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How to make a speech humorous

September 22nd, 2018

13:07

Part 3 from Episode 41 from 2017/18 season.
Paul talks about humorous speeches and how to make them inspired by this article from the Toastmasters …

How To Make A Speech Humorous

September 22nd, 2018

13:07

Based on
"3 Steps to Adding Humor to Your Speech
If you’re having fun, your audience will too."
By Nick Jack Pappas http://nickjackpappas.com/

Paul …

6 Public Speaking Tips To Hook Any Audience

September 21st, 2018

10:42

Tips by Charlie Houpert.
You hear the speech by Mohammed Alqatahni which won World Championship of Public Speaking (2015) "The Power of Words" - evaluated by Charlie Houpert from Los Angeles, CA

Here is Mohammed …

Introduction from Episode 41

September 20th, 2018

14:55

Quote for the week from Henry Ford - "Don't find fault, find a remedy".
Word of the week - Discombobulate

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The New Education Programme (Pathways) - Leadership Projects

September 10th, 2018

13:40

Our new education programme (Pathways)
Moira O'Brien introduces three projects
(1) Leading in Your Volunteer Organisation
(2) Leading Your Team
(3) …

Bad Language - words not to use in public

September 9th, 2018

14:03

"Bad language" - words you shouldn't use in public - introduced by Paul O'Mahony.
Inspired by John Cadley ("a former advertising copywriter, freelance …

7 Public Speaking Tips from Donal Trump

September 8th, 2018

14:03

Introduced by Moira O'Brien
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05tp0VscN8A
VICE News spoke to
Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, a professor & historian of …

Hard Work + PEJORATIVE defined

September 7th, 2018

13:03

"Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds." (Gordon B Hinckley 1910 - 2008) is our Thought for the week - introduced by Moira O'Brien
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_B._Hinckley
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Word of the Week: …

Mentoring + Leading in difficult situations

September 6th, 2018

14:01

The new education programme (Pathways) : Moira O'Brien introduces three projects:
(1) Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
(2) Lead in any Situation

Protocols and Governing Documents relevant to Toastmasters

September 5th, 2018

11:54

Huge topic introduced by 'persuasive' Paul O'Mahony.
Is this the most boring subject ever discussed on the show?
Should all Toastmasters study the …

Do we like the new District Newsletter?

September 3rd, 2018

12:48

Daniel Sanders D71 Public Relations Manager (2018-19) has produced the first edition of our Newsletter. Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony discuss the …

Mark Twain advice + "Amplify" word of the week

September 2nd, 2018

12:38

Thought for the week: "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" (Mark Twain).
Introduced by Moira O'Brien.

[Note: In Twain's - Notebook, 1904 - he wrote "Whenever you find …

Educational Projects: Icebreaker + Coaching + Inspire Your Audience

August 16th, 2018

11:10

Information about Pathways projects:
(1) 'Icebreaker'
(2)Improvement through Positive Coaching
(3)Inspire Your Audience.
- an introduction to projects (beginning with the letter 'i') by Moira O'Brien
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Sell your book - with the help of Toastmasters

August 15th, 2018

14:12

How Toastmasters can help a writer publicise their book - introduced by "pecuniary" & "prudent" Paul O'Mahony.
Paul speaks about :
(1) "101 …

10 Key questions about Pathways

August 14th, 2018

34:27

Question & Answer session facilitated by Pat Johnson (past International President of Toastmasters).
This was recorded after her keynote speech to …

Joseph Conrad + Iconoclast

August 13th, 2018

49:04

Thought for the week:
"He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument but in the right word. The power of sound has always …

Comparing the Distinguished Toastmaster & High Performance Leadership Projects

August 13th, 2018

9:26


These two projects are very similar - Moira compares them and discusses the implications of doing both projects.
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A cup of tea

August 12th, 2018

9:29

Paul O'Mahony invites us to a tea party, inspired by the viewpoint in the June edition of the Toastmaster Magazine by Balraj Arunasalam

Club Constitution

August 11th, 2018

17:31


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This is from Programme 37 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 20th.

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Introduction: Nelson Mandela "Passion" + "Wry"

August 10th, 2018

12:45

Thought for the week:
Nelson Mandela - "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living"
- introduced by Moira O'Brien

Word of the Week:
WRY - …

"Live for today, for tomorrow we die" + "Harangue"

July 31st, 2018

15:50

The Opening segment from show number 16 from the 2017/18 season first published on 9th February 2018 and presented by Paul O'Mahony and Moira …

Pathways - Evaluation & Feedback - Focus on the Positive - High Performance Leadership

July 31st, 2018

10:39

Moira O'Brien introduces Pathways projects covering
(1) Evaluation & Feedback
(2) Focus on the Positive
(3) High Performance Leadership
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A Toastmaster's Holiday - Paul's travel guide.

July 31st, 2018

10:48

Paul O'Mahony speaks about what Toastmasters can do during the club holiday period.
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How Pathways Was Founded - the inside story

July 31st, 2018

14:28

Pat Johnson, past international president of Toastmasters International tells the story of how the curriculum was designed.
Her keynote speech to …

Nelson Mandela on Education + Our Special Words

July 31st, 2018

11:57

You hear:
(1) Thought for the week from Nelson Mandela
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world"

(2) Words of the Weeks: …

Projects: Distinguished Toastmaster + Effective Body Language + Ethical Leadership

July 30th, 2018

11:39

Moira O'Brien looks at three Pathways Projects
(1) Distinguished Toastmaster,
(2) Effective Body Language
(3) Ethical Leadership.
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This is …

Celebrating Success

July 30th, 2018

12:48

Paul O'Mahony introduces an important issue for every Toastmasters Club.

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Great World Public Championship Speeches - "Ouch!" by Darren La Croix

July 30th, 2018

12:58

You hear the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, 2001 Winner, Darren LaCroix.
Darren says "2001 was considered by many one of the most competitive years of the speech contest. This is one the funniest, …

Ralph Waldo Emerson & "Insidious"

July 30th, 2018

11:02

You hear
(1) our "Thought for the Week" from Ralph Waldo Emerson -
"We aim above the mark to hit the mark"
- introduced by Moira O'Brien. Our discussion focused on performance management within Toastmasters & …

Self-Confidence + Making Shorter speeches + Social Speeches + Communication Plan + Your Vision.

July 12th, 2018

48:54

Details of the show:
(1) "A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self"
(CHARLES DICKENS) = Thought for the week

(2) SCUTTLE = Word of the Week.

(3) THE SKILL OF SELF-CONFIDENCE
by Dr Ivan Jacobs (Toronto, Canada) - …

Reigniting Passion + Creating a Podcast + Creating Effective Visual Aids + Cross-Cultural Understanding.

July 11th, 2018

50:36

Details of the show:
(1) "Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience" [PAULO COEHLO] = Thought for the week (introduced by Moira)

(2) KUDOS = Word …

Non-Verbal Communications + Communicating Change + Storytelling + Connecting

July 10th, 2018

46:02

Contents:
(1) "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value" [ALBERT EINSTEIN] = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK - introduced by Ted

(2) SERENITY = Word …

Movement On Stage - Active Listening - Social Media Presence - Communicate Change

July 7th, 2018

49:49

(1) "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." (Charles Rozell "Chuck" Swindoll) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(2) DELIBERATE = Word of …

Reflections After Conference - Team Collaboration

July 7th, 2018

50:44

(1) "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can" (ARTHUR ASHE) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(2) FALLACIOUS = Word of the Week

(3) Interview …

The Navigator + Strategic Relationships

July 3rd, 2018

48:29

(1) "Think not those faithful who praise all thy words & deeds - but those who kindly reprove thy faults" = Thought for the week:

(2) PIFFLE = …

Annual Conference + Crisis Management + Motivational Strategies

July 3rd, 2018

50:52

(1) "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom" (George Washington Carver) = Thought for the week

(2) "HAVEN" = Word of the Week

(3) …

Annual Conference SafeHaven2018 + Leadership Development

June 25th, 2018

47:34

(1) "If you command wisely, you will be obeyed cheerfully" (THOMAS FULLER) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(2) PLETHORA = WORD FOR THE WEEK

(3) District 71 …

Expanding Evaluations + Innovative Planning + Lance Miller

June 25th, 2018

47:20


(1) "Don't get prepared - stay prepared" (CRAIG VALENTINE) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(2) EMBELLISH = WORD FOR THE WEEK

(3) LANCE MILLER's 2005 World Championship winning speech.

(4) EXPANDING EVALUATIONS

(5)PATHWAYS …

Learning at Toastmasters + Dynamic Leadership

June 21st, 2018

48:10

(1) "The biggest single problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." (George Bernard Shaw) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(2) PUERILE = WORD FOR THE WEEK

(3) INTERVIEW: OLADELE OLUNIKE, Eagle Toastmasters …

Organising District Conference + Effective Coaching

June 20th, 2018

45:46

(1) "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it & hang on" (Benjamin Franklin:) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(2) PIVOT = WORD FOR THE WEEK

(3) WINNING SPEECH by WORLD CHAMPION 2011 - JOCK ELLIOT

(4) ORGANISING …

Empathy + Presentation Mastery

June 20th, 2018

49:45


(1) "My best friend is the one that brings out the best in me" (Henry Ford) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(2) STUFF = WORD FOR THE WEEK

(3) TED MELLAMPHY (interviewed by Moira O'Brien)

(4) "ECHOES OF EMPATHY" - article from …

WORLD CHAMPION SPEAKER + VISIONARY COMMUNICATION

June 19th, 2018

49:42


(1) "Don't show up to prove, show up to improve." (Simon Sinek) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

(2) RANKLE = WORD FOR THE WEEK

(3) WINNING SPEECH : Dananjaya Hettiarachichi's World Champion 2014

(4) MODERATING A PANEL DISCUSSION

ONLINE CLUBS & PATHWAYS

June 18th, 2018

49:41

(1) Thought for the week:
"Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king. He is an independent force in the …

CRAIG VALENTINE (World Champion 1999)

May 30th, 2018

1:00:02

(1) "The joy of leadership comes from seeing others achieve more than they thought they were capable of" (SIMON SINEK) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
_________

(2) The TOASTMASTERS PROMISE
_________
(3) ZENITH = Word for the Week

INTRODUCING PATHWAYS

May 29th, 2018

1:00:02

(1) "It's better to endure the discomfort of the truth now than to suffer the discomfort of the lie later" (Simon Sinek) = Thought for the Week
________
(2) DOTE = Word of the Week
________
(3) PATHWAYS - coming soon to …

Binal Sawjani, Cranfield Speakers (Guest)

May 24th, 2018

50:25

(1) "Live for today, for tomorrow we die" = Thought for the Week
(2) HARANGUE = Word of the Week
(3) BINAL SAWJANI - Cranfield Speakers, VPE of Cornerstone & mentor to Luton Communicators
(4) WEBINARS
(5) BODY LANGUAGE

INSIDE STORY #SafeHaven2018 (Toastmasters Conference)

May 7th, 2018

24:05

Sharon O'Neill (conference director) & Pat Duggan (finance) introduce speak on
(1) Why Toastmasters District 71 Conference is coming to Cork - the story from Wyboston (2015)
(2) How Sharon convinced District …

NEWS ABOUT SAFEHAVEN2018 CONFERENCE COMING SOON

May 3rd, 2018

6:22

This is to inform you that today Sharon O'Neill (conference director) & Pat Duggan (finance manager) will chat with Paul O'Mahony (marketing …

Evaluating Topics - Innovative Planning

April 28th, 2018

1:00:00

Word of the Week: "Embellish"
Thought for the week: Craig Valentine - "Don't get prepared - stay prepared"
2nd Section: Lance Miller's 2005 World …

TALK SHOW FOR TALKERS (Part 1)

March 30th, 2018

15:50

Ted Mellamphy introduces the show - supported by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony Agenda for the whole Show > Word of the Week (WOTW) is HARANGUE …

COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE

March 30th, 2018

0:54

IrishTalkers.com welcomes you.

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INTRODUCING "IRISH TALKERS" #WeAreToastmasters

January 19th, 2018

1:47

About "Irish Talkers": • Welcome to our podcast recorded on Anchor

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Public speaking 101

December 21st, 2017

1:00:01

The Talk Show for Talkers 22nd September 2017:

Word of the Week: Conspicuous

Thought for the Week: Great Leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference.

2nd …

Programme 2 from Irish Talkers

December 21st, 2017

1:02:49

Public Relations and Stagecraft for Toastmasters and public speaking

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