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Club Contest 2023  
Welcome to VTTM Club Contest 2022

 

 

For the complete official rulebook governing Toastmaster Speech Contests, click HERE

 
SPEECH CONTEST

Valley Town Toastmasters 2022-2023 Club Speech Contest

Thursday December 8th, 2022

  • International Speech Contest
  • Table Topics Contest
 
For Contestants

For Contestants

Eligibility - All Contests

  • Must be a paid-up club member in good standing
  • Members of multiple clubs can compete in every club they are a paid member; but can compete in only 1 Area speech contest of any type
  • Cannot compete if a contest chair, chief judge, voting judge, tiebreaking judge, timer, counter or sergeants at arms in the contest at which they are serving in any of these roles

Eligibility - International Speaking Contest

In addition to above

  • Have earned Level 1 and Level 2 certificates for any one Path in Pathways

To Apply as a Contestant

Contact the Contest Chair Peter Schwarz
Email Peter Schwarz if you would like to compete in one (or both) of the contests.

Application Forms

Regardless of how you add your name to a contest, you need to complete a TM (1) Speaker's Certification fo Eligibility and Originality form and a (2) Speech Contestant Profile form. This can be done at any time up to the day of the contest (although early completions are appreciated). A Speech Title is only required if participating in the International Speech Contest.

Fillable forms can be downloaded directly from ToastMasters.org.

Download Speaker's Certification of Eligibility and Originality

Download Speech Contestant Profile

 

 

 
For Volunteers

For Volunteers

Roles

Contest Toastmaster

  • Plays the usual role of Toastmaster - introduces speakers prior to speaking.

Chief Judge

  • Co-ordinates other judges
  • Selects the tiebreaking judge in secret (Chief Judge is the only individual with knowledge of tiebreaking judge's identity)
  • Appoints Timer 1 and Timer 2
  • Records the contest winner
  • Responsible for destroying all ballots, time records and tally sheets after winners have been announce

Voting Judge

  • At least 5 Voting Judges are required per contest
  • Judge contestants by completing standard ballots
Ballots and Guide for Table Topics
Ballots and Guide for Speeches

Tiebreaking Judge

  • Identity is kept secret from all but Chief Judge
  • Ballot is counted only if a tie needs to be broken
Ballots and Guide for Table Topics
Ballots and Guide for Speeches

Timers

  • 2 required - Timer 1 and Timer 2
  • Timer 1 - Records the official speech time
  • Timer 2 - Operates the timing device to signal elapsed time (5, 6 and 7 minute marks)
  • Appointed by Chief Judge

Counters

  • Tabulate the ballots received from all judges

To Apply as Volunteer

Contact the Contest Chair Peter Schwarz

Email Peter Schwarz that you would like to volunteer for one (or both) of the contests.


 

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