Paths, Levels and Electives

Strategic Relationships

This path helps you build your skills as a leader in communication. The projects on this path focus on understanding diversity, building personal and/or professional connections with a variety of people and developing a public relations strategy. Communicating well interpersonally and as a public speaker is emphasized in each project. The path culminates in a project to apply your skills as a leader in a volunteer organization.


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
  • Make Connections Through Networking

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
  • Prepare for an Interview
  • Understanding Vocal Variety
  • Using Descriptive Language
  • Using Presentation Software
  • Researching and Presenting

Level4
Building Skills
  • Public Relations Strategies

Choose 1 of the following:

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

Level5
Demonstrating Expertise
  • Leading in Your Volunteer Organization
  • Reflect on Your Path

Choose 1 of the following:

  • Ethical Leadership
  • High Performance Leadership
  • Lessons Learned
  • Moderate a Panel Discussion
  • Prepare to Speak Professionally



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