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10 Toastmasters Speeches

Posted on: June 1, 2010

As the articles are published, each of these will turn into links to those articles.

Speech 1: The Ice Breaker The first speech of the Toastmasters program is about introducing yourself to your peers, providing a benchmark for your current skill level, and standing and speaking without falling over.

Speech 2: Organize Your Speech Introduces the basic concepts of organizing a speech around a speech outline.

Speech 3: Get to the Point Clearly state your speech goal, and make sure that every element of your speech focuses on that goal.

Speech 4: How to Say It Examines word choice, sentence structure, and rhetorical devices.

Speech 5: Your Body Speaks Shows how to complement words with posture, stance, gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact.

Speech 6: Vocal Variety Guides you to add life to your voice with variations in pitch, pace, power, and pauses.

Speech 7: Research Your Topic Addresses the importance of backing up your arguments with evidence, and touches on the types of evidence to use.

Speech 8: Get Comfortable With Visual Aids Examines the use of slides, transparencies, flip charts, whiteboards, or props.

Speech 9: Persuade With Power Discusses audience analysis and the different forms of persuasion available to a speaker.

Speech 10: Inspire Your Audience The last of ten speeches, this project challenges the speaker to draw all their skills together to deliver a powerful inspirational message.


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