Tips on the first 10 basic speaking skills everyone needs

Learn everything from speech organization to body language and master the basic communication skills for public speaking
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

This course is a quick guide to the first 10 speeches in the Toastmaster program, otherwise known as the Competent Communication manual. The course will provide a quick overview of the objectives and timing for each project as well as the tips that I have used to successfully complete the project.

Inside the course, you'll find videos, quizzes and sample speeches which will provide you with all the knowledge and tools you need to complete the 10 speeches in an efficient and stress-free manner.

If you're a brand new Toastmaster trying to complete your first 10 speeches or a seasoned Toastmaster who has completed their Competent Communication manual multiple times, anyone can learn something new from practicing and delivering these speeches.

You will learn how to:

  1. Begin speaking before an audience
  2. Organize your speech in a way that helps the audience understand what you are talking about
  3. Make sure that your speech has a focus for the audience
  4. Use language that engages the audience
  5. Use body language to enhance the delivery of your speech
  6. Use your voice in different ways to add meaning and entertainment to your speech
  7. Research your speech and understand the different support material you can use
  8. Become comfortable with visual aids and how they can improve or enhance your speech
  9. Persuade your audience and the steps to convince them of an idea or viewpoint
  10. Inspire your audience with stories

This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee - if you take this course and do not like it for whatever reason, you can get all of your money back, no questions asked. In addition to this, if you PM me and let me know how I can improve my course for you, I will gift you an electronic copy of my book "Make your speech more impactful" as a show of my gratitude.

Hope to see you soon!

What are the requirements?

  • No materials or software needed
  • A desire to improve your communication skills is preferred =)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn tips to help craft speeches that achieves the speech objectives

Who is the target audience?

  • New Public Speakers
  • New Toastmasters

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the course and Competent Communication Manual

This introduction covers:

  • Background on the instructor
  • The reasons why I created this course

In this video, you will learn about who the course is for, what the course will cover and finally, what the students will take away from the course.


In this video, you will learn what Toastmasters is including why it is such a great program for anyone looking to improve their communication and leadership skills.


The website that I showed in my video:

The website has a great overview of the requirements in each education track as well as links to more information on specific requirements (e.g., the Advanced Communication manuals or serving as a district officer).

TM Program Overview Quiz
3 questions

The 10 speeches in the Competent Communication manual are:

  1. The Ice Breaker
  2. Organize Your Speech
  3. Get to the Point
  4. How to Say It
  5. Your Body Speaks
  6. Vocal Variety
  7. Research Your Topic
  8. Get Comfortable with Visual Aids
  9. Persuade with Power
  10. Inspire Your Audience
Section 2: Breaking the ice with your first speech

You will learn valuable tips on what speech topics to cover and getting your first speech completed.

1 question

Test your knowledge on Project 1: The Ice Breaker

My project 1 speech notes
Section 3: Organizing your speech

You will learn valuable tips on how to organize your speech including following a structure, developing an opening body and conclusion and using transitions.

1 question

Understand how to organize your speech

My project 2 speech notes
Section 4: What's the point of your speech?

You will learn tips on determining your speech's general and specific purpose, memorizing your speech and how to practice your speech.

2 questions

Test your knowledge on getting to the point

My project 3 speech notes
Section 5: Speech wording

You will learn tips on completing Project 4 including what kinds of words to use and incorporating rhetorical devices.

1 question

Test your knowledge on how to say it

My project 4 speech notes
Section 6: Body language

You will learn tips on how to use your body to emphasize the messages in your speech.

1 question

Test your knowledge on how your body speaks

My project 5 speech notes
Section 7: Using your voice

You will learn tips on completing Project 6: Vocal Variety including using your voice, selecting the right topic and how to use silence and pitch to add meaning to your speech.

1 question

Test your knowledge on vocal variety

My project 6 speech notes
Section 8: Doing research for your speech

You will learn tips on how to complete Project 7: Research Your Topic including choosing an appropriate topic and understanding the different types of support material available for you to use.

1 question

Test your knowledge for Project 7: Research Your Topic

1 question

Test your knowledge on researching your topic

My project 7 speech notes
Section 9: Using visual aids with your speech

You will learn tips on how to complete Project 8: Get Comfortable with Visual Aids including how to use visual aids effectively in your speech and how to display and use your visual aids smoothly.

1 question

Test your knowledge of getting comfortable with visual aids

1 question

Test your knowledge on getting comfortable with visual aids

MY project 8 speech notes
Section 10: Speech persuasion

You will learn tips on completing Project 9: Persuade with Power including using an appropriate structure for your speech, understanding your audience and an effective way of persuading your audience about a topic.

1 question

Test your knowledge on persuading with power

My project 9 speech notes
Section 11: Inspiring others with your speech

You will learn tips on how to complete Project 10: Inspire Your Audience including selecting the right topic, using an appropriate speech structure for maximum impact and effectiveness and what to focus on to really engage the audience.

1 question

Test your knowledge of how to inspire your audience

My project 10 speech notes

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Instructor Biography

Wang Yip, Management consultant

Hi there, my name's Wang and I currently work as a consultant in Edmonton, AB. Back in 2007, I joined Toastmasters and I believe this has changed the trajectories of both my personal and professional lives since. I have been a Toastmaster for 5+ years (with small breaks in between) and have been working in a professional capacity for 6+ years.

Whether it is speaking engagements with friends (e.g., wedding MC), speech contests (multiple speech contest winner at club and area level in Toastmasters), professional presentations (numerous work presentations) or even Pecha Kucha, I have successfully delivered many speeches in my time. I know how to create good speeches (having created over 50 original speeches); I know how to deliver good speeches and I know how to evaluate and critique speeches - all of this experience means that I can help provide you with the tips and tricks to succeed in your next speech.

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