Welcome to Tralee Toastmasters

Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Gain the confidence to speak up?

You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 270,000 members in over 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing programme are sure to help you improve.

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You’ll learn how to:

Formulate and express your ideas effectively
Be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations
Improve your one-on-one dealings with others
Don’t delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren’t born that way. As you progress in Toastmasters, you’ll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.

Visit our next meeting – guests are most welcome. You won’t regret it!

In the meantime if your’e looking for some tips on public speaking, click here

Mission

The Toastmasters Mission
A statement of shared values

Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission, clearly defined in the following mission statement:

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club’s purpose, and the organization as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.

A message from our President

Welcome to Tralee Toastmasters.

Would you like to speak with confidence to a group of people?

Do you sometimes feel that you have something important to say but cannot summon up the courage to speak your mind?

Would you like to improve your communication skills?

Would you like to improve your speaking and listening skills?

Would you like to develop your potential to be a leader?

If you answer yes to any of these questions then Tralee Toastmasters is the perfect club for you.

Our club is dedicated to providing an encouraging, positive and supportive environment to members. You will learn how to overcome nervousness and speak with confidence and clarity.

You will also learn how to listen with care and attention to fellow members and offer suggestions for improvement.

Our club also provides a supportive environment to develop your leadership skills.

The atmosphere at our meetings is friendly and relaxed, resulting in an entertaining, informative and fun experience.

We meet on the first and third Monday of the month in Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse, Strand Road. The meetings start at 8pm and finish at 10pm. We have a short break at 9. On arrival you will be welcomed by the Guest Greeter for the night who will ask you to sign as a guest. You will also be given a Guest Pack with information on our club and on Toastmasters. There is a 5 euro charge to cover the cost of room hire and tea and coffee. Then you can sit back and enjoy the meeting. You will not be asked to speak. However, if you feel compelled to speak during the Topics session there will be an opportunity for you to do so! After the meeting we usually retire to the bar.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our meetings.

Eamonn Bannan

President Tralee Toastmasters 2018-2019