A podcast production of Toastmasters District 10
Go Big and Inspire Your Audience! Project 1004/12/2016
The Inspirational Speech, the last of the speech projects in the Competent Communicator manual, challenges you to pull together everything you’ve learned so far. Speech organization, presentation skills and the tricks of rhetoric to gain your audience’s attention and confidence all go together into a final speech project. This speech assignment suggests several techniques to … Continue reading "Go Big and Inspire Your Audience! Project 10" The post Go Big and Inspire Your Audience! Project 10 appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Two Keys to a Successful Persuasion Speech04/12/2016
Persuasion is the art of convincing people to do what you think it best and making them like the idea. How do you do it without sounding like a huckster? The post Two Keys to a Successful Persuasion Speech appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Visual Aids: Make Your Speech Visually Stimulating04/12/2016 Duration: 09min
Engaging the Senses What's the point of visual aids? I think that it's about engaging more of your audience's senses than just hearing you speak. The post Visual Aids: Make Your Speech Visually Stimulating appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Research Your Credibility04/12/2016
How Your Audience Perceives You Research your audience before you get up to speak. I think most audiences can be classified as friendly, uninformed, or antagonistic. A Toastmasters meeting should be friendly and open to listening to your presentation. This kind of audience is the best kind for trying out new material and getting evaluations … Continue reading "Research Your Credibility" The post Research Your Credibility appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Is Mona Lisa Smiling? The Power of Vocal Variety04/12/2016
Vocal Variety may be the easiest way to judge a public speaker – and the hardest skill to develop well. It’s all too easy to get overly dramatic with voices. We end up sounding like cartoon characters. Creating subtle characters using our voices demonstrates mastery of public speaking, which is why we have to struggle … Continue reading "Is Mona Lisa Smiling? The Power of Vocal Variety" The post Is Mona Lisa Smiling? The Power of Vocal Variety appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Dive into Body Language: Project 504/12/2016
The fifth project in the Competent Communicator Manual focuses on body language. What exactly is body language? In general, it’s the non-verbal messages from a speaker to the audience, including deliberate gestures and facial movements, and involuntary and spontaneous actions. Studies have shown that body language has great credibility with the audience than the words of the … Continue reading "Dive into Body Language: Project 5" The post Dive into Body Language: Project 5 appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Find Your Audience: The Sweet Spot03/12/2016
Your Audience Sets the Tone of Your Speech It’s a mistake to think that you alone as the speaker decide what you get to say and how you’re going to say it. Communication only happens when there are a speaker and an audience. You have to consider them first, even before your message. The audience … Continue reading "Find Your Audience: The Sweet Spot" The post Find Your Audience: The Sweet Spot appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Project 3: What's Your Purpose?03/12/2016
What’s your Speech Purpose? There are 4 main reasons to give a speech: to inform to inspire to entertain to call to action. By knowing your speech purpose, you’ll be able to limit your topic and exclude material that’s not specific to your speech. Often, this will help you decide what to include and … Continue reading "Project 3: What's Your Purpose?" The post Project 3: What's Your Purpose? appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Organize Your Speech… Backwards?03/12/2016
When you have to write a speech, it pays to organize your writing backwards. Consider your goal first and write the conclusion, then the rest of the speech. The post Organize Your Speech… Backwards? appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Breaking the Ice: The Ice Breaker Speech03/12/2016
The first speech you'll give in Toastmasters in the Ice Breaker, a speech about yourself. What do you want us to know about you? The post Breaking the Ice: The Ice Breaker Speech appeared first on Toastmasters 101.
Want to Improve Your Public Speaking? Consider Toastmasters.02/12/2016 Duration: 07min
Human usually learn to talk by the age of 3, so why do we also learn a fear of public speaking? If this describes you, then maybe Toastmasters is for you. The post Want to Improve Your Public Speaking? Consider Toastmasters. appeared first on Toastmasters 101.