Pathways Level 4 and 5 Projects

For many members, the last two levels are the hardest part. After all, in most cases, you can’t just go to a meeting and do a speech.
This page lets you help your fellow members by showing what you’ve done as a project, why you chose a particular one, and what challenges you overcame. If you’d like to find out more about a topic, please email our Webmaster to get in touch with the member concerned.

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Path in progress: Dynamic Leadership
Level 4
Name of Project : Question and Answer Session

Brief description of project:

Q&A session on making the most of Pathways. This was given at a club that had had a recent influx of new members, as well as some experienced members who rarely do speeches and therefore were not very familiar with the Pathways system.

Challenges in working the project

Not knowing whether enough people would interact and ask questions. Planning how to keep the session to time, without knowing in advance which questions would be asked.

How those challenges were resolved 

Planned the session in 3 sections, each with a short introduction/demonstration before opening up to questions on that topic. Prepared an outline with timings and key messages for each section, to allow the Q&A session to flow flexibly while still keeping within the overall time allocated. Had a starter question prepared for each section in case nobody asked.
Item added by : Amy Overington
Path in progress: Visionary Communication
Level 4
Name of Project : Create A Podcast

Brief description of project:

Create a podcast documenting my efforts to relearn the game of chess. The series can be found at https://toastmastersadventures.wordpress.com/, or on various media by Googling “Fried Liver Chronicles”.

Challenges in working the project

Figuring out what I could possibly talk about for 60 minutes - something that would keep me, and my potential audience, interested - and then produce an actual podcast on a shoestring budget.

How those challenges were resolved 

Catch my workshop "How to eat an elephant" given at the May 2022 Online Conference to find out more! 🙂 Visit https://d112tm.org.nz/2022/05/missed-a-workshop-from-or-2022-conference-not-if-you-click-here/ for a list of workshops.
Item added by : Jan Stroup