COMPETENT COMMUNICATOR SPEECHES
In order to improve your confidence and speaking skills each person delivers a series of speeches from the Competent Communicator Manual. Then you move on to the advanced manuals. There are 18 of these!!!

In the first manual, these are the stages: 1 to 10. There are set objectives for each speech.


1. First Speech: Purpose: 'The Ice Breaker'
Speech Time: 4 - 6 minutes
Objectives:
To begin speaking before an audience
To discover speaking skills you already have and skills that need some attention

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 2: Second Speech: Purpose: Organize your speech
Time: 5 - 7 minutes
Objectives:
Select an 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.
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3.Third Speech
Purpose: Get to the Point
Time: 5 - 7 minutes
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
Strive not to use notes
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4. Fourth SpeechPurpose: How to say it
Time: 5 - 7 minutes
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
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5. Fifth SpeechPurpose: Your Body Speaks
Time: 5 - 7 minutes
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
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6. Sixth SpeechPurpose: Vocal variety

Time: 5 - 7 minutes

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
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Seventh Speech:  Purpose: Research your topic
Time: 5 - 7 minutes
Objectives:
Collect information about your topic from numerous sources
Carefully support your points and opinions with specific facts, examples and illustrations gathered through research
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Eighth Speech: Purpose: Get comfortable with visual aids
Time: 5 - 7 minutes
Objectives:
Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and the audience
Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence
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Ninth Speech: Purpose: Persuade with power
Time: 5 - 7 minutes
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
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Tenth Speech: Purpose: Inspire your audience
Time: 8 - 10 minutes
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

 

 


 

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