Leadership Development

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This path helps you build your skills as an effective communicator and leader. The projects on this path focus on learning how to manage time, as well as how to develop and implement a plan. Public speaking and leading a team are emphasized in all projects. This path culminates in the planning and execution of an event that will allow you to apply everything you learned.

Leadership Development

Projects: Ice Breaker, Evaluation and Feedback, Researching and Presenting

Ice Breaker

This foundational project is designed to introduce you to your club and the skills you need to begin your Toastmasters journey.

Purpose:

The purpose of this project is to introduce yourself to the club and learn the basic structure of a public speech.

Overview:

Write and deliver a speech about any topic to introduce yourself to the club. Your speech may be humorous, informational, or any other style that appeals to you.

This project includes:
  • A 4- to 6-minute speech

Evaluation and Feedback

This project addresses the skills needed to give and receive feedback. You will learn about giving, receiving and applying feedback.

Purpose:

The purpose of this project is to present a speech on any topic, receive feedback, and apply the feedback to a second speech.

Overview:

Choose any topic for your first 5- to 7-minute speech. After your speech, carefully review your feedback. At a different club meeting, present a 5- to 7-minute speech in which you incorporate feedback from your first speech. You may choose to present the same speech again or a new speech. Your second speech should reflect some or all of the feedback from your first speech. Finally, after you have completed both speeches, serve as an evaluator at a club meeting and deliver constructive feedback about another member’s presentation.

This project includes:
  •  A 5- to 7-minute speech
  •  Incorporating feedback from your first speech into a second 5- to 7-minute speech
  •  Serving as a speech evaluator

Researching and Presenting

Project description

Purpose:

The purpose of this project is to learn or review basic research methods and present a well-organized, well-researched speech on any topic.

Overview:

OSelect a topic that you are not already familiar with or that you wish to learn more about. Be sure your topic is narrow enough to be an effective 5- to 7-minute speech. Research the topic and begin organizing the information, as described in this project. Practice your speech and continue to refine its organization. Present your speech at a club meeting.

This project includes:
  • Researching a topic
  • The Research Worksheet
  • The Speech Outline Worksheet
  • A 5- to 7-minute speech

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Sunday, April 8, 2018
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