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

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Communicating On Television  226-J

Project 1: Straight Talk
Objectives:
• To present an opinion or viewpoint objectively in a short time.
• To simulate giving a presentation as part of a television broadcast.
Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes 30 seconds.

Project 2: The Talk Show
Objectives:
• To understand the dynamics of a television interview or talk show.
• To prepare for the questions that may be asked of you during a television interview program.
• To present a positive image on the television camera.
• To appear as a guest on a simulated television talk show.
Time: 9 minutes 30 seconds to 10 minutes 30 seconds.

Project 3: When You’re The Host
Objectives:
• To conduct a successful television interview.
• To understand the dynamics of a successful television interview or talk show.
• To prepare questions to ask during the interview program.
• To present a positive, confident image on the television camera.
Time: 9 minutes 30 seconds to 10 minutes 30 seconds.

Project 4: The Press Conference
Objectives:
• To understand the nature of a television press conference.
• To prepare for an adversary confrontation on a controversial or sensitive issue.
• To employ appropriate preparation methods and strategies for communicating your organization’s viewpoint.
• To present and maintain a positive image on television.
Time: 4 to 6 minutes for the presentation, 8 to 10 minutes for the questions.

Project 5: Training On Television
Objectives:
• To learn how to develop and present an effective training program on television.
• To receive personal feedback through the videotaping of your presentation.
Time: 5 to 7 minutes for the presentation, 5 to 7 minutes for the playback of the videotape.

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