Winter is coming

Shorter Days and Longer Nights

With Winter well and truly here our theme for this weeks meeting is “Shorter days and longer evenings”.

In an attempt to brighten up your long evening this Tuesday we will have speeches from Edwina, Hazel, Suzanne, Miguel, and Brendan. Providing feedback on the night to our speakers will be our evaluators Rebecca, Oonagh, Germaine, Michael, and Maura.

Our Topics Master Derville will be putting members impromptu speaking skills to the test with her terrific topics.

If you want to liven up your long evening, then join us this Tuesday.

When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 28th November

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



Christmas Image

Christmas has come early for Cogito Toastmasters as this weeks meeting theme is the meaning of Christmas.

Our evaluators will be deciding whether speakers Rebecca and John have been naughty or nice. While our Topics master Hazel will have plenty of topics in her sack.

If you want to stay off Santa’s naughty list then join us this Tuesday.

When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 14th November

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

Toastmasters Division M Contest

Congratulations to Cogito Members Hazel & Katie who performed excellently at the Division M Contest on Saturday the 20th of October at the Stillorgan Hotel.

In front of a sell out crowd both members showcased stellar speaking skills to wow the audience.

Both members are a credit to the club and Cogito are delighted in the progress they have made to date.

Our contestants were cheered on by their adoring fans as seen below

Cogito would like to thank all who helped in the running of the club, area, and division contests. We also wish both division M winners the best of luck in the upcoming district contest in Sheffield.

Division M Contest

Area WinnersCongratulations to our area contest champions Katie Dooley and Hazel Ni Chonbhui.

Katie & Hazel will represent Cogito Toastmasters at the Division M Contest on Saturday the 21st of October in the Stillorgan Park Hotel.

We at Cogito implore all members and friends of Cogito to support Katie & Hazel this Saturday.

Toastmaster Workshops will be running from 10:00 – 13:00. With the contest starting at 14:00.

 Tickets can be purchased at the door or on Eventbrite.

Best of luck to our competing toastmasters Katie & Hazel!

Heroes & Villains

“In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources” – Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson.


In line with Irelands crunch World cup qualifier against Wales on Monday night. The theme for Tuesdays meeting will be heroes & villains.


Our heroic speakers for the evening will be John, Katie, Hazel, Rebecca and Alan.

Will these speakers emerge victorious after an encounter with our villainous evaluators? Find out this Tuesday.

When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 10th October

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

Congratulations & Acknowledgements

Last Tuesday saw Cogito Toastmasters host our annual Humorous speech and Table Topics competition.

Cogito Toastmasters would like to congratulate all those who competed in both events.

Congratulations to Michael & Hazel in the Humorous speech category as well as Menchu & Katie in the Table Topics category, who will go on to represent Cogito Toastmasters at the area level of the Humorous speech and Table Topics competition.

Cogito Toastmasters would also like to acknowledge the following people who helped to make the event the success it was:

  • Chief Judge; Wenhui
  • Competition Master; Victor
  • Judges; Dervil, Gerry, Carmen, Vincent and Marcelo
  • Timers; Miguel, Hazel, Rebecca
  • Counters; Wenhui, Fionntan, Karl
  • Sargent at arms; Fionntan, Karl
  • Photographer; Rebecca

A special thank you to Michael and Dermot for their guidance and help throughout the planning and implementation of the event.

The next round of the competition will be held in the Central Hotel on Friday the 6th of October at 7pm. Cogito Toastmasters wishes best of luck to Michael, Hazel, Menchu, & Katie at the next round and would invite all members and guests of Cogito Toastmasters to support these members at the next round of the competition.