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Speechcraft For Organizations

(A Crash Course in Public Speaking)


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Do you often have trouble finding the right words to say when speaking to a group of people?  Your career success often depends upon how well you can express yourself.

Oral communication is a part of our daily life. You speak to someone. You greet people. You express opinions. You offer information. You ask questions. You may even try to persuade someone to accept your point of view or do something. How well you verbalize your thoughts   and ideas determine the impression you make on people and ultimately, how successful you are in life.


Yet, speaking to more than one or two people may make you nervous and uncomfortable. You may be afraid you will say or do something foolish or that you will bore your audience. These are normal concerns and with some effort you can overcome them. You can learn to organize and present your ideas logically and convincingly and in doing so, develop the self confidence that will enable you to handle any speaking situation with ease. 

Speechcraft is a Toastmasters program designed for beginners in public speaking. During the program, participants have the opportunity to present three to six speeches, introduce other speakers, and serve as evaluators. They also participate in Table Topics (impromptu speaking). Toastmasters members from the community advise and evaluate participants and provide instructions in speech preparation and speaking techniques.

This program is conducted in six, two hour sessions. 

What can Speechcraft do for you?

It can improve your communication skills so that you are less afraid to talk in front of people.   You will find that your improved presentation skills will help you to win the respect and admiration of your colleagues. It can also increase your management potential. 


How does the Program work?

The Speechcraft program exposes each participant to a wide range of communication experiences. You will learn and practice in a friendly, non‑ threatening environment, not in a classroom. There are no instructors or professors, and you won't be "graded" on your work and progress. You will be learning these speaking skills with other people who are there for the same reason you are. You will be guided in your learning by people just like you, who once feared speaking and have successfully developed their public speaking skills. Together you will help one another grow and develop as a speaker and best of all, you will have fun as you learn.

It is a facilitated, structured and highly interactive program. Each participant receives a Toastmasters Speechcraft Handbook plus a range of other materials. These provide valuable reference material after the program is finished.

Upon completion of the basic course you may continue your training at a Toastmasters Club.    


How much will you achieve in this program:

As in any personal learning endeavor your progress in the program depends on the effort you put into it. If you prepare for each meeting and participate actively, you will enjoy improved speaking skills and increased self confidence that will benefit you in all areas of your life.


Rae Stonehouse brings over twenty years of public speaking experience within the Toastmasters organization. In a leadership capacity he has served in varying Toastmaster club officer roles as well as terms as an Area Governor, Division Governor and District Governor. He has organized and presented many workshops and training seminars.

Rae is qualified as an Adult Educator having received his B.C. Provincial Instructor’s Diploma at Vancouver Community College. He is currently employed within Interior Health as a Registered Nurse at Braemore Lodge in Penticton.  Rae will be joined by Toastmaster volunteers from within the community.


  • You will need to provide a meeting room that will allow for about 10 people to sit comfortably. A board room style works well.

  • There would be six sessions with the option of an additional one should it be necessary.   

  • Sessions would be two hours in length.

Dates & Times: To be determined. The days of the session don’t have to be the same day every week but should allow enough time between sessions to allow the participants time to complete their homework assignment and prepare their speeches.

  • Facilitator will provide resource manuals and additional resource material.

Fees: Our Corporate Rate is $100.00 per person for the program, (6 X $100 = $600) payable to Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters upon completion.

  • Upon completion of the Speechcraft program, participants would be welcomed to join the Flying Solo Toastmasters club if they were interested and would get credit for the first three projects in our Competent Communication program.

Contact us to learn more about This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rae 250-451-6564 to book your session.


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