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From Toastmasters in Cork Ireland, "The Talk Show for Talkers" is hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O'Brien, Paul O'Mahony & Guests. All about Communications & Leadership - the Toastmasters International Way."
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What WE can gain from Public Speaking
Moira introduces discussion prompted by an Instagram Post by Florian Mueck about what we can gain personally from Public Speaking.  ___________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 24 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 23rd presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
16:31
April 22, 2019
The Role of the President
Paul talks about the role of the club president and how many presidents are unaware of the importance of their role .  ___________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 24 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 21st presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
14:46
April 21, 2019
Florian Muerk - Tips for Public Speakers
Keynote Speaker (District 71 Conference, Sheffield, November 2017), coach and trainer, Florian Mueck is an enthusiastic and charismatic speaker. Here are five snippets from his YouTube channel covering: The Power of Smile Rhetorical Devices 3 Ways to Engage your Audience How to Pull Laughs Intellect and Credibility  ___________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 24 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 20th presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
15:17
April 20, 2019
Intro: "First they ignore you, then........" and Conflate
Introduction: Thought for the Week: Mahatma Ghandi - "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win."  Word of the Week:  Conflate  ___________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 24 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 19th presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:11
April 19, 2019
Developing your speech
Moira talks about how a speech can develop over time with repetition and listener feedback - with examples from a current contest speech. ____________________________________________ This is part x from Programme 23 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 12th presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
17:44
April 15, 2019
How to persuade others
 Paul takes on the task of persuading you to learn how to persuade others! ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 23 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 14th presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:57
April 14, 2019
Presentation Skills from Craig Valentine
Craig Valentine is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking and has since carved a successful career as a public speaker, keynote speaker and speech coach. Listen to him talking about presentation skills, covering the Foundational Phrase with a discussion after.  ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 23 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 13th presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
14:54
April 13, 2019
Intro: Finesse & Good leadership consists of showing average people....
Introduction to Episode 23: Thought for the week: John D Rockefeller - "Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people". Word of the Week: Finesse The final date for the early bird booking for the International Convention in Denver, CO, is fast approaching.  ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 232 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 12th presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
15:19
April 12, 2019
Choosing Topics for your Speech
Moira introduces the subject of how to find topics for your Toastmaster speeches.  ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 22 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 8th presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:00
April 8, 2019
What it is like to deliver a test speech
As we are in Contest season, and in particular the Evaluation Contest, Paul talks about his experience in giving a Test speech for a contest.  ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 22 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 7th presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:22
April 7, 2019
A habit you simply must develop - Bob Proctor
Ontario born Bob Proctor is a motivational speaker and author of a 1985 book "You were born rich". He is the recipient of the 1988 Toastmasters– Communication and Leadership Award . This is a YouTube presentation from Bob titled  - "A habit you simply must develop".  ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 22 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 6th presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
14:05
April 6, 2019
Intro: "Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue" and MORASS
Introduction: Thought for the week from Cicero - "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others". Word of the Week: MORASS  ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 22 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 5th presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
11:14
April 5, 2019
Preparing for your International Speech Contest
Moira goes through some of the steps that you can use to prepare for giving your International Speech Contest speech.  ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on April 1st presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
15:16
April 1, 2019
5 things not to do in Evaluations
Paul talks about five things that one should not do when giving evaluations.  ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 31st presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:27
March 31, 2019
How to Give a Great Speech Evaluation
 Jonathan Peng is the 2018 District 85 Evaluation Champion. Here are his top tips for making the best evaluations. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 30th presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
14:00
March 30, 2019
Interstitial and "Aim for the moon...."
Introduction: Thought for the week: W Clement Stone  -"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." Word of the Week: Interstitial ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 21 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 29th presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:25
March 29, 2019
How your Club can Use the Internet
Moira introduces a discussion on how clubs can make use of the internet.  ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 25th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
16:17
March 25, 2019
The Art of the Pause
Paul talks about when and how to use the pause and when not to use it.  ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 24th and presented by,Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:29
March 24, 2019
How to start a speech
Conor Neill - How to Start a Speech - a YouTube speech. Here are five examples from well known speakers of speech beginnings.  ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 23rd and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:59
March 23, 2019
Intro: Our Greatest Weakness.... and BENIGN
Introduction: Thought for the week: Thomas A Edison: Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.  Work of the Week: Benign ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 20 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 22nd and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:34
March 22, 2019
Myths about Presenting
Prompted by this article in entreprene.com by Shawn Doyle, Moira discusses Shawn's five myths about presenting.  ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 18th and presented by  Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
16:02
March 18, 2019
Talking about yourself
Paul introduces the subject of talking about yourself!  ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 17th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:34
March 17, 2019
'The Sound' - Kim Kaufman
Moira introduces a 3rd place semi-final speech from the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking by Kim Kaufman entitled "The Sound".  ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 16th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
15:40
March 16, 2019
Intro: Be the change that you wish to see..... and SEARS
Introduction: Thought for the Week: Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  Word of the Week: Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 19 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 15th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:38
March 15, 2019
The Power of Three and The Hero's Journey
Moira talks about the power of "threes" but the subsequent conversation turns to the subject of Hero's Journey, very apposite in this time of the International Speech contests. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 18 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 11th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
12:34
March 11, 2019
How Toastmasters International changes the World
Paul talks about how individual Toastmasters, as a result of their learning with Toastmasters, have gone outside of the organisation to undertake projects which can actually change the world. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 18 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 10th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
13:07
March 10, 2019
Amy Purdy - "Living beyond Limits"
Amy Purdy - "Living beyond Limits" - and inspirational TEDx talk from 2011. TEDX Orange Coast  ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 18 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 9th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
14:43
March 9, 2019
Intro: "Audacious" and "We must do the think that we cannot do"
 Introduction: Word of the Week: Audacious Thought for the Week:  Eleanor Roosevelt: "We must do the thing that we cannot do". with the usual light hearted discussion ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 18 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 8th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
15:42
March 8, 2019
How to Ensure that your meeting runs smoothly
Inspired by the Members Handbook developed by Blarney Toastmasters (especial thanks to Sharon O'Neill DTM for the original version of this handbook), and following on from Lark Doley's introduction to the February Toastmaster magazine, Moira talks about how, by proper preparation, your Toastmaster meeting can run smoothly.
13:06
March 4, 2019
Crutches.......
Paul introduces the subject of the verbal crutches that we not only use in Toastmasters but in the outside world as well - ad nauseam!
14:47
March 3, 2019
Mark Brown Winning Speech 1995
The winning speech from the 1995 World Championship of Public Speaking by Mark Brown.  ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 17 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 2nd and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays
14:07
March 2, 2019
Intro: "Good, better, best. Never let it rest.........." and "Crapulent"
Introduction: Word of the week: Crapulent Quote of the week: St Jerome - "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best"  ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 17 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on March 1st and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays
13:40
March 1, 2019
The Navigator
Ted looks at The Navigator - an important document for introducing members to the Pathways educational programme.  ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 16 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 25th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: info@irishtalkers.com Website: www.irishtalkers.com Facebook: The Talk Show for Talkers Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
09:13
February 25, 2019
How to Dress at Toastmasters
Paul introduces the subject of how to dress at a Toastmaster meeting in different circumstances - and it is not as straightforward as you might think.  ____________________________________________ This is part 23 from Programme 16 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 24th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:30
February 24, 2019
Tips on Changing the Way you Feel
An interview on Good Day New York with Tony Robbins with tips on changing the way you feel. "Most people want to be happy but their habit is to be worried or frustrated or stressed," says motivational speaker Tony Robbins.  ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 16 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 23rd and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
14:35
February 23, 2019
Intro: "Good, better, best. Never let it rest.........." and "Metanoia"
Introduction: Word of the week: Metanoia Quote of the week: Robert Brault - "Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and find they were the big things". ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 16 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 22nd and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien. The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
12:14
February 22, 2019
Visiting other clubs - or joining another club?
Have you ever visited a club other than your own? or many other clubs? or perhaps you are a member of more than one club? Moira introduces the topic for a lively discussion. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 4th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:26
February 4, 2019
Sounds in Speeches
Paul talks about the best aural rhetorical devices to use in your speeches:     Consonance     Assonance     Alliteration ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 3rd and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:32
February 3, 2019
JK Rowling "The Fringe Benefits of Failure" - Part 2
In June 2008 JK Rowling gave this speech to Harvard University The text of this speech can be found here: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/06/text-of-j-k-rowling-speech/ Followed by a short discussion on the speech. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 2nd and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
11:37
February 2, 2019
Intro: "The well balanced, intelligent speaker ...." and "Blatherskite"
Quote of the week: Ralph C Smedley - ""The well balanced, intelligent speaker is the natural leader in any group of which he/she is part" Word of the week: Blatherskite  ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on February 1st and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:21
February 1, 2019
Introvert or extrovert? & why we need to know
Moira introduces the subject of personality profiles and why you need to know what your profile is as well as your audience. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 21st and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
14:14
January 21, 2019
How much fun is your club?
Paul introduces the subject of fun in your club prompted by the article in the January 2019 edition of The Toastmaster entitled "What's the Scoop on your Group": https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2019/jan/22-club-quality. (Note: you may have to log in first). ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 20th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
12:41
January 20, 2019
JK Rowling "the Fringe Benefits of Failure" - Part 1
In June 2008 JK Rowling gave this speech to Harvard University The text of this speech can be found here: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/06/text-of-j-k-rowling-speech/ Followed by a short discussion on the speech. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 19th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
14:08
January 19, 2019
Intro: "Little strokes, fell great oaks" and "Perspicuous"
Quote of the week:  Benjamin Franklin - "Little strokes, fell great oaks". Work of the week: Perspicuous ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 14 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 18th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
14:18
January 18, 2019
Part 4: Getting started in Pathways
Moira talks about how you can get started in Pathways if you need that little push to get you going. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 13 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 14th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:18
January 14, 2019
Part 3: Focus on Your Audience
 Prompted by this article in the January edition of the Toastmaster magazine, Paul talks about how you can focus on your audience. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 13 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 13th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. Published at 4pm on Fridays. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. Published at 4pm on Saturdays. (3) Discussion on a topic usually led by Paul. Published at 4pm on Sundays. (4) Discussion on a topic usually led by Moira. Published at 4pm on Mondays Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
14:56
January 13, 2019
Part 2: Interview with Aaron Leung
Interview with Toastmaster Aaron Leung, member of online clubs Diversity and Competitive Communicators (President) as well as Lohas Toastmasters in Shenzhen, China. _____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 13 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 12th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
17:19
January 12, 2019
Intro: "Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive" and Expiate
 Quote of the week: Matt Cameron: "Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive" Work of the week: Expiate ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 13 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on January 11th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:18
January 11, 2019
How to hook your audience
Moira introduces the subject of how to hook your audience in the first 60 seconds. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 12 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 21st and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
12:59
December 24, 2018
Quality clubs
Following the visit of Dan Rex to Dublin and a workshop he gave, Paul introduces the subject of what is a quality club.
12:55
December 23, 2018
Donovan Livingston's graduation speech
 Donovan Livingston's graduation speech to Harvard class of 2016, followed by a discussion on the speech. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 12 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 21st and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
10:11
December 22, 2018
Intro - Pablo Picasso "Action is....." & Ghosting
 Quote of the week: Pablo Picasso - "Action is the foundational key to all success" Work of the week: Ghosting ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 12 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 21st and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:38
December 21, 2018
Props and how to use them
Moira introduces the subject of Props and how to use them inspired by this article by Vinette Hoffman-Jackson https://bit.ly/2QV5f6s ___________________________________________ This is part x from Programme 11 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 14th and presented by Ted mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:24
December 17, 2018
Visitor to Toastmaster Meetings
Paul introduces the subject of visitors to Toastmaster Meetings -who can come, what is their experience, how does the club treat them etc. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 11 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 14th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
12:32
December 16, 2018
Interview with Eddie O'Mahony
Ted interviews Eddie O'Mahony, currently president of Blarney Toastmasters in Co Cork, Ireland. We last spoke with Eddie in our second ever programme in November 2014 (episode available in Mixcloud - https://www.mixcloud.com/Irishradiointl/the-talk-show-for-talkers-november-19th/) ___________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 11 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 14th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
14:03
December 15, 2018
Introduction: Extrapolate and Ralph Waldo Emerson "Kindness..........."
The thought for the week: "You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late" Ralph Waldo Emerson Word of the week: Extrapolate (and compared to Interpolate) ___________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 11 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 13th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
07:15
December 14, 2018
Impromptu Speaking Techniques
Moira discusses various techniques for giving impromptu speeches. ____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 10 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 7th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
11:49
December 10, 2018
Online Meetings
Paul brings up the subject of attendance at online meetings and the things that one has to think of to make the experience good for both you and the other attendees. ____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 10 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 7th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
12:55
December 9, 2018
Our second chat with TI CEO Dan Rex
After the formal interview with the CEO of Toastmasters International two weeks ago, Ted Mellamphy continues with a more general chat with Dan Rex. ____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 10 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 7th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
13:50
December 8, 2018
Booty and Mark Twain on preparing for good impromptu speech
Thought for the Week: Mark Twain - "It usually takes me three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech". Word of the Week: "Booty" ____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 10 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on December 7th and presented by Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
14:39
December 7, 2018
Projects: Using Descriptive Language, Using Presentation Software & Write a Compelling Blog
Moira introduces the final three projects from Pathways: (1) Using Descriptive Language (2) Using Presentation Software (3) Write a Compelling Blog
14:05
November 26, 2018
What if you invented Toastmasters today?
Paul introduces a speculation as to what you would do if Toastmasters didn't exist today and you invented it....... _____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 23rd and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
13:55
November 25, 2018
Interview with CEO Dan Rex
Ted interviews the Chief Executive Officer of Toastmasters International Dan Rex during his short visit to Dublin on November 16th-17th. _____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 23rd and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
12:36
November 24, 2018
Ideation & May you never forget what is worth........
Word of the Week - Ideation Thought for the Week - " May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten" an Irish blessing. _____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 9 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 23rd and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien The show is in four parts and usually has this format: (1) Introducing a “Thought for the Week” and a “Word of the Week” together with general conversation arising out of these two topics. (2) Either an Interview, the recording of a speech or external media. (3) Discussion on a topic. (4) Discussion on a topic. Contact us : email: "info@irishtalkers.com" Website: "www.irishtalkers.com"  Facebook: "Talk show for talkers" Magazine: "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com 
12:00
November 23, 2018
Projects: Understanding - Vocal Variety, - your Communication Style, - your Leadership Style
Moira talks through the latest three Pathways projects, covering: (1) Understanding Vocal Variety (2) Understanding your Communication Style (3)Understanding your Leadership Style _____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 16th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
12:21
November 19, 2018
A Toastmasters Club in Prison?
Paul introduces the rather unusual subject of whether there are any Toastmasters clubs in prisons and should there be clubs in Irish prisons. _____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 16th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
12:37
November 18, 2018
Terri Trespico: Stop searching for your passion.
Ted introduces the TEDxKC talk given by branding strategist and coach Terri Trespico at the event in Kansas City in 2015. _____________________________________________ This is part 2 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 16th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
11:32
November 17, 2018
Badass & "Learn to be thankful for what you already have......"
Ted, Paul and Moira discuss Ted's Thought for the Week from Jim Rohn: "Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want", which produced a lively discussion after which Paul Introduced his work of the week: Badass _____________________________________________ This is part 1 from Programme 8 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 16th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
13:23
November 16, 2018
Projects: Team Building, Understanding Conflict Resolution & Understanding Emotional Intelligence
You hear about three Pathways projects: (1) Team Building (Level 5 Elective for all paths) (2) Understanding Conflict Resolution (Level 3 Required for Persuasive Influence only) (3) Understanding Emotional Intelligence (Level 3 Required for Motivational Strategies only) Introduced by Moira O'Brien _____________________________________________ This is part 4 from Programme 7 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 9th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
11:40
November 12, 2018
How can we can connect emotionally online
Paul O'Mahony muses about how can we can connect emotionally online. _____________________________________________ This is part 3 from Programme 7 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 9th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
13:01
November 11, 2018
Simon Sinek TED Talk: Why good leaders make you feel safe.
Ted Mellamphy introduces the TED Talk given by Simon Sinek in 2014 entitled "Why good leaders make you feel safe:. _____________________________________________ This is from Programme 7 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 9th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
00:50
November 10, 2018
Plaudit & "No one who achieves success does so....."
Word of the Week: Plaudit Quote of the week from Alfred North Whitehead: "No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise & confident acknowledge this help with gratitude" _____________________________________________ This is from Programme 7 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 9th and presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
12:14
November 9, 2018
Pathways Projects: Reflect on your Path, Researching & Presenting, Successful Collaboration
You hear about three Pathways projects: (1) Reflect on your Path (Level 5) (2) Researching & Presenting (Level 1) (3) Successful Collaboration (Level 3 of Team Collaboration only) Introduced by Moira O'Brien _____________________________________________ This is from Programme 6 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 2nd. Presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
12:49
November 5, 2018
Toastmasters worldwide
You hear how Toastmasters is represented worldwide. This episode is prompted by a report in the October 2018 edition of Toastmaster Magazine. Plenty of statistics in this episode. The huge surprise for us is the % of total membership in Europe. Introduced by Paul O'Mahony _____________________________________________ This is from Programme 6 of 2018/19 season - first broadcast on November 2nd. Presented by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O’Mahony & Moira O'Brien
13:06
November 4, 2018
10 Ways to have a better conversation
You hear Celeste Headlee present "10 ways to have a better conversation" - a TED Talk (1) Don't multitask - be present - in that moment (2) Don't pontificate - assume you have something to learn (3) Use open-ended questions - who, why, what, how ... (4) Go with the flow - stop waiting to interject (5) If you don't know, say you don't know (6) Don't equate your experience with their's (7) Try not to repeat yourself (8) Stay out of the details (9) Listen (the most important point) (10) Be brief Introduced by Ted Mellamphy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6n3iNh4XLI _____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 6 part 2 first published on November 2nd.
12:25
November 3, 2018
Brouhaha and If we have the attitude.....
Introduced by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien: Word of the Week: Brouhaha. Thought for the week: Catherine Pulsifier - "If we have the attitude, 'it's going to be a great day', it usually is". _____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 6 part 1 first published on November 2nd.
12:00
November 2, 2018
Education: Public Relations Strategies, Question-and-Answer Session & Reaching Consensus.
The new Toastmasters Education Programme (Pathways) gives people opportunities to learn how to (1) Public Relations Strategies (2) Question-and-Answer Session (3) Reaching Consensus. Moira O'Brien introduces the Projects. _________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 4 part 3 first published on October 19th.
08:10
October 24, 2018
The Toastmaster Magazine
Paul talks about the publication from Toastmasters International, The Toastmaster Magazine. _____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 5 part 2 first published on October 19th
10:48
October 23, 2018
Lynchpin & The art of communication is ........
Word of the Week: Lynchpin. Thought for the week: James Humes - "The art of communication is the language of leadership". _____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 5 part 1 first published on October 19th
15:48
October 23, 2018
Education: Prepare for an Interview, Prepare to Speak Professionally, Present a Proposal.
The new Toastmasters Education Programme (Pathways) gives people opportunities to learn how to (1) Prepare for an Interview (2)Prepare to Speak Professionally (3)Present a Proposal. Moira O'Brien introduces the Projects. _________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 4 part 4 first published on September 28th
13:28
October 22, 2018
The Golden Gavel Award in a local club
Paul talks about the Golden Gavel in Blarney Toastmasters. _________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 4 part 3 first published on September 28th
12:27
October 21, 2018
Pat Johnson, past president of Toastmasters International
An interview with the past international President Pat Johnson from the Toastmasters Podcast. _________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 4 part 2 first published on September 28th
12:30
October 20, 2018
Hangry & No one who achieves success does so without.......
Hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien Quote of the week: Alfred North Whitehead - "No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise & confident acknowledge this help with gratitude" Word of the week: Hangry _________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 4 part 1 first published on September 28th
14:52
October 19, 2018
The Pathways Mentor Program
Moira introduces the Pathways Mentor Program and discusses the four projects that it includes. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 3 part 4 first published on September 21st Hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien
12:43
October 13, 2018
Your Pathways Icebreaker
Paul introduces the subject of the Pathways Icebreaker and what we might include in it. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 3 part 3 first published on September 21st Hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien
13:07
October 12, 2018
Keith Ferrazzi - "What holds us back from success in the workplace."
Ted introduces Keith Ferrazzi, the recipient of the Golden Gavel award from Toastmasters International for 2018, with "What holds us back from success in the workplace." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qOFZnU4ty4 ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 3 part 2 first published on September 21st Hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien
10:20
October 11, 2018
It is not happy people who are thankful plus SCRUNCH (Word of the Week)
Ted Mellamphy introduces a quotation from that famous author "Unknown" - "It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy" (Anon) Paul O'Mahony gives us the word of the week "SCRUNCH". ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 3 part 1 first published on September 21st Hosted by Ted Mellamphy, Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien
12:04
October 10, 2018
Projects: Managing a Difficult Audience, Managing Time & Moderate a Panel Discussion
Moira continues looking at the Pathways projects, this week covering: Managing a Difficult Audience Managing Time Moderate a Panel Discussion ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 2 part 2 first published on September 14th
11:21
October 9, 2018
Evaluating the World Champion
Paul and Moira talk about a special meeting held by Par Excellence Toastmasters where the five speeches all came from the finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking and members evaluated each of the five speeches including the winning speech. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 2 part 2 first published on September 14th
12:56
October 8, 2018
Achieving Distinguished Toastmaster
Paul talks to Moira about her achieving DTM - Distinguished Toastmaster. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 2 part 2 first published on September 14th
12:35
October 7, 2018
Smarmy & "Your best teacher is your last mistake."
Paul and Moira talk about the quote for the week - "Your best teacher is your last mistake" from Ralph Nader - and the word of the week "Smarmy". ____________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 2 part 1 first published on September 14th
12:34
October 6, 2018
Projects: Negotiate the Best Outcome, Persuasive Speaking and Planning & Implementing
Moira continues working through the Pathways Projects and covers: Negotiate the Best Outcome Persuasive Speaking Planning & Implementing __________________________________________ 2018/19 episode 1 part 4 first published on September 7th.
12:10
October 5, 2018
Toastmasters International Member Support
Paul tells us his experience of using the Member Support Service from Toastmasters International. ____________________________________________ 2018/19 season episode 1, Part 3, first published on September 7th.
13:23
October 4, 2018
Ramona J Smith's winning World Championship Speech
2018/19 programme 1, first published on September 7th. Ramona J Smith from Cleveland Ohio and now living in Houston, Texas won the World Championship of Public Speaking at the recent International Convention in Chicago. She is only the fifth woman to win the championship and only the second African-American to win. In addition, second and third places were also won by women - a first in the 80 odd years of the contest.
10:01
October 3, 2018
Intro from the first programme of the 2018/19 season
2018/19 Episode 1 was first published on September 7th. Thought for the week: Anon: "Gratitude turns what we have into enough" Word of the Week: Surrepticious.
10:57
October 2, 2018
Effective Evaluations
Part 4 season 2017/18 programme 43 first published August 31st. Ted discusses how to evlauate effectively
10:08
October 1, 2018
How to Delegate and be a Better Leader
Part 3 from season 2017/18 programme 43 first published August 31st. Paul takes a look at delegation and becoming an excellent leader
12:24
September 30, 2018
Chris Nowinski's TED Talk "Can I have your Brain"
Part 2 from season 2107/18 programme 43 first published on August 31st.
13:18
September 29, 2018
Part 1 from programme 43 of the 2017/18 season
Thought for the week: Marcus Tulius Cicero: "Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parents of all others."Thought for the week: Marcus Tulius Cicero: "Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue, but the parents of all others."
10:35
September 28, 2018
Manage Projects Successfully, Manage Successful Events & Motivate Others
Part 4 from season 2017/18 programme 42. Moira covers the Pathways Projects: Manage Projects Successfully Manage Successful Events Motivate Others
12:21
September 27, 2018
The crew talk about the Toastmasters International Convention
Part 3 from season 2017/18 programme 42.
12:03
September 26, 2018
Episode 58
Latest episode of Irish Talkers
12:05
September 25, 2018
Interview with Distinguished Toastmaster
Lorraine Taylor (Distinguished Toastmaster), from hybrid club "Be Bold for Change" in Dubai (first hybrid club in the region) & the online club "Firebirds Collective" - interviewed by Moira O'Brien. Lorraine answers these questions: 1. What brought you to Toastmasters? 2. What's been the greatest benefit of Toastmasters for you? 3. What's been your biggest Toastmasters challenge? 4. How did you find the online club "Firebirds Collective"? 5. If you were CEO & International President of Toastmasters what would you change? 6. What keeps you coming back to Toastmasters?
12:05
September 25, 2018
Programme 42 Introduction
Word of the Week: Virile. Thought for the week: Steve Jobs - "Be a yardstick for quality - some people aren't used to ab environment where excellence is expected."
12:21
September 24, 2018
Steve Jobs on "Quality" + VIRILE
"Be a yardstick for quality - some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." (Steve Jobs) - introduced by Moira O'Brien VIRILE is Word of the Week - introduced by Paul O'Mahony
12:21
September 24, 2018
Projects Make Connections through Networking, Manage Change & Manage Online Meetings
Part 4 from episode 41 from 2017/18 season. Moira talks about the Pathways projects: Make Connections through Networking Manage Change Manage Online Meetings
13:30
September 23, 2018
Education: Make Connections through Networking + Manage Change + Manage Online Meetings
The new Toastmasters Education Programme (Pathways) gives people opportunities to learn how to (1) Make Connections through Networking (2)Manage Change (3)Manage Online Meetings. Moira O'Brien introduces the Projects.
13:30
September 23, 2018
How to make a speech humorous
Part 3 from Episode 41 from 2017/18 season. Paul talks about humorous speeches and how to make them inspired by this article from the Toastmasters Magazine - https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2018/aug2018/adding-humor
13:07
September 22, 2018
How To Make A Speech Humorous
Based on "3 Steps to Adding Humor to Your Speech If you’re having fun, your audience will too." By Nick Jack Pappas http://nickjackpappas.com/ Paul O'Mahony praises Nick's article in Toastmaster Magazine https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2018/aug2018/adding-humor & introduces a discussion.
13:07
September 22, 2018
6 Public Speaking Tips To Hook Any Audience
Part 2 from Episode 41 from August 17th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8GvTgWtR7o&t=18s
10:42
September 21, 2018
6 Public Speaking Tips To Hook Any Audience
Tips by Charlie Houpert. You hear the speech by Mohammed Alqatahni which won World Championship of Public Speaking (2015) "The Power of Words" - evaluated by Charlie Houpert from Los Angeles, CA Here is Mohammed Alqatahni's speech on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqq1roF4C8s
10:42
September 21, 2018
Introduction from Episode 41
Quote for the week from Henry Ford - "Don't find fault, find a remedy". Word of the week - Discombobulate
14:55
September 20, 2018
The New Education Programme (Pathways) - Leadership Projects
Our new education programme (Pathways) Moira O'Brien introduces three projects (1) Leading in Your Volunteer Organisation (2) Leading Your Team (3) Lessons Learned. ____________ This episode is from Programme 40 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on August 10th - presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
13:40
September 10, 2018
Bad Language - words not to use in public
"Bad language" - words you shouldn't use in public - introduced by Paul O'Mahony. Inspired by John Cadley ("a former advertising copywriter, freelance writer & musician living in Fayetteville, New York.") https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2018/june2018/cadley Words like “fungible,” “solipsistic,” "anodyne," "ameliorate." ____________ This episode is from Programme 40 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on August 10th - presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
14:03
September 9, 2018
7 Public Speaking Tips from Donal Trump
Introduced by Moira O'Brien https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05tp0VscN8A VICE News spoke to Dr. Jennifer Mercieca, a professor & historian of political rhetoric, and Mark Liberman, a professor of linguistics and computer science. The 7 tips: (1) Make speeches sound off the cuff (2) Paralipsis (3) Avoid pauses through repetition (4) Use ambiguity (5) Find a common grievance (6) Audience participation (7) Use suspense ______________ This episode is from Programme 40 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on August 10th - presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
14:03
September 8, 2018
Hard Work + PEJORATIVE defined
"Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds." (Gordon B Hinckley 1910 - 2008) is our Thought for the week - introduced by Moira O'Brien https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_B._Hinckley ____________ Word of the Week: PEJORATIVE - introduced by Paul O'Mahony ____________ This episode is from Programme 40 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on August 10th - presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
13:03
September 7, 2018
Public speaking 101
The Talk Show for Talkers 22nd September 2017: Word of the Week: Conspicuous Thought for the Week: Great Leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference. 2nd Section: Manoj Vasudevan (2017 world Champion of Public Speaking) on How to Master Public Speaking 3rd Section: Paul O'Mahony talks about Public Relations 4th Section: Moira brings the discussion around public speaking for Introverts
1:00:01
September 7, 2018
Mentoring + Leading in difficult situations
The new education programme (Pathways) : Moira O'Brien introduces three projects: (1) Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring (2) Lead in any Situation (3) Leading in Difficult Situations.
14:01
September 6, 2018
Protocols and Governing Documents relevant to Toastmasters
Huge topic introduced by 'persuasive' Paul O'Mahony. Is this the most boring subject ever discussed on the show? Should all Toastmasters study the protocols & governing documents? (1) The Official Toastmasters Members Group is on Facebook - all Toastmasters can join. (2) Toastmasters does not have SOPs (standard operations procedures) (3) Mike Rafferty sent Paul the Articles of Incorporation. Paul highlights key points from the Articles. - how you can get into a club - how you can be suspended - who can use the word 'Toastmaster' - policy on discrimation - who can vote - the dues - and much more _______________ This episode is from Programme 39 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on August 3rd - presenters Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
11:54
September 5, 2018
Do we like the new District Newsletter?
Daniel Sanders D71 Public Relations Manager (2018-19) has produced the first edition of our Newsletter. Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony discuss the 1st edition of a new format. (1) Patricia O'Reilly (Dubin), John Cox (UK), Gerald Mannix (Kerry), Daniel Sanders (UK) are featured. (2) Division M is the "guest division" (3) Moira recommends Educational Section by John Kendall. (4) Elizabeth Jordan has composed a Prize Quiz. (5) Moira went straight to Pathways section. "Without Education Toastmasters has nothing" says Paul. "Should Education be the No 1 item in future newsletters?" asks Paul. Moira gives her view. Ralph C Smedley is mentioned. (6) The Toastmasters Education Programme: Moira suggests we should stop using the term "Pathways". Paul & Moira agree that in future The Talk Show For Talkers will say "the Toastmasters education programme (Pathways)" - downplay the word Pathways. ___________ This episode is from Programme 39 of 2017/18 season - broadcast on 3rd August
12:48
September 3, 2018
Mark Twain advice + "Amplify" word of the week
Thought for the week: "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" (Mark Twain). Introduced by Moira O'Brien. [Note: In Twain's - Notebook, 1904 - he wrote "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect)."] ____________ Word of the Week: AMPLIFY. Introduced by Paul O'Mahony ____________ This episode is from Programme 39 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on August 3rd - presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
12:38
September 2, 2018
Educational Projects: Icebreaker + Coaching + Inspire Your Audience
Information about Pathways projects: (1) 'Icebreaker' (2)Improvement through Positive Coaching (3)Inspire Your Audience. - an introduction to projects (beginning with the letter 'i') by Moira O'Brien ____________ This is from Programme 38 of 2017/18 season - recorded on July 26th. Presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
11:10
August 16, 2018
Sell your book - with the help of Toastmasters
How Toastmasters can help a writer publicise their book - introduced by "pecuniary" & "prudent" Paul O'Mahony. Paul speaks about : (1) "101 Business Lessons from a Recovering Accountant" by Neil O'Brien (Toastmaster @ Blarney Club, Division 1, District 71) ISBN 9781912328000 "Business lessons from my window cleaner, Margaret Thatcher, George Clooney and many more". (2) Katrina Shawver's short article in the June edition of Toastmaster Magazine. She tells how Toastmasters helped her. "Count me a Toastmaster for life." Katrina spoke at several Toastmasters Clubs & Book Clubs about her book. The book is the story of a Polish swimmer who survived Auschwitz. "Henry, a Polish swimmer's true story of friendship from Auschwitz to America" (published in November 2017). Katrina's in Ahwatukee Club Phoenix Arizona USA. _________ This is from Programme 38 of 2017/18 season - recorded on July 26th. Presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
14:12
August 15, 2018
10 Key questions about Pathways
Question & Answer session facilitated by Pat Johnson (past International President of Toastmasters). This was recorded after her keynote speech to The Firebirds Collective in May 2018. (1) Why make an 'icebreaker' speech many time? (2) What is your satisfaction overall with Pathways now? (3) Why can't we see the details of all five levels of each Path from the start. (4) How do you see the evolution of Pathways over next 10 years? (5) How should we respond to the view that there is much of the same in every Path? (6) How long should it take to go through the core competencies? (7) How will club performance be measured? (8) Why are there only two years for members to complete the previous education programme? (9) How do I access my second Path when I'm a member of two clubs? (10) How will roles be incorporated into Pathways? - episode introduced by Moira O'Brien ____________ This is from Programme 38 of 2017/18 season - recorded on July 26th. Presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
34:27
August 14, 2018
Joseph Conrad + Iconoclast
Thought for the week: "He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense." (Joseph Conrad) - introduced by Moira O'Brien Word of the Week: ICONOCLAST (introduced by Paul O'Mahony) ____________ This is from Programme 38 of 2017/18 season - recorded on July 26th. Presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
49:04
August 13, 2018
Comparing the Distinguished Toastmaster & High Performance Leadership Projects
These two projects are very similar - Moira compares them and discusses the implications of doing both projects. ___________ This is part 4 of Programme 37 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 20th.
09:26
August 13, 2018
A cup of tea
Paul O'Mahony invites us to a tea party, inspired by the viewpoint in the June edition of the Toastmaster Magazine by Balraj Arunasalam https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine/magazine-issues/2018/june2018/viewpoint ____________ This is from Programme 37 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 20th.
09:29
August 12, 2018
Club Constitution
__________ This is from Programme 37 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 20th.
17:31
August 11, 2018
Introduction: Nelson Mandela "Passion" + "Wry"
Thought for the week: Nelson Mandela - "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living" - introduced by Moira O'Brien Word of the Week: WRY - introduced by Paul O'Mahony ____________ This is from Programme 37 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 20th.
12:45
August 10, 2018
"Live for today, for tomorrow we die" + "Harangue"
The Opening segment from show number 16 from the 2017/18 season first published on 9th February 2018 and presented by Paul O'Mahony and Moira O'Brien, covering: 1. The quote for the week: Moira's favourite "Live for today, for tomorrow we die" 2. The word of the week: Harangue
15:50
July 31, 2018
Moira introduces the subject of Body Language
Episode 16/4
12:19
July 31, 2018
Pathways - Evaluation & Feedback - Focus on the Positive - High Performance Leadership
Moira O'Brien introduces Pathways projects covering (1) Evaluation & Feedback (2) Focus on the Positive (3) High Performance Leadership ____________ This is from Programme 36 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 13th.
10:39
July 31, 2018
A Toastmaster's Holiday - Paul's travel guide.
Paul O'Mahony speaks about what Toastmasters can do during the club holiday period. ___________ This is from Programme 36 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 13th.
10:48
July 31, 2018
How Pathways Was Founded - the inside story
Pat Johnson, past international president of Toastmasters International tells the story of how the curriculum was designed. Her keynote speech to "Firebirds Collective - global advanced online club" in May 2018. The speech is about Pathways. Pat was one of the key players in the design of Pathways. ____________ This is from Programme 36 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 13th. Episode introduced by Moira O'Brien
14:28
July 31, 2018
Nelson Mandela on Education + Our Special Words
You hear: (1) Thought for the week from Nelson Mandela "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world" (2) Words of the Weeks: We review words from the past ten shows _____________ This is from Programme 36 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 13th.
11:57
July 31, 2018
Projects: Distinguished Toastmaster + Effective Body Language + Ethical Leadership
Moira O'Brien looks at three Pathways Projects (1) Distinguished Toastmaster, (2) Effective Body Language (3) Ethical Leadership. ____________ This is from Programme 35 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 6th.
11:39
July 30, 2018
Celebrating Success
Paul O'Mahony introduces an important issue for every Toastmasters Club. ___________ This is from Programme 35 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 6th.
12:48
July 30, 2018
Great World Public Championship Speeches - "Ouch!" by Darren La Croix
You hear the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, 2001 Winner, Darren LaCroix. Darren says "2001 was considered by many one of the most competitive years of the speech contest. This is one the funniest, most talked about speeches in the history of the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking since 1938. "OUCH!" is also one of the most widely studied by speech contestants." Read Darren's LinkedIn profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenlacroix/ __________ This is from Programme 35 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 6th.
12:58
July 30, 2018
Ralph Waldo Emerson & "Insidious"
You hear (1) our "Thought for the Week" from Ralph Waldo Emerson - "We aim above the mark to hit the mark" - introduced by Moira O'Brien. Our discussion focused on performance management within Toastmasters & elsewhere - and how aiming above the mark affects your motivation and what you achieve. Touches on "stretch goals" & SMART goals. (2) our "Word of the Week": INSIDIOUS - introduced by Paul O'Mahony Our discussion covers - "insiduous" which does not exist. - definition of insidious - a quotation about depression being insidious - a quotation about prejudice & untruthfulness _____________ This is from Programme 35 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on July 6th. Presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
11:02
July 30, 2018
Self-Confidence + Making Shorter speeches + Social Speeches + Communication Plan + Your Vision.
Details of the show: (1) "A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self" (CHARLES DICKENS) = Thought for the week (2) SCUTTLE = Word of the Week. (3) THE SKILL OF SELF-CONFIDENCE by Dr Ivan Jacobs (Toronto, Canada) - Incoming Vice Provost, Student Affairs at Dalhousie University | Six-time Coach of the Year | Author, "You Got This - Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence." (4) HOW TO MAKE YOUR SPEECHES SHORTER & MORE TO THE POINT (inspired by Dave Zielinski, Toastmasters magazine article (introduced by Paul) https://bit.ly/2m8QAUm The owner, Skiwood Communications Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area (5) PATHWAYS PROJECTS (introduced by Moira): Delivering Social Speeches Developing a Communication Plan Developing your Vision. ________________ This is Programme 34 of 2017/18 season. First broadcast on June 29th. Presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
48:54
July 12, 2018
Reigniting Passion + Creating a Podcast + Creating Effective Visual Aids + Cross-Cultural Understanding.
Details of the show: (1) "Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience" [PAULO COEHLO] = Thought for the week (introduced by Moira) (2) KUDOS = Word of the Week (introduced by Paul) (3) Aditya Maheswaran's semi-final winning speech from 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking. (4) REIGNIGHTING PASSION : Balraj Arunasalam's viewpoint in Toastmaster Magazine of May 2018 (introduced by Paul) (5) Pathways Projects (introduced by Moira) Creating a Podcast Creating Effective Visual Aids Cross-Cultural Understanding. ______________ This is Programme 33 of 2017/18 season - recorded on Zoom - first broadcast on June 22nd - presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
50:36
July 11, 2018
Non-Verbal Communications + Communicating Change + Storytelling + Connecting
Contents: (1) "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value" [ALBERT EINSTEIN] = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK - introduced by Ted (2) SERENITY = Word of the Week - introduced by Paul (3) AARON BEVERLY: 2nd place speech [longest title ever invented] from 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking - introduced by Ted (4) FBI (Joe Navarro) on NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS - introduced by Paul (5) PATHWAYS PROJECTS: Communicate Change, Connect with Storytelling & Connect with your Audience - introduced by Moira ______________ This Programme 32 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on June 15th. Presented by Moira O'Brien, Ted Mellamphy & Paul O'Mahony Facebook: "The Talk Show For Talkers"
46:02
July 10, 2018
Movement On Stage - Active Listening - Social Media Presence - Communicate Change
(1) "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." (Charles Rozell "Chuck" Swindoll) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (2) DELIBERATE = Word of the Week (3) Interview with STEVE CAMPION, Director Area 20, Asst Division H PQ Director, East Herts Speakers (President) + Stevenage Speakers (Vice President Education) + Winchmore Hill Speakers (Vice President Public Relations) (4) MOVEMENT ON STAGE (Paul) (5) PATHWAYS: ACTIVE LISTENING + BUILDING A SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE + COMMUNICATE CHANGE projects (Moira) _______________ This is Programme 31 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on June 8th. Presented by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
49:49
July 7, 2018
Reflections After Conference - Team Collaboration
(1) "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can" (ARTHUR ASHE) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (2) FALLACIOUS = Word of the Week (3) Interview with Samir Malak, President of The Firebirds Collective + incoming president of Connected Speakers, Bromley, UK in District 91. (4) Reflections on District 71 Conference (SafeHaven2018) by Paul O'Mahony (5) PATHWAYS - TEAM COLLABORATION Path ____________ This is Programme 30 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on June 1st. Presented by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
50:22
July 7, 2018
The Navigator + Strategic Relationships
(1) "Think not those faithful who praise all thy words & deeds - but those who kindly reprove thy faults" = Thought for the week: (2) PIFFLE = Word of the Week: (3) Interview with Bruce LeLièvre, President of Haymarket Toastmasters & member of Edinburgh Advanced TM and Linlithgow Speakers. (4) Paul talks about "The Navigator" from Toastmasters International. (5) Pathways, Moira covers the path "Strategic Relationships". ____________ This is Programme 29 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on May 25th.
48:28
July 3, 2018
Annual Conference + Crisis Management + Motivational Strategies
(1) "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom" (George Washington Carver) = Thought for the week (2) "HAVEN" = Word of the Week (3) District 71 Conference (May 11th - 13th) - Review (4) Crisis Managment (5) Pathways: Motivational Strategies Path. _____________ This is Programme 27 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on May 11th. Presented by Ted Mellamphy, Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
50:52
July 3, 2018
Annual Conference SafeHaven2018 + Leadership Development
(1) "If you command wisely, you will be obeyed cheerfully" (THOMAS FULLER) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (2) PLETHORA = WORD FOR THE WEEK (3) District 71 CONFERENCE in Cork (SafeHaven2018 discussion with SHARON O'NEILL & PAT DUGGAN (4) PATHWAYS: "LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT" Path _____________ Links to Pathways Resources: Pathways Experience blog http://pathwaysexperience.blogspot.com/ District 51 Pathways Resources https://d57tm.org/pathways/ _____________ This is Programme 26 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on May 4th.
47:34
June 25, 2018
Expanding Evaluations + Innovative Planning + Lance Miller
(1) "Don't get prepared - stay prepared" (CRAIG VALENTINE) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (2) EMBELLISH = WORD FOR THE WEEK (3) LANCE MILLER's 2005 World Championship winning speech. (4) EXPANDING EVALUATIONS (5)PATHWAYS "INNOVATIVE PLANNING" Path ____________ This is Programme 25 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on April 27th.
47:20
June 25, 2018
Learning at Toastmasters + Dynamic Leadership
(1) "The biggest single problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." (George Bernard Shaw) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (2) PUERILE = WORD FOR THE WEEK (3) INTERVIEW: OLADELE OLUNIKE, Eagle Toastmasters Club, District 74 (4) Unboxing a package from Toastmasters International. (5) PATHWAYS - DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP __________ This episode is Programme 24 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on April 13th. Presented by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony
48:20
June 21, 2018
Organising District Conference + Effective Coaching
(1) "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it & hang on" (Benjamin Franklin:) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (2) PIVOT = WORD FOR THE WEEK (3) WINNING SPEECH by WORLD CHAMPION 2011 - JOCK ELLIOT (4) ORGANISING A DISTRICT CONFERENCE (5) PATHWAYS: EFFECTIVE COACHING ____________ This episode is Programme 23 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on March 30th.
45:55
June 20, 2018
Empathy + Presentation Mastery
(1) "My best friend is the one that brings out the best in me" (Henry Ford) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (2) STUFF = WORD FOR THE WEEK (3) TED MELLAMPHY (interviewed by Moira O'Brien) (4) "ECHOES OF EMPATHY" - article from Toastmaster Magazine (5) PATHWAYS: "Presentation Mastery" Path _________ This episode is Programme 22 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on March 23rd.
49:59
June 20, 2018
WORLD CHAMPION SPEAKER + VISIONARY COMMUNICATION
(1) "Don't show up to prove, show up to improve." (Simon Sinek) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (2) RANKLE = WORD FOR THE WEEK (3) WINNING SPEECH : Dananjaya Hettiarachichi's World Champion 2014 (4) MODERATING A PANEL DISCUSSION (5) PATHWAYS "Visionary Communication" Path _____________ This episode is Programme 21 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on March 16th.
49:42
June 19, 2018
ONLINE CLUBS & PATHWAYS
(1) Thought for the week: "Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king. He is an independent force in the world." (WINSTON CHURCHILL) (2) CONVOLUTED = Word for the Week: (3) MICHELLE ALBA-LIM, DTM - Interview including a chat with Michelle about online & hybrid clubs, and online attendance at club meetings (4) PATHWAYS - the five levels. [Programme 20 of 2017/18 season, first broadcast on March 9th]
49:41
June 18, 2018
CRAIG VALENTINE (World Champion 1999)
(1) "The joy of leadership comes from seeing others achieve more than they thought they were capable of" (SIMON SINEK) = THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK _________ (2) The TOASTMASTERS PROMISE _________ (3) ZENITH = Word for the Week _________ (4) CRAIG VALENTINE "The Key Secret to Telling Great Stories" and "The Callback - A Fantastic Way to Open your Speech" _________ (5) Growing the club: inspired by MAUREEN ZAPPALA (Ohio) _________ (6) PATHWAYS Overview (continued) : the 5 levels & the projects overview _______________ Notes : This was recorded on Zoom (used by online clubs) : Paul in Glanmire, Ted in Blarney, Moira in Macroom - because a blizzard is forecasted. This is programme 19 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast March 2nd.
1:00:02
May 30, 2018
INTRODUCING PATHWAYS
(1) "It's better to endure the discomfort of the truth now than to suffer the discomfort of the lie later" (Simon Sinek) = Thought for the Week ________ (2) DOTE = Word of the Week ________ (3) PATHWAYS - coming soon to District 71 (20 March) 13,000+ already enrolled 10,252 Paths in progress 20,000 assessments already taken Overwhelmingly digital - only 90 members using printed material Icebreaker completion time 20 days (average) 606 members have achieved Level 1 _________ District 57 have produced a very useful & comprehensive Pathways list ________ (4) THE IDEAL MENTOR ________ (5) BODY LANGUAGE (continued from last week) _______________________________________ This is programme 16 of 2017/18 season - broadcast on 16th February
1:00:02
May 29, 2018
Binal Sawjani, Cranfield Speakers (Guest)
(1) "Live for today, for tomorrow we die" = Thought for the Week (2) HARANGUE = Word of the Week (3) BINAL SAWJANI - Cranfield Speakers, VPE of Cornerstone & mentor to Luton Communicators (4) WEBINARS (5) BODY LANGUAGE This is programme 16 of 2017/18 season - first broadcast on 9th February
50:25
May 24, 2018
INSIDE STORY #SafeHaven2018 (Toastmasters Conference)
Sharon O'Neill (conference director) & Pat Duggan (finance) introduce speak on (1) Why Toastmasters District 71 Conference is coming to Cork - the story from Wyboston (2015) (2) How Sharon convinced District Leadership Team to entrust SafeHavenCork team with the "responsibility & opportunity" - skillset, characteristics & experience needed. (3) How Cork bid for it in Limerick (2016) - and won (goody bags containing chocolates) (4) Teamwork with District Leaders (5) Why come to conferences - "three storms" contests+education+social (6) Bookings are Big - Band - Storytelling Stars - Bold Ensemble - Singing Songs - "Moving the boundaries out" (7) Workshops & CEO Dan Rex (8) Venue quality: Clayton Silver Springs Hotel & Conference Centre - Would World Conference (Chicago 2018) fit in our venue? Sharon's final words " it's going to be amazing conference ... an honour & privilege ... fantastic team ... We are in love with our conference, our city ... It's going to be magical weekend
24:03
May 7, 2018
NEWS ABOUT SAFEHAVEN2018 CONFERENCE COMING SOON
This is to inform you that today Sharon O'Neill (conference director) & Pat Duggan (finance manager) will chat with Paul O'Mahony (marketing manager) about (1) the District 71 annual conference in Cork on 11th - 13th May (2) why Cork is a perfect place to hold a Toastmasters conference (3) and more. The discussion will be 24 minutes long.
06:22
May 3, 2018
Evaluating Topics - Innovative Planning
Word of the Week: "Embellish" Thought for the week: Craig Valentine - "Don't get prepared - stay prepared" 2nd Section: Lance Miller's 2005 World Championship winning speech. 3rd Section: Paul talks about expanding evaluations. 4th Section: Continuing the talk about Pathways, Moira covers the path "Innovative Planning". _______________ The music featured in this show is: Norah Jones - Don't Know Why Mary Hopkin - Those Were the Days The Beatles - Ob La Di Links to Pathways Resources: Pathways Experience blog http://pathwaysexperience.blogspot.ie/2018/04/enter-my-base-camp-thika-toastmasters.html District 57 Pathways resourceshttp://d57tm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Pathways-Paths-and-Projects-Catalog-V2.1.pdf
1:00:00
April 28, 2018
TALK SHOW FOR TALKERS (Part 1)
Ted Mellamphy introduces the show - supported by Moira O'Brien & Paul O'Mahony Agenda for the whole Show > Word of the Week (WOTW) is HARANGUE > Quote of the Week (QOTW) > District 71 Newsletter from Laura Bruce > Webinars > Body Language Part 1 here is mainly chat between three Toastmasters from Cork - followed by HARANGUE - followed by chat about new grandmother Moira O'Brien. Contact us : email us "info@irishtalkers.com" Website : "www.irishtalkers.com" Facebook : "Talk show for talkers" Magazine : "Public Speaking Weekly" on www.irishtalkers.com
15:50
March 30, 2018
COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE
IrishTalkers.com welcomes you.
00:54
March 30, 2018
INTRODUCING "IRISH TALKERS" #WeAreToastmasters
About "Irish Talkers": • Welcome to our podcast recorded on Anchor
01:47
January 19, 2018
Programme 2 from Irish Talkers
Public Relations and Stagecraft for Toastmasters and public speaking
1:02:48
December 21, 2017
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