Armadale Penguin Club boosts public speaking confidence

The Armadale Penguin Club.
The Armadale Penguin Club.

A LITTLE known Seville Grove group is working with local women to boost their confidence and communication skills.

The Armadale Penguin Club meets for an hour twice a month and helps local women to improve their public speaking skills and meeting procedure.

Club president Eileen Barrett said their group had been founded in the 1960s with the motto “communicating with confidence”.

“Public speaking is very stressful for many people,” she said.

“This can impact greatly on their quality of life, for example the fear of running meetings or doing presentations can deter people to go for promotions, or parents can find it difficult to participate in P&C meetings.

“By joining the Armadale Penguin Club women can learn how to prepare and present a speech, they can learn chairmanship and how to do presentations or a workshop and the club offers a very supportive environment.

“No-one is pressured to speak until they feel comfortable.

“Some of the members have been with the club for up to 36 years because they enjoy the friendship and kinship that the club offers.”

The Armadale Penguin Club meets at the Armadale Family Community Centre in Seville Grove on the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm and the third Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm.

The first two meetings are free for new women looking to give it a go.

Call 93541214 or 0431 155 106 for more information.