2019 National Convention
Launceston, Tasmania

Discover a special place nestled in the hills of the enchanting Tamar Valley. Experience the friendly mix of extensive resort facilities which include a conference centre, specialist shops and recreational facilities. There is more than 40 hectares to explore within the Aspect Tamar Valley Resort at Grindelwald and it is only 15 minutes north of the Launceston CBD.

Friday 30 August – Monday 2 September with an optional tour on           Tuesday 3 September 2019.

Aspect Tamar Valley Resort Grindelwald Website

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 2019 Convention Public Booking Form

Welcome to the National Convention
Speaking Made Easy – “Developing Confident Women”
Professional speakers and Speaking Made Easy presenters will be sharing their knowledge and expertise with us at this Convention. Come and enjoy the variety of sessions, day and evening functions, meet new friends and catch up with old friends. Bring your family and friends, stay at the resort and perhaps stay a little longer in Tasmania. Don’t miss it. See you there!
Olwyn Devlin National President and Lyn Houston Chief Executive Officer

Feature Speakers

                                   Robyn Moore is regarded as one of Australia’s best and most    in-demand speakers. She has unique skills with “the Power of the Word” and her entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking presentations totally captivate her audiences. Robyn literally “sells people back to themselves” so they recognise old habits and behaviours and take responsibility for choices, which create the outcomes they want in their lives both personally and professionally. Robyn’s presentations are quite often literally described as… “life changing”.

                                  Tricia Karp is an executive coach, speaker, facilitator and      writer who is committed to helping women become powerful speakers and leaders.
A former Australian prime time TV news anchor, Tricia is armed with the tools to help women break through what’s been holding them back from speaking and leading powerfully, She has helped hundreds of women shift from ‘I’m not good enough’ to ‘I’m worth it and I’m ready to show up in all my magnificence.’ Tricia has been called “an extraordinary facilitator”. She knows there’s a brilliant speaker inside you – and a powerful leader – just begging to be unleashed. 

                                  Carmel Ackerly brings extensive, high level and ‘hands on’ experience in the management consultancy to assist clients in meeting their business challenges. Carmel specialises in working with small business to develop their people to enable business. Over the last six years Carmel has conducted several leadership days within Speaking Made Easy. Understanding personalities, building rapport and influencing others by standing up and being confident are some, skills she teaches.

                                  Rachael Treasure is an Australian journalist, best-selling author and novelist. A former jillaroo and reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on rural affairs, she is a passionate working dog trainer and in 2007 received Tasmania’s Rural Woman of the Year award. A local bookseller will be present to sell copies of her latest book. 

Heather Kirkpatrick is a professional outdoor instructor in leadership. She has led expeditions on every continent including teaching survival skills and training the Search and Rescue teams on the Australian Antarctic bases. Currently working as a filmmaker, Heather’s first documentary ”Mary Meets Mohammad” won many awards. Heather is soon to        release her 2nd documentary “Against Our Oath” this year.                                            

Members click here for >  2019 Convention Member Registration Booklet

Speaking Made Easy National Convention 2019 Program

PROGRAM FRIDAY 30 AUGUST – TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2019
                  All functions are at the Aspect Tamar Valley Resort

FRIDAY 30th August 2019
2.00 – 3.45pm National Council Annual Meeting
3.45 – 4.30pm Tour of the resort – optional
4.30 – 6.30pm Registration at the Convention Centre
7.00 – 9.30pm Welcome Dinner including a welcome from Christina Holmdahl, Mayor of the West Tamar Council. “Purpose, Power, Presence”

SATURDAY 31st August 2019
8.15 – 9.15am Registration
9.15 – 9.30am Opening and Welcome by the National President, Olwyn Devlin
9.30 – 11.00am Key note Speaker Tricia Karp
11.00 – 11.30am Morning tea
11.30 – 1.00pm Workshop Carmel Ackerly
1.00 – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45 – 3.30pm Mini workshops Speaking Made Easy members
3.30 – 4.15pm Afternoon tea
4.15 – 6.30pm Free time
7.00 – 10.15pm M Jean Ellis Memorial Dinner

SUNDAY 1st September 2019
7.30 – 8.30am Delegates Young and New Members’ breakfast
8.30 – 9.00am Registration
9.00 – 10.30am Key note speaker Robyn Moore
10.30 – 11.00am Morning tea
11.00 – 12:30pm Workshop Robyn Moore
12.30 – 1.15pm Lunch
1.15 – 3.15pm Poster session Lyn Houston
3.15 – 3.45pm Afternoon tea
3.45 – 5.00pm Speaker: Award winning movie maker Heather Kirkpatrick
5.00 – 6.30pm Free time
6.30 – 9.00pm Tasmanian 70th Anniversary Dinner
Guest speaker Dr. Christina Henri
MONDAY 2nd September 2019
8.30 – 9.30am Advisers meeting
9.30 – 11.00am AGM The Penguin Club of Australia Inc
11.00 – 11.30am Morning tea
11.30 – 12.30pm Speaker and book sales Rachael Treasure
12.30 – 1.15pm Lunch
1.15 – 3.15pm Speaking Made Easy speakers
3.15 – 3.45pm Afternoon tea
4.00pm Farewell Party

TUESDAY 3rd September 2019
8.30am Tour