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A Typical Meeting

At Speakwell, we like to think of our meetings as pleasant social events with a valuable educational spin-off.

The format of a typical club meeting can vary quite a bit but most of our normal meetings tend to include three main elements:

  • Three or four prepared speeches of typically 5-8 minutes although the more advanced speakers will often undertake longer assignments.
  • A session of short impromptu speeches known as Table Topics - The Topics Master picks out willing volunteers who give speeches of typically 90-seconds on a subject introduced on the spot.
  • Each prepared-speaker and impromptu-speaker will be evaluated by one of the more-experienced members to provide valuable feedback and recommendations for improvement.

As the club is essentially about speaking and developing confidence, all members take turns to perform the meeting functionary roles which include Chairman, Topics Master and Timekeeper.


Regular Meeting

Speakwell Wellington Meeting held at Petone


Online Meeting using Zoom

To reach more people around the country we have been working on virtual online meetings.

Speakwell hosts meetings during the year which will be posted in the Meeting dates  page.

A presentation on running online meetings was given by one of our members - download the pdf.

For more information and a link to log in please contact us:

Or phone Elaine on 029 777 0485 

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