Presentation Mastery
Level 1 Mastering Fundamentals

Icebreaker
This foundational project is designed to introduce you to your club and the skills you need to begin your Toastmasters journey.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to introduce yourself to the club and learn the basic structure of a public speech.
Overview: Write and deliver a speech about any topic to introduce yourself to the club. Your speech may be humorous, informational, or any other style that appeals to you.
This project includes: 
- A 4- to 6-minute speech

Evaluation and feedback
This project addresses the skills needed to give and receive feedback. You will learn about giving, receiving and applying feedback.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to present a speech on any topic, receive feedback, and apply the feedback to a second speech.
Overview: Choose any topic for your first 5- to 7-minute speech. After your speech, carefully review your feedback. At a different club meeting, present a 5- to 7-minute speech in which you incorporate feedback from your first speech. You may choose to present the same speech again or a new speech. Your second speech should reflect some or all of the feedback from your first speech. Finally, after you have completed both speeches, serve as an evaluator at a club meeting and deliver constructive feedback about another member's presentation.
This project includes:
- A 5- to 7-minute speech
- Incorporating feedback from your first speech into a second 5- to 7-minute speech
- Serving as a speech evaluator

Researching and presenting
This project addresses topic selection strategies, suggestions for research and methods for producing a well organised speech.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to learn or review basic research methods and present a well-organised, well-researched speech on any topic.
Overview: Select a topic that you are not already familiar with or that you wish to learn more about. Be sure your topic is narrow enough to be an effective 5- to 7-minute speech. Research the topic and begin organising the information, as described in this project. Practice your speech and continue to refine its organisation. Present your speech at a club meeting.
This project includes:
- Researching a topic
- The Research Worksheet
- The Speech Outline Worksheet
- A 5- to 7-minute speech

Level 2 Learning Your Style

Understanding your communication style
This project focuses on recognising your preferred communication style and understanding how your style impacts your interactions with others.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to learn about different communication styles and identify your primary style.
Overview: Complete the Discover Your Communication Style questionnaire to help you identify your style. Deliver a 5- to 7-minute speech at a club meeting about your communication style and its impact on your professional and/or personal relationships. If you are uncomfortable discussing your communication style, you may speak about the communication styles you have encountered and how they impact you. Your speech should not be a report of the content of this project.
This project includes:
- The Discover Your Communication Style questionnaire
- A 5- to 7-minute speech 

Effective body language
This project focuses on how to recognise body language used when speaking publicly and how to use gestures to enhance speech content.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to deliver a speech with awareness of your intentional and unintentional body language, as well as to learn, practice, and refine how you use nonverbal communication when delivering a speech.
Overview: Prepare a 5- to 7-minute speech on a topic that lends itself to expression through your movement and gestures. Video record your presentation and get feedback from your mentor or another reviewer before speaking to your club. If you do not have access to a recording device, perform your speech in front of a mirror and make adjustments before your scheduled speech.
This project includes:
- A 5- to 7-minute speech

Introduction to toastmasters mentoring
This project introduces the value of mentorship and the Toastmasters view of mentors and protégés.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to clearly define how Toastmasters envisions mentoring.
Overview: Write and present a 5- to 7-minute speech about a time when you were a protégé. Share the impact and importance of having a mentor. This speech is not a report on the content of this project.
Note: Every member in Toastmasters Pathways must complete this project.
This project includes:
- A 5- to 7-minute speech 

Level 3 Increasing Knowledge

Persuasive speaking
This project focuses on reaching consensus and the importance of including all group members in the decision making process.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to work with a group to practice reaching consensus on any topic.
Overview: Apply the techniques described in the project to practice leading a group of people toward consensus at a club meeting in 20 minutes. Choose a topic that will offer you and your group a challenge, but avoid topics that you know are unlikely to reach consensus in the timeframe. (Note: It is ok if you cannot reach consensus in 20 minutes.) Then, give a 2- to 3-minute closing statement on the experience or the decision.
You may also choose to lead a non-Toastmasters group toward consensus. Apply the techniques described in the project. Choose a topic that will offer you and your group a challenge. At a club meeting, deliver a 5- to 7-minute speech about the experience. Your speech can be persuasive, humorous, informational, or crafted in any style that appeals to you and supports your speech content. Submit your signed Project Completion Form to the vice president education.
This project includes:
- Leading a non-Toastmasters group toward consensus
- A 5- to 7-minute speech
- The Project Completion Form

LEVEL 4 Building Skills

Managing a difficult audience
This project covers common behaviours of difficult audience members and how to address each behaviour in a calm, effective and professional way.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to practice the skills needed to address audience challenges when you present outside of your Toastmasters club.
Overview: Prepare a 5- to 7-minute speech on a topic of your choosing. You may write a new speech or use a speech you presented previously. You will be evaluated on the way you manage audience disruptions, not the content of your speech. Before your club meeting, send the Role Play Assignments resource to the Toastmaster and vice president education. As you present your speech, respond to different types of difficult audience members that disrupt you. The process of speaking and responding to audience members will take 12 to 15 minutes.
This project includes:
- A role play assignment for club members
- A 5- to 7-minute speech

Plus ONE elective

LEVEL 5 Demonstrate Expertise

Prepare to speak professionally
This project is designed to help you define the attributes of professional speakers and apply that understanding to your own skills as a speaker.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to practice developing and presenting a longer speech
Overview: Write and present an 18- to 22-minute keynote-style speech. Exemplify the point of view or message you would convey as a professional-level speaker. You may choose to use visual aids if they fit your speech and your style. Your speech may be humorous, informational, or any style that appeals to you and supports your speech content. If you receive advance approval from the vice president education, you may present your speech to a non- Toastmasters group.
This project includes:
- The Speech Outline Worksheet
- An 18- to 22-minute keynote-style speech

Plus ONE elective

Reflect on your path
This project is designed to give you an opportunity to share your experience at the end of your path.
Purpose: The purpose of this project is to reflect on your growth during the completion of an entire path.
Overview: At a club meeting, present a 10- to 12-minute speech to share your experience completing your path. Use this as an opportunity to reflect on how far you have come, summarise the skills you have learned and developed, and to celebrate your achievements. Your speech can be humorous, informational, or any style that that appeals to you and supports your speech content.
This project includes:
- The Your Toastmasters Journey resource
- A 10- to 12-minute speech