This is my 5th project from the Toastmasters International Competent Communication manual. According to the “Competent Communication” manual, the project is titled, “Your Body Speaks.”
Here are the objectives of project #5:
- Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech’s purpose.
- Make your body language smooth and natural.
Stage Set up
If you’ve been following my Toastmasters journey thus far, you might have observed that my club utilizes a “U-shape” stage. This table setup allows the speaker to take up as much space as they want. It forces speakers to be mindful of their position on the stage and be surgical about their eye contact with the audience.
For this speech, my club decided to switch our usual table set up from a wide “U-shape” layout to a traditional two-row set up.