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SA/NT Rostrum

Do you have a fear of public speaking? Do you dread the thought of giving a speech at work or a wedding? Do you hate attending meetings because they're disorganised, poorly run and never achieve anything? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions you should consider joining Rostrum.


Rostrum is an Australian organisation made up of small clubs situated throughout the country. We provides a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment where members learn and practice public speaking and  meeting procedures. We are a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian  organisation.

There are 18 Rostrum clubs in South Australia / Northern Territory. Clubs in South Australia are located in Adelaide and suburbs, - see the Clubs page for a full list. The club that operated in the Northern Territory (in Darwin) is currently in recess.

Rostrum Clubs

At club meetings members help each other gain confidence and improve their speaking skills in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment.  Members learn by practising under the guidance of an accredited coach.

Members can follow a structured program, or may choose areas they personally want to improve, for example presentations, speeches for formal occasions such as weddings, or practice for job interviews.

Why join Rostrum?

If you wish to gain confidence and improve your speaking skills there are several options open to you.

  • DK2Training Courses: There are a number of courses available locally, but these can be rather expensive and once you've completed the course you will still want to practice and further develop the skills you have learnt. Many people join Rostrum after doing a short course on public speaking.
  • Self-help books and "How-to" websites: You can gain lots of tips and information from books and the internet, but to gain confidence and improve your speaking skills you really need to practice! Rostrum provides a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment where you can practice and develop these skills.
  • Other public speaking clubs & organisations: Rostrum is not the only organisation that promotes effective communication and freedom of speech. One area where Rostrum differs from other organisations though is with our coaching accreditation: All Rostrum Coaches are experienced members who have undertaken a structured training course.

More information

Linked in LogoFacebook logoFor more information please see the Visitor's Brochure. If you would like to visit a club or have a question please  contact Peter Martindale:

  • Telephone 0418 820 7020418 820 702
  • E-mail - click here
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