Toastmasters Questions

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Toastmasters Questions

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Drama vs Public Speaking
  3. 3. Similarities <ul><li>Purpose – to get the audience involved and keep them interested </li></ul><ul><li>Use descriptive and energetic words to get message across </li></ul>
  4. 4. Similarities <ul><li>Tailor voice volume, tone, rate and use </li></ul><ul><li>pauses to make your point </li></ul><ul><li>Use body language to emphasize message </li></ul>
  5. 5. Differences - Drama <ul><li>Public speaking - presenters </li></ul><ul><li>Drama - actors/actresses </li></ul><ul><li>Actors interact with other actors </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul>
  6. 6. Differences - Drama <ul><li>Words and actions are exaggerated </li></ul><ul><li>Actors react to what other actors say </li></ul>
  7. 7. Table Topics
  8. 8. Guidelines <ul><li>No less than one minute no more than two </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Organize response for flow </li></ul>
  9. 9. Guidelines <ul><li>Response should be relevant to topic </li></ul><ul><li>Voice should be clear and loud enough </li></ul><ul><li>Good pronunciation, grammar </li></ul>
  10. 10. Techniques <ul><li>Keep up to date with current affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Take a deep breath </li></ul>
  11. 11. Techniques <ul><li>What information does key word trigger off </li></ul><ul><li>You can use topic to start your response </li></ul><ul><li>Can state pros and cons and take a side </li></ul>
  12. 12. Techniques <ul><li>“ There are two things that come to mind” </li></ul><ul><li>Can use a quotation </li></ul><ul><li>Can include your family into the topic </li></ul>

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