Meeting Time   Second and Fourth Monday of the month at 7.00 PM AEST
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Open to Existing Rostrum Members regardless of where they live. Visitors also welcome.
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Why an On-line Club?

Online1The driver for forming an online club was the increasing use of online meetings and webinars. Meetings now take place online quite regularly. Like traditional meetings, they aren’t always run well. We at Rostrum have considerable accumulated experience in getting the message across effectively in the traditional speaking and meeting space. There is an opportunity for Rostrum to adapt our organisation’s meeting and speaking skills to make a similar contribution online.

What can I expect at a meeting?

On-line meetings are a bit like online shopping - you participate at home using your own computer with camera and audio devices, with the meeting being held over the internet.

Our on-line meetings follow a pretty standard Rostrum meeting format, with some adjustments for the technology. A typical on-line meeting has the following components:

Tech-Check

The meeting coordinator normally starts the on-line meeting before the designated time. We do this so participants can join the meeting and check that everything is working (video, sound, screen-sharing if doing a presentation) before the meeting gets under way...... More

Meeting Opening and Welcome

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.........and a quick introduction for new members.

Speaking exercises

A range of different exercises, including table topics (impromptu speeches), prepared speeches and presentations.

Evaluation

An accredited Rostrum coach provides positive encouragement, constructive criticism and ideas for improvement to help you develop and expand your skills as a speaker.

What do I need to join?

We use Zoom to host meetings. Zoom works on computers (Windows, Mac & Linux) and mobile devices.
The app is free to download and is generally considered superior to joining via a browser.

From time to time we may try other services, however all the main videoconferencing services work across a range of devices.

How can I join?

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Visitors can attend on a trial basis and can then join Rostrum. If you are interested in joining our on-line club or just wish to try it our please contact Chris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we'll send you details for our next meeting.

Click here to join online. Select the online club from the displayed list of clubs.

 


 Additional Resources

Online Observations - what works, what doesn't

Digital Enablement - using Zoom at a club meeting.

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