TABLE TOPICS AND HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST on 5th September

Hello fellow Toastmasters!

Are you ready to extend your skills even further and still have lots of fun? If your answer is YES and I hope it is, here is your chance!

On 5th September we will be holding our TABLE TOPICS AND HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST at our normal venue and it is going to be an entertaining evening!

There is no barrier to entry, as long as you are a member you can either participate or help out running the contest on the night.

You can participate in different ways:

1- By taking part of the context – You are free to enter both contests, in fact, we encourage it

TABLE TOPICS CONTEST

  1. As with a normal session of table topics, you will be given a random topic.
  2. Prior to the start of the contest, participants will be briefed on the rules and draw for the running order.
  3. All participants will be given the same topic.
  4. All participants will be asked to leave the room at the start of the contest and the topic will be given upon re-entry (so you don’t hear other speakers before your turn).
  5. The minimum time is 1min and 30secs and maximum permitted is 2min 30secs (there will be a timekeeper there, as usual, to signal – Green (1min), Amber (1.30min) and Red (2mins).

HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST

  1. Essentially a funny speech with your own content.
  2. Minimum time 4mins and 30secs and maximum permitted is 7mins 30secs (there will be a timekeeper there, as usual, to signal – Green (5mins), Amber (6mins) and Red (7mins).
  3. Prior to the start of the contest, participants will be briefed on the rules and draw for the running order.

The contest itself also showcases our club to the wider toastmasters community. There will be 5 external judges from other clubs (other toastmasters like our good selves), so the winner will be determined by very fair scoring criteria.

2- Helping to run the Contest

Please put yourself forward if you do not wish to enter the contest and want to help out on the night. There are a number of roles to fill. As follows:

  1. Contest Chair for one or both of the contests
  2. Chief judge
  3. A Tiebreaking judge
  4. Two counters
  5. Two Timers
  6. Sergeant at arms

Please note that you cannot participate in both contests if you have any functionary role in the evening. You can sign up for the roles or contest participation on Easyspeak or respond to this email and let us know your preference.

We are counting on you to make this evening a remarkable one!

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