FINDING AND SELECTING A SPEECH TOPIC

Stir Up your Juices 🙂 What occupies your time? Why and how do you enjoy that? What are your hobbies? What do you enjoy doing together with your friends? What do you do at clubs, other voluntary initiatives, or activities? What kind of books, readings appeal to you, and why? From different subjects or topics […]

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PREPARED SPEECH PRESENTATIONS

Click on the links below to learn more about the topics. > How do you select a speech topic? > How to prepare? Our Speech preparation tool and framework > Speech delivery – three techniques

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TOOL, FRAMEWORK TO PREPARE FOR A SPEECH

How do you prepare for your speech presentation? What can you do to have a clear direction for your message? A CLEAR IDEA: TWO OBJECTIVES This tool is organized with two objectives in mind: What is your main idea with this speech presentation? Make it clear to yourself. Once it is clear to you, your […]

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Steps to Prepare and Tell your Story

STEP # 1: What is your idea? How did someone or something make you happy, sad, ecstatic, frustrated, or excited? Is it an event or an experience you might have? Is it from a movie you watched or a book you enjoyed reading? Or are you writing your own fictional story? Why or how is […]

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How Do You Craft and Deliver an Effective Story?

When you are working on your story, write down your thoughts. It can be your first cut at the story as it flowed for you intuitively, or your notes compiled as a series of bullet points, or any other way that ideas emerge. Write it down without worrying about the final structure and flow. Keep […]

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Tool to improve quality of evaluations

Evaluations play a key role in developing communication skills. In addition to the evaluation page from the manual, evaluator should prepare handwritten notes on a separate paper capturing details from the speech. Evaluation is about active listening, critical thinking, and then compiling notes captured to develop an insightful, coherent, one-on-one conversation with the speaker. It […]

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Finding Speech Topics

While speaking for the topic that resonates with you makes it fun, sometimes it can be a challenge finding speech topic. “What do I talk about in my speech?” Some questions for yourself while looking for a speech topic: What did you enjoy doing over past six months or a year? Maybe an activity at […]

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About Use of Visual Slides

How do you plan to use visuals in your speech presentation? First of all, when you see use of visuals in a Toastmasters project, keep in mind that a visual can also be a handout that you give to members in audience, or something to show (for example your science project where you might have […]

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Gestures and Body Language

When you speak, your gestures and body language can be empowering tools to emphasize and clarify the words you use. The body language can help you reinforce sincerity and enthusiasm. Where do you start? Keep our three techniques in mind: one, develop a message in your own words rather than memorizing the entire speech or reading it, […]

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