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Description of Role

Prepare a speech as described in your Pathways assignment and present this to the meeting.

Preparation

Well before presenting your speech, read the Pathways requirements and view the trainng material. Prepare early to give yourself the best chance of success.

Timing

As per Pathways objectives.

Procedure

Write a speech working from the objectives to your end product rather than from an idea contorted to minimally fit your Pathways 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 efforts often show themselves for being just that..

Never give a non-Pathways speech except at contests or if asked to do an impromptu speech. 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 delivering a Pathways assignment.

Rehearse, practice, drill and rehearse.

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

Make your assignment objectives and evaluation form available to your evaluator either by email, in printed form or via Zoom.

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. Review your material to ensure you wil meet your speech objectives.

Desirable Outcome

Added personal growth through further pursuit of the TI program