- Discover your own personal speaking style
- Learn about your main strengths and weaknesses
- Learn to open up in front of an audience and share personal details
- Learn to control your nervousness
- Learn to prepare for a speech
- Toastmasters International ® - “The Ice Breaker” project from the Competent Communicator manual is recognized as a substitution for this project.
- This is the first medium-size speech you’ll have to present, and the real beginning of your Educational Path.
- The goal of the project is to prepare and deliver a speech talking about yourself.
- Structure your speech so that it has an opening, a body and a conclusion.
- Instead of delivering a whirlwind of information (as if it was a resume or a job interview), try instead to use the following approaches:
- Share two to four short anecdotes and stories from your life that you believe best represent your personality.
- Share one thing from your past, one thing from your present and one thing you expect in the future.
- Talk about your hobbies and dreams
- Talk about your past and current jobs and interests
- Talk about the places you’ve lived in
- Talk about past achievements you’re proud of, and of your future goals.
- Talk about your family, relatives and your pets.
- Many other approaches are possible, but remember - you will not have time to talk about more than three of four items in total.
- Try to mention at least one item of information from the personal sphere , and one from the professional sphere.
- You can use notes for this speech, but if you do:
- Don’t write the whole speech - just the opening, the points you want to talk about in the main body and the conclusion.
- By all means, do not memorize the speech - merely the opening and the conclusion.
- Instead of ending the speech with a “Thank you” or “And this is me” or something similar, try to:
- Say what you expect of the future
- Say what you’re proud of currently
- End with a quote you like that represents either the present or future you, or your present or current situation.
Prepare for the speech by rehearsing at home, in front of a mirror. It doesn’t matter if you don’t say the exact words every time
- No matter what you do, it’s very important that you speak for at least 4 minutes
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