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Toastmasters Speech CC#5 – “The power of anticipation”

Toastmasters Speech CC#5 – “The power of anticipation”

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.
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Toastmasters Speech CC# 3 – “I love drugs”

Toastmasters Speech CC# 3 – “I love drugs”

This is my third speech from the Toastmasters International Competent Communication manual. The objectives for this speech are to:

  • Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes
  • Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes
  • Ensure the beginning, body, and conclusion reinforce the purposes
  • Project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousness you may feel
  • Time: 5-7 minutes

For this speech, I wanted to engage the audience before I started speaking. I leveraged an interesting, thought-provoking title to grab the audience’s attention. I decided to title this speech “I love drugs.”
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