Fast Track To Advanced Toastmaster
A guide to the objectives, time, and materials
Specialty Speeches 226-E
Project 1: Speak Off The Cuff
Develop an awareness of situations in which you might be called upon to deliver an impromptu speech.
Understand how to prepare for impromptu speaking.
Develop skill as a speaker in the impromptu situation by using one or more patterns to approach a topic under discussion; for example, comparing the past, present, and future situation or before and after.
Time: 5 to 7 minutes.
Project 2: Uplift The Spirit
Identify and understand the basic differences and similarities between inspirational speeches and other kinds of speeches.
Learn how to evaluate the audiences feeling and establish emotional rapport.
Develop a speech style and delivery that effectively expresses inspirational content by moving the audience to adopt your views.
Time: 8 to 10 minutes.
Project 3: Sell A Product
Understand the relationship of sales technique to persuasion.
Skillfully use the four steps in a sales presentation: attention, interest, desire, and action.
Identify and promote a unique selling proposition in a sales presentation.
Be able to handle objections and close a prospective buyer.
Time: 10 to 12 minutes.
Project 4: Read Out Loud
Arrive at an understanding of the elements that comprise oral interpretation and how it differs from preparing and giving a speech.
Learn the preparation or planning techniques of effective interpretation.
Learn the principles of presentation and develop skill in interpretive reading with regard to voice and body as instruments of communication.
Time: 12 to 15 minutes.
Project 5: Introduce The Speaker
Focus on the special occasion talk from the standpoint of the introducer (function chairman, toastmaster, master of ceremonies).
Become knowledgeable and skilled in the functions associated with the master of ceremonies.
Handle the introduction of other speakers at a club meeting.
Time: The duration of a club meeting (to be arranged with the Vice President Education).
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