Presentation on theme: "D25 Quality Contest Training: Explore the Possibilities WELCOME TO QUALITY CONTEST TRAINING! Its another contest another Show From Wichita Falls to old."— Presentation transcript:
D25 Quality Contest Training: Explore the Possibilities WELCOME TO QUALITY CONTEST TRAINING! Its another contest another Show From Wichita Falls to old Waco A chance for Toastmasters to say HELLO Another Contest another Show
Quality Contest Chair role & responsibilities Purpose of Contests Types of Contests What is a quality contest? How to put on a contest by Training Planning Doing D25 Quality Contest Training Agenda
D25 Quality Contest Training: My job as Quality Contest Chair is to assist the Lt. Governor of Ed & Training in administering the Contest portion of the education program across the district. – Training – Resource tools and references – Schedule – Contest flyers – Attend contests – District Contest
The purposes of Toastmasters Contests As per TI Leadership manual, the purposes of speech contests are to: 1.Give speakers contest experience. 2.Develop an interesting education program. 3.Encourage Toastmasters to learn by observing. 4.For members to get involved at another level. 5._______________________ Is something missing here?
The purposes of Toastmasters Contests Most of all: Contests are a Toastmasters Tradition
– Fall Contest are: Evaluations Humorous – Spring Contest are: Table topics International The Contest experience enhances the educational program
Explore, what do you think makes for a quality contest?
Quality contests are: C onsistent – We all get same training and administer the rules the same way F air – we all follow the same rules. (Read the rule book) F un – Just like any TM meeting, have a theme, agenda, put on a good show! HOW? Training, Planning, and Doing
Explore Training & Resources Use Online resources: Toastmasters International http://www.toastmasters.org/Members/MemberExperience/Contests.aspx Speech Contest Rulebook (Item 1171) The ultimate resource for contest issues Questions can be directed to World Headquarters Email email@example.com Phone 949-858-8255 firstname.lastname@example.org TI Contest Training Nuts and bolts, session 1: http://www.toastmasters.org/ses1contest.aspx
Explore Training & Resources Use Online resources: District 25 Contest tools D25 Contest Website http://www.d25toastmasters.org/resources/contest.htm Resource card guide to website tools Schedule http://www.d25toastmasters.org/education/speech_contests.htm New schedule this year 4 week sweep to hit all Area Contests to: Increase effective use of resources Less time for leaders and members Goal is to draw more participation
Explore the possibilities with Planning First craft a plan Theme …make it FUN ! Coordinate with areas using same location/day Secure a location (if not set) Design your Flyer Use district standards Send Fliers to Quality Contest chair. email@example.com
Explore the possibilities with Planning Get organized, use a notebook Use Contest Checklist
Explore and Learn by Doing Using leadership skills. John Maxwell, you cant be a leaders alone. It is impossible… Elicit the participation of all clubs in area…DELEGATE – Visit the Clubs and Area council meetings – Solicit participation – Assign roles and responsibilities
Learn by doing: Execute plan 1.Find your Contest Toastmaster, encourage creativity 2.Fall contest, select a target speaker Test Speakers
Explore and Learn by Doing Create your show – Theme (decorations) – Agenda – Food – Helpers – Coordinate with chief judge Show appreciation – Certificates Plan your work/ work your plan
Explore and Learn by Doing Contest TIME! – Be prepared with back up equipment – Contest briefing – contest chair (helpers) – Judges briefing – Chief Judge – Trouble shooting – The Contest (enjoy) – The Evaluation – Clean up
Explore the possibilities of what can you can do by putting on a good show! What you do, will build the excitement for your Clubs, Areas and Divisions………… Its another contest another Show From Wichita Falls to old Waco A chance for Toastmasters to say HELLO Another Contest another Show
All Contests lead to the finals at District contest at the Fall Conference... The Greatest Show on Earth!