Toastmasters 101

Toastmasters 101

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Club Meeting Roles – Introduction to Leadership
August 21, 2019

Toastmasters catch-phrase is “Where Leaders Are Made.” How do we do that? If you’re in one of public speaking pathways, maybe you don’t expect leadership tasks in your track.  If you’re in one of the leadership pathways,

Evaluation Page Three Pledge
August 14, 2019

How seriously do you take your role as evaluator? How often do you think about Evaluation Page Three? Recently, we had what’s called a round robin evaluation session for an advanced Toastmaster.  Everyone has a chance to add a comment to the evaluation...

Your Second Pathway: Start Over or Start Again?
August 08, 2019

Starting the Second Pathway Before Ending the First Should you finish your first pathway before you start your second pathway?  I know there are people out there who wouldn’t consider their second pathway before finishing their first.

Career Building Speech Projects Level 3
July 31, 2019

When a prospective member comes through the door and puts their money down at the end of their first meeting, two thoughts come to my mind.  First, this is a kindred spirit, because that’s what I did, and second, their boss sent them.

Visual Aids for Your Speech Presentation: Level 3 Electives
July 08, 2019

Have you ever watched a TED Talk?  Or an Ignite speech?  or a PechaKucha 0r a Pecha Kucha or a Pikachu – ok, that last one wasn’t the right pronunciation at all, but every time I talk to people about it, I hear this, I figure I should acknowledge it.

Level 3 Not Your Average Speech Projects
July 08, 2019

When is a speech project in Toastmasters not a speech project? When the speech projects asks more of you. Three speech projects in Level 3 aren’t simple, and will take more time for you to complete.  It’s one of the frustrating things about the limited...

Level 3: Building Your Speech Skills and Style
July 08, 2019

Speech Skills Build Your Speech Style Once you know the basics:  how to use descriptive language storytelling vocal variety body language then it’s time to start building your speech skills into stronger, more effective speeches.

Level 3: Essential Speech Skills
July 03, 2019

Level 3 has 2 components, and the biggest part of the project assignments are the essential Speech Skills electives in a level titled Increasing Knowledge. Essential Speech Skills – finally! Toastmasters’ reputation was built on public speaking skills....

Level 2 Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
June 19, 2019

Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

The Required Projects in Level 2
June 18, 2019

You don’t have to do the level projects in Pathways in order.  You can choose your sequence based on your interest and preferences.  But everyone’s Level 2 includes some required speech projects where the specialization of each pathway begins.