I’ve been working towards my Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) designation in fits and starts.
My most recent run at it was from last July through September, in which I completed all five speech projects in the Interpersonal Communication manual.
I have five more speech projects to give in order to complete the speech requirements for Advanced Communicator Gold. In addition to the speech requirements, there is also a mentoring requirement and workshop requirement.
For my remaining five speech projects, I have chosen the Persuasive Speaking manual. It has something in common with the Interpersonal Communication manual – they both have speech projects which consist of a role play with a partner.
Project 1 is The Effective Salesperson.
The speech objectives are:
- Recognize a buyer’s thought processes in making a purchase.
- Elicit information from a prospective buyer through questions.
- Match the buyer’s situation with the most appropriate product.
- TIME: 8 to 12 minutes
It has become so easy to procrastinate on preparing and giving those last five speeches.
Time to give myself another push and get this done.