Rostrum is an established public speaking organisation in Australia. Each of its local clubs has an individual focus based on the interests and needs of its members. You help shape the organisation when you join. We share the expertise of the group and you practice for your personal speaking challenge. Read some of the experiences of the members who make up this organisation. Our website is www.rostrum.com.au and this blog is rostrumaustralia.blogspot.com.au.
What a great article on speech craft from Craig Harrison. Follow Craig's lead and fight your tendency to start a presentation without the proper introduction and speech title. Set the scene correctly so that you don't waste time building credibility.
I was surprised to hear a member of our Rostrum public speaking club say that she had learned so much in her first few months at the club. She was very shy and did not volunteer to speak on many occasions at all.