Tuesday, 1 December 2020



Don't forget that funerals are for the living. Your audience for the eulogy is the grieving family, and those closest to the deceased. 

A eulogy is an opportunity to honour the dead through the memories of the living. You are not speaking on behalf of yourself – rather you are speaking on behalf of the family, friends and the community.

Saturday, 8 August 2020


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echnology setup 

  • You need an Internet connection, speakers and microphone 
  • Use a headset to replace the speakers and microphone as this removes background noise and lets you be heard clearly
  • The on-screen experience varies depending on whether you are using PC, Mac, iPhone, Android or iPad. Ensure you specify what device you are using if you need advice
  • In all cases. it is best to set up and test well before the meeting start time. 

Friday, 7 August 2020

10 tips for Hybrid Meetings


Some clubs are moving back to face to face meetings. Are you still going to let members who can’t get to your venue stay with your club?   Online meetings are one thing but hybrid meetings where some people are remote and some people are in person, need some thought. You can make the experience a good one for everyone. 

Monday, 20 April 2020

Tips for running a successful meeting with Zoom

There is always something to learn at Rostrum. Online meetings now give us the chance to connect with members from many different areas. You can drop in on a meeting in another state. You can invite friends who would not be able to make it to your regular meeting venue.

As with any meeting you need some procedures in place to make the meeting successful.

Here are a few tips - please add any other tips you may have in the Comments section.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Rostrum community in troubled times

It's time to reflect on the importance of community in troubled times. The Rostrum community has kept its fellowship through many troubled times.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Reflections on a year of community service

As the year comes to an end many Rostrum clubs look back over the year to review their member's progress.

One such review was Rostrum Club 27 in Morwell Victoria who celebrated 60 years of service to their community this year. A great milestone which has seen many changes in the club.

Can you match the goals achieved by the club members?

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Public speaking courses and practice

I have watched many people improve in their confidence and ability to hold audience attention over the years through involvement with Rostrum. Some people come for a quick fix and helping hand with a special occasion speech, some come with a longer term career goal in mind and some sneak in the door to find their confidence and flair.