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Monday, 06 March 2017 17:05

What are some interesting topics for Toastmasters #2 Competent Communicator speech?

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Be Sincere, Be Brief, Be Seated!I don’t believe that there are any topics that are universally recommended for specific Toastmasters manual projects.

The number Two project in the Communication Manual asks the member to create a speech that helps you practice your skills of organization. Really, any topic can fit into that project.

Every speech should be organized with an opening, the body of the speech and a conclusion.

I have completed this project 15 times so far. I have found that telling a story is the best topic for this project. It doesn’t matter what the topic of the story is. It follows the same framework: opening [it should grab the audience’s attention]; the body is where you expand upon the story. The body of the speech should build up to a climax and your conclusion. The end! Don’t keep going.

The intent of this project is to get you thinking about the skill of organizing your speech. Every speech you deliver should follow the same format.

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