Toastmasters Project 10

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10. Inspire Your Audience

An inspirational speech motivates an audience to improve personally, emotionally, professionally, or spiritually and relies heavily on emotional appeal. It brings the audience together in a mood of fellowship and shared desire, builds the audience’s enthusiasm, then proposes a change or plan and appeals to the audience to adopt this change or plan.

This speech will last longer than your previous talks, so make arrangements in advance with your VP Education and meeting Toastmaster for extra time.

Time: 8 – 10 minutes
• To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement.
• Appeal to the audience’s needs and emotions, using stories, anecdotes and quotes to add drama.
• Avoid using notes.

Toastmasters Speech 10:The Journey Of Opportunity For Growth

Project 10 Objectives – Inspire the audience

Angi Anderson’s #10 speech, which earned her Competent Communicator.

Arnie Buss’ #10 speech in his second pass through the CC manual

Sally presents her tenth project from the basic Toastmasters CC manual.

Fred Sadler’s #10 Speech

Brian Anderson’s inspirational #10 speech

Obama in Chicago



Listen to “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King

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Toastmasters Project 9

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9. Persuade with Power

The ability to persuade – to get other people to understand, accept, and act upon your ideas – is a valuable skill. Your listeners will be more likely to be persuaded if they perceive you as credible, if you use logic and emotion in your appeal, if you carefully structure your speech and if you appeal to their interests. Avoid using notes because they may cause listeners to doubt your sincerity, knowledge, and conviction.

Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Objectives: • Persuade listeners to adopt your viewpoint or ideas or to take some action.
• Appealing to the audience’s interests.
• Use logic and emotion to support your position.
• Avoid using notes.

Shenequa Mitchell’s #9 speech about how endings are really beginnings

Speech #9 – Graham Booth – Shark Finning

Eu Jin’s #9 Speech

Reuben’s #9 Speech – “Remember, remember the 27th of September”

#9 Speech – List It or Lose It

Chris: Evaluating Shari for Project #9, “Persuade Your Audience”