You Can’ t Run on One Leg Jay Elkes, DTM January 2006
Proof <ul><li>Mathematicians start with axioms accepted as true without proof </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists never completel...
The Success Axioms <ul><li>Communications and Leadership support each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Both are valuable to your s...
The Leadership Perspective <ul><li>Leadership is sharing your vision of the future with others. </li></ul><ul><li>To do th...
The Communications Perspective <ul><li>We speak to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform </li><...
Developing Public Speaking <ul><li>College Courses </li></ul><ul><li>$eminars and Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Coa...
Developing Leadership <ul><li>Corporate Development Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Military Service </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmas...
The Mission  <ul><li>The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environm...
Communications Program <ul><li>The basic program covers 10 speech projects </li></ul><ul><li>15 Advanced project manuals o...
Leadership Program <ul><li>Leadership roles within club meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Roles within the club </li></ul...
The Typical Meeting <ul><li>Prepared Speeches from Manuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manuals cover skills, not subjects </li><...
Benefits to the World <ul><li>Better speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Better listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Better thinkers </li></...
Benefits to you <ul><li>More comfortable in front of an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger communication skills </li></ul...
The Hard Part <ul><li>Developing a skill takes TIME </li></ul><ul><li>Making progress takes EFFORT </li></ul><ul><li>Getti...
Your Questions
How to Start (next actions) <ul><li>Contact Toastmasters http://www.toastmasters.org </li></ul><ul><li>Visit and join an e...
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  1. 1. You Can’ t Run on One Leg Jay Elkes, DTM January 2006
  2. 2. Proof <ul><li>Mathematicians start with axioms accepted as true without proof </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists never completely prove anything </li></ul><ul><li>Academics leave proof as an exercise for the student. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Success Axioms <ul><li>Communications and Leadership support each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Both are valuable to your success. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to develop both to progress as quickly as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmasters is an inexpensive, fun, risk-free way to do this. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Leadership Perspective <ul><li>Leadership is sharing your vision of the future with others. </li></ul><ul><li>To do that, others need to know what your vision is. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Speaking is an accepted way to do this. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Communications Perspective <ul><li>We speak to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Persuade, inform and Educate are leadership tools, Entertain can be </li></ul>
  6. 6. Developing Public Speaking <ul><li>College Courses </li></ul><ul><li>$eminars and Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmasters </li></ul>
  7. 7. Developing Leadership <ul><li>Corporate Development Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Military Service </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmasters </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Mission <ul><li>The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Communications Program <ul><li>The basic program covers 10 speech projects </li></ul><ul><li>15 Advanced project manuals on many different subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Development of skills through speeches, evaluations, and table topics </li></ul>
  10. 10. Leadership Program <ul><li>Leadership roles within club meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Roles within the club </li></ul><ul><li>Officer roles within Toastmasters </li></ul><ul><li>Free training programs for all officers </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced projects of your own choosing </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Typical Meeting <ul><li>Prepared Speeches from Manuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manuals cover skills, not subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Table Topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Chance for everyone to speak </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal and Written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The key to the program </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits to the World <ul><li>Better speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Better listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Better thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>More effective leaders </li></ul>
  13. 13. Benefits to you <ul><li>More comfortable in front of an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Skills can be applied to personal, professional, or public goals </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Hard Part <ul><li>Developing a skill takes TIME </li></ul><ul><li>Making progress takes EFFORT </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started takes a DECISION </li></ul>
  15. 15. Your Questions
  16. 16. How to Start (next actions) <ul><li>Contact Toastmasters http://www.toastmasters.org </li></ul><ul><li>Visit and join an existing club </li></ul><ul><li>Start a club here </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me jayelkes@earthlink.net </li></ul>

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