Speak before an audience; Use existing speaking skills; Introduce self to fellow club members.
Competent Communication Manual 4. How to Say It
A little bit of magic
Words and sentence structure communicate the ideas clearly, accurately and vividly; Rhetorical devices enhance and emphasize ideas; No jargon or unnecessary words; Correct grammar used.
Competent Communication Manual 3. Get to the Point
The right step
Organize speech to achieve general and specific purpose; Reinforce purpose with beginning, body, and conclusion; Project sincerity and conviction; Control nervousness; Strive to not use notes.
Competent Communication Manual 9. Persuade With Power
Aiming for the highest award
Persuade listeners to adopt viewpoint or ideas, or to take some action; Appeal to the audience’s interests; Use logic and emotion to support the position; Avoid using notes.
Competent Communication Manual 10. Inspire Your Audience
Opportunities not Bad or Good Luck
Inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives, challenge 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.
Competent Communication Manual 8. Get Comfortable With Visual Aids
Select visual aids that are appropriate for the message and the audience; Use two or more visual aids correctly with ease and confidence.