The Toastmasters Speech Series written by Andrew Dlugan contains excellent guidance regarding the first seven speech projects of Competent Communicator manual. Members working on their CC speech projects can use these articles as an additional resource for their speech preparation that complements the CC Manual and interactions with their mentor. These articles have helped me a lot to incorporate the project objectives into my speeches seamlessly.
The recommended article Toastmasters Speech Series: Your Guide to the First 10 Speeches can be found at http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/toastmasters-speech-0-competent-communicator/. All rights belong to the original author.