Fast Track To Advanced Toastmaster
A guide to the objectives, time, and materials

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Interpersonal Communication  226-M

Project 1: Conversing With Ease
Objectives:
• Identifying techniques to use in conversing with strangers.
• Recognize different levels of conversation.
• Initiate a conversation with a stranger.
• Use open-ended questions to solicit information for further conversation.
Time: 10 to 14 minutes.

Project 2: The Successful Negotiator
Objectives:
• Employ win/win negotiating strategies to achieve your goals.
• Enjoy the benefits of win/win negotiating.
Time: 10 to 14 minutes.

Project 3: Diffusing Verbal Criticism
Objectives:
• Respond non-defensively to verbal criticism.
• Employ a five step method to identify the problem, diffuse the attack, and arrive at a solution.
Time: 10 to 14 minutes.

Project 4: The Coach
Objectives:
• Determine the reasons for someone’s substandard performance.
• Coach the person to improved performance.
Time: 10 to 14 minutes.

Project 5: Asserting Yourself Effectively
Objectives:
• Enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being assertive.
• Employ the four step method for addressing a problem and asking for help.
• Overcome resistance to your requests.
Time: 10 to 14 minutes.

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