(Andrew Finn, GMU Toastmasters)
Competent Communicator Manual
Preview of the Competent Communicator Manual
(the Basic TI Manual – the First 10 Speeches)
Every Toastmaster receives this manual with their “new member” packet.
You chose the topic and content; Toastmasters helps you focus on various components of public speaking.
Standard Timing & Speaker Notifications
Type of Event
Speech #2 - #9
Communication Speaking Objectives
Speech #1: The Ice Breaker
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.
Speech #2: Organize Your Speech
To organize your thoughts into a logical sequence that leads the audience to a clearly defined goal.
To select an appropriate outline that allows listeners to understand your speech.
To make your message clear with supporting material directly contributing to that message.
Speech #3: Get To the Point
To select a topic and determine its general and specific purposes
To organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes.
To project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousness.
Speech #4: How To Say It
To select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly, and to eliminate unnecessary jargon.
To use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas.
Speech #5: Your Body Speaks
To learn the value of gestures and body movements as part of speech.
To use body movements, facial expressions, and eye contact.
Speech #6: Vocal