SpeakersBank Australia in partnership with School for Volunteer Management

Speak Up! Speak Out! Public Speaking Workshops piloted at the School for Volunteer Management. On Tuesday, 23 October 2007, The Centre for Volunteering arranged for SpeakersBank to conduct two pilot 3-hour public speaking workshops, which were offered to participants at a reduced fee.

There was a fantastic response with both workshops (each limited to 20) being over subscribed.

"I found the session to be most worthwhile and consider other people interested in improving their confidence and speaking skills should attend one when available in the future. Well done Jacinthe and The Centre for Volunteering!" Nicole Brown, Animal Liberation.

NSW The School of Volunteer Management is now partnering with SpeakersBank to offer these courses to members and others in the sector throughout the Sydney CBD and metropolitan areas and regional NSW.

"It was amazing to see the achievement in such a short space of time." Malalai Ebrahimi, KYDS (Kuring-gai Youth Development Service)

"Last week's public speaking workshops were beneficial in that they gave me some good tips for improving a skill I use almost every day. I wasn’t sure they would have any new information for me but they did! The crew was helpful and friendly and the workshops ran smoothly." Simone Curry, Conservation Volunteers Australia

Following the workshops held at the SVM, SpeakersBank was asked to deliver training for Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service, who commented: "Our organisation was looking for a short, punchy, interactive training session on public speaking for our experienced and already proficient marketing staff. We found exactly what we wanted with SpeakersBank. Everyone enjoyed the three hour workshop and we all left having learnt some simple but some important points. We also received good, constructive feedback about our personal style. It was well worth the investment". Phil Williams, WHRS. 

 SpeakersBank Australia is delighted with the partnership arrangement as we see our goals directly aligned with what the School for Volunteer Management is trying to achieve.