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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Speaking Made Easy

Speaking Made Easy was founded in Sydney in 1937 (as the Penguin Club) by women for women. It was one of the first organisations to give women the opportunity to develop communication skills, in an era when women were not active in public life. At group meetings the emphasis is on participation and practice. With administration kept to a minimum, there is more time for members to practice prepared and impromptu speeches, participate in workshops, gain experience running meetings and generally gain confidence in communicating.

Speaking Made Easy gives member the guidance and opportunities to develop the confidence and communications skills needed to hold office in business and community organisations, and to fulfil their personal goals. They offer a supportive network based on the values of friendship, integrity and respect.

Their members contribute to the community by presenting workshops, coaching young people in public speaking skills and volunteering to assist refugee women to develop their English speaking skills. They are a national organisation with a collaborative structure. Local groups of up to 20 women meet throughout metropolitan and country areas.


Contact: Phone: 6261 4307