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Do you need to improve your Public Speaking,Communication & Leadership skills?
Did you know, fear of public speaking inhibits promotion to management by 15% and cuts salaries by 10% ? Overcome your fear and learn valuable leadership skills at our next meeting on 18th October . Everyone welcome! Claddagh Toastmaster Members are now able to participate in a new international educational programme called Pathways tailor made to meet the needs of the member. Members and Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about this exciting public speaking and leadership programme. Admission Free. Where else would you get an innovative training programme with all the options below like this in Brussels?? Motivational Strategies Presentation Mastery 1. Leadership Development 2. Innovative Planning 3. Visionary Communication 4. Strategic Relationships 5. Dynamic Leadership 6. Persuasive Influence 7. Effective Coaching 8. Team Collaboration You are invited to Claddagh Toastmasters, guests are most welcome and bring a friend if you wish. Admission Free. We meet on Thursday 18th October , 2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00pm - Welcome coffee at 6.45pm Please note our new venue: Co-working & Meeting Rooms Centre, The Mug Rue Charles Martel 8, Brussels 1000, (Near Schuman(Berlaymont exit) & Maelbeek Metro stops) Known as ´The Mug´. It is one minute´s walk from the Meeting Point Pub & restaurant on Rue Taciturne) CLADDAGH ENGLISH/IRISH TOASTMASTERS CLUB OF BRUSSELS TOASTMASTER AN CHLADAIGH – CLUB DÁTHEANGACH NA BRUISÉILE Claddagh Toastmasters helps you to develop your skills in public speaking, planning, leadership training, and managing your time. They aim is to provide a fun and social environment in which to practice your skills. Please let them know you are coming by reserving your place to [masked]. Claddagh Toastmasters are a club with an Irish Flair with a membership from about ten different nationalities. English is mainly spoken at the meeting but there is an opportunity for Irish speakers to speak in Irish (second oldest spoken language in Europe). You are most welcome to join us as a guest for this 'demonstration meeting' at no cost to see how the club works. Guests will be be asked for a short introduction at the start of the meeting and for their feedback at the end of the meeting. During the meeting there is a coffee break where you can network and discuss the training programme with members. You will also be invited to make a small contribution towards the cost of the teas,coffees and cookies. Come and experience it for yourself! The ultimate objective of the meeting is to emphasise how communication and planning can play an important role in the home and work place and how Toastmasters is an ideal organisation to serve all generations to help you plan and enjoy an active life. Last thing (finally !!!): the first part of the meeting will be held as usual with Table Topics and impromptu speeches and second part consists of prepared speeches given by members in accordance with set objectives followed by evaluations to improve .There is no obligation for guests to speak unless they agree to do so. Afterwards guests can decide if you want to become a member or come back again for a second meeting as a guest. email: [masked], to confirm your place. Claddagh Toastmasters meet at the Co-working & Meeting Rooms Centre, Rue Charles Martel 8, Brussels 1000, on the first and third Thursday of the month. Welcome coffee at 6.45 pm. Meeting starts at 7pm sharp. You ring the designated Toastmasters bell to gain entry. They then go a local pub afterwards for a social and networking drink......this is optional...

Co-working & Meeting Rooms Centre (Near Schuman)

Rue Charles Martel 8, · Brussels 1000

What we're about

The Irish in Europe Association (International) aisbl-

Address: IEAI

International Association Centre,

Rue Washington 40,

1050 Brussels,


The Irish in Europe Association (International) aisbl (IEAI) was established in Belgium in 2011 by Royal Decree. The main function is to help the world wide Irish Diaspora living and working in Europe and promote Irish culture,community building, micro integration and inter-state trade through a network of Chapters in Europe. It incorporates the organisational Committee of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of the Nations & Regions in Brussels. (

To achieve its objectives, each Chapter shall build community relations with the local social, cultural and political bodies in their areas. Membership is open to all nationalities living and working in all Chapter areas.

Its integration events include “Crossing Borders on the Terrace” , "Walkers & Talkers" “Crossing Borders on Fridays “and “Health is Wealth Seminars”,Shannon-Clare Trad Irish Sessions, Cork Jazz Festival Club of Brussels, Hibernian Social Club with business orientation. Tourist information Stands on Ireland and Belgium, Irish in Europe Memorial Lectures,Start Your Own Business, Business Mentoring and Seminars. Job Seekers advisory advice etc.For more information on Irish in Europe Cultural & Integration Events Contact: and or

The IEAI shall implement the "Help Ireland in Europe" programme which will assist in the promotion of Irish goods and services and interstate trade in co-operation with other nationalities in Europe.

IEAI seek the provision of an orderly, user-friendly, multi-lingual information on-line service on the operation and transparency of the European Union Internal Market, and the relevant taxation and administrative documents in each of the member states of the European Union.

IEAI seek to facilitate efficient working of the Internal Market by promoting provision of specific educational and training opportunities in all regions where unemployment rates are above the European Union average. These provisions would include multi-lingual training in innovation and entrepreneurship; job skills and language-training; start your own business, trade and business expansion scheme studies; and tax compliance studies.

The 2018 year theme of the Irish in Europe Association shall be:

´´Ireland´s Cultural Heritage is Europe´s Heritage ´´

Non-Profit International Association - Registered in Belgium - Enterprise Number 835467433

Brussels & Etterbeek Irish in Europe Chapter shall be the first Chapter of the Irish in Europe Association (International) AISBL to be established in Belgium. The main function of this Chapter is to promote Irish culture, community building and integration in the Brussels City and Etterbeek Communes. It will also assist in the organisation of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of the Nations & Regions. To achieve its objectives, the Chapter shall build community relations with the local social, cultural and political bodies in the Communes. The work of the Chapter shall be conducted in English, French and Dutch. Membership is open to all nationalities living and working in all areas of Brussels Capital Region. More Chapters will be established in other Communes at a later date. Please register your interest with Brussels & Etterbeek Irish in Europe Chapter:

La branche « Bruxelles & Etterbeek – Irlandais en Europe » sera la première section de l’association (internationale) AISBL des Irlandais en Europe à être établie en Belgique. La fonction principale de cette section est de promouvoir la culture irlandaise et l’intégration dans la ville de Bruxelles et la commune d’Etterbeek. Elle participera aussi à l'organisation de la journée de Saint Patrick de Bruxelles des nations et des régions.Pour atteindre ses objectifs, la section établira des relations communautaires avec les organes locaux sociaux, culturels et politiques de la commune. Les langues utilisées seront l’anglais, le français et le néerlandais. L’adhésion n’est ouverte à toute personne de toute nationalité vivant ou travaillant dans la région bruxelloise. D’autres sections seront ouvertes ultérieurement dans d’autres communes. Nous vous remercions de manifester votre intérêt sur le site Brussels & Etterbeek Irish in Europe Chapter: .

De tak « Brussel & Etterbeek – Ieren in Europa» zal de eerste sectie van de (internationale) vereniging AISBL van Ieren in Europa zijn die in België gevestigd is.De belangrijkste functie van deze sectie is de promotie van de Ierse cultuur in de stad Brussel en de gemeente Etterbeek. Zijzal ookhelpen bijde organisatie vande dag "Saint Patrick's Day Parade of the Nations & Regions - Brussel"Om zijn doelstellingen te bereiken, zal de sectie communautaire relaties tot stand brengen met de sociale, locale en politieke organen van de gemeente.De gebruikte talen zijn Engels, Frans en Nederlands.Lidmaatschap is vrij voor alle nationaliteiten die leven of werken in de Brusselse regio.Andere secties zullen later opgericht worden in andere gemeenten. Indien interessen registreert U op Brussels & Etterbeek Irish in Europe Chapter: .

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