In Praise of….Toastmasters

“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” I joined the fledgling West Cork Toastmasters in September 2014. I was determined to take my speaking more seriously. I was fed up of being an enthusiastic but ultimately unproductive presenter. ‚ÄúThere are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. TheContinue reading “In Praise of….Toastmasters”

If you’re in Dublin on March 2nd

My maternal grandparents would be proud of me being selected for Croke Park. I’ll not be gracing the hallowed turf with my prowess with sliotar and hurley. Instead I’ll be up on level 5 in the Hogan suite on the 5th Floor with a Taster session of “The 101 Things They Didn’t Teach You AtContinue reading “If you’re in Dublin on March 2nd”

Address To The Toothache – Burns Night

Researching for my “Toast to the Lassies” at the Burns Supper at The Celtic Ross Hotel tonight, I came across this poem: Address To The Toothache My curse upon your venom’d stang, That shoots my tortur’d gums alang, An’ thro’ my lug gies mony a twang, Wi’ gnawing vengeance, Tearing my nerves wi’ bitter pang,Continue reading “Address To The Toothache – Burns Night”