Please see below for Division Governor Vanessa King’s full report of the Dun Laoghaire Conference at the weekend.
Big congratulations once again to our very own Chris Boden for being crowned the winner of the Division International Speech Contest – he now of course goes on to represent our District in the finals in Kuala Lumpar. Excellent work Chris – what a star!
Congratulation too to Vanessa for being elected the new Lt. Gov Marketing for the new District 91 – we’re very proud of both of you!
Dun Laoghaire… it’s only taken 5 months for me to be able to read and pronounce the name of the place and I can finally spell it!
Over 300 toastmasters from across the UK and Ireland gathered at the Royal Marine hotel by the sea in Dun Laoghaire. Toasties from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Cardiff and so many places in between. Of course, the most common accent I heard was the gentle lilt of the Irish accent.
Dun Laoghaire is right on the sea, although my room had a great view of the roof.. but it didn’t matter because I hardly spent any time there! My two aims for the conference were to go to everything and to sing at the craic on Saturday night. I achieved this and so much more..
On Friday afternoon I attended a workshop held by Jock Elliott, World Champion of Public Speaking…
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