Specialty Speeches

#1 - Speak Off The Cuff

Time: 5 - 7 minutes

    * Develop an awareness of situations in which you might be called upon to deliver an impromptu speech.
    * Understand how to prepare for impromptu speaking.
    * Develop skill as a speaker in the impromptu situation by using one or more patterns to approach a topic under discussion; for example, comparing a past, present, and future situation, or before and after.

#2 - Uplift the Spirit

Time: 8 - 10 minutes

    * Identify and understand the basic differences between inspirational speeches and other kinds of speeches.
    * Learn how to evaluate audience feeling and develop emotional rapport.
    * Develop a speech style and delivery that effectively expresses inspirational content by moving the audience to adopt your views.

#3 - Sell a Product

Time: 10 - 12 minutes

    * Understand the relationship of sales technique to persuasion.
    * Skillfully use the four steps in a sales presentation: attention, interest, desire, action.
    * Identify and promote a unique selling proposition in a sales presentation.

#4 - Read Out Loud

Time: 12 - 15 minutes

    * Arrive at an understanding of the elements that comprise oral interpretation and how it differs from preparing and giving a speech.
    * Learn the preparation or planning techniques of effective interpretation.
    * Learn the principles of presentation and develop skill in interpretive reading with regard to voice and body as instruments of communication.

#5 - Introduce the Speaker

Time: duration of a club meeting

    * Focus on the special occasion talk from the standpoint of the introducer (function, chairman, toastmaster, master of ceremonies).
    * Become knowledgeable and skilled in the functions associated with the master of ceremonies.
    * Handle the introduction of other speakers at a club meeting.