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Upon joining a Toastmasters Club, a member will progress through a series of 10
speaking assignments in the Basic Communication Program designed to
instill a basic foundation in public speaking. These speeches are:
The Ice Breaker
Speak with Sincerity
Organize Your Speech
Show What You Mean
Work with Words
Apply Your Skills
Add Impact to Your Speech
Persuade with Power
Inspire Your Audience
When finished with this manual, a Toastmaster has earned the Competent Communicator (CC) award and moves on to the Advanced Communicaion Manuals that are geared to specific career needs.
Advanced Communication Program
The Entertaining Speaker - We've all admired the delivery and timing skills of
favorite comedians and actors. This manual presents projects that will help you develop
your own unique skills.
The Entertaining Speech
Resources for Entertainment
Make Them Laugh
A Dramatic Talk
Speaking After Dinner
Speaking to Inform - Do you want to tell others about a new product, an important
discovery, ways to enhance the quality of one's life? You'll learn how to effectively
communicate your ideas after completing these projects.
The Speech to Inform
Resources for Informing
The Demonstration Talk
A Fact-Finding Report
The Abstract Concept
Public Relations - Whether we represent a large corporation or just ourselves, all
of us participate in the business of public relations. Working on this manual will develop
and boost your expertise in public relations.
The Public Relations Speech
Resources for Goodwill
The Persuasive Approach
Speaking Under Fire
The Media Speech
The Discussion Leader - Ready to lead? Both your speaking abilities and leadership
skills will be enhanced with this manual.
The Seminar Solution
The Round Robin
Pilot A Panel
Make It Make Believe
The Workshop Leader
Specialty Speeches - For those times when you'll be asked to
Speak Off the Cuff
Uplift the Spirit
Sell A Product
Read Out Loud
Introduce the Speaker
Speeches by Management - The lack of effective communication at management level is
a major source of problems in business and organizations today. After completing this
manual, you'll be better equipped to encourage and influence others.
The Technical Speech
Manage and Motivate
The Status Report
Confrontation: The Adversary Relationship
The Professional Speaker - Talent, hard work, and practice are key attributes of
the professional speaker, and the projects in this manual offer practice as well as insight
into the competitive world of professional speaking.
The Keynote Address
Speaking to Entertain
The Sales Training Speech
The Professional Seminar
The Motivational Speech
Technical Presentations - The highly challenging speech assignments contained
within this manual comprise a demanding set of assignments that will provide practical
speaking experience for those geared toward technical careers.
The Technical Briefing
The Nontechnical Audience
Presenting a Technical Paper
The Team Technical Presentation
Persuasive Speaking - The ability to influence and persuade others to accept your
ideas, products, or services is vital. These projects are all designed to help you develop
excellent persuasive techniques and expand your persentation skills.
The Effective Salesperson
Conquering the Cold Call
The Winning Proposal
Addressing the Opposition
The Persuasive Leader
Communicating on Television - As the number of television networks continues to
grow and diversify, the opportunities for communicating on television also increase. Be
ready for these opportunities by mastering these projects.
The Talk Show
When You're the Host
The Press Conference
Training on Television
Storytelling - Everyone loves a good story! The projects for this manual are
designed to help you develop your own storytelling skills.
The Folk Tale
Let's Get Personal
The Moral of the Story
The Touching Story
Bringing History to Life
Interpretive Reading - Effective interpretive reading encourages your listeners to
recreate, in their own minds,the characters and situations you present during your
reading. These projects will help you plan presentations that will engage the imaginations
of your audience members.
Read a Story
The Oratorical Speech
Interpersonal Communication - Every day we interact with many different people in a
variety of situations. The projects in this manual will help you combine new listening and
thinking skills with your already established speaking skills.
Conversing with Ease
The Successful Negotiator
Diffusing Verbal Criticism
Asserting Yourself Effectively
Special Occasion Speeches - Someday, sometime - whether attending your Club, a
family event, or a business meeting - you will be expected to make a special speech.
This manual will help you prepare for those times.
Mastering the Toast
Speaking in Praise
Joining in The Roast
Presenting an Award
Accepting an Award
Houmorously Speaking - Most people enjoy listening to public speakers and seminar
leaders who use humor in their presentations. The projects in this manual offer practice
in using humor in your speeches to attract and retain the audience's interest and to make
points more effectively.
Warm Up Your Audience
Leave Them with a Smile
Make Them Laugh
Keep Them Laughing
The Humorous Speech
The Better Speaker Series
Beginning Your Speech - Suggestions for starting off your speech right.
Concluding Your Speech - Tips for ending your speech with power.
Take the Terror out of Talk - Techniques for overcoming nervousness when speaking.
Impromptu Speaking - Don't be caught off balance when speaking off the cuff!
Selecting Your Topic - Running out of speech ideas? Here's how to develop new ones.
Know Your Audience - If you can relate to your audience, they will relate to you
Organizing Your Speech - Once you know what to say, consider next the when and the how.
Creating an Introduction - Great introductions should precede great speaches.
Preparation and Practice - Techniques for preparing and rehearsing your next speech.
The Successful Club Series
The Moments of Truth - How to recognize and deal with siturations
critical to Club success, from a visitor's first impressions to
recognition of member achievement. Includes a Club evaluation chart.
Finding New Members for Your Club - Proven methods to help you seek out those vital new members!
Evaluate to Motivate - Your Club members will learn to give evaluations that benefit the speaker, the evaluator and the audience!
Closing the Sale - Exercise your powers of persuasion during those moments when a guest is deciding to join.
Creating the Best Club Climate - Techniques for creating and maintaining a healthy Club environment.
Meeting Roles and Responsibilities - How members can succesfully fill each meeting role.
Mentoring - A mentor program offers many benefits for your Club and its members. This program defines mentoring, explains benefits and discusses responsibilities of mentors. Includes a Club Mentor Program Kit for starting a mentor program in your Club.
Keeping the Commitment - Discuss the 10 standards that comprise "A Toastmasters Promise." Includes 25 promise cards.
Going Beyond Our Club - Find out about learning and leadership opportunities available to members in addition to regular Club meetings and activities.
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