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pathways – submitting level 1

January 4th, 2018 by Jeanne Boyarsky

See my main Presentation Mastery Pathways page for some context. You become eligible to start this project after completing the other level 1 projects:

Once you’ve completed all three, the final project of the level activates. “Level 1 Completion”. Clicking “launch” opens a PDF. There isn’t much to it. You click “launch” and that notifies your VPE that you completed the level. There’s nowhere in the system to submit your evaluation sheets to the VPE so I emailed them.

The status goes to “pending completion” until your VPE.

I don’t like this submission system. You can’t even look at the level 2 projects until your VPE approves level 1. But by definition, you just finished level 1 and are ready to start what is next. So the day you are most excited about moving forward you have no access to the project.

Note: I”m the first person from this club to complete level 1 so my VPE doesn’t yet know how to submit.

pathways – converting an evaluation to pdf

December 22nd, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

See my main Pathways page for some context. With Toastmasters Pathways, you can upload your evaluations to base camp. This is great because you don’t have to keep track of a lot of pieces of paper and makes it easier for your club’s officers to confirm you did everything.

If you have access to a scanner (such as at work), you can scan them into a PDF. If not, this is pretty easy to do with just your phone.

On any operating system

  1. Take a picture of each page of the evaluation
  2. Email them to yourself
  3. Go to online2pdf
  4. Drag each page of the evaluation into the website
  5. Click “Convert”

Note: there are many other similar services online

On a Mac

  1. Take a picture of each page of the evaluation
  2. Email them to yourself
  3. In the Finder, select both and right click to open in preview
  4. Select both again
  5. File > Export to PDF

 

Toastmasters Pathways – Research and Presenting

December 17th, 2017 by Jeanne Boyarsky

See my main Presentation Mastery Pathways page for some context. You become eligible to start this project after completing your icebreaker.

Again, you watch videos and answer questions interactively. The videos and questions cover both research and how to organize your speech. This means that the research and presenting speech is a mix of the old CC (Competent Communicator) speeches 2 and 7.

You get two worksheets to prepare. One is the speech outline to cover main points with support/evidence. The other is a guide to researching and citing your sources. The worksheets are another thing that differentiates Pathways from “the old way”. Both are useful if new to giving a speech. You don’t have to follow them if you want to organize your speech in a different way.

I gave my speech about SpeechCraft. Which is something I researched a few months ago. So research did happen. And it was great because my evaluation was done by someone who had never evaluated anyone before. He had a good observation that I hadn’t heard before. Different perspectives are great!

I was also Toastmaster at this meeting so I marked it off in my profile. See the logging your roles section for more on that.