Speakers Bank Join Sons of the West Program via Talks on Disability

Speakers Bank is excited to be a part of Sons of the West (SOTW) this year as some of our speakers will be giving talks around their lived experiences and challenges as persons with a disability. Peter Thomson, Brent Alford, and Evan Bichara will inspire the participants by sharing how they have overcome their personal […]

Speakers Bank in Volunteer Expo for Wyndham

Speakers Bank were recently at the Wyndham City Volunteer Expo held at the Tarneit Library. Make Lakatani, one of our long-standing volunteers delivered a speech alongside Councillor-Deputy Mayor Walter Villagonzalo who both said how important volunteers are in the community. Well done Make! It was a fruitful day for Speakers Bank hoping to attract more […]

Speakers Bank attends Social Enterprise World Forum in New Zealand

SPEAKERS BANK REPRESENT! Social Enterprise World Forum 2017, Christchurch New Zealand Another amazing opportunity came about to join the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) 2017 in New Zealand through a bursary fund/grant given by Social Traders Australia. Information gathered from sessions attended will assist in further developing ideas and concepts to grow Speakers Bank as […]

Speakers Bank Podcast now Launched for 2018

Speakers Bank’s Podcast — “Our Voices, Our Views” has been launched at the VALID “Having Your Say” Conference at Deakin University, in Geelong Victoria on 07 February 2018. The hosts of this podcast are Storm Robbins, Nathan Slachter and Kathryn Tomkins. The video files of the podcasts will be available via YouTube and we aim […]

SPEAKERS BANK IS FOR KIDS TOO!

  We delivered our first “team speaking” gig, and also our first gig for little kids at the One Tree Children’s Services in Altona Meadows. We were challenged to design and conceptualise a presentation that would fit the understanding and interest of our young audience. We thought we did extremely well, even as the educators […]

SPEAKERS BANK AT VOLUNTEER EXPO 2017

  Thank you Volunteer West for inviting us to participate at the recent Volunteer Expo held at the Sam Merrifield Library in Moonee Valley. It was such a wonderful afternoon interacting with expo attendees and potential volunteers. We were too busy talking to people we forgot to take some photos, but here are some that […]

SPEAKERS BANK AT MELBOURNE SENIORS EXPO 2017

SPEAKERS BANK AT MELBOURNE SENIORS EXPO 2017 We attended another Expo this year, the Melbourne Seniors Expo held at the Melbourne Town Hall. It was a good experience getting toknow this sector and what we could potentially do to work with older people.  

SPEAKERS BANK JOINS TWO FEET PROGRAM

(Enterprise Incubator Program of the Difference Incubator (TDI)   What a privilege to be a part of the Melbourne cohort for Two Feet this year. Six (6) months of conceptualising, testing, receiving mentorship, learning, and interacting with other start-up enterprises resulted in a business model canvass that could potentially assist in transitioning Speakers Bank into […]

STORY TELLING WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS HELD

Several Story Telling Workshops for seniors were held this year. Thank you to Bong Fong Yong who facilitated the sessions for the Point Cook Chinese seniors, and for linking us with the Allanvale Nursing Home as well. Thank you to the management of Allanvale Nursing Home and the Wyndham Grange Retirement Village for hosting us […]

Welcome New Speakers To The Team!

WELCOME NEW SPEAKERS FOR 2017 A number of new speakers joined this year. Their stories are featured in our website  (www.speakersbank.org.au).  Please welcome Peter Waters, Lita Vickers and Dianne Ioannou. We sent Peter to CASEY FM 97.7 Community Radio for his first gig. He had a great interview with Rita Hartney (in Photo). Rita was […]