The Toastmasters Mission
A statement of shared values
Castlebar Toastmasters club shares the same mission as all Toastmasters clubs, 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 organisation as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.
- 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 345,000 members in over 15,900 clubs in 142 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!
Castlebar Toastmasters meeting every fortnight at the Mayo Education Centre (located on the GMIT Castlebar Campus) from September to May. The meetings run from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, 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. There is a fee of €5.00 per night which includes tea/coffee at break time.
Click on the date below to see agenda for next meeting and sign up for a role if you are a member.
Castlebar Toastmasters will be resuming on Tuesday evening, September 3rd, 2019 and then every fortnight until we break for Christmas on December 10th, after which meetings will resume on January 7th 2020
Contact Club President:
Tom Fahy: (086) 083 0930
Welcome to Castlebar Toastmasters. My name is Tom Fahy and this year I am honoured to have been nominated and elected as President of Castlebar Toastmasters. For me, it’s a privilege I did not even consider when I first attended a meeting.
If you are checking out this website and got here to see what Toastmasters can offer you, then the best advice I can offer you is: Do not hesitate or research what Toastmasters can offer you any longer. Just reach out to us, send a text, email or make a call or just come and join a meeting.
A very good friend told me of the many benefits Toastmasters would offer me a long time ago. My regret is that I did not act on his advice back then. After years of avoiding any situation that would involve addressing an audience, shuffling my wedding meal about my plate in panic and failing to push sales opportunities with the positivity required.
I contacted our neighbouring Toastmasters in October 2013 and nervously went to their next meeting, not knowing what to expect. On arrival there, the warm and welcoming greetings immediately put me at ease. I was told I did not need to speak which was a huge relief. The stories of different personal development from people I spoke with on the evening convinced me that Toastmasters had so much to offer me besides public speaking.
I could go on and lose you here, but I do not think I would be doing Toastmasters justice.
Whether it be timekeeping, presentation, organisation, public speaking or other aspects of personal development you are looking to sharpen, its available here. You get what you want in a friendly, encouraging environment.
The success you gain from Toastmasters is what Toastmasters success is all about.
I do hope you take the next step and come join us for a meeting. You will not regret