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The Pathways Program - First Steps

The new Pathways program offers a multitude of opportunities to develop communication skills. You can read all about it here You will need to log in and then select the "Choose your path" option to check out what's available and what is needed. Warning - navigating the Pathways interface does have a learning curve.

Level 1

The first asssignments (Level 1) are the same no matter for which Path you opt. Level 1 is comprised of 4 projects:-

1. Ice Breaker

Write and deliver a speech (#1) about any topic. Your speech may be humorous, informational, or any other style that appeals to you in 5-to-7 minutes. Evaluation form 1

2. Evaluation and Feedback

Choose any topic for a 5- to 7-minute speech (#2). After your speech, carefully review your feedback. At a different club meeting, present another 5- to 7-minute speech (#3) in which you incorporate feedback from your previous speech. You may choose to present the same speech again or a new speech. Your second (#3) 5-to-7 minute speech should incorporate feedback from your first (#2) speech. Evaluation form 2  

Finally, after you have completed both speeches, serve as an evaluator at a club meeting and deliver constructive feedback about another member’s presentation. For rostering reasons, this is likely to be a written only evaluation.  Evaluation form 3

3. Researching and Presenting.

Select a topic that you are not already familiar with or that you wish to learn more about. Research the topic and organise the information, as described in this project. Practice your speech and continue to refine its organisation. Present your 5-to-7 minute speech (#4) at a club meeting.   Evaluation form 4

4. Level 1 Completion—Presentation Mastery

The Toastmasters (World HQ) website details all this here

Request online that the club VP Education approves your completion of Presentation Mastery Level 1.

Three Speeches and an Evaluation and it's all done - you're on your way!


Level 2

NOTE this is a sample only and applies to the Presentation Mastery Path only. Level 2 is where the content becomes Path specific.

1. Understanding Your Communication Style

The purpose of this project is to learn about different communication styles and identify your primary style.Overview: Complete the Discover Your Communication Style questionnaire to help you identify your style. Deliver a 5- to 7-minute speech at a club meeting about your communication style and its impact on your professional and/or personal relationships. Project Checklist   Evaluation form

2. Effective Body Language

The purpose of this project is to deliver a speech with awareness of your intentional and unintentional body language, as well as to learn, practice, and refine how you use nonverbal communication when delivering a speech.
Prepare a 5- to 7-minute speech on a topic that lends itself to expression through your movement and gestures. Video record your presentation and get feedback from your mentor or another reviewer before speaking to your club. Project Checklist   Evaluation form

3. Intoduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

The purpose of this project is to clearly define how Toastmasters envisions mentoring.
Write and present a 5- to 7-minute speech about a time when you were a protégé. Share the impact
and importance of having a mentor. Project Checklist   Evaluation form

4. Level 2 Completion—Presentation Mastery

Request online that the club VP Education approves your completion of Presentation Mastery Level 2.