At Banyandah Toastmasters we use the internationally renowned Toastmaster Training System with its proven program of graduated exercises. We also use a wide range of equipment in helping develop effective speaking skills.
The Toastmaster Training System
On joining Toastmasters, new members choose of the 11 specialised training Paths of their choice. Each Path consists of 5 Levels of increasing complexity.
The paths that you can choose from include:
- Presentation Mastery
- Motivational Strategies
- Engaging Humour
- Dynamic Leadership
- Leadership Development
- Innovative Planning
- Strategic Relationships
- Team Collaboration
- Effective Coaching
- Visionary Communication
- Persuasive Influence
Each level consists of projects which all have a speech component. These are called a Project or Prepared speech. Projects and speeches vary depending on the chosen Path. All the learning materials and resources are available on line. Printed manuals are available for a fee.
For example the first Level 1 project speech for all paths is called “The Icebreaker” and simply calls for the new member to speak about a familiar subject – themselves. The speech serves as the member’s introduction to speaking in front of an audience and their introduction to club members.
All project speeches involve preparing a speech around a theme with training provided. Before each speech a very simple 5 question assessment of your skills is undertaken. After completing your project speech a follow up reassessment is undertaken to see how you have developed.