Speaking Skills

Members who wish to work on their speaking skills begin with the Competent Communication manual included in the New Member Kit. Once they have completed this manual, they can progress to manuals in the Advanced Communication Series.

Competent Communication manual

The 10 speech projects in this manual will help you develop your speaking skills one step at a time. When you finish all of the projects, you are eligible for Competent Communicator (CC) recognition. You’ll receive a Competent Communicator certificate and, if this is your first CC award, two Advanced Communication Series manuals free of charge.

Ten projects for Competent Communicators

  1. The Icebreaker (download)
  2. Organise your Speech
  3. Get to the Point
  4. How to Say It
  5. Your Body Speaks
  6. Vocal Variety
  7. Research your Topic
  8. Get Comfortable with Visual Aids
  9. Persuade with Power
  10. Inspire Your Audience

Advanced Communication Series

After receiving CC recognition, you can work in the Advanced Communication Series manuals. There are 15 manuals, each containing five speech projects. Many of the manuals are career-oriented. You choose the manuals you want to complete and the skills you want to learn. Working in the advanced manuals, you’ll refine and enhance your speaking skills and become eligible for for the following awards:

  • Advanced Communicator Bronze, ACB
  • Advanced Communicator Silver, ACS
  • Advanced Communicator Gold, ACG

When you have also completed all steps of the leadership programme, you become a “Distinguished Toastmaster” (DTM).

Read more about the Toastmasters Educational Program at Toastmasters.org