In light of the recent increase of COVID numbers, and the advice by Government to keep social contact to a minimum, we have decided to take our meetings back online for the moment. Guests are welcome at our online meetings. Click on the button to register for our next meeting.
New Year! New You!
Our 2022 Meetings are open!
MEETINGS in 2022
11th January 2022 at 7pm
25th January 2022 at 7pm
8th February 2022 at 7pm
Guests are welcome at our meetings for FREE. If you have been thinking of trying out Toastmasters before now, this is your chance!You will get to see what a meeting is like, and maybe you will even surprise yourself and stand up and speak (if you want to – no pressure!)
Come along and bring a friend to an enjoyable evening of speeches, conversation and fun!
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information
Meetings are normally held in the Mayo Education Centre, Castlebar. Eircode: F23 HX48
Meetings are currently held online
In line with public safety recommendations we will be adhering to the following guidelines during our meeting. When you arrive you will be directed to join a pod of no more than 6 people. We kindly ask you to:
> socialise with your pod for the duration of the meeting
> wear a mask when moving around
> avoid shaking hands and use the sanitiser provided
Please do not attend if you have any symptoms likely to be Covid
To view our full set of COVID Guidelines click here
If you have always wanted to improve your public speaking, this is your chance. Try out Toastmasters in a safe and fun environment. You can sit back and enjoy or you can take part in the evening.
It is free – all you need to do is to click on the button below to register and get your link to the next meeting.
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 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.
Don’t delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. 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.
Education is an important part of every Toastmaster’s journey. Participating in Toastmasters’ education programs allows you to gain the valuable practice needed to develop your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment.
PATHWAYS is Toastmasters’ new education program! It serves as the foundation of your Toastmasters experience, and is designed to help you build the competencies you need to communicate and lead.
There are 11 Pathways that you can choose from, based on your personal and professional goals. No matter which Path you choose, you will complete at least 14 educational projects and present a minimum of 15 prepared speeches
Our Four Guiding Principles
Since Toastmasters was founded in 1924, our education programs have been driven by four guiding principles:
By giving speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, you practice and improve.
Grow and improve your public speaking and communication skills through honest and supportive peer evaluation.
Experienced mentors encourage, guide and support you in your goals and help you to achieve more than you thought possible.
Develop skills at your own pace and comfort level
Castlebar Toastmasters meets every fortnight at the Mayo Education Centre (located on the GMIT Castlebar Campus, Castlebar, Co. Mayo) from September to May. The meetings run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, though we do ask that people arrive 15 minutes early. Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings as guests after which they may register as full members.
Castlebar Toastmasters will be resuming on Tuesday evening, September 21st, 2021 and then every fortnight until we break for Christmas on December 7th.
Eircode: F23 HX48
Club President 2021/2022
Welcome to Castlebar Toastmasters. My name is Ann Moloney and I am very honoured to have been elected President of the club for this coming year 2021 – 2022.
Castlebar Toastmasters has been going from strength to strength since it the first meeting in 2016. Our aim is to help individuals become better communicators through leadership training and public speaking practice. Through our Educational Program, members gain new confidence in their communication and leadership skills. Our club is a friendly, dynamic and safe place to not only learn new skills but to make new friends and have fun too.
In a meeting, you have the opportunity to give prepared speeches as well as brief, impromptu presentations known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: the Toastmasters program always allows you to progress at your own pace. Having said that you will be surprised at how quickly you get comfortable at standing up and speaking in public.
I hope you have the opportunity to attend one of meetings and would encourage you to come along to our next meeting as our guest. If you want to find out more, please contact us through the link below.
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