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. All of these presentations include visual aids. Actually, they include a slide deck. Are visuals aids limited to the electronic?
Speech Skills Build Your Speech Style
Once you know the basics: how to use
- descriptive language
- vocal variety
- body language
then it’s time to start building your speech skills into stronger, more effective speeches. These three speech projects in Level 3 help you do that by challenging you to channel your style. Continue reading “Level 3: Building Your Speech Skills and Style”
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. That’s why many of us long-timers have struggled with Pathways. Learning speech skills isn’t postponed till after 7 or 8 speeches have been completed. Personally, I think that it’s a bit late to be introducing the speech skills and then making only 2 of them required is… odd.
As a new members, let me make this recommendation. Don’t rush this level. You have 12 or 13 speech projects to pick from.
Nothing could be more devastating to a speaker than failing to learn Continue reading “Level 3: Essential Speech Skills”