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District 5 District Speech Contests 2015 - 2016


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Title: District 5 District Speech Contests 2015 - 2016

District 5 District Speech Contests 2015 - 2016
  • District Contest and Chief Judge Training
  • 9/12 26 2015

Todays Agenda
  • Welcome and provide handouts
  • Overview of day
  • Rulebook
  • Contest Planning - weeks and days before event
  • Contest Execution - day of event and follow up
  • Judging and functionaries
  • Chief Judging
  • QA and interactive time to work out issues,
    re-enforce rules

Preliminary Information
  • Planning and references
  • Fun
  • Fall 2015 District Speech Contests
  • (Optional Club Contests)
  • Requirements
  • Options
  • Recommended Checklists
  • What can go wrong?
  • Lets Have a contest Now!

References / Links
  • D5TM.org click Contests link
  • http//d5tm.org/education/speech-contests/
  • Follow Multiple Links
  • Guidebooks from Mark Kramer, DTM
  • Toastmasters.org click contest links
  • https//www.toastmasters.org/Leadership-Central/Sp
  • Download CURRENT Rulebook - READ IT Share It

  • Fun theme / Party / Create excitement
  • Recruit help for specific tasks early!
  • Challenge members to shine!
  • Invite toastmasters FUTURE TOASTMASTERS
  • Keep it fun
  • Many hands FUN
  • (Few hands Panic)
  • Scale contest to resources
  • (time, membership, location, help)

Fall 2015 District Contests
  • International and Humorous Speech Contests
  • DIFFERENCE is eligibility and judging criteria!
  • Same Judging Criteria for International and
  • Speech Value, Physical, Voice, Manner,
    Appropriateness 55 points
  • INTERNATIONAL - Contestant needs 6 CC speeches
  • Speech Development, Effectiveness, Correctness
    45 points
  • (Winner can go to Regional and International
  • HUMOROUS (Contest Ends at District Level)
  • Speech Development, Effectiveness, Correctness
    30 points
  • Audience Response 15 points
  • Attentiveness, Laughs, Interest, Reception

  • Plan and recruit early Read TI Rulebook
  • Follow Rulebook for club contests
  • Assign clear roles to all
  • Pick appropriate location and time
  • Can non-US citizens enter?
  • Any other restrictions on food, opportunity
    drawing, etc.?
  • Establish clear, specific agenda
  • Allow time before and after contest
  • check forms
  • briefings
  • record results
  • schedule different start time for set-up,
    briefings, contestants, contest start.

Strongly Recommended Options
  • Develop detailed check lists for each Assignment
    (TM, Chief Judge, Timer, etc.)
  • Develop detailed Checklist for equipment, food,
    forms, everything.
  • Recruit Chief Judge early
  • (go to Chief Judge Training Later Today)
  • Use contest to build club interest.
  • Invite other clubs, areas, divisions community
  • Invite Directors as dignitaries

Sample Assignment Checklist
Role Who? Email Phone
Registrar 1      
Registrar 2      
Sergeant at Arms 1      
Sergeant at Arms 2      
Timer 1
Timer 2      
Ballot Counter 1, 2 and 3      
Opportunity Drawing Chair, assistants 1 and 2
Opportunity Drawing Assistant 2      
Chief Judge      
Judge 1      
Judge 2      
Judge 3      
Judge 4      
Judge 5      
Judge 6 (Division Contest only)      
Judge 7 (Division Contest only)      
Tie Breaker Judge Secret to Chief Judge)
Backups 1, 2 and 3      
Toastmaster Cheat-Sheet
Speaking Order Contestant Name Phonetic help Title Profile Form Eligibility Form
Charlie Brown Char-lee Brr-ow-nn I Will Win Someday will bring will bring
Lucy Lou-see No You Won't yes yes
Schroeder sh-row-der Play On will bring will bring
International Speech
Speaking Order Contestant Name Title Profile Form Eligibility Form
Charlie Brown Char-lee Brr-ow-nn I Really Will Win Someday yes yes
Pig Pen It's a Dirty Job yes will bring
Snoopy Soar! will bring will bring
What can go wrong?
  • What did you forget to do?
  • What did others forget?
  • Is the room too hot or too small?
  • Does Chief Judge have enough judges from the
    right qualifications?
  • Who got sick?
  • Are dues paid for Contestants Club?
  • Are contestants eligible?
  • Enough food?
  • Does everyone know what to do?
  • Forgot forms forms not sent to Area
  • Certificates not ready? Can we print at facility?
  • Toastmaster steals the show event runs slow
    BAD ideas
  • Solutions Plan recruit early read Rulebook
    Follow Rulebook Make checklist with specific
    assignments follow Mark Kramers Guidelines
    provide specific briefings for all functions ask
    for help.

  • Create a fun, focused team to plan contest
  • Create a fun theme
  • Create a fun flyer
  • Create a fun, detailed agenda
  • Invite all eligible members to participate
  • Invite non-club toastmasters to help
  • Plan ahead to reduce stress

Lets Have a contest Now!
  • Play act the day of the contest
  • Let the errors fly now!
  • Let great ideas flow!
  • Volunteer right now!
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