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Toastmasters International Mission and Values 335,000 members, in over 13,000 clubs in 135 countries around the world Making effective oral communication a worldwide reality Leadership training and opportunities Core values are integrity, dedication to excellence, service to the member and respect for the individual

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Welcome to Youth Leadership Gregory Phillips, uth Leadership District Chair Youth Leadership District Chair 2016 Introductions Sponsored by the MasterToasters Club from MasterCard Coordinator Introductions Toastmasters International Mission and Values 335,000 members, in over 13,000 clubs in 135 countries around the world Making effective oral communication a worldwide reality Leadership training and opportunities Core values are integrity, dedication to excellence, service to the member and respect for the individual Youth Leadership Program Overview Public speaking skills Improve your communication skills Organize/present ideas Build self-confidence Overcome nervousness Youth Leadership Program Overview Public speaking skills (continued) Practice impromptu speaking Stay within your time allocation Reduce filler words such as ahs, ums, errs, you know, so, and Expand your vocabulary Practice; most of all learning comes with practice; speaking is not a spectator sport Youth Leadership Program Overview Public speaking skills (continued) How to respond if the speech doesn't go quite the way you had hoped for or if the speaking facilities weren't what you expected Improve your joke telling Volunteering for meeting roles helps Youth Leadership Program Speech Topics and Schedule Learn and practice leadership skills Learn evaluation skills, which also improves listening skills and teaches how to write quick speeches Sessions 2 7: speeches 1 to 3 (see syllabus) Session 8 Commencement speech 4 Meeting notices and materials via(Go Green) Getting to Know You Write your name, grade and date at top of note card Pair up with a stranger and exchange note cards Interview/question each other and write notes: Interesting or fun facts about your family and friends Why do you like or dislike where you live? What to you like or dislike about school? Were you born outside of St. Louis? Where? What are your interests/hobbies/jobs and why? What clubs/teams do you belong to and why? What you hope to get out of this program? Introduce your partner using the note card Return your partners note card you have yours You have the start of your Ice Breaker speech Finding Your Voice Introduction to Public Speaking Greg Phillips January 6, 2016 Why It Is Important to Be a Good Speaker Helps your long term success Develops your ability to clearly express your thoughts to others Helps worthwhile causes Improves your grades Improves your self confidence Key leadership skill Improves your negotiation skills Obstacles to Overcome Fear Understanding techniques and skills What to speak about Lack of opportunities to practice Prepared speeches Impromptu speaking Effective Speeches Have a persuasive opening and a killer closing. In the middle, you find a body supported by powerful stories, facts, exercises, and quotes. Lorri Vaughter Allen Speech is Power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. Ralph Waldo Emerson Choosing A Speech Topic Planning Decide on a topic About you or your experiences Something you feel passionate about Something important to your audience What are you are trying to achieve? Share an interesting subject? What do you want the audience to learn? What do you want to motivate your audience to do? How do you want your audience to feel? How to Create Memorable Speeches Opening: Tell them what you are going to tell them Body: Tell them Conclusion: Tell them what you just told them A Strong Opening: Captures audience attention True story illustrating your topic Imaginary example of desired result Statistics or interesting fact Ask a question Use a pertinent quote Tell a joke or funny story Prepares and intrigues your audience Memorize opening to maximize the effect Studies show you have less than 60 seconds to capture your audiences attention. A Supportive Body: Has three or four points in a 3 to 5 minute speech to organize your supporting facts around Present a statement of fact to support your main point Relate powerful supporting material Provide a relevant quote from recognized experts or credible public figures List pros and cons A Memorable Conclusion: Summarizes your main points Contains a call to action or makes a memorable statement about your topic State purpose of what needs to be done Why action is required How to correct What can we do Did you meet your speech objective? Memorize to be more effective Sample Speech Outline Opening Captures audience attention Leads into speech topic Body First Point Powerful story Supporting information Second Point Statement of fact Supporting material Third Point Relevant quote by public figure Supporting material Conclusion Review or summary Call to action or memorable statement Ice Breaker Speech Outline Topic: All about you Objective: Group gets to know you better Opening Captures audience attention Leads into more about you Body Chronological sequence how you got to this place and point in time but focus on your passions, e.g., music, photography Points of interest about you with smooth transitions Family/friends Live/born/go to school Interests/hobbies/jobs Clubs/teams you belong to Conclusion M emorable statement how do you want us to remember you? Effective Speaking Techniques Prepare and organize your speech Allow time to practice Be sure to be familiar with material, dont read it Dont have to memorize; may use notes/outline Practice your speech 6 to 12 times Humor works, use it! Use appropriate language and avoid using jargon Effective Speaking Techniques Include props into your presentation Use facts to support your points, not just your opinion Use related quotes to support your points Memorize your opening and closing statements After rehearsing, relax Effective techniques Before your talk Power pose for two minutes to build confidence Take 2 six-second deep breaths/exhales Walk on stage with good posture, standing tall and holding your head level Sip room temperature water Effective techniques Presenting your talk Smile and look around the room Greet audience Speak with a strong, expressive voice Speak with confidence and enthusiasm Vary the volume and tone of your voice speaking loud enough so all can easily hear Effective techniques Presenting your talk Maintain steady eye contact (hold for 3 to 5 seconds), positive gestures & movements Talk with your hands, using gestures to high- light important ideas and express emotions Move when you can to keep the audience engaged; walk toward people when making a point and step back when you are changing subjects Close with Mr. or Madame Toastmaster Putting It All Together Learning and practicing these techniques will help you deliver an effective and understandable presentation Effective speaking is not hard, it just requires practice Do you want to be a better speaker? You decide and do what is necessary to achieve that goal!! Elements of a Good Speech Questions