Paths, Levels and Electives

Innovative Planning

This path helps you build your skills as a public speaker and leader. The projects on this path focus on developing a strong connection with audience members when you present, speech writing and speech delivery. The projects contribute to building an understanding of the steps to manage a project, as well as creating innovative solutions. This path culminates in a “High Performance Leadership” project of your design.


Five Levels


Level1
Mastering Fundamentals
  • Ice Breaker
  • Evaluation and Feedback
  • Researching and Presenting

Level2
Learning Your Style
  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Connect With Your Audience
  • Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

Level3
Increasing Knowledge
  • Present a Proposal

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
  • Know Your Sense of Humor
  • Make Connections Through Networking
  • Prepare for an Interview
  • Understanding Vocal Variety
  • Using Descriptive Language
  • Using Presentation Software

Level4
Building Skills
  • Manage Projects Successfully

Choose 1 of the following:

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

Level5
Demonstrating Expertise
  • High Performance Leadership
  • Reflect on Your Path

Choose 1 of the following:

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



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