Two of our members, Kitty Huang and Keesler Welch, will be holding a Speechcraft session in January during MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP). The four sessions are open to the community and no affiliation with MIT is required.
Kitty Huang, Copywriter, Screenwriter, journalist and teacher
Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required. Limited to 13 participants.
When: (4) Wednesday sessions in January from 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning January 7, 2015
Attendance: Participants are urged to attend all sessions, although it’s not mandatory.
Where: Building E-51, MIT’s Tang Center, Room 057
Fee: $5 for Toastmasters International Speechcraft Workbook
Speechcraft sessions are short courses in public speaking offered by Toastmasters International for people not wishing to make the full commitment to join a Club.
Class One: Introduction and Speechcraft Meeting
Objectives: Understand the practical use of speech communication and introduce the skills students will learn in Speechcraft. Learn the sessions of a typical speechcraft meeting on Table Topics, Speech Delivery, and Evaluation.
Class Two: The Icebreaker and Introducing a Speaker
Objectives: Begin speaking in front of an audience. Benefit from evaluation to improe speaking skills. Start with self-introduction. Introduce a speaker effectively.
Class Three: Speech Organization and Get to the Point
Objectives: Arrange thoughts into a logical sequence that leads audience to a clearly defined goal. Build a clear outline that includes opening, body and conclusion. Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes. Organize a speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes. Ensure the body, opening and conclusion achieve those purposes.
Class Four: Evaluate the Speaker and Your Body Speaks
Objectives: Learn the listening and speaking techniques for evaluation. Evaluate a speaker. Use gestures and body movement as part of the speech delivery. Explore different ways to use body language. Develop a natural and smooth body movement.
*participants who attend all sessions will receive a certificate.
Contact: Keesler Welch, E53-307, Keesler@MIT.edu
If you’re interested in volunteering or signing up as a participant, please contact Keesler