Hello Best of Dallas Toastmasters!
Our Spring Club Speech Contest is in 4 weeks (February 21, 2017)! Please consider participating in the contest. It will be a great learning experience and a lot of fun for everyone involved! J
There are several ways you can participate.
1. Be a contestant in the International Speech contest
2. Be a contestant in the Tall Tales Speech contest
3. Volunteer to serve as Contest Master (Toastmaster for the contest)
4. Volunteer to serve as a contest helper
To enter the International Speech contest you must have completed at least 6 speeches in the Competent Communicator manual. The International speech must be substantially original and 5-7 minutes in length. It also counts as a CC speech and can be evaluated. You will be judged using the attached ballot.
To enter the Tall Tales Speech contest there are no requirements other than to be a Toastmaster in good standing. This speech must also be substantially original and 3-5 minutes in length. You will be judged using the attached ballot.
I have also attached the Speech Contest Rulebook. You should review it if you plan on participating.
To serve as a contest helper you could be a Sergeant at Arms, Timer, or a Ballot Counter. We need 2 of each and maybe a third Sergeant at Arms.
The Contest Master is the Toastmaster for the contest and should be a member who has participated in and/or been to a contest before.
Please let me know ASAP how you would like to participate!