Strategic Relationships

Strategic Relationships iconThis path helps you build your skills as a leader in communication. The projects on this path focus on understanding diversity, building personal and/or professional connections with a variety of people and developing a public relations strategy. Communicating well interpersonally and as a public speaker is emphasized in each project.

The path culminates in a project to apply your skills as a leader in a volunteer organization.


1. Mastering FundamentalsPathways Level 1

  • Ice Breaker
  • Evaluation and Feedback
  • Research and Presenting

2. Learning Your StylePathways Level 2

  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring

3. Reaching Consensus

  • Make Connections Through Networking
Elective Projects (choose 2)Pathways Level 3

  • Deliver Social Speeches
  • Using Presentation Software
  • Connect with Storytelling
  • Creating Effective Visual Aids
  • Using Descriptive Language
  • Connect with Your Audience
  • Make Connections Through Networking
  • Focus on the Positive
  • Inspire Your Audience
  • Prepare for an Interview
  • Understanding Vocal Variety
  • Effective Body Language
  • Active Listening

4. Building Skills

  • Public Relations Strategies
Elective Projects (choose 1)Pathways Level 4

  • Create a Podcast
  • Building a Social Media Presence
  • Managing a Difficult Audience
  • Write a Compelling Blog
  • Manage Online Meetings
  • Question-and-Answer Session
  • Manage Projects Successfully

5. Demonstrating Expertise

  • Prepare to Speak Professionally
  • Reflect on Your Path
Elective Projects (choose 1)Strategic Relationships icon

  • Lessons Learned
  • Moderate a Panel Discussion
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Prepare to Speak Professionally
  • High Performance Leadership