The Better Speaker Series
The Better Speaker Series is a set of educational speeches on speaking-related topics. Each module provides practical tips that can be of benefit to all members. Included in the program are a script outlining the module and a PowerPoint presentation. Each module is designed to be presented as a 10 - 15 minute speech.
The chart below provides information about each of the Better Speaker Series presentations along with a link for members to download the module at no cost. The Better Speaker Series is also available individually or as a set in hard copy (shop online). Note that you will need to login to the Toastmaster site in order to download or purchase hard copies of the series.
|Beginning Your Speech
|Suggestions for starting off your speech right.
|Concluding Your Speech
|Tips for ending your speech with power. Includes a script and a PowerPoint presentation.
|Controlling Your Fear
|Techniques for overcoming nervousness when speaking.
|Don’t be caught off balance when speaking off-the-cuff!
|Selecting Your Topic
|Running out of speech ideas? Here’s how to develop new ones.
|Know Your Audience
|If you can relate to your audience, they will relate to you.
|Organizing Your Speech
|Once you know what to say, consider next the when and the how.
|Creating an Introduction
|Great introductions should precede great speeches.
|Preparation and Practice
|Techniques for preparing and rehearsing your next speech.
|Using Body Language
|Techniques that will help speakers add impact and reduce distractions through appropriate body language.