Brighton & Hove Speakers Club

How Pathways works

  • A Path is structured into five levels, each representing a milestone on your Pathways journey
  • Each level contains up to three projects that you need to deliver in order to complete them
  • Projects increase in complexity as you progress through the levels and typically involves a mix of giving speeches, doing certain tasks or taking roles in club meetings
  • It takes 14 projects to complete a Path

New Members: Choose a Path

  1. Go online to Pathways
  2. Take the online assessment – or – Browse through the 11 choices
  3. Select one Path
  4. Start from Level One

The next two pages in this series will show you how to do this step-by-step.

Click or tap on the sections below for a breakdown of each level.

You can get a comprehensive preview of each Path, level and project by consulting the Paths and projects catalogue . Always refer to Pathways Basecamp for the learning materials on how to complete each project.

Level One: Mastering Fundamentals

Project 1: Ice Breaker

Introduce yourself and learn the basics of a public speech (4-6 mins).

Project 2: Evaluation & Feedback

  1. Deliver a speech on any topic and receive feedback (5-7 mins)
  2. Deliver another speech on the same or different topic while applying feedback from the first speech (5-7 mins)
  3. Deliver a speech evaluation for somebody else (2-3 mins)

Project 3: Researching & Presenting

Deliver a speech on a topic you are not already familiar with or that you wish to learn more about (5-7 mins).

Level Two: Learning Your Style

Project 1: Path-Specific Mandatory

Check the Path for project details. This may involve delivering a speech (5-7 mins) or taking a specific role at a club meeting.

Project 2: Path-Specific Mandatory

Check the Path for project details. This may involve delivering a speech (5-7 mins) or taking a specific role at a club meeting.

Project 3: Toastmasters Mentoring

Give a speech about a time when you were a protégé. Share the importance of having a mentor (5-7 mins).

Level Three: Increasing Knowledge

Project 1: Path-Specific Mandatory

Check the Path for project details. This may involve completing a particular task then presenting results in a speech (5-7 mins).

Projects 2 & 3: Path Electives

Choose two projects from the list of Level Three electives specific to your Path. These may be speeches or particular roles taken at a club meeting.

Level Four: Building Skills

Project 1: Path-Specific Mandatory

Check the Path for project details. This may involve completing one or more tasks and delivering a speech on that skill (5-7 mins).

Project 2: Path Elective

Choose one project from the list of Level Four electives specific to your Path. This may involve completing one or more tasks and delivering a speech on that skill (speech timings will vary).

Level Five: Demonstrating Expertise

Project 1: Path-Specific Mandatory

Check the Path for project details. This may involve completing one or more tasks and delivering a speech on that skill (speech timings vary).

Project 2: Path-Specific Mandatory

Check the Path for project details. This may involve completing one or more tasks and delivering a speech on that skill (speech timings vary).

Project 3: Path Elective

Choose one project from the list of Level Five electives specific to your Path. This may involve completing one or more tasks and delivering a speech on that skill (speech timings will vary).