Humorous & Table Topics Area Contest!

Humorous & Table Topics Area Contest! Yellow House Rathfarnham – hosted by Rathfarnham Toastmasters on Wednesday 15th October, 2014. Our Contestants were Liam Power, John McGrillen, James Watters and Ray Cotter. All our Competitors gave a great performance!


James Watters won First Place at the Table Topics Contest and Ray Cotter won First Place at the Humorous Speech Contest Liam Power came third in the Area Contest. Congratulations to Ray Jim and Liam!  Here they are surrounded by proud supporters from Lucan Toastmasters.


Jim and Ray went on to represent us at the Division Final at The Ballsbridge Hotel on Saturday 18th October. It was a tough contest with a high standard!  Both Ray and Jim gave fine performances!! Ray came second in the Humorous Speech Contest and while Jim did not get placed as usual it is always a pleasure to hear how he manages responding to topics!  Many more contests ahead this year!!

Joe Murphy,
Liam Power,
Aisling Keenan,
James Watters,
Theresa Mc Gauran,
Ray Cotter,
John McGrillen,
Frances Culleton,
Helen O’ Keeffe,
Linda Fagan.

Evening with Patricia Fripp Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great on STEROIDS!

Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great on STEROIDS!

Patricia Fripp in Ireland

Toastmasters Division C gives you an evening with Patricia Fripp

Friday 17th October

7.00pm Dublin

The Spencer Hotel,Excise Walk, IFSC
Dublin 1, Ireland

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame award-winning speaker, author, sales trainer, and in-demand executive speech coach. Her speech-coaching clients include corporate leaders, professional speakers, and sales professionals. Meetings and Conventions magazine named her “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.”Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote, “Patricia Fripp’s speaking school is the sixth best way to invest in you.”

Patricia has been speaking, training, and coaching full-time since 1984 when the 3,000-member National Speakers Association elected her their first female President. Patricia’s clients are varied. She is equally comfortable working with entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, sales teams, and professional speakers.

Being a powerful persuasive speaker is no longer a nice skill to have…it can be the difference between business and career life or death. Nobody is better than Patricia Fripp at helping you increase your presentation knowledge and impact.

In this entertaining, thought-provoking, and content rich presentation, you will learn specific techniques that will guarantee both you and your presentations are memorable…for all the right reasons.

In this presentation you will understand how to:
• Take your presentations from good to great
• Add small specific techniques that positively impact your presentation
• Help your audience “see” your stories
• Present information in the right order for retention
• Understand the number one secret of a great speech
• Dramatize your stories and examples
• Add the power of specificity
• Emotionally connect to every audience

Willing volunteers will be invited to deliver a small portion of their presentation and Patricia Fripp will add her laser focused coaching.

Tickets >>>

Contest Results

Congratulations to our contestants on the results of the two contests.

Winner James Watters, and runner-up John McGrillen  in the Table Topics contest; and winner Ray Cotter, and runner-up Liam Power in the Humorous Speech contest.

These four will go on to represent Lucan in the Area stage, to be held on Wednesday, 15th October at the Yellow House in Rathfarnham.  We hope to see plenty of Lucan members along to support our contestants on the night.

Our next regular Lucan Toastmster meeting will be on Thursday, 16th October, at 8.00pm at our usual venue of The Springfield Hotel in Leixlip.

Visitors are always welcome to come to visit our Toastmaster Club.
For additional information call Vice President Membership John McGrillen 087 9585705 or email:

Thursday 2nd October

Thursday 2nd October for our Club Humorous and Table Topics Contest

Hi Fellow Toastmasters,

A certain anticipation is in the air as we move towards next Thursday 2nd October for our Club Humorous and Table Topics Contest – at our usual venue The Springfield Hotel.

Best wishes to all our Contestants as they hone their speeches in the run up to Thursday!! A reminder to all our members that everyone’s participation and presence is key to supporting our Contestants

and ensuring we have a good night!!

A reminder too that the Area Contest is on Wednesday 14th October – hosted by Rathfarnham Toastmasters in The Yellow House Rathfarnham and the Division Contest will be on Saturday 18th October at The Stillorgan Park Hotel. Details to follow later.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Visitors are always welcome to come to visit our Toastmaster Club.
For additional information call Vice President Membership John McGrillen 087 9585705 or email:



Helen O’Keeffe



Our next Lucan Toastmaster meeting is on October 2nd at 8.00pm at usual Venue Springfield Hotel

LucanToastmasters-meetingLucan Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation.

Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills.

By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open up an entirely new world of possibilities.

You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others.
Visitors are always welcome to come to visit our Toastmaster Club.
For additional information call Vice President Membership John McGrillen 087 9585705 or email:

Welcome to Lucan Toastmasters, the club where you can improve your public speaking skills. We are over 30 years in existence.  Since we launched  way back in 1983 Lucan Toastmasters has helped hundreds of people improve what is considered to be the greatest fear – speaking to a crowd.

The best way to conquer that fear is to practice and practice and as a famous book title says ‘Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway’.

The Lucan branch of Toastmaster is one of the biggest in the country and some of the members have won speech contests both here and abroad.

People join the club for many reasons – to practice for a wedding speech, to improve their career prospects, to be more confident promoting their own business, or just for personal development. Apart from that, we have a great social group and a chance to start new friendships.

We meet every second Thursday at 8pm in the Springfield Hotel, close to Leixlip.