Better Speaker Series

The Better Speaker Series is a set of educational speeches on speaking-related topics. Each module provides practical tips that can be of benefit to all members. Included in the program are a script outlining the module and a PowerPoint presentation. Each module is designed to be presented as a 10 – 15 minute speech.

The chart below provides information about each of the Better Speaker Series presentations along with a link for members to download the module at no cost. The Better Speaker Series is also available individually or as a set in hard copy (shop online). Note that you will need to login to the Toastmaster site in order to download or purchase hard copies of the series.

Presentation of a Better Speaker Series module can help fulfill one of the requirements for Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) award.

Presentation
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Description

Digital Content

Beginning Your Speech

Suggestions for starting off your speech right.

270DCD
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Concluding Your Speech

Tips for ending your speech with power. Includes a script and a PowerPoint presentation.

271DCD
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Controlling Your Fear

Techniques for overcoming nervousness when speaking.

272DCD
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Impromptu Speaking

Don’t be caught off balance when speaking off-the-cuff!

273DCD
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Selecting Your Topic

Running out of speech ideas? Here’s how to develop new ones. 

274DCD
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Know Your Audience

If you can relate to your audience, they will relate to you.

275DCD
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Organizing Your Speech

Once you know what to say, consider next the when and the how.

276DCD
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Creating an Introduction

Great introductions should precede great speeches.

277DCD
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Preparation and Practice

Techniques for preparing and rehearsing your next speech.

278DCD
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Using Body Language

Techniques that will help speakers add impact and reduce distractions through appropriate body language.

279DCD
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