WELCOME TO CLEVELAND FORUM
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, from 12.30pm – 2pm.
Meeting location is the Cleveland/Thornlands Cricket clubhouse, Henry Ziegenfusz Park, Fitzroy St, Cleveland. (Note: take the section of Fitzroy Street that is between Beach and Long Streets, Cleveland)
A simple byo lunch is held at 12 noon.
We work on a varied agenda so our members gain experience in many aspects of speaking.
Visitors are most welcome to come as our guest.
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
Forum helped me in my career with speaking to clients and knowing how to highlight the main points of each project for their benefit and understanding. In my community I’ve been able to participate in meetings effectively and pass these skills to others. The people I’ve met in Forum have given me a greater knowledge of my community and how it works. – Pam, Cleveland 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
Every meeting is different. We have a main speaker to a set title with other members speaking to the same title. Some meetings we have 2 titles for members to stretch their ideas. Some speeches are serious, some investigative and some are a lot of fun. Be ready for plenty of intellectual rigour.
Every meeting includes small tutorials in speaking and meeting procedure with members taking turns to experience Chairing the meeting under instruction from an experienced member as required.
6th February 2020
Session Opener: So, Where To From Here
20th February 2020
Speaking: Having a Dream and Going For It
Speaking: Opposing Views – “Technology is a Good Servant, but a Bad Master”
5th March 2020
Speaking: Laughter Erodes All Boundaries
19th March 2020
Speaking: On This Day
2nd April 2020
Speaking: And the winner is …
16th April 2020
Speaking: Boundaries Are Optional
30th April 2020
7th May 2020
Celebrating 18 years.
21st May 2020
Speaking: Life Pushes Your Boundaries
Opposing Views – Action is More Powerful Than Words
4th June 2020
Speaking: An Inspirational Person
Speaking: Some Things Are Off Limits
18th June 2020
Speaking: Why Limit Yourself
Speaking: A Movie or Book Which Pushed My Boundaries
2nd July 2020
Speaking: Never Say Never