Did you know that one of the rungs you must complete for the new Pathways DTM is to sponsor a club, conduct a Youth Leadership Program or conduct a SpeechCraft?
If SpeechCraft is something you’d like to try, there are a few things you should know...
SpeechCraft is a versatile membership building tool. It can be used in lieu of a demo meeting to build interest in starting a club. One savvy corporate club in the district is currently using it to train executives in public speaking skills, thus building its own club brand. An existing club can use SpeechCraft to target a specific potential member population. For example, a club wishing to add more young professionals to its member base might offer a SpeechCraft that helps people strengthen their job interviewing skills.
A Speechcraft course prepares participants for increased and broadened responsibilities in their workplace and community. Surveys of Human Resource professionals have shown that they seek and promote individuals with good communication and organization skills.
It is also a great way to promote the value of the Toastmasters program, enabling prospective new members to experience, first-hand, what Toastmasters is all about. Toastmasters clubs may conduct Speechcraft Courses:
Order SpeechCraft materials from toastmasters.org. https://www.toastmasters.org/shop/education/programs-and-modules/205--Speechcraft-Starter-Kit