Club 34

Club 34

Meeting Time : 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7:15 for a 7:30 start Venue : Aberfoyle Community Centre, 1 Jessica Street Aberfoyle Park Contact : Evon Summers (0403770906)
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About Club 34

Club 34 was launched as a Provisional Rostrum Club in September 2012.

We were inaugurated as the 34th Club in South Australia in March 2014.
If you are interested please contact the club email address

Why improve your communication?

  • You might want to speak to a large public meeting, a small group of colleagues or just have a one-to-one discussion in a social setting.
  • Perhaps you need to speak at a wedding or other special occasion that needs a particular type of speech.
  • A promotion at work may involve making presentations about the job or you need to present yourself at a job interview.

Whatever your needs, Club 34 is the place to learn.

You’ll learn at your own pace in a supportive environment and it doesn’t matter what your starting point is.

For many people, nerves are the immediate issue. We can learn how to work around these problems.

Learning to relax and think ahead as you speak vastly improves your self confidence and this helps in many other aspects of life.

So how does it work?

Our meetings run for around 1.5 hours and consist of two sections.

The first is the speaking program where we hear 4 or 5 prepared speeches, each 5 to 15 minutes long.

If you wish, our Program Director will give exercises that suit your particular interests.

This is followed by a round table discussion about a popular topic so everyone, visitors included, has a chance to speak.

Sometimes we have a training session about preparing or delivering a speech.

Next is a short business section where we give reports, deal with correspondence and make decisions affecting the Club.

The aim here is to use time efficiently but make sure that business is dealt with effectively and with full consultation of members.

The Program Director allocates the roles of Chairperson and Minute Secretary for each meeting so we all have a chance to learn these skills.

This happens only when you’re ready and willing.

Our Training Program

At the conclusion our trained Coach gives closing comments saying what was done well and giving a few hints for improvement.

To see whether it’s for you, come along and try us out.