Welcome to Bayside Forum

Bayside Forum is a friendly, supportive group that meets twice a month in the Wynnum-Manly area.  The aim of our meetings is to improve confidence and communication skills.  Members learn and practise public speaking, how meetings run, the roles and duties of office bearers and workshop facilitation.  Feel free to contact us if you would like to learn new skills, enhance your abilities and meet new people.  Visitors are always welcome.

Check out our Find a Forum link above for Forum clubs for wider Brisbane and Queensland residents.

Email: baysideforum@gmail.com or

Facebook Chat: http://m.me/baysideforum/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BaysideForum/

Facebook – Forum Communicators: https://www.facebook.com/forumcommunicators/

Phone: 07 3040 1326 (Richard)



Bayside Forum meets at 7pm on 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month.

Meetings are held at the Wynnum Library from 7-8.30pm followed by supper.

145 Florence St, Wynnum QLD 4178 (above Woolworths – take the lift!).

RSVP:  Please contact us on 07 3040 1326 any time before the meeting

Dress: casual/smart casual/work wear

Suits 16 years and above.


What others are saying …

I first joined Forum to gain some confidence to do best man speech at my friend’s wedding, the thought of getting up at such a big event in front of 120 people terrified me. The skills I learnt and opportunities available to put knowledge into practice was invaluable and I feel much more comfortable getting up in front of an audience in all situations than I did previously.  – Richard, Bayside Forum

I was introduced to Forum by an amazingly helpful member whose guidance and mentoring helped me quickly see the importance of both speaking with confidence and being able to run an effective meeting in my role then as Retirement Living Officer.  Attaining and practising those skills meant that all avenues of my life changed and so many opportunities opened up.   I am forever grateful to Forum for its inspirational leaders and members.   – Elaine, Bayside Forum


Calendar of upcoming meetings

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27th November 2019

Speaking: Open Session 5 min speeches

Extras: Impromptu speaking

29th January 2020

Speaking: It All Began With… 5mins

Extras: Impromptu interviewing

12th February 2020

Speaking: Every Picture Tells a Story / 2 truths & a lie

Workshop: Meeting procedure – Motions

26th February 2020

Speaking: Does it Really Matter

Workshop: Speech Construction – Title, Topic, Theme & Purpose

11th March 2020

Speaking: Round table discussion on local issues

Extras: TedX Style speaking tutorial, expressing an opinion

25th March 2020

Speaking: People who changed the world

Extras: Tutorial on symposium / A Dilemma

8th April 2020

Speaking: “BaysideTedX” style presentation

Extras: Pass the passport, Conversations using two words

22nd April 2020

Speaking: Symposium – “How to make our earth more sustainable”

Extras: Procedure Q&A

13th May 2020

Speaking: That’s debatable


27th May 2020

Speaking: Research topic – own choice

Workshop: Special occasion speaking

10th June 2020

Speaking: Great expectations

Extras: TBA

24th June 2020

Speaking: Community meeting

Extras: TBA

8th July 2020

Speaking: Open Session 5 minutes to own title

Extras: On your soap box