What's happening @ Speaking Made Easy Meetings in Victoria

Visit a Speaking Made Easy Group meeting, regular meetings are your practice ground, to try out all the speaking skills and techniques learnt, and put into action

Group meetings are the main practice ground to learn to speak up, and speak out for work, socially, in educational and community settings. The place to make mistakes, improve and develop your speaking skills and build your confidence.

Meetings teach you skills to think quickly on your feet and listen to others tell their stories. 

Meetings are full of fun and friendship while members and visitors gain confidence through learning and practice speaking.

Visitors are welcome to attend up to three meetings without obligation, in order to help you decide if you want to become a member.

What happens at a Group meeting?

Meetings consist of many types of speaking activities, giving you the opportunity to participate and practise with warm-up activities, impromptu and prepared speeches. Learning segments are also a part of meetings with members sharing their knowledge and expertise delivering workshops and tutorials. Practice speaking within a supportive, friendly and fun environment. This accelerates the personal and professional development of members.

If you wish to attend a meeting then  Contact: Nora or phone 0459 186 670

Or register your attendance to  Group meeting dates below.

2023  Group Meetings

Every meeting revolves around a suggested topic which you interpret however you wish or another topic of your choice. Speaking on any topic can be delivered through a speech, reading, poem, blog, or news item or expressing your opinion.

Bayside Group

Sundowner Community Centre

24 Sundowner Avenue, Clarinda

1st and 3rd Wednesday 8.15pm

15th February  – Topic: My favourite kitchen gadget  Register to Attend

1st  March  – Topic: Opening the mail  Register to Attend

15th March – Topic: Words or actions  Register to Attend

5th April – Topic: Hometown memories  Register to Attend

19th April – Topic: The fountain of youth  Register to Attend

3rd May – Topic: Poetry reading  Register to Attend

17th May – Topic: Your free-time activity  Register to Attend

7th June – Topic: Nature and politics  Register to Attend

21st June – Topic: Review – book, film, show,   Register to Attend

5th July – Topic: What entertains you  Register to Attend

19th July – Topic: TED Talks –  Group Annual Meeting   Register to Attend

2nd August – Topic: Staying young  Register to Attend

16th August – Topic: A favourite book as a child  Register to Attend

6th September – Topic: Old-school ladies’ etiquette  Register to Attend

20th September – Topic: Favourite restaurant Theme: Group 37th Anniversary Register to Attend

4th October – Topic: Garden therapy  Register to Attend

18th October – Topic: How to make an impact in your community  Register to Attend

1st November – Topic: Fascination  Register to Attend

15th November – Theme: One of the world’s great inventions  Register to Attend

6th December – Topic: The joy of giving  Register to Attend

Camberwell Group 

Camberwell Library Meeting Room

345 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell

4th Thursday 12 Noon for 12.15pm start

23rd February – Topic: Then and now – Special occasion speeches  Register to attend

23rd March – Topic: Review; film, book, play, or recite a poem – Debate preparation  Register to Attend

27th April – Topic: Social media – good, bad or ugly? – Using the microphone  Register to Attend

25th May – Topic: I am glad I knew her – Persuasive speeches  Register to Attend

22nd June – Topic: Can everybody be a leader? – Use of notes Register to Attend

27th July – Topic: A quiet achiever – Body language or demonstrations – Group Annual Meeting  Register to Attend

24th August – Topic: President’s choice – Conversation skills  Register to Attend

28th  September – Topic: After dinner speech – Storytelling  Register to Attend

26th October – Topic: Ten years from now – Voice production / projection  Register to Attend

23rd November – Topic: Rags to riches – Secretary training Register to Attend

2nd December – Topic: My place of birth – Group 72nd  Anniversary  Register to Attend

Diamond Valley Group

2nd Tuesday face to face meetings held at  Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre in Greensborough is currently in recess until further notice.

4th Tuesday of the month – Online Meeting with Maroondah Group

Time: 8:00pm

14th February – Topic: Is romance important for woman?  Register to Attend

28th February – Topic: Overwhelmed  Register to Attend

14th March – Topic: Thinking outside the square  Register to Attend

28th March – Topic: Food or conversation  Register to Attend

11th April – Topic: From my vision board – Easter Tuesday Register to Attend

25th April – Topic: Poetry readings – ANZAC Day  Register to Attend

9th May – Topic: My body, my right  Register to Attend

23rd May – Topic: Hindsight Register to Attend

13th June – Topic: Hit and miss  Register to Attend

27th June – Topic: Where the wind blows  Register to Attend

25th July – Topic: Families and the digital age  Register to Attend

22nd August – Topic: The Inevitable   Register to Attend

26th September – Topic: Adventure or comfort  Register to Attend

24th October – Topic: An evening of TED talks  Register to Attend

28th November – Topic: A book worth reading  Register to Attend

Maroondah Group Meeting

2nd Tuesday of the month – Face to Face Meeting

Time: 8:00pm

Croydon Library, Glen Frost Room

Civic Square, Off Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon

4th Tuesday of the month – Online Meeting

Time: 8:00pm

14th February – Topic: Tomorrow  Register to Attend

28th February – Topic: Money doesn’t grow on trees  Register to Attend

14th March – Topic: Review; book, theatre, film  Register to Attend

28th March – Topic: A team effort  Register to Attend

11th April – Topic: Comfort – Register to Attend

25th April – Topic: A WOW! moment  Register to Attend

9th May – Topic: Did you know?  Register to Attend

23rd May – Topic: Can I do it?  Register to Attend

27th May (Saturday)  – Topic: Number 40 – 40th Anniversary meeting  Register

13th June – Topic: Second chances  Register to Attend

27th June – Topic: Human difference  Register to Attend

11th July – Topic: Workforce equality – Group Annual meeting  Register to Attend

25th July – Topic: Nature  Register to Attend

8th August – Theme: Into the wild  Register to Attend

22nd August – Topic: Party disasters   Register to Attend

12th September – Topic: My favourite author Register to Attend

26th September – Topic: Tradition Register to Attend

10th October – Topic: A place I love  Register to Attend

24th October – Topic: Retail therapy  Register to Attend

14th November – Topic: Festive world cusine  Register to Attend

28th November – Topic: Comedy time  Register to Attend

Preston Group Meetings

Preston Library Meeting Room

266 Gower Street, Preston\

1st and 3rd Mondays 8.00pm

6th February  – Topic: Entertainment  Register to Attend

20th February  – Topic: My name  Register to Attend

6th March – Topic: My longest day or night  Register to Attend

20th March – Topic: Think outside the square  Register to Attend

3rd April – Topic: Navigators  Register to Attend

17th April – Topic: Avoiding being scammed Register to Attend

1st May – Topic: Equality for woman Register to Attend

15th May – Topic:  Alone  Register to Attend

5th June – Topic: Hit and miss  Register to Attend

19th June – Topic: Great leaders  Register to Attend

3rd July – Topic: Music in my life  Register to Attend

17th July – Topic: To travel or not to travel – Group Annual Meeting Register to Attend

7th August – Topic: Inevitable  Register to Attend

21st August – Theme: Bad habits / good habits  Register to Attend

4th September – Topic: Risk taking  Register to Attend

18th September – Topic: Generation gaps  Register to Attend

2nd October – Topic An evening of TED talks  Register to Attend

16th October – Topic: Predictable / unpredictable  Register to Attend

6th November – Topic: My bucket list OR My swinging bag list – Cup weekend-Register to Attend

20th  November – Topic: TBA – Group 63rd Anniversary Register to Attend

4th December – Topic: Members’ choice –  End of year  meeting  Register to Attend



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