Adrian Melia

Member Spotlight: A Snapshot of Success

Adrian Melia

Journey began in 2010

My Club

Kildare Toastmasters
Club Number:
Kildare Town, Co Kildare, Ireland, District: 71
Meeting Time:
2nd & 4th Tuesday 20:00 pm

"Toastmasters gives you the confidence to speak in public."

Journey Highlights:

  • Completed the Competent Leadership manual
  • Served as club president
  • Worked to promote and grow his club

I joined Toastmasters because a friend suggested it, and said I would love it. I was skeptical, but after making a short speech at my father’s funeral and getting great feedback from it, I decided it was time to join. It was a great decision.

Since joining Toastmasters, public speaking is much easier. I work as a press photographer and good communication skills are a must. Recently, I gave a speech, without notes, to sponsors, politicians and guests on behalf of the Press Photographers Association. I held everyone’s attention, thanks to my Toastmasters training.

It's great that you can reach out to other Toastmasters almost anywhere you happen to be, and you are welcome in any club in the world. When traveling, I try to visit a club wherever I go.