If you are an experienced member, Speechcraft is a great opportunity for you to present the fundamentals of public speaking to non-members. It can be offered as an integral part of your club meeting or as a seminar-style program presented outside of your club. The content can be delivered in four, six or eight sessions.

Speechcraft sessions are also beneficial to club growth
  • When you present Speechcraft inside the club setting, it’s easier for participants to become members.
  • If you present it outside of the club setting, the sessions can lead to the formation of a new Toastmasters club.

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Program Duration
  • Speechcraft runs in 3 hour sessions spread over 10 weeks for a total of 30 hours. Most commercially available courses run over an intense two or three days but we believe that the Speechcraft approach is much more effective because it gives participants time to assimilate the skills taught, reflect on them and then put them into practice. This is the reason as to why the entire course is spread over a period of 10 weeks.
Benefits of Pathways
  • Gain confidence in public speaking
  • Learn to think quickly and clearly
  • Become an effective listener
  • Use body language and visual aids
  • Advance your social skills
  • Improve your job or promotion prospects
What will participants do in a Speechcraft Course?

During this practical course, participants will prepare and deliver 3-4 speeches. These are 3-5 minutes long and on a subject of their choice. They will also participate in impromptu speaking sessions (known as “Table Topics”) and they’ll learn how to evaluate other speakers using the criteria in the Speechcraft manual. Experienced Toastmasters will also deliver “educational talks”, where they’ll learn how to prepare their speech, hear tips on delivery techniques, and find out how to evaluate other speakers.

The following educational sessions will be presented as part of the Speechcraft program:

  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Selecting your Topic
  • Organize your Speech
  • Preparation & Practice
  • Speaking with Conviction
  • Using Body Language
  • Evaluate to Motivate
  • Take the Terror out of a Talk
  • Vocal Variety
  • Asserting Yourself Effectively
  • How to conduct effective meetings
  • Motivating People

What will participants do in a Speechcraft Course?
When participants begin the Speechcraft Course, they’ll be given their own personal Toastmasters Speechcraft manual. This manual sets out the speech projects (or assignments) they’ll complete during the course. Each project has set objectives, notes on to how to prepare the speech, and an evaluation guide for the evaluator.

Every Speechcrafter will be assigned a mentor. Mentors are usually experienced Toastmasters, who are available for advice, help and support during the course. The Speechcraft Coordinator is always available for help as well.

At the end of the Speechcraft program, during the Graduation session, every participant will be presented with an official Toastmasters International Certificate of graduation. This is an internationally recognised award.

What can I do with the Speechcraft Certificate
The certificate is internationally recognised and is valid and useful for your career.

What is the next step after Speechcraft?
At the end of the program, participants will have a clear idea of what Toastmasters offers and take an informed decision to join a Toastmasters club. Such informed decisions make for sustainable clubs. Typically, corporates sponsor Speechcraft for interested employees, as the preparatory step before starting Toastmaster clubs. Speechcraft is a charged program. Ideal batch size is 20 to 25. Forming/Joining a Toastmasters club after Speechcraft is optional.