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We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Online Guide to Meeting Assignments

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Purpose   Tick  The object is to 'inspire' by leaving everyone with something to think about, to bring the audience to a realisation of a truth or to create within each person a deep-seated acceptance of your thoughts and the desire to live out the principle(s) you place before them.
When preparing Tick  Devise a mini-speech that develops an introduction to capture interest, a body that establishes and consolidates your message, and a conclusion that reaffirms this.
Tick  Source material can be from anywhere, perhaps your own experiences or maybe things you've read, the life of someone famous or of someone you know, a fable or piece of received wisdom.
  Tick As with all assignments, prepare and rehearse to ensure correct timing.
Before the meeting begins  Tick  Inform Chairman 1 of your title, and how you would like him/her to introduce you.
What to do during your assignment Tick This assignment enjoys maximum impact when done with minimal use of notes, which signals greater internal conviction in what you are saying. This implies significant preparation.
Tick  Deliver the mini speech with due regard to pausing for impact, and to give people a chance to dwell on the significance of what you have said.
  Tick  When you are finished, hand back to Chairman 1.
    That is the end of your assignment. You will be evaluated by the General Evaluator
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