Learn to speak like a pro with the Portlaoise club in Laois
Have you ever wondered how some of the amazing artists and presenters have the courage to take the stage and entertain an audience?
Whether at Kavanaghs Bar and Venue Portlaoise, Electric Picnic Stradbally or even on TV, they all had to start somewhere and where better than at Toastmasters.
A statement from the active group explains in more detail what they do.
“What is Toastmasters, I hear you ask! Do you want to learn how to give a speech like a pro? Or learn leadership skills to advance in your career? Your goals are important and the proven Toastmasters program can help you help achieve them.
“By joining Toastmasters Portlaoise, you will learn the skills to become a more confident public speaker and a stronger leader in all areas of your life. Our Portlaoise club has been around for 24 years and growing every year. In fact, we recently received the coveted “President’s Award. Distinguished Toastmasters Club’ Award from Toastmasters International, which was an incredible achievement by our club.
“This is the highest of Toastmasters International’s three awards to recognize and reward clubs that consistently maintain a high level of service to their members and community.
“Every day, thousands of people attend Toastmasters meetings around the world. A club meeting is not set up like a classroom. Instead, it is a supportive group environment where people with diverse skills and backgrounds come together to practice their skills and exchange valuable feedback.
“Every journey has a destination. Your journey through Toastmasters – from delivering speeches to learning leadership skills, mentoring others or even becoming a professional speaker – will lead you to a place of experience and confidence from which you will turn your goals into realities.
“And you won’t be alone. Along the way, you’ll be part of a supportive group of people at our Portlaoise club who share a common desire: to improve communication and leadership skills through practice, peer feedback and objective assessment.
“You will also be part of a global organization dedicated to supporting members and constantly improving the Toastmasters experience,” the statement read.
Toastmasters Portlaoise says they can help you achieve your goals for delivering many types of successful speeches such as:
- Acceptance of Rewards
- Give sales pitches
- Presentation of speakers
- Presentation of the awards
- Speak to a variety of audiences
They also add that you will also learn the use of gestures and body language, as well as visual aids and props, most of which can enhance speech.
So why not join the Portlaoise Toastmasters Club team and enjoy the benefits of membership. They meet the second and fourth Monday of every month from September to May and our first meeting of the new season is Monday September 12 at 8pm.
What should you do? Show up on Monday September 12 at 8pm at Kavanaghs Bar and Venue, 28 Main Street, Portlaoise – Eircode R32 EPK2.
You can also email [email protected] or follow us on Facebook at Portlaoise Toastmasters for more details. Guests are always welcome!
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