Next Meeting: International Speech Contest – Round 2

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Next Tuesday Cogito will be hosting the second round of this year’s Toastmasters’ International Speech and Evaluation Contest and the best speakers and evaluators from Cogito, Uncensored Speakers and Vox Populi Toastmasters will be battling it out for a place in the next round.So if you want to see 6 inspirational speeches, 6 insightful evaluations  and meet some of the best speakers in Dublin then come along on Tuesday evening  and join the fun! 

See you there!

When: 7pm, Tuesday 11th April

Where: The Lantern Centre, 15 Synge St (click here to see a map)

To sign up or see the agenda of the meeting, click here

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Ride the Contest Wave

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Last night we had a great turnout to cheer on our contestants and we had great speeches, insightful evaluations and some very interesting answers to challenging table topics.

And the winners were:

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  1. Victor
  2. Wenhui
  3. Brian
  1. Michelle
  2. Victor

Victor, Wenhui and Michelle will go on to represent the club in the next round of the contest to compete with contestants from Vox Populi and Uncensored Speakers on April 11th at the Lantern Centre.

If you enjoyed last night’s contest then why not try out some of the other contests going on in Dublin:

Club When Where
Vox Populi Wednesday 15th March Mount St Lwr, Dublin 2
Uncensored Speakers Friday 24th March Exchequer St, Dublin 2
Powertalk Monday 20th March Haddington Rd, Dublin 4
Engineers Toastmasters Tuesday 28th March at 20:00 Engineers Ireland, Ballsbridge
The Hellfire Club Tuesday 28th March at 20:00 Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4
Dublin 18 Toastmasters Tuesday 28th March 17 at 20:00 Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown
Dun Laoghaire Toastmasters Monday 27th March at 19:45 Dun Laoghaire
Lucan Toastmasters Thursday 30th March at 20:00 Springfield Hotel, Lucan
Swords Toastmasters Monday 20th March at 8 pm Carnegie Court Hotel – North St. Swords
Bray Toastmasters 27th March 2017 at 20:15 Espanade Hotel, Bray

Round 2 (Area level)

Area When Where
Area 2 7pm, 23rd March Institute of Chartered Accountants, Pearse St
Area 7 7.30pm, 11th April 2017 The Lantern Centre
15 Synge St
Dublin 8
Area 10 28th March 2017 Carlton Hotel, Old Airport Road, Co Dublin
Area 18 10th April 2017 The 51 Bar, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4
Area 54 11th April 17 Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown

Round 3 (Division Level)

Division When Where
Division M – E Ireland Corporate Contest Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 17:00 Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 17:00 TBA
Division C Sunday 9th April 2017 at 12:00 The Regency Hotel, Dublin 9
Division M Sunday 23rd April 2017 Starting at 14:00 Fair Isle Hotel, Naas Rd

Round 4 (District level)

District 71 13-14th May 2017 Worsley Marriott Hotel and Country Club

Round 5 & 6 – International Finals

Semi-finals Tuesday August 23 Vancouver, Canada
World Finals Saturday 26th August Vancouver, Canada

Every Word Matters, Stand Up and Speak

speechcontestEvery year, all across the world, 15,000 Toastmasters clubs hold their annual International Speech and Evaluation contests. Our next meeting will be the first round of a contest that will result in one person being named the World Champion of Public Speaking.

Every contest is adventure for anyone who takes part as you never know how far you might go but there is one thing guaranteed you will be a better speaker and communicator afterwards.

Come along to our contest on March 14th to see some potential World Champions as they eloquently deliver their speeches and charm, inspire and entertain you.

 

When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 14th March

Where: The Lantern Centre, 17 Synge St (click here to see a map)

To sign up or see the agenda of the meeting, click here

 

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Are You Ready To Be A Champion?

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Every year, all across the world, 15,000 Toastmasters clubs hold their annual International Speech and Evaluation contests, this is the first round of a contest that will result in one person being named the World Champion of Public Speaking.

And there’s a lot of people who really really want to become World Champion, they can spend months writing, practicing and refining their speeches, testing them out on multiple audiences and tweaking them until they have that perfect formula.

It’s hard work but it pays off and Jim Key is a great example of this. In 2001 Jim Key won his way through the first five levels of speech contest to get to the World Final and came 2nd. After being so close to winning, in 2002 he tried again, he got through to the World Final again and got 2nd place again. He may have been frustrated but he didn’t give up, as in 2003 he was back again and this time he won. And if you think that’s good,  Jock Elliot fought his way to the World Finals 8 times and finally won in 2011.

Every contest is adventure for anyone who takes part as you never know how far you might go but there is one thing guaranteed you will be a better speaker and communicator afterwards.

To get you in the mood for the contest, from Friday onwards we’ll be posting the World Championship winning speeches on our Facebook page.

Come along to our contest on March 8th to see some potential World Champions as they eloquently deliver their speeches and charm, inspire and entertain you.

 

image: pixlars (Flickr)