“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” ― Winston Churchill
As soon as you become a member of Toastmasters, you will receive the CC manual as part of the joining package and that it’s the start or your speaking journey. When you finish all of the projects, you will receive Competent Communicator certificate (CC).
Introduce yourself to your fellow club members and give them some information about your background, interests, and ambitions.
Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that message.
Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes.
Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly.
Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech’s purpose.
Use voice volume, pitch, rate, and quality to reflect and add meaning and interest to your message.
Carefully support your points and opinions with specific facts, examples, and illustrations gathered through research.
Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and the audience. Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence.
Persuade listeners to adopt your viewpoint or ideas or to take some action.
To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement.
Read more about advanced manuals: http://www.toastmasters.org/Resources/Education-Program/Advanced-Communication