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: forum@beconfident.org.au or

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

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

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


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

Meetings are usually 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 at forum@beconfident.org.au  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 have been a member of Forum for twelve years and I keep coming back due to the fact that I learn something at every single meeting. The diverse topics and styles of speaking, speech, lecture and improvisation, just to name a few, gives each meeting its uniqueness. I look forward to the feedback given to the speakers as we can all take something from it. The friendly and supportive nature of the meeting is what makes it so fun!   – Anna, Bayside Forum

Health and Safety

Please do not attend if you are experiencing any cold and flu symptoms.

Calendar of upcoming meetings – please note that many of our meetings include speeches AND learning segments to assist you to become a confident presenter

23rd August 2023
Workshop: Running Effective Meetings – understanding the procedure around Motions & how to control unruly meetings

13th September 2023
Speeches to the title “A Funny Thing Happened”
“Liars Club” – various speaker present meanings to a chosen word(s) and the audience is tasked with guessing who is telling the truth

27th September 2023
Speakers to present a review of a book or a movie – this is a demonstration of a well researched presentation involving great speech construction & various speaking techniques
Tutorial:  Getting the best out of Social Media

11th October 2023
Debate to the topic “Political Correctness is Killing Comedy”

25th October 2023
Research Topic: To be prepared and presented by member Kate G
Speeches to be presented including ‘humour‘ – as taught in the Workshop presented at our meeting on 9th August this year

8th November 2023
Biannual General Meeting – this includes a presentation of official reports from our President, Secretary & Treasurer
Speeches to be presented to the general title of “Humour in the Headlines”

22nd November 2023
Speeches to the title “Favourite Comedians & Why?”
Christmas Segment – all members invited to participate as we celebrate the end of our Forum year

6th December 2023
Christmas lunch & festivities – venue to be advised

24th January 2024 – Happy New Year!
Australia Today – where to from here?