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Role Objective

Successfully present a Manual or competition speech to the meeting at a higher standard than your preceding presentations.

Description of Role

Prepare a speech as described in your Manual assignment and present this to the meeting. Act on that part of the evaluation you receive that you consider to be constructively useful to your growth.

Preparation

Observe Manual recommendations and speech objectives as to research etc.

Timing

As per Manual

Procedure

Read the evaluations from your previous assignments. Be sure to heed any constructive advice that you have received.

Write a speech working from the objectives to your end product rather than from an idea contorted to minimally fit your Manual objectives. Write the speech as far in front of the delivery date as possible. This gives time for revision, as what you first write may well not sound too great a few days or weeks later. Last minute compositions often show.

Never give a non-manual speech except at contests. It makes hard for evaluators not having objectives and it doesn't give the audience any real idea as to what you are trying to achieve. It merely demonstrates disregard for the TI program and that you can't be bothered finding a manual. There are adequate challenges in the TI Manuals for most people.

Rehearse, practice, drill and rehearse.

Use the fear management techniques on this web site if this an issue for you.

Brief your evaluator on areas that you feel may need attention.

Take your manual to the meeting for the evaluator to write up.

Deliver the speech at the apponted time.

Key points

Practise does not make perfect; Perfect Practise makes perfect. Study the manual carefully.

Check List

Most manual assignments have an evaluation check list. Read this before you deliver to see what the evaluator will be looking at.

Desirable Outcome

Added personal growth through further pursuit of the TI program