Former Banyandah Toastmasters treasurer & member Craig Challen was dive partner to Dr Richard Harris and both were critical in helping to rescue the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a cave north of Chang Rai in Northern Thailand. In this link, Craig is interviewed about the mission and discusses the incredible challenges that were encountered in this spectacularly difficult rescue. Craig Challen Interview
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Don’t delay a minute longer! So many procrastinate with the things they really need to do in life. Public speaking training is one of those things. You know what- getting better at it is often not as hard as you think. But the longer you delay, the longer it will take you to improve. Ring or email us at Banyandah Toastmasters- Perth’s oldest Toastmasters Club. Make sure you come along to our next meeting, so you get working on your great asset- your communication skills! Remember you can visit first, even a couple of times and see if our club is for you.
Banyandah Toastmasters attracts people from Maylands, Kingsley, Bayswater and beyond, but members have been from New Zealand, Korea, Spain, France, China, India and many other countries. We are pleased to say we help build confidence in Maylands, Mt Lawley and all the countries people are from. When we live or return to these places we can help these places by improving our own skills and feelings of empowerment. More confident public speakers can may for more persuasive individuals who can impact things local to global! Come & join us in our quest for self improvement!
At Banyandah Toastmasters, servicing Perth, Maylands, Mt Lawley, Bayswater & all suburbs beyond, we cater for all types of speakers from beginners who are nervous to seriously advanced speakers who either aren’t nervous or who have learnt all the techniques to master it well. We welcome everyone because we know what it’s like to overcome our fear and gradually develop competency through to excellence in presentations, public speaking, leadership and our communication skills.
Banyandah Toastmasters has been training people from all over Perth in public speaking. We are Perth oldest Toastmasters, public speaking club. Wherever you are from, you are welcome to join us as a guest firstly. Then we hope you are inspired to become a member by seeing our toastmasters who are beginners to advanced public speakers. Come along and watch us in action. Whether you live in Maylands, Mt Lawley, Bayswater or the wider Perth area- you are very welcome.
At Banyandah Toastmasters we showcase speakers from beginners to advanced, so you don’t need to worry about whether you can join us! At the moment we have members who have been with us one month to 10 years, aged in their twenties right through. We come from Australian to Asian backgrounds and who have English as their first or second language. We are a small friendly club where everyone get the opportunity for plenty of practice, but also to develop at their own pace. We learn to gradually overcome our fears of public speaking, developing through to a love of public speaking. We grow from scared to confident. We move from lacking in fluency, saying lots of ums and ahs to few or at times none. This is only achieved by practising, presenting and attending meetings. You’ll like our feedback- it’s positive and supportive. We follow the CRC methodology for evaluations- Commend, Recommend, Commend. That’s how we go from fear of public speaking to no more fear! Why not come and join us as a guest and watch speakers of all types learning to master that greatest of skills, that you too can master!