Paths, Levels and Electives

Persuasive Influence

This path helps you build your skills as an innovative communicator and leader. The projects on this path focus on how to negotiate a positive outcome together with building strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills. Each project emphasizes developing leadership skills to use in complex situations, as well as creating innovative solutions to challenges. This path culminates in a “High Performance Leadership” project of your design.


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
  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Active Listening
  • Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

Level3
Increasing Knowledge
  • Understanding Conflict Resolution

Choose 2 of the following:

  • Connect with Storytelling
  • Connect with Your Audience
  • 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
  • Researching and Presenting

Level4
Building Skills
  • Leading in Difficult Situations

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
  • 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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