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Description The 10 projects and a 'CC slip'
Category Toastmaster Manuals  Type Reference

Competent Communication manual

The 10 projects

1 – The Ice Breaker (4 - 6 Minutes)
• To begin speaking before an audience
• To help you understand what areas require particular emphasis in your speaking development
• To introduce yourself to your fellow Club members

2 - Organise Your Speech (5 - 7 Minutes)
• Select an appropriate outline which allows listeners to easily follow and understand your speech
• Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that message
• Use appropriate transitions when moving from one idea to another
• Create a strong opening and conclusion

3 – Get To The Point (5 - 7 Minutes)
• Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes
• Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes
• Ensure the beginning, body and conclusion reinforce the purposes
• Project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousness you may feel
• Strive not to use notes

4 – How To Say It (5 - 7 Minutes)
• Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly
• Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas
• Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words. Use correct grammar

5 – Your Body Speaks (5 - 7 Minutes)
• Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech’s purpose
• Make your body language smooth and natural

6 – Vocal Variety (5 - 7 Minutes)
• Use voice volume, pitch, rate and quality to reflect and add meaning and interest to your message
• Use pauses to enhance your message
• Use vocal variety smoothly and naturally

7 – Research Your Topic ( 5 - 7 Minutes)
• Collect information about your topic from numerous sources
• Carefully support your points and opinions with specific facts, examples and illustrations gathered through research

8 – Get Comfortable with Visual Aids (5 - 7 Minutes)
• Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and the audience
• Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence

9 – Persuade With Power (5 - 7 Minutes)
• Persuade listeners to adopt your viewpoint or ideas or to take some action
• Appeal to the audience’s interests
• Use logic and emotion to support your position
• Avoid using notes

10 – Inspire Your Audience (8 - 10 Minutes)
• To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement
• Appeal to the audience’s needs and emotions using stories, anecdotes and quotes to add drama
• Avoid using notes

CC Slip

The best ideas for speeches tend not to come when you force yourself to think of them - particularly at the last minute!

Here is a slip to keep in your pocket, so you can jot down ideas whenever they occur. If you keep the speech objectives churning away in the back of your mind the 'big ideas' could spring on you at any time. Then in spare moments you can get out your slip and build on the ideas.
Click Here to download
[Print on both sides then cut down the middle to produce 2 slips]

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