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.

Want to entertain your audience?


“We aren’t in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.” – Tony Robbins

It doesn’t matter how good your ideas are if nobody listens to them. If you want to learn how to captivate, inspire, and convince others then come along to our next meeting.

We will have speeches from Karl, Hazel, Liam and John. While our Table Topics Master will be testing member’s impromptu speaking skills.

Why not join us this Tuesday between 7:30 and 9:30 and let us entertain you.

When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 22nd August

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

Want to be a great speaker?

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Harry Belafonte near podium at Montgomery March

“90% of how well the talk will go is determined before the speaker steps on the platform.” – Somers White.

Becoming a great leader and speaker takes practice. “It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” – Wayne Burgraff

If you want to improve your leadership and speaking skills why not come to our next toastmasters meeting. This weeks meeting will take place in the Carmelite community centre but we will return to the lantern centre from the 22nd of August onwards.

At Tuesday’s meeting we will have speeches from Eimear, Rebecca, and Alan along with evaluations from Fionntan and John. While our Table Topics Master Victor will be putting members impromptu speaking skills to the test.

“A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu. Take your first step on your Journey to becoming a better communicator and leader by attending our next meeting.

When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 8th August

Where: The Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2