Welcome to Chermside Forum

Chermside Forum is a friendly, supportive group that meets once a month in the Brisbane Northside 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 other Brisbane and wider Queensland residents.

Email: forum@beconfident.org.au or

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

Health & Safety

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


Chermside Forum meets on the 4th Thursday of the month.

Meetings are held at the Geebung RSL Club at 10.30am.

Cnr Newman Rd and Collings St, Geebung

RSVP:  Please contact us any time before the meeting

Dress: casual/smart casual/work wear

Suits 16 years and above.


What others are saying …

If you value feeling confident at work and in social settings and want to communicate effectively for personal and professional success – join Forum!   – Ben, 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 this session’s meetings – please note that many of our meetings include speeches AND learning segments to assist you to become a confident presenter

25th January 2024 
Speeches to the title “A favourite author, book or speech and what it means to me“.  All members are invited to prepare a speech to this title and visitors are encouraged to come along and listen to the speakers and our learning segments.

22nd February 2024
This meeting includes 5 speakers presenting a Media Review followed by an impromptu speaking practice session.

28th March 2024
The title for speeches for this meeting is Saints and/or Sinners.  What a great title!  5 members are invited to present a speech to this title following which we will be having a learning segment plus an impromptu speaking session.

18th April 2024
Courage and Cowardice is the title for our speakers at this meeting, with five members delivering well researched speeches to entertain and inform us. We will also be hearing an analysis of a famous historical speech to help us understand the features that make a ‘great’ speech.

23rd May 2024
The title for today’s speeches is What If….  Joy will be our main speaker, with 5 members invited to present follow up speeches to the same title.

28th June 2024
All members are invited to participate in today’s speaking program featuring Epic Poems and Bush Poetry.

25th July 2024
Science Fact and/or Science Fiction is the title our members are invited to speak to. We will also be hearing an analysis of a famous historical speech to help us understand the features that make a ‘great’ speech.