Feb 08, 2018

Toastmasters, at The Digital Hub: Upskill, network, and test your pitches

Digital Hub Toastmasters is an entrepreneur and tech focused group that meets at lunchtime every two weeks to support each other in developing our public speaking and leadership skills.

We follow a traditional Toastmasters meeting format but, as many of our members are involved in startups, the agenda will often include investor and sales pitch practice where, instead of delivering a standard speech, a member will deliver a pitch, respond to some questions, and then receive relevant evaluation.


A typical agenda would be:

• Introduction
• Poetry Reading
• Table Topics
• Speech/Pitch 1
• Q & A
• Speech 2
• Table Topics
• Evaluations

The Table Topics parts of the meeting are open for everyone to participate. This helps to improve your skills to talk about an unexpected topic, fast thinking etc. Many of us are founders of tech startups, or work at or with technology companies, and a lot of our speeches reflect this. But as with all Toastmasters meetings, the content of speeches is fantastically varied and you will always go away having learned something new.


The group is open to everyone. Most of our members are based in the Digital Hub but we also have attendees from the NDRC, Guinness Enterprise Centre, the DIT Greenway Hub at Grangegorman, Trinity College, community groups and people who happen to be in or around Dublin 8.


We meet at lunchtime on every second Wednesday. We generally meet in the Learning Studio in the Digital Depot, but we will occasionally arrange to meet at other locations like the NDRC, the Guinness Enterprise Centre or the DIT Greenway Hub.


We are always looking for new members to join our group so we invite you to join us at a meeting as a guest. Guests are never called on to speak – but of course you are more than welcome if you would like to take part.. We have all experienced the apprehension of the first time visitor, but people are always happy that they came along in the end. If you are at all curious about Toastmasters, then please drop into our next meeting and check it out for yourself. We promise you won’t regret it.

Next Meeting:

Date: Wednesday, 28th February

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Venue: Learning Studio, Digital Depot, Roe Lane (off Thomas Street), The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, D08 TCV4.

For further information, please contact us by email at info@thedigitalhub.com