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MEETING ROLES Toastmaster of the evening The Toastmaster of the evening chairs the meeting, introducing all participants and ensuring the meeting runs smoothly and on time. Warm Up At the beginning of the meeting an opportunity for everyone to introduce themselves and speak briefly on a given subject. Prepared Speech A speech from one of the manuals that the speaker has prepared before the meeting. The first manual contains 10 speeches; the objectives of these speeches are shown on the inside of this leaflet. After completing this manual there are several specialist speech manuals to choose from. Speech Evaluation An appraisal of a prepared speech, providing commendations and recommendations. Topics An impromptu speaking session. The aim is to give some experience of ‘thinking on your feet’ and provide an opportunity for speaking to those present who are not scheduled to do another role at the meeting. General Evaluation An appraisal of the whole meeting - except what has been covered already by other evaluations. For more information Phone: ? Website: www.?

New SpeakersClub

Agenda – 14th August 2006

7.15

Reception

7.30

Introductions Welcome to New Speakers …………. Toastmaster of the evening ........……….

A B

7.35

Warm Up (15 seconds each)

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C

7.45

Prepared Speeches (5 – 7 minutes each) No. 2 ………………………………………. No. 4 ..………………………………………

D E

Speech Evaluations (2 - 3 minutes each) D’s no. 2 …………………….……………. E’s no. 4 ………...………….……………..

F G

8.00

8.10

⇐⇐⇐⇐ Break ⇒⇒⇒⇒

8.30

Topics (1 - 2 minutes each) .............………. H

8.50

Summations General Evaluation .…......……………….. I Q & A session …………………………….. J

9.00

End of meeting

New Speakers Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month The next meeting will be on 28th August 2006 at ?


The objectives for the speeches in the Competent Communication manual

• Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech’s purpose • Make your body language smooth and natural

1 – The Ice Breaker (4 - 6 Minutes)

6 – Vocal Variety (5 - 7 Minutes)

• To begin speaking before an audience • To help you understand what areas require particular emphasis in your speaking development • To introduce yourself to your fellow Club members

• Use voice volume, pitch, rate and quality to reflect and add meaning and interest to your message • Use pauses to enhance your message • Use vocal variety smoothly and naturally

2 - Organize Your Speech (5 - 7 Minutes)

7 – Research Your Topic ( 5 - 7 Minutes)

• Select an appropriate outline which allows listeners to easily follow and understand your speech • Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that message • Use appropriate transitions when moving from one idea to another • Create a strong opening and conclusion

• Collect information about your topic from numerous sources • Carefully support your points and opinions with specific facts, examples and illustrations gathered through research

FIRST TEN SPEECHES

3 – Get To The Point (5 - 7 Minutes) • • • •

Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes Ensure the beginning, body and conclusion reinforce the purposes Project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousness you may feel • Strive not to use notes 4 – How To Say It (5 - 7 Minutes) • Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly • Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas • Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words. Use correct grammar

5 – Your Body Speaks (5 - 7 Minutes)

8 – Get Comfortable with Visual Aids (5 - 7 Minutes) • Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and the audience • Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence 9 – Persuade With Power (5 - 7 Minutes) • Persuade listeners to adopt your viewpoint or ideas or to take some action • Appeal to the audience’s interests • Use logic and emotion to support your position • Avoid using notes 10 – Inspire Your Audience (8 - 10 Minutes) • To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement • Appeal to the audience’s needs and emotions using stories, anecdotes and quotes to add drama • Avoid using notes


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