Irish Talkers

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.


2 questions to uncover your passion — and turn it into a career
Jun 6 • 12 min
What’s your passion? Social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo reflects on her work helping out-of-school young people in Uganda turn their passions into profitable businesses — and shares the two questions you can ask yourself to begin doing the same.…
Intro: ECSTACY &”Make your life a masterpiece…..”
Jun 5 • 11 min
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
Jun 1 • 16 min
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 help you lift your presentation skills to a higher level.…
Our Incoming District Leadership Team
May 31 • 12 min
With the District 71 elections completed last weekend, Paul delves into the hierarchy and structure of the leadership team in our Toastmaster district. ______________________________________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 39…
Interview with Krystal Long
May 30 • 11 min
This week we are delighted to bring you an interview with the District 71, Division A, Toastmaster of the Year Krystal Long. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 39 of 2019/20 season - published on May 30th with Ted…
Intro: MERCURIAL & “Intelligence without ambitition……”
May 29 • 11 min
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” ____________________________________________ This…
Storytelling - Don’t get ready, stay ready
May 25 • 13 min
Moira continues on the theme of storytelling on how you can build up and develop your library of stories over time. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 38 of 2019/20 season - published on May 25th with Ted Mellamphy,…
Don’t cringe: simply have several Icebreakers in your knapsack
May 24 • 12 min
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 your business or personal life. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme…
7 Zoom Meeting Tips Every User Should Know
May 23 • 14 min
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 meeting open on your computer while you listen to this. If you are listening on a phone or tablet, come back…
Intro: CRINGE & “Choice, not chance……”
May 22 • 14 min
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 Toastmaster of the Year and recruiting…
Presenting from your Home Office
May 18 • 11 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from…
Frequently Asked Questions by Business People
May 17 • 16 min
Paul turns his attention to the questions that business people who know little or nothing about Toastmasters might ask. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 37 of 2019/20 season - published on May 17th with Ted…
The Museum of 4 in the Morning
May 16 • 15 min
American poet Rives has a strange obsession. At TED he explained in “The Museum of 4 in the Morning”. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 37 of 2019/20 season - published on May 16th with Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien…
Intro: CALLOW & “Why should we feel anger…..”
May 15 • 12 min
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 anger at the world? As if the world would notice!” ____________________________________________ This is part 1…
How to Boost Your Online Charisma
May 11 • 16 min
Back on the topic of online meetings, Moira discusses ways in which you can boost your charisma when speaking online. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 36 of 2019/20 season - published on May 11th with Ted…
Recruiting new members in Region 10
May 10 • 15 min
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 and retaining existing members who may not be comfortable with online meetings.…
David Meltzer - Find your Frequency
May 9 • 11 min
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 using the right access and mediums to…
Intro: CURT & “Everything begins with….”
May 8 • 12 min
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” ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 36 of…
Ideas for your speech
May 3 • 13 min
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? Moira certainly did! Following the example of D71’s Simon Scriver, Moira discusses ways you can build…
The Podcasting Elective
May 3 • 11 min
Paul discusses the Podcasting elective and how it might benefit you, your club, your Area etc. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 35 of 2019/20 season - published on May 3rd with Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul…
Lucas Rockwood - “Change your breath, change your life”
May 2 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 35 of 2019/20 season - published on…
Intro: ASSIDUOUS & “Grant me the serenity to…….”
May 1 • 12 min
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 the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, & the wisdom…
How to win your Evaluation contest.
Apr 27 • 16 min
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 which you can improve your chances of winning in Evaluation Contests.…
The Value of Teamworking within Toastmasters
Apr 26 • 11 min
Paul looks this week at how Toastmasters can help with developing teamworking skills. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 34 of 2019/20 season - published on April 26th with Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul…
Why some of us don’t have one true calling
Apr 25 • 13 min
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 of people she calls…
Intro: KIBBITZ & “After climbing a great hill….”
Apr 24 • 10 min
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 climb”…
How to Nail Every Presentation
Apr 20 • 13 min
Inspired by this article by Briar Goldberg, the TED Director of speaking coaching, Moira gives 6 tips on how to nail every presentation. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 33 of 2019/20 season - published on April…
It’s Time for Elections
Apr 19 • 14 min
Toastmasters, both at club level and at the higher levels, needs officers to run the clubs and the organisation. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 33 of 2019/20 season - published on April 19th with Ted Mellamphy,…
Lizzie Velasquez - A 10 minute speech that changes life in so many ways
Apr 18 • 14 min
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 extremely rare congenital disease called…
Intro: PANDEMONIUM &”It is not enough to have great qualities….”
Apr 17 • 1 min
The introduction to this weeks series of episodes including: Word of the Week: PANDEMONIUM and Thought for the Week: François La Rochefoucauld - “It is not enough to have great qualities; we should also have the management of them.…
How to persuade - Ethos, Pathos & Logos.
Apr 13 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 32 of 2019/20 season - published on…
How to be very attractive online
Apr 12 • 13 min
Paul introduces the topic of how you present yourself online to make the right/best impression. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 32 of 2019/20 season - published on April 12th with Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien &…
Daniel Amen - The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans
Apr 11 • 16 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 32 of…
Intro: INNUENDO & “I don’t like work, who does….”
Apr 10 • 12 min
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 work- the chance to find yourself”.…
Make Small Changes
Apr 6 • 12 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 31 of 2019/20 season - published…
History of Online Meetings
Apr 5 • 13 min
Paul discusses how online clubs came into being and how online meetings are changing the fact of Toastmasters in this time of worldwide lockdown. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 31 of 2019/20 season - published…
Interview with Ger Mannix
Apr 4 • 15 min
Our guest this week is Gerard Mannix, Programme Quality Director in District 71 and candidate for District Director for the 20/21 Toastmaster year. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 31 of 2019/20 season - published…
Intro: KERFUFFLE & “Myth becomes myth not in…”
Apr 3 • 11 min
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” ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from…
Using Props
Mar 30 • 13 min
Moira talks about best practices when using props in our speechmaking. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 30 of 2019/20 season - published on March 30th with Moira O’Brien & Paul O’Mahony. The show is in four parts…
Is it good that TI is forced to go online?
Mar 29 • 12 min
Paul talks about how Toastmasters International has been forced by circumstances to go almost totally online. Is this a good thing? ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 30 of 2019/20 season - published on March 29th…
Patricia Fripp -
Mar 28 • 16 min
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). ____________________________________________ This is…
Intro: INFERNO & “When the story of these times gets written…..”
Mar 27 • 12 min
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 written, we want it to say that we did all we could, & it was more than anyone could have imagined.”…
What you will need for a hybrid club meeting
Mar 23 • 17 min
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 not wish to attend in person. Moira…
Best practice for clubs during the crisis: a 6 point plan
Mar 22 • 13 min
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 turning to online meetings. Paul discusses 6 things that clubs should do when transitioning to the online…
St Patrick’s Day Speech - Leo Varadkar
Mar 21 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 29 of…
Intro: SOCIAL-DISTANCING & “The only way to keep your health…..”
Mar 20 • 14 min
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 like, & do what you’d rather not”…
Discussion on Online Meetings
Mar 16 • 16 min
Following our previous podcast on how to hold an online meeting, Paul and Moira discuss various matters arising. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 28 of 2019/20 season - published on March 16th with Ted Mellamphy,…
How to hold an online meeting
Mar 15 • 24 min
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 meeting using the zoom.us app. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme…
Santosh Bhanot- Nurturing Circles: The Power of Care
Mar 14 • 15 min
Santosh is Founder & Chair of the newly created Asian Circle working in partnership with Oxfam. The Asian Circle supports vulnerable women in India and South Asia helping to build their capability and participation in society. Her interest is with the…
Intro: VOLUPTUOUS & “I would teach peace rather than….”
Mar 13 • 11 min
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 rather than war. I would inculcate love rather than hate”. ____________________________________________ This…
Ideas for your speech
Mar 9 • 13 min
In the final part of this week’s podcasts, Moira O’Brien discusses ideas for speeches. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 27 of 2019/20 season - published on March 9th with Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul…
Should contest judges be anonymous?
Mar 8 • 12 min
Paul O’Manhony discusses whether contest judges be anonymous - before, during & after speech contests. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 27 of 2019/20 season - published on March 8th with Ted Mellamphy, Moira…
How to sound Powerful and Confident
Mar 7 • 13 min
From Dr Aziz Gazipura, Confident Public Speaking - how to sound Powerful and Confident. Learn powerful confidence secrets from social confidence expert, Dr. Aziz. After struggling with shyness and social anxiety for over 10 years, Dr. Aziz discovered the…
Intro: NERVURE & “”Never give up. Great things…..”
Mar 6 • 10 min
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” ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 27 of 2019/20 season -…
Ralph C Smedley on Speechcraft
Mar 2 • 16 min
In this episode Sharon O’Neill looks at Dr Smedley’s views on speechcraft. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 26 of 2019/20 season - published on March 1st with Sharon O’Neill, introduced by Moira O’Brien. The show…
Ralph C Smedley on Leadership
Mar 1 • 11 min
In this episode Sharon O’Neill looks at Dr Smedley’s writings on leadership. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 26 of 2019/20 season - published on March 1st with Sharon O’Neill, introduced by Moira O’Brien. The…
An Interview with Ralph C Smedley
Feb 29 • 10 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 26 of 2019/20 season - published on…
Ralph C Smedley - a history
Feb 28 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 26 of…
5 Minutes before you go on Stage
Feb 24 • 9 min
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 to give your presentation, prompted by a video published by the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking,…
Being a Volunteer is Good for your Health
Feb 23 • 12 min
Following from this article in the Toastmaster Magazine for February, Paul discusses how volunteering can help keep older people mentally healthy. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 25 of 2019/20 season - published…
Mel Robbins - The 5 Second Rule
Feb 22 • 12 min
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, ………”
Feb 21 • 12 min
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 characteristics is that these qualities cannot…
Controlling those nerves
Feb 17 • 13 min
A few tips from Moira for controlling your nerves before going on stage. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 24 of 2019/20 season - published on February 17th with Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul O’Mahony. The…
Club Leadership, Education and Excellence
Feb 16 • 15 min
Paul introduces the subject of Club Leadership, Education and Excellence. ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 24 of 2019/20 season - published on February 16th with Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul O’Mahony. The…
Don’t Allow Your Life To Be Controlled By These 5 Things
Feb 15 • 13 min
A motivational speech from “Fearless Soul” on YouTube Don’t Allow Your Life To Be Controlled By These 5 Things ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 23 of 2019/20 season - published on February 15th Ted Mellamphy,…
Intro: BLACKGUARD & “As we are liberated from our own fear….”
Feb 14 • 14 min
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 liberated others”…
Mentoring
Feb 10 • 12 min
Moira discusses the subject of mentoring for new members - from their appointment to what the mentor should cover, and ongoing mentoring. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 23 of 2019/20 season - published on…
Area Councils
Feb 9 • 14 min
Paul O’Mahony discusses the role of the Area Council, its purpose, members and elections. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 23 of 2019/20 season - published on February 9th Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul…
Interview with Grant March
Feb 8 • 13 min
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 club that meets every Saturday…
Intro: QUINTESSENTIAL & “Be strong, but not rude; Be…..”
Feb 7 • 11 min
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 kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully;” ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from…
Online Clubs
Feb 3 • 9 min
Moira talks about the emergence of online clubs, advantages and disadvantages as well as online attendance at bricks and mortar clubs. ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 22 of 2019/20 season - published on February…
How do we welcome guests?
Feb 2 • 11 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 22 of 2019/20 season - published…
Communication in the 21st Century: Is It What You Say, Not How You Say It?
Feb 1 • 14 min
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 today’s digital society. Vivian P.…
Intro APLOMB & “We aim above the mark…”
Jan 31 • 14 min
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”. ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 22 of 2019/20…
Tips for effective public speaking
Jan 27 • 10 min
Here are some of Moira’s top tips for effective public speaking - Know your Audience, have clear objectives, get feedback & use your voice. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 21 of 2019/20 season - published on…
Finding new leaders
Jan 26 • 14 min
With the time fast approaching when clubs, areas, divisions and districts within Toastmasters needing to find the next generation of leaders, Paul discusses how we might go about finding these people to act as the future leaders in the organisation.…
Anthony Hopkins - The Meaning of Life
Jan 25 • 12 min
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. ___________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme…
Intro: ALLEGORY & “A pessimist sees the difficulty…..”
Jan 24 • 13 min
The introduction to this week’s show including: Word of the Week: ALLEGORY Thought for the Week: Winston Churchill - “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity: an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”…
Stagetime, stagetime, stagetime
Jan 20 • 12 min
Moira talks about the importance of taking every opportunity to stand up and speak in public in order to become a better speaker. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 20 of 2019/20 season - published on January 20th…
Why the Toastmaster brand matters
Jan 19 • 15 min
Paul discusses issues around the Toastmaster brand and why it matters. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 20 of 2019/20 season - published on January 19th presented by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul O’Mahony.…
Schwarzenegger - Gym Motivation Speech
Jan 18 • 11 min
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a very well know figure and has many motivational speeches. Here is his Gym motivation speech which has meaning in many aspects of life today. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 20 of…
Intro: NONCHALANCE & “If you want to turn your life around….”
Jan 17 • 14 min
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 life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life.” ____________________________________________ This…
How to Hook Your Audience in 60 Seconds
Jan 13 • 13 min
From an episode first published in December 2018 Moira introduces the subject of how to hook your audience in 60 seconds. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 19 of 2019/20 season - published on January 13th presented…
How to Focus on Your Audience
Jan 12 • 14 min
From an episode first broadcast in January 2019 Paul introduces the subject of how to focus on your audience. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 19 of 2019/20 season - published on January 12th presented by Moira…
Interview with PIP Ted Corcoran
Jan 11 • 13 min
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 Corcoran.…
Intro: PUERILE & “The biggest single problem….”
Jan 10 • 12 min
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: “The biggest single problem in…
Body Language
Jan 6 • 12 min
From a show first broadcast in February 2018 Moira talks about body language and it’s importance, with assistance from Ted and Paul. ___________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 18 of 2019/20 season - published on January 3rd…
Reignite your Passion
Jan 5 • 15 min
Continuing our look back at some of our archives, from June 2018 Paul talks about reigniting your passion after past International President Balraj Arunsalam’s editorial in the May 18 edition of Toastmaster Magazine.…
Craig Valentine on The Secrets to Telling Great Stories & The Callback
Jan 4 • 12 min
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 “The Secrets to Telling Great…
Intro: MELLOW and “A leader is a dealer…”
Jan 3 • 12 min
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 put out in May 2015 with Ted Mellamphy and Sharon O’Neill with: Word of the Week: MELLOW and Thought for the…
How to make better videos
Dec 23, 2019 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 17 of…
Should Toastmasters Celebrate Christmas
Dec 22, 2019 • 11 min
With the diversity of ethnicities and religions within the Toastmasters family, Paul delves into the subject of celebrating religious festivals within Toastmaster clubs. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 17 of…
Mark Hunter - “A Sink Full of Green Tomatoes”
Dec 21, 2019 • 12 min
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 wonderful speech afterwards. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 17…
Intro: BENIGN and “Try to be a rainbow…..”
Dec 20, 2019 • 14 min
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” ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 17 of…
The Challenges of Public Speaking
Dec 16, 2019 • 13 min
Inspired by this article by Steve Keating, Moira discusses his challenges and gives her perspective on them. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 16 of 2019/20 season - published on December 16th presented by Moira…
Putting the Toastmasters Website to Work
Dec 15, 2019 • 12 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 16 of 2019/20 season - published on…
Matthew George - “Mistakes Make the Man”
Dec 14, 2019 • 12 min
The winning 2019 Humourous Speech in District 114 (E Africa) - Matthew George: “Mistakes Make the Man”. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 16 of 2019/20 season - published on December 14th presented by Moira O’Brien…
Intro: COROLLARY & “Give a little love to a child……”
Dec 13, 2019 • 11 min
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 love to a Toastmaster and you get a…
The Training of District Officers
Dec 9, 2019 • 9 min
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 District Officers from Area Director upwards. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from…
We have to talk about an injustice - Bryan Stevenson - Part 2
Dec 8, 2019 • 15 min
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 poverty and challenging racial…
We have to talk about an injustice - Bryan Stevenson - Part 1
Dec 7, 2019 • 15 min
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 poverty and challenging racial…
Intro: MAUNDER & “There is no passion to be found playing small……”
Dec 6, 2019 • 10 min
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 that is less than the one you are…
Final part of the conversation with D71 Director John Cox
Dec 2, 2019 • 11 min
We continue the conversation with John Cox, the current District 71 director. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 14 of 2019/20 season - published on December 2nd presented by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul…
Further conversation with D71 Director John Cox
Dec 1, 2019 • 13 min
We continue the conversation with John Cox, the current District 71 director. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 14 of 2019/20 season - published on December 1st presented by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul…
Interview with D71 Director John Cox
Nov 30, 2019 • 13 min
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 where he answers our usual five…
Intro: EXCELLENCE and “The brave man is not he who does not……”
Nov 29, 2019 • 13 min
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 usual chat.…
The Role of Toastmaster of the Meeting
Nov 25, 2019 • 11 min
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 undertaking this important role. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from…
The Ethics of Judging Speech Contests
Nov 24, 2019 • 13 min
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 contests. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 13 of 2019/20 season…
John Zimmer - “Graduation Day”
Nov 23, 2019 • 15 min
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 Florian Mueck of the game “Rhetoric”. If you have never played this game, we thoroughly recommend it.…
Intro: CHUTZPAH and “As we express our gratitude, we must…….”
Nov 22, 2019 • 14 min
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 utter words, but to live by them”.…
Bilingual Clubs in Ireland?
Nov 18, 2019 • 14 min
Prompted by this article in Toastmaster magazine the discussion centres around bilingual clubs in Ireland. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 12 of 2019/20 season - published on November 18th presented by Ted…
Is Toastmasters International becoming Corporatized?
Nov 17, 2019 • 13 min
Paul introduces a discussion on the subject of whether Toastmasters International is becoming Corporatized? ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 12 of 2019/20 season - published on November 17th presented by Ted…
Denzel Washington Commencement Speech to Pennsylvania University
Nov 16, 2019 • 9 min
An inspirational speech from actor Denzel Washington given at the commencement for Pennsylvania University in 2011 ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 12 of 2019/20 season - published on November 16th presented by…
Intro: PELL-MELL and “Nobody who achieves success….”
Nov 15, 2019 • 12 min
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 gratitude”. Word of the week: PELL-MELL…
The Do’s and Don’ts of being funny
Nov 11, 2019 • 9 min
Inspired by this article in the Toastmaster magazine, the lads talk about the do’s and don’ts of being funny. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 10 of 2019/20 season - published on November 11th presented by Ted…
Latest Advice from Our International President
Nov 10, 2019 • 13 min
Paul introduces advice from Depak Menon, this year’s International President of Toastmasters International. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 10 of 2019/20 season - published on November 10th presented by Ted…
Amy Purdy - “Living Beyond Limits”
Nov 9, 2019 • 18 min
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 Stars”!). In this powerful talk given at TEDx Orange County, she shows us how to draw inspiration from life’s…
Intro: RHETORIC and “If you lose the power to laugh…..”
Nov 8, 2019 • 16 min
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”. ____________________________________________ This is part 1…
Aspects of Interviews
Nov 4, 2019 • 17 min
Paul introduces the subject of interview and interview skills but the conversation strays towards leaders in the Toastmasters organisation. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 9 of 2019/20 season - published on…
Do people join Toastmasters to become better leaders?
Nov 3, 2019 • 15 min
Paul introduces the subject of why people join Toastmasters and whether they ever consider it to be a way to improve their leadership skills. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 9 of 2019/20 season - published on…
Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Speech
Nov 2, 2019 • 19 min
____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 9 of 2019/20 season - published on November 2nd presented by Ted Mellamphy & Paul O’Mahony. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for…
Intro: PIVOT & “Empathy and the ability to….”
Nov 1, 2019 • 12 min
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 imagination should have no limits”. The Word of the Week is PIVOT ____________________________________________ This…
Questions on Speechcraft
Oct 28, 2019 • 8 min
From the archives of February 2017 Moira deals with a question from a listener about Speechcraft. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 8 of 2019/20 season - published on October 28th presented by Ted Mellamphy & Moira…
Continuing the conversation with Eric Fitzpatrick
Oct 27, 2019 • 13 min
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 Purpose”, Donald Trump’s and Barak…
Interview with Eric Fitzpatrick
Oct 26, 2019 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 2…
Intro: Parelogize and The Toastmasters Promise
Oct 25, 2019 • 9 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme…
Presentation skills and your career
Oct 21, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode Moira talks about how presentation skills can help you career, promoted by this article gleaned from The Public Speaking Weekly. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 7 of 2019/20 season - first…
The Toastmaster Magazine and Table Topics
Oct 20, 2019 • 14 min
What has the Toastmaster Magazine got to do with Table Topics? Well, according to Toastmaster William Fitzgerald, everything! Paul recalls the experience of this man’s Table Topic session. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from…
3rd Place in WCPS 2019 Kwong Yue Yang
Oct 19, 2019 • 18 min
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 a discussion. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 7 of 2019/20…
Intro: JIBE & “Age is a case of……..”
Oct 18, 2019 • 13 min
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!” ____________________________________________ This…
Managing your Time
Oct 14, 2019 • 10 min
From the Toastmasters International 90 Top Tips - nos 79 “Managing your Time” as discussed by us in March 2016. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 6 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast on October 14th presented by…
Journey to the World Championship Final
Oct 13, 2019 • 11 min
Continuing our conversation with Mohammed Qahtani from March 2016, he talks about how he progressed from club contest to the finals. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 6 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast on…
Interview with a World Champion
Oct 12, 2019 • 13 min
In this delve into our archives from March 2016 we interview the 2015 World Champion, Mohamnmed Qahtani. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 6 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast on October 12th presented by Ted…
Intro: ZING and The greatest thing that you will ever accomplish……
Oct 11, 2019 • 13 min
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 the week from the prolific Anon - “The greatest thing that you will ever accomplish has not happened yet”.…
From the first TSFT ever - The Toastmasters Meeting
Oct 7, 2019 • 11 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme…
From the first TSFT ever - Interview with a New Toastmaster
Oct 6, 2019 • 13 min
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 show was broadcast.…
From the first TSFT ever - Ralph C Smedley’s Vision and Ted’s Toastmasters Experience
Oct 5, 2019 • 10 min
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 he started Toastmasters 90 years…
The first ever Talk Show for Talkers - Intro
Oct 4, 2019 • 13 min
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 O’Brien behind the scenes at the controls. Sharon talks about the role of the Area Director (Governor in those…
What, When, Why, How…..
Sep 30, 2019 • 13 min
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 and how”.…
How well known is Toastmasters?
Sep 29, 2019 • 14 min
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 thoughts on the subject. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 4 of 2019/20…
Luisa Montalvo’s 2nd Place Speech, 2019 WCPS
Sep 28, 2019 • 10 min
The 2nd place winner in the 2019 World Championship of Public Speaking is Luisa Montalvo. Here is her speech “First Impressions” (YouTube Link) followed by a short discussion. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 4 of…
Intro: “If you don’t like something…..” and CAPRICIOUS
Sep 27, 2019 • 13 min
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 change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”. Followed by the usual chatter.…
Tips for Table Topics
Sep 23, 2019 • 15 min
Moira brings some helpful tips for those thinking of entering the Table Topics contests. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 31 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast on September 23rd, presented by Moira O’Brien & Paul…
Accidental Humour
Sep 22, 2019 • 11 min
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 humour - appropriate to the Humorous Speech contest time that we are now in.…
Aaron Beverly’s World Championship winning speech
Sep 21, 2019 • 15 min
This year’s World Champion of Public Speaking - Aaron Beverly - with his speech “An Unbelievable Story” followed by discussion. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 31 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast on September…
Intro: WRY & “I’m always doing that which I cannot do…..”
Sep 20, 2019 • 13 min
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 discussion.…
Pacing and Pauses
Sep 16, 2019 • 13 min
Moira introduces John Bercow’s resignation speech to the UK Parliament and discusses his pacing and pauses. Text of the speech. YouTube link. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 1 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast…
Misapprehensions about Toastmasters Contests
Sep 15, 2019 • 12 min
Paul discusses his perceived misapprehensions about Toastmasters Contests. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 1 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast on September 15th, presented by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul…
Denzel Washington’s Commencement speeches
Sep 14, 2019 • 17 min
A compilation of Denzel Washington’s Commencement speeches. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 1 of 2019/20 season - first broadcast on September 14th, presented by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O’Brien & Paul O’Mahony. The…
Intro: CANT and “You must do the things you think ….”
Sep 13, 2019 • 14 min
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
Sep 9, 2019 • 16 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is…
Helping Mature People
Sep 8, 2019 • 12 min
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 learn from them. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 1 of 2019/20…
Jia Jiang - What I learned from 100 days of rejection
Sep 7, 2019 • 16 min
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 this is what is said on the TED website: Jia Jiang is the owner of Rejection Therapy, a website that…
Intro: PRESCIENCE and Don’t judge each day by…..
Sep 6, 2019 • 13 min
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.
Sep 2, 2019 • 13 min
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 the speech. Leave it all backstage.…
Pathways 101
Sep 1, 2019 • 14 min
Prompted by an article in the August edition of Toastmasters magazine, Paul talks about Pathways 101. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 37 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on September 1st, presented by Moira…
Graham Chapmans funeral speech eulogy
Aug 31, 2019 • 13 min
At the memorial service for Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Eric Idle contributed to this hilarious video, followed by a not so hilarious discussion by Paul and Moira! YouTube link ____________________________________________…
Intro: IRASCIBLE and “It is a cliche that……”
Aug 30, 2019 • 12 min
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”. ____________________________________________ This…
Grabbing Attention and Silence
Aug 26, 2019 • 13 min
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 of silence in a speech. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 37 of…
The International Convention and Changes to the Speech Contest
Aug 25, 2019 • 12 min
Paul discusses the changes to the International Convention, currently being held in Denver, Colorado - and the changes made to the International Speech Contest the finals of which were held yesterday, August 24th.…
Kevin Hart’s 3 Secrets to Hilarious Storytelling
Aug 24, 2019 • 15 min
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 Lopez, or his standup specials, he…
Intro: COPIOUS and “Science & technology revolutionise our lives….”
Aug 23, 2019 • 13 min
The introduction to this week’s show including: Work of the week: COPIOUS Thought for the week: Arthur Schlesinger - Science and technology revolutionise our lives but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. followed by the usual chat.…
How to Become a Better Storyteller
Aug 12, 2019 • 11 min
Prompted by this article by Armani Chowdhury, gleaned from the newspaper in www.irishtalkers.com, Moira tackles the subject of improving your storytelling techniques. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 36 of 2018/19…
Toastmasters as a Global Organisation
Aug 11, 2019 • 11 min
Paul talks about the benefits to the member of being a global organisation. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 36 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on August 11th, presented by Moira O’Brien & Paul O’Mahony. The…
Nelson Mandela’s Inauguration Speech
Aug 10, 2019 • 14 min
YouTube link to the video. ____________________________________________ This is part x from Programme 36 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on August 9th, presented by Moira O’Brien & Paul O’Mahony. The show is in four parts and usually has this format:…
Intro: EGREGIOUS & “It is wise to persuade people…..”
Aug 9, 2019 • 11 min
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 ____________________________________________ This…
Ted Corcoran’s “9 Points of every Speech (The Aural Signposts).”
Jul 29, 2019 • 13 min
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 “The 9 Points of every Speech (The…
Storytelling in the age of the Video
Jul 28, 2019 • 14 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 35 of…
Rick Rigsby - “Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout”.
Jul 27, 2019 • 13 min
Dr Rick Rigsby, a minister, motivational speaker, author, and former college professor, gave the commencement speech at the California State University Maritime Academy in 2017 - “Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout”.…
Intro: SALUBRIOIUS & “Be thankful for what you have….”
Jul 26, 2019 • 12 min
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, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”.…
TED’s advice for Potential TEDx Speakers
Jul 22, 2019 • 14 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 34 of…
Club Officer Training
Jul 21, 2019 • 13 min
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 club officer training.…
Interview with Łukasz Madrzak
Jul 20, 2019 • 16 min
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, the club where our three presenters…
Intro: Extrapolate & “It is better to travel 10,000 miles…..”
Jul 19, 2019 • 12 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part…
Phrases to Guide you to Greatness in Speaking
Jul 15, 2019 • 13 min
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 we only managed to cover 7 or 8. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme…
Prescription for Productive Meetings
Jul 14, 2019 • 12 min
Paul introduces the subject of a Prescription for Productive Meetings prompted by this article in the July edition of the Toastmaster Magazine. ____________________________________________ This is part 3from Programme 33 of 2018/19 season - first…
Jim Carrey - Motivational Speech
Jul 13, 2019 • 11 min
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 give into fear. Many said it was the…
Intro: Virulent & “He is a wise man who does not grieve………”
Jul 12, 2019 • 16 min
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
Jul 8, 2019 • 14 min
Prompted by this article Moira leads discussion on various methods of hooking your audience in a very short number of seconds. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 32 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on July 8th,…
Recognition by Toastmasters of The Talk Show for Talkers
Jul 7, 2019 • 13 min
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 Kent Michael Collins Red Skelton…
Wentworth Miller - “The Speech that will make you Cry”
Jul 6, 2019 • 15 min
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 not to watch the YouTube version as…
Intro: VELOCITY & “Things work out best for those…….”
Jul 5, 2019 • 13 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from…
Words of wisdom from Five of the Best Public Speakers
Jul 1, 2019 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from…
Toastmasters in Italy
Jul 1, 2019 • 13 min
Hot from his trip to Italy for his son’s wedding, Paul talks about his experience of Toastmasters abroad. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 31 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on June 30th, presented by Moira…
Interview with Ingeborg Aune
Jun 29, 2019 • 12 min
Our interviewee this week is Toastmasters Ingeborg Aune from McAfee Toastmasters in Cork and the incoming VPE of Blarney Toastmaster. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 31 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on June…
Intro: ASININE & “”Every day may not be good …….”
Jun 28, 2019 • 11 min
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”. ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 31 of 2018/19 season - first…
The Winston Churchill Guide to Public Speaking
Jun 24, 2019 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from…
What’s in the June Toastmaster Magazine
Jun 23, 2019 • 12 min
Ted and Moira discuss the various articles that catch their eyes in the June edition of Toastmaster magazine. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 30 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on June 23rd, presented by…
Al Pacino’s motivational speech from the film “On Any given Sunday”.
Jun 22, 2019 • 9 min
This week we bring you an motivational offering taken from the film “On Any given Sunday” starring Al Pacino, followed by a discussion. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 30 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on…
INTRO: Gratitude is a currency ……. and JOCKEY
Jun 21, 2019 • 14 min
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 usual banter and discussion between…
7 Irresistable Hooks for Public Speakers
Jun 10, 2019 • 14 min
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 :). ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from…
How to start a father of the groom speech
Jun 9, 2019 • 13 min
Paul O’Mahony is shortly to be giving a father of the groom speech - here we discuss various ways of starting such a speech. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 29 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on June 9th,…
9 Life Lessons - Tim Minchin
Jun 8, 2019 • 14 min
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 University of Western Australia. The full…
Intro: “Success is the ability…….” and SLUMP
Jun 7, 2019 • 13 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1…
From Monologue to Dialogue
Jun 3, 2019 • 11 min
Prompted by this May 2019 article in the Toastmaster magazine, Paul and Ted discuss From Monologue to Dialogue. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 29 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on June 3rd, presented by…
A Toastmasters Diary
Jun 2, 2019 • 11 min
Paul introduces discussion on a Toastmasters Diary. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 29 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on June 2nd, presented by Paul O’Mahony & Ted Mellamphy. The show is in four parts and…
Denzil Washington - Morning Motivation
Jun 1, 2019 • 13 min
Morning Motivation from Denzil Washington - “One of the Best Morning Motivational Videos - END LAZINESS & Wake up early” - from Be Inspired on YouTube. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 29 of 2018/19 season - first…
Intro: If we did the things we are capable of……… & SALUBRIOUS
May 31, 2019 • 11 min
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: Salubrious ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 29 of 2018/19 season -…
How to convince a skeptical audience.
May 27, 2019 • 15 min
Moira introduces the topic of how to get a skeptical audience on your side and convinced by what you are saying. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 28 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 27th, presented by…
The Role of the Grammarian
May 26, 2019 • 14 min
Paul introduces discussion on the very important role of the Grammarian in Toastmasters meetings. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 28 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 26th, presented by Ted Mellamphy,…
Danish Dhamani - How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking
May 25, 2019 • 14 min
Danish Dhamani - How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking, given at TEDxKids@SMU ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 28 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 25th, presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony &…
Mahatma Gandhi - “In your own gentle way……..” and ADVENT
May 24, 2019 • 13 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 28 of 2018/19 season -…
Pathways Resources
May 20, 2019 • 11 min
Moira introduces details of various Pathways resources prompted by Coach Carole’s Blog post “What’s New in Pathways Resources”. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 27 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 20th,…
Toastmasters & Business
May 19, 2019 • 12 min
Paul discusses how Toastmasters can help everyone in business both as an employee and a manager. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 27 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 19th, presented by Paul O’Mahony &…
Seven Keys to Good Storytelling
May 18, 2019 • 14 min
The Seven Keys to Good Storytelling - a speech by Josh Campbell given at TEDxMemphis . ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 27 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 18th, presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira…
Intro: “Storytelling reveals meaning …….” and CURT
May 17, 2019 • 12 min
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 can be found on Amazon here.…
Pathways new path: Engaging Humour
May 13, 2019 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 26 of 2018/19 season -…
The Club Quality Checklist
May 12, 2019 • 14 min
Following on from an article in the Toastmasters magazine in January, Paul discusses how clubs can self assess their effectiveness using the Club Quality Checklist. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 26 of 2018/19…
Finding Humour
May 11, 2019 • 14 min
Finding humour: Sareen Akarjalian at TEDxBeirut, followed by a discussion. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 26 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 11th, presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O’Brien. The show…
Intro: “Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across…” and TERSE
May 10, 2019 • 13 min
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 across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch.” ____________________________________________ This is…
5 Easy Tips for Crafting a Speech
May 6, 2019 • 12 min
Prompted by this article in the April issue of Toastmaster, Paul and Ted discuss the 5 Easy Tips for Crafting a Speech. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 25 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 6th presented…
Toastmasters Elections for 2019-20
May 5, 2019 • 15 min
Paul and Ted discuss the elections for club offices, and Area, Division & District directors. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 25 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on May 5th presented by Ted Mellamphy & Paul…
Daniel Kilov - Memory Athletics
May 4, 2019 • 14 min
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 coach and mentor Tansel Ali. In this,…
Intro: “Humour is mankind’s greatest blessing” & Shtum
May 3, 2019 • 12 min
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”. ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 25 of 2018/19 season - first…
What WE can gain from Public Speaking
Apr 22, 2019 • 16 min
Moira introduces discussion prompted by an Instagram Post by Florian Mueck about what we can gain personally from Public Speaking. ___________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 24 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April…
The Role of the President
Apr 21, 2019 • 14 min
Paul talks about the role of the club president and how many presidents are unaware of the importance of their role . ___________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 24 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 21st presented…
Florian Mueck - Tips for Public Speakers
Apr 20, 2019 • 15 min
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 Smile Rhetorical Devices 3 Ways to…
Intro: “First they ignore you, then……..” and Conflate
Apr 19, 2019 • 13 min
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 ___________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 24 of 2018/19…
Developing your speech
Apr 15, 2019 • 17 min
Moira talks about how a speech can develop over time with repetition and listener feedback - with examples from a current contest speech. ____________________________________________ This is part x from Programme 23 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on…
How to persuade others
Apr 14, 2019 • 13 min
Paul takes on the task of persuading you to learn how to persuade others! ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 23 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 14th presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O’Brien. The show…
Presentation Skills from Craig Valentine
Apr 13, 2019 • 14 min
Craig Valentine is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking and has since carved a successful career as a public speaker, keynote speaker and speech coach. Listen to him talking about presentation skills, covering the Foundational Phrase with a…
Intro: Finesse & Good leadership consists of showing average people….
Apr 12, 2019 • 15 min
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 bird booking for the International…
Choosing Topics for your Speech
Apr 8, 2019 • 13 min
Moira introduces the subject of how to find topics for your Toastmaster speeches. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 22 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 8th presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony &…
What it is like to deliver a test speech
Apr 7, 2019 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 22 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast…
A habit you simply must develop - Bob Proctor
Apr 6, 2019 • 14 min
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 Bob titled - “A habit you simply must…
Intro: “Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue” and MORASS
Apr 5, 2019 • 11 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 22 of 2018/19 season - first…
Preparing for your International Speech Contest
Apr 1, 2019 • 15 min
Moira goes through some of the steps that you can use to prepare for giving your International Speech Contest speech. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 1st presented…
5 things not to do in Evaluations
Mar 31, 2019 • 13 min
Paul talks about five things that one should not do when giving evaluations. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 31st presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O’Brien. The…
How to Give a Great Speech Evaluation
Mar 30, 2019 • 14 min
Jonathan Peng is the 2018 District 85 Evaluation Champion. Here are his top tips for making the best evaluations. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 30th presented by…
Interstitial and “Aim for the moon….”
Mar 29, 2019 • 13 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on…
How your Club can Use the Internet
Mar 25, 2019 • 16 min
Moira introduces a discussion on how clubs can make use of the internet. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 25th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O’Brien. The…
The Art of the Pause
Mar 24, 2019 • 13 min
Paul talks about when and how to use the pause and when not to use it. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 24th and presented by,Paul O’Mahony & Moira O’Brien. The show…
How to start a speech
Mar 23, 2019 • 13 min
Conor Neill - How to Start a Speech - a YouTube speech. Here are five examples from well known speakers of speech beginnings. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 23rd…
Intro: Our Greatest Weakness…. and BENIGN
Mar 22, 2019 • 13 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from…
Myths about Presenting
Mar 18, 2019 • 16 min
Prompted by this article in entreprene.com by Shawn Doyle, Moira discusses Shawn’s five myths about presenting. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 18th and presented…
Talking about yourself
Mar 17, 2019 • 13 min
Paul introduces the subject of talking about yourself! ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 17th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O’Brien. The show is in four…
‘The Sound’ - Kim Kaufman
Mar 16, 2019 • 15 min
Moira introduces a 3rd place semi-final speech from the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking by Kim Kaufman entitled “The Sound”. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on…
Intro: Be the change that you wish to see….. and SEARS
Mar 15, 2019 • 13 min
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.” ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from…
The Power of Three and The Hero’s Journey
Mar 11, 2019 • 12 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 18…
How Toastmasters International changes the World
Mar 10, 2019 • 13 min
Paul talks about how individual Toastmasters, as a result of their learning with Toastmasters, have gone outside of the organisation to undertake projects which can actually change the world. ____________________________________________ This is part 3…
Amy Purdy - “Living beyond Limits”
Mar 9, 2019 • 14 min
Amy Purdy - “Living beyond Limits” - and inspirational TEDx talk from 2011. TEDX Orange Coast ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 18 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 9th and presented by Ted Mellamphy,…
Intro: “Audacious” and “We must do the think that we cannot do”
Mar 8, 2019 • 15 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 18 of 2018/19…
How to Ensure that your meeting runs smoothly
Mar 4, 2019 • 13 min
Inspired by the Members Handbook developed by Blarney Toastmasters (especial thanks to Sharon O’Neill DTM for the original version of this handbook), and following on from Lark Doley’s introduction to the February Toastmaster magazine, Moira talks about…
Crutches…….
Mar 3, 2019 • 14 min
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 a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Mark Brown Winning Speech 1995
Mar 2, 2019 • 14 min
The winning speech from the 1995 World Championship of Public Speaking by Mark Brown. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 17 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 2nd and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira…
Intro: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest……….” and “Crapulent”
Mar 1, 2019 • 13 min
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 better is best” ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 17 of 2018/19…
The Navigator
Feb 25, 2019 • 9 min
Ted looks at The Navigator - an important document for introducing members to the Pathways educational programme. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 16 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 25th and…
How to Dress at Toastmasters
Feb 24, 2019 • 13 min
Paul introduces the subject of how to dress at a Toastmaster meeting in different circumstances - and it is not as straightforward as you might think. ____________________________________________ This is part 23 from Programme 16 of 2018/19 season - first…
Tips on Changing the Way you Feel
Feb 23, 2019 • 14 min
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 Robbins.…
Intro: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest……….” and “Metanoia”
Feb 22, 2019 • 12 min
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 the big things”. ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 16 of 2018/19…
Visiting other clubs - or joining another club?
Feb 4, 2019 • 13 min
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. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 14 of…
Sounds in Speeches
Feb 3, 2019 • 13 min
Paul talks about the best aural rhetorical devices to use in your speeches: Consonance Assonance Alliteration ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 3rd and presented…
JK Rowling “The Fringe Benefits of Failure” - Part 2
Feb 2, 2019 • 11 min
In June 2008 JK Rowling gave this speech to Harvard University The text of this speech can be found here: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/06/text-of-j-k-rowling-speech/ Followed by a short discussion on the speech.…
Intro: “The well balanced, intelligent speaker ….” and “Blatherskite”
Feb 1, 2019 • 13 min
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 ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 14 of…
Introvert or extrovert? & why we need to know
Jan 21, 2019 • 14 min
Moira introduces the subject of personality profiles and why you need to know what your profile is as well as your audience. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 21st…
How much fun is your club?
Jan 20, 2019 • 12 min
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 your Group”: https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2019/jan/22-club-quality. (Note: you…
JK Rowling “the Fringe Benefits of Failure” - Part 1
Jan 19, 2019 • 14 min
In June 2008 JK Rowling gave this speech to Harvard University The text of this speech can be found here: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/06/text-of-j-k-rowling-speech/ Followed by a short discussion on the speech.…
Intro: “Little strokes, fell great oaks” and “Perspicuous”
Jan 18, 2019 • 14 min
Quote of the week: Benjamin Franklin - “Little strokes, fell great oaks”. Work of the week: Perspicuous ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 18th and presented by Ted…
Part 4: Getting started in Pathways
Jan 14, 2019 • 13 min
Moira talks about how you can get started in Pathways if you need that little push to get you going. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 13 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 14th and presented by Ted…
Part 3: Focus on Your Audience
Jan 13, 2019 • 14 min
Prompted by this article in the January edition of the Toastmaster magazine, Paul talks about how you can focus on your audience. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 13 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January…
Part 2: Interview with Aaron Leung
Jan 12, 2019 • 17 min
Interview with Toastmaster Aaron Leung, member of online clubs Diversity and Competitive Communicators (President) as well as Lohas Toastmasters in Shenzhen, China. _____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 13 of 2018/19…
Intro: “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive” and Expiate
Jan 11, 2019 • 13 min
Quote of the week: Matt Cameron: “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive” Work of the week: Expiate ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 13 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 11th and…
How to hook your audience
Dec 24, 2018 • 12 min
Moira introduces the subject of how to hook your audience in the first 60 seconds. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 12 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 21st and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul…
Quality clubs
Dec 23, 2018 • 12 min
Following the visit of Dan Rex to Dublin and a workshop he gave, Paul introduces the subject of what is a quality club. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Donovan Livingston’s graduation speech
Dec 22, 2018 • 10 min
Donovan Livingston’s graduation speech to Harvard class of 2016, followed by a discussion on the speech. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 12 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 21st and presented by…
Intro - Pablo Picasso “Action is…..” & Ghosting
Dec 21, 2018 • 13 min
Quote of the week: Pablo Picasso - “Action is the foundational key to all success” Work of the week: Ghosting ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 12 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 21st and presented…
Props and how to use them
Dec 17, 2018 • 13 min
Moira introduces the subject of Props and how to use them inspired by this article by Vinette Hoffman-Jackson https://bit.ly/2QV5f6s ___________________________________________ This is part x from Programme 11 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on…
Visitor to Toastmaster Meetings
Dec 16, 2018 • 12 min
Paul introduces the subject of visitors to Toastmaster Meetings -who can come, what is their experience, how does the club treat them etc. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 11 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on…
Interview with Eddie O’Mahony
Dec 15, 2018 • 14 min
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………..”
Dec 14, 2018 • 7 min
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: Extrapolate (and compared to Interpolate) ___________________________________________ This is part 1…
Impromptu Speaking Techniques
Dec 10, 2018 • 11 min
Moira discusses various techniques for giving impromptu speeches. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 10 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 7th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O’Brien The show is…
Online Meetings
Dec 9, 2018 • 12 min
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 other attendees. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 10 of 2018/19…
Our second chat with TI CEO Dan Rex
Dec 8, 2018 • 13 min
After the formal interview with the CEO of Toastmasters International two weeks ago, Ted Mellamphy continues with a more general chat with Dan Rex. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 10 of 2018/19 season - first…
Booty and Mark Twain on preparing for good impromptu speech
Dec 7, 2018 • 14 min
Thought for the Week: Mark Twain - “It usually takes me three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech”. Word of the Week: “Booty” ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 10 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on…
Projects: Using Descriptive Language, Using Presentation Software & Write a Compelling Blog
Nov 26, 2018 • 14 min
Moira introduces the final three projects from Pathways: (1) Using Descriptive Language (2) Using Presentation Software (3) Write a Compelling Blog —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
What if you invented Toastmasters today?
Nov 25, 2018 • 13 min
Paul introduces a speculation as to what you would do if Toastmasters didn’t exist today and you invented it……. _____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 23rd and…
Interview with CEO Dan Rex
Nov 24, 2018 • 12 min
Ted interviews the Chief Executive Officer of Toastmasters International Dan Rex during his short visit to Dublin on November 16th-17th. _____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on…
Ideation & May you never forget what is worth……..
Nov 23, 2018 • 12 min
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. _____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 9 of 2018/19…
Projects: Understanding - Vocal Variety, - your Communication Style, - your Leadership Style
Nov 19, 2018 • 12 min
Moira talks through the latest three Pathways projects, covering: (1) Understanding Vocal Variety (2) Understanding your Communication Style (3)Understanding your Leadership Style _____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme…
A Toastmasters Club in Prison?
Nov 18, 2018 • 12 min
Paul introduces the rather unusual subject of whether there are any Toastmasters clubs in prisons and should there be clubs in Irish prisons. _____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast…
Terri Trespico: Stop searching for your passion.
Nov 17, 2018 • 11 min
Ted introduces the TEDxKC talk given by branding strategist and coach Terri Trespico at the event in Kansas City in 2015. _____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 16th…
Badass & “Learn to be thankful for what you already have……”
Nov 16, 2018 • 13 min
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 want”, which produced a lively discussion after which Paul Introduced his work of the week: Badass…
Projects: Team Building, Understanding Conflict Resolution & Understanding Emotional Intelligence
Nov 12, 2018 • 11 min
You hear about three Pathways projects: (1) Team Building (Level 5 Elective for all paths) (2) Understanding Conflict Resolution (Level 3 Required for Persuasive Influence only) (3) Understanding Emotional Intelligence (Level 3 Required for Motivational…
How can we can connect emotionally online
Nov 11, 2018 • 13 min
Paul O’Mahony muses about how can we can connect emotionally online. _____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 7 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 9th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira…
Simon Sinek TED Talk: Why good leaders make you feel safe.
Nov 10, 2018 • 0 min
Ted Mellamphy introduces the TED Talk given by Simon Sinek in 2014 entitled “Why good leaders make you feel safe:. _____________________________________________ This is from Programme 7 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 9th and presented by…
Plaudit & “No one who achieves success does so…..”
Nov 9, 2018 • 12 min
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” _____________________________________________ This is from…
Pathways Projects: Reflect on your Path, Researching & Presenting, Successful Collaboration
Nov 5, 2018 • 12 min
You hear about three Pathways projects: (1) Reflect on your Path (Level 5) (2) Researching & Presenting (Level 1) (3) Successful Collaboration (Level 3 of Team Collaboration only) Introduced by Moira O’Brien _____________________________________________…
Toastmasters worldwide
Nov 4, 2018 • 13 min
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 total membership in Europe. Introduced…
10 Ways to have a better conversation
Nov 3, 2018 • 12 min
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 pontificate - assume you have something to learn (3) Use open-ended questions - who, why, what, how … (4) Go…
Brouhaha and If we have the attitude…..
Nov 2, 2018 • 12 min
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 attitude, ‘it’s going to be a great day’, it usually is”. _____________________________________________…
Education: Public Relations Strategies, Question-and-Answer Session & Reaching Consensus.
Oct 24, 2018 • 8 min
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
Oct 23, 2018 • 10 min
Paul talks about the publication from Toastmasters International, The Toastmaster Magazine. _____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 5 part 2 first published on October 19th —- Send in a voice message:…
Lynchpin & The art of communication is ……..
Oct 23, 2018 • 15 min
Word of the Week: Lynchpin. Thought for the week: James Humes - “The art of communication is the language of leadership”. _____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 5 part 1 first published on October 19th —- Send in a voice message:…
Education: Prepare for an Interview, Prepare to Speak Professionally, Present a Proposal.
Oct 22, 2018 • 13 min
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
Oct 21, 2018 • 12 min
Paul talks about the Golden Gavel in Blarney Toastmasters. _________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 4 part 3 first published on September 28th —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Pat Johnson, past president of Toastmasters International
Oct 20, 2018 • 12 min
An interview with the past international President Pat Johnson from the Toastmasters Podcast. _________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 4 part 2 first published on September 28th —- Send in a voice message:…
Hangry & No one who achieves success does so without…….
Oct 19, 2018 • 14 min
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 help of others. The wise & confident acknowledge this help with gratitude” Word of the week: Hangry…
The Pathways Mentor Program
Oct 13, 2018 • 12 min
Moira introduces the Pathways Mentor Program and discusses the four projects that it includes. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 3 part 4 first published on September 21st Hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony and Moira O’Brien…
Your Pathways Icebreaker
Oct 12, 2018 • 13 min
Paul introduces the subject of the Pathways Icebreaker and what we might include in it. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 3 part 3 first published on September 21st Hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony and Moira O’Brien —-…
Keith Ferrazzi - “What holds us back from success in the workplace.”
Oct 11, 2018 • 10 min
Ted introduces Keith Ferrazzi, the recipient of the Golden Gavel award from Toastmasters International for 2018, with “What holds us back from success in the workplace.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qOFZnU4ty4…
It is not happy people who are thankful plus SCRUNCH (Word of the Week)
Oct 10, 2018 • 12 min
Ted Mellamphy introduces a quotation from that famous author “Unknown” - “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy” (Anon) Paul O’Mahony gives us the word of the week “SCRUNCH”.…
Projects: Managing a Difficult Audience, Managing Time & Moderate a Panel Discussion
Oct 9, 2018 • 11 min
Moira continues looking at the Pathways projects, this week covering: Managing a Difficult Audience Managing Time Moderate a Panel Discussion ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 2 part 2 first published on September 14th —- Send…
Evaluating the World Champion
Oct 8, 2018 • 12 min
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 Championship of Public Speaking and members evaluated each of the five speeches including the winning speech.…
Achieving Distinguished Toastmaster
Oct 7, 2018 • 12 min
Paul talks to Moira about her achieving DTM - Distinguished Toastmaster. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 2 part 2 first published on September 14th —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Smarmy & “Your best teacher is your last mistake.”
Oct 6, 2018 • 12 min
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”. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 2 part 1 first published on September 14th —-…
Projects: Negotiate the Best Outcome, Persuasive Speaking and Planning & Implementing
Oct 5, 2018 • 12 min
Moira continues working through the Pathways Projects and covers: Negotiate the Best Outcome Persuasive Speaking Planning & Implementing __________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 1 part 4 first published on September 7th. —- Send in a…
Toastmasters International Member Support
Oct 4, 2018 • 13 min
Paul tells us his experience of using the Member Support Service from Toastmasters International. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 season episode 1, Part 3, first published on September 7th. —- Send in a voice message:…
Ramona J Smith’s winning World Championship Speech
Oct 3, 2018 • 10 min
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. She is only the fifth woman to win…
Intro from the first programme of the 2018/19 season
Oct 2, 2018 • 10 min
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. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Effective Evaluations
Oct 1, 2018 • 10 min
Part 4 season 2017/18 programme 43 first published August 31st. Ted discusses how to evlauate effectively —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
How to Delegate and be a Better Leader
Sep 30, 2018 • 12 min
Part 3 from season 2017/18 programme 43 first published August 31st. Paul takes a look at delegation and becoming an excellent leader —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Chris Nowinski’s TED Talk “Can I have your Brain”
Sep 29, 2018 • 13 min
Part 2 from season 2107/18 programme 43 first published on August 31st. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Part 1 from programme 43 of the 2017/18 season
Sep 28, 2018 • 10 min
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 Tulius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parents of all others.” —- Send in a…
Manage Projects Successfully, Manage Successful Events & Motivate Others
Sep 27, 2018 • 12 min
Part 4 from season 2017/18 programme 42. Moira covers the Pathways Projects: Manage Projects Successfully Manage Successful Events Motivate Others —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
The crew talk about the Toastmasters International Convention
Sep 26, 2018 • 12 min
Part 3 from season 2017/18 programme 42. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Interview with Lorraine Taylor
Sep 25, 2018 • 12 min
Lorraine Taylor (Distinguished Toastmaster), from hybrid club “Be Bold for Change” in Dubai (first hybrid club in the region) & the online club “Firebirds Collective” - interviewed by Moira O’Brien. Lorraine answers these questions: 1. What brought you to…
Interview with Distinguished Toastmaster
Sep 25, 2018 • 12 min
Lorraine Taylor (Distinguished Toastmaster), from hybrid club “Be Bold for Change” in Dubai (first hybrid club in the region) & the online club “Firebirds Collective” - interviewed by Moira O’Brien. Lorraine answers these questions: 1. What brought you to…
Programme 42 Introduction
Sep 24, 2018 • 12 min
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.” —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Steve Jobs on “Quality” + VIRILE
Sep 24, 2018 • 12 min
“Be a yardstick for quality - some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” (Steve Jobs) - introduced by Moira O’Brien VIRILE is Word of the Week - introduced by Paul O’Mahony —- Send in a voice message:…
Projects Make Connections through Networking, Manage Change & Manage Online Meetings
Sep 23, 2018 • 13 min
Part 4 from episode 41 from 2017/18 season. Moira talks about the Pathways projects: Make Connections through Networking Manage Change Manage Online Meetings —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Education: Make Connections through Networking + Manage Change + Manage Online Meetings
Sep 23, 2018 • 13 min
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. —- Send in a voice message:…
How to make a speech humorous
Sep 22, 2018 • 13 min
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 Magazine - https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2018/aug2018/adding-humor —- Send in a…
How To Make A Speech Humorous
Sep 22, 2018 • 13 min
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 O’Mahony praises Nick’s article in Toastmaster Magazine…
6 Public Speaking Tips To Hook Any Audience
Sep 21, 2018 • 10 min
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 Alqatahni’s speech on You Tube…
Introduction from Episode 41
Sep 20, 2018 • 14 min
Quote for the week from Henry Ford - “Don’t find fault, find a remedy”. Word of the week - Discombobulate —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
The New Education Programme (Pathways) - Leadership Projects
Sep 10, 2018 • 13 min
Our new education programme (Pathways) Moira O’Brien introduces three projects (1) Leading in Your Volunteer Organisation (2) Leading Your Team (3) Lessons Learned. ____________ This episode is from Programme 40 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on…
Bad Language - words not to use in public
Sep 9, 2018 • 14 min
“Bad language” - words you shouldn’t use in public - introduced by Paul O’Mahony. Inspired by John Cadley (“a former advertising copywriter, freelance writer & musician living in Fayetteville, New York.”)…
7 Public Speaking Tips from Donal Trump
Sep 8, 2018 • 14 min
Introduced by Moira O’Brien https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05tp0VscN8A VICE News spoke to Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, a professor & historian of political rhetoric, and Mark Liberman, a professor of linguistics and computer science. The 7 tips: (1) Make…
Hard Work + PEJORATIVE defined
Sep 7, 2018 • 13 min
“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 ____________ Word of the Week: PEJORATIVE - introduced by Paul…
Mentoring + Leading in difficult situations
Sep 6, 2018 • 14 min
The new education programme (Pathways) : Moira O’Brien introduces three projects: (1) Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring (2) Lead in any Situation (3) Leading in Difficult Situations. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Protocols and Governing Documents relevant to Toastmasters
Sep 5, 2018 • 11 min
Huge topic introduced by ‘persuasive’ Paul O’Mahony. Is this the most boring subject ever discussed on the show? Should all Toastmasters study the protocols & governing documents? (1) The Official Toastmasters Members Group is on Facebook - all…
Do we like the new District Newsletter?
Sep 3, 2018 • 12 min
Daniel Sanders D71 Public Relations Manager (2018-19) has produced the first edition of our Newsletter. Moira O’Brien & Paul O’Mahony discuss the 1st edition of a new format. (1) Patricia O’Reilly (Dubin), John Cox (UK), Gerald Mannix (Kerry), Daniel…
Mark Twain advice + “Amplify” word of the week
Sep 2, 2018 • 12 min
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 yourself on the side of the…
Educational Projects: Icebreaker + Coaching + Inspire Your Audience
Aug 16, 2018 • 11 min
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 ____________ This is from Programme 38 of 2017/18…
Sell your book - with the help of Toastmasters
Aug 15, 2018 • 14 min
How Toastmasters can help a writer publicise their book - introduced by “pecuniary” & “prudent” Paul O’Mahony. Paul speaks about : (1) “101 Business Lessons from a Recovering Accountant” by Neil O’Brien (Toastmaster @ Blarney Club, Division 1, District…
10 Key questions about Pathways
Aug 14, 2018 • 34 min
Question & Answer session facilitated by Pat Johnson (past International President of Toastmasters). This was recorded after her keynote speech to The Firebirds Collective in May 2018. (1) Why make an ‘icebreaker’ speech many time? (2) What is your…
Joseph Conrad + Iconoclast
Aug 13, 2018 • 49 min
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 been greater than the power of sense.” (Joseph Conrad) - introduced by Moira O’Brien Word of the Week:…
Comparing the Distinguished Toastmaster & High Performance Leadership Projects
Aug 13, 2018 • 9 min
These two projects are very similar - Moira compares them and discusses the implications of doing both projects. ___________ This is part 4 of Programme 37 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 20th. —- Send in a voice message:…
A cup of tea
Aug 12, 2018 • 9 min
Paul O’Mahony invites us to a tea party, inspired by the viewpoint in the June edition of the Toastmaster Magazine by Balraj Arunasalam https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2018/june2018/viewpoint ____________ This is from Programme 37 of…
Club Constitution
Aug 11, 2018 • 17 min
__________ This is from Programme 37 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 20th. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Introduction: Nelson Mandela “Passion” + “Wry”
Aug 10, 2018 • 12 min
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 - introduced by Paul O’Mahony…
“Live for today, for tomorrow we die” + “Harangue”
Jul 31, 2018 • 15 min
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 O’Brien, covering: 1. The quote for the week: Moira’s favourite “Live for today, for tomorrow we die” 2. The word…
Paul interviews Binal Sawjani from Cranfield Speakers, VPE of Cornerstone & Mentor to Luton Communicators.
Jul 31, 2018 • 9 min
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Moira introduces the subject of Body Language
Jul 31, 2018 • 12 min
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Pathways - Evaluation & Feedback - Focus on the Positive - High Performance Leadership
Jul 31, 2018 • 10 min
Moira O’Brien introduces Pathways projects covering (1) Evaluation & Feedback (2) Focus on the Positive (3) High Performance Leadership ____________ This is from Programme 36 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 13th. —- Send in a voice message:…
A Toastmaster’s Holiday - Paul’s travel guide.
Jul 31, 2018 • 10 min
Paul O’Mahony speaks about what Toastmasters can do during the club holiday period. ___________ This is from Programme 36 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 13th. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
How Pathways Was Founded - the inside story
Jul 31, 2018 • 14 min
Pat Johnson, past international president of Toastmasters International tells the story of how the curriculum was designed. Her keynote speech to “Firebirds Collective - global advanced online club” in May 2018. The speech is about Pathways. Pat was one…
Nelson Mandela on Education + Our Special Words
Jul 31, 2018 • 11 min
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: We review words from the past ten shows _____________ This is from Programme 36 of 2017/18 season -…
Projects: Distinguished Toastmaster + Effective Body Language + Ethical Leadership
Jul 30, 2018 • 11 min
Moira O’Brien looks at three Pathways Projects (1) Distinguished Toastmaster, (2) Effective Body Language (3) Ethical Leadership. ____________ This is from Programme 35 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 6th. —- Send in a voice message:…
Celebrating Success
Jul 30, 2018 • 12 min
Paul O’Mahony introduces an important issue for every Toastmasters Club. ___________ This is from Programme 35 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 6th. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message
Great World Public Championship Speeches - “Ouch!” by Darren La Croix
Jul 30, 2018 • 12 min
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, most talked about speeches in the…
Ralph Waldo Emerson & “Insidious”
Jul 30, 2018 • 11 min
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 & elsewhere - and how aiming above the mark…
Self-Confidence + Making Shorter speeches + Social Speeches + Communication Plan + Your Vision.
Jul 12, 2018 • 48 min
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) - Incoming Vice Provost, Student…
Reigniting Passion + Creating a Podcast + Creating Effective Visual Aids + Cross-Cultural Understanding.
Jul 11, 2018 • 50 min
Details of the show: (1) “Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience” [PAULO COEHLO] = Thought for the week (introduced by Moira) (2) KUDOS = Word of the Week (introduced by Paul) (3) Aditya Maheswaran’s semi-final winning speech from 2015 World…
Non-Verbal Communications + Communicating Change + Storytelling + Connecting
Jul 10, 2018 • 46 min
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 of the Week - introduced by Paul (3) AARON BEVERLY: 2nd place speech [longest title ever invented] from…
Movement On Stage - Active Listening - Social Media Presence - Communicate Change
Jul 7, 2018 • 49 min
(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 the Week (3) Interview with STEVE CAMPION, Director Area 20, Asst Division H PQ Director, East Herts…
Reflections After Conference - Team Collaboration
Jul 7, 2018 • 50 min
(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 with Samir Malak, President of The Firebirds Collective + incoming president of Connected Speakers, Bromley,…
The Navigator + Strategic Relationships
Jul 3, 2018 • 48 min
(1) “Think not those faithful who praise all thy words & deeds - but those who kindly reprove thy faults” = Thought for the week: (2) PIFFLE = Word of the Week: (3) Interview with Bruce LeLièvre, President of Haymarket Toastmasters & member of Edinburgh…
Annual Conference + Crisis Management + Motivational Strategies
Jul 3, 2018 • 50 min
(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) District 71 Conference (May 11th - 13th) - Review (4) Crisis Managment (5) Pathways: Motivational…
Annual Conference SafeHaven2018 + Leadership Development
Jun 25, 2018 • 47 min
(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 CONFERENCE in Cork (SafeHaven2018 discussion with SHARON O’NEILL & PAT DUGGAN (4) PATHWAYS: “LEADERSHIP…
Expanding Evaluations + Innovative Planning + Lance Miller
Jun 25, 2018 • 47 min
(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 “INNOVATIVE PLANNING” Path ____________…
Learning at Toastmasters + Dynamic Leadership
Jun 21, 2018 • 48 min
(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 Club, District 74 (4) Unboxing a…
Organising District Conference + Effective Coaching
Jun 20, 2018 • 45 min
(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 A DISTRICT CONFERENCE (5) PATHWAYS:…
Empathy + Presentation Mastery
Jun 20, 2018 • 49 min
(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 Toastmaster Magazine (5) PATHWAYS:…
WORLD CHAMPION SPEAKER + VISIONARY COMMUNICATION
Jun 19, 2018 • 49 min
(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 (5) PATHWAYS “Visionary…
ONLINE CLUBS & PATHWAYS
Jun 18, 2018 • 49 min
(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 world.” (WINSTON CHURCHILL) (2)…
CRAIG VALENTINE (World Champion 1999)
May 30, 2018 • 60 min
(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 _________ (4) CRAIG VALENTINE…
INTRODUCING PATHWAYS
May 29, 2018 • 60 min
(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 District 71 (20 March) 13,000+…
Binal Sawjani, Cranfield Speakers (Guest)
May 24, 2018 • 50 min
(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 This is programme 16 of 2017/18…
INSIDE STORY #SafeHaven2018 (Toastmasters Conference)
May 7, 2018 • 24 min
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 Leadership Team to entrust SafeHavenCork team…
NEWS ABOUT SAFEHAVEN2018 CONFERENCE COMING SOON
May 3, 2018 • 6 min
This is to inform you that today Sharon O’Neill (conference director) & Pat Duggan (finance manager) will chat with Paul O’Mahony (marketing manager) about (1) the District 71 annual conference in Cork on 11th - 13th May (2) why Cork is a perfect place to…
Evaluating Topics - Innovative Planning
Apr 28, 2018 • 60 min
Word of the Week: “Embellish” Thought for the week: Craig Valentine - “Don’t get prepared - stay prepared” 2nd Section: Lance Miller’s 2005 World Championship winning speech. 3rd Section: Paul talks about expanding evaluations. 4th Section: Continuing the…
TALK SHOW FOR TALKERS (Part 1)
Mar 30, 2018 • 15 min
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 > Quote of the Week (QOTW) > District 71 Newsletter from Laura Bruce > Webinars > Body Language Part 1 here is…
COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE
Mar 30, 2018 • 0 min
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INTRODUCING “IRISH TALKERS” #WeAreToastmasters
Jan 19, 2018 • 1 min
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Public speaking 101
Dec 21, 2017 • 60 min
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 Section: Manoj Vasudevan (2017 world…
Programme 2 from Irish Talkers
Dec 21, 2017 • 62 min
Public Relations and Stagecraft for Toastmasters and public speaking —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/irish-talkers/message