Become a Speaker
Please note that as we have so many wonderful speakers that are currently active in our Speakers Bureau community across the country, at the moment we are currently taking expressions of interest in the following areas:
- Perth region (and surrounds)
- Adelaide region (and surrounds)
Available locations may change throughout the year, so please check back here or follow us on Facebook to be notified when other locations are added.
If you are a breast cancer survivor or have been affected by breast cancer and would like to share your story with others, please enquire about joining the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Speakers’ Bureau. We are looking for people who are comfortable speaking in front of large or small audiences, are happy to share their stories with the community and are open to developing and improving their public speaking skills.
What is involved
Being a speaker is a voluntary role. All new speakers attend a mandatory professional training workshop organised by NBCF and our volunteer speaker trainers. The full day training session covers everything from storytelling and presentation skills to the kind of research we fund. Once trained, you will be contacted o share your breast cancer journey at community or corporate fundraising events (depending on location, event volume and of course, your availability). These events can include Pink Ribbon Breakfasts, fashion and sporting events, big corporate functions, dinners, gala balls or race days.
By sharing their own personal experiences, representatives inspire the public with their heartwarming and real accounts of their breast cancer journey. A human face and first-hand experience can be powerful tools to move audiences, helping them to understand and to recognise the role of research, encouraging them to take action, and most importantly, instilling hope for finding the cure.
How to take part
If you are based in one of the areas listed above, please enquire:
- send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- call (02) 8098 4800 and ask for the Speakers’ Bureau.
A note from a speaker:
“I felt very happy with the way my speech went. Many people came up to me afterwards and told me they enjoyed it, and how moved they were by my story. Some also opened up about their own experiences, or those of the people close to them, which I didn’t really expect. The event was organised by the Student Council and they are keen to make it an annual event and are also interested in doing something in October during international breast cancer awareness month! We really enjoyed the night and I found it very rewarding. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity.” Liz