Competent Communicator

Speech 1 : The Ice Breaker CC#1 
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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)

Congratulations!!!! You just finished your CC. Use this document to submit your award: Competent Communicator Award Application

Club Officers’ roles

President: President Roles Document
As the person who sets the tone for the club, you are expected to provide helpful, supportive leadership for all of the club’s activities.
You motivate, make peace and facilitate as required. Though you must occasionally step in and make a difficult decision, rarely do so without consulting club members and other club officers. Strive to show respect for all members, even when you do not agree with them, and provide leadership for all.
Stay current on all new developments via The Leader Letter.

Vice President Education: VPE Roles Document
As vice president education, you schedule members’ speeches, verify the completion of projects and serve as a resource for questions about education awards, speech contests and the mentor program. You are an important source of Toastmasters knowledge for club members and it is your job to become familiar with all aspects
of the Toastmasters education program.

Vice President Membership: VPM Roles Document
You promote the club and manage the process of bringing in guests and transforming them into members.
By initiating contact with guests, helping them feel welcome and providing them with the information they need to join, you help maintain a constant influx of new people into your club.You also attentively monitor membership levels and strategize with the rest of the executive committee about how to overcome membership challengeswhen they occur.

Vice President Public Relations: VPPR Roles Document
You promote the club to the local community and notify the media about the club’s existence and the benefits it provides. You promote the club, update web content and safeguard the Toastmasters brand identity. It’s your job to notify the media whenever your club does something newsworthy.
As vice president public relations, you’ll find yourself writing news releases, creating and distributing fliers and maintaining the club’s presence on the web and in the community.
Stay current on all new developments via The Leader Letter, Toastmaster magazine and Toastmasters International’s social media channels

Secretary: Secretary Roles Document
You maintain all club records, manage club files, handle club correspondence and take the minutes at each club and executive committee meeting. You are also in charge of updating and distributing a roster of the current paid membership and keeping the club officer list current for Toastmasters International.
Though some clubs combine the secretary role with the treasurer, it’s best to have a dedicated secretary who can help reduce the workload of the treasurer and occasionally assist the vice president education as well.
Stay current on all new developments via The Leader Letter. Order supplies for the club as needed.

Treasurer: Treasurer Roles Document
You are the club’s accountant. You manage the club’s bank account, writing checks as approved by the executive committee and depositing dues and other club revenues. You are also in charge of submitting membership-renewal dues to World Headquarters (accompanied by the names of renewing members), filing necessary tax documents and keeping timely, accurate, up-to-date financial records for the club.
Though the treasurer’s duties are usually not the most demanding of all the club leadership positions, the consequences for members can be serious when they’re not completed accurately and on time.
Stay current on all new developments via The Leader Letter.

Sergeant at Arm: SAA Roles Document
You keep track of the club’s physical property, such as the banner, lectern, timing device and other meeting materials. You arrive early to prepare the meeting place for members and stay late to stow all of the club’s equipment. You are also in charge of the meeting place itself, obtaining a new space when necessary and maintaining con- tact with the people who allow you to use the space for your club meetings.
The sergeant at arms also has a role to play during business meetings, speech contests and other special club events. For example, the sergeant at arms escorts potential new members outside of the club’s meeting place while the members vote on admitting them to the club. The sergeant at arms stands at the door while
contestants compete in speech contests to ensure that the speaker is not interrupted by latecomers.
Stay current on all new developments via The Leader Letter

Congratulations!!!! You just finished your CL. Use this document to submit your award: Competent Leader Award Application