10 Toastmasters Speeches
Posted June 1, 2010on:
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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.