Resources to help our members ....
|Tips for Adding Strength and Authority to Your Voice|
Your audience judges you from the moment you stand up to speak. If you are dressed well and are neat and clean, their initial impression of you will be positive. However, if your voice is squeaky, your words unintelligible, or your voice too loud, their positive impression quickly will become negative. If you want to communicate effectively and positively influence your audience, you must pay special attention to your speaking voice.
(download Your Speaking Voice)
|How to Become Skilled in Nonverbal Communication|
More than half of all human communication takes place nonverbally. You are constantly sending nonverbal messages – even as you read these words. When you speak in public, your listeners judge you and your message based on what they see as well as on what they hear. Here’s how to use your body to effectively enhance your message.
(download Your Body Speaks)
|Tips and Techniques for Giving Helpful Evaluations|
Public speaking and leadership are skills that can be developed and improved. In Toastmasters, feedback is called evaluation, and it is the heart of the Toastmasters educational program. You observe the speeches and leadership roles of your fellow club members and offer evaluations of their efforts, and they do the same for you. If you truly want to improve your speaking and leadership skills, you must learn how to give and receive helpful evaluations.
(download Effective Evaluation)
|Member Achievement Record|
Use this form to track your progress in Toastmasters’ educational programs. By recording manual completions and other activities, you can monitor progress toward the CC, ACB, ACS, ACG, CL, ALB, ALS and DTM awards.
(download Member Achievement Record)
The first rule to winning a speech contest is... Don't Lose. All presentations at your club and at all club, area, division, district and International contests are timed. Don't disqualify yourself because you didn't practice using a timing device to ensure that your presentation fell within the allowed limits.
Download a FREE timing application specifically designed for Toastmasters. "TimeToaster" is available at the Toastmasters International; Club Management Software web page. Click here to download a copy of TimeToaster.