CC – Competent Communicator
Competent Communication Manual #1 – The Ice Breaker
Speak before an audience; Use existing speaking skills; Introduce self to fellow club members.
Competent Communication Manual #2 – Organize Your Speech
Select an appropriate outline that allows listeners to easily follow and understand your
speech. Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that message. Use appropriate transitions when moving from one idea to another. Create a strong opening and conclusion.
Competent Communication Manual #3 – Get to the Point
Select a speech topic and determine its general and specific purposes. Organize the speech in a manner that best achieves those purposes. Ensure the beginning, body and conclusion reinforces the purposes.
Competent Communication Manual #4 – How to Say It
Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly,
accurately, and vividly. Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas. Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words. Use correct grammar.
Competent Communication Manual #5 – Your Body Speaks
Use stance, movement, gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact to express tour
message and achieve your speech’s purpose. Make your body language smooth and natural. Focus on methods of delivery, but do not overlook speech content.
Competent Communication Manual #6 – Vocal Variety
Use voice volume, pitch, rate, and quality to reflect and add meaning and interest to your
message. Use pauses to enhance your message. Use vocal variety smoothly and naturally.
Competent Communication Manual #7 – Research Your Topic
Collect information about your topic from numerous sources. Carefully support your points and opinions with specific facts, examples, and illustrations gathered through research.
Competent Communication Manual #8 – Get Comfortable with Visual Aids
Select visual aids that are appropriate for your message and the audience. Use visual aids correctly with ease and confidence.
Competent Communication Manual #9 – Persuade with Power
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
Competent Communication Manual #10 – Inspire Your Audience
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