Competent Communicator

Speech 1 : The Ice Breaker CC#1 
Objectives:
• To begin speaking before an audience,
• To discover speaking skills you already have and skills that need some attention
Time: Four to Six minutes (4-6min)

Speech 2 : Organize your speech CC#2
Objectives:
• Select and appropriate outline which allows listeners to easily follow and understand your speech,
• Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that message,
• Use appropriate transitions when moving from one idea to another,
• Create a strong opening and conclusion
Time: Five to Seven minutes(5-7min)

Speech 3 : Get to the Point CC#3
Objectives:
• Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes,
• Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes,
• Ensure the beginning; body and conclusion reinforce the purposes,
• Project sincerity and conviction and control any nervousness you may feel,
• Strive not to use notes
Time: Five to Seven minutes(5-7min)

Speech 4 : How to say it CC#4
Objectives:
• Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately and vividly,
• Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas,
• Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words. Use correct grammar,
Time: Five to Seven minutes(5-7min)

Speech 5 : Your Body Speaks CC#5
Objectives:
• Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions and eye contact to express your message and achieve your speech’s purpose,
• Make your body language smooth and natural,
Time: Five to Seven minutes(5-7min)

Speech 6 :Vocal Variety CC#6
Objectives:
• Use voice volume, pitch, rate and quality to reflect and add meaning and interest to your message,
• Use pauses to enhance your message,
• Use vocal variety smoothly and naturally,
Time: Five to Seven minutes(5-7min)

Speech 7 : Research your topic CC#7
Objectives:
• Collect information about your topic from numerous sources,
• Carefully support your points and opinions with specific facts, examples and illustrations gathered through research,
Time: Five to Seven minutes(5-7min)

Speech 8 : Get comfortable with Visual aids CC#8
Objectives:
• Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and the audience,
• Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence,
Time: Five to Seven minutes(5-7min)

Speech 9 : Persuade with Power CC#9
Objectives:
• Persuade listeners to adopt your viewpoint or ideas or to take some action,
• Appeal to the audience’s interests,
• Use logic and emotion to support your position,
• Avoid using notes,
Time: Five to Seven minutes(5-7min)

Speech 10 : Inspire your audience CC#10
Objectives:
• To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement,
• Appeal to the audience’s needs and emotions, using stories, anecdotes and quotes to add drama,
• Avoid using notes,
Time: Eight to Ten minutes(8-10min)

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