Speechcraft is the quickest means by which people can jump right into the process of improving their speaking skills. Designed mainly for non-Toastmasters, this workshop covers a number of topics that is vital for effective public speaking. Topics include the following:
- Take the Terror Out of a Talk
- Speech Organization
- Constructing a Speech
- How to Relate to Your Audience
- Use of Gestures
- Vocal Variety
- Using Visual Aids
- Effective Speech Evaluation
Speechcraft normally takes six to eight hours over the course of four, six or eight meetings, depending upon the pace and schedule set by the participants and by the hosting team. Over the course of these sessions, participants will learn effective public speaking skills and have the opportunity to practice the skills within the Speechcraft group.
There usually is a nominal fee, which covers the cost of materials for the workshop, as well as an initial membership in the hosting Toastmaster Club. The club membership will help you solidify your new skills and develop an effective speaking style.