FINDING AND SELECTING A SPEECH TOPIC

Stir Up your Juices ūüôā 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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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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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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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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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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