What is Speechcraft? Speechcraft is a program run by Toastmasters and designed to help you develop effective and energetic public speaking and leadership skills.
The course consists of six 2-hour workshops held weekly from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Who can attend? The course is open to anyone over 18. (Courses can sometimes be arranged to accommodate 16 – 18 year-olds)
How much does it cost? The cost is $95 for the full six-week course. ($85 payable to the school, plus $10 payable on the first night, for materials).
Where is it held? The course is held at Stafford Heights State School,
95 Redwood St, Stafford Heights Q4053
When is the next course? We run four courses each year – one per school term.
Next course:- Term 4: Commences 9th October 2017
How do I enrol? Enrolments are handled by the Stafford Heights State School P & C Association’s Community Education Program. To enquire about enrolling on the next course, contact Diane Mott, the Adult Evening Class Co-ordinator. Email “communityedsh at optusnet.com.au”, or you can SMS her on 0410 494 673 (Text messages only). During school term, Di is available by phone on 3359-9412.
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More about Speechcraft
Speechcraft is a program run by Toastmasters and designed to help you develop effective and energetic public speaking and leadership skills. You will learn these skills during 6 two hour meetings run by Stafford Heights Toastmasters in conjunction with the Stafford Heights State School P & C Association’s Community Education Program. During each meeting you will learn and practice speaking and evaluation skills, and you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced speakers.
You will learn and practice in a friendly, non-threatening environment. There are no instructors or professors, and you won’t be “graded” on your work or progress. You will be learning these speaking skills with other people who are there for the same reason you are. You will be guided in your learning by people just like you, people who also once feared public speaking. Together you will help one another grow and develop as speakers. And, best of all, you will have fun as you learn.
At the end of the course you will receive a certificate to show you have completed the Speechcraft course and a letter for your CV.
The format to Speechcraft is very similar to the format of a typical Toastmaster’s meeting and if you wished to join Toastmasters to further hone your speaking skills, after you finish the course, you would be most welcome to do so.
How will you benefit?
- Develop better speaking and presentation skills
- Listen carefully and analytically to others
- Learn to think quickly and clearly on your feet
- Learn to control nerves (overcome those um’s and ah’s)
- How to perform different speaking roles eg: how to be MC at a wedding
The Speechcraft course consists of a 2 hour workshop (7:00PM to 9:00PM) per week for 6 weeks covering topics such as:
- Planning your presentation or speech (structure, content and organisation)
- Practical exercises in presenting 2 prepared speeches and other smaller segments on the programme with hints for improvement from a Toastmaster
- Role of Master of Ceremonies
- Impromptu speaking (techniques to think quickly on your feet)
- Controlling nerves and stage fright
- The role of language and vocal variety (verbal and vocal components)
- Body language (non-verbal component of a speech)
- Different speaking roles (toasts, eulogies, award presentations, vote of thanks, speeches at a wedding)
- Individual communication preferences (what you see, hear, feel)
- Benefits and use of visual aids / overheads / microphone / flip charts / objects (props)
The course is organised in conjunction with Stafford Heights Community Education. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ComEdSH/ . A copy of the Term brochure and enrolment form is usually available by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ComEdSH/photos . Look for the photos labelled with the current Term number and year. (make sure it is the current term). The Speechcraft course is listed on Page 1 under Personal Development – Speechmaking.
For further info., just email us (Stafford Heights Toastmasters Club). See Contact Us page, or phone 1300 920 621.
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