Cultivate Empathy, Emotional Intelligence using Toastmasters

At toastmasters, we have tools to organize the message, to learn how to listen effectively, to cultivate empathy, emotional intelligence. Speeches and evaluations can help us cultivate this all. Deven’s thoughts on this are in this video. (He gave a speech at his club in Orange, Paul Revere Toastmasters, to record this video)     [Deven’s note: […]

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Mentorship

Toastmasters have a mentorship role integrated into the growth curve for members. We use it, adapt it with our youth club. Participation as a mentor helps a member grow personally. Mentorship is all about doing something and not being something. It’s more like peer to peer support, teamwork. A member can be both a mentor […]

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Table Topics – Impromptu Speaking

At the Toastmasters meeting, the table topics master brings table topics for members. He/she might develop a theme around a series of questions. For example, it can be about colors, or friendships, or sports, or movies, or fiction, or high school locker room, or Halloween … the sky is the limit as to where you […]

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Credible Toastmaster: Empowering Roles

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What you are, speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying.” When you are a member of our club, how you handle yourself, carry yourself creates a perception about yourself.   This presence, this perception of you, can help you cultivate credibility with your audience even before you stand up […]

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Let’s Connect: Three Techniques

LET’S FOCUS ON THESE THREE IDEAS: Develop ideas in your own words. What does it mean? Have a list of critical points to develop in your speech. Think about how these points tie into your overall message. Develop each key point in your own words as they come to you naturally. Avoid trying to memorize […]

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Credible Constructive Feedback: Art of Evaluations

WHEN YOU ARE AN EVALUATOR, AN EVALUATION IS: It is your reaction to the speech as it came across to you: what you saw, heard, felt in the speech. It is constructive feedback to the speaker from your perspective. It is an opportunity for the speaker to see, hear, feel how you received his/her speech. If […]

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Cultivate Credibility using Different Roles

Evaluations and constructive feedback Three specific techniques for prepared speeches Different roles at toastmasters meeting Impromptu speaking with Table Topics ONE: EVALUATIONS AND CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK Learn to give meaningful constructive feedback using speech evaluations (one-on-one evaluations). I think this should be our top priority this session. This helps in a number of ways: Effective listening […]

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