The Speechcraft Club is a fully chartered Toastmasters Club which is dedicated to running continual Speechcraft courses. The club is ideal for people wanting a fast-start introduction to and training in communication, leadership and public speaking skills.
Speechcraft is a public speaking development and confidence course presented within a Toastmasters club environment. The club is an affiliate of Toastmasters International, the world's largest organisation devoted to success through communication and leadership development.
In addition to the Speechcraft course, based on that developed by Toastmasters International, the Speechcraft Club structures its courses to offer graduates of the Speechcraft course further "Post Graduate" opportunities in public speaking, leadership and confidence development.
Details of the Speechcraft course and Post Graduate speech & leadership opportunities are outlined below.
Speechcraft helps you to speek more effectively at work and at home. On the job, you will be able to communicate more productively with your employer, associates, subordinates and customers. And your conversation at home with the family will be more fun and rewarding. You will be more successful in your community activities, too.
Speechcraft can also help you improve your performance in:
- Meeting in larger groups
- Motivating people
- Interviewing for jobs
- Selling ideas or products
- Conducting business meetings
During the 8-week course, you will cover the following topics:
- Impromptu Speaking
- Taking the Terror out of Talk
- Introducing a Speaker
- Preparation & Practice
- Speech Structure & Organisation
- Beginning & Concluding Your Speech
- Evaluation Skills
- Body Language
- Vocal Variety
- Knowing Your Audience
Upon completion of the course, we encourage you to take advantage of a six-month Toastmasters membership we offer in week 8, by either transferring to whichever Toastmasters club in or around Auckland suits you best in terms of geography, day of the week, or time of day, or returning to the Speechcraft Club, taking advantage of the Post Graduate speech and leadership opportunities within the club.
For further information contact the President, Membership & Course Bookings, or check out our Facebook page.
2020 Course Dates
The course runs for 8 consecutive weeks on Thursday nights 6:40pm to 9:30pm. Located at the University of Auckland School of Education.
Course 1: 13 February - 2 April 2020
Course 2: 7 May - 25 June 2020
Course 3: 30 July - 17 September 2020
- Course 4: 15 October - 3 December 2020 (Now started; keep an eye out for our 2021 course dates)
Please email to register your interest in future courses.
For more information on Speechcraft courses, click here. This link lists Speechcraft courses being offered by Toastmasters clubs throughout Auckland and New Zealand.
Where to find us
We meet on Thursdays from 6:40pm to 9:30pm at the Kohia Teachers Centre, Education Faculty, University of Auckland, Gate 2, 76 Epsom Ave, Epsom. Free parking is available alongside the venue. Please see parking instructions below.
Post Graduate speech & leadership opportunities
[Watch this space]
Opportunity for Experienced TMs & non-TM Trainers
As well as focusing on providing a fast-start introduction to Toastmasters and developing public speaking and leadership skills, the Club is ideal for experienced Toastmasters or non-Toastmasters, who either have passion for educating, or are looking for opportunities to expand their training skills.
As an experienced Toastmasters within the Speechcraft Club, there are several benefits which may be transferrable to your Pathway:
As a new Toastmasters, looking to develop your training skills, we will put you on the next Speechcraft course we are running so you know what it's all about. And then you'll be contributing and developing your training skills from the next course after that.
Last updated: 15 October 2020
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