About the Community Speaker Program

The Community Speakers Program was developed by Cancer Council NSW to inform the community of relevant and up-to-date information on cancer. It does this through the delivery of 30 minute presentations, information resources and displays on a variety of subjects such as prevention, early detection, support services, research and Cancer Council NSW involvement in the community.

Why the need?

Access to quality information is a fundamental element of a healthy community. We know that many cancers can be prevented or more easily treated if they are detected early. We also know that a healthy lifestyle will significantly help to reduce our risk of cancer. Through reinforcing this message with education and resources we are awakening thousands of people every day to the realisation that cancer is a social issue and that by taking action, they hold the power to save hundreds of lives each year.

Who are Community Speakers?

Community Speakers are specially recruited and trained to be one of the important links between Cancer Council NSW and the community. Speakers can deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences such as:

  • Community groups
  • Sports Clubs
  • Support groups
  • Multicultural groups
  • Corporate organisations

We have a range of options available to those with English as a second language and presentations can be tailored to differing cultural needs.

How to book a Community Speaker

Simply contact the nearest Cancer Council NSW Regional Office to discuss your needs. We recommend to request your speaker at least three to four weeks prior to your event. Presentations are free of charge for community groups and organisations. A small fee applies for corporations. Please click here to book a Community Speaker Presentation.

Interested in becoming a Community Speaker?

Our Community Speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds – you don’t need to have any previous experience in public speaking or presenting. All our Community Speakers receive training prior to starting speaking engagements in order to build confidence and provide them with the skills and knowledge to educate the community. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Community Speaker. Click here to register your interest.

 

 

Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
Need more help? Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630