Advanced Communication Manuals

Advance Manuals

The Advanced Communication manuals train Toastmasters for different speaking situations that Toastmasters can encounter outside the club environment.  There are 16 Advanced Communication manuals each of which includes five speech projects. The individual projects focus on a single, specific theme to help Toastmasters improve their communication skills in a particular area.


The Entertaining Speaker Adv-TheEntertainingSpeaker

Includes valuable information on how to give an entertaining or dramatic speech, where to find material, how to make an audience laugh, and what to do when you’re asked to speak.


Speaking to Inform Adv-SpeakingToInform

Contains information and ideas on the demonstration talk, the fact-finding report, the abstract concept and resources for informing.

 Public Relations Adv-PublicRelation

Covers building goodwill through a speech, persuading an audience, speaking to a hostile audience and speaking to the media.

Facilitating Discussion Adv-FacilitatingDiscussion

Provides instruction in the four different methods of leading a group discussion. An ideal manual for managers, trainers, teachers and administrators.

Specialty Speeches Adv-SpecialtySpeeches

Covers impromptu speeches, sales presentations, introductions, inspirational speeches and oral interpretations.

Speeches by Management Adv-SpeehesByManagement

How to handle a variety of speaking situations managers encounter in the work environment. Topics covered include giving briefings, technical speeches, motivational speeches and status reports.

The Professional Speaker Adv-TheProfessionalSpeaker

A guide to preparing and presenting the five kinds of speeches professionals give most often. Covers the keynote address, the entertaining speech, the sales training speech, the seminar and the motivational speech.

Technical Presentations Adv-TechnicalPresentations

A complete guide to preparing and presenting briefings, proposals, technical papers and team presentations.

Persuasive Speaking Adv-PersuasiveSpeaking

This manual helps you develop persuasive techniques and expand your presentation skills so that you can influence and persuade others to accept your ideas, products or services.

Communicating on Television Adv-CommunicatingOnTelevision

With this manual you’ll learn to present editorials, appear as a guest on an interview program, conduct a press conference and use television to train.

Storytelling Adv-Storytelling

Types of stories covered in this manual include the folk tale, the personal story, stories with morals, the touching story and the historical story.

Interpretive Reading Adv-InterpretiveReading

Provides instruction in developing your interpretive reading skills. Projects include presenting stories, poetry, monodrama, plays and oratorical speeches.

Interpersonal Communications Adv-InterpersonalCommunication

Topics covered include conversing with ease, negotiating, handling criticism, coaching someone to improve performance, and expressing satisfaction effectively.

Special Occasion Speeches Adv-SpecialOccasionSpeeches

Provides instruction in giving toasts, speaking in praise, “roasting” someone, and presenting or accepting awards.

Humorously Speaking  Adv-HumorouslySpeaking

This manual shows you how to use humorous stories and jokes throughout your speech to grab and keep listeners’ attention and illustrate your points. You also learn how to give an entirely humorous speech.

The Discussion Leader Adv-TheDiscussionLeader

Includes information of how to preside over a group during meeting, at school or civic functions and among a gathering of friends or family.

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