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Galway Toastmasters celebrates a quarter century next week

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Galway Toastmasters will mark its 25th anniversary next week and to mark the occasion an anniversary meeting and celebration will be held on February 28 at 8:30pm in the Menlo Park Hotel. There will also be presentation of Toastmasters’ highest achievement to a local member.

Six counter-intuitive things you can do in an interview

Ask questions. Seriously. “I ask the questions around here, not you” might be the smartass interviewer’s response. But the enlightened one will see questions as your effort to learn more so that you can use your answers to meet their needs. An interview should tend towards a conversation: in conversation, we ask questions. (Just make sure you ask good questions, but that’s another day’s column).

Minutes of previous meetings continues to be a waste of time

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The final Galway City Council meeting of 2017 was held last Monday and had some interesting issues to relay to you. Three sets of Minutes again dominated the early part of the agenda taking over 75 minutes to get through. Although this is a radical improvement it continues to be a huge waste of time. If every councilor wishes to speak for three minutes and seek further clarification on each matter under discussion then we are doomed to spend considerable wasted time on non-productive matter discussing what has happened in the past at the expense of what can be done in the future.

TEDx returns to Town Hall

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TEDxGALWAY, a local gathering where live TED-like talks, returns to the Town Hall Theatre next week. The event’s aim is to be a shining light for all that is noteworthy, challenging, and thought-provoking in Galway.

Creative writing course for young people

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DANI GILL, author of the poetry collection After Love, and the former director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, is to host a creative writing seminar for teenagers.

Galway set to host Irish Stammering Association open day

The Irish Stammering Association (ISA) will have an open day in Galway on Saturday May 20. The event aims to bring together everyone who is affected by stammering, whether they be adults, children or the parents of those who stammer.

How safe are dermal fillers?

Thanks to the rise of Instagram culture, where not a day goes by without multiple sightings of a beautifully contoured celebrity or fresh-faced influencer on our screens, we have never been under greater pressure to look our very best. It comes as no surprise, then, that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people looking for an effective anti-ageing treatment that will help restore a youthful appearance to our faces and get rid of those wrinkles that are starting to form.

How safe are dermal fillers?

Thanks to Instagram culture, where not a day goes by without multiple sightings of a beautifully contoured celebrity or fresh-faced influencer, we’ve never been under greater pressure to look our very best.

Council laments lack of applications for 2017 festival funding

 

Gossip played a role in the week’s revelations

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys. It is the lifeblood of every conversation. There is nothing juicier than the prospect of being told gossip that you can then trade for some more at a later stage. Gossip is the unedited bit of conversation.

 

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