Paths, Levels and Electives

Engaging Humor

This path is designed to help you build your skills as a humorous and engaging public speaker. The projects on this path focus on understanding your sense of humor and how that sense of humor translates to engaging audience members. The projects contribute to developing an understanding of how to effectively use humor in a speech, including challenging situations and impromptu speeches. This path culminates in an extended humorous speech that will allow you to apply what you learned.


Five Levels


Level1
Mastering Fundamentals
  • Ice Breaker
  • Writing a Speech with Purpose
  • Introduction to Vocal Variety and Body Language
  • Evaluation and Feedback

Level2
Learning Your Style
  • Know Your Sense of Humor
  • Connect with Your Audience
  • Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

Level3
Increasing Knowledge
  • Engage Your Audience With Humor

Choose 2 of the following:

  • Active Listening
  • Connect with Storytelling
  • Creating Effective Visual Aids
  • Deliver Social Speeches
  • Effective Body Language
  • Focus on the Positive
  • Inspire Your Audience
  • Make Connections Through Networking
  • Prepare for an Interview
  • Understanding Vocal Variety
  • Using Descriptive Language
  • Using Presentation Software
  • Researching and Presenting

Level4
Building Skills
  • The Power of Humor in an Impromptu Speech

Choose 1 of the following:

  • Building a Social Media Presence
  • Create a Podcast
  • Manage Online Meetings
  • Manage Projects Successfully
  • Managing a Difficult Audience
  • Public Relations Strategies
  • Question-and-Answer Session
  • Write a Compelling Blog

Level5
Demonstrating Expertise
  • Deliver Your Message With Humor
  • Reflect on Your Path

Choose 1 of the following:

  • Ethical Leadership
  • High Performance Leadership
  • Leading in Your Volunteer Organization
  • Lessons Learned
  • Moderate a Panel Discussion
  • Prepare to Speak Professionally



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