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Why Hellfire?

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Why Hellfire?

Toastmasters is organised on a club basis, i.e. every member joins a club which is a part of the larger organisation. Every club has a slightly different flavour, all are good but depending on your personality and what you want from Toastmasters, some may be a better fit then others.

There are many reasons you should choose Hellfire as your Toastmasters club, some of these are:

  • We’re a great way to develop your public speaking and debating skills.
  • We have the best name.
  • We’re extremely friendly, ridiculously so, come to a meeting and you’ll see.
  • We’ve been around 50 years, and we have a lot of experience in our club.
  • We meet every week, which gives you more opportunities to speak.
  • We’re ten minutes walk from Merrion Square
  • Our membership is incredibly varied, which means you get perspectives across age ranges and professions.

On that last point, one of the big worries for people attending for the first time, is will I fit in? Our members range in age from early 20’s to late 70’s, possibly even a little further, but I’d be shot for saying that. There are a handful of students, people working in their first jobs, people who are unemployed, people right in the middle of their careers and people who are retired. People have jobs in healthcare, some in retail, a few in banks . . .Suffice is to say, please don’t worry about fitting in.

but let’s be honest, the main reason that people choose a Toastmasters club is because the time and place of the meeting suits them. So if 8pm in Ballsbridge on a Tuesday suits you, please come along!

If that doesn’t suit, all Toastmaster clubs are great, and Dublin has a wide range to choose from.

Attend your first meeting →

Advanced Manuals

When you have finished your competent communicators manual and your leadership manual, you can progress to a whole range of other manuals which specialise in specific areas.

These are divided into two tracks – the communications track and the leadership track.

The Communication Program includes manuals on:

  • Storytelling
  • Technical Presentations
  • Public Relations
  • The Entertaining Speaker
and many more.


The Leadership Program has a smaller range but includes manuals on high performance leadership and guiding committees.



Speaking in Public

Public speaking has always been a little terrifying. At Toastmasters we learn to feel the fear and do it anyway.

This section gives you a few tips on how to give better speeches, argue more coherently in debates and speak simply off the cuff. The best advice we have though, that’s to practice, which is why we suggest you try attending a Toastmasters meeting.

Attend a Hellfire Toastmasters Meeting →