A message from our President

Have you ever wanted to speak up at an event but you stayed quiet instead? Would you like to develop your communication and leadership skills and manage your nerves when delivering presentations? Or are you terrified about speaking at an upcoming event?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you have come to the right place.

Congratulations on visiting Tralee Toastmasters club website and taking the first step towards finding your voice!

A special welcome to those clicking on our website for the first time. I encourage you to take the time to explore our website to get a feel for what Tralee Toastmasters is all about.
Our meetings are held in Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club in Tralee and all the dates are included below.

Meetings start promptly at 8pm and end at 10pm – with post-event chats in the bar. All guests welcome!
We guarantee you a warm welcome at our meetings and there is no time limit on attending as a guest. You are welcome to return as often as you like. There are all levels of speakers in our club – we have beginners, improvers and champion speakers. Regardless of level, everyone is looking to improve their communication and leadership skills and this is possible in our club’s encouraging and positive environment. When I joined Tralee Toastmasters five years ago, becoming Club President was the furthest thing from my mind! I hid at the back of the room and cringed at the thought of contributing. I am still learning, however the self-improvement and educational aspect is only partly why I’m a member. The camaraderie, the wit and wisdom, the fun and the good company of the other members is really what I love about Tralee Toastmasters. I have made some wonderful friends and being part of the club has been an invaluable and fun experience.

Our theme for the year is ‘Finding Your Voice’. It can be scary voicing opinions, giving a presentation, making a speech, but in the end we are far more likely to regret the moments we didn’t speak up than those when we did! Take a chance, pay us a visit and work with us on finding your voice.

Rachel Pinckheard

Club President

Tralee Toastmasters